Yoga has been life changing for Gianna, it has created a passion and inspiration for her that she is beyond grateful to be able to share with others through breath and movement. Gianna strives to make every student's yoga experience a positive one, she puts her heart into her sequences to create a fun and successful class for every yogi. She brings the heat, while still creating a space to explore your mind, body and soul! Her classes will make you sweat, set you free, and leave you begging for more!
Ashley has been practicing yoga for 14 years and teaching for 6 years. Her yoga practice began in Boulder, CO in 2008 when a friend dragged her to class. She was hesitant because she feared she would not be "flexible enough." Against her better judgement, she went along and has fallen in love with the practice ever since.
In 2016, Ashley completed her 200 hour YTT in Chicago at "Live, Work, Yoga" studying with Rich Logan. Training with Rich greatly expanded Ashley's understanding of anatomy and physiology which was integral to deepening her own yoga practice.
In 2018, Ashley traveled to Bali to Receive her 300 RYT with Simon Borg Oliver, founder of Yoga Synergy. The Yoga Synergy training gave Ashley access to safe, accessible and effective ways of developing yoga practices to share with her students.
Ashley values the growth mindset that yoga provides. She sees each experience as an opportunity to learn something new about yourself. She believes that the healing benefits of yoga are key to finding balance in our modern world and enjoys sharing this transformative energy with her students. She teaches Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Hatha, and SUP Paddle Board Yoga.
Penny found a new passion for yoga at Heatwave. Sweating out the weeks stressors and toxins in sculpt classes had her hooked instantly! She feels so blessed to be able to share this new passion of hers with others, and strives to ensure that every yogi leaves her class feeling stronger and accomplished. She creates a fun and welcoming environment for yogi's of all skill levels, and with a background in personal training, her classes are sure to have you feeling the burn!
Isabelle fell in love with yoga during her college years at the University of Iowa and has been hooked ever since! Through her journey, she continuously seeks growth and improvement both on and off the mat. Isabelle is passionate about helping her students connect the mind and body through breath. Her classes will allow you to dig deep into strength, find your rhythm of flow, and push past your limits!
Lisa has been working with professional and student athletes at IMG Academy over the past few years and has a passion for yoga! She loves helping her students find their inner strength while keeping their mind calm! Her classes tend to be challenging yet she wants to touch everyone with freedom, fun, power and the enjoyment of movement!
Hailee discovered a passion for health and wellness in 2019 when she started experiencing her own health issues and wanted a solution. Since then, Hailee has become a certified fitness instructor teaching pilates and yoga based classes, as well as administering holistic health coaching to help other people find a natural balance in their lives. Hailee is very passionate about guiding others toward their highest self where they can feel their strongest and most confident through exercise! With a background in pilates, her classes are guaranteed challenge you to the CORE (literally!)
Jill has been a lifelong athlete and practicing yoga has completely transformed her mind, body and overall life! The idea of sharing all of these amazing benefits of yoga with others sparked a desire within her to complete 200 hours of yoga teacher training. Jill brings a comprehensive approach to the mat and creates a practice with the intent to create a calm, centering connection for her students to indulge in. Through her Vinyasa style classes, you'll experience movement of your body and energy through the asanas, guided affirmations for your mind, and music that invigorates the spirit. Jill lives in Chicago and Fontana, but also has a passion for people, the outdoors and traveling the world. Join her on the mat for the ultimate balance between comfort and challenge!
Cindy has a passion for helping others find their power and live a healthy well balanced lifestyle through yoga. Cindy's classes are designed to bring self awareness and strengthen the mind, body and soul. Students feel challenged, successful, energized and peaceful when they leave her class. She believes that yoga is about building a stronger relationship with yourself!
G's passion for yoga began shortly after she was diagnosed with cancer. The benefits of yoga have helped her in her recovery and kept her in remission. G got her 500-ERYT yoga training certificate studying at Pulsation Yoga, and then acquired her Yoga for Cancer certificate under Ingrid Yang in San Diego, California.
Her classes create heat and energy throughout your body while she guides you through a series of dynamic postures linking your breath with movement. G strives to help every student strengthen, tone and energize their body all while building flexibility and balance. Come flow with G and release that built-up stress through the movement of body and breath!
Lola is the mother of an energetic 3 year old girl who is always keeping her on her toes. Her yoga journey began while living in Chicago when she was looking for a way to bring relaxation and movement into her daily life. A few years later, this turned into a full mind & body health journey and she has now been a certified yoga instructor for 6 years with 14 years of experience in the practice. Lola creates a fun and free environment in her classes, encouraging her students to explore yoga on a deeper level. She loves to include the option for arm balances and different variations in her classes to allow her students to express creativity in their practice, and she also likes to express creativity in her personal life in various ways such as her love for soap making! Come join Lola on the mat for the opportunity to dive deeper into your yoga practice and leave feeling strong, uplifted and excited for your next class!
Bri was raised by two yogis and has followed closely in their footsteps with her commitment to her practice! Her journey began during the pandemic after her dance studio closed and she sought out a new way to find movement in her everyday life. Bri is a Chicagoan and was raised in Lakeview where she completed her 200 hour teacher training her senior year of high school. Her goal as a yoga teacher is to share the powerful benefits of yoga, benefits for the mind, body and spirit which she has experienced first hand. She harnesses these three aspects through her power vinyasa classes which are focused around the breath and complex movement. She loves a challenge and is always working toward new inversions and arm balances. Bri firmly believes that there is always room for growth in yoga!
Megan has been in the fitness space for over 20 years. Her passion is to connect the body through breath by clearing the mind and sequencing her classes to challenge you mentally, spiritually, and physically. With a yoga and barre background she creates the perfect class where there is peace within the push! You will leave feeling stronger and more connected to yourself!