Carmen Champion, E-RYT 200 is the Owner and Director of Main Street Yoga. She began taking yoga classes at MSY in 2004 while going to college. She found the practice to alleviate anxiety of mind and tension of the body.
If you take a class from Carmen, you will find that she tends to focus a lot of her language around the muscles of the body and how they affect your body and your movement. You will learn each of the muscle’s role in a posture and how to strengthen and lengthen each one. Carmen strives to educate and empower students by using each class as an opportunity to learn about themselves.
Carmen has her 200Hour Certification from the Pranakriya School, is an E-RYT 200 and a Prenatal Yoga Teacher.
She is currently working through her 300 hour certification and has been trained in the following areas:
-Understanding the Hatha Yoga Pradipika w. Yoganand Michael Carroll
-Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training w. Jacci Gruniger
-Musculoskeletal Assessment Training w. Tra Kirkpatrick
-Myofascia, Prana & Bandhas w. Jeff Schoaf
-Holding Space: Developing Skills for Presence and Touch w. William Hufschmidt
-Deepening the Asana Experience: Meditative Postures 1 w. Yoganand Michael Carroll & Krissy Dopson
-Myofasciae, Prana & the Bandhas w. Jeff Shoaf
-The Universe Inside the Body of a Yogi: A Journey into the Chakras, Granthis and Nadis w. Yoganand Michael Carroll
-Restorative Yoga: with Shelbi Miles
-Pranayama: Theory & Teaching w. William Hufschmidt
In addition to others.
Hannah Russell began practicing yoga in 2009 during college after hearing from her chiropractor that it may help with pain resulting from her scoliosis. It didn’t take long to develop a love for yoga and begin to experience not only the physical benefits from her practice, but also mental and spiritual benefits. After moving back to her hometown, Bloomington, Illinois, her personal practice grew with the help from the instructors here at Main Street Yoga. The Pranakriya tradition deeply resonated within her, which led to obtaining her 200-hour Pranakriya yoga teaching certification in 2017. Kerrigan’s personal yoga practice brings her tremendous joy and empowerment. She considers it an honor and privilege to be able to share this within and throughout her community.
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Mark Scheafer fell into yoga eight years ago when he decided to try something new for his physical fitness. His love for yoga was fast and robust as he noticed the emotional, spiritual, and physical strength it provided…it nourished him in so many ways. Mark began taking yoga at Main Street Yoga when he moved to the area in 2015 to continue strengthening his practice. Last year, he experienced and witnessed the transforming power of yoga when he completed his 200-hour Pranakriya yoga teaching certification course and obtained his certificate. His curiosity and passion for learning will continue to propel him along his yoga journey and share his experiences with others.
Rachel Hockenberry has been practicing yoga since 2011 and completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification in June of 2018. Rachel believes in the power of a regular yoga practice to transform the body and the mind. With the physical practice encompassing only a fraction of yoga, Rachel incorporates meditation and breathing techniques into her classes. She trusts in the ability of a well-rounded yoga practice to bring us closer to ahimsa, the practice of nonviolence toward all living beings.
A professional musician and music educator, Rachel received her doctorate in French horn performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and is currently the French horn professor at Illinois State University
Tom Carroll began his yoga journey over 20 years ago following a men’s retreat he attended with Gabriel Halpin – owner of Yoga Circle in Chicago. The Iyengar style taught alignment, safety and began a personal exploration into the true meaning of yoga. The yoga philosophy paired with his master’s in clinical psychology has enabled much of his success in life. In January of 2018, he completed his 200-hour training with the Marianne Wells Yoga School and attended a Yin Yoga weekend retreat later that year. In 2019, he completed additional training on restorative yoga. His yoga classes included mindful meditation, breath work and yoga philosophy. He enjoys many styles of yoga – yin, slow flow, hot, and restorative. Living mindfully “off the mat” is the focus of Tom’s teachings, and his yoga journey.
Cortenay Crosson received her 200 HR certification in Pranakriya Yoga in 2018. She began practicing Yoga in 2014 to help with neck and low back pain from her work at a Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner. Cortenay found during her practice, a difference in anxiety and a new level of body awareness and acceptance. She believes movement can reconnect the mind and body, creating balance in and out of the studio. Cortenay looks forward to increasing the accessibility of Yoga to her community while empowering and challenging them to become better versions of themselves.
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