Yonnus is the owner of Studio Surya Yoga in Venice, CA. She created Surya with the intention of building community and a place for people to discover a more connected, compassionate, and deeper sense of self through yoga.
Yonnus specializes in anatomy and her classes incorporate a blend of strong principles of alignment, flowing movements, surrender, chanting and joy. All of her classes emanate warmth and passion, and encourage people to let go and celebrate life. She believes that we become our truest selves by being present, opening our heart, and deepening our connection to life. Her passion lies in guiding others on a journey of self-discovery; unfolding the self so that we may come into our divine beings and radiate from within.
She currently teaches private clients, group classes at Surya, 200 hour teacher trainings, and retreats worldwide.
What to expect in Yonnus’ classes:
Yonnus’ classes incorporate a playfulness, joy and celebration of the spirit.
Mixed Level Vinyasa
Intention of movement, strength-building and breathe awareness lends the class to a sometimes slower more mindful paced vinyasa. We begin with a series of poses to warm the muscles of the body, then begin to build heat through creative and sometimes challenging transitions. Towards the end of class we slow down again, sealing our practice with deep stretches to ease us back into the gentle stillness of our body. Classes are always fun, energizing and heart-centered.
Favorite Pose: Supta Baddha Konasana
Favorite Book: 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Currently on your Ipod: Jose Gonzalez, Little Dragon, Stan Getz, Al Green, Alt-J, Pretty Lights
Favorite Vestige of the 80’s: Duran Duran
Favorite Quote: “I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” – Hafiz