An east-coast native, Sonya grew up outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has enjoyed living across the states and abroad. She has lived in Southern California for over six years now, planting roots in Encinitas, California with her husband, Sebastian Slovin.
Embodying the spirit of a life-long learner, Sonya recently completed her second master's degree in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego and continues to pursue educational and professional development opportunities. Firm in her belief that joy, peace and happiness can be found through mindful communication, simplicity, movement and continuous learning, she is excited to work alongside Sebastian at Nature Unplugged.
Since he can remember, nature has been a central part of Sebastian’s life. He was fortunate to grow up in a beach community and spent his childhood in the ocean bodyboarding, surfing, and swimming. He was then able to travel and experience many of the world’s great surf spots as a professional bodyboarder. Through his travel, Sebastian developed a deep love and appreciation for our natural world, and at the same time, he was strongly drawn to the practice of Yoga. His love for nature led him to a B.A. in Environment and Natural Resource Conservation. He then went on to study at the Prana Yoga Center in La Jolla, California. He also holds a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego. He is the author of The Adventures of Enu and Ashes in the Ocean.