Wellness is defined as being in good health. BCS Wellness believes being in good health starts with the mind-body connection. Yoga, meditation and breathwork bring us into the present moment, allowing that connection to happen.
BCS Wellness welcomes students of all levels. We believe everyone can benefit from yoga whether you are just getting started or have been practicing for many years. We offer a variety of classes along with private sessions.
Our teachers are passionate about serving the community and offering classes to students concentrating on a variety of yoga philosophies, increasing flexibility, strength and overall mind and body awareness.
Join our yoga community in a warm, friendly space and start or end your day with a strong body and a calm mind.
We hope to see you in the studio soon!
Angie has been practicing yoga for 9 years and other forms of exercise for over a decade. I have my 200 Hour Yoga Certification along with my Certification in Prenatal Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Aerial Yoga and Trauma Sensitive Yoga. In addition to Yoga, she is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and a NASM Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist. Angie is also certified in Thai Massage and have my master's degree in kinesiology.
Yoga gives me purpose and direction. Angie practices yoga because it helps her not only get to know her body but love her body. Yoga teaches Angie to be present and mindful which are two attitudes that she has become very passionate about. In addition to teaching and managing yoga studios, She spends a lot of time continuing her education by attending workshops and seeking new certifications.
As much as Angie loves yoga, she also loves other forms of exercise. She strongly believes that exercise can be healing in so many ways. Angie suffered for a long time from chronic pain due to herniated discs and exercise is what saved her from being bed ridden and living each day in pain. She loves helping others lead better, healthier lives and showing them that it is possible to feel good. We are all stronger than we think we are!
Nia successfully graduated from Core Power Yoga, 200-hour teacher training in Chicago, Illinois. A registered yoga school of Yoga Alliance. She is also a member of the Soka Gakkai International Buddhist Temple. Her teaching draws on several types of yoga to invigorate change within the mind and body.
Nia is a professional dancer, training in ballet, jazz, and modern dance. She has earned a bachelor’s degree in Cinema Art & Science.
With over 13 years of yoga practice, Brook had felt a transformation physically, mentally and spiritually. Yoga had brought joy and peace into her life, ultimately leading her to take yoga teacher training and share the gift of yoga with others. Certified 200 RYT, Brook enjoys coming up with various sequences weekly to challenge and keep students engaged. Brook guides her students into achieving a sense of well being and harmony in their lives through their practice. During her free time, aside from doing yoga, Brook enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She homeschools her children and also teaches photography and nature art at homeschool co-ops. She is also a local freelance nature and portrait photographer with an endless desire to be outdoors.
Tammy discovered yoga during college and later in 2012 began taking classes regularly in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Yoga became a regular part of her lifestyle and she was blessed to find a hot, vinyasa flow class to experience a variety of teaching styles during past years. Tammy earned a B.A.in dance from Columbia College and have been a dance teacher for over 25 years. She was inspired to pursue her yoga certification after hearing Joel Kramer’s quote, “Yoga is a dance between control and surrender-between pushing and letting go-and when to push and when to let go becomes part of the creative process, part of the open-ended exploration of your being.” Tammy enjoys cross training techniques and hold certifications in PBT and Barre Above Fitness as well.
An example class Tammy enjoys teaching that combines a balance of strength, flexibility, release, and breathe work all wrapped into a vinyasa flow style. She hopes that her students will step off the mat feeling nourished, balanced and with a sense of an overall enhanced well-being.
Yoga has been a part of my life for 17 years. I first came to yoga because I'm a hairstylist and have been for many years. My neck, shoulders, overall body was hurting? My first class happened to be on 9-11-2001. I debated going to class because of what just happened at the World a Trade Center, in New York.
I felt confused and scared for our country. The yoga teacher started the class by setting an intention of peace to the world . We did some breath work and I began to feel more relaxed. When class was over , mentally I was in a better place than when I walked in. Realizing then yoga wasn't just about the physical body, but also about connecting the mind and spirit.
My practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible and balanced both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully.
I completed my 200 hour training at the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center in 2016. In that same year I went to India with many of the students and teacher from the Center. The lessons I have learned from that experience will stay with me forever. I will always be a student of the practice and am deeply grateful for the wisdom my teachers have shared with me.
In my classes, I love to combine creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. My hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.
Kate first fell in love with yoga over 25 years ago. Little did she know how impactful that tiny community college class would be on the rest of her life. Yoga has been there for Kate as a means to relax, or breathe through challenges on or off the mat. Finally, in 2017, Kate completed her 200 hour YTT training, in order to be able to share her passion for yoga with others. Her desire for guiding others to inner peace is an innate force that Kate continues to explore to this day. Kate is actively working on her 300 hour supplemental YTT that focuses on yoga accessibility and diversity for all communities, and making yoga a more inclusive option for ALL.
When Kate is not teaching yoga, you may find her enjoying the company of her wonderful twin kiddos, listening to music on a walk, or out buying too many plants.
Tara discovered yoga around 10 years ago. It quickly became a passion and soon after she decided to take an aerial yoga workshop. She fell in love with the style and the practice and in 2015 she entered the aerial yoga training program through Wild Roots Yoga.
She is certified Level 1 & 2 Aerial Yoga, and Restorative Aerial Yoga. In 2016 she received her 200 hour RYT through Lotus Yoga Centre.
Aerial yoga has helped her with developing strength and balance, and has deepened flexibility in her yoga practice. As an aerial instructor she will bring this fun, energizing yet relaxing experience to students, and bring out the playful spirit in each and every one of us.
I began practicing yoga with regularity about 10 years ago as a means to find a healthy outlet during an emotionally challenging time. Yoga helped me find emotional and physical balance, and also cured some nagging knee and hip pain that had crept into my body.
In March of 2017, I decided to deepen my understanding of yoga principles and pursue the 200 hour RYT Yoga teacher training through Lotus Yoga Centre with Anita Maher. Yoga has helped me become more mindful and continues to provide physical and emotional benefits to my life.
I love to share yoga with students and believe that everyone can benefit from this beautiful practice!
Drenda is a ACE (American Council of Exercise) certified fitness instructor who’s been involved with fitness most her life; spearheaded a women’s fitness program at church. She is licensed to teach REFIT ® and Zumba ® classes, and is also trained as a Whole Wellness Coach and she truly enjoys helping others experience their own enjoyable health and fitness journeys.
Drenda's focus of fitness has been designing and leading REFIT, Cardio Body Sculpting, PlyoFlow, BodyToning, BodyPower, Senior Fitness and Zumba classes for over 4 years.
When she began going through autoimmune issues, it fueled a desire to also start helping others find ways to improve their health, by becoming a holistic whole wellness health and life coach along with starting a blog: growingthewholehome.com.
Drenda delight's in keeping current of fitness and health standards, taking courses to develop helpful training for participants, with enthusiasm for leading effective and enjoyable fitness classes.
Dawn graduated with a BSBA as a single mom at 38, and worked in the accounting and business administrative industry for approximately 15 years. Now that her children are adults, she is ready to live her life on her terms. Dawn decided that the stress and burn out of her career took enough of her essence and it was time to find her passion. She wanted a career that had a greater purpose, and something that would allow her to reach her full potential. Dawn is now a AFPA Certified Holistic Nutritionist and loves sharing the power of nutrition in overall health and wellness. She also loves learning new ways to improve health through natural and holistic ways. Dawn is so excited to be teaching bungee fitness. Bungee fitness is fun and can help others get a great workout. Dawn is also learning how to improve her own health through physical activity.
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