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 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 has led yoga nidra teacher trainings since 2014 and continues to grow as a yoga nidra practitioner and teacher.
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.
I teach monthly “restorative yoga nidra” classes at Nature Yoga and yogaview in Chicago, IL. Join me for these hour long, 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 centered you.
Workshops and Teacher Trainings
Join me March 24-25, 2018 to “Learn to Teach Guided Relaxation: The Art of Yoga Nidra” at yogaview in Chicago. 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.
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.
Practice with my yoga videos and recordings, including full length classes and yoga nidra sessions.
I’m excited to teach how to teach yoga nidra in March, 2018. 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 on February 23 and March 23, 2018 at yogaview. My Nature Yoga workshops are the second Sunday of hte month, and I’m missing the March worshop to study iRest yoga nidra with the mighty Richard Miller. 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.