"Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life."

B.K.S Iyengar

Keri Wenzel, 500 hour certified vinyasa yoga instructor

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keri wenzel... meditator, yogi, mother

Over ten years ago, in hopes of finding a connection to my physical self and inner spirituality, I discovered a personal yoga asana & meditation practice. What came of it has been an astounding journey into the depths of my physical and mental well-being. It is my belief and experience that by practicing yoga and meditation, we can reach deeper into our Purusha, or Truest Self. During our practice, we learn to receive the space and clarity that naturally arises through the proper alignment of the physical and subtle body. From this, we can allow ourselves to feel and understand our most inherent state of being; peacefulness, contentment, bliss. It is my intention to guide others to find this on their mat, so that we all may act and serve from our truest and best selves in our everyday lives.

I am a 500 hour certified yoga instructor. I studied under the talented and knowledgeable Tom Quinn, Quinn Kearny, Geri Bleier, and Claire Mark at Yogaview Chicago. My trainings have had a focus on human anatomy, proper alignment, safe adjustments and assists, as well as yoga philosophy and meditation. My classes are traditional vinyasa flow. During the years of trainings, and in becoming a mother myself, I have developed a love of teaching prenatal yoga. My enjoyment of practicing Ashtanga Yoga, meditating, and love of music also positively influence my style of teaching. It is with gratitude that I serve others in the practice of yoga asana and meditation.

"Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."

tao te ching

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Training

Level 1 - 250 Hour Teacher Training

  • Yogaview
  • Chicago, IL
  • September thru December 2011

Level 2 - 500 Hour Teacher Training

  • Yogaview
  • Chicago, IL
  • March thru June 2014

"We always were truly happy coming out of your class on Thursday nights. The seed of yoga you have raised in us has grown into so much good that has manifest itself in all facets of our lives."

Matt, Student

Teaching

Yoga Instructor of Gentle, Vinyasa Flow

  • Total Woman Gym & Spa
  • San Jose, CA
  • May 2015 thru April 2016

Yoga Instructor of Mix-Level Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Beginner’s, Yoga Align, Prenatal (Sub)

  • Almaden Yoga
  • San Jose, CA
  • January 2015 thru April 2016

Yoga Instructor of In-Office Yoga

  • Disney Media Sales & Marketing
  • Chicago, IL
  • Summer of 2014

Yoga Instructor (Sub) of Prenatal, Baby & Me

  • Yogaview
  • Chicago, IL
  • June 2013 thru July 2014

Yoga Instructor of Beginner’s, Mix-Level Vinyasa Flow, Candlelit Flow, Prenatal, 6-week Prenatal Workshop

  • Village Yoga Chicago
  • Chicago, IL
  • January 2012 thru December 2013

Yoga Instructor of Mix-Level Vinyasa Flow

  • Southport Fitness
  • Chicago, IL
  • March 2012 thru July 2014

Yoga & Pilates Instructor of Mix-Level Vinyasa Flow, Pilates, Yogalates

  • Wicker Park Fitness
  • Chicago, IL
  • December 2011 thru July 2014

"It is with gratitude and your openness to life that I will remember you. Thank you for your guidance with my yoga practice, with my form, and your ever wonderful ’yoga-lates’."

Therisa, Student