Mia Park encourages self-discovery through yoga. Her intention behind teaching yoga is to facilitate holistic health through self-awareness and integration. Mia has over 1,500 hours of teacher training in several yoga systems that include tantra, yoga therapy, yoga nidra, trauma informed yoga, yoga for seniors, restorative, children's yoga, alignment, pranayama, meditation and Ayurveda. She weaves together her broad and deep education to create an accessible, focused yoga practice. Mia also practices daoist taiji.
Expect to breathe deeply, practice postures with a purpose, and meditate in Mia's yoga classes. Whether she’s teaching vigorous, pre-natal or restorative, Mia believes that every part of a yoga practice is a holistic exercise for the physical, energetic, mental and emotional bodies. Using marma points (acupressure), meridians (energy lines in the body), and guided visualization, Mia incorporates effective and ancient techniques into her classes.
Mia found yoga while teaching cardio kick boxing in 2002 and brings a warm, light hearted approach to this ancient science of self evolution. Mia draws from Vedic and Tantric techniques that use the breath, the body, and the focused movement of energy to teach yoga. She is initiated in the Sri Vidya spiritual lineage and is certified in the Darshan System as an Integrative Ayurvedic Practitioner and Advanced Yoga Teacher. She is also a certified Rest and Renew teacher, 500 E-RYT, 200 CYT, and writes for Yoga Chicago Magazine.
A professional actress, writer, rock musician, producer and host of the kid's music TV show, Chic-A-Go-Go, Mia shares her passion for discovery in all her disciplines.