Included in your HealthTrack membership are weekly yoga classes! We offer a variety of Yoga classes from Mindful Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Vinyasa Yoga to Power Yoga and Yoga Sculpt. There are classes for all levels. View our Group Fitness Schedule for days and times.
Our Yoga Instructors
Kris took her first yoga class in 2001 and instantly enjoyed the way that holding poses brings feelings of confidence and strength. She also immediately felt the stress reducing benefits of breathwork and relaxation techniques. She is certified through Prairie Yoga and has been teaching at HealthTrack since 2011. She is also a certified YogaKids Teacher. Kris teaches classes that are accessible to beginners, yet she will also challenge experienced students with cues and variations to explore poses with more depth. Kris encourages students to use their yoga mat as a place to gain knowledge about themselves, without judgement.
Kristin has been working at HealthTrack since it opened in 1997. She has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years. She has a 200-hour certification from Prairie Yoga in Lisle. In 2018, she received a certificate in ‘ Yoga for Healthy Aging.’ She loves teaching yoga especially to to older adults. In addition to yoga, she teaches Pilates and is currently working on her Mat Pilates certification.
I have been teaching yoga for 30+ years! As a YMCA fitness director in 1992-5 we offered a class called “Yoga for Healthy Backs” and it was so popular that we expanded it to a regular yoga program for members. I started teaching yoga at HealthTrack when the club first opened. I am Yoga Alliance 200 hour certified through Fox Valley Yoga Teacher Training. My favorite pose is Revolved Triangle. I appreciate the rejuvenating aspect of this twisting pose and the opportunity to open in a different direction, as it can provide a new perspective on whatever is happening in our lives. Yoga so dynamic; our practice can be one thing on one day and something completely different on another day. And our thoughts and feelings play a role in our practice. If we are feeling sadness we can go through a heart opening practice; if we are feeling fear or anger we can open the large joints where those emotions like to rest and un-anchor ourselves from them. I love to teach yoga because anyone can do it, at any age. Yoga is an inclusive practice that allows us to accept ourselves and in turn, accept others.
Maggie became interested in yoga several years ago while residing in Chicago with her husband. It took a while for her to move past the asana piece of her practice and find the spiritual and emotional connection that yoga had to offer, but once she did, her commitment to her practice and students became that much stronger. Maggie continued to practice through both of her children's pregnancy and beyond. Her passion for teaching others while staying committed to her practice-led Maggie to obtain her RYT 200 in 2012, as has been teaching yoga to adults and children ever since. Maggie feels grateful to be both a teacher and student in the yoga studio as well as in the classroom
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in Bensenville, Derek ran cross country in high school and enjoyed practicing and studying Pilates, jazz dance, ballet, tai chi and yoga in college. With a love of movement arts, Derek registered for and completed Moksha’s Foundational Yoga Teacher Training in 2004. Shortly after teaching he was drawn to lifting weights. After years in the gym and teaching yoga, he grew a fascination towards handstands and very quickly developed an obsession. He soon realized how arm balances brought more potential for growth within his practice. Today, Derek is known for his strong, slow vinyasa style that blend elements of Pilates, ballet, and tai chi for the perfect balance of functional strength, mobility, and flexibility. He firmly believes that whichever type of movement you choose, it should not only make you stronger physically but should bring happiness and reverberate throughout everything you take on in life.
Compassionate and intuitive yoga instructor with strong skills in class organization and sequencing. Positive classroom leader with proven ability to build healthy client relationships, multi-task, and be detailed oriented. Solid personal practice rooted in love of asana and respect for all eight limbs of yoga.
Stephanie began her yoga journey in 2004. An initial love for the physical benefits developed into an essential nurturing of her mind and spirit. With three young kids at home, the time she spends on her mat brings her peace and grounding from her everyday chaos. Stephanie understands that for many students, yoga offers them their only calm for the day. In class, she aims to bring a balanced experience, focusing on strengthening both body and mind.
Ronda has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Initially, she started yoga for the physical benefits of strength and flexibility but over time discovered the added benefit of mindfulness. As her children are growing up she wanted to spend her time sharing her love for yoga with others. She decided to complete her 200 hour certification in 2019. Ronda believes yoga is a true and continuous practice and we all discover something different about ourselves each time we come to our mats.
Janet Williams began teaching at Health Track as a yoga instructor in 2009. Prior to working at Health Track she has taught aerobics, core strength and water fitness at local health clubs. At Health Track she has hosted a Stress Clinic, taught guided meditation, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Janet is also a state licensed clinical counselor and holds certifications in clinical hypnosis. Her philosophy is one of integrating a mind, body, spirit approach to teaching yoga and fitness. Wellness has been an integral part of her life for almost 40 years. She loves sharing her love of fitness with her students and feels privileged to teach and work with Health Track members.
Juliet has been a fitness enthusiast for the last 20+ years and started practicing yoga as way to stretch and recover from intense training. In 2013, her family unrooted and moved from Glen Ellyn to Singapore. It was in Singapore that she solely focused on yoga; finding a a deeper connection and awareness to her body with it’s strengths and limitations. Instead of focusing on what she couldn’t do (like placing a leg behind her head!) she focused on all the things she could do (like learning to balance on your hands!) In 2017, Juliet moved again to Shanghai, China exposing her to even more differing cultures and people creating a unique environment to grow and learn. It was in Shanghai, where she completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Dristi Shala Vinyasa Yoga just prior to moving back to Glen Ellyn in 2019. In April 2022, Juliet complete her 500 Teacher Training with Daren Friesen with Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago. She continues to work with her master teacher weekly to learn and gain a richer and deeper understanding of yoga which she hopes to pass on to her students. Certifications: AFAA Certified Personal Trainer Yoga Alliance E-200 RYT & 500RYT
Erin has been teaching yoga since 2016 and is a 200+ certified instructor and also certified in the Sculpt format. She started practicing hot yoga while in graduate school as a stress reliever and it quickly turned into a great passion. She loves incorporating new exercises into her Sculpt classes and creating amazing playlists to motivate her students!
A devoted practitioner for 25 years, Meghan discovered yoga while studying dance at the University of Iowa. Yoga not only appealed to her passion for movement and anatomy, but opened a life-long path for personal growth and spirituality. After relying heavily on her practice to manage the stress that came with juggling a demanding career and raising four children, Meghan’s gratitude inspired her to complete a 250-hour Yoga Teacher Training through Prairie Yoga. She is now committed to giving back to the yoga community and to growing alongside her students with the knowledge that – in yoga – there is always more!
Nadia has been practicing yoga for over a decade. She completed her 200-hour yoga certification through Yoga by Degrees. Nadia was initially drawn to yoga as another form of exercise and soon discovered many other benefits, including its calming effect. Her personal practice serves as an avenue for mental clarity, a source of inner peace and a strength-builder to keep pace with her kids. Nadia is a yoga student first and a lifelong learner who embraces yoga with curiosity and passion. Join her for a well-rounded class focused on enhancing mobility, building strength, and nurturing a sense of balance and self-kindness.