Our graduates are well prepared to develop prenatal or postnatal yoga programs as well as lead classes and private sessions for new and expecting mothers.
Below are just a few of our certified teachers offering programs and classes. For further resources from our certified teachers contact us.
Nicole Belica, RYT 200, RPTY
Nicole is passionate about supporting yoga practitioners through asana, pranayama and mediation. By creating a safe and open space to practice, Nicole hopes that individuals are able to discover the skills and tools they need to navigate and manage everything that life has to offer with some joy and peace.
Alece is inspired by the multidimensional benefits of yoga and the positive impact it has had on her and her students. She believes a yoga practice is your most supportive tool in navigating skillfully through any challenge or phase of life. In class, Alece aims to empower you through her alignment based, flowing practices. Her intention is to communicate the teachings of yoga with warm humor and contagious enthusiasm, so it resonates through your Self and in your life. Serving Chicago area
Venus (Heather) Durham
When Heather discovered she was unexpectedly expecting in the summer of 2017, she felt the calling to focus on empowering women on their sacred journey to motherhood. Holding space for women through yoga, energy guidance, ecstatic movement and breath work -- she is the owner of Lighten Up | Yoga & Energy. Venus completed her Bhakti RYT-200-hour certification at YogaVeda Institute in Alachua, Florida in 2016. She is also a Clifton StrengthsFinder certified coach. Serving South Loop -- Bridgeport -- Pilsen
Lindsey Ebinger, CYT, CPYT
Lindsey believes yoga is accessible to all bodies. For her students, she illuminates a practice that meets a body where it is now, be it injured, curvy, or pregnant/postpartum, while also honoring where it’s been.
Emily teaches pre/postnatal yoga at Yoga Squad in Chicago. She is passionate about supporting women during these times of transition and believes in the power of the mind-body connection. She teaches both restorative and strengthening practices to serve the needs of women during pregnancy and postpartum. Emily is also certified to teach mommy and me yoga.
Jeni is inspired by her own children to share a balance of calmness, strength and flexibility for those entering the newfound world of motherhood. She works with private clients, as well as teaching at various Chicago studio's. Jeni is in the process of completing her postpartum doula training to support families with special needs babies.
Catherine Lewan, DPT, CYT
Physical Therapy and Yoga
Jennifer Poell, CNM
Halle Miroglotta, E-RYT 500
Halle is a versatile, experienced yoga teacher with certifications in vinyasa, Sivananda, and pre-natal yoga. Her classes and private instruction are playful and spacious, with attention to the subtle body and breath. She is inspired by the opportunity to be of service to her students during their pregnancies and big life transitions. She is also a trained birth doula, and is honored to be an instrument of support to women in her community.
Carrie believes yoga is a healing tool that connects our mind, body, and spirit. She strives to create a safe space where students can deepen their practice and is very excited to guide others through the yoga journey. She loves to empower, support, and connect women through yoga.
Emily White, Doula, RYT, RPYT, PPCES
Diana Zic, RYT 200, RPYT,
Certified IIN Health Coach, focus on fertility
Prenatal Yoga and Yoga for Fertility
Gurnee and Chicagoland
Bailey Shea, CYT, RPYT
Bailey is a certified prenatal yoga teacher who completed her training with The Amala School of Prenatal Yoga. Understanding how the practice of yoga can aide during and after pregnancy, she helps women adjust to their changing bodies while supporting a safe environment. In addition to teaching pre and postnatal yoga, Bailey teaches Hatha and Vinyasa flow.
Arlington Heights, IL
Rachel Grundner, E-RYT 200, RPYT
Rachel has been practicing yoga since 2006, always with an interest in utilizing yoga to work therapeutically with Women's Health. Today, Rachel leads group classes, private sessions, corporate events and workshops in and around the Chicagoland Western Suburbs. Her focus is to promote proper structural alignment while students move deeper into their practice, at their own pace.
Arlington Heights, IL
Sonia Fetherling, RYT, CPYT, Birth Doula
Sonia is a certified prenatal yoga teacher who completed her training with The Amala School of Prenatal Yoga in 2014. She understands the importance of yoga and how it can aide during and after pregnancy, and especially during the birthing process. She helps women prepare for and adjust to their physical, spiritual and emotional changes, while supporting a safe environment. She leads group classes in various studios and offers private in-home lessons. She feels honored and blessed to be able support pregnant and birthing mothers in multiple ways.
Carol Ann Olsen, CYT, CPYT
Oak Park, IL
Carol is certified in Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, and Yoga of the Heart, Cardiac and Cancer therapy Certification Therapy. Carol feels her combination of teaching certification reaches a large population and enables bringing health and wellness of mind body and spirit to all.
Amy Prais, E-RYT 200, RPYT
DeKalb County, IL area
Claire Beiersdorf, CYT, CPYT
Beverly McClellan, CYT, PCYT
Beverly has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years (including through her two pregnancies). As a mother, she continues to benefit from the peace yoga practice brings in all forms—asana, pranayama, and meditation. She takes great joy in sharing those benefits with other parents, especially new moms.
Celeste Holly, RYT-200, RPYT
Celeste is a trained RYT 200 Yoga Instructor and a certified prenatal instructor having completed her 85 hour prenatal training with the Amala School of Prenatal Yoga . She is offering prenatal yoga twice a week at Sutras. Each 75 minute class explores a theme such as alleviating low back pain, self-care, peaceful sleep, reducing swelling and preparing for birth. Celeste also teaches Vinyasa yoga as an independent teacher at area yoga studios and private facilities.
Eva Rich, CYT, CPYT
Aggie is passionate about supporting women through yoga over the course of our lives. Also trained as a yoga therapist, she works with women one-on-one and in groups. Aggie is blessed to have studied with Gary Kraftsow, Robin Rothenberg, Richard Miller, Lela Beem, and Cassie Rodgers. In addition to her therapeutic work, she teaches on the Yoga of writing and creativity and is a ardent gardener. She incorporates her love of art, creativity, and the natural world into all levels of her work with individuals and groups.
Park City, UT
Lindsey completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training certification at Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago, Illinois as well as her pre- and post-natal yoga certification through the Amala School of Prenatal Yoga. She is also certified in restorative yoga certification through The Yapana Way. Lindsey’s teaching is greatly influenced by traditional hatha yoga, vinyasa flow, power yoga and restorative styles of yoga. Lindsey likes to create classes that challenge students to use their bodies, breath and minds to strengthen, focus and ground themselves in the present moment.
Emily Rose MA, R-DMT, RYT-200, RPYT
Emily is a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher and completed her training through the Amala School of Prenatal Yoga in 2014. It is her hope to empower women in this transitional stage of life to confidently discover their intuitive wisdom. Ultimately, Emily loves guiding students in a safe space to move, release, and indulge while connecting to body and heart. In addition to teaching Prenatal, Emily enjoys teaching Restorative, Hatha, and Vinyasa.
Mexico City, Mexico
Gladys completed the 200-hour yoga teacher training certification at Moksha Yoga Center in 2014, as well as her prenatal yoga certification through the Amala School of Prenatal Yoga. Gladys’s teaching focuses in promoting proper alignment to help alleviate and prevent aches and pains during pregnancy, and to prepare and empower women through different yoga tools for labor and postpartum. Gladys also teaches vinyasa yoga as a private instructor and at multiple yoga studios in Mexico City.
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