About SY&W

Founder: Liz Smith

Liz, founder of Serendipity Yoga and Wellness, has been actively practicing Hatha and Vinyasa yoga for nearly a decade. She is an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT 200), a Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider (YACEP), Certified Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master.

Liz is experienced in teaching students of all ages and experience levels. As an educator, she works directly with school districts, teachers and students to bring mindfulness, yoga and meditation into the classroom. Liz created a mindfulness-infused tutoring program and works with children to help them make academic gains while learning strategies to cope with stress. She spends much of her time working with studios in the Chicagoland area as a facilitator of Yoga Teacher Training programs. Additionally, she teaches a variety of weekly group yoga classes, private sessions and special workshops.

Through yoga, she hopes to help her students discover a deeper connection between the mind, body and spirit. With attention to natural alignment and muscular engagement, Liz believes that everyone can experience yoga postures safely and strives to create a practice that allows all to access and develop physical and mental strength and energy that already exists within.

Qualifications & Training:

  • 200 hours of training at Reflections Yoga Center in Homewood, IL
  • 10 hours of prenatal training
  • 10 hours of chair yoga training
  • Rainbow Kids Yoga 
  • Universal Yoga with Andrey Lappa at Tejas Yoga Chicago, IL
  • Language of Anatomy with Rich Logan at Tejas Yoga Chicago, IL
  • Shared lead teacher trainer for Inner Jasmine
  • Reiki Master 

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