Savannah Rehr – Yoga + Fitness Coordinator; Yoga Instructor

Savannah is the Yoga and Fitness Coordinator at Morgan Park Sports Center as well as a yoga instructor. After practicing yoga for a couple years, Savannah decided to jump right in and become RYT-200 certified at Revival Yoga Wellness Studio in Palos Heights. Addicted to learning more about the incredible feeling of love and fulfillment from yoga, she became certified to teach vinyasa, restorative, yoga sculpt, and aerial yoga all at the same studio. Her fire was ignited even more once taking a BUTI yoga class in 2018, influencing her to deepen her practice by becoming a certified BUTI Yoga teacher. Once completing a Yoga to Transform Trauma training under Catherine Ashton, she began to understand the importance of releasing trauma during yoga classes, causing her to incorporate movements during her classes that help trauma survivors. The intense release, love, freedom, and support yoga provides are what drew her to teach, so her students can experience the same authentic freedom, and begin to come back home to themselves.


Leigh Borge – Yoga Instructor

Leigh lives in Beverly with her husband, Mike, and three daughters – Elliot, Adriel and Johnna. She’s an RYT-200, which was completed at Revival Yoga Wellness Studio. Yoga completely fell into her lap walking through the studio doors for the first time in search of connection and community after relocating. She fell in love with the practice immediately, and that love has only grown deeper with each day. She is excited to share her passion for finding the balance between tension and release through breath and movement, unearthing your inner strength, and of course, having fun!


Liezle Garcia – Yoga Instructor

Liezle discovered yoga after she was recovering from the birth of her 2nd child and a wish to lead a more active lifestyle. While her goal was an interest in overall fitness, she found that her true passion was yoga. She did her RYT 200- hour training at Reflections Yoga in Homewood, IL. The training opened a whole new world of health, fitness, yoga styles, meditation and spirituality. She attends workshops and continues teaching and training to build on her knowledge of body and mind practice. She is an E-RYT yoga instructor, pre-natal yoga instructor, Pilates instructor, children’s instructor and a cycling instructor. Over the years, she has taught at various locations in the area.


Kristy Johnson – Yoga Instructor

Kristy Johnson teaches Fit Beginnings, Restorative Yoga, and Gentle Yoga at Morgan Park Fitness Center. After completing CorePower’s 200 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) Program in Chicago, Kristy studied with Yogadarshanam in Mysore, India for a month and obtained a 250 RYT Certificate in Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga.  


Jessica Clarke – Yoga + Fitness Instructor 

Jessica has been practicing yoga on and off for the last 20 years. As a busy mom of five she finds yoga to be the perfect way to connect the mind and body. She believes yoga is for everyone and that if you give it a try you’ll be able to see the many benefits beyond just the physical. Jessica’s classes are always designed for all levels, and she encourages students to deepen their practice by teaching them there’s more to yoga than just the postures. She received her RYT-200 Certification at Revival Yoga, and is excited to share her passion with others. Her goal is for all her students to leave her classes feeling better than when they started, and to carry that feeling out into their everyday lives and share it with others.


Mary Casey – Yoga + Fitness Instructor

Mary has been passionate about fitness for the past 12 years. Seven years ago, she became a group fitness trainer, specializing in HIIT boot camp. This past May, she completed her RYT-200 certification as well as her yoga sculpt certification. Yoga has completely transformed her life – physically, mentally and spiritually. Her gratitude for fitness and yoga shines when she shares this way of life with others.


Donisha Reed – Yoga Instructor (Sub)

Donisha has been at Morgan Park Sports Center since 2016, but has been teaching yoga and other group fitness classes since 2014. Her education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Purdue University (BOILER UP) and a Master’s degree in public health from Indiana University Bloomington (GO HOOSIERS). 

She teaches these classes in hopes that it’ll help students push past any fear or insecurities they may have about their bodies, and enjoy the practice for what it was made to do – get you to MOVE. She hopes that once they move past that fear, the confidence they gain can translate into other sustainable wellness practices that further feeds their minds, bodies, and spirits.


Colleen Carey – Yoga + Fitness Instructor (Sub)

Colleen began doing yoga 5 years ago when she realized how much her anxiety and lack of concentration was beginning to disrupt major areas of her life. After noticing the subtle changes in mood, level of awareness, and connection with her body along with something bigger than her, she discovered the true healing power of physical discipline. This led her to deepen her practice and travel to Bali, Indonesia to complete her 200-hour vinyasa flow teacher training intensive through Frog Lotus Yoga (Yoga Alliance Qualified). An inner truth deep inside had reawakened during this experience in Asia and she knew it had to be shared. Colleen likes to create a practice that encourages healing not only in the body, mental and emotional state, but the very core being by focusing on natural breath awareness, rhythmic movement, and strengthening asana (pose) holds. By encouraging the student to focus inward, he/she will begin to unlock energies held within parts of the body, allowing disconnection from one’s habitual self in order to reconnect with one’s authentic self.


Kim Rudd – Zumba Instructor (Sub)

Kimberley Rudd is a dance workout instructor. She has been a certified Zumba instructor teaching consistently since 2011, and a licensed BeMoved instructor since 2017. For 11 years, she owned and managed two women’s fitness centers in Blue Island and Auburn Gresham, and has held group exercise, personal fitness and wellness, and nutrition certifications.


Margaret Barrett – Yoga + Meditation Instructor (Sub)

Margaret’s journey began in 2002 when introduced to meditation by her dad, a dedicated and seasoned meditator. Since then, she has cultivated a strong meditation practice which has led to greater mental clarity, improved self-awareness, calmness and joy in her life.

She began her yoga practice in 2006, quickly seeing the amazing results that it had on the body, mind and spirit. She earned her 200-hour certification from Prairie Yoga, through the Beverly Yoga Center, in 2016. An intrigued student of how the body stores emotion, Margaret teaches mindfulness, pranayama (breath work), yoga, and meditation to help students tune into their own healing needs, creating more balance and harmony in their lives. Her intention to live each day in awareness from a level of higher consciousness has become a life-long and purposeful journey.

With more than a 20-year career working for corporations amidst change and transformation, Margaret has keen insights into the needs of employees in that environment. She leads mindful meditation sessions in the workplace to help employees reduce stress and anxiety, and create calm, mental peace for personal growth and overall better health.


Duke Jaymes – Yoga + Fitness Instructor (Sub)

Duke became passionate about helping people with fitness goals when he lost 40 lbs. in 2009 and became certified by ACE as a personal trainer. He’s a former semi-professional track athlete, and former hip-hop dancer for performers like Michael Jackson, TLC, and KeKe Palmer. He’s been a published fitness model for Swissotel, Reebok, RedBull, Kohl’s, Fila and Macy’s. He’s been teaching thousands of people how to stay fit by appearing on local and national morning TV segments across the country. He’s IFA certified and studying for the ACE group and personal training certification again, and has a background in nutrition.

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