Anne began practicing yoga twenty years ago to help with chronic back pain. She found that yoga helped tremendously, and through yoga she was also able to eliminate many unhealthy habits that she had struggled with for years. This inspired her to learn more and she attended a one month intensive yoga teacher training with Ana Forrest. She then began teaching classes in the Evanston and Chicago area, and completed massage therapy school. Several years later she continued her studies at Yoga Point in India where she studied hatha yoga, meditation, yoga nidra and Ayurveda. Soon after she began teaching yoga and practicing massage therapy full time at her first studio in Richmond, Il. Her massage practice specialized in helping clients overcome pain naturally, through deep tissue work as well as cranial sacral therapy. During this time she completed another yoga teacher training through the Himalayan Institute, as well as completing a one year training in Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy. She has also explored other healing modalities, completing an intensive two year training in Shamanic Healing. Anne continues to teach yoga, and practice bodywork and various healing modalities full time at her studio in Makanda IL. Her style of teaching is eclectic and intuitive, drawing from various yogic traditions, with mindfulness being a priority. Her massage sessions are customized to bring about effective healing for the client. Massage and Healing Sessions are highly effective at relieving pain and tension.
She is currently midway through an in depth 3 year training in Tibetan Energy/Soul Healing (Tse Dup) and will be excited to share that modality with clients in 2023!
Jo has completed a two year certification, Contemplative Studies Program by Dr.
Miles Neale, Psychotherapist, milesneale.com, focusing on a Tibetan Buddhist
trauma informed format “The Power of Awareness” course with Tara Brach and
Jack Kornfield, “The Science of Slow” Certificate with Kristine Kaoverii Weber, MA,
C-IAYT, ERYT500, YACEP, subtleyoga.com, “Introduction to Trauma-Informed
Yoga & Somatic Practices” Certificate with Hala Khouri, MA, SEP, E-RYT,
halakhouri.com, “Healing Trauma with Dr. Peter Levine” Certificate, and
“Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy” Certificate( through The Embody Lab
learn.theembodylab.com,) with Dr. Arielle Schwartz, Staci K. Haines, Nkem Ndefo,
Sherri Mitchell, Dr. Stephen Porges, Dr. Sara King, Dr. Scott Lyons, Manuela Mischke-Reeds, Deb Dana, Kekuni Minton, Dr. Albert Wong, Fresh “Lev” White, Susan McConnell, Dr. Pat Ogden, Ruella Frank, Karine Bell,, and Lisa Dion. and “Applied Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Yoga Levels 1 & 2” certificate with Dr. Arielle Schwartz and Dr. Stephen Porges. Jo’s Kundalini course work stems from the Life Force Academy.
Currently she is completing a certification in Somatic Stress Release with Dr. Scott
Lyons, Clinical Psychologist, Osteopath and Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner. The
completion of this will allow her to become a Somatic Stress Release Provider.
Joyce “Jo” Kilmer, BS, NCMA, ERYT-200, RYT500, YACEP is not a licensed therapist
A local doula and yoga student-teacher.
Kim felt an inner calling to facilitate healing spaces for women when she began her own deep dive inward to do "the work" a few years ago. After attending the birth of her best friend's baby in 2020, she then fell in love with all things birth and motherhood. Her philosophy about birth is one that sees each pregnancy as an invitation for the birthing mother to become more deeply initiated into her own sacred nature. Each mother, baby, and birth is different. Yet somehow there is a massive transformation that occurs universally for mother and baby alike. When a
baby is born, a mother is born too. Kim's passion lives in empowering birthing people with the tools and support that they need in order to navigate the mysterious process of pregnancy, birth, and beyond with peace and love as their anchors.
Kim is certified as a DONA-trained doula, with additional trainings in prenatal yoga and postnatal yoga, and is currently studying to receive certification as a 200 hour yoga teacher as well as a lamaze-trained holistic birth educator.