Location: West Bucktown, 2528 W Armitage, Chicago, IL 60647.
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Crystal Gray has been teaching yoga for over 10 years. She received her last certification at Moksha Yoga in Chicago and now has the title of E-RYT 500.
Crystal opened a yoga studio in 2013 and sold it in 2016 to focus on her family and online business. She currently splits her time between teaching spiritual seekers as well as yoga teachers, helping them learn how to go from yoga teacher training to teaching confidently.
She loves incorporating themes into her classes and tries to make them a full experience, bringing in essential oils, chakra studies, mantras and more into her classes as well as helping students reach challenging physical postures.
Aside from yoga, Crystal enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and dog on their 20 acre organic vegetable farm and studying spirituality and healing with energy work and mediumship cultivation.
Daren Friesen is the director and founder of Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago which is the largest yoga center in the Midwest. An enthusiastic student and passionate teacher, his challenging style of vinyasa flow incorporates asana, pranayama, mudras, bandhas, and kriyas. Having studied with renowned teachers in the states and masters and gurus in India, Daren encourages students to use traditional elements and techniques to overcome the pull of opposites (duality) and to develop one-pointed attention. Through one-pointed attention, one discovers the keys to accessing true health and vitality. Daren’s classes offer provocative insights and opportunities for personal growth through his unique blend of a classical yet innovative approach to practice.