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 teaches 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 introspection, understanding and healing on a deeper level has guided her in truly stepping into her power and voice and is a passion of hers. You’ll often find these themes as part of her offerings to support others in doing the same. She especially loves to work with the cycles of the moon and our bodies, and encourages students to honor themselves through the cycles and seasons of life through her teachings. Katrina teaches meditation, mudra, journaling, hatha, vinyasa, yin, restorative, yoga nidra, kids, teens, trapeze and kundalini classes. Katrina deeply understands and respects that it isn't always easy to keep your head up and heart open, so she ensures all of her classes are trauma mindful and empowering. She will constantly remind you this is your practice, not hers, and your body, your choice. And she will always be there with a patient reminder to come back to the breath as an anchor both on and off the mat.
Katrina makes use of her biology degree, knowledge and love of physical and energetic anatomy, and multiple yoga teacher trainings to help heal herself holistically and guides others to do the same. 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 awareness and strength to get out of an abusive marriage. Incorporating Kundalini yoga into her practice has further helped her heal trauma and manage anxiety and PTSD.
Always striving to turn her trauma into her dharma, she makes all of her offerings safe and compassionate. Katrina genuinely cares about each individual and intuitively adjusts classes to her students' wellbeing. Kids and adults alike are guaranteed to leave her classes feeling seen, loved, empowered and like they did something really healing for their bodies, minds, hearts and spirits!
Chelsea first started practicing yoga during a time when her mind and body felt out of harmony. She turned to yoga and a more holistic lifestyle to help find more balance, direction, and peace within herself. Yoga has not only brought her increased physical wellness, but has also given her a reminder to slow down, more space for stillness, and a reconnection with her intuition.
Chelsea has her RYT 200 in alignment based hatha/vinyasa from Breathe for Change. She is also a certified social emotional learning facilitator and has her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Chelsea spends most of her days in her classroom with her littles teaching preschool in the Illinois Valley area. She enjoys the time she spends outside of her classroom teaching yoga to both kids and adults, practicing yoga, exploring new places, and spending time with her family and friends.
With a grateful and compassionate heart, Chelsea enjoys offering yoga that is accessible to everybody in a space where everyone is supported and welcomed. She is passionate about bringing social/emotional awareness and yoga to both kids and adults. Chelsea’s teaching is rooted in a deep understanding of social/emotional well being. She offers hatha, vinyasa, slow flow, yin, meditation, mindfulness, empowerment, and kids classes. Chelsea makes each of her classes a quest to guide students of all ages to find joy and ease in body, mind and heart.
We would love nothing more than to share our passion for this practice with you or your children! Join us at the she shed or virtually at one of our kids, teens or adult classes or events. Or reach out to connect privately through yoga, trapeze, meditation, mentoring or energy work!
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, toolboxes full of props, 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!
So join us virtually or come check out the 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.
We share weekly anchor tools; meditations, mudras, affirmations, kundalini exercises and other trauma healing tools, often guided by the moon! We will send you a free PDF gift for joining!