Align Your Self

Celebrating 12 years of yoga teacher training!

4701 Auvergne Avenue | Suite 104 |  Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-3216     prairieyoga@comcast.net

Multi-style Yoga 2-3


This class is taught by:

Therese Carlson

Therese Carlson BSN, 500 CYT, has been practicing yoga for 15 years. She is both 200 Hour and 500 Hour certified by Prairie Yoga. She continues to study and serve as a mentor in trainings with Tricia Fiske and Lori Gaspar. Therese has been teaching yoga for 6 years; and prenatal yoga for the past 3 years. She brings her knowledge as a nurse to her teaching. She enjoys sharing her love of yoga with her students as she strengthens, empowers and nurtures them on their journey.

Marinda Stopforth

Marinda Stopforth, 500 CYT, is a graduate of Prairie Yoga and has been teaching at the studio since 2009. Marinda is a life-long student of yoga and has studied with Gabriel Halpern, Tias Little, Aadil Palkhivala, Kathleen Wright and is inspired by the teaching of Ramanand Patel. Her teaching style presents the wisdom of the "mind-heart-body" connection and offers students a deeper understanding of anatomy and alignment. She continues to explore the application of yoga as a therapeutic tool and teaches a basic course in anatomy for yogis (200 hr certification requirement) and is a faculty member for Prairie Yoga's Advanced Teacher Training Program. Marinda is a CE provider through Yoga Alliance and enjoys teaching workshops on the topics of adjustments, sequencing and the use of yoga props, like the chair and the rope wall. She is certified in aromatherapy, reflexology and is a Reiki Master Teacher. She is a residential trainer in the study of consciousness for The Monroe Institute in VA, with her husband, Bob, and is a certified 1:1 Provider for the Institute of HartMath, CA.

Marina shares her life with her husband and two Rottweilers, Bismarck and Chloe. She welcomes yoga students of all levels with enthusiasm and holds the seat of the teacher with gratitude.
Her motto: "When One person teaches, Two people learn."

Rebecca Stiles

Rebecca Stiles, 200 CYT has been practicing yoga since 2006. After leaving her job as a Registered Dietitian in 2011 to spend more time with her two sons, she delved deeper into her yoga practice and eventually found Prairie Yoga and completed her 200 hour certification. Rebecca is now an assistant teacher in Prairie’s 200 hour yoga teacher training where she enjoys being able to support and mentor trainees on their journey to become yoga teachers. She believes the practice of yoga is first and foremost a lot of fun, and also provides the opportunity for self-discovery and self-acceptance. She is currently continuing her studies in Prairie's 500 hour program.
In this multi-style class, experience a variety of intermediate to advanced yoga techniques and sequences  to challenge yourself and deepen your practice. Class emphasizes fine-tuning alignment in asana, moving with the breath, innovative sequences and the exploration of the more subtle aspects of practice. May include pranayama, inversions, arm balances, and back bends. Easier levels and modifications are provided for students to progress safely. For healthy, experienced students only.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Jul 18 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Therese Carlson
  • Wed Jul 25 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Wed Aug 01 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kateri Porto
  • Wed Aug 08 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Kateri Porto
  • Wed Aug 15 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Wed Aug 22 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Wed Aug 29 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Rebecca Stiles
  • Wed Sep 05 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Wed Sep 12 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Wed Sep 19 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Wed Sep 26 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Wed Oct 03 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Wed Oct 10 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Wed Oct 17 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Wed Oct 24 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Wed Oct 31 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Wed Nov 07 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Wed Nov 14 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth