Hey there! My name is Alycia Messenger. My yoga journey had a rocky start. Literally! My sisters and I on a whim, booked a rock climbing weekend in Wisconsin back in 2007. We loved it so much, we made it a weekend thing for months and I even signed up for climbing classes at a local gym. I added yoga to my fitness routine to strengthen my core for climbing. I tried Bikram Yoga for awhile and loved the heat! (ok for real the yoga journey started about 10 years before that but it was the rock climbing that made me stick with it.) I took my first class at Corepower Yoga studio in Chicago in January 2009 and enrolled in the 200 hour teacher training in Hot Power Fusion after just two classes. Becoming a yoga teacher was not in my long term plans. Teacher training became a way for me to connect my yoga practice with my climbing practice and yoga changed my life by changing my perspective. I started teaching part-time by 2010. Two years later I completed another 200hr training in Power yoga as well as Yoga Sculpt. At this point I was feeling very unsatisfied in my professional career in finance so I decided to focus on a life committed to yoga and wellness. I left my corporate job and dove into teaching yoga full-time. In college I majored in photography; which became my passion at a young age. As a photographer, I view life through the lens and connect with others on a deeper level. As a yoga instructor, I love to share yogic philosophy and mythology in my classes to connect with my students on a deeper level. Several years and several teacher trainings later, I finally found my niche as a teacher training lead and mentor for new teachers. Through my own journey, I found my voice. It fills my cup to work with students learning to find theirs.
When I'm not teaching yoga, I can be found hanging in Northwest Indiana with my partner and our three dogs, usually by a bonfire. You can also catch me in Chicago where I teach yoga and lead tours for Chicago Crime Tours! Storytelling, whether in photos, on a yoga mat, or on a bus, it's in my blood!
200HR HPF Yoga Teacher Training Corepower Yoga 2009
200HR Power Teacher Training Corepower Yoga 2012
Yoga Sculpt Corepower Yoga 2012
Level 2 Reiki Practitioner Usui Shiki Ryoho Method 2016
300HR Yoga Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Inner Jasmine Yoga and Wellness t(to be completed in September 2020 )
Barre Instructor M.O.M. Method Barre and Beyond Studio 2017
100HR Advanced Yoga Training Drishti Intl Teacher Training 2017
Yoga Alliance Registered ERYT200 YACEP and RYS 200