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
Lon is a student and practitioner of Temple Style Tai Chi and Chi Kung for 25 years. He trained at the Tai Chi Tao Center in Oak Park with Master Waysun Liao and other senior teachers at the school and in the Midwest. The years of inspired practice has led him to share with those seeking. The practice sessions focus on learning gentle meditative movements that aid in attaining a calmer mind, a more relaxed body and an overall sense of well-being.
Lon is a businessman in marketing services and has a BA from the College of Wooster in Ohio.
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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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.
To ask about times for Saturday meditation classes, please click / contact Pavel here.
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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.