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YOGA Teachers

Emily S


Emily is a writer, chef, yoga/meditation instructor, nutritionist, and avid traveler who left “Corporate America'' managing high-volume restaurants for an entrepreneurial life in Europe. After having launched a successful wellness studio in Brussels, Emily worked with the internationally recognized Belgian Beer and Food Magazine and catered sumptuous events with Bookalokal.  When she isn’t in the kitchen or entertaining with friends, she can be found strolling through farmers' markets, playing with her two cherished children in the park, or practicing yoga. Emily has appeared on HGTV’s House Hunters International and other multinational media platforms including the Bathtime 2 Boardroom podcast and People on the Grid. Emily resides with her husband and two children, Henry and Olivia, in greater Chicago.


Jenn C


My yogic journey began shortly after becoming a mother. What began as a physical, ego-driven practice evolved into a practice of physical and emotional healing – a practice that extends beyond the realm of my mat and into my everyday life. By sharing my own practice, I help students to find their authentic selves in body, mind, spirit, and voice. Students are cued to find their own cadence of breath through a creative flow of postures. I also provide gentle physical and verbal adjustments along with variations to allow each student access to his/her own body. 

I received my initial 200-hour certification in Ashtanga-Vinyasa from the Center for Yoga with Jonny Kest and received an additional 300-hour certification with Janet Stone Yoga. While my practice is further enhanced by attending yoga festivals, trainings, workshops, and classes with master instructors, my true inspiration comes from my students and being a student.

Om Namaḥ Śivāya🔱🙏


Jaime J

Jaime began her yoga journey in 2017 as a way to gain flexibility in both body and mind. After years of struggling with anxiety she quickly realized how a consistent yoga practice brought a sense of inner peace and has continued ever since. She completed 200hr teacher training in 2022 and finally found her voice and soul purpose. With an emphasis on intentional breathing and listening to the body, she now hopes to spread that same joyous calm one breath at a time.

Kitty K

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As a former teacher I have continued my purpose in life with my continued passion of guiding others through the healing practice of Yoga. I am a 200 HR. certifiedYoga Instructor and a Certified Chair Yoga Instructor.

The connection of breath, movement, mindfulness, and meditation brings awareness to creating inner peace,

wisdom, and enlightenment. Yoga students of all ages are able to connect with their authentic selves through their individual Yoga journeys as they move through

a mindful moving meditation.

Melanie K


My name is Melanie.

I received my first 200 hr certification from Rising Lotus in 2020 and began to deepen my personal practice. 

I then went on to my 300 hr certification that was led by Gabriel Halpern & Rich Logan which I completed in 2021.

Now as of April 2022, I will embark on my journey into teaching.


Please join me for authentic movement, breath and body connection.

Looking forward to learning with you.

Lots of Love, Always.


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Maura T

An educator by profession with a passion for wellness, Maura loves to learn and help others.

Maura's personal experience with yoga has led her to earn her RYT200 with additional specialized training in Restorative Yoga. Whether in movement or stillness, Maura's classes support your growth in your unique yoga practice. Discover a balance of effort and ease, find grounding, build resilience on your mat and carry it all with you into your everyday life!

Michael A
Swami Sudhishananda


Namaste my beloved! I am Swami Sudhishananda. You can also call me Michael Azzaline, Sr. or Mike! I excelerated my spiritual journey in this lifetime in 1970. My search for knowledge and wisdom brought me into contact with many mystical teachers who inspired me to study, practice and teach yoga. I earned a Master of Arts Degree and became a Master Teacher of Hatha Yoga a few years later. I then began work in mental health services helping clients recover from substance dependence and emotional suffering. I am credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a

Master Addiction Counselor. I am now retired from counseling, after 40 years of service. After extensive study and practice, I received Ordination as Swami from Goswami Kriyananda at The Temple of Kriya Yoga Seminary in 2012. My ambitions also, led me to become an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 level (ERYT500) from The Yoga Alliance and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). The International Association of Yoga Therapists awarded me a Certified International Yoga Therapist (C-IYT) credential in 2017. Humbly, all of the knowledge, experience and wisdom obtained over the many years of my seeking became my calling, to serve and offer these blessings, for the benefit and enlightenment of all beings. So let me assist you while we happily pursue our Dharma together in gatherings or privately. My hope is for you to find that which you seek. May you receive blissful joy in every petal and cell of your soul. May you always find peace, contentment and serenity.

Om Shanti, Shanti Shanti!

Susan L


From the moment I stepped onto my mat, I knew I was hOMe. I quickly began exploring everything Yoga. Always a student, & Yoga always has something new to reveal. It awakened a desire to deepen my practice, so I enrolled in a 200hr RYTT (V. Sireikis). After graduating, I was led further to participate in the Inner Engineering program, & initiation by Sadhguru. Next, I attended a 200 hr. Kundalini study (Shakti Devi Academy). I have taken many workshops & trainings along the way. Drawn to classes & books on natural healing modalities, energy work & everything Yoga. All have greatly benefitted my health & wellbeing. 

My teachers shared the ancient wisdom, & inspiration. One of the topics that made a lasting impression, was a discussion on Seva. The service to others. And that is how Evolve YOGA & Wellbeing Center came into being. And that is Yoga. It is my wish to bring the best experiences possible of Yoga & Alternative Therapies, to all those who are seeking. Our true nature is to be happy, balanced & evolving!

OM Shanti  🙏🏻✨

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