My Journey into teaching

Ony Antonucci - Certified Yoga Instructor

Fifteen years ago I found myself suffering from chronic hip pain, probably due to years of dancing in high heels while performing on stage in Las Vegas, Nevada.


After X-rays showed no significant damage I looked for ways to relieve my pain. Physical Therapy seemed the next obvious treatment. During PT, my Therapist recommended I try taking Yoga classes and also recommended a teacher. I began studying at Lara Mazour's Yogablends in Las Vegas.


I began studying at Lara Mazour's Yogablends in Las Vegas. It didn’t take me long to discover that daily Yoga practice not only helped my pain but it gave me a sense of well-being I’d never experienced before. Lara, a fantastic teacher, was the one who originally inspired me to consider teaching Yoga.

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About Yoga

Yoga is an ancient physical and spiritual discipline and branch of philosophy that originated in India reportedly more than 5,000 years ago. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word yuj, which means to yoke, join, or unite.

There is no written record of who invented yoga because it was practiced by yogis (yoga practitioners) long before humans knew how to write. Yogis over the millennia passed down the discipline to their students, and many different schools of yoga developed as it spread.

The earliest written record of yoga, and one of the oldest texts in existence, is generally believed to be written by Patanjali, an Indian yogic sage who lived somewhere between 2,000 and 2,500 years ago.

Patanjali is credited with writing the Yoga Sutras (sutra means "thread" in Sanskrit), which are the principles, philosophy, and practices of yoga that are still followed today.

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Certified 200 hour Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher - 2008

Certified LVCYT - Chair Yoga Teacher - 2010

Sara Meeks - Advanced Movement Concepts for Skeletal Health - 2012 Osteoporosis Treatment Strategy Level I &II - 2012-2013

Lee Albert - The Albert protocol for Muscle Pain Relief. Integrated Positional Therapy Level I & II - 2011

Silver Sneakers Fitness program Yoga Stretch Part I, II & III - 2009

Certifiedn Kripalu 500 Hour teacher training program 2014