Celebrating 10 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:

Lori Gaspar

Lori Gaspar, BFA, MA, 500 E-RYT, is the Director of Prairie Yoga. Known as a "teacher of teachers," she serves on Yoga Alliance’s Ethics and Standards Advisory committees and was named by Yoga Chicago as an outstanding woman leader in Chicago’s yoga community. She has been featured in Mantra Yoga+Health, Yoga Chicago, and Yoga Teacher Magazine. Lori’s dynamic teaching emphasizes alignment of the body, mind and spirit; mindfulness; and cultivating inner wisdom. Unfazed by the latest yoga craze, she guides students to look within to realize their dharma. Lori has a B.F.A., magna cum laude, in visual communications and a M.A. in design management. She is certified by the Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL in Home Landscape Horticulture. She is very active in local issues and served for seven years as President, Board of Education, Community Consolidated School District 89. 

Rachel Lackowski

Rachel Lackowski, 200 CYT, has been practicing yoga for over nine years. She is a graduate of Prairie Yoga's 200 hour teacher training. She has also trained with a variety of teachers who have a wide range of yoga practices behind them, everything from Ashtanga to Tantra. This experience gives her teaching style a unique mixture to pull from, resulting in fun-filled classes that leave you feeling de-stressed, refreshed, and liberated! She is also a licensed traditional massage and Thai massage therapist, and she uses that knowledge of the body to guide her students safely into a deeper asana practice. Rachel continues to take workshops and classes to expand her knowledge so she can give her students the best class experience possible. She is planning on starting her 500 Hour Advanced Yoga Training journey at Prairie in the Fall.

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."

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:

  • Tue May 30 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed May 31 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Rachel Lackowski
  • Tue Jun 06 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Jun 07 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Tue Jun 13 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Jun 14 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Tue Jun 20 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Jun 21 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Tue Jun 27 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Jun 28 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Tue Jul 04 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Jul 05 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Tue Jul 11 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Jul 12 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Tue Jul 18 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Jul 19 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Tue Jul 25 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Jul 26 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Tue Aug 01 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Aug 02 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth