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 believe each individual is a gift with strengths to be uncovered and challenges to be explored, and that yoga is the perfect method for discovering them. Practicing yoga feels like I have cracked open my outer shell that was my old way of seeing, feeling and doing things, and that I have stretched beyond my body and found the beautiful treasure inside. I’d like for you/my students to also have a similar ‘Aha’ experience with yoga.
In 2013 I completed teacher training in the Himalayan Tradition at Lotus Yoga Centre. I am a registered yoga teacher (E-RYT 200), and a certified y4c (yoga 4 cancer) teacher since 2015, and am currently enrolled in Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center’s 300-hour program. Additionally, I apprenticed as a teacher trainer with Anita Maher at Lotus Yoga Centre and now serve as a Trainer at Lotus Yoga Centre. I really love teaching yoga, sharing what I’ve learned, and helping others experience the many benefits of yoga including better balance, focus, flexibility, strength and peace.
Olga has been practicing meditation since 2007, & has been leading Community Meditation at HYMC since 2012. She holds Master’s Degrees in Psychology & business. Olga pursues Jungian psychology & ancient wisdom from the Himalayas as maps for personal growth. She believes that in our contemporary fast-paced life finding methods that promote relaxation & stress relief are essential to the wellbeing of individuals, families, & communities.
In 2011 Olga was introduced to crystal singing bowls & found the experience deeply relaxing & fascinating. In Spring 2018 Olga completed training & became a certified Vibrational Sound Therapist.
Name – Patricia (Pat) Constabileo
Trained – Himalayan Institute Glenview, IL and Honesdale, PA.
Currently with 500 Hour Teacher Training Program
Completed – Integrative Yoga Therapy Home Study Program
Studied Ashtanga Yoga at Chicago Yoga with Suddha Wexler
The first Yoga class I taught was at Deerfield High School, Continuing Education when my Yoga teacher asked me to take her class because of health issues. That was over thirteen years ago; classes have grown to include Gentle, Beginning and Continuing levels. I taught for several years at the Himalayan Institute in Glenview. Currently I teach at a number of locations in the Chicago suburbs and also in my home.
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Pavel is a certified Yoga teacher and a Metallurgical Engineer. He received his first Yoga instruction in Russia, in 1967. In 1986 Pavel became affiliated with the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy in Glenview, IL. There he underwent teachers' training and taught from 1993 through 1998. In 1998 Pavel joined Meditation International, Inc. as one of the founding members. In 2005 Meditation International and Lotus Yoga Teachers Association merged and formed Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center of Illinois, where Pavel is a Board Member and teaches Hatha Yoga and Meditation classes.
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Tricia is an enthusiastic teacher who infuses her joyful spirit and love of yoga philosophy into her classes. Trained in both Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, Tricia loves sharing the science and philosophy of yoga as a transformative practice. She inspires students to reach beyond limitations, to experience a deeper awareness of self, and to discover greater well-being and joy in all aspects of life.
Tricia is an avid yoga student, lover of books, music, chanting, and cooking. She is a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher (Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA) and KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher (Kundalini in the Loop with Shakta Kaur). She is married and the mother of 5 children, 2 corgis, and 1 tabby cat. She has been practicing yoga for more than dozen years and teaching throughout the Chicago suburbs since 2009.
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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.