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.
Alyssa has a degree in health promotion and business, seven years in corporate fitness and holds certifications as a health and transformation coach. She helps people become radically aware of the lifestyle being lived. She takes a deep dive into connecting and integrating mental, physical, and spiritual elements so one can establish and attain a rejuvenated way of life.
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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Arti has a bachelor’s degree in Education and has over 7 years experience in the same field before coming to U.S. Arti also holds a diploma in marketing management. She has volunteered at local elementary schools for over 4 years. Arti is a mother of two, and volunteers her time at HYMC. She delights in creating a myriad of arts and crafts that have a traditional Indian motif. She enjoys making reusable Rangoli patterns and stained glass paintings. Arti also makes jewelry by hand. She is skilled at embroidery, sketching, and knitting. She is also a henna artist.
Where Trained: Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center, Palatine, IL
Year Graduated: Graduated in 2015
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Catherine Chifflot Nealey was born and raised in France. She is graduate of corvisart école d’art graphique Paris.
Currently she lives in the countryside north of Chicago where she teaches yoga and continues her creative journey amidst the beauty of her surroundings.
Inspired by a lifelong love of nature design and her passion for yoga, Catherine began drawing as a simple expressive act. Each piece of art begins as blank white space she frees her mind and with a black marker lets her hand move giving shape and form to her awareness, every design reveals a new story.
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.
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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.