Yoga Body Elements is a friendly boutique yoga and spa studio located in Chicago, IL in Uptown on the border of the Lakeview and Buena Park neighborhoods. Specializing in Restorative Yoga, Mindful Vinyasa, Reiki, 5 Element Massage, Approved Provider Continuing Education, Bengston Method, Meditation, Dance, and Hula Hooping.
Owner, Yoga Body Elements LLC
LMT, Reiki Master Teacher, Bengston Method practitioner
BA in Dance & Choreographer
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher
Licensed Hoopnotica Instructor
NCBTMB Certified in Massage & Bodywork Approved CE Provider
Cindy Huston, E-RYT 200 Yoga Educator, Reiki Master Teacher, Bengston Method Energy Healer, Board Certified Massage
Therapist and Asian Body Therapy, and Licensed Hoopnotica Method Instructor. An Approved Continuing Education Provider for Yoga Alliance and for the National Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Born in Iowa, Cindy Huston has accredited 20+ years of teaching and choreography experience to ages 3 years to adult. She primarily teaches Bhakti Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga. She also has experience teaching yoga to children. Cindy has a guided yoga CD available called, “Restorative Yoga with Cindy Huston.” Her yoga classes are focused on balancing the physical and energetic body while embodying bhakti “heart center”. She has been on staff and a presenting artist with Bhakti Fest, Yoga and Kirtan Festival. Cindy’s first trip to India was on a 2014 Bhakti Yatra touring Rishikesh, Vrindavan, Govardhan, and Mumbai. During this tour through India Cindy was inspired to create Chicago Hula Hoop Festival after gifting students at the Food for Life School in Vrindavan with their first ever hoop. The excitement from the teachers and students alike was through the roof! Cindy decided that she would like to support Food for Life and donate a portion of the festival’s proceeds to the school. Cindy’s previous life as a dancer and choreography has appeared throughout the region. In 2002, she performed as an Entertainment Character at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. In May 2003, she received a BA in dance at the University of Iowa. After graduation, Cindy accepted the Lead Adjunct Dance Instructor position at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA.
In May 2004, Cindy moved to Chicago to further her career in dance performance. Performance credits include: Sarasota Opera House, Walt Disney World, MidTangent Productions, Culture Shock Chicago, Weave Soundpainting Orchestra, Perceptual Motion Inc., Subtext Dance “Playing in Traffic” project, Fire for Higher Professional Fire Artists, and dancing back up for solo vocal artists just to name a few. Cindy is a licensed massage and Asian Body Therapist and graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
Her modalities include Thai, Shiatsu, Tui Na (Acupressure), Deep Tissue/Trigger Point, and Swedish/Circulatory massage, Reiki, and the Bengston Method. Frequently Cindy offers Approved Continuing Education courses that are approved by Yoga Alliance and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Courses include: Yoga for Massage Therapists, Reiki 1, Reiki 2, Reiki Master & Teacher, and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training.
Cindy thrives to creatively continue exploring the body potential to naturally heal and it’s infinite possibilities to express through all traditional and non-traditional forms of movement.
Marjorie is a 500RYT with an empathetic heart and purpose for empowering individuals to embody their most resilient selves. She has been lovingly teaching and sharing yoga for 5 years. Marjorie holds a B.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of Northern Iowa, has performed in several theatres across the country, is a classically trained harpist, and loves to sing. It is her belief that if you can breathe, you can do yoga. Influenced by her art as well as receiving her training through YogaFitin Trauma Informed yoga, and Relax and Renew Restorative with Judith Hanson-Lasater, her classes are always warm, inclusive and based in nurturing the whole self.
Hannah took her first yoga class over 10 years ago as a cross training for dance. She recently decided to take the next step in her yoga journey and receive her 200 Hr YTT. As a recent graduate of Online Yoga School’s 200 Hr YTT, under the direction of Stephanie Mitchell, she now see's the numerous benefits that yoga has to offer outside of the physical practice. With a B.A. in Exercise Science and Dance Performance from Anderson University, Hannah has the knowledge and experience of the physical aspects of the body.
Focusing on mindfulness and self love, Hannah loves to teach Vinyasa, Power Flow, and Restorative classes to those looking to gain strength and fluidity while bring peace and a sense of calmness to the mind. Hannah also focuses on nutrition and holistic health, believing that the body, mind, and soul must be in alignment with each other to create true happiness within the self.
(or Pau) and I’m from Mexico City. As a person whose mind and body are constantly on the move, yoga has become a part of my life that I can’t live without. Practicing yoga allows me to stay active, manage my anxiety, and cope with recurring symptoms of depression. Teaching is my way of sharing this transformative practice with others. I’ve been teaching yoga for over 4 years in studios, gyms, office spaces, gardens, and on paddleboards on the lake. I aim to create restorative classes with accessible challenges that will leave students feeling strong and accomplished. All bodies are welcome!
Greg Bell, LAc.
Greg is a certified Tai Chi instructor as well as an acupuncturist and clinical bodyworker in the Chicagoland area. Greg graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. His understanding of acupuncture theory and Oriental Medicine give him a unique perspective, unfamiliar to most martial arts instructors, on the meanings of Tai Chi postures and applications and how they provide health benefits.
Greg studied Yang family style Tai Chi for nearly a decade, and for the last five years, has taught at numerous venues in the Chicagoland area. He teaches Cheng Man-ch’ing’s shortened thirty-seven-posture form. For those who become proficient in this form, he also teaches Shu family Tai Chi applications, which stress yielding and self-disappearance rather than attacking and self-defense.
Self Declaration: My purpose in life is to support and educate communities on ways to achieve a healthy and clear lifestyle that serves their life path. By becoming aware of what we surround our bodies and lives with, we can create body awareness of movement and self expression to maintain a clear energy flow.