"I believe yoga should be accessible. It's important to me that my students can absorb and relate to the instruction I am relaying to them. I work to create a partnership with my students - to understand where they are coming from and where they would like to be... whether it's on the mat or in their life."

 

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I began my yoga practice in 2005 and have been on my mat for over fifteen years. And believe me, I know all too well the ups and downs of someone committed to a regular, life-long yoga practice.

My training to be your teacher is extensive and will never end. I am a life-long learner and am always looking for ways to expand my knowledge to assist others on the path.

Teaching yoga for over eight years now, I am a Level Two OHYA Instructor approved for continuing education, having completed 500-hour Original Hot Yoga Teacher Training, 120-hour Next Level Intermediate Ghosh Yoga Training, and Hot 26 Plus Training. Also, in the fall of 2019 I became a Certified RAD Yoga Mobility Specialist, specializing in self myofascial release techniques and have been an official USA Yoga Coach for competitive yoga athletes since 2017. It is a priority for me  to attend and complete multiple instructor development events and will be attending Carmen Aguilar's 200-hr RYT in Chicago in August 2020.

Some further background to cover, includes  graduating in the year 2000 with a degree in Education which gives me a broad range of teaching experience through the years, working with students in multiple disciplines, in both one-to-one and group settings. With a true understanding of individual learning styles, I can quickly assess how you learn to connect with you in the way you learn best.

The students I love to work with are interested in learning good technique to take their practice further, have a drive to learn more about yoga and themselves, and are willing to push at their boundaries and work hard to hit their goals.

It is an honor to work with the students that seek me out and I look forward to connecting with you at a group class, workshop, or one of my online offerings.

Here's what my student's are saying:

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"I have been a student of Tori's for years. Tori is the most knowledgeable, thorough, tough, yet compassionate, yoga teacher in the area. I have taken her private lessons, clinics, and gone to countless classes she has taught. In short, if you want to improve your practice, Tori can help you." - John J.
I love the way Tori is always learning and so generous and excited with sharing her knowledge with every one. Her workshops are always well thought out, informative, fun and interactive. I’ve attended a number of workshops over the years. Each proved to be a good investment with the growth and development of my practice. - Claudia M. 
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Through Tori's workshops I have gained strength and confidence in my practice. I have learned that I can – and should – work harder on my practice, and that I shouldn’t use my age as an excuse. - Jan J.