Tammy Mitchell : Tamo
Director of Heading OM Yoga : E-RYT 200
Thai Yoga/Bodywork : Reiki : Creative Union : Sound & Silence : Workshops
Tammy breathes in passion for life & releases the creative vision of Heading OM Yoga. Tapping into her roots, Tamo’s path is realized as being an educator & community activator infused with love of movement, nature, travel, art & music. Tammy’s path in higher education brought exercise, development & wellness practices into focus, and she began teaching in 1998. In 2005, she received initial certification in Thai Bodywork, and became a certified yoga instructor at the Shambhava School of Hatha Yoga. Tammy’s teachings reflect the wisdom & practice of her lineages. Her practices empower balance to heighten in our form, allowing our true selves to be in tune with nature. She specializes in individual/group Hatha Yoga & Thai Bodywork. Tammy’s offerings at OM & on tour include Thai Bodywork, Hatha Yoga, Kid’s Yoga, Festival Yoga, Yoga for Recovery, Creative Union/Visioning, OM-Snap Photo Shoots, and Sound & Silence. Tamo facilitates inspired experiences with intent to raise awareness, empower growth, facilitate compassion, experience liberation & Union… Raise yOUR Vibration. www.headingom.org
Lisa Nelson Raabe
LCPC, E-RYT 500
Senior Teacher : Prajna Yoga : Yoga Therapy : Workshops
Lisa will work with you to create a safe & effective path to healing with yoga poses, core strengthening, proper alignment & functional movements. Breathe more easily & release your restless mind. Lisa will respect your physical limitations & is trained to accommodate disabilities, combining 15 years of Counseling, Art Therapy, Thai & Restorative Yoga with Mindfulness Meditation. Feel more energy & balance your nervous system, move out of pain & into inner calm. Lisa is a graduate of Prajna Yoga 500 with Tias Little, recently completed a 300 hour Yoga Therapy credential with Marlysa Sullivan of Pranakriya Yoga, a training specific to physical/emotional health & is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. www.lisanelsonraabe.com
LMT : Anat Baniel Method of Feldenkrais Practitioner
Myofascial Release : Thai Bodywork : Massage Therapy : ABM Workshops
Blake McLemore has recently moved back to his farm in the Peoria area from 12 years of travel/study throughout Asia & living in Chicago. His mission is to compassionately support & guide you in optimal wellbeing by listening, looking, asking & feeling. Blake is a Licensed Massage Therapist & practices Myofascial Release, Relaxation Therapies, Deep Tissue & Trigger Point, Thai Bodywork, Watsu Water Therapy & Energywork. At OM he specializes in Myofascial Release & Massage Therapy with individual clients, leads wellness practices & organizes group bodywork practices. He plays & practices many things, and is excited to share his experiences with YOU! www.thirdcoasttherapies.com
Pranakriya 200 Hour : Kripalu Lineage : Rise & Shine-Gentle Yoga
Nurturing is one of Marcy’s greatest gifts, & encouraging a practice of heart opening & acceptance is her primary focus in sharing yoga with others. Her specialty is gentle flow, resulting in a well balanced morning yoga practice including foundational breathwork, postures & meditation. Explore & enjoy yoga with a compassionate & light hearted approach.
Temple of Kriya Yoga 200 hours : Prenatal & Slow Flow Yoga
In 2008 Emily completed her 200-hour teacher training through the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago, Illinois. In June 2009 she became pregnant with her first child and fell even more in love with her practice. Her pregnancy became her guide into a whole new world of yoga and yoga became a guide into her pregnancy. After the birth of her son, Emily realized how empowering pregnancy and birth had been for her and what a strong role yoga had played in that experience. In 2010 she completed a 55 hour prenatal yoga teacher training at Silverlake Yoga in Los Angeles, California. Currently she dedicates her time to educating herself about pregnancy, childbirth, and the practice of prenatal yoga. She is training to become a certified doula through DONA, Doulas of North America. Emily believes in the importance of the mind body connection during pregnancy. Along with the physical benefits of her class, she also teaches breath work and meditation that are highly useful during labor.
Devpreet Kaur : Teresa Smith
Certified 480 Hour Kundalini Yoga Instructor : Kundalini Yoga : Breathwalk
Devpreet Kaur has practiced yoga for over 14 years. After spending much time practicing various styles of yoga, she has most recently completed the 220 hour Teacher Training course in Kundalini Yoga & Meditation & continues her path in education/practice toward 500 hour certification. Devpreet shares the teachings of Yogi Bhajan with precise instruction & enCouraging technique, with deep connection to nature & her own practice/experiences. Devpreet is honored & eager to bring the yoga of awareness to you & Our yoga cOMmunity! WelcOMe!
Moksha Yoga Certified 200 hours : Athletic Flow & Slow Flow Yoga
Debbie was initially drawn to yoga as a way to bring peace to her life. As she continued her journey of self discovery, her love grew & she began a dedicated daily practice in 2009. She is a perpetual student, and continues to search out & study with many Master & local teachers. In November, she will become a 200 hour certified Yoga teacher through Moksha Yoga. Upon entering the teacher training, her intent was to increase understanding of yoga & deepen her own practice. As study & practice in her yoga training grew, she discovered the power of deep transformation & self acceptance, inspiring her to share her knowledge & passion for this ancient practice with others. Debbie’s specialty is Flow & Slow Flow Yoga. Flow Yoga places emphasis on strength & flexibility with flow-based sun salutations, standing/seated posture, hip openers & twists, helping you to achieve a deeper practice through heightened awareness. Slow Flow Yoga is a practice intended to building strong foundation by rediscovering breath & fine tuned alignment, helping you to build your practice while honoring yourself & finding new depth to you edge.
