Tonya Legér began her formal study of biology at the University of Louisville in 1995. After years of martial arts practice and a few spiritual experiences, she began looking at the body-mind-spirit in a new way. She attended the Louisville School of Massage in 2005-06, then the Lexington Healing Arts Academy, where she graduated in 2008. Having a strong background in biology, anatomy, personal training, and martial arts massage school allowed her to benefit others in a more direct, more holistic, more sustaining manner, as well as deepen her understanding and explore curiosities surrounding this life and this body and the many energies constantly flowing through.
She has been a member of the Kentucky Sports Massage Team since 2008, receiving training and experience with sports injuries and pre/post event conditioning. Since 2009, Tonya has further studied Craniosacral Therapy (CST) and Somatoemotional Release (SER) in the more Western fields of study, and Medical Qigong, LomiLomi, and Thai massage in the more ancient fields of study. She assists teaching workshops in LomiLomi and Craniosacral Therapy around the country and teaches weekly Qigong classes. Tonya is a Certified Medical Qigong Practitioner by the Rising Lotus Qigong in Atlanta, Ga; and her dedication and passion have led her to continue her study traditional LomiLomi under Hawaiian kumus and kahunas (teachers and masters) and Qigong lineage carriers in Hawaii, throughout the U.S. and in Canada. She has over 2000 hours of hands-on continued education from pioneers, authors, and leaders in her fields of study. These modalities address both the physical body, through deep tissue massage, myofascial release, stretching, traction, and compression, and the energy body, through craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, polarity therapy, acupressure, chakra balancing, bone washing, and various other named and unnamed modalities.
Continued understandings of energetic and physical dynamics have enabled her to utilize the most effective and efficient techniques to maximize the potential for more expedient and lasting healing in cooperation with everyone’s treatment plan or wellness routine. Her range of experience allows incorporation of every system of the body for enhanced function and general well-being. She is passionate about the processes of life and of the body how they can be influenced to obtain and maintain greater health, vitality, and longevity.
Tonya Legér, LMT., MQP.