Align Your Self

Celebrating 12 years of yoga teacher training!

4701 Auvergne Avenue | Suite 104 |  Lisle, IL 60532
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Multi-style Yoga 1-2


This class is taught by:

Motomi Naito

200 CYT, has been practicing yoga since 2004. She enjoys practicing different styles of yoga and is especially drawn to the precision and alignment of Iyengar Yoga and to the strength of Forrest Yoga. She completed the Prairie Yoga 200-Hour Foundation Teacher Training in 2009 and Ana Forrest’s Advanced Teacher Training in 2011. Motomi continues her practice and study with the senior teachers in the Chicago area and is grateful for their guidance and inspiration.

Linda Troutman

Linda Troutman, BS, 500 E-RYT, C-IAYT has practiced Hatha Yoga for over 30 years, teaching since 2000. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist with Yoga North and International SomaYoga Institute, meeting high standards by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Linda believes that yoga meets you where you are and can be adapted for any person. Her teaching style is a therapeutic mix of Somatics, SomaYoga, precision of alignment, and the breath-synchronized practices of Viniyoga and vinyasa. Linda is certified 500 CYT by Prairie Yoga and teaches students of all ages. She is also a Certified YogaKids® teacher and has a certificate from Duke Integrative Medicine for Integrative Yoga for Senior Professional Training. Linda is a certified Yoga for Healthy Aging teacher and she recently completed Reiki Level 2 Attunement. Linda has been dedicated to mentoring yoga teachers for many years and is a teacher trainer in the All Embracing 250 & 500 hour Prairie Yoga Teacher Training programs.

Nicole Shamo

Nicole Shamo, 200 E-RYT, has been practicing yoga since 1993 and teaching since 2015. She received her 200-hour certification and is currently pursuing her 500-hour advanced certification at Prairie Yoga. She is a certified ACE group fitness instructor and holds TRX and TRX Yoga certifications. Nicole teaches Hatha yoga with an emphasis on alignment centered movement. Strongly influenced by her mentors Marinda Stopforth and Iyengar yoga instructor J. Michael Taylor, Nicole strives to bring clarity to the intention of yoga on and off the mat. As a competitive triathlete, she is grateful for the grounding, joy, and awareness that yoga and meditation have given her, and hopes to inspire a passionate yoga practice in all her students

Cathy Hall

Cathy Hall, 500-CYT, teaches yoga with an emphasis on alignment. She has been practicing yoga since 1999 and has been teaching since 2015. Cathy studies with Lori Gaspar, Linda Troutman and Marinda Stopworth at Prairie Yoga where she received her 200 Hour and 500 Hour teacher training certificates. Cathy has taken various workshops with national yoga teachers such as Tias Little, Baxter Bell, Jules Mitchell and Julie Gudmestad. She recently retired as a corporate manager after a 31 year career and feels yoga has improved her golf game.

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 courses in both basic and advance anatomy for yogis (teacher training certification requirements). Marinda is a faculty member for Prairie Yoga's Advanced Teacher Training Program. As a CE provider through Yoga Alliance, Marinda 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.
Marinda 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."

Reeny Linstrom

Reeny, 500 RYT has been a passionate and dedicated practitioner of yoga for 20 years and a teacher since 2001. Reeny received her 500 hour yoga teaching certificate from Prairie Yoga in 2008 and has been a faculty member of Prairie Yoga Teacher Training for 11 years. She has studied extensively with Tias Little and Gabriel Halpern, with a special focus on therapeutics.

This multi-style class is for experienced beginners and intermediate students looking to build strength and flexibility and improve their overall well-being. A wide variety of yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation techniques are taught. The teacher will give options and provide guidance so that all students can participate safely. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jan 20 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Motomi Naito
  • Mon Jan 21 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Linda Troutman
  • Mon Jan 21 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Motomi Naito
  • Wed Jan 23 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Nicole Shamo
  • Wed Jan 23 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Cathy Hall
  • Thu Jan 24 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Fri Jan 25 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Reeny Linstrom
  • Sun Jan 27 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Motomi Naito
  • Mon Jan 28 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Linda Troutman
  • Mon Jan 28 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Motomi Naito
  • Wed Jan 30 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Nicole Shamo
  • Wed Jan 30 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Cathy Hall
  • Thu Jan 31 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Marinda Stopforth
  • Fri Feb 01 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Reeny Linstrom
  • Sun Feb 03 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Motomi Naito
  • Mon Feb 04 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Linda Troutman
  • Mon Feb 04 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Motomi Naito
  • Wed Feb 06 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Nicole Shamo
  • Wed Feb 06 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Cathy Hall
  • Thu Feb 07 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Marinda Stopforth