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Eboni “Eb” Howard

Owner & Teacher

Eboni is co-owner of Eb & flow Yoga with her mom, Peggy. She began practicing yoga “for real” after a friend dragged her into what she thought would be a “slow and boring” stretching class. As a collegiate basketball player, beach volleyball player and competitive triathlete, Eboni was not interested in stretching. But, she soon learned, there was nothing slow or boring about Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, and she was awakened to a whole new awareness about her physical and mental strength, stamina and personal well-being. Power vinyasa yoga has remained a constant practice for Eboni, completely transforming her body, mind and life. She is an E-RYT 200 in Power Vinyasa flow, having trained with Baptiste associate teacher Angela Meyer, certified Master Baptiste teacher Coeli Marsh, Master teacher Paulie Zink and other master yoga teachers in Baptiste, Dharma, and Yin Yoga. She completed Elite Athlete Teacher Training with certified Baptiste teacher Sid McNairy, Baptiste Yoga Level One, Two and Level Three Trainings, and Baptiste Art of Assisting. She is currently in the process of earning her RYT 500. Outside of yoga, Eboni earned a BA from the University of Chicago in psychology and a doctorate in Human Development from Northwestern University. She currently provides consultation services on education and child programs and life coaching. In her classes, you can expect to be physically challenged, to sweat, feel supported, have fun, and feel inspired!


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Peggy Howard Moore

Owner & Teacher

Yoga has been a part of Peggy’s life, off and on, for about 16 years. As co-owner of the studio with her daughter, Eb, Peggy originally used Hatha Yoga as cross training for sports such as running, race-walking, biking, swimming, and triathlons. Yoga was ancillary to her athletic life—a natural option for improving her strength and flexibility—but she had never considered it an endeavor in its own right until she suffered a knee injury. Yoga was suggested to her as a way to build stability in her knee and increase her general physical strength. Peggy soon noticed that, besides the rehabilitative benefits, yoga provided her with an overall feeling of content, relaxation and wellbeing. She decided to learn more about yoga and sought out ways to deepen her practice. Peggy completed her 200 hour RYT & 500 RYT yoga teacher training in Power Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and an additional certification to teach Meditation, Yoga Nidra, and Hot/Bikram style yoga from Inner Fire Yoga in Madison, WI. She has completed Baptiste Yoga 200-hour yoga teacher training. She is an E-200 RYT and an RYT-500. Peggy has a bachelor’s and masters in social work and master’s level business training from the University of Wisconsin and is a retired corporate finance and operations executive. She also provides executive and personal coaching and is a gifted musician and artist of portraits, landscape and still-life painting. Peggy’s caring approach will help students access many yoga benefits such as increased stamina, strength, flexibility, pain management, weight-loss and an inner glow. You can experience the magical sounds of her flutes in all of her classes. According to Peggy, “yoga is the only fountain of youth I know.”


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Lindsay Appelman

Teacher

Lindsay grew up as a competitive gymnast and found yoga in college. She began a consistent practice right away and immediately noticed positive changes in her day-to-day life: feeling clear, calm, and empowered after each class. These changes in her ignited a passion to learn more about the power of Yoga. She received her 200hr RYT in Power Vinyasa Flow and is currently working toward a 500hr RYT advanced teacher certification. Lindsay strives to create a yoga class atmosphere that supports physical healing, mental clarity, creative stimulation, and spiritual inspiration. In addition to yoga, Lindsay is passionate about math and recently received her Bachelors degree in Mathematics from UW-Madison.


Travis Moore

Manager & Teacher

Travis is a full-time yoga studio manager and instructor at Eb & flow Yoga Studio in Chicago, IL. His first experiences with yoga were in high school when he and some friends practiced in a gentle yoga class at a gym, having heard it was good for breath control and flexibility, among other benefits. In his early experiences with yoga, Travis realized how inflexible he was; he could not even touch his toes. He began practicing yoga with varying levels of intensity over the years and found improvement in not only breath control and flexibility but increased concentration, endurance, confidence and mental clarity. Travis has completed a 200 hr teacher training, has been to Baptiste Level 1, and additional trainings in restorative and yin yoga.


