I teach restorative yoga nidra at Chicago Botanical Garden Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2. Click here for more info.
Mia Park teaches yoga and taiji from the inside, out. She prioritizes using physical postures as a vehicle for internal evolution and as a way to access our deeper physical, emotional, and mental bodies. Connecting to these deeper bodies is a spiritual practice of self-awareness. With self-awareness, a life of purpose can be lived. Mia has taught yoga since 2006 and studies taiji in Europe, China, and Chicago in the lineage of Yang Cheng Fu with Patrick Kelly.
Mia uses yoga poses as a gateway to developing inner refinement. She also uses techniques she continually learns, training in yoga nidra, breath work/pranayama, energy-focused Tantra hatha yoga, yoga anatomy, yoga therapy, Daoist taiji, and other studies that support inner development. Mia and her classes are powered by hope and engagement. Mia is noted as one of the Best Yoga Studios in Chicago. Mia is a highly educated yoga teacher based out of Chicago, IL with thousands of hours of yoga teacher training. She's certified in several systems including iRest yoga nidra, Rest and Renew restorative, 500 hour Viniyoga, 300 hour Darshan System, retired from 500 hour Parayoga, and 500 E-RYT 500, YACEP, 200 CYT. She's also highly trained in yoga nidra. She is a Domestic Violence Advocate who teaches survivors and has volunteered teaching prenatal yoga in Cook County jail since 2010.
Mia was featured as a volunteer teaching yoga in jail since 2010.
Mia has 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, Trauma-Informed Nidra, and Satyananda Yoga Nidra with Tripura Yoga, Rod Stryker and Dr. Swami Shankardev Saraswati. She has led several yoga nidra teacher trainings since 2014 and continues to grow as a yoga nidra practitioner and teacher. Her yoga nidra recordings have over 30,000 listens on Insight Timer and are also on Spotify.
She leads workshops on deeper internal practices, a yoga nidra teacher training, and teaches private clients online and in person. Mia was featured on "Making a Difference" on Chicago NBC News as a volunteer yoga instructor in Cook County jail. Click here to see it.
Mia is a passionate about life. Her enthusiasm, humor, and authenticity shine through in her teaching. Check out Mia's classes and trainings here.
Check out my yoga videos and practice with me here.
Teaching Taiji (Taichi)
Daoist Principles in Practice Mia practices and teaches taiji using the system taught byPatrick Kelly. This taiji system is an intelligent synthesis of the three great esoteric streams of Daoism/Buddhism, Gnosticism/Sufism, and Yogic internal work as studied by Patrick for over 50 years and synthesized with the approval of his teachers. Mia was raised practicing martial arts and has studied with Patrick Kelly and his senior teachers since 2016.
Mia teaches a Beginner Series from January - April, 2023 in Uptown, Chicago. Learn more about the class here.
In response to rising stress levels, I led daily, complimentary, yoga sleep/deep relaxation practices for 30 days. These free recordings are indefinitely on my Facebook page. I hope these practices benefit you. It's a crazy ride we're on and, yes, we really are in this, together.
Some of Mia's Yoga Certifications. Mia has taken thousands of hours of yoga teacher trainings since 2006.
MIa's certification highlights include Viniyoga 500 hour, Relax and Renew, iRest, Darshan Center, and more. Mia's resume can be found here.
My triangle pose is in the #AllInIllonis campaign. Fun!
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