Nancy Floy—founder of Tsogyaling Meditation Center of Evanston—offers Tibetan Buddhist Meditation classes to people of all beliefs. Learn the basics of mindful meditation and compassion practices. Settle your mind to relax and ease the stress of any mental or physical challenges. Manifest peace in the world by starting with our own minds. By donation. Open sessions, but initial registration required. click here to email, 847.491.1122 x11
Laura Dorfman CPDT-KA is the founder and owner of kona’s touch, inc, a gentle dog training business fostering compassionate, respectful relationships with their canine best friends. In addition to training and behavior consults, programs include management and caring for sick and aging dogs. She is also a certified Reiki practitioner for companion animals. Laura had been a wandering Buddhist, falling in love with the Himalayas, early in life and has since become a practicing Buddhist. She is a writer and blogger including mindfulblogging.com. 847.204.7100
Colleen Hubbard, MSW, Rev, CCHT, Soul-Light Counselor, has a Masters in Social Work from Loyola University, Chicago, and a Masters in the Art of Teaching from National Louis University in Evanston, Illinois. Additionally, Colleen is an experienced and certified Reiki Master/Teacher, an Advanced Clinical Heart-Centered Hypnotherapist, and a Release Therapist. She also has extensive training in clinical Shamanic healing processes and is trained as an essential oils therapist. She has been teaching yoga and meditation for many years. 847.491.1122 ext 20.
Alison H. Oakes, LCSW has been working as a psychotherapist for more than 30 years specializing in trauma, addiction, and LGBT issues, working with individuals, couples and teens. Alison combines several modalities with a emphasis on a holistic, Eastern approach incorporating mind, body, and spirit into her practice. She is a practicingBuddhist and has been a yoga and meditation student for many years. 847.721.5871
Lissa Pete, LAc, Dipl Ac, MSOM has been meditating and studying Buddhism for several years. One of the things that attracted her to the teachings and meditation was the applicability to everyone’s lives beyond being a Buddhist.
Mark Repplinger teaches specific practices for calming the mind and body in the Meditation for Wellbeing class. Offered in a safe and welcoming setting, the class is very good for beginning or continuing a meditation practice. The neuroscience of meditation and contemporary Western understandings of ancient practices — as well as discussion — will be included. Mark, a Board Member of Tsogyaling Meditation Center, is a Hakomi-trained counselor who incorporates mindfulness meditation into his practice. 773.386.0523
Louise Rosenberg, Licensed Massage Therapist, Board Member, Tsogyaling Meditation Center, leads a midweek Mindfulness Meditation session. Louise first learned to meditate three years ago here at Tsogyaling Meditation Center of Evanston. She enjoys reading a variety of both Buddhist and non-Buddhist work on mindfulness. Louise incorporates mindfulness into her work as a massage therapist. click here to email, 773.386.0547
Ellen Schweri has been a student of meditation practice for more than 20 years and continues to study with Shambhala, Kagyu and Dzogchen teachers in the Tibetan Buddhist traditions.
Beverly Zeldin-Palmer is a sangha member at Tsogyaling Meditation Center who has been practicing Tibetan Mindfulness Meditation and attending classes on Tibetan Buddhism at Tsogyaling for the past two years. Her interest in Buddhism was sparked early on by her older brother. She has followed a path of study over the years which has led her to seek refuge in the Three Jewels of Buddhism - Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. click here to email, 312-286-5346
Arlene Faulk offers gentle, energizing Tai Chi and QiGong, for individuals wanting to improve overall health and for those facing challenges such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, anxiety and back pain. Learn effective ways to focus your mind and move your body to reduce stress, increase energy and improve balance. Read “A Tai Chi Story” for one student’s perspective. click here to email, 312.642.0722
Colleen Hubbard, MSW, Rev, CCHT, Soul-Light Counselor, has a Masters in Social Work from Loyola University, Chicago, and a Masters in the Art of Teaching from National Louis University in Evanston, Illinois. Additionally, Colleen is an experienced and certified Reiki Master/Teacher, an Advanced Clinical Heart-Centered Hypnotherapist, and a Release Therapist. She also has extensive training in clinical Shamanic healing processes and is trained as an essential oils therapist. 847.491.1122 x20.
Corinne Peterson, MPH, LMT, NCTMB, RYT, has been a student of yoga for over 25 years and has been teaching since 1994. She received her first yoga instructor certification through the Temple of Kriya Yoga and a subsequent certification as a teacher and yoga therapist through the American Viniyoga Institute. Corinne is certified in Yoga of the Heart, a program for people with cancer and heart disease. She has also received training in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga through the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute (founded by Bessel van der Kolk). She holds a masters degree in public health in the area of health education and promotion, and has been a nationally certified massage therapist since 1997. click here to email, 773.562.5933.
Ellie Pickering, LAc, MSOM, CMT, began studying yoga in 1989 and has been teaching Iyengar-style yoga since 1996. Her former teachers include senior Iyengar instructors Lois Steinberg, Manuso Manos, Roger Eischens, Judy Landecker and Leslie Riley. As a practitioner of Chinese Medicine and massage therapy, Ellie brings a wealth of knowledge to her classes. Her teaching style is warm, friendly, and compassionate, and she encourages students to work hard and enjoy yoga’s life-long process. She welcomes you to join her classes any time. click here to email, 847.864.6464