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Tonya Bray

Dharma Adventure Coaching to realize your purpose while navigating the mountains of life!


About Tonya

I’m a retired professional mountain bike racer turned health and life coach. In 2000 I created Mountain Bike Chick (mtbchick), a women’s professional mountain bike team and club. The mission of MTB Chick was to empower women to be their best in cycling and in life. We were a little punk rock at the time with pinks, purples and flowers on our jerseys and I truly believe we paved the way for women to express themselves in a feminine way on the bike, even in professional racing. We taught hundreds of women how to ride a mountain bike and overcome their fears and let go and be their authentic self. It was an amazing time. I was truly in my Dharma.

My focus has shifted from mountain biking to overall wellness. I still teach mountain biking, but it’s a small part of what I do now. I’ve learned so much along the way about wellness, nutrition, food systems, sustainability, spirituality, habits, goals and life paradigms. I’m here to help you find your flow and discover your dharma so you can better serve yourself and the world. I am here to empower you to see your dreams and visions come to life.

There is no place I’d rather be than in the mountains, all day, every day. From a young age I was taught to appreciate nature, the wonders of the world and the mysteries of the celestial bodies. I look to the mountains and the stars for guidance. “We are all made of star stuff,” said Carl Sagan. Leaning into that idea allows us to connect on a cellular level with the world around us, especially our essence and our Dharma.

We all have a Dharma, but we aren't always living it. Sometimes we don’t even know what it is, sometimes it evolves as we live our adventure.

When I retired from mountain bike racing, I entered the strange civilian life. I’ve had many jobs and my career has been filled with ups and downs. Trying to navigate corporate life without any help or mentors was a recipe for failure. The whole system in which we live, sometimes called the matrix, sets most of us up for failure. If you don’t feel like you fit in, you’re like me. If you’ve struggled to find meaning in the maze of life called the rat race, you’re like me. If you wonder, “is there something more, am I missing something?” you’re like me and you’ve come to the right place. While I have found some semblance of what people call success, my true success is way outside of what most people consider success. To me, success is achieving balance, truly helping others and having time to live life. This means having enough time for family, friends, cooking, exercise, a spiritual practice, me time, all while thriving financially and in good health.

  • California, United States
  • Dharma and Spiritual Life Coach
  • Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Who I Help
  • Stressed Humans
  • Visionaries
  • Women