Herbology : Nutrition : Ecstatic Dance
Nicole is an artist, herbalist, educator & facilitator with intent to teach others about herbs & nutrition to help empower individuals with the power & knowledge to heal themselves. She studied herbalism at Mountain Spirit School of Herbalism & attends conferences & classes year round in a variety of healing modalities. Currently she spends time working on organic farms, making herbal medicine, creating art mandalas out of recycled materials, educating individuals & groups on healing w. herbs, facilitating rituals/dance, and practicing natural health for herself, family & the planet. www.nicoleklinge.com
Shambhava School of Hatha Yoga 200 : Reiki I : Yoga Basics & Vinyasa
Jennie began practicing yoga in 2008, intrigued by this deep and mysterious practice, she felt she wanted to teach to others what yoga was teaching her. Jennie became a certified yoga instructor in June 2012 at Shambhava School of Hatha Yoga. Her classes focus on grounding, balancing, acceptance, and Love. They are open to any who are new, those wanting to deepen their practice, and reminding all that foundation is key! Breath work (pranayama) will also be incorporated with some mindful meditation. All she asks is that you bring yourself, a warm heart, and an open mind.
LOCAL TEACHERS w. SPECIAL OFFERINGS
Kandace Stamer Bernal
RYT 200 : Thai Yoga I : HLC I : Exercise Coach
Kandy’s yoga practice began in 2000. She completed her 200 hour teaching certification through the Shambhava School of Hatha Yoga in 2008 & is registered with Yoga Alliance. Kandy’s yoga offerings stress proper core function & postural alignment. She also draws from her certifications as a Wellness Coach in the areas of corrective exercise & nutrition. Kandy’s most influential teachers include Seane Corn, Tias Little & Paul Chek. Offering a wealth of knowledge with her love for wellness, nutrition and the environment, Kandy holds a B.A. in Biology, and is the Co-owner of Ulew Natural Products, LLC, a company that offers non-toxic cosmetic & body products, and advocates for safe products, raising awareness of the effects of toxic chemicals on our health and the environment. Her passion is sharing her knowledge and raising awareness to facilitate health and healing. www.ulew.com
Reiki Master/Teacher : Usui Shiki Royoho Reiki
Meredith has been passionate about sharing and teaching the gift of Reiki since 2001. She offers Reiki sessions, workshops, classes, meditations, and shares. Reiki has an unlimited potential to ease pain and usher in healing. Everyone has this innate ability to heal, but we must be reminded how to tap in and use this natural healing power. It is Meredith’s personal mission to share the gift of Reiki with as many souls as possible. www.facebook.com/RamblinRoseReiki
Sound Healing : Reflexology : Crystals : Wellness Practices
Becky Cobb is a certified reflexologist and vibrational energy worker. She combines sound, oils, flower essences, and crystals with her body work allowing your body to align to higher vibrations and self healing. Her current focus is on how emotions and stress interfere with our ability to be happy and healthy. She has developed a series of classes using her years of experience in counseling, studying health with vibrational healing to help you unwind and release emotions that have been trapped in your body. www.BalanceandHarmonyBC.com
Moksha Yoga Certified 200 hours
Trish fell in love with yoga after her first tree pose in 1998 & has been sharing that love & leading classes since 2000. Year round she studies with many yoga masters, including her mentor Gabriel Halpern, Iyengar Yoga Master Teacher. After many years of dedicated practice & study, she is completing her 200 hour certification with Daren Friesen, founder/director/senior teacher of Moksha Yoga of Chicago. Trish integrates her knowledge of yogic teaching & postures into every class with clear & precise instruction, allowing her teachings to be a reflection of how yoga enhances her daily life. Her group yoga practices include warm-ups with Sun Salutations, strength of standing poses & exploration of backbends, inversions & twists for a safe & joyful yoga class! She is honored & grateful to have the opportunity to share this knowledge with the Peoria yoga community! In addition to yoga, spending time with family & friends brings her great Joy!
RN : LMT : Oncology Massage Training/Education
Mary is a RN (1995) & Massage Therapist (2005) with background in community health, along with oncology nursing experience. Her experience & training allows her to embrace the best of both worlds by offering education, nurturance, support & healing to those she serves. Her practice offers restorative, comfort-oriented massage along with Eastern bodywork, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, & scar tissue work. Mary is a frequent guest speaker & presenter on a variety of health-related topics, especially massage education. She graduated from the Peregrine Institute of Oncology Massage Training in November 2010 & is now offering CEU’s at Heading OM in Oncology Massage. www.thebodykneadsmassage.com
Certified Integrative Yoga Therapist : Kripalu Yoga 500 RYT
Heidi has been teaching yoga therapy since 1996, is certified as an experienced teacher at the 500 hour level with Yoga Alliance, and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. The emphasis in Heidi’s therapeutic teaching is on personalizing the experience for each student using alignment for stability, the full integration of the breath, and a meditative, focused awareness. Students are encouraged to attune to their body’s wisdom and to use the various yogic practices as the path to greater ease of being, self-understanding and joyful living. Heidi also holds a Masters degree in Social Work and has worked as a licensed clinical social worker for over two decades.She lives with her husband Keith and dog Bodhi, who inspire her to remain present and open-hearted to life.
Moksha Yoga Certified 200 hours : Restorative & All Levels Yoga
Tamela has been an enthusiastic student of yoga for over a decade. The yogic path of self discovery & self acceptance has become her approach both on & off the mat, allowing union to take form day by day. This November, Tamela completes her 200 hour yoga teaching certification through Moksha Yoga in Chicago, and is eager to share her deepened knowledge through teaching. She continues to find inspiration from her teachers, friends, family & the newest Buddha in her life, her grandson! Connect with Tamela & explore freedom, balance, & the unconditional love that dwell with-in each of Us.