CallieAnn hails from the mossy, low country of Hilton Head Island, SC. Trekking to Chicago to attend DePaul University’s acting conservatory (also receiving a double major in International Religious Ethics); she was introduced to yoga through a required Iyengar course in college, taught by Gabriel Halpern, and fell hard for the practice. After studying Buddhism/meditation and the influence of Christianity in Japan/bicycling across the northern USA (one side to the other)building houses along the way (with the organization Bike & Build), and volunteering in Ecuador, she settled back in Chicago, deciding to teach yoga, the thing that kept her grounded through all the adventures. CallieAnn is passionate about helping students discover their bodies in new ways, embodying their full potential, and helping them tap into the inner and outer links. In the summer of 2015, she moved with her toddler, Caleb and husband, Matt, to southern Naperville and now teaches in the western suburbs and continues to teach in the city. She is E-RYT 200hr and received her certification from Yoga Now Chicago. She has taught Hatha, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga Yoga there for the past 7 years. She has also gone through Ashtanga adjustment training at Yoga Thailand, and completed the Forrest Foundational Certification with Ana Forrest in 2012. CallieAnn also assists with Teacher Trainings and teaches Forrest and various other styles/privates at the East Bank Club in Chicago. She is currently training to become 500 hour certified.