From the very first encounter with yoga there was a deep understanding that this was going to be a forever path and purpose. Yoga has been the one constant when everything else changes. The personal growth and transformation is proof that Yoga works and sharing that with others is the ultimate happiness and higher purpose to serve the community while creating friendships and a safe space to explore.
Lindsay Luker’s unquenched curiosity led to her discovery of yoga in efforts to live peacefully. Lindsay now holds a 200-hour yoga instructor certification from Yoga institute and a 500-hour Yoga instructor certification from Rishikesh Yog Peeth in India. Currently, she is also enrolled in a program becoming certified essential oils specialist with doTERRA.
Rebecca Kaufmann has been teaching group fitness for four years, bringing POP Pilates to the midwest area. She is passionate about making fitness accessible for all levels and making your workout fun and effective!
A powerful fusion of music, strength, and choreography that takes classical Pilates to the next level. POP Pilates is a dance on the mat.
Yoga helped me find myself. My mantra, I am enough. Yoga has allowed me to let go, embrace who I am, and love every quirk about myself. I invite all to join in the experience of finding one's true self. I am honored to hold space for you to practice asana, pranayama and invite you to connect to your oneness. I will offer you solitude to surrender and to let go. We are all perfectly imperfect, just as we are. Namaste.
Bikram Fusion 86-90 Degrees
3 years ago when I found Bikram yoga and i just love the physical and mental challenge that yoga brings, and the awareness one must have. I give yoga full credit for turning my gut health around, something I struggled with for year before finding balance. As I began to practice more, I began to heal and I was able to connect more with myself than I had before. When I’m not teaching yoga, I work full time as a Producer with a podcasting group called RadioMD, and spend a lot of time with my pup, Koda. I am a firm believer in engaging all of our human senses, and try to live and teach in a way where people can always find a connection with themselves, where the mind and body are always in sync and teach how to get there, one breath at a time.
As a plus-size yogi, I believe that Yoga is truly meant for anyone! If you can breathe, you can practice. I have always been taught – and firmly believe that yoga is about function over form. Meaning, just because you may or may not be able to reach the same depth as your neighbor, it doesn’t mean you aren’t reaping the same benefits as they are. Yoga for me is all about modifications and finding what fits best for your body. I began my yoga journey in 2013 as a student under Caitlin Quigley. It wasn’t until I developed my practice that I found myself and my true calling – to become a yoga teacher. Yoga absolutely liberated me and a few short years into my practice I began my 200-HR teacher training program at Ganesha Yoga & Adventures in Fitness in Chicago, Illinois. Upon graduating, I worked closely with Curvy Yoga’s Founder; Anna Guest-Jelley where I learned even more modifications for all body types and became a Certified Curvy Yoga Instructor. While it’s important to know that you may not fall in love with yoga your very first practice, I believe everyone deserves health and happiness!
An international yoga teacher trainer and author, blossoms from an extensive
background of research, study, and direct experience of therapeutic avenues to balance and
mend the relationships between the mind, body, and Spirit. Presently rooted in the state of
Illinois serving the growth and expansion of the aerial yoga industry in the Chicagoland area,
she frequently travels to new studios in other states and countries to support the
global movement of the gifts of aerial yoga as well as stand up paddle board yoga.
She is certified as a nutritional therapist, personal trainer, equine massage therapist,
aromatherapist, Reiki master, Thai bodyworker, and 200-hour yoga instructor. Her extensive
comprehension of optimal alignment, spiritual understanding, and energetic sensitivity lends to
her authentic presence as a heartfelt, humbled leader in the aerial and SUP yoga industries.
Holly is committed to her path as an educator, healer, and facilitator of empowering
experiences. Her vision for possibility and passion for a life of purpose placed her on the pursuit
of a niche for the dynamic and abundant benefits offered through aerial and SUP yoga.