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.
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.
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.
My name is Dana and I am a budding, passionate and young massage therapist. I am fortunate to have discovered early on that I want to pursue healing and body work. Not only do I have the blessing of this knowledge but the capability to share it. In our sessions we go deeper than surface pain to its source, then, eradicating it. I look forward to meeting you seeing as knowledge gained in the practice of massage therapy is best obtained by providing relief to its recipients. I wish you all the best until we meet.
A licensed massage therapist since 2008, Talina Madonna specializes in a variety of therapies, including Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Bone Washing, Neuromuscular Deep Tissue, Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Therapy and Aromatherapy Massage. Talina’s work is informed by years of meditation, yoga and mind-body healing practices. Every session is infused with presence, intuition and expertise, allowing for a deeply healing and often transcendent experience.
I believe in the power of therapeutic touch. My name is marlin, graduated from New School for massage on 2017. My practice is focuses on areas in which daily physical/mental stressors accumulate. Each massage is adjusted for each individual, according to their health history or desired outcome. Using various techniques extracted from different modalities which includes; Swedish massage, trigger point, sports massage, myofacial release. Others: Thai massage/ healing touch, and cranial sacrum therapy. I wholeheartedly intend to be part of your wellbeing.
LaTanya Harris, LMT also known as Therapist_T has been licensed and practicing massage since 2012; immediately proceeding her graduation from Cortiva (Loop Campus). While specializing in results she uses a combination of modalities including but not limited to deep tissue, Swedish and trigger point relief. LaTanya’s desire to help others along with her intuitive touch serve for a fantastic massage therapy experience.
I graduated from the Soma institute in 2008. I always listen to what you want, and how you are feeling first. My favorite areas to work on are the shoulders, neck and back. I do Swedish, deep tissue, sports, myofascial, and I have taken massage courses in Thai, shiatsu, aromatherapy, cupping and others. I enjoy traveling, hiking, and reading. I am currently a student at the University of Illinois At Chicago, studying Computer Science, Psychology, and Theatre. One of my favorite places I have visited recently was Garden of the Gods, in Colorado Springs, CO. I am a yoga student I would say, and I am very excited to learn more and practice more often.
Leyli Valcy Torres
I’ve been a massage therapist since 2010, I received my training at Cortiva in Chicago. I got my B.S. in biology in 2009 from Eureka College and have taken regular coursework since. I’ve danced my entire life as well as played different sports and made sure to stay active with yoga and Pilates and so the body is my life’s work. My hands are my greatest gifts and I get to share them and the knowledge I’ve gained to help others with their plan of self-care! I really enjoy working with Swedish, stretching and neuromuscular treatments, I do also incorporate some reflexology and light lymphatic drainage. I tend to make a connection with my clients and my hands provide what it is they need most as well as what the client requests.
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.
RYT-500 / Reiki Master
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 daily 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 Chicago where she completed her RYT-200H with Amy Beth Treciokas who studied under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. As her passion for teaching continued to grow, she decided to work toward her advanced certification and completed her RYT-500H with Inner Peace Yoga Therapy based in Durango, CO. She is currently enrolled in the RYT-1000H Yoga Therapy certification program with Inner Peace and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with her students.
Her classes are therapeutic, inspiring, and accessible to all levels in efforts to encourage students to find comfort and inner strength as they grow in their practice. Her intention is to help students embody their full potential and to tap into their own inner peace and happiness.
Tiffany, a certified Reiki Master/Teacher, is passionate about and committed to helping others through this healing energy. Reiki has been an amazing life changing experienced that she and is thrilled to share with those looking for alternative and complimentary therapies enhancing their own health and emotional well-being.
In her free time, you will likely find her traveling, cooking, crafting, spending time with friends and family, laughing, or enjoying the outdoors.
Alyson Lyon is a 200 RYT and Reiki Master Teacher. She has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and began teaching yoga in 2013. Alyson completed her 200 hour training with Reflections Yoga and has taught in Chicago and Costa Rica. Additionally, Alyson completed her Reiki Master Teacher through Tiffany Ketchmark in 2018. Inspired by the processes of transformation and healing, Alyson is dedicated to being a source of positivity in the lives of others. She also holds a Master in Education, a BFA in Theatre Studies and has a background in Secondary Education (English and Theatre) as well as performance (Theatre, Comedy, Music, Live Lit). Her website/blog is www.brightlight.love.