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Kendall Tucker (She/Her)– Wellness Coordinator, Yoga + Fitness Coordinator

Kendall grew up playing various sports with a passion for fitness. She continued advancing her athletic abilities throughout her life and finishing her Volleyball Career in college at University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. While playing sports, she focused on keeping her body stretched and relaxed in order to play at a high level. Her new found passion for Yoga and Fitness has grown from this self physical awareness as she completes her 200 Hour Yoga Certification. Additionally she is working to become certified in future skills within Fitness such as Step Classes, Ariel Gymnastics, and more! She loves helping her students delve deeper into the mental and physical practice of yoga, while educating them on basic life tools for their own personal well-being.

As the Morgan Park Sports Center Wellness Coordinator and class teacher, she wants to ensure that the classes and workshops here are created and designed specifically for the needs of the community for people to grow stronger and improve their lives. She hopes to create a place where this community can be brought together by the love of not just fitness, but wellness as she once did growing up around sports. She wants to maintain a space where people can slow down, take a few breaths, and work on cultivating their best self and improve their self gratification.

Isis Billups – Yoga Instructor

Isis is a holistic Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200 yoga teacher through a training certified through Yoga Alliance. She teaches, but not limited to vinyasa, yin, and meditations. Bringing a good balance between heat and relaxation in her practice. Through her teaching she primarily encourages one message ; Individualism. Allowing the person to notice how their body feels, empower what their body can do, emphasizing the importance of being comfortable and understanding oneself. “This is your time, this is your practice. If you can breathe you can do yoga.” Isis primarily teaches class formats of Yinyasa, Yoga Flow, and Slow Flow Yoga. 

Lalita Vayavananda- Yoga Instructor

n 2016, Lalita received her YTT-200hr certification at Green Tree Yoga & Meditation (now known as The Tree South LA) in California. She has since studied Yoga Therapy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and completed certifications in trauma informed yoga, yoga for all bodies/ accessible yoga, pre/ postnatal yoga, meditation and sound healing. She incorporates all these elements in her classes to keep them engaging, effective and safe. She has been a practitioner of yoga since 2008 and initially began for the fitness aspect, but naturally her discipline became a healing tool to overcome barriers and trauma with the realization that physicality is a mere fragment of what yoga truly encompasses. Additionally, Lalita is a doula currently studying maternal child healthcare as well as environmental literacy and urban farming.

Stay tuned for more instructor information!