Alexis comes to yoga with a professional medical background in the field of trauma. She has worked with trauma patients and studied how the body and mind are affected by stressful events— from severe trauma to chronic moderate exposure to low level daily stress. Pain, stiffness, fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and auto-immune diseases are common ailments intimately linked to trauma and cumulative stress.In the early 2000’s there was a large surge of neuroscientific research identifying yoga and meditation as highly effective treatments for trauma survivors. It was proven to successfully help manage physical and mental health. Not only does yoga and meditation benefit trauma survivors, it helps all people manage their responses to daily stressors, it boosts mental resilience, memory and concentration, and it strengthens the immune and endocrine systems. She has since incorporated the practice of yoga and meditation into her own life for the last 15 years and enjoys sharing those benefits with others.With her medical background and strong understanding of anatomy, paired with a passion for deepening the mind-body connection, she teaches yoga in a fun and relaxed atmosphere where you can learn, connect with others and bolster your health and well-being too. Her classes are carefully designed to be challenging mentally and physically allowing you to reach new levels of growth while staying safe and healthy.
Teacher and President
Teaches meditation, yoga philosophy and yoga related topics/practices.
Anil started meditating in college, and later met Swami Rama of The Himalayas. He studied with, and was initiated by Swami Rama. He has been a student of Swami Veda Bharati for fifteen years.
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Where Trained: Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center, Palatine, IL
Year Graduated: Graduated in 2015
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Name: Charlotte Mogensen
Where were you trained Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center located in Palatine, IL.
Teaching yoga:Part time at Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center
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Diane is an E-RYT500 certified yoga teacher and Director of the Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Teachers Association (HYMTA). She is also the Director and Teasurer for Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center (HYMC).
Diane attended Widner University in Chester, PA majoring in Business Management and graduated from Blue Sky Educational Foundation, in Grafton, WI as a massage therapist. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Nationally Certified by NCBTMB, a practitioner of Cranial Sacral Therapy, a Certified Zero Balancing Practitioner and she is a Reiki Master. She received her certification in 1993 as an instructor in Hatha Yoga from the Himalayan International Institute.
As a body worker, Diane owns her own business “Journey to Wellness” and practices in Wauconda at Serenity Health Resources and Palatine at Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center. For an appointment please call 847-540-5712. She offers the following modalities: CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Stress Reduction Massage, Spinal Touch Therapy, Zero Balancing, Myofascial Release Therapy and Reiki.
Dr. Buegel has practiced and taught hatha yoga and meditation for 35 years in seminars and in his practice of complementary medicine and psychiatry. Contributing author to Yoga International and Himalayan Path magazines, he has illuminated such topics as breath mastery and sacred connections of the heart. His expertise in the fine points of yoga techniques and in the use of simple, sequential steps for mastering advanced yoga practices have earned him the respect and appreciation of students in the U.S. and abroad. He is a faculty member for the Kanyakumari school for yoga teachers training and ayurveda in Milwaukee.
Paul Emerson PhD. began his practice of hatha yoga in 1969 and started teaching in 1975 through the Meditation Center in Minneapolis-MN at the behest of Swami Veda Bharati. Having spent 8 years in the Physiology department during his graduate studies, he currently holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota where he also teaches part time. Paul has worked in various positions as a research scientist, a manager of clinical research with a major biomedical company and a software engineer. He holds patents on breath sensor applications in pacemakers and ventilators and has a special interest in the application of breath in behavioral medicine.
Shashi Saigal, MD is an initiate within Himalayan Yoga and Meditation tradition of Swami Rama. She is a meditator and a student within the Himalayan tradition. She is a physician and practices family medicine in Palatine. Dr. Saigal teaches anatomy and physiology to TTP students. She also teaches workshops on holistic living for physical and mental well being, and fundamentals of Indian cooking.
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Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center109 W Slade St, Palatine, IL 60067 Tel: 847.221.5250
Our MISSION is to help individuals realize their full potential, lead a healthy and balanced life with mindfulness through teaching of yoga, meditation, and philosophy as taught by Himalayan masters.
Our VISION is to alleviate human suffering.