Tricia Fiske, BA, E-RYT 500, YACEP, is a nationally recognized ParaYoga® Level 3
instructor. She is one of only 6 Level 3’s certified by ParaYoga® founder Yogarupa Rod
Stryker with whom she has studied exclusively since 2000. She serves as primary faculty
for Prairie Yoga Teacher Training, the Midwest’s premier yoga institute for teacher
training. She offers continuing education workshops and studio classes, in person and
livestream, at Prairie Yoga and Prana Yoga Center, along with teaching classes at
College of DuPage. Her virtual workshops and teacher trainings allow for a wide range of
students and attract participants from all over the world. She has been a student of yoga
since 1997 and began her teaching career in 1999.
As a leader in the Chicago-area yoga community, Tricia has trained and influenced
teachers in the area since 2001. She has been featured in Yoga Chicago Magazine and
For Tricia, Yogarupa and ParaYoga® brought to life the magic, spiritual inspiration, and
joy she found in “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramahansa Yogananda. To this day she
finds it to be one of the most influential books she has ever read. Tricia’s teaching
emphasizes realizing one’s personal power and strength. She uses asana, pranayama,
bandhas, chanting, and meditation in her classes and workshops. By setting higher
standards in yoga practice, she encourages students to look within themselves, rather than
following the latest craze or becoming complacent.
Tricia has recently co-authored a book with Marianne Woods Cirone which is available
on Amazon.com From Alignment to Enlightenment: Using Props to Achieve Stability
and Ease in Yoga Poses
Tricia has a BA from Columbia College in Chicago and worked for many years as a
Marketing Consultant with Accenture (then Andersen Consulting) prior to launching her
Tricia has taught at the Sedona Yoga Festival, been featured in Yoga Chicago and
Origins Magazine, and presents to corporations about the meaning and benefits of yoga.
She lives in Naperville, IL with her cats Jake and Lily.
I honor my teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, spiritual head of the
Himalayan Institute, and my Tradition for guidance, experience, and direction, for
encouraging me to take a leading role in healing and transformation both individually and globally.