Instructor Bios

Joni Johnson

200 RYT, Buti & Vinyasa Instructor-Joni is a free spirit through and through. Her classes are playful, creative and full of curious self-discovery. Joni will lead you to your truth and will help you open your mind and heart with love, laughter and light. She enjoys photography, videography, and personal growth. Come play, and discover your limitless potential.

Sydney Parker

Sydney is a dynamic instructor and a vivacious young woman, on a mission to share her love of the practice with the world. Sydney holds space to step into greatness in all areas of her life. You can expect intention, mindfulness, breath, core muscle engagement, & a focused vision in each class she leads. She completed her RYT 200 from Green Monkey studio and is inspired to live her practice each step of the way. Sydney  believes each individual holds the tools to access their own personal empowerment and yoga is a vehicle to the activation.

Emily Mitchell

Being Toledo born and raised, Emily is ecstatic to be a part of The Space and the flourishing Downtown Toledo!

After graduating with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Oakland University (MI), she was on tour for almost a year with theBroadway show “Bring It On: The Musical,” where she played the role of the cutesy teen/secret villain. The process of the show involved learning competitive level cheer stunting, and much of the choreography had a strong hip hop influence.

Music and dance have been ever constant in Emily’s life. From the ages of four to eighteen, she trained at O’Connell’s Dance Studio in the styles of jazz and tap (hip hop and lyrical in the later years) all while dancing/singing/acting in the local and high school theatre at Whitmer High School. In the four years of attending college with a performance based degree, she further studied jazz, tap, modern, ballet, hip hop and musical theatre dance styles.

Emily is ready to bask in the joy and freedom that can be reached through dance. Come have a blast with her at The Space! Social medias: @emilymitchy

Ashley Hill

Ashley has been teaching various forms of dance since 2004. She worked at OnStage Studio for the Performing Arts teaching Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Fitness and Contemporary. She also taught private lessons in vocal performance, beginning piano and musical theater there. Ashley was passionate about her Showcase Company which performed exclusively at OnStage Studio’s “Cabaret” and at the Valentine’s Theatre’s Studio A in two separate performances throughout the year. Her choreography has also been seen at The Croswell Opera House, Toledo Repertoire Theatre and Valentine Theatre stages. She loves Contemporary dance for its ability to provide a structure in which the dancer infuses their story.


Shay Ferguson

Shay traveled to Stillwaters Yoga Studio for her my teacher training where the focus was on female divinity. She is also a Reiki Master and leads guided meditation. Welcome aboard!