Naomi’s yoga journey began in 2010 after a snowboarding injury landed her in the hospital with a fractured spine. Naomi discovered that when she used yoga as a method of physical therapy that it was not long before she began to feel a better connection with her mind, body, and soul. Since childhood Naomi dealt with low self-esteem and poor body image, it was not until she found yoga that she began a journey to self-love and acceptance. Through yoga Naomi has been able to heal herself from the inside out. Since then she has set her intention to help heal others by helping people find the courage to set their demons free and find unconditional self-love. Naomi completed her 200 hour yoga teaching certification from CorePower Yoga in October 2013, and was initiated as a Reiki healer Level 1 in 2016.
Naomi also received her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Mental Health from Adler University. She specializes in working with individuals suffering from substance abuse, depression and anxiety. It was in her Masters program where Naomi began to create and develop yoga therapy programs for non-for-profit clinics on the Westside of Chicago. In addition, Naomi has traveled all over the world studying yoga in places like Nepal, India, Cambodia and Indonesia. Through this experience, Naomi has been able to integrate her Western studies with Eastern philosophy. You can expect Naomi’s teaching style to be fun, dynamic and healing to the core.