gentle power

by Julia Gotz August. 29, 2007 12952 views

I love Toni's class, which I take on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

She has a great ability to support each student at their own level, and she's a wonderful teacher.

The camera was an intrusion in the peaceful focus of the class, and I tried to keep a distance. If she's willing, I may take more photos of Toni doing yoga on her own after a class.

Toni Swikis teaches at Eclipse College Street and other locations. See her website [butterflyoga.com] for information.

Toni thoughtfully watching her students during the Tuesday morning yoga class.

Always positive, letting you know what you are doing well, and offering ways to 'play with' the position - encouraging us to find our own way in to the experience.

You can see how she's truly interested in each student's practice, no matter what level we're at.

She's full enthusiasm for yoga, so her gentleness has the sparkle of high spirits.

demonstrating subtle adjustments in a posture.

Her necklace says love, and she's true to her message.

finding her way into a balancing posture. yes, she's so lovely. and she's more then that, too.

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Leo 9 years, 7 months ago

elegant grl

9 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sean 9 years, 9 months ago

A beautiful and photogenic woman.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Eddied125 9 years, 9 months ago

Did you find it difficult doing the exercises with the camera in hand? :) Couldn't resist. Very intense pictures and she looks like she knows what she's doing. Good photos....... :)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Bhim 9 years, 9 months ago

..............than u also positive. thanks
nice theme.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 9 years, 9 months ago

Very nice pictures and what a beautiful teacher

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
K C Ng 9 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful capture!!!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jendayee 9 years, 9 months ago

she radiates peacefulness ! great post !

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Michel Beroard 9 years, 9 months ago

When she teaches, she looks so quiet !

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Tortoise 9 years, 9 months ago

Srsly.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
David Cardona 9 years, 9 months ago

Six on my favorites! Thanks for sharing!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
David Cardona 9 years, 9 months ago

prEtty wOmAn to say at least. wOndErfUl portrait! Congrats!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
K 9 years, 9 months ago

Thanks for sharing!!
She's really pretty!!
n#5 goes to my favs!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Reeta_Beeta 9 years, 9 months ago

#6 is my fave.... shows her strength & vulernability.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Emmeline Tan 9 years, 9 months ago

she is very pretty!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Cabecilha 9 years, 9 months ago

as a yogi myself, I just LOVE THIS SET!!!
# 6 gone to the FAV list.

(check my blog entry of May 11th "this is for Jacquie... relax... breath...")

t2d4th :(
Olivia Newton-John and yoga!!!!!????? Pleeeease! :(
you got it all wrong...

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lisa 9 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful set. THIS is a beautiful, powerful portrait of woman.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Toby Hinshaw 9 years, 9 months ago

Role some Olivia Newton John and let me start some yoga. :-)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Gary 9 years, 9 months ago

Don't know why I love the b&w pictures.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Abbeyh13 9 years, 9 months ago

awesome title!!
I love the black and white shots!!
she is sooo beautiful, can I please have her body!!
looks like a great class!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Carley 9 years, 9 months ago

These are very beautiful.... That class must be a joy to take!
I would love to see some shots of Toni doing yoga!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Kayya Macuch 9 years, 9 months ago

I wish I had such a teacher

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Edward Phillips 9 years, 9 months ago

These are fab - especially the first - great shots

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Soyam 9 years, 9 months ago

superb!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Toby Hinshaw 9 years, 9 months ago

These are wonderful. #4 is my favorite ...but all of these are terrific.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sepes 9 years, 9 months ago

guapa modelo, muy bien

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
! 9 years, 9 months ago

very strong women

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
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