Today we’d like to introduce you to Tricia Fiske.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
For many years, I worked as a Marketing Consultant working downtown Chicago. I left there, hoping to find more part-time work out in the suburbs, That didn’t work out and as a way to deal with my stress, I began to exercise eventually becoming a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Trainer. I was working at several Health Clubs in the suburbs and decided it wasn’t sustainable for me. I got interested in “mind/body” exercise and wondered what that might be.
I discovered NIA, a form of kinesthetic dance movement and began to teach that at the Health Clubs where I was working. I was teaching in Chicago at a Park District location and the class before me was an Astanga Yoga class. I became intrigued and asked if I could join the class even though I had never done any Yoga before. I was welcomed and I fell in love with Yoga, that was it for me. I went through training, became a mentor for that program and never looked back. I let go of everything else I was doing.
In 2000 I met Yogarupa Rod Stryker who has been my teacher ever since. He introduced me to a practice that included pranayama and meditation, bandha, mudra, chanting and many other techniques. I continue to study with him today. I teach credit yoga classes at the College of DuPage, teach 200 hours and 500-hour teacher training and certification programs, offer workshops and privates for those wanting to deepen their personal practice.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I was a single Mom, and money was always tight, I also needed help with childcare and babysitting. My Family was amazing, I have an amazing Community of fellow Yogis and teachers who have supported me and helped all through the process.
Please tell us about Tricia M. Fiske.
Tricia M. Fiske, Ltd is my company. I am adjunct faculty at the College of DuPage, so my classes are for credit. I teach Gentle, Hatha and Power Yoga there and have for 20 years. I have been awarded outstanding adjunct faculty in the Physical Education Department twice, 2004 and 2017. I teach weekly classes at Prana Yoga Center in Geneva and Prairie Yoga in Lisle.
I teach several 200-hour teacher training and certification programs throughout the year, as well as 500-hour training modules for Prairie Yoga, (Energetics, Pranayama and Ayurveda with Alison Larkin-she is the Ayurveda specialist). In Fall I will begin teaching Tantra Shakti which is a ParaYoga module, one of the advanced training modules created by my teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker.
I teach Yoga as a method to unfold potential for personal power and strength, healing both individually and globally. As a method to discover and live one’s full Dharma or purpose.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I would have gone back to school for a Master’s Degree in psychology, to integrate yoga and therapy.
- Address: 503 Kipling Court
- Website: www.triciafiske.com
- Phone: 630-234-1549
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: Tricia Fiske
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