Alina Parada, L.M.T.
I have been a therapist for the past 11 years and truly love doing what I do. I graduated from Olympia College in Burr Ridge, IL in 2006. I've worked with a few chiropractors throughout the years, along with various spas and fitness centers. These experiences have brought a greater understanding of the structural anatomy of the body, allowing me to provide my clients with vital 'homework' (different exercises and stretching techniques) between sessions. I am very grateful to be a part of the Yoga Now family! Sharing my knowledge and expertise with my clients while providing a professional, nurturing environment to heal or simply unwind.
My modalities include Swedish, Lomi Lomi, Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal, and Reflexology, in addition to being Reiki level 1 attuned. I use my intuition and listen to clients' needs to provide the most attentive and rejuvenating massage in order to help heal the mind, body and soul.
Megan K. Olsen, LMT
Megan studied massage at the Soma Institute, motivated by a desire to relieve others of chronic pain and stress. She excels at deep, specific work and has a particular interest in releasing tension through trigger point therapy. She is honored to help clients work through pain.
Megan studied communication and psychology at Northwestern University. Having completed her degree, she now pursues personal interests in bodywork, nutrition, counseling, and the environment.
Kelly Oshita, LMT
Kelly studied at Cortiva Institute in Chicago. She enjoys incorporating Swedish technique and neuromuscular treatment into her practice creating a relaxing but therapeutic session for her clients. Kelly practices Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy and myofascial massage. Her goal is to help her clients feel relaxed, rejuvenated and more in tune with their body.
Jerrell Starnes, LMT
Jerrell has always had an interest in helping people be the best versions of themselves. He studied at the National Institute for Personal Training before discovering his true passion for massage, at which time he completed his LMT certification at Cortiva. He is a Veteran of the Armed Forces, having spent 6 years in the Navy. His goal is helping people move through their aches and pains caused by an active life-style and life’s general stress. With his combined skills he has great aptitude for trigger point therapy through his understanding of anatomy and the effects of repetitive motion and exercise injuries. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and skills with his clients to help them feel their best.
Brittany Brda, LMT
Brittany graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, where she received a degree in massage therapy and asian bodywork. Brittany has studied many different modalities of Eastern and Western massage which allows her treatments to be uniquely blended as well as individualized to fit a client’s needs. Brittany practices Swedish/Circulatory massage, Deep Tissue/Clinical, Thai, Shiatsu and Tui Na. Brittany is an intuitive massage therapist who is passionate about helping others along their path of healing. Her goal is to help others find balance of their body, mind and spirit.
Yaron Iram, LMT
Yaron is a graduate of the Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy, having returned to school in order to pursue a life-long goal of studying massage. He is skilled in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Clinical work (including trigger point therapy) and myofascial massage, and has additional training in geriatric massage. Yaron brings to his massage clients a passion for healing and a commitment to meeting each client’s needs. In his prior career, Yaron was a development professional experienced at raising funds for environmental and social services organizations throughout the Midwest and abroad. Yaron has a master’s degree in Art’s Administration from Columbia University in New York, and experience managing a community based art center in Haifa, Israel, that brought together Israeli and Palestinian artists in shared studio and exhibition space
Emma graduated from the Soma Institute of Massage Therapy, and was motivated by her passion for health and wellness along with a desire to help people by aleviating stress in the body. She excels at deep tissue, Lomi Lomi, myofascial work, and utilizes trigger point therapy to relieve pain and tension. Her extensive knowledge of […]
Emma graduated from the Soma Institute of Massage Therapy, and was motivated by her passion for health and wellness along with a desire to help people by aleviating stress in the body. She excels at deep tissue, Lomi Lomi, myofascial work, and utilizes trigger point therapy to relieve pain and tension. Her extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology allows her to be a great help to other's in their road to recovery.
Jack started working at Yoga Now in Oct. 2010 upon returning from a summer internship on a farm and community center in southern Indiana studying permaculture, yoga, healing and working the farm and farmers markets. Jack worked desk at Yoga Now for a year and took the teacher training RYT 200 hr in spring of 2012. Jack began practicing yoga in 2008. For him It brings a connection to a deeper peace, stillness and strength. It is Jack intention as a teacher to help his students find their own empowering heart, mind, body, spirit connection. He was first attuned to Reiki in 2010. Reiki has been a tool for spiritual awakenings and insight for Jack. He offers private Reiki healings. A Reiki healing is meant to replenish drained energetic spaces and bring back your highest potential. Jack hopes his healing practice helps others receive their own true potential in clarity. Jack offers regular yoga classes and Reiki classes at Yoga Now, private sessions are available by appointment.
Tiffany began her exploration of Yoga in 2009 as part of a health and wellness challenge at work, and instantly fell in love. She now sees her yoga practice as an essential part of her life, as it has aided in both a physical and emotional transformation. After experiencing all the positive changes in her […]
Tiffany began her exploration of Yoga in 2009 as part of a health and wellness challenge at work, and instantly fell in love. She now sees her yoga practice as an essential part of her life, as it has aided in both a physical and emotional transformation. After experiencing all the positive changes in her body, mind, and spirit, she decided to take the next step. This led her to Yoga Now where she completed her RYT- 200 with Amy Beth Treciokas.
In 2013, Tiffany was first attuned to Reiki. It has been an amazing life and spiritual awakening that has only complimented her Yoga practice. She is passionate about helping others and is thrilled to share her knowledge and experiences with all students. Her classes are fun, relaxed, musically charged and accessible to all levels in efforts to encourage students to find comfort and inner strength as they grow in their practice. Her goal is to help students embody their full potential, and tap into inner peace and happiness.
When she isn’t teaching yoga, you will likely find her running her own travel business, organizing and escorting group trips and yoga retreats to all four corners of the globe, spending time with friends and family, baking or enjoying the outdoors.