NEXT Yoga Instructors

Opening our hearts through an asana creates an energy of gratitude.

Karina Quintana

Karina Quintana

Karina believes yoga is not about the poses, it’s the journey and what you learn about yourself while getting into the pose. She teaches a variety of fitness formats; spin, strength training and yoga. She has a background in Crossfit, where her fitness journey began but once she stepped foot into a yoga studio for the first time, she new this was her calling and immersed herself in teaching and her practice. She received her first certification in Yoga Sculpt, soon after received her 200-Hour certification, trained for the 26 Poses in Bikram, Ashtanga, and currently working on her 500-Hour certification. She believes yoga has many benefits for us, it helps with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, massages your organs to optimal health and so much more. During her class you will often hear her speak to these benefits during poses and learn what they are doing for our mind, body, and soul.
Karina believes yoga is a journey on and off your mat, she allows space during her class so that the journey is authentic to you; She believes this is your space, your progress, your practice and through her gentle guidance, sequencing, and cues, she helps you journey through your practice safely.


120 E. Liberty Drive, Wheaton, IL


135 N. Addison Avenue, Elmhurst, IL