Yoga Body Elements is a friendly boutique yoga and spa studio located in Chicago, IL in Uptown on the border of the East Lakeview and Buena Park neighborhoods. Specializing in Restorative Yoga, Mindful Vinyasa, Reiki, 5 Element Massage, Cacao Ceremony, Biocharger NG, 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, Ceremonial Cacao practitioner, Licensed Hoopnotica Method Instructor. An approved continuing education provider for both Yoga Alliance and the National Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Born in Iowa, Cindy Huston has accredited 28+ years of teaching and choreography experience to ages 3 years to adult. She primarily teaches Bhakti Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga. 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 and Midwest 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. 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 career as a dancer, and her choreography has appeared throughout the region. 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 college.
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 therapist, and graduate from Pacific College of Health and Science in both eastern and western massage .
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.
In 2010 was Cindy’s first introduced to ceremonial cacao. In 2015, Cindy experienced Keith’s ceremonial cacao for the first time in Santa Monica at yoga studio, and knew she had found the real deal. In 2020, Cindy was invited to participate in Keith’s Cacao practitioner training program. Since she has held many ceremonial cacao gatherings throughout the United States.
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.
Monica Idec is a middle school educator with a passion for healing. She began her healing journey three years ago and Reiki was her chosen modality. She began to receive her Reiki attunements and within three years has been certified in level 3 Reiki, the master level. She loves working with clients and guiding them on their healing journey. She is a firm believer that everyone is deserving and worthy of healing. She loves to incorporate crystals and oracle cards into her practice. She is currently working on her 200-hr yoga certification and is a certified Spiritual Life Coach. She is the owner of MI Spiritual Healing.
Tammy Bonin, creator of YogiMe and BioWell practitioner.
Annette has been a Reiki Master Teacher/Wholistic Wellness Practitioner since 2000. Her journey into holistic wellness began long before, as far back as 1982, when severe reactions to medications all but hospitalized her. She sought out complementary/alternative methods for her wellness needs. With the introduction of Reiki, other energy work modalities, essential oils & nutrition, Annette realized that she could share what she learned with others.
While she’s been a working Reiki Master Teacher, Annette had been a Presenter for Chicago’s original Healing Circle since 1998.
Not only does she offer Reiki I, Reiki II, Reiki III & Reiki Master Teacher classes, Annette also teaches & consults in the areas of Essential Oils, nutrition, crystals & EMF protection.
-Jamy enjoyed a thirteen year career with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago – first
with founder Lou Conte, then under the direction of Jim Vincent. He then joined
Nederlands Dans Theater in The Hague for three years. Jamy became a member of The
Cambrians, a global dance production network, for The Nexus Project: Autumn and
Jamy. He has performed in several Lyric Opera Chicago productions as well as with The
Goodman Theater. He has been teaching master classes in ballet, jazz and contemporary
movement throughout the United States and has loved setting HSDC repertoire on
universities in the US and Canada.
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.