Alina Parada, L.M.T.
Have been a therapist for the past 9 years and love doing what I do. Graduated from Olympia College in Burr Ridge, Il in 2006. Worked with a few Chiropactors throughout the years along with Spa's and fitness centers. That experience has brought a greater understanding of the structural anatomy of the body along with being able to provide vital homework of stretches and exercise if needed. I am very grateful to be a part of the Yoga Now family! Looking forward to sharing my knowledge and many techniques with my clients along with developing a nurturing environment to grow and heal. My modalities include Swedish, Lomi Lomi, Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal, and Reflexology. Also, Reiki level 1 attuned. I use my intuition and listen to clients needs to provide the most rejuvinating massage to help heal the mind, body and soul.
Taryn Smith L.M.T.
Taryn Smith is a recent graduate of Cortiva Insititue of Massage Therapy. She is skilled in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Clinical work (trigger point therapy, tender point therapy, hydrotherapy) and myofacial. Her goal for every session is to give a well focused and thought out client centered massage.
Before joining the massage therapy field, Taryn earned her BFA at UIC for theatre performance. She has since started her own theatre company, Realize Theatre Group.
Kate is a Licensed Massage Therapist, graduate of The New School for Massage and Bodywork.
Kate’s background as a professional dancer and movement educator have equipped her with an in-depth knowledge of kin-esthetics and a passion to understand the connection between the body, mind and spirit. Through her work, Kate’s objective is to bring balance, change, and empowerment to her clients, tailoring sessions to specific needs and goals of each individual.
Sydnie Birginal L.M.T.
Sydnie is a recent graduate of The New School for Massage and Bodywork. After many years working in social services, Sydnie has a first hand experience of how stress impacts the mind, body and soul. She now enjoys helping others relax and rejuvenate through Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai/Shiatsu, and Trigger Point.
Ariel Jones, L.M.T.
Ariel is a recent graduate of The Soma Institute. After graduating, she has working in both spa and chiropractic settings. Her goal in each session is relax her client and soothe their aches and pain. She achieves this through Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Trigger Point Therapy.
JoAnne specializes in both one-on-one yoga sessions along with yoga in a group setting; she is skilled in a variety of massage therapy techniques and she provides both services.
23 years experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist at Health clubs, Chiropractic offices and a few Spas.
A background as a gymnast and a ballet dancer made him aware of the benefits of hands on healing. Todd has been a licensed massage therapist for the past 25 years here in Chicago. He believes that creating a holistic and well rounded approach to healing is very important, utilizing; Swedish, Sports, Stretching,Reflexology, Deep tissue and trigger point techniques along with energy work . He is able to help with anything from back pain to muscle aches and strains to general unease and trouble sleeping. Over 25 years of experience can bring a lot of healing energy to the table.
Julia intuitively and compassionately serves clients from the heart.
Julia intuitively and compassionately serves clients from the heart. Coming from a place of deeply valuing authenticity, listening to the body, respect, intuition, nourishment, communication, and deep relaxation, she successfully creates a safe space in which the whole client's healing intention is addressed.
Julia has trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myo-fascial Release, Shiatsu (with basic knowledge of TCM Meridian system), Energy healing, and basic Ingham Method Reflexology. All of these modalities are brought into integration on the massage table, uniquely in each session. With an emphasis on physical wellness, whole wellness is supported.
Julia is open to working with clients of all body types and backgrounds, and is glad to bring clients into greater equilibrium, body awareness, and self awareness. She see all bodies - emotional, physical, mental, spiritual - as interconnected and one.
She studied at the Soma Institute and the New School for Bodywork and Massage in 2012, and has extensive experience in meditation and hatha yoga, which all may inform her massage practice.
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 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.
Certified Yoga Instructor
Licensed Massage Therapist & Asian Body Therapy
BA in Dance
Reiki Master & Teacher
Akashic Record Reader
Fire Cupping & Gua Sha Certified
Cindy Huston, a E-RYT 200 Yoga Educator, Reiki Teacher, Bengston Method Energy Healer, Board Certified Massage Therapist and Asian Body Therapy, and Licensed Hoopnotica Method Instructor. An Approved Continuing Education Provider for Yoga Alliance and for the National Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Born in Iowa, Cindy Huston has accredited 20+ years of teaching and choreography experience to ages 3 years to adult. She primarily teaches Bhakti Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga. She also has experience teaching yoga to children. Cindy has a guided yoga CD available called, “Restorative Yoga with Cindy Huston.” She has been on staff and a presenting artist with Bhakti Fest. Her yoga classes are focused on balancing the physical and energetic body with bhakti "heart center". Cindy’s extend education through yoga, massage, energy work, and dance bring balance to her classes. Cindy holds a BA in dance from the University of Iowa. After graduation, Cindy accepted the Lead Adjunct Dance Instructor position at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA. In May 2004, she moved to Chicago to further her career in dance performance. Performance credits include: Sarasota Opera House, Walt Disney World, Fire for Higher Professional Fire Artists, and dancing back up for solo vocal artists just to name a few. Cindy is a licensed massage and Asian Body Therapist and graduate of Pacific College of Oriental. Her modalities include Thai, Shiatsu, Tui Na (Acupressure), Deep Tissue/Trigger Point, and Swedish/Circulatory massage, Reiki, and the Bengston Healing Method. Frequently Cindy offers Approved Continuing Education courses that are approved by Yoga Alliance and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Courses include: Yoga for Massage Therapists, Reiki 1, Reiki 2, Reiki Master & Teacher, and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training. Cindy thrives to creatively continue exploring the body potential to naturally heal and it’s infinite possibilities to express through all traditional and non-traditional forms of movement. More information at www.cindyhuston.com.