Alice Toyonaga

Alice Toyonaga

Having spent most of her life morbidly obese, yoga came into Alice’s life in 2008 as a way to work out. Over time, the sweat, the tears, and the awareness and feeling her own body for the first time in a long time changed what yoga represented to her. While her first class felt like the hottest, longest hour of her life (she was giving the teacher dagger eyes and muttered four-letter words during pigeon), stepping onto the mat transformed her life. It brought her a sense of balance, grounding, strength, and compassion.

Since then, Alice has completed over 1,000 hours of yoga teacher trainings, certified in Modo, Modo Flow, Yin and other continuing education trainings. Teaching since 2011, Alice believes that the power of the Modo practice is in its accessibility and its consistency.  Watching people connect their breath, stand taller, dive into themselves, and bond within a welcoming community are part of what she loves witnessing in students.

As an avid endurance runner and triathlete, Alice’s classes focus on the mechanics of breath, alignment and integrity in postures, stability and mobility in one’s body, and working with, through and in the challenge of mental endurance, compassion and release. Alice also works with individuals looking to reach their running and training goals goals by teaching yoga classes and workshops to recreational and competitive athletes.