Hi, I'm Mia Park.
Mia Park teaches yoga to encourage self-inquiry. With self-awareness, a life of purpose can be lived.
Mia has over 1500 hours of training in traditions that include doaist taiji, tantra, yoga therapy, trauma informed yoga, yoga for children and seniors, meditation, alignment, and more. She is a certified iRest Level 1 teacher, Rest and Renew restorative yoga teacher and Certified Integrated Ayurvedic Practitioner and Advanced Yoga Teacher, and is currently becoming an IAYT Yoga Therapist in the Viniyoga tradition with Gary Kraftsow. She is an E-RYT 500, 200 CYT, a Domestic Violence Advocate, and volunteer teaches prenatal yoga in Cook County Jail. She’s studied the art of yoga nidra with many teachers, including iRest with Richard Miller, Total Yoga Nidra with Uma Dinsmore Tuli, the Himalayan tradition with Rolf Solvik, and Satyananda Yoga Nidra with Rod Stryker and Dr Swami Shankardev Saraswati.
She weaves together her broad and deep education to create an accessible, focused yoga practice. Mia passionately shares her love for teaching with optimism and hope.
Workshops and Teacher Trainings
Join me this Autumn and “Learn to Teach Guided Relaxation: The Art of Yoga Nidra”. Learn to safely and confidently teach this systematic, guided relaxation technique. Yoga nidra is a gentle, subtle way to encourage self-knowledge and restore well being. Date and location TBA.
Individual and Small Group ClassesI offer individual, small group, and corporate wellness classes with a focus on meeting you where you are to regain wholeness, health, and balance. Using yoga postures, yoga therapeutics, breathing techniques, meditation and more, I target each session to cater to your needs.
Media GalleryPractice with my yoga videos and recordings, including full length classes and yoga nidra sessions.
I’m excited to teach how to teach yoga nidra this Fall. The March, 2018 teacher training was another event at yogaview in Chicago. Watch the video to the left to learn more about my favorite yoga technique and what a powerful tool it is.
My next Restorative Yoga Nidra workshops are May 11, June 8, July 8, August 24 at yogaview. My Nature Yoga workshops are the second Sunday of hte month. These one hour Restorative Yoga Nidra Workshops are comforting, deeply relaxing and nurturing. I benefit greatly from teaching them and I hope you will, too.
I’m honored and deeply enthusiastic to announce that I will begin Gary Kratsow’s American Viniyoga Foundations course in April, 2018 with the intention of becoming a IAYT certified yoga therapist. I’ve studied with Gary for over ten years and anticipate learning authentic yoga therapy techniques from this master teacher.
Here’s an honest article on a challenging spiritual journey to China, Mongolia, and South Korea in May, 2017. I studied daoist taiji in China, visited Mongolian temples and shamans, and stayed at a Buddhist temple in Korea. I returned to Shanghai in November, 2017 to continue studying with my taiji teacher, Patrick Kelly and am committed to learning more in this lineage. I’ll study again with him in Zurich, March 2018.