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, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, MovNat® Level 1 Trainer, is the Director of Prairie Yoga. Known as a "teacher of teachers," she is a certified yoga therapist, served 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. 

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."

Jeannine Majka

Jeannine Majka has been practicing Yoga, Ayurveda and meditation for over 30 years, using the physical and mental health benefits to balance out her athletic lifestyle. Taking up multiple sports at a very young age and throughout her adulthood, her yoga practice has transformed her strength, endurance, focus, awareness and relationships. After leaving corporate finance, her 22 years of experience as a personal trainer, fitness instructor and yogi have provided her with the opportunity to work with children, pre/post natal mothers, disabled adults, seniors to competitive athletes. She is currently teaching yoga at yoga studios, health clubs and several DuPage County Villages to police officers and employees. She wants to cultivate nurturing, alignment based and balanced classes, where challenges will be expected and obstacles overcome.
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 Aug 01 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Aug 02 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Tue Aug 08 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Aug 09 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Tue Aug 15 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Aug 16 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Jeannine Majka
  • Tue Aug 22 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Aug 23 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Tue Aug 29 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Aug 30 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Tue Sep 05 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Sep 06 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Tue Sep 12 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Sep 13 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Tue Sep 19 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Sep 20 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Tue Sep 26 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Sep 27 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Tue Oct 03 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Lori Gaspar
  • Wed Oct 04 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Jeannine Majka