Kaye's Brief Bio...
Kaye Honig has been teaching yoga since 1997 training with some of the world's senior teachers. She herself has inspired many of her students to go on to become teachers.
She is teacher certified from the N.U Yoga Center (now called: Chicago Yoga Center) founded by Suddha Weixler whose background is classical Hatha Yoga, Anusara, and Ashtanga; studying with the late Pattabhi Jois in India.
Other "power"-ful teachers she has studied with include Richard Freeman, David Swenson, Tim Miller, David Roche, Anna Forest, Duncan Wong and Andre Lappa.
From the Viniyoga
School (all have their origins in India) Kaye has spent five days with Kausthub Desikachar learning the yoga of Pranayama (conscious breathing). The Viniyoga tradition teaches asana with controlled breathing. Other Viniyoga teachers she has studied with are Brian Dorfman and Mirka Kraftsow.
From the Iyengar
School, Kaye has studied for over a decade with senior teacher Gabriel Halpern at Yoga Circle in Chicago. This tradition utilizes props like wall ropes, blocks belts, bolsters and chairs and also emphasizes the meticulously detailed execution of postures and not the speed in which you come in and out of them. Kaye assists in the Yoga Therapy Class for students with serious & chronic illness and disease.
She has also studied with Gayathri Ramesh who had studied directly with the late master teacher, Mr. Iyengar himself, in Pune, India. Her classes have been a real inspiration and have breathed a fresh perspective in Kaye’s teaching.
Kaye is also a certified Thai Massage Practitioner
and has been practicing since 2003. Also known as the “lazy man’s yoga”, the Thai massage receiver is passively placed in yoga positions which is combined with palming, deep tissue massage and stretching. Kaye studies with Chuck Duff, founder of the highly respected Thai Body Work in Evanston, Illinois. Currently, Kaye is working with and studying “Clinical” Thai Body Work which is a more specific and targeted approach similar to physical therapy. For Kaye, Thai Massage and now Clinical Thai Massage was a natural transition from her yoga therapeutics training and unexpectedly became quite a spiritual experience for her. She is now evolving as a healer and has the ability to channel energy from the source she identifies as “The Beginning” and is made of pure love.
In the Fall-Winter of 2010, Kaye completed her hypnotherapy coursework at Alternative Practitioner Academy in Arlington Heights, Illinois. www.apatoday.com This academy is considered one of the most respected in the field, in the country. Kaye sees hypnotherapy as a natural extension of her yoga therapy and healing arts work as she has been offering extensive guided meditations in her savasanas for years, leaving her students with a deep sense of relaxation.