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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, Crossfitter, 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 patience. Alice moved to LA in 2015 to chase her dream of opening up a studio and expanding on the amazing Modo Yoga LA community. It is her deepest intention that Modo Yoga LA – East be a second home for people to come and feel safe to both fly and fall.