E-RYT 200, E-RYT 500
Studio owner of Central Street Yoga in Evanston IL
Shana Marie Stitzel’s desire to teach yoga began with her journey into meditation and most importantly, as she describes it, “the journey into truth & presence “.
Completely dedicated to teaching others to reflect joy, peace and light into every moment of their lives, she shares her own light & love with others by sharing from traditional forms of yoga with the emphasis being mindfulness.
After many years of encouragement & practice she decided to follow her calling to take on the role of yoga instructor. She completed her certification of raw food chef in 2009, her 200- hour RYT certification in 2010 with Global Yoga , a 300- hour yoga certification in 2015 under the direct guidance of Suddha Weixler of the Chicago Yoga Center. She holds two certificates in Ashtanga Yoga, studying under the direct guidance of Sri Manju Pattabi Jois. Shana is an ordained minister and considers the practice of peace to be her ministry. She is an experienced E-500 certified Yoga Alliance teacher with over 2000 hours of teaching and provides YACEP, continued ed classes for teachers and a variety of yoga classes to students seeking to explore a more traditional approach to yoga. For more information, you can check out her studio website centralstreetyoga.com or drop by her studio, Central Street Yoga located at 1937 Central Street, Evanston, Il.
Completely in love with being a student of the teachings, she continues to share the gift of yoga with others. Shana’s teachings encourage students to explore the depth of breath & healing in every moment with a yoga practice that reflects authenticity and love.
Shana’s teachings have brought her many opportunities to teach others.
She has taught for:
- corporate events
as well as a wide range of brands including:
She has also worked on and off set as yoga teacher to many notable film actors, actresses, producers and directors, working with people such as:
- Shailene Woodley actress (Fault in Our Stars)
- Theo James actor (Divergent series)
- Douglas Wick producer (Gladiator, The Great Gatsby)
- Lucy Fisher producer (Memoirs of a Geisha)
Shana is also featured as herself, yoga instructor in Darryl Roberts documentary film, “America the Beautiful, The Thin Commandments”.
Attending her classes you will find her voice echoes warmth and true gratitude for every moment on and off the mat. She encourages others to see themselves with clarity & find what is sacred to them while in the practice. Her deepest hope is that she may continue to grow & share the gifts given her to ignited her true heart’s passion for yoga. There are many teachers she wishes to thank that have inspired her along her path.
Shana continues to practice & study at the Chicago Yoga Center with deep gratitude for her teacher Suddha Weixler, who is a direct disciple of Swami Narayanananda. Shana shares yoga knowledge of the Tirumalai Krishnamacharia, lineage, holds two Ashtanga certificates, is a disciple of Sri Manju Pattabi Jois, Ashtanga. She has been exposed to many styles of teaching: Hatha, Vinyasa, Anusara, Ashtanga, Yin Yoga and other styles.
From left to right Manju Jois, Shana Stitzel, Suddha Weixler
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