North Branch Yoga Instructors

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Constance Heuer
Certifications:
200 Hour Teacher Training from Heaven Meets Earth Yoga
Why I practice Yoga:
I practice yoga because it helps me clear my mind and feel strong in my body.
Why I teach
Yoga:
I teach yoga because I love helping others and making them feel good. I love to hear that my class has helped another person deal with physical or mental ailments.

Felicia Holtz
Certifications:
I am certified to teach Radiant Child yoga. I have practiced yoga in many ways for 20 years.
Why I practice Yoga:
I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2000 with a passion for studying the mind and body. Yoga asana (physical postures) have allowed my massage practice to thrive despite the demands put upon my body. The depth of knowledge gained from this ancient practice is endlessly fascinating to me. I love coming to my mat and always finding something new.
Why I teach Yoga:
Children today face a complicated world. Explicitly teaching a child to feel his breath, or to feel her strength is the best way I know to empower that child to not be overwhelmed by the world. Yoga is good for all people, but the effects for children are exponential. Being able to teach these skills is an honor and a privilege.

Liz Larsen
Certifications:
RYT-200
Why I practice Yoga:
Simply put, to be good to myself. Yoga has helped me take ownership of my overall health and well-being. At a young age, I was introduced to breathwork and from there my practice grew. My physical asana practice has since become an extension of my mindfulness and meditation practice. Additionally, I find the human body to be endlessly fascinating!
Why I teach Yoga:
For all the reasons I listed above. To help people find the ways yoga, pranayama and mindfulness can enrich their lives—whether through healing, or simple play and exploration.

Dana Loop
Certifications:
E-RYT 200
Power Vinyasa
Children’s Yoga
Why I practice Yoga:
I practice yoga because I love it. Yoga has taught me how to be mindful of my breath, and in doing such I have learned how to incorporate appropriate breath to get the most out of my yoga practice. It helps to relieve stress and tension and usually gives me a fuzzy warm feeling. Some of my happiest moments are on my mat.
Why I teach Yoga:
I teach because yoga has positively affected my life, and I hope to be able to share that with others. I love being able to connect with others in the community with a like passion, in a safe and secure space.

Aimee Noffsinger
Certifications:
200 Hour RYT
Rainbow Kids Yoga
BER, Decrease Attention-Getting and tantrum behaviors: practical solutions
Yoga For Special Needs, Yoga in My School
Why I Practice Yoga:
I practice yoga to feel good. It strengthens and stretches my body and clears my mind. It allows me to center and ground myself in what is important in life, so I can be a better person. Yoga keeps me healthy and happy.
Why I teach Yoga:
I hope that my love for yoga and the arts can provide kids with a foundation for a growing practice and the ability to self express themselves so they can be the very best version of themselves. And because kids are fun.

Certifications:
E-RYT 200, focus in Vinyasa Yoga and experience in Yin
Why I practice Yoga:
My yoga practice is an extension of my meditation practice. Focusing in the asanas gives me a physical way to challenge mindfulness!
Why I teach Yoga:
There are so many beautiful pieces to the peace we can find through yoga. I teach to help others understand the connections in all that we do on our mat, especially upside down! I hope to pass on the wisdom from my own teachers that has helped me find joy in every pose.

Stephanie Rushin
Certifications:
RYT 200
Yoga Sculpt
Rainbow Kids Yoga
Yoga For The Special Child
Why I Practice Yoga:
To be present, not just on my mat but in daily life to myself and the community around me. Yoga helps me find peace and balance.
Why I teach Yoga:
I want to share the happiness that came into my life through yoga. To help people connect with what they already have through the mind, breath, and body.

Kristen Tanakatsubo
Certifications:
RYT-200, Power Vinyasa, Kate Quinn, Park Ridge, IL. 2014
Why I practice Yoga:
Yoga has taught me mindfulness both on and away from my mat. I can come back again and again and always learn something from the asana practice – refining alignment, discovering strength or weakness I didn’t know I had, or challenging myself to maintain an even, expansive breath.
Why I teach Yoga:
Teaching has been an amazing gift of sharing the practice of yoga with the community. I’d like everyone to leave class feeling better than when they came in!

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