Rhoda has been encouraging students and clients to slow down since 1993. She createdYoga for Slow Living™ as a mindful approach to mind and body wellness. Her specialties include facilitating techniques to help manage daily stress, boost the immune system and cope with issues such as PTSD, anxiety, and chronic pain. The practices on her CD, “Relax with Rhoda” have helped listeners reduce stress as well as sleep more peacefully. Her gentle teaching methods support self-discovery and self-empowerment in a safe and enjoyable manner. Rhoda holds the Yoga Alliance 500-hour experienced teacher designation (E- RYT500). She has earned Advanced Certifications as a professional-level Yoga teacher from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, as an iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher from Richard Miller at the Integrative Restoration Institute, as a Relax and Renew® Restorative Yoga trainer from Judith Hanson Lasater, and as a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner and mentor. Additionally she has been certified by the Arthritis Foundation and trained by the National MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Society. Rhoda believes that relief from stress is born out of a calm mind and a relaxed body. Taking time to pay attention to how we breathe and move offers us opportunities to slow down. Moving at a slower pace enables us to better sustain our own well-being while effectively supporting those around us. Rhoda currently resides in Evanston, Illinois and teaches on Chicago’s Northshore. Along with offering group classes, workshops and professional trainings, she is available for private sessions in therapeutic Yoga, guided Meditation, and relaxation therapy in person and by phone and Skype. Her unique series, “The Art of Mindful Slow Living,” offers guidance and mentoring to help individuals learn more about how to experience healthy, harmonious and happy lives. To find out more, visit Rhoda’s website at www.yogaforslowliving.com.