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Learn from a superb faculty with exceptionally high standards & expectations. Be immersed in high-quality curriculum & instruction. 

SHARYN GALINDO spends her days dividing her time as wife, mother of two boys, yoga practitioner, studio owner and teacher! 

She began her yoga studies in the late 1990s, and has completed numerous teacher training courses specializing in the Ashtanga and Vinyasa Systems. She has conducted her own 200-hour and 300-hour teacher training courses since 2006.  She has been to Mysore, India to study with the late Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute but spends most of her available travel time visiting Thailand to study with Paul Dallaghan at Samahita Yoga Thailand, who she considers to be her primary teacher. She is ever grateful to him for introducing her to Sri. O. P. Tiwari of the Kaivalyadhama Institute, with whom she continues to study Pranayama in Thailand and the U.S.

In 2007 Sharyn expanded her studies to include a Masters program in Holistic Nutrition. In 2010 after 3 years of study and over 1800 hours of work, she received a Clinical Ayurvedic specialist (CAS) certificate from both the California College of Ayurveda and the American Institute of Vedic Studies in 2010. She has spent time in the US and India studying Ayurveda and its effect on Women's Health. 

Concurrently,  Sharyn has continued to enhance her practice of vipassana/mindfulness meditation.  She participates yearly in silent meditation retreats and teaches meditation at NSY, in local schools, and hosts the North Shore Sangha through the Insight Chicago community. She recently became certified to teach Search Inside Yourself,  a program that began at Google, which combines Mindfulness, Neuroscience, and Emotional Intelligence.  

Sharyn believes that only with a strong, healthy body—attained through proper diet, asana practice, pranayama, and meditation—can one begin to move towards true spiritual growth.

PAUL WEITZ has over 20 years of experience in the field of healing, and has been teaching yoga since 1996. Paul has inspired thousands of people to find greater health and happiness through the benefits of yoga and Thai bodywork. Paul’s yoga classes focus on the classical hatha yoga of the Sivananda tradition, informed by many years of practice in Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Viniyoga styles of yoga. As a teacher of teachers, Paul guides students to a clear understanding and integration of the ancient roots of yoga with contemporary practice through philosophy, lifestyle, anatomy and physiology of yoga. With compassion and sensitivity, he encourages each student to find their own voice through the empowerment of self-discovery. Paul has earned the highest certification offered by the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500) and has additional certifications in yoga, Thai yoga therapy, and a Master’s degree in psychology. He is a featured presenter at the Yoga Journal Conference.

DEB WINEMAN has been teaching uplifting, soulful, and fun alignment-based vinyasa flow classes to adults and teens for over six years. She is celebrated for her ability to provide a safe place where students can practice yoga together and let go of all judgment, ego, distractions and doubt, and experience pure joy and presence through yoga. Deb will guide teacher trainees to deepen their own personal asana practice, design and lead classes that lead to transcendent yoga experiences, and effectively teach students of varying levels, especially those who are brand new to yoga. Deb has assisted with 200-hour trainings in the past and has mentored several new yoga teachers. Deb completed a 200-hour Teacher Training at Moksha Yoga Center in 2008-9, and continues to study and practice meditation and yoga daily. She is certified by the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200), and is certified in yin, prenatal, and yoga for cancer survivors. Deb also has completed her Level 2 Teacher Training at Yogaview.

ADDITIONAL GUEST FACULTY to be announced.