Our mission is to provide a genuine and sustainable yoga practice that supports and evolves the physical and emotional health of our students. Mayu is known for its dedicated and knowledgeable teachers and for providing quality Vinyasa yoga classes that emphasize the importance of breath and alignment. We look forward to welcoming you into both our Mission and Noe Valley locations!
Originally drawn to the quiet practices of meditation, Tonya found yoga asana at a small studio in Brooklyn. In awe of how she could find meditation through movement, she dove headfirst into yoga and has never looked back. A passionate believer in self-study, svadhyaya, Tonya encourages and empowers her students to practice yoga in a way that is true to them in the moment. Her classes balance an emphasis on alignment with a moving flow that is guided by deep, conscious breathing. Her goal is to help students find a sense of ease in their bodies and spaciousness in their minds.
Tonya has been sharing yoga since 2009. She received her 200-hr certification in New York City at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center and has numerous hours of continued training under her belt. When she’s not teaching yoga, she can be found in a dance class or exploring the majestic landscape of the Bay Area. movementunderground.com
"While San Francisco is full of yoga studios, it is difficult to find a studio that is a good fit. I've seen many yoga studios, including one with a version of Richard Simmons with a headset in 120F heat. Over the last 10 years, I have witnessed Yoga change from foreign and estranged (my first introduction to yoga was a class in "Stretching 101") to something emerging from off the fringe. Once in a while I hear folks saying, "Oh I should get back into yoga again." Yoga is becoming the thing more and more body’s need. Over the last two years, Yoga Mayu has become my home studio. It leans slightly towards the traditional side of yoga (mix of Raja, Flow, Ashtanga, Hatha) and I like this because you are less likely to injure yourself that way, and you leave feeling physically challenged and refreshed. The ambiance is calm, welcoming and generally allowing you to learn / teach yourself, without worrying about others around you. People are friendly. It's a great place to learn and recollect yourself before heading out into the big, bad world again"
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