Our Staff

Kris Rumzis   E-RYT   Founder   Kris is the proud owner of Just Bee Yoga LLC and Just Bee Adventures LLC. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education. Kris has taught thousands of yoga classes over the past 7 years, including Vinyasa, Restorative, Survivor, Yin, Prenatal, Kids and her favorite Stand Up Paddle Board yoga. She has taught internationally, led teacher training, SUP training and yoga retreats. Wanting to develop an intimate teacher training experience, she opened her own yoga school in 2015. Always a student, she has studied and continues to seek training from some of the top yogi master teachers in the country. Having survived cancer as a young adult, she embraces life to its fullest and practices an attitude of gratitude. Kris is the proud mom of 6. She and her husband Ed treasure spending time with their beautiful expanding family. Yoga keeps her grounded, centered and present. She is humbled and honored to get to share the practice with her students.

Kris Rumzis E-RYT Founder

Kris is the proud owner of Just Bee Yoga LLC and Just Bee Adventures LLC. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education. Kris has taught thousands of yoga classes over the past 7 years, including Vinyasa, Restorative, Survivor, Yin, Prenatal, Kids and her favorite Stand Up Paddle Board yoga. She has taught internationally, led teacher training, SUP training and yoga retreats. Wanting to develop an intimate teacher training experience, she opened her own yoga school in 2015. Always a student, she has studied and continues to seek training from some of the top yogi master teachers in the country. Having survived cancer as a young adult, she embraces life to its fullest and practices an attitude of gratitude. Kris is the proud mom of 6. She and her husband Ed treasure spending time with their beautiful expanding family. Yoga keeps her grounded, centered and present. She is humbled and honored to get to share the practice with her students.

Tori Rumzis RYT   Tori holds a BFA in Dance from Point Park University. She currently works as a professional dancer and dance instructor in the Chicagoland area. Tori began practicing yoga as a compliment to her dancing, and found many of the ideas supported one another. Wanting to deepen her understanding and share her passion with others, Tori received her 200- Level Yoga Teacher Training under Just Bee Yoga, LLC. Yoga and dance both connect the mind, body, and breath to the present moment. Tori likes to approach her classes emphasizing these principles to create a sense of freedom in the body.

Tori Rumzis RYT

Tori holds a BFA in Dance from Point Park University. She currently works as a professional dancer and dance instructor in the Chicagoland area. Tori began practicing yoga as a compliment to her dancing, and found many of the ideas supported one another. Wanting to deepen her understanding and share her passion with others, Tori received her 200- Level Yoga Teacher Training under Just Bee Yoga, LLC. Yoga and dance both connect the mind, body, and breath to the present moment. Tori likes to approach her classes emphasizing these principles to create a sense of freedom in the body.

Tabatha Whitney E-RYT   Adventure-loving Tabatha Whitney, owner of mobile yoga business CraVe Yoga, LLC is a native of Hilton Head Island, S.C. Tabatha was a trained professional modern dancer on the east coast for many years, but fell in love with yoga on the west coast in 2007. Tabatha believes in and strives to support the amazingly strong power inside of every individual. Her intention is to create a space for students to empower themselves to find the strength and freedom on their mat that powerfully transforms daily life. Her classes are imaginative, intensely fun, challenging, and uplifting. She has a passion for arm-balances/inversions which she regularly offers and welcomes in her classes; she believes that our obstacles are our greatest blessings. Tabatha is also a mother, artist, photographer, kayaker & snowboarder.

Tabatha Whitney E-RYT

Adventure-loving Tabatha Whitney, owner of mobile yoga business CraVe Yoga, LLC is a native of Hilton Head Island, S.C. Tabatha was a trained professional modern dancer on the east coast for many years, but fell in love with yoga on the west coast in 2007. Tabatha believes in and strives to support the amazingly strong power inside of every individual. Her intention is to create a space for students to empower themselves to find the strength and freedom on their mat that powerfully transforms daily life. Her classes are imaginative, intensely fun, challenging, and uplifting. She has a passion for arm-balances/inversions which she regularly offers and welcomes in her classes; she believes that our obstacles are our greatest blessings. Tabatha is also a mother, artist, photographer, kayaker & snowboarder.

 
Christine Baade RYT   Christine Baade is a Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor, and Holistic Health Coach specialized in Women’s health through the maternal years. She is the founder of Magnolia Massage & Wellness, a Prenatal and Fertility Massage Clinic in Vernon Hills, IL, mom of two amazing young boys and a wife to loving husband. Her mission is to support you in finding comfort in your body through a mind-body holistic wellness approach designed to nurture, inspire and empower you to and through pregnancy and beyond.

