About Us


The Global Yoga and Wellness Center in Chicago, opened in 1996 with the unique and innovative mission of offering many types of yoga and wellness services in one location in Bucktown.  This was not available in other studios in the neighborhood at this time.  In fact, There were not many yoga studios open in Chicago in 1996.  People came from all around the city and suburbs to try different styles of yoga classes and wellness services with us.  Students could try various styles and instructors to explore what felt right to them.

Rhonda’s unique vision included other yoga classes and wellness services such a Prenatal-Postpartum Yoga, Aromatherapy workshops, Meditation classes and Yoga Teacher Trainings.  Many yoga instructors in Chicago began teaching in this studio, shared knowledge, and formed a community together over the years.  Many of these teachers went on to open their own studios and direct Teacher Trainings.  We want to thank all of the teachers and students that have studied, taught, shared and practiced yoga with us over the years.  We have made so many friends and connections in different ways.  It has been such a wonderful journey!

Though the studio in Chicago has closed, Rhonda continues to direct teacher trainings, workshops, and classes in Chicago as well as private sessions in health and wellness nurse coaching.

Hatha yoga, prenatal

Founder and Director:
Rhonda Kantor, BSN, BS, RN, the founder and director, received her Hatha Yoga Teacher Certificate from the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago in 1996.  She is also a Board Certified Health and Wellness Nurse Coach (HWNC-BC) and a Board Certified Holistic Nurse (HNB-BC).   She has been the yoga studio director, director of teacher trainings, workshop leader and class instructor.  She has taught yoga and holistic health classes at conferences and in business settings as well as consulted for teacher trainings and studios.  Over the years, she has worked in both clinical and community settings.  Rhonda combines her knowledge of holistic health and wellness with her yoga experience and teaching methods to create innovative health and wellness programs.

Contact us: (773) 719-6227 ~ Email us

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Rhonda’s registrations, training, and workshops include:

  • Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) at the 500 hour level with the Yoga Alliance
  • Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) with the Yoga Alliance
  • Yoga Alliance Continued Education Provider (YACEP)
  • Yoga comfort measures class for couples preparing for labor and birth
  • Doula Childbirth Support and Coaching Services
  • Instructor for Total Control ™ Pelvic Health Fitness Class (trained in the Total Control ™ program in Chicago, IL.)

Rhonda teaches private and group sessions, for all levels, in the following areas of yoga and wellness:

Rhonda is also teachers the Total Control ™ – Pelvic Health fitness class:  “The total control program is a Pelvic Wellness Program for Women:  Work on balance, strength and flexibility while incorporating exercises that enhance your pelvic floor with Total Control ™.  This medically based fitness and educational program has been shown in research to boost sex, flatten tummies, improve bladder control.” (per Total Control ™ flyer).  (For more information on the organization,  please see the Total Control Program website and the Women’s Health Foundation website)

Contact us for yoga sessions or coaching services:  (773) 719-6227 ~ Email us