Satonya first began practicing yoga during university as a way to stay fit after reoccurring stress injuries from competitive running. What began as fitness and athletic based yoga inevitably sparked a more spiritual pursuit. Each time she stepped on her yoga mat she began to cultivate compassion for herself instead of criticism. The lessons she learned on the mat translated strongly to her life off the mat. As a long term Vegan she realized the core principles of yoga connected deeply with her lifestyle choices of kindness and compassion towards all beings. After taking classes with At Om she quickly fell in love with shakti flow and decided to pursue her 200hour to better understand this mysterious practice of yoga.
After completing the course she left for Costa Rica to teach English as a second language and offered English taught yoga classes to her students. She continued her travels and found herself on the small island of Utila off the coast of Honduras gaining certification in the mental sport of Freediving which she found to have many parallels to yoga, meditation, and pranayama. Satonya spent time freediving and teaching yoga on the island before finally returning home and continuing her practice with At Om.
Satonya currently teaches for her community at the YMCA, and she is also completing her 300hour yoga study with the ShivaShakti School of Yoga and Healing in Rockland, ME. She is looking forward to blending her yoga studies with freediving in the future to offer yoga centered freediving instruction..