Toni was born and raised on Staten Island in New York. She worked as a Special Education Teacher in NYC for ten years. Toni turned to yoga in 2014, and pursued a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) two years later after notable benefits of the practice, and wanting to begin a teaching journey. She later dove deeper into a 300 Hour YTT, and is currently studying Yoga Therapy, seeking a more intensive understanding of yoga’s therapeutic aspects for body & mind imbalances. Toni is passionate about holistic wellness, advocating for the connection between physical and mental well-being and strength. She is inspired by the sense of community that is cultivated in grouped settings of Yoga and other fitness & wellness classes. Toni relocated to Clearwater, Florida in summer 2021, and shortly after found & fell in love with Pure Barre. She is excited, passionate, and hooked on the body & mind benefits of both taking and teaching Pure Barre classes in the Clearwater community.