Toni Dussex, owner of Freedom Yoga, has been teaching yoga since 2013. Toni is a 200-RYT with 100 hours of training and certification specifically for Yoga as a complementary and alternative treatment for PTSD and trauma. As a PTSD survivor, yoga has been her lifeline and her calling. She teaches all of her classes in a “trauma-sensitive” or “trauma-informed” style which helps her students reach a deeper state of relaxation. Toni enjoys teaching Vinyasa, Gentle Yoga, Yoga for beginners, Restorative Yoga, Meditation, Inversions, Adaptive Yoga and Aerial Yoga. Toni is also the only yoga instructor in Longview who teaches tapping (EFT) and Tension and Stress Releasing Exercises. Her teaching techniques work to not only increase strength and flexibility, but also reset the nervous system, release stored tension, gain a sense of awareness and control over thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Along with teaching a variety of group classes, Toni also offers private instruction as well as PTSD Coaching. She believes that Yoga postures should be made to fit the practitioner’s body rather than forcing the body into the postures, therefore she feels that yoga should be accessible to everyone. Toni has designed Freedom Yoga to be donation-based to all active-duty military, veterans, and first responders.