Amala Graduates

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.

 We have been certifying teachers since 2014 and have graduated over 80 women from our programs, with many more attending modules for Continuing Education hours.



Elizabeth Albrecht
teaching at Prenatal Fit, Chicago.

Nicole Belica, RYT 200, RPYT
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.

Rachel Belkov
Rachel believes that yoga offers countless benefits for each unique body, at every stage of life. While yoga is beneficial for everyone physically, it can also be emotionally empowering. The focus on mind-body connection in yoga is one that deepens the physical experience to bring insight and peace to each individual's practice. Plus, yoga is pretty fun! Rachel currently teaches prenatal yoga at Cocoon Care, baby and me yoga at Prenatal Fit, Buddha Burn at Zen Yoga Garage, and vinyasa and yoga sculpt at Corepower Yoga.
Chicago, IL

Stephanie Bour, RPYT, Certified Doula
teaching at yogaview and Room to Breathe, Chicago.

Kate Cornelius-Schecter

Alece Demaray

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.

Renee Esper

Amanda Felkey

Elke Friedman, BSPT, MPH, RYT
Chicago, IL
Elke Friedman is a liscensed Physical Therapist and a certified Yoga Instructor at the 200 Level and in Pre and post Natal Yoga. She has a small private practice specializing in Therapeutic Yoga for individuals and small groups, as well as a hands on Physcial Therapy with a specialty in treating people with back, neck, and shoulder pain. Her work integrates alignment, breath, and movement. Elke accepts BlueCross Blue Shield as well as private pay.

Emily Giger
Emily teaches pre/postnatal yoga at Yoga Six 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.

Emily Kuhn, CPYT, CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife) and WHNP (Women's Health Nurse Practitioner)
Chicago, IL
Yoga lights up Emily and brings her such joy. Her enthusiasm to teach yoga during the prenatal and postnatal phase of life began to grow when she became a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife in 2016. Emily graduated from Amala School of Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga in 2018 and has since been teaching yoga and Pranayama (breathing exercises) to women in the hospital who are either there for lengthy stays due to complications in pregnancy or while women are in active labor. She also teaches Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga at CocoonCare in River North, Chicago. 

Cassie Harrison, Pulling Down the Moon, Chicago, IL

Jenifer Ihm
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.  

Abigail Lauren, CYT, CPYT
(216) 299-2184


Catherine Lewan, DPT, CYT
Physical Therapy and Yoga in Chicago at Chicago Physical Therapists.

Jennifer Powell, CNM in Chicago, IL

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.

Margaret Murphy
Prenatal Fit, Chicago, IL

Carrie Pokorney
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.

Nikki Renfroe in Chicago, Il

Heather Saliny in Chicago, Il

Caroline Taromino, Certified Doula

Christina Thompson Olson in Chicago, Il

Jillian Wirtz

Emily White, Doula, RYT, RPYT, PPCES

Orian York

Diana Zic, RYT 200, RPYT,
Certified IIN Health Coach, focus on fertility
Prenatal Yoga and Yoga for Fertility

North Suburbs

Annie Cumming, PT, DPT, RYT, CPYT
Evanston, IL
Annie draws from her rich background as a yoga teacher, women's health physical therapist, and mom, to assist her students in a deeper exploration of their practice. She is passionate about working with the whole person to support living more fully in your body for an engaging healthy life.

Maryanna Gibbs
Northbrook, IL

Tiffaney Doshier
Gurnee and Chicagoland

Bailey Shea, CYT, RPYT
Glencoe, IL
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.

Jessica Shell, LCPC, ATR-BC, RYT, CPYT
Evanston, IL
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Art Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Jessica specializes in working with children, adolescents, prenatal and postnatal women, and those experiencing depression or anxiety.  She works with individuals of all ages and levels of experience.

NW Suburbs

Melissa Hales
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.
(630) 414-0282

Andrea Miller
Arlington Heights, IL

South Suburbs

Sonia Fetherling, RYT, CPYT, Birth Doula
Homewood, IL
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.

Vanessa Jeziorski, RYT
Crestwood, IL
Vanessa offers prenatal and postpartum yoga, mommy and baby yoga, group classes, workshops and private sessions. During this transformative time in a women’s life, she wishes to share the benefits and art of slowing down your practice and truly listening to your body and your needs. Her classes encourage you to learn about who you are by bringing awareness to your body, mind and spirit. Her intention is to bring together a community of connection and support for mothers in the southwest suburbs.

Christine Power
Bradley, IL

Western Suburbs

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
(815) 970-3082

Central IL

Claire Beiersdorf, CYT, CPYT
Peoria, IL


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. 
(312) 282-6482

Celeste Holly, RYT-200, RPYT
Prescott, AZ
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.
(920) 858-2966


Eva Rich, CYT, CPYT
Boulder, CO


Sara Klassen


Alessandra Poroj
White Plains, MD


Sarah Hall
Pittsburgh, PA


Aggie Stewart
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.


Mary DeMarco
Greer, SC


Lindsey Marshall
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
Seattle, WA
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.
(614) 738-6806


Jane Brotski, DC DICCP, RYT 200, RPYT
Jane holds a diplomate degree in chiropractic pediatrics and has been specializing in pre- and post-natal chiropractic care for the past 25 years. She holds a certificate in nutritional counseling. For the past 18 years, she has been teaching Anatomy and Physiology at Madison College. In 2015, she completed a 200-hour vinyasa yoga training at YogaOne in Cedarburg, WI and completed her pregnancy yoga training through Amala in 2017. She provides in-home chiropractic visits during pregnancy, labor, and post-partum often working with a local home-birth midwife.  She leads pre- and post-natal yoga classes at the Center for Women’s Health. Serving Watertown, WI and the surrounding communities.

Kristie Haas
Kohler, WI

Catherine Jones
Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee, WI
Jennifer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, who specializes in women's health at her wellness center, Mindful Matters Wellness, located near downtown in Milwaukee's East Side community. She offers prenatal and postpartum yoga, baby yoga, couples yoga birthing classes and postpartum and pelvic enlightenment workshops in addition to her services in physical therapy, myofasical release, Pilates, restorative and yin yoga classes. With her approach to Whole Body Health she educates and provides support not just the physical body but the emotional and spiritual bodies as well.


Gladys Perez
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.
+52 (55 )51090771