“I will now review for you how we become whole.”
Sonja started her yoga teaching journey at the Samahita Yoga Institute in 1999, Ko Samui Thailand. She is certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and IAYT. She translates her yoga, and exercise training to empower people in such capacities as ashtanga yoga, cardiac care, meditation, trauma recovery, and professional athletic performance.
Originally she learned Ashtanga yoga under the guidance of Eddie Stern, and Saraswati Jois in India. Sonja revels in the immersion of different healing traditions. A grad of Prema Therapeutics Yoga Institute in the study of Medical Yoga and Ayurveda in New York City, she is proud to be certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists and currently specializes in Cardiac Care.
Her 20 year history with yoga began as a way to feel whole and balanced from the stress of being an athletic performer. While working as a physical theatre aerialist, Ashtanga yoga was a healing force that not only soothed sore muscles but calmed the mind and lit the creative light. She now has dedicated her life to the therapy of yoga. She teaches at Pure Yoga, and Prema Yoga Therapy Institute in NYC. As an artist internationally, Sonja had worked with the Madgdelana Project, Womens Interart, Lincoln Center Theatre, and other Broadway productions. All of this she is grateful for, the life adventures and stories where art and yoga continued to move her. She is eternally thankful to all her teachers and believes we can all live in peace, physically and energetically, if we move forward with patience and a life affirming attitude. Inspired by an idea from her son Sam, Sonja helped him create the EnterGraceYoga, a non-for-profit that brings yoga to under served schools in Harlem and the Bronx.