Joey Mucha

TEACHER

Joey’s interest in the mind-body connection was piqued during her first job out of college, as an analytical chemist for a local steel mill. Seeking balance in her life between the environment at work, home, and her internal self, she ultimately began taking classes with a friend at Eight Limbs Yoga center and exploring alternative healthcare options. Joey went on to study Western and Eastern Herbalism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and nutrition at the Chicago College of Healing Arts, where she received a certificate in Medicinal Herbalism. Since 1998, Joey has studied various styles including Hatha, Anusara, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Pre- and Post-Natal and Yoga for Fertility, Yoga for Children, Taoist (Yin and Yang Yoga with Paulie Zink) Letha, Danda, and Longi Yoga and Min Zin Meditation (Burmese forms of yoga using a partner, a staff and a rope, respectively with Bando Grand Master Dr. Gyi). Joey combines Taoist, Burmese and Min Zin Meditation to create a serene and relaxing environment for Yoga for Fertility classes. She likes to combine both yin and yang asanas to get the blood and energy flowing in a relaxed environment. In 2010, Joey rounded out her education with an AFAA Group Exercise Certificate. She can also be found around Chicago teaching body sculpting, circuit training, and core conditioning classes. In all, Joey draws on her knowledge from these traditions to create a serene environment in which to practice yoga as a moving meditation, creating balance inside and out, and between flexibility and strength.


Nina Yao

TEACHER

Nina Yau took her first yoga class while in the midst of a dedicated and disciplined practice in Shotokan Karate. She is a certified 1st Degree Black Belt by the American Shotokan Karate Federation and Illinois Shotokan Karatedo Association. Years of diligent training helped cultivate focus, concentration, and the will to never give up. In 2009, Nina was Gold Medalist in the Women’s Kata Division at the USA Karate Open. As a complement to martial arts, Nina started practicing yoga in 2011, and soon made her way to South India where she received her teaching certification in Hatha Vinyasa. She is certified by the Yoga Alliance as E-RYT 200 and by The Yin Yoga Institute as a Yin and Yang Yoga Registered Teacher (YYYRT 300) under Master Teacher Paulie Zink. She is also a certified Yoga Nidra: Guided Relaxation teacher and a Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) Yoga instructor. Nina believes that each of us is filled with unlimited potential and that nothing is lacking. Everything we should ever need or want, we already have within us and around us. Her classes are influenced by this philosophy and are often inspirational, graceful, and light-hearted while deep in spirit.


Jackie Sayre

TEACHER

Jackie discovered the practice of yoga in 2011. She fell in love with vinyasa classes very quickly. The combination of strengthening the body and calming the mind through the breath instantly drew her in. She received her 200-hour teacher training in vinyasa and also has a Restorative Yoga certificate. In 2015-16 she completed a Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Darlene Vander Hoop and a Yin Yoga teacher apprenticeship at Eb & flow Yoga Studio with Peggy Howard Moore. She believes a great yoga practice combines both the Yin and the Yang. Her teaching philosophy revolves around self-care and self-love. She believes strongly in the power of touch and energy transfers. Whether you are moving with her in Slow Flow or holding poses in Yin, expect a nurturing and supportive class filled with breath work and a meditative practice.


MATTHEW DAVENPORT

TEACHER

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Tracy Stonaker

TEACHER

Tracy’s yoga journey started in the early 90’s while searching for ways to support a healthy mind and lifestyle while training for marathons. This led her to become a 500hr Advanced Yoga Teacher and Integrative Ayurvedic Practitioner. Tracy has had the honor of studying with a variety of master teachers in Vinyasa Krama, Ashtanga, Yin Yoga and Prenatal Yoga. She has also studied Tantric and Vedic Sciences. Tracy’s teaching style is multi-faceted representing her studies. She considers herself a lifetime student of yoga. Tracy’s classes emphasize the yogic ideas of living in the present, practicing patience, enhancing what can be changed and accepting what cannot, on and off the mat. She understands that every person is different on many levels and offers her students the ability to learn from these differences. Tracy acknowledges that yoga is a practice with the self, not against the self or others.