Keep your head up and heart open is our beautiful Katrina’s motto! Katrina has her E-RYT 500 in alignment based Hatha/Vinyasa from Uplifted™ Yoga and studied with Guru Singh for her 200hr Kundalini certification at Kundalini University. She is now teaching practitioners through her local and global online studio and leads hundreds of students a year into stepping into their personal teaching power as a lead trainer for Uplifted™ Yoga. Diving deep into the chakras and astrology to help bring awareness, understanding and healing on a deeper level is a passion of hers and has guided her in truly stepping into her power. You’ll often find these themes as part of her offerings to encourage and support others in doing the same. She especially loves to work with the cycles of the moon and our bodies encouraging students to honor themselves through the cycles and seasons of life in her teachings. Katrina teaches meditation, mudra, journaling, hatha, vinyasa, yin, restorative, yoga nidra, kids, trapeze and kundalini classes. All of her classes are trauma mindful, alignment based, fun and empowering!
Katrina incorporates her knowledge of physical and energetic anatomy and physiology into her personal yoga practice, classes, and her life. She discovered yoga after being diagnosed with celiac disease, needing a gentle routine that took care of her healing body and overwhelmed mind. Leaning harder on a daily personal practice helped her find the strength to get out of an abusive marriage and manage the resulting anxiety and PTSD. She makes use of her biology degree, love of anatomy, and multiple yoga teacher trainings to help heal herself holistically and she encourages others to do the same.
Striving to turn her trauma into her dharma, she makes all of her offerings safe and compassionate. Katrina genuinely cares about each individual and caters classes to your needs. She might occasionally speak to the grown ups in kids yoga language and tell you to be a snake or a dog, but that’s just all part of the fun! Kids and adults alike are guaranteed to leave her classes feeling happy, cared about, like they just had a ton of fun, like they did something really good for their bodies, and like they left a bunch of stress on their mat!
Katrina dreamed of a safe and welcoming space for all the things and people she loves, and Shine Yoga Garage was born. Her giant she-shed is where she details cars in the front and yogas in the back. It has a hammock in a car lift and yoga trapezes too! When Illinois weather is kind she opens the big garage door overlooking the field and lets the sun shine in on our practice. It really is her happy place and she hopes it is yours too, even if you are joining virtually!
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This scruffy rescue pup with a face you can't say no to and chocolate brown eyes that see into your soul is the mascot and "therapy" dog at Shine Yoga Garage. She loves to join private sessions whenever she is welcome.
I would love nothing more than to share my passion with you or your children so catch me on my mat live or virtually at one of our kids or adult classes or yoga teacher trainings. Or contact me to connect privately through yoga, trapeze, meditation, mentoring or energy work!
Join us virtually or come check out our she-shed in the heart of the midwest farmland!
We are literally just off of I80 and Route 251 and close to I39 and Staved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks.
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Most of our classes are hybrid, with in person and virtual options. Classes are also recorded and available in the content library for monthly tribe members. Check out memberships options here.