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Sonia Shultis

Born to a military family, Sonia has traveled the world in her early childhood.  Her family settled in Northern Virginia where she calls home. She relocated to Oneonta with her husband, Jay, and her two spunky and beautiful children, Sun-Ah and Tru.  Now she is busy with soccer games, swim lessons, dance classes and martial arts (for the kids) on top of her regular schedule of yoga classes and managing the business side of TRIBE YOGA.  She loves to travel, gain new experiences, and always jumps at the opportunity to be a student!


Her passion for anatomy and physiology has lead Sonia through a few careers working with the body.  She was a licensed massage therapist for over 10 years specializing in pre/postnatal massage. Sonia was the owner of Mommy Massage Studio in Washington, D.C.  Shortly after she co-founded Spa on the Hill, D.C.’s first maternity and family spa. She was also a teaching aide at the National Massage Therapy Institute and an instructor at the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage.  It was a natural progression for Sonia to find and fall in love with yoga. Her philosophy is, “yoga is the massage you can give to yourself. It is the mind-body connection made from the self without the dependence of an external source.”

Trainings and Certifications:

200 hr YTT, Satsang Yoga School, 2015

Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance 200 RYT, 2015

Certified Restorative Yoga Teacher, Blossoming Yoga, 2015

Certified Yin Yoga Teacher, Yoga Mandali, 2016

200 hr YTT, Kunga Yoga School, 2017

NVC IIT, Center for Nonviolent Communication, 2017

300 hr YTT, Kunga Yoga School, 2020

Kunga Service Leadership & Yoga for Trauma/PTSD TT, 2018

Kunga Gentle Yoga & Meditation TT, 2018

Kunga Business of Yoga TT, 2018

Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance 200 E-RYT, 2019

Kunga Anatomy of Yoga TT, 2019

Kunga Detox Vinyasa Yoga TT, 2019

Kunga Restorative Yoga TT, 2019

Kunga Power Vinyasa & Sequencing TT, 2019

Kunga Senior Yoga TT, 2019

Kunga 5Elements Flow & Ayurveda TT, 2019

Kunga Hands on Assisting TT, 2019

Kunga Prenatal Yoga TT, 2020

Kunga Kids Yoga TT, 2020

Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance 500 RYT, 2020

Music You May Hear with Sonia:

Eclectic.  Along the lines of MC Yogi, Wah!, Bob Marley, Krishna Das, Lobo Marino, K-Pop, Hip-Hop, and all things 90’s.

“Lokha Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu - May all beings everywhere be happy and free from suffering.  May my words, thoughts, and actions contribute in some small way to that happiness and freedom for all. ”
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