My Yoga practice has been included in my dance classes for over 15 years. Yet it was not until after an illness that I discovered my desire to teach Yoga and share it's many healing benefits. As I was brought back to health through Hatha Yoga I hoped others could experience the same. I completed the teacher training program at the Himalayan Center and I am humbled and.grateful to teach Yoga at the Center.
I believe in a compassionate approach to my practice and in teaching. I enjoy the students I meet, I know in many ways that it is really they who are teaching me.
I have been practicing yoga for almost twenty years. I tried it for fun at first in high school and college; however my practice was very inconsistent and strictly physical. It was not until my early twenties when I discovered a whole new meaning to a yoga practice. I learned that yoga is so much more than asanas and relaxation. It is a deeply spiritual and meditative journey leading to a much more selfless, earth conscious and intuitive life. It has taught me how to be present and appreciative of every moment in life as well as patience to overcome lifeís obstacles.
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My interest in yoga started when I began to feel some stiffness in my joints. Once my foot stepped onto the yoga mat I knew this was my path of love and joy. Not only did Yoga return the flexibility to my joints it also helped me make healthier choices in food and lifestyle decisions by bringing balance into my mind and body.
I was fortunate to be able to take my 200 hour training through the Lotus Teachers Association which merged with Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center receiving my certification in 2004. I continue to expand my practice through participation in continuing education classes and workshops under the guidance of many talented teachers.
Since 2004 I have planned my teaching experiences for various classes applying the healing practice of yoga. Hatha yoga sequences are based on the teachings of the Himalayan Tradition. We use the science of breath and bring joint and gland warm ups to the mat. I teach what I need to learn daily by focusing on breath, posture and meditation.
200Hr certificationYoga Alliance RYTCPR Certified
I was introduced to yoga at a young age. My mother practiced yoga in the 70’s, doing headstands in our dining room. Twenty years later, she encouraged me to join her, and I took her up on it.
Over time I found myself intrigued by the practice and was inspired to learn more. Exploring the possibility of completing a teacher training program to deepen my practice and my understanding of yoga, I was drawn to the Himalayan Tradition, with its long history and rich spiritual heritage.
The idea of being able to share with others the peace and serenity I experience in yoga appealed to me. I have gained so much from my training at the Himalayan Center in Palatine; the program, the staff and my fellow students have been instrumental in helping me achieve my goals.
I look forward to sharing with others the joy that yoga has brought me.
Lon is a student and practitioner of Temple Style Tai Chi and Qi Gong for over 25 years. He trained at the Tai Chi Tao Center in Oak Park with Master Waysun Liao and other master and senior teachers in the Midwest.The benefits from years of regular practice has inspired him to share with those interested in developing chi (prana) flow. The class sessions focus on learning gentle meditative movements that aid in attaining a calm mind, a relaxed, active body and an overall well-being.To pay the bills, Lon is Development Director for NPN360. He is a graduate of the College of Wooster.
I've been practicing yoga for longer than I can remember. The peaceful calm I felt after attending classes lead me to deepen my practice by enrolling in HYMC's 200 Hour Teacher Certification program, which I completed in 2007. I've been teaching since 2007, and have met the most wonderful people through the years. I'm currently working towards my 500 Hour Teacher Certification. I'm grateful to share what I've learned with my students, and enjoy teaching all levels of yoga classes. Yoga has made such a difference in my life by providing me peace and serenity in an otherwise hectic, crazy world.
Yoga was a part of our family routine growing up in California, New Delhi and Bangalore. I also attended a few sessions as an adult in Melbourne. However it was while we lived in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia that I sought out yoga and chiropractic care for a shoulder injury in place of surgery. This was a phase soon after my daughter was born and I had taken a break from a busy career in Finance. I also experienced a Neuro Linguistic Program (NLP) course at the same time conducted by a close friend.
Yoga and NLP in combination started going past my physical injury into awareness of the mind and self contemplation. I woke up with a new appreciation and understanding of the benefits of yoga, the mindfulness and sense of balance and peace it created, of course while still providing an excellent cardio, strength and toning workout.
I was fortunate to chance upon HYMC Palatine soon after moving to Chicago which was serendipitous with the book Art of Joyful Living by Swami Rama given to me by a friend in Kuala Lumpur. The philosophy of Advaita resonated with our generational beliefs in the teachings of Adi Sankaracharya.
This center is reflective of a warm, welcoming and peaceful space with a constant sense of giving and service. I am so grateful to have completed my RYT 200 from HYMC and able to now share the gift of yoga as a teacher here.
Mark has been trained in Swami Ramaís Himalayan Yoga style, as well as in Ashtanga-Raja and Ashtanga Vinyasa styles.† He has been teaching for 15 years in both private lessons format as well as in studio settings. He does service work by volunteering at the Wellness Place, a cancer support center. He believes physical fitness, yoga, meditation and aromatherapy are essential elements for a balanced, healthy and mature living.Health prevention is the best medicine in oneís life!
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Where were you trained:
I completed my 200 Hr teacher training cerrtification at Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center - Palatine
I became both a yoga instructor as well as holistic health & wellness coach in 2013.
I teach several weekly classes and I continue to be a student and teacher of the healing practice of yoga. My class is a holistic experience: I focus on alignment, strength, mindfulness, and deep relaxation. I finish each class with healing sounds, singing, and a peaceful vibration. Attending my class one will gain feelings of strength and confidence, as well as a calm relaxed mind. I hope to inspire my students to deepen their awareness of their bodies leading them on a journey to greater health and well-being!
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