About Your Yoga Instructors
Jenny Guzon-Bae, ERYT & YACEP
With her combined passion for yoga and traveling the world, Jenny founded of Yoga Within You Retreats, LLC. Since her maiden voyage to Tulum, Mexico 2012, Jenny has since traveled to many areas of the Caribbean, Costa Rica, and United States.
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. To learn more about Jenny and her classes, please visit the following:
Wade Gotwals, ERYT
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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Tiziana Trovati, RYT
Tiziana is a registered Yoga Alliance teacher through Yoga Works and holds an Ashtanga teacher training certificate from David Swenson. In addition, Tiziana is a Pilates Master Teacher and Teacher Trainer and an orthopedic therapist.
Tiziana’s desire to study movement began at an early age, training as a dancer in Milan, Italy. She continued this pursuit to New York City where she danced professionally with various companies. After training directly with Joseph Pilates heir apparent, Romana, she went on to become Pilates Master teacher and Teacher Trainer. She then migrated to Orange County CA where she owned two Pilates studios for over 15 years.
Continuing her love of movement, Tiziana’s yoga journey started in 2001 when she fell in love with Vinyasa style yoga. She then developed an interest for the more traditional style of Ashtanga. Throughout the years she was fortunate to study with renowned teachers as Diana Christinson, David Swenson, Shelly Washington and Tim Miller.
Yoga has had a deep impact to Tiziana’s life: not only physically but mentally and spiritually.
Tiziana’s lifelong passion has been teaching movement. She brings over 25 years experience along with a well structured class and eye for detail.
Don Bae, CYT
As a competitive basketball and volleyball player, Don came to the practice over 10 years ago hoping that yoga would help him to stretch out after games. His journey began as a vinyasa flow student at his local health club and, over the years, has led him to practice enthusiastically at many renowned yoga studios and teachers in Chicago and the world.
Don completed his 200 hour YTT with Prairie Yoga in Lisle, IL and hopes to share his passion of yoga in a more therapeutic aspect. With his athletic background, he has worked through his share of injuries and rehab. After his last doctor recommended knee replacement, Don decided to forgo surgery and pursue a path of therapeutic yoga to alleviate his condition. He believes that the practice of yoga, through alignment and safety, is the perfect avenue to sustain a healthy lifestyle, no matter if you are an athlete or not.
He considers his main teacher to be Leslie Riley, who is Iyengar-trained by BKS Iyengar. She has helped him to advance his practice in a more alignment based manner. He also currently apprentices and assists Leslie in her weekly yoga classes in Evanston. As a travelling yogi, Don attended and assisted in many Yoga Within You, LLC yoga retreats to Costa Rica, Mexico, Zion, UT and Bend, OR.
Although Don’s main interests are in therapeutic and alignment-based yoga including Chair Yoga, he continually expands his knowledge of yoga by actively attending workshops that vary from restorative yoga to handstands. He has also practiced many different styles of yoga: Hatha, Forrest, Ashtanga, hot, aerial, acro yoga and the Mighty Body Band.
In Don’s classes, whether it be a vinyasa class or a restorative class, you’ll expect well-thought out classes, mainly centered around alignment, accented with fun music and a place to feel comfortable no matter what level of your practice.
- Mondays 930am Hatha Yoga @ Lake Bluff Park District
- Wednesdays 930am Balance & Flow @ Lake Bluff Park District
- Wednesdays 530pm Hatha Yoga @ Midtown Lustbader JCC Center Northbrook
- Sundays 10am Leslie Riley’s Assistant @ Evanston Dance Center