Wild roots yoga Instructors
Wild Roots Aerial Yoga master instructor and Yoga Instructors.
Jessi Rae - Wild Roots Yoga founder & lead instructor
Jessi Rae began her journey into yoga as an early teenager practicing with her mother. She didn’t know why at the time but it was something that just clicked, like a light twitch had just been turned on. She fell in love with the exploration and the connection of the mind and body through movement and breath. In 2008 she traveled to Costa Rica to train and receive her 200- Hour Interdisciplinary Yoga teacher training at Nosara Yoga Institute. She immediately fell in love with the act of teaching and sharing yoga with others. She first began teaching at a physical therapy center in Arlington Heights IL, working with clients to build, strengthen, and enhance the flexibility in the their bodies. Teaching at a medical type facility challenged her as an instructor and gave her a better understanding of the healing elements of yoga. She has since continued to teach locally and internationally at various different studios.
As an Aerial Yoga Instructor:
"As a lifetime dancer and yogi, I happened to stumble across aerial yoga and immediately thought “I have to do that”. I was intrigued and mesmerized by its beauty and grace. It wasn't until after I began practicing and then teaching it, did I realize all of the amazing, beneficial healong aspects of this beautiful art form.
My aerial yoga practice significantly improved my strength, stability, and flexibility; As a result, I noticed a huge difference in my regular yoga practice. I soon began to notice that certain postures that were once very challenging for me were getting easier as I progressed. I saw myself achieving goals that I struggled with for years in my regular yoga practice. Now as an instructor, I see the same goals being achieved by my students. Teaching Aerial Yoga and seeing the growth and progression in my students, as well as myself, has been a life changing experience. I couldn't be happier to share this gift of Aerial Yoga with all of those that have a desire to learn and grow with me."
Tara Hallsten, IL usa
Certified Aerial Yoga L1 Instructor
RYT200 Lotus Yoga Centre
In 2014, Tara went to an Aerial Yoga Workshop and immediately fell in love with everything about the experience. Aerial yoga quickly grew into a passion for her, so she began attending classes regularly, developed a home practice, and eventually entered the training program under Jessi Rae. Aerial has helped Tara with developing strength and balance, and has deepened her flexibility in her traditional yoga practice. As an aerial yoga instructor, Tara desires to bring this fun, energizing and relaxing experience to her students, and strives to bring out the playful spirit in each and every one of us.
Chris Prillaman, IL USA
With over 20 years of martial arts experience, Chris' teaching style is a fusion of yoga and martial arts, focusing on strength, flexibility, mobility and meditation. Since starting a personal yoga practice, Chris has noticed a change across many channels in his life and he loves to bring this experience and knowledge to his students. Chris teaches vinyasa yoga, hot yoga, SUP yoga & SUP Fitness and his original class Sahmadhi Warrior.