MEET THE MOONBIRDS

Therese

Vinyasa trained. Stability and strength. Breath and movement. Warm, welcoming yoga environment above all else. Career: medical research. Calling: yoga teacher training and studio owner.

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Moonbird Yoga Instructors

Brittany

Vinyasa trained. Fitness fanatic. Goat mom of 7 and cat mom of 1 former barn cat. Sprinkles of positivity everywhere. Equal parts playlist and poses. Yoga is life.

Alex

Vinyasa trained. Passion for Hatha. Coffee lover, amateur librarian, and decent fellow. Advocate for those who never give up.

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Moonbird Yoga Instructors

Allie

Vinyasa trained. Breath to movement devotee with recent conversion to sweaty hot yoga. Equal parts Type A eldest child and go with the flow ice cream aficionado.

Annvetta

Vinyasa, yin, and child yoga trained. Lover of teaching yoga, traveling and reading. Equal parts roll on the floor laughing and roll out your yoga mat to chill.

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Moonbird Yoga Instructors

Becca

Vinyasa trained. Slow flow basics to power house challenge. Passion for modifying yoga so everyBODY can practice. Off the mat: equal parts chaser of 3 little ones, occupational therapist, and reality TV fan.

Char

Vinyasa trained. Yoga journey sparked love affair with exercise. Dual citizenship with artist fiancé (New Orleans and Belleville). Delights in cooking, art shows, and travel. 

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Moonbird Yoga Instructors

Chelle

Vinyasa trained. CF-L1 CrossFit Trainer, 8+ year avid CrossFitter, half marathon runner. Basketball player and coach at heart. Yoga is for everyBODY. No problem meditating and then watching a UFC fight.

Cristina

Vinyasa trained. Hatha enthusiast. Avid reader and music lover. Equal parts old soul and caffeine junkie.

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Moonbird Yoga Instructors

Dan

Vinyasa trained. Yoga for PTSD. Iraq vet who always finds a way to work Pearl Jam into a sequence. Loves watching favorite sports teams, hanging out with family and dog Sally (named for a favorite yogi).

DENISE

Vinyasa trained. Drawn to physical benefits of yoga but found much more. Upbeat and playful teaching style. Yoga is about YOU and YOUR body, not what your fellow yogis are doing.

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Moonbird Yoga Instructors

DianA

Recently retired educator. University of Georgia graduate with a slightly unhealthy obsession with college football. New to yoga and thrilled to be learning the practice and working with the Moonbird community. She and her husband Todd are proud parents of daughters Ryley and Ally. Enjoys traveling, running, hiking and spending time with family and her furry dog baby, Kai.

Emma

Vinyasa and Yin trained. Certified personal trainer,  life coach, and writer. Always learning, always growing.

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Moonbird Yoga Instructors

Eric

Hatha trained, with Vinyasa compliments and tempo of beats. My love is for sale. It only cost tacos and cookies. Equal parts Jiu Jitsu nut, MMA Coach and dancing chef. Carry on. 

Heather

Vinyasa trained, hatha practitioner. Fueled by olive oil, long walks and watercolors. If lost, return to Italy (or nearest bookstore). Inhaling love, exhaling gratitude.

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Moonbird Yoga Instructors

Josie

Vinyasa trained. Runner, hiker, and girl mom of 4 (one with fur). Equal parts energy and love.

Julie

Vinyasa trained, lover of all the yoga since 2009.   Breast cancer survivor, sister, mother and all around sweet spirit.  Equal parts savvy real estate agent and compassionate friend.

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Moonbird Yoga Instructors

Karen

Vinyasa trained. Barre and weight lifting enthusiast. Music (especially live music) lover. Avid dog walker and self help book reader. RN, mom to one daughter, dog mom.

Katie

Power Vinyasa, Baptiste, and Shred trained. High school teacher, runner, reader. Life is a journey, enjoy the ride and laugh often.

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Moonbird Yoga Instructors

Kendra

Vinyasa trained.  Quiet strength matches calm energy. Breath moves us and through us, matching the rhythm of our lives. Nurse practitioner, wife, mom of 2 sweet girls and 2 loving dogs. My yoga mat is my saving grace.

Lesley

Vinyasa trained. Love of Hatha. Discovered yoga bliss first time on a mat. Passion for helping others and rescue dogs. Mom of 2 future yogis. Equal parts graceful movement and dancing machine.

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Moonbird Yoga Instructors

SYdney

Vinyasa trained.  Reader, cat mom, adrenaline junkie. Equal parts cheese and cheesin’. Mantra: “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”

Tara

Vinyasa trained. Mom, attorney, and perpetual (albeit sometimes sporadic) yoga student. Equal parts old soul who enjoys experimenting with the woo woo and pursuer of all that is wellness. 

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Moonbird Yoga Instructors

Vicki

Vinyasa trained.  Mom of 2 wild wonderful children. Lover of baked goods and 90s music.  Prefers to be near water (not easy in Illinois). Mind, body and soul connection = wellness for self and others.

Cathi

Vinyasa trained. Hot yoga addict. Fuses ancient yoga to a modern, powerful physical practice set to fun music. Corporate attorney and girl mom to 3.

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