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Throughout the year and across the world, our team of asana and anatomy experts offer trainings to develop the tools you need to flourish as a teacher.

26+2 Hot Yoga Spring 2018

03.24.18 - 04.21.18 | PURA VIDA, COSTA RICA


In 300 hours, you will learn to teach the classic 26+2 hot yoga series. Our team of asana and anatomy experts, including Gianna Purcell, Kathy Durham, Ben Zorensky, and Erin Frank, will provide you with the tools you need to effectively deliver a precise, informative, and therapeutic class. Alignment, benefits, and language for safely presenting the postures will be covered as well as teaching techniques and methodology, anatomy and physiology, yoga philosophy and ethics, and the business of yoga with practical application.

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Gianna Purcell

Aching with back and joint pain, Gianna followed a friend’s recommendation and took her first yoga class and ended two years of sedentary living.  After just a few weeks of practice, her pain dropped; within a year, she was off all medications (ADHD meds, antidepressants and sleeping pills); at two years she began advanced asana training; and by year three she certified as a teacher. Thirsty to know, she went full time studying, teaching and practicing the 26 + 2 series and Ashtanga yoga. View More


Kathy Durham

Kathy’s interest in yoga began as a personal mission to heal her daily battle with anxiety and depression without using medication. She was invited to a Bikram Yoga class in 2004 where she embarked on a life long journey to wellness. From the first breath, she found security, freedom, relief, and support. Bikram Yoga Teacher Training soon followed in the Spring of 2005. This channeled a new radiant being to emerge and blossom in the years to come. She walked out more confident, more energetic, more alive and more true to herself. View More





Teach what is inside of you, not as it applies to you, to yourself, but as it applies to the other.

- T. K. V. Krishnamacharya

Inferno Hot Pilates

01.26.18 - 01.28.18 | 7AM-6:30PM

This 3-day training will train you how to teach a 60-minute Inferno Hot Pilates Class. You will learn pilates principles, sequences, signature moves, and how to become an effective instructor.

There are no pre-requisites for this training. This training is designed to teach anyone who has an open mind, a passion for fitness, and a strong desire to make a difference. Having a fitness background with experience teaching group classes is encouraged, but not required. Regarding physical ability, we ask that everyone who teaches this class is able to complete a full class regularly and able to consistently demonstrate proper form and alignment.


Gabriella Walters

Gabriella Wal­ters is the founder of Inferno Hot Pilates — the first ded­i­cated Hot-Pilates stu­dio in Las Vegas. Orig­i­nally from Budapest, Hun­gary, Gabi grew up as an accom­plished ath­lete, com­pet­ing at a high level in Track and Field. She moved to the US in 2002 and became involved in fitness competition. After suf­fer­ing from a severe knee injury, Gabi dis­cov­ered Med­i­ta­tion, Yoga, and Pilates.

In 2008, Gabi’s spir­i­tual jour­ney took her to India, where she learned Deek­sha (One­ness Bless­ing). After months of prayer and med­i­ta­tion on the other side of the globe, Gabi came home to Las Vegas and real­ized that she wanted to make a dif­fer­ence in the world and in other people’s lives.

Chan­nel­ing her desire to help oth­ers with her love of fit­ness, Gabi became a Hatha Yoga Instruc­tor cer­ti­fied in Power Yoga (Bryan Kest). In 2010, she became cer­ti­fied in Pilates through Bal­anced Body Uni­ver­sity (Jes­sica Abed-Rabbo).  In 2012, Gabi started Inferno Pilates — the first ded­i­cated Hot Pilates stu­dio in Las Vegas.

Hot Pilates is a chal­leng­ing, full body, low impact, high inten­sity work­out, using Pilates prin­ci­ples. The room is heated to 95 degrees. It is designed for all fit­ness lev­els. It helps tone and strengthen mus­cles with­out the pound­ing of a high impact workout.


I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the book and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my soul.

- Rumi

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra

05.16.18 - 05.20.18 | 8AM-4PM | SOUTH LOOP

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra is the antidote for modern life.  In this meditation practice, there is nothing required but to lie down and listen while you relax, heal and transform within every level of being.

You will become skilled at leading this inspired practice that revitalizes the senses, allowing life to be fully lived and enjoyed by systematically meditating through the koshas—the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, witness, and bliss levels of being.  This training is perfect for yoga teachers, therapists, counselors, health professionals, parents, and everyone interested in guiding others to relax and heal. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to do this training.

This is a 40-hour Certificate Training.  40 credit hours count towards your Yoga Alliance or Integrative Yoga Therapy certifications.


Jennifer Reis

E-RYT 500, Kripalu School of Yoga faculty, Integrative Yoga Therapist and faculty member, LMT, Ayurveda and Shiatsu therapist, is one of the foremost teachers of yoga nidra. Jennifer is an authentic and spirited leader, who has been presenting dynamic retreats and teacher trainings for 20 years, as well as leading 200-hr Yoga Teacher Trainings in the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda. Creator of both Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® and Five Element Yoga®, Jennifer’s CDs have been the best-selling CDs at Kripalu Center for ten consecutive years. Jennifer’s popular educational newsletter Radiant Being, has over 11, 000 subscribers worldwide.
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No one is wise by birth, for wisdom results from one own’s efforts.

- T. K. V. Krishnamacharya

Our South Loop studio is located near the loop in downtown Chicago. If you are traveling from out of town, airbnb is typically a great way to find affordable and convenient accommodations. There are also many hotels, hostels, and apartment rentals within walking distance from our yoga studio including:
  • HI Chicago Hostel: 24 E Congress
  • Ginosi Rentals (apartment unit rentals): 37 W Van Buren
  • Hotel Blake: 500 S Dearborn
  • The Congress Plaza: 520 S Michigan
  • Travelodge Downtown Chicago: 65 E Harrison
  • Renaissance Blackstone: 636 S Michigan
  • Hilton Chicago: 720 S Michigan
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