Mercedes McKinley (E-RYT 500) is a bilingual yoga teacher from El Salvador, she has been practicing yoga since 2001 and has brought the joy of yoga to many people over the years. Chronic pain from car accidents brought Mercedes to yoga at a young age. Yoga provided pain relief and strength building as an alternative to painkillers and surgery. Mercedes has developed a unique teaching style that incorporates her experience as a massage therapist and dancer to create classes that are safe yet challenging. She received her first yoga certification in 2005 from Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago, IL followed by two more certifications in 2007 (Yoga Shelter, MI), and 2008 (Yoga Nidra, Chicago, IL). Her most recent 200 hour certification was under the tutelage of Jennifer Pierotti in Las Vegas NV, who teaches the YogaWorks method. She received her YogaWorks Certification in August of 2018.
Mercedes has assisted in teacher trainings alongside her teacher Daren Friesen, founder of Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago, IL. Her foundational yoga training is based in the Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha methods. In her classes you will experience elements of different styles combined with pranayama (breathwork), mudras (hand postures) and kriyas (cleansing techniques). Mercedes believes in teaching non-dogmatic, interdisciplinary and alignment based yoga classes. Classes are also available in Spanish. Private classes are held in your home or office for one person and/or small groups. Private Online Yoga Lessons 1 hour = $75 90 minutes = $100 For Yoga en Español click here