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 in depth 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.
Joyce “Jo” Kilmer, BS, NCMA, ERYT-200, RYT500, YACEP is not a licensed therapist. Jo has completed a two year certification, Contemplative Studies Program by Dr.Miles Neale, Psychotherapist, milesneale.com, “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. Jo is also completing a certificate training in “Applied Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Yoga Levels 1 & 2” with Dr. Arielle Schwartz and Dr. Stephen Porges.