About Us

About Us



About Your Yoga Instructors

Jenny Guzon-Bae, ERYT

Jenny is founder of Yoga Within You Retreats. A dedicated yogi since 2000, Jenny’s desire as an instructor is to provide a vigorous yet calming yoga practice, pairing the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga to her students. Her goal with each class is for students to leave feeling uplifted, inspired, light, strong and peaceful so that they may learn to live their yoga beyond the mat. Jenny’s yoga practice has brought many positive changes to her life and is honored to teach yoga so that others can use the body to reach their heart and mind.

Wade Gotwals, ERYT

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As an international traveling yogi, Wade leads retreats, workshops and  events around the globe and is known for his innovative approach and inspirational teachings. He creates a sense of community with heart and humor and challenges students to explore their full potential during his uniquely sequenced Vinyasa classes.  The Vinyasa flow fusion is derived from his travels and from the inspirations of his senior teachers, always incorporating aspects of the other limbs of yoga … meditation, dharma, bhakti and elements of thai and acro yoga into his teachings. His style is structured, but at the same time playful, always offering options of openness, depth and strength so that everyone will be appropriately challenged and able to share their energy. He is guided by the dharmic principles of Advaita or ‘oneness and non separation’. Wade strives to find interesting ways to keep others inspired and connected and receiving inspiration from others is what keeps his love for yoga alive.


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Lourdes Paredes, ERYT


Lourdes Paredes, founder and publisher of Illumine Magazine, is an established Chicago yoga teacher. She has taught locally at Moksha Yoga Center, Yogaview, Namaskar Yoga, Exhale Mind Body Spa, Niyama Yoga and Healing Power Yoga and at citywide yoga events. Lourdes has led international retreats and workshops and has been featured at national yoga festivals. Her passion for teaching yoga as an authentic way of life fuels the founding of Illumine.

Brooke Cline, RYT

Brooke fell in love with yoga 9 years ago when she first started practicing out of necessity in order to relieve back pain. Not only was she able to eliminate her back pain while other methods failed, but she quickly learned that there was a lot more going on then just the physical practice. With yoga, she was able to really focus on the connection between her mind, body and spirit. Over the years, Brooke found that being on the mat was some of the only time she had to decompress while working in a stressful job environment and raising her two young children. She received her teaching certification in 2010. Her intention as a yoga teacher is to help share the healing effects of yoga with others.