Christine Baade RYT

Christine Baade is a Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor, and Holistic Health Coach specialized in Women’s health through the maternal years. She is the founder of Magnolia Massage & Wellness, a Prenatal and Fertility Massage Clinic in Vernon Hills, IL, mom of two amazing young boys and a wife to loving husband. Her mission is to support you in finding comfort in your body through a mind-body holistic wellness approach designed to nurture, inspire and empower you to and through pregnancy and beyond.

Lisa Devi E-RYT 500   Lisa Devi completed her 200-Hour training with Kripalu, her 500-Hour advanced training with Moksha, and continues to train for her 1,000-Hour training. She has trained with some of the most influential and inspiring teachers of our time. Her purpose and passion is to expand awareness by guiding students through practices of self-discovery to access the healer within. Through yoga, qigong, sound healing and Kirtan, Lisa aspires to invoke student's cultivation of these powerful tools of discovery. She has found through her own powerfully healing journey that sharing the knowledge of mind/body/spirit relationship is the most empowering gift you can give someone to access their ever-expanding potential for well-being.

Lisa Devi E-RYT 500

Lisa Devi completed her 200-Hour training with Kripalu, her 500-Hour advanced training with Moksha, and continues to train for her 1,000-Hour training. She has trained with some of the most influential and inspiring teachers of our time. Her purpose and passion is to expand awareness by guiding students through practices of self-discovery to access the healer within. Through yoga, qigong, sound healing and Kirtan, Lisa aspires to invoke student's cultivation of these powerful tools of discovery. She has found through her own powerfully healing journey that sharing the knowledge of mind/body/spirit relationship is the most empowering gift you can give someone to access their ever-expanding potential for well-being.

Sam Bottner RYT   Sam Bottner is a registered yoga teacher, qigong instructor, musician, and student of eastern philosophy. Offering an intuitive and energetically focused approach, Sam's classes weave creative and uplifting vinyasa style flows with flavors of qigong and kundalini meditation. He is passionate about sharing yoga and other mind-body unifying practices in a way that is accessible to all, powerful and transformative on a soul level.

Sam Bottner RYT

Sam Bottner is a registered yoga teacher, qigong instructor, musician, and student of eastern philosophy. Offering an intuitive and energetically focused approach, Sam's classes weave creative and uplifting vinyasa style flows with flavors of qigong and kundalini meditation. He is passionate about sharing yoga and other mind-body unifying practices in a way that is accessible to all, powerful and transformative on a soul level.

 
Christine Stock RYT   Christine has been teaching in the area for over 16 years. She received her RYT-200 from Lotus Yoga Teachers Association in 2003 under the direction of Shirley Walters, one of the founding directors of the Himalayan Institute in the US. She has studied with many world renown teachers and has currently completed her YM-500 with Tiffany Cruikshank founder of Yoga Medicine. Christine has completed all of the therapeutic modules, Hip, Spine and Shoulders, Yin, Meditation, Myofascial Release & Chinese Medicine. Her classes are fun and energetic and filled with intelligent alignment and an insightful therapeutic approach to yoga. She teaches all levels of Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Myofascial Release & Meditation. Christine has a BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois. She loves to cook, dance, enjoys listening to music going to concerts and spending time with her husband, three children and new puppy Benny.

Christine Stock RYT

Christine has been teaching in the area for over 16 years. She received her RYT-200 from Lotus Yoga Teachers Association in 2003 under the direction of Shirley Walters, one of the founding directors of the Himalayan Institute in the US. She has studied with many world renown teachers and has currently completed her YM-500 with Tiffany Cruikshank founder of Yoga Medicine. Christine has completed all of the therapeutic modules, Hip, Spine and Shoulders, Yin, Meditation, Myofascial Release & Chinese Medicine. Her classes are fun and energetic and filled with intelligent alignment and an insightful therapeutic approach to yoga. She teaches all levels of Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Myofascial Release & Meditation. Christine has a BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois. She loves to cook, dance, enjoys listening to music going to concerts and spending time with her husband, three children and new puppy Benny.

Ellie Papageorge RYT   Ellie is a registered yoga instructor passionate about the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga. She sees yoga as a tool to enhance both physical and mental health. Ellie believes that it is never to early to practice yoga. She hopes to spread this message through her teaching and engage more children into this ancient practice. Ellie received her 200 hour training with Just Bee Yoga LLC. She has a bachelor’s degree in English education.

Ellie Papageorge RYT

Ellie is a registered yoga instructor passionate about the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga. She sees yoga as a tool to enhance both physical and mental health. Ellie believes that it is never to early to practice yoga. She hopes to spread this message through her teaching and engage more children into this ancient practice. Ellie received her 200 hour training with Just Bee Yoga LLC. She has a bachelor’s degree in English education.