Yoga Instructors

 Everyone who teaches a yoga class at the Temple of Kriya Yoga has graduated from our extensive, in depth 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program. Besides learning to teach the postures, students of our program study the philosophy of Kriya Yoga, as handed down through the centuries since Babaji reintroduced it to India.

We focus on the techniques and philosophy taught by Goswami Kriyananda, who introduced Kriya Yoga to the Midwest in the 1960s.

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Agnieszka Miskiewicz

Has been teaching yoga for more than 15 years in the Chicago Area. She's a graduate of the Temple's 200 and 300 hour Teacher Training Programs.

"I've been studying with Goswami Kriyananda since 2002, when I started assisting in the teacher training programs," Agnieszka says, "and for me they have been life changing experience.I'm excited to share these techniques and concepts with my students to help them find greater joy and meaning in everyday life."

Marc Esguerra, RYT 200

Marc is a Registered Nurse and 200 RYT who was trained at the Temple of Kriya Yoga. He has a passion for health and wellness ranging from, nutrition, exercise and movement, meditation and spirituality. He conducts his class with the understanding of the importance of balance, discipline, patience and compassion. He teaches to help each person realize their potential and ultimately live a more fulfilling life.

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Rita Dommermuth, RYT 200

-the joy of yoga is the joy of being-

Rita is a recent graduate of the Temple of Kriya 200-hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program and a member of the Yoga Alliance. She credits each and every teacher at the Temple of Kriya with opening the door to a wonderful yoga experience and being an inspiration in finding a path to a healthier and happier life. “My dharma was never as clear as when I started my yoga practice at the Temple and grew into the teacher training program quite accidentally but very decidedly. Now I just want to share what I learned about aligning & strengthening the body. The mind and spirit will follow.”


Diane Dombeck, RYT 500

 For thirteen years Diane taught yoga through the Oak Park Park District concurrently, completing a two-year apprenticeship with Gabriel Halpern, Director of the Yoga Circle; where she was a member of their teaching staff for five years.

Wendy Mills, RYT 200

Wendy has been practicing yoga for 16 years.    She graduated from Hatha Yoga teacher training at the temple, and taught Restorative Yoga at the Temple for two years.   She also teaches at a major health club, at multiple locations around Chicago, and with seniors at the Oak Street Health Facility. 

Larisa Eastman, RYT 200

Larisa graduated from the Temple's 200+ hour home study course and has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 2015, and has been a member of the Temple community and a student of the teachings of Goswami Kriyananda since the early 1980s.