Tricia Fiske, BA, E-RYT 500, has been a student of yoga since 1997. She began teaching in 1999, and has been studying exclusively with ParaYoga founder Yogarupa Rod Stryker since 2000. Tricia was one of the first Level II and subsequently first Level III ParaYoga Certified Instructors in the program. She serves as primary faculty at Prairie Yoga Teacher Training, the Midwest’s premier yoga institute for yoga teacher training certification, continuing education workshops and studio classes.
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.
As a leader in the Chicago-area yoga community, Tricia has trained and influenced teachers in the area since 2001. Prairie Yoga is one of the most respected teacher certification programs in the Chicago area, it has expanded to include trainings in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.
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 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 yoga career.
She lives in Wheaton, IL with her husband James, and their cats Lily and Jake.
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.