March 4th, 2019 – I had such an amazing time leading the Arm Balancing Clinic at FUEL: Mind to Body in Glenview, IL this past weekend! We tapped into our strengths, worked for good alignment, learned to connect with our hands and our core, and had some fun along the way. Thank you to every yogi that took the time out of their Saturday to join in the fun. Hear’s to taking the first steps to learn how to fly!
Next Arm Balancing Clinic is coming up soon – come join me on Saturday, March 16th at 12:30pm-1:30pm at Bikram Yoga Aurora in Aurora, IL!
March 1st – Calling all teachers! Tori is now offering Teacher Coaching sessions to anyone interested. These one-on-one sessions are a time for each individual teacher to hone in on specific teaching goals, such as how to establish yourself as a leader in your community, ways to adjust or correct students, vocal coaching, how to develop your own workshop, how to run your own yoga business, or how get out of a rut or unstuck so you can keep your passion for teaching yoga going. Done in person or online via Messenger or FaceTime, this session is an opportunity to have a partner in your teaching journey. Even the coach needs a coach at times! Contact Tori today to get started.
Why work with Tori? She has a degree in Education & Vocal Performance, and has been teaching adults and children for her entire career. Her practice spans to almost fifteen years and she’s been teaching yoga, specifically, for eight years. With experience in marketing, advertising, and branding, Tori can help you with the ins and outs of the yoga business.
February 21st, 2019 – Just booked! Join me in the hot room at Pure Yoga GR in Grand Rapids, Michigan for a 26&2 Hot Yoga Workshop and learn to take your practice to the next level. I am excited to work with this great community of yogis on Saturday, April 27th. Join me for the 10am class and then sign up for the 2-hour clinic starting at 12:30pm. We will have a great, sweaty time!
February 17th, 2019 – The 26&2 Hot Yoga Workshop at Meadows Hot Yoga was a huge success. I am so proud of these yogis for taking the time to get a deeper understanding of their practice and cannot wait to work with this amazing community in the future. If you are looking to book a workshop or clinic contact me soon and let’s set a date!
January 28th, 2019 – I had an amazing time teaching a private workshop this past Saturday for a youth group at Bikram Yoga Aurora. These ladies have so much discipline, focus, talent and intelligence – watch out world!
January 16th, 2019 – The Arm Balancing Clinic at Bikram Yoga Aurora was a huge success. Thank you to all of the yogis that battled the snow and came out to enjoy some good yoga fun!
Next stop is Meadows Hot Yoga for a Hot Yoga Workshop exploring the original 26 & 2 Bikram Method. I will be teaching the 10am, coaching USA Yoga athletes from Noon to 1pm, and then we dig into the workshop from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Sign up online here. Hope to see you there yogis!
January 1, 2019 – The New Year is here and with it a ton of yoga fun to be had in the coming months! Next Saturday come join me for Next Level 60 and explore further postures in the Ghosh Lineage at Bikram Yoga Aurora from 12:30pm-1:30pm. This class will lead you through a series of hip openers, arm balancing postures, and salutations taking you deeper into your practice.
The following Saturday, January 12th from 12:30pm-1:30pm, come join me for my Arm Balancing & Inversion Workshop at Bikram Yoga Aurora and learn how to start a solid arm balancing practice. This is for all levels and is meant not for only yogis, but for IHP fans, as well. $25 registration fee. Sign up online at bikramyoga.com or at the front desk.
December 2, 2018 – What fun working with the yoga athletes at Meadows Hot Yoga! I was brought in to work with six yogis to prepare them for the video submission round of the 2019 USA Yoga season. There is nothing better than working with yogis that are looking to expand and deepen their practice. If you are looking for coaching or someone to look at your set for this season contact me today!
October 25th, 2018 – I just finished a two day Hot 26 Plus Training with Adi Westerman and cannot wait to teach this class! For the novice and advanced practitioner, this class gives you optional second sets, is set to music, and is simply a ton of fun. Look for pop up classes at Bikram Yoga Aurora & FUEL: Mind to Body coming soon!
October 11th, 2018 – It’s finally here! My first book, “Views from the Podium: The Life & Times of a Hot Yogi” is available in Audio Book format. I was luck enough to do the narration and am excited to share it with everyone. You can get your copy on Audible, Amazon, or iTunes today. If you are new to Audible use the following links to start your subscription and listen for free during your trial membership!
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Happy listening yogis!
September 23rd, 2018 – Join me for Rocktober at FUEL: Mind to Body! There are a whole bunch of great things happening at this studio throughout the month of October and I am grateful to be a part of it. On Saturday, October 13th join me at 10am downstairs in an unheated room for a Back Bending Clinic where you will learn how to go deeper in your back bends and have a greater understanding of where you personally can focus when approaching a backbend. Then on Saturday, October 20th we have another workshop – the Locked Knee Clinic – in which you will be taken through a series of exercises to help you successfully engage in postures that require a strong balancing leg. Hyperextending? Still bending the knee? Not sure if you’re doing it right? This is the workshop for you! Each workshop is $15. Sign up today here.
July 20th, 2018 – I just received my Level Two Teacher status with the Original Hot Yoga Association. Now, if you are an OHYA instructor, you can log continuing education hours with me at any of my workshops or posture clinics. Great news for the western suburbs of Chicago! If you are a Bikram Yoga Teacher join OHYA today – you will not regret it! This organization is bringing our community together and helping us to grow in a positive direction.
July 15th, 2018 – The most amazing day! The Views from the Podium Yoga in the Park Event came about because some great friends and yogis reminded me that I never truly celebrated the publication of my first book and this is what I wanted to do to celebrate: teach more yoga. It was a fun, hot day in the sun, leading the 60-minute Bikram Class, enjoying give aways, sharing food and refreshments, including goodies from Hahn’s Bakery in Geneva, IL, and playing some fun yogis games. Thank you to everyone that come out to celebrate!
July 1st, 2018 – The National Yoga Asana Competition in Madison, Wisconsin was a huge success! It was great fun to be surrounded by like-minded yogis working to be their best and demonstrate what is possible when you commit to a regular yoga practice. What an honor to not only compete to be a part of my student’s competition journey as I coached them through the process. I’m already looking forward to what the 2019 competition season will bring!
May 3, 2018 – YOGIS! Just booked today – join me for a Semi-Private Session at FUEL: Mind to Body in Glenview, IL. Three hours in the hot room getting individual corrections and asking questions to help get you deeper in your practice and working more efficiently when you hit your mat. $65 fee. 12 students maximum. Sign up today!
April 2, 2018 – I’m headed to Nationals! Can’t wait to take the stage again this year and demonstrate the yoga I love with like-minded yogis, as we show what is possible with a devoted practice.
March 25th, 2018 – It’s out there! Get your copy today of, “Views from the Podium: The Life & Times of a Hot Yogi.” My first book, relaying the story of my yoga journey, as well as, the journey of five of my students, peppered in between chapters with some of the most famous posts from the blog. Order or download your copy here.
March 15th, 2018 – Look at what arrived today! The first proof of my soon to be released book, “Views from the Podium: The life & times of a hot yogi.” I am looking to have it published and available for sale through Amazon on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018. Can’t wait to share it with you!
March 10, 2018 – The posture clinic covering the 26&2 at Bikram Yoga Aurora was a success! I had such a great time sharing some yoga knowledge with like-minded yogis as we all worked to go deeper within our practice and understand the brilliance of this sequence. If you would like to book a posture clinic at your studio, please contact me through the Views from the Podium Facebook Page or at email@example.com.
January 23rd, 2018 – Today is the five year anniversary of Views from the Podium – FIVE years!?! How did time fly by like that? So excited to see where this journey takes me. Next stop: publishing the book based on the blog. I’m almost there….
November 14th, 2017 – Can’t wait for this weekend for the Fourth Annual Feed the World Yoga Tour with Rachel Kuhn at Bikram Yoga Aurora on Saturday and at Bikram Yoga North Shore on Sunday! This donation based class brings together a community of yogis that believe that together the we can feed kids who are in dire need of food. Every year it gets bigger and bigger and I am grateful and humbled to even have the smallest part in this movement. Every dollar donated to take class gives a child four nutritious meals – amazing! If you would like your studio to participate in the tour please contact me and I’ll put you in touch with Rachel to get the ball rolling. We have six studios involved and would love to see that number grow.
November 8th, 2017 – I am now an official coach for USA Yoga! I’m excited to help yogis take their steps towards competition to help them develop a deeper and more disciplined practice. It’s going to be a great 2017-2018 season!
November 3rd, 2017 – My first Private Semi-Private/Posture Tune-Up has been scheduled at Bikram Yoga North Shore! If you are interested in getting a group of friends together to schedule your own time on the mat with me, contact me to get the ball rolling. Minimum 4 students. A great way to learn more about your practice and have sweaty fun with your yoga buddies!
September 25th, 2017 – My personal yoga story was featured on the Humans of Bikram Yoga Facebook Page. Check it out here.
September 5th, 2017 – The next date for a Semi-Private Session is set at Bikram Yoga Aurora on Saturday, September 30th from Noon-3pm. Ask questions and get the answers that will help your practice grow! For more info check out the Workshop Page. $60 fee. To register online click here.
August 25th, 2017 – Check out my at home hip opening sequence on my YouTube Channel. I’ve been having a ton of students lately ask what they can do at home to keep their hips open on days when they can’t make it to the studio or on weeks that getting Next Level 90 is simply not going to happen. This twenty minute sequence is something I do on the daily to keep my hips open and moving forward. Enjoy yogis!
August 8th, 2017 – I had an amazing day with the crew at Bikram Yoga North Shore at their Teacher Appreciation event – nothing better than being on Lake Michigan with the Chicago skyline behind you! I am constantly inspired by these teachers each week and am so grateful to be a part of this team.
August 6th, 2017 – Website is updated! Check out the latest design, new pics, and come back weekly for the latest news.
August 4th, 2017 – I’m head over heels excited to announce that I’ll be teaching Next Level 90 at Bikram Yoga Rolling Meadows on Saturday, September 16th at 8am. Can’t wait to bring this class to a new community!
If you haven’t tried this class I hope you give it a try. Make new shapes and find new goals to reach for – looking forward to seeing you in the hot room soon!