With self-awareness, a life of purpose can be lived.

Mia Park was featured on Chicago ABC 7’s TV show, “Asian Influences”.

Hi, I'm Mia Park.

Mia Park teaches yoga to encourage self-inquiry. With self-awareness, a life of purpose can be lived. Mia is also an actress, writer, producer and enthusiastic celebrator of life. Learn more about Mia at MiaPark.com.

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.

Mia Park teaching yoga at Cook County jail on NBC 5 news in Chicago, IL

Mia was recently featured on the “Making a Difference” segment of NBC 5 News in Chicago as a volunteer yoga instructor in Cook County jail. 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.

Drop-In Classes

 Chicago: Beginning Sept 5, 2018 I teach a weekly 30 minute yoga nidra class at Nature Yoga Wednesdays from 5-5:30pm. I also teach a monthly “restorative yoga nidra” classes at yogaview. Join me for these accessible classes. No experience is necessary and we mostly practice lying on our backs. Use yoga as an entry point to return to a more authentic you.

Workshops and Teacher Trainings

Join me at Nature Yoga in Chicago on Sep 15, 22, 19, 2018 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-discovery and restore well being. 

Individual and Small Group Classes

I 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 Gallery

Practice with my yoga videos and recordings, including full length classes and yoga nidra sessions.

Yoga News

I’m excited to teach how to teach yoga nidra at Nature Yoga September 15, 22, 29, 2018 in Chicago. Watch the video to the left to learn more about my favorite yoga technique and what a powerful tool it is.

I’m honored and deeply enthusiastic to announce that I began 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 studied again with him in Zurich, March 2018.