Meet the Staff
Liz Lonergan, RN, LMT, MLD, CST, CCT
All her life, Liz has been interested in natural healing and in the blending of science and spirituality .In 1996, Liz left her career in nursing and founded the Center for Body and Soul after graduating from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy and the Vodder® School of Manual Lymphatic Drainage. In 1999, Liz became certified in Advanced Structural Integration and incorporates the teachings of Ida Rolf into her daily practice. She is a Certified Digestive Health Specialist and Enzyme Therapist through the Loomis Institute. Liz is also a Certified Clinical Thermographer through Duke University and ACCT. Liz loves to teach her clients about their bodies and how they work. She enjoys gardening and a lifelong study of herbology and herbal medicine as well as yoga and a daily meditation practice.
Ricky Rogala, LMT, CST, CCT
Ricky is co-owner of the Center for Body and Soul. In 2002, he graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy and has done extensive training in Myofascial Therapy over the years. Ricky has been studying and practicing Structural Integration Therapy for many years and became certified through the Chicago College of Healing Arts. He is a Certified Digestive Health Specialist and Enzyme Therapist through the Loomis Institute, and is also a Certified Clinical Thermographer, through Duke University and ACCT. Ricky loves music and can play many instruments, but his favorite is the drums. He is also a fantastic gardener and artist!
MaryAnn Zellmann, Yoga Instructor
Mary Ann has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, and became a certified instructor from the Temple of Kriya Yoga in 2001. Her energetic personality and love of her work make her classes very enjoyable and in big demand. Mary Ann's classes range from beginner to advanced Vinyasa, with a strong emphasis on breath and breathing techniques.
MaryBeth McDermott, Yoga Instructor
Mary Beth has been practicing yoga for many years. She received her certification from the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago and is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. It is with great joy that she assists students as they journey toward balance and unity of body, mind and spirit through the practice of Hatha Yoga.
Colleen Thorne, Yoga Instructor
As a licensed massage therapist and certified yoga instructor, Colleen appreciates practicing and sharing these forms of self-care that keep our bodies working to their fullest potential. Since her yoga teacher training at the Temple Of Kriya Yoga (2011), Colleen has taught Hatha Yoga with a focus on practice that strives to bring the body back into balance while quieting the mind and leaving with a sense of rest and relaxation.
Maureen Lally, Yoga Instructor
Along with her 200-hour Yoga teacher certification, Maureen has trained in the art of therapeutic yoga. She loves to share her passion for therapeutic yoga, believing that it can benefit anyone regardless of any limitations or injuries they may have. She truly enjoys the focus on alignment, knowing it is beneficial to the beginner and seasoned yogi.
Maureen Ryan, Yoga Instructor
Maureen trained at the Himalyan Institute. She teaches many gentle styles of yoga including: slow Hatha, Pranayama breathwork, Restorative and Yin yoga, and Yoga Nidra guided meditation.
Mary Lynn Colosimo, Yoga & Meditation Instructor
Mary Lynn has pursued spiritual practices since she was a young woman, and yoga has added a physical experience that cultivated strength, grace, and increased health for her. She completed her teacher training program at Soderworld with Anusara-Inspired instructors. She transmits yoga and meditation to her students providing the love and grace with which she has been taught. She continues her education at various conferences in the Midwest.
Maureen Kelly, Pilates Instructor
Maureen studied dance and music/theatre at Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music. She has taught dance in New York and Los Angeles, and she started doing Pilates before most people knew how to pronounce it! She studied Classical Pilates in California with Jill Cassady. She likes to share Pilates with others because Pilates is so good for you and your body, and it is fun to do.
Wilbur & Teddy
We'd like to introduce you to our furry folk, Ricky's dog Teddy and Liz's dog Wilbur. They are both rescues. They are both at the office every day, so if you come by, they will be very happy to greet you by peeking their noses out from under the desk.
Erin Kelly, LMT, Yoga Instructor
Erin Kelly has been joyfully in practice as licensed massage therapist and yoga teacher since
2008. She is a graduate of The Chicago School of Massage Therapy and has continued her
education in Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy with Mary Biancalana at The Chicago Center for Myofascial Pain Relief. She holds a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification with Sarah Starnes and Brent Miller from SoderWorld Healing Arts Academy & A Wisdom Warriors Therapeutic Yoga Teaching certificate from Desiree Rumbaugh & physical therapist, Karen Church.
For more information, please visit Erin’s website, www.befreebetrue.com