“Zoe
Zoe Nitsun Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Teacher
Exp: 11 Years

After 15 yrs of competitive running, I discovered yoga in 1993 and began practicing to DVDs before heading off to a job in the advertising industry. As yoga studios began to open in Chicago, I started taking classes and in 2002, after the birth of my first child, I enrolled in Rod Stryker's Teacher Training. I have been practicing daily ever since.

I have had the unique privilege of studying with Paul Weitz, Baron Baptiste, Rolf Gates, Paul Grilley, and Tim Miller, and I met my teacher, David Swenson, in 2006. After meeting David, I have practiced Ashtanga Yoga faithfully, and I completed David Swenson's Ashtanga Teacher Training.

Approaching the practice with compassion and humor have become valuable tools for me both on and off the mat. I am honored to teach Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Niyama Hot Yoga. Expect lots of challenge in each class with plenty of room to create your own level of practice.

I love to break down the more complex poses into attainable pieces, and I encourage you never to take yourself too seriously and to practice with a generous spirit. As David taught me, I believe a yogi is someone who leaves the world a little better than how he or she found it. I have a fabulous husband and three wonderful kids who to help me practice daily.

Experience

  • 1000+ Hours Teaching Experience
  • 500-Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher
  • Shri Yoga Center Teacher Training Instructor
  • Director, Shri Ashtanga Program

Specialization

  • Personalized Instruction
  • Blends The Physical and Spiritual
  • Challenging, Uplifting, and Approachable Classes
  • Building Strength, Flexibility, and Balance
  • Years
  • Classes
  • Workshops
  • Kula

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Friday: 5:50 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
847-847-4043

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