Tonya Jones

Visiting Teacher

Tonya has been practicing in the Vipassana tradition for 12 years, has sat many silent retreats and is a certified mindfulness facilitator (UCLA MARC). She is a mentor for UCLA’s Intensive Practice Program, a guest teacher at InsightLA’s POC Sangha, and a director at a national organization that provides employment services to the formerly incarcerated, where she also teaches mindfulness to staff and program participants.

Tonya also has a background in the arts and humanities as a practitioner, educator, and program manager. She is particularly interested in working with teens and young adults, creatives, organizations and businesses, and populations impacted by systemic racial trauma.