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February 2, 2014 @ 12:00 am
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Tonya Phillips ~ Owner/Instructor
Tonya Phillips, the owner of PM Yoga, is E-RYT 500 certified with over 12 years of teaching experience in studio, private and corporate sectors.
Her passion is improving people’s health by making yoga accessible to everyone, whether it be on a mat or in a chair. She teaches beginner as well as advanced classes and believes yoga doesn’t have to be complicated to be beneficial.
Tonya is a Christian, prefers to be outdoors in the sunshine and loves all types of movement. She has been married for 30 years, is mom to three adult sons and loves laughing and making memories with her growing family and friends.
Pam Davis ~ Instructor
I’m originally from Louisville with several moves including Baton Rouge, LA, Lexington, KY and several little northern Kentucky towns.  I eventually returned to Louisville in 1989 and I’m still here! My yoga journey began roughly 10 years ago with a mat, DVD and my living room floor.  I stumbled through that (literally) for a couple years and then joined a very small gym mainly to lift weights, which is a huge passion of mine.  There I met a very bubbly energetic woman who kept trying to convince me to join the yoga class.  I balked several times but she’s very convincing and I eventually attended her class, absolutely loved it and have not turned back.  She also told me about the yoga studio where she taught and how amazing it is.  That studio was PM Yoga and that woman was Jennifer Allen (Hopper now) who is an instructor at PM Yoga and my dear friend.   I remember feeling a little anxious on my first visit but as soon as I walked through the door I knew I was home.  My Dad had recently died after suffering from Alzheimer’s and the practice of yoga and those who practiced with me lifted me up,  calmed me down and helped me heal.   PM Yoga’s sense of community, peace, acceptance, and love are something rare and indescribable.  It is a sacred place.  I was hooked and knew this was now my studio, my space., my home.  The studio then moved to its current location and the feeling of home is as strong as ever which proves it’s not the location or the building that gives the sense of home.  It’s the hearts, souls and passion of the owner, manager, all instructors and students which is the pure definition of love acceptance and community.  The practice of yoga and these amazing souls then walked with me through the death of my mother a few years later who also suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.  That’s what this tribe does. That’s what this yoga community does.  After more healing from the death of both parents and after some serious thought, I decided to take the leap and attend teacher training.  I received my RYT-200 in June 2018 from the Om Place and my Trauma Informed Yoga Certification from the Essence of Yoga Center shortly thereafter.  Becoming a teacher is one of the best decisions of my life as a student of yoga and as a human.  I’m a better person because of it.   My goal in leading yoga is to help foster an environment that is safe, accepting, fun and home for all.  If I can help provide a respite from the world on the other side of the studio door, then I’ve achieved that goal.  I can’t wait to see your sweet soul in class and to welcome you home. 
Tara Durnil ~ Instructor
I have been a student of PM Yoga since 2013, when I began taking classes after the birth of my son. I fell in love with yoga and it became an integral part of my life which led me to receive my 200 RYT certification in June of 2019, under the study of Erin Smith, at The OM Place in Winchester Kentucky. I also continued and completed my 300 RYT in April of 2020, under the tutelage of Laura Burkhart, through Laura Burkhart Yoga. I have since then been a 500 RYT through Yoga Alliance. I believe yoga is for Everybody and Every Body and that yoga will meet you wherever you are on your own life journey. I love to offer a challenging class, while paying attention to form, alignment and offering modifications, but rounding it out with some self-care through breathing and longer held stretches.
By degree, I hold a Master of Music in Vocal Performance in 2009, from the University of Louisville, where I studied under Edith Tidwell. I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree, focus in Vocal Music, from Bellarmine University in 2007, where I studied under Barry Lawrence and Dr. Alexander T. Simpson. I’ve been a returning member of the Kentucky Opera Chorus since 2006, singing in many shows such as Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor, Dialogue of the Carmelites, La Traviata, La Boheme, Tosca, Merry Widow, The Mikado and Dead Man Walking. I actively sing around the Louisville area, and can often be found at my home church, Christ Church Cathedral, singing most Sundays.
I have been with my husband, Michael, for over 15 years, I am Mom to a viola playing college aged daughter and video game loving little boy. I love to get into a yoga class whenever possible, enjoy knitting, cooking, reading, gardening, spending time with close friends, and sitting in our hammock by the creek whenever I can.

contact info


PM Yoga, LLC
11408 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40243
502.489.2686 or 502.593.1655
Tonya or Julie
E-mail: info@pmyoga.com