About Us


Chenoa Lorenzo

Owner, AYS, KYT, RYT200, RMT
A resident of Wauconda, it has been a dream to offer Yoga in our community. Presented with an amazing opportunity I am so grateful to host a new Yoga community. My appreciation to the teachers and students that have joined me on this journey.
 My Yoga journey began in my mid teens. Under the trees in a national forest, I first experienced the clarity, energy and unity the Yoga technologies create. The benefits of the Yoga technology are my motivation to share this ancient Science to all. A continuing journey it has been my quest to learn more techniques to share Yoga's benefits. I welcome students of all ages and encourage families to join in practice together. As I work to provide a holistic approach I received my Reiki master teacher certification. When I am not practicing Yoga I can be found at All Ways Healthy, which has provided me with many years education and support to my passion for health.  
 I hope you too will experience the benefits of Yoga and begin your journey at Silver Lotus.

Erin Murphy

Erin's Yoga practice started out with a simple curiosity in her mid twenties. After taking classes on and off and working many years in a physically demanding job, dealing with anxiety and taking up cycling she returned to Yoga consistently. Yoga allowed her to discover balance, strength and flexibility in both body and mind. After several years of experiencing such benefits she chose to get her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification at Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center. 
"In becoming a part of the Yoga community I have a true sense of being where I belong. I want to share the benefits I experience and the knowledge I gain to cultivate positivity in others. I believe the world would be a better place if more people practiced Yoga."

Krista Aistars

Krista has been a dancer since she was 5 years old, but it wasn’t until her second year at Columbia that she discovered yoga. She immediately connected with the practice, knowing it would influence her journey. To deepen her practice, in 2012 Krista received her 200-hour certification from Anita Maher at Lotus Yoga Centre. Krista believes that engaging in yoga or any other somatic-based practice is essential to the integration of body, mind and soul within an individual, the connection of which leads to balance and harmony in one’s life. 

Mark Macrello

Mark's Yoga journey began some time ago, he has been teaching for 15 years. Trained in Swami Rama's Himalayan Yoga style, as well as in Ashtanga-Raja and Ashtanga Vinyasa styles. He believes physical fitness, yoga, meditation and aromatherapy are essential elements for a balanced, healthy and mature living

Mary Kate Harazin

Mary Kate is a full time mom to her 3 children, Cade, Skylar and Tanner. She began practicing baby yoga with Cade when he was an infant, and quickly decided to become an instructor so that others in the community could benefit from the practice of yoga with their child. She is certified by Itsy Bitsy Yoga both for babies and tots. 

Renee Chwaszczewski

I have been a Hatha Yoga Instructor since 2004, which is when I started Yoga & More. I received my 200 hour certification from the Lotus Yoga Center in 2005. I am currently enrolled in the 500 hour program at the Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center in Palatine, and reside on their board of directors.

Sandi Alguire

Sandi is a STOTT PILATES ® Trained Instructor, EnergyTouch® Practitioner. She has been in fitness and dance her whole life. She received a BFA in Dance Performance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and went on to perform professionally with Jan Erkert & Dancers. Sandi is a certified Reebok Jukari Fit to Flex instructor and NIA® White Belt instructor and has studied yoga and meditation for over 25 years. Her training includes many mind/body healing therapies such as Reiki, Body Mind Centering®, the Lifeline Technique®, Energy Medicine (Donna Eden) and Anat Baniel’s Feldenkrais Technique® and is a certified EnergyTouch® Practitioner. 
In her free time, you will find Sandi hiking in nature with her husband Carl, and their dog, Ernie or working in their organic vegetable garden with their 3 chickens, Beatrice, Cleary and Boo.
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