I, Jennilee Toner, LOVE practicing and teaching yoga.
Since 1996 I have practiced so many types of yoga. Those first few years I found myself in attics, basements, living rooms, garages, parks, etc. In 2000 I began to practice Bikram Yoga six days a week, both in Key West and in Massachusetts. In 2002 I added Baron Baptiste Power Yoga to the mix. In 2003 I decided I wanted to teach this wonderful form of body, mind and soul connecting and conditioning I had so fell in love with!
Inspired by various AFAA fitness trainings and workshops with amazing yogis/yoginis such as Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Bryan Kest, Dharma Mittra, Cameron and Liz Shayne of Budokon, Duncan Wong, and Simon Park and my studies in mythology and transpersonal psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and Institute of Transpersonal Psychology I find that I am teaching my own distinct and dynamic style of Vinyasa Yoga. My two week ashram stay and training in November 2008 with Sri Yogi Hari of Sampoorna Yoga deepened my interest and knowledge in the spiritual and scientific study of Hatha, Jnana, Bhakti, Nada, Karma and Raja Yoga.
Last year I began to teach at Frog Lotus Yoga in North Adams, MA. Unbeknownst to me once again my life was dramatically changing! Joining Vidya Jacqueline Heisel and Jennifer Yarro in training some of the best new yoga teachers this world will see is such a peak experience in my yoga teaching career. These two strong, beautiful and wise yoginis are AMAZING! I have learned so much from them both. I am deeply grateful to be a part of their dream!
I love practicing and teaching yoga. The journey within is an ever so important one. The science and practice of yoga helps us to know ourselves, each other and the planet. Yoga quiets the dis-ease of the mind and the body - leaving us happy, peaceful and free. Namaste.