About Toby Kumin

E-RYT500, RPYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher)

For two decades, Toby Kumin has taught an uplifting style of yoga throughout the Boston area to people of all abilities. She currently teaches privately and at Soma Yoga Center, Equinox Clubs. She offers online livestream classes and dedicates all proceeds to worthy causes.

All levels of her classes involve a strong vinyasa flow as the way to create peace of mind through challenging, balancing and aligning the body. She loves seeing how people benefit from building strength, increasing flexibility and ultimately, cultivating inner peace.

Over the years Toby’s teaching has evolved to not only involve a challenging vinyasa style but also working with people in various stages of life. Toby hopes to make the practice accessible and available to everyone.  She trained in yoga and meditation for individuals with cancer during treatment and recovery and she regularly  teaches at senior centers and for people undergoing various forms of healing.

Toby is certified in Khalsa Way prenatal yoga and loves helping expecting moms experience the benefits of pre-natal yoga.

Helping to cure her own back injury, she developed sequences of core strengthening-meets-traditional yoga poses which she uses regularly to help others who have lower back pain.

Her signature, gentle chair yoga class has helped professionals and seniors fit a healthy yoga practice into their lives.

As a mentor for the Africa Yoga Project  for many years Toby has provided support for teachers in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa on their journey as a yoga professional.

Toby’s yoga experience is enhanced by her training in body work. While living in Thailand in 2003-2004 helping to launch a new yoga studio, Toby trained in Thai Yoga Bodywork to further her understanding of alignment and well-being. She also later attended Massage therapy school in the USA to become a licensed massage therapist.

When not teaching yoga, Toby enjoys spending time with her family and discovering the ways her two boys open her mind and her heart.


Toby recognizes that she is forever a yoga student learning all the time.  She feels grateful to have studied with many teachers starting back in the late 90s and acknowledges the influence they have made on her own teaching.  Here is a short list of her initial influential teachers from 2000-2006

Ana Forrest

Barbara Benagh

Baron Baptiste

Beryl Bender Birch

Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

Jon Kabat Zinn

Kathy McNames

Patricia Walden

Rolf Gates

Shandor Remete

Sutthe (yoga teacher who taught daily outdoor classes at Lumpini park Bangkok Thailand in 2004)