Hi, I’m Cassi.
I teach yoga at a variety of places in Chicago, where I lead classes that focus on the partnership of the breath and movement while cultivating acceptance and awareness with a playful tone.
I believe yoga can benefit people during all stages of life.
I took my first yoga class at thirteen and started teaching yoga in 2007. I have completed over 500 hours of teacher trainings including a 200 hr training with Annie Carpenter in Los Angeles, California. It was there that I received my Yoga Alliance Certification 200 RYT. In spring 2012, I completed a 30 hour comprehensive kids yoga training with Karma Kids in NYC and in March 2013, a 45 hour prenatal/postnatal teacher training in San Francisco at Yoga Tree. From 2014-2016 I studied with Maty Ezraty for over 150 hours and completed a kids yoga teacher training with Rainbow Kids Yoga.
I hold a BA in Theatre and Film, a MA in Theatre Management, and completed a Publicity Apprenticeship with Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
I have developed my own personal style of yoga over the years: a Vinyasa flow that focuses on pairing the breath and asana while developing inner awareness and peace. My ‘Family,’ ‘Toddler and Me’ and ‘Baby and Me’ yoga classes include games, singing, dancing and other creative activities focused on bringing the benefits of yoga to the whole family. My ‘Prenatal Yoga’ classes are intelligently designed for mothers and what their bodies need during this specific stage of life. I am also a birth doula and I weave my birth experiences into my prenatal yoga classes.
I founded Om Slice Kids Yoga in spring 2013 after leading my first Kid’s Yoga Teacher Training. The mission of Om Slice Kids Yoga is to empower children with yoga. Om Slice Kids Yoga teaches a play based approach that provides accessible tools for relaxation, balance, flexibility and strength to yogis of all ages.