Ali Haji, LPC, PATP, RYT-200, PYC-200 is the owner of YogaZama Studio.
Marco Delossantos (he/him) is the Studio Manager at YogaZama Studio Oak Lawn.
He is an intuitive healer who learned by being physical at a young age. As a classically trained ballet dancer he learned the importance of self-care. Through injuries he saw the correlation of physical limitation and mental perspective. Through stretching and yoga techniques he has learned how to release deep rooted issues in the body.
Trained in various yoga methods ranging from Iyengar to Ashtanga to Yin yoga he is excited to share these gifts with you. In his classes you will find how to use your body efficiently as well as finding your authentic truth.
Julie (she, her) started her career in Health & Wellness in 1990 in personal training teaching a variety of group exercise classes. She took her first yoga class in 1998 and something sparked in her. After two years of practice she began her yoga teaching journey. A few years after she began a deep dive into the teachings.
Julie has studied under many great yoga masters. The majority of her training and certifications are with Yogarupa Rod Stryker whose lineage honors the ancient teachings of yoga. Manorama also influences Julie on the path of higher learning.
Julie teaches from the ancient wisdom and weaves these messages into the practice to apply in daily life. She walks solid in her truth and guides students to use their practiceto connect with their true Self; to embrace their authenticity and walk this path making their own unique footprints along the way. She is often unapologetically bold in her offerings but keeps it fun- as it is practice, not perfect.
The practice of yoga, the dedication through the dark times as well as the joyous ones has saved Julie's life. She still walks the earth for a reason, and believes with all her heart is is to share this beautiful practice and carry the message of these precious teachings.
"We're all just walking each other home." ~Ram Dass
Alex (he/him) is a full time yoga and strength training teacher.
After working a corporate gig for most of his adult life, he left all that behind to pursue his passion of teaching yoga and fitness.
His specialty is teaching people who are new to yoga and first timers!
Lexi (she/her) is a yoga and meditation teacher with over 5 years of experience. She understands the stresses of working in a corporate environment and leans into the tools of yoga to tap into her imaginative and intuitive side. She integrates the lessons unveiled with deep rest and meditative states. She offers meditation, yin, restorative yoga and energy healing to invite forward imagination, exploration of the inner world and sacred intelligence.
You can expect to be greeted by Lexi with a cheerful, friendly and warm nature. Her classes offer gentle movements and deep holds. Her approach to teaching is to provide the practitioner trauma informed tools, suggestions to make practice sustainable and invite self reflection. She encourages to take what you need and leave the rest.
Jack (he/him) is certified teacher of Dharma Yoga (2018; 500-Hour Level), Synergy Partner Yoga (2015), and Bikram Yoga (2004). He’s currently working towards his Dharma Yoga 800-Hour Certification.
Jack leads yoga philosophy lectures at studios, festivals and teacher trainings around the world.
A 25-year advertising veteran, he also helps yoga businesses refine their branding in today’s ever-changing landscape.
Bruce (he/him) is a retired educator with 25 years’ experience as a history teacher, basketball and golf coach, and administrator. He was certified at the White Lotus Foundation under the tutelage of Yoga Archarya and Yogiraj Ganga White and Tracey Rich and is registered through the Yoga Alliance as an ERYT 500 and YACEP.
Bruce got into yoga to help heal his body after decades of sports. In addition to the physical benefits, he uses his practice as a moving meditation. He holds certifications in Thai Yoga Therapy and Restorative Yoga from the White Lotus Foundation led by Phoebe Diftler.
He has been teaching yoga since 2016 and is one of the lead teachers of the LISPY Psychotherapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Program.
Shelley (she/her) is a Dharma Yoga Certified Teacher and has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra at his temple in New York City at the 200, 500, 800 and 1000-hour levels, something only a select few yogis around the world can claim.
She is passionate about sharing the classical teachings of her teacher with others in an honest and accessible way.
For Shelley, yoga is a discipline for the whole body, and as such her classes strongly emphasize breath and mindfulness, along with the physical postures, to balance body, mind, and spirit.
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