Class schedule expanding soon!
Yoanna Yoga? I extend my invitation to you. I greet you where you are, exactly as you are, with the intention to serve you on your journey, to help you connect with the Divine within, to heal from trauma, to love yourself, forgive yourself, and to find comfort in your body as the home for your spirit. I intend to offer you ways to find balance, and to live your life better.
That beautiful phrase “live life better” originates with my husband and business partner, Ismael Rosa II. He succinctly summed up our collective goal in this simple sentence years ago. Since then, all we do to serve the community sprouts from this intention. Together we organize an annual fundraiser to support Survivors of sexual trauma in Lake County, IL that began in 2013.
As we both studied under Wendy Dahl, owner of Blue Sun Yoga, we found our chosen niche: he as a meditation leader, and I as a trauma-informed specialist. We can both be spotted leading programs at the Gurnee Counseling Center, the Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center, and the Zacharias’ Center. He has further gifted his practice to students in school district 60, both public and private sectors, as a certified facilitator of the highly acclaimed Calm Classroom mindfulness methodology. I have gifted my practice as a certified Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor (Be the Change Yoga, Irvine CA) to practitioners at the Gurnee Counseling Center, Holding Space (Milwaukee, WI), and now, in my very own studio, Yoanna Yoga!
There is no beginning, and there is no end. There is simply a path, infinite and holy, which sometimes requires clearing, and sometimes requires nothing, and sometimes requires only mindful presence. Walk with me. Ya wanna?
Sophia Rosa, RYT 200
Outpost and Yoanna Yoga share separate spaces at the same address. Practicing since 2013 and certified in 2016, Sophia shares her practice with all levels of practitioners. Her passion for serving the community of Survivors led her to specialize with a certification in Trauma-Informed Yoga in 2017. All Sophia’s classes focus on establishing safety within the body, physical tools to manage the mind, and inspiration for the spirit. Participants can come away with techniques to live life better, following suit with Outpost’s mission, which she co-owns with Husband Ismael Rosa, II. She and Ismael are proud parents to 3 lovely children, Dino, Madeleine, and Myles.
Sophia Rosa, RYT-200 is certified through Blue Sun Yoga. She also holds a specialization certification in Trauma-Informed Yoga through Transcending Trauma Through Yoga, in Irvine California.