Teacher Bios

Debbie Nall  (debbie@chicagoyogacollective.org)

2016_04_22_Dbbie_Yoga_205Debbie, a founding member of the Chicago Yoga Collective, became a Forrest-certified yoga teacher in September 2015. She started practicing yoga in 1995 or 1996 and has maintained a consistent personal practice since 2003. Debbie is also a Reiki Master who spends a lot of time thinking about, cooking, and eating food. She volunteers at the Cook County Jail when she can. And she occasionally writes for her blog, dreamsofmyfava. Which is mostly about beans.

Joe Arden (joe@chicagoyogacollective.org)

2015-04-30 08.27.27Joe has been doing yoga since 2004. Prior to yoga, Joe’s practice was primarily sitting at a desk, hunched over a computer. Needless to say, his first yoga class was an eye-opener. Joe has explored several schools of Hatha Yoga including Forrest, Yin, and Iyengar. Joe finished his 200 hour yoga teacher certification at Bloom Yoga Studio in June 2016. Joe’s class puts an emphasis on safety, breath, and alignment as the foundation to a healthy yoga practice. Joe is married and has three daughters. In his free time, Joe can be found hiking, in the garden, or strumming a guitar.