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Carla Wills, 200hr. RYT® is a Yoga Instructor for the western suburbs of Chicago. Carla has been a eight-year practitioner of Yoga and since then she has studied with world-renowned teachers such as: Tias Little, Tricia Fiske, Colleen Saidman-Yee, and Nicolai Bachman. She received her teacher training certification through Prairie Yoga Teacher Training, Lisle, IL. Carla's broad range of influences lends to her a mix of Yoga styles that reach as far as Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa, and Restorative. Her focus as an instructor is to help facilitate an inner experience of mind-body connection through physical poses, pranayama (breathwork) and meditation using the principles of Yoga. Carla currently teaches various classes at the Fox Valley Park District in Aurora, instructs private students, and volunteers her teaching at NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) in Wheaton, IL.
Carla is an amazing instructor. She instantly puts you at ease with her soothing manner. She is encouraging and very helpful for a beginner like me, yet her passion and broad knowledge is evident. I highly recommend taking a class with her!
I am an older male and her lessons were very manageable for a beginner. I never felt out of place and Carla’s claming voice and instruction allowed me to be in the moment and catch on quickly
Carla is an amazing instructor. She takes it to the next level by adjusting and explaining each position very well. I always feel sooo great after a session with her!
Typically I will speak with the student(s) and ask them their goals and why they want to include yoga in their life to see if I am the right fit for them. We then get to movement and breathwork!
200 hr. Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Instructor. I also have 3+ years of experience teaching at various studios and with private students. I also volunteer my teaching services from time to time at NAMI in Wheaton.
Yes, I charge $60/1 hr. lesson or $75/1.5 hr. lesson.
I have worked with multiple ranges of students from teaching chair yoga (seniors) all the way to teaching heat building vinyasa (advanced) classes in addition to restorative or yin type styles. I also teach meditation and breath-work depending on need/desire of student(s).
Be sure the teacher resonates with you on some level so you feel comfortable enough speaking up. No one knows your own body like you do, the teacher is there to create a safe space for you to explore and stay curious.
How/why does Yoga draw you in? Is it purely for the physical aspects? Does the psycho-spiritual play a part for you when practicing? Maybe it’s your first time and you don’t want to go into a studio without some knowledge. Either way, I would ask you why you are drawn to yoga.