Naomi Finkelstein

Yoga Teacher/Mentor

Naomi is a native of Highland Park and is back in Chicagoland after spending five years in the Bay Area. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a BA in Liberal Arts and concentrations in Literature, Spanish, and Theater. She has worked in education in many capacities, most notably as a special education teacher, after school program coordinator, and curriculum developer.


She has always had her fingers in many artistic pots, pursuing her passions of acting, singing, writing, and drawing, each of which she has done in a professional capacity at one time or another. She completed her 200 hr yoga teacher training with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Organization in 2009 and has been teaching yoga ever since.


She is passionate about helping people to have a peaceful, loving, and healthy relationship with their bodies, and does this with teens and adults as a wellness coach. She is proud to be a member of the Fusion Lake Forest team and she considers it a great honor to be able to teach her amazing students the deep, powerful, and transformational teachings that yoga has to offer. She loves spending quiet time in nature, everything about the ocean, and her chihuahua, Franny.