Hello and welcome! My name is Ilonka *Michelle O’Neil. I am a yoga teacher, a registered nurse, a writer, wife, and mother.

I took my first yoga class as a stressed out nursing student in 1997, and completed my first yoga teacher training in South Florida in 2013.

I am trained in teaching trauma centered yoga. I have experience teaching corporate yoga classes, private yoga, classes for groups and individuals of all ages including veterans, foster kids, children with autism, and parents of those with special needs.

I love teaching the 55 + crowd, and I’m inspired by the wisdom of those a little further along this path of life than me.

I have a special place in my heart for caregivers. And I love teaching beginners.

I am available for private classes customized just for you. Contact me to schedule your first session!                        216-800-2098


I’ve contributed to A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism, and Special Gifts: Women Writers on the Heartache, the Happiness and the Hope of Raising a Special Needs Child. I’ve written for Literary Mama, The Imperfect Parent, Age of Autism, Bark Magazine, Cool Cleveland, and many other on-line venues, including a professional journal for occupational therapists. I wrote the blog for Boca Raton’s