Chicago
900 N Michigan Ave

Amber Cook

Moksha Yoga

Amber has been influenced by her hometown Flint, MI, a working class town that struggled when industry moved out. A string of violent events including witness to a fatal shooting has guided Amber into a life of observation of people and surroundings as well as cultivating a sense of connection to people from all walks of life and a sense of social responsibility. This responsibility guided her to joining Americorps NCCC for a year of in-depth community service. With practice yoga has been the biggest healer of PTSD and anxiety in her life as a result of seeing a lot at a young age. As a teenager an accident shattered her ankle and fractured 2 vertebrate changing her life. Once an avid runner and dancer without any physical pain, she was in pain all the time. With dedication yoga has given... Read the profile >>

Jenny Finkel

Tru Harmony, Yoga Loft, In Motion Yoga

Jenny began doing yoga at age 12 after reading an article about it in Seventeen magazine. As a 7th-grader, Jenny was asthmatic, with scoliosis and a fear of sports and gym class. Practicing yoga was the first time she felt skilled at any sort of physical endeavor. Maintaining a diligent home practice throughout her teenage years and into adulthood truly shaped the direction of her life, and she decided to pursue her teaching certificate to help share the transformative power of yoga with others. She completed her 200-hour training and followed that with a 50-hour specialized training in Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer at Duke Integrative Medicine. She recently relocated to Chicago from New Orleans. Jenny’s classes are meant to challenge students with a physically vigorous practice, while... Read the profile >>

Jessica Aiken

Yoga Now

Jessica began her yoga practice in 2001 and she started teaching yoga full time in 2005. Jessica's main yoga teacher trainings include: pre-natal and beg vinyasa yoga 2003, 200 hour teacher training in Ashtanga Yoga with Larry Schultz (It's Yoga) in 2005, and 300 hour Jivamukti Yoga with David Life, Sharon Gannon and Yogeswari in 2009. One of her most cherished learning experiences was her trip to India. Jessica’s love of Ashtanga yoga lead her to India in 2007/08 for 2 1/2 months of studying: (Ashtanga at Pattabhi Jois's Ashtanga Yoga Research Center with Sharath Rangaswamy in Mysore as well as study of Ashtanga with Rolf and Marci Naujokat in Goa, Sanskrit, yogic philosophy, classical Bharatanatyam Indian dance and Henna art in Mysore, and study of Yoga and Ayurveda in... Read the profile >>

Mike Thomson

Fast & Fit Coaching

Mike Thomson is a personal trainer and USA Triathlon Level 1 coach working predominantly with runners and triathletes. Coach Mike focuses on designing a periodized program for each of his athletes that is based on their individual needs and athletic goals. The starting point with every athlete is an athlete assessment, which includes structural balance testing, run biomechanics analysis, time trial workouts, and an athlete questionnaire. Through the assessment, an athlete's strengths, weaknesses, imbalances and limiting factors can be identified. With this information in hand, program development begins. In his 6 years working with runners and triathletes, Coach Mike has developed a niche for creating strength training protocols for runners that need form and/or strength work due... Read the profile >>

Rebecca Niziol

Exhale Spa, Tru Harmony, Yoga Loft

Houston, Texas native, Rebecca has been a yogi for six years. Her practice includes vinyasa, hatha, and resorative aspects, as well as a passion for meditation. Rebecca was a professional dancer for the past 7 years, and finds that yoga is the perfect balance to any active lifestyle. She completed her 200 hour teacher training at Sonic Yoga in New York City, one of the most incredible experiences of her life thus far. Rebecca is also a life-purpose coach, and founded her company to inspire others to stop chasing their dream, and start living it! Rebecca enjoys bringing her dance background and coaching mindset into her classes, so expect an intention based flow that engages the entire body, mind, and spirit. Her style encourages people to be authentically who they are on and off the... Read the profile >>

Tracy Zindell

Flex Pilates

Hollywood’s hottest celebrity workout comes to the Midwest! Trained in Beverly Hills, owner Tracy Zindell discovered hybrid Pilates 8 years ago as a way to build muscle and bring harmony into her hectic lifestyle. After seeing and feeling immediate muscular changes in her body she was hooked after her first week. It wasn’t long before Hollywood stars also caught onto the hybrid Pilates craze. Celebs starting popping into her classes and hybrid Pilates quickly became a phenomena in LA. It was a no-brainer for Tracy to bring her dynamic, high intensity format of Pilates home to Chicago — And in 2012, opened Flex Pilates Chicago inside what once was the Schwinn bicycle factory. Flex is a boutique pilates studio located in the heart of River North. With only six reformers, each... Read the profile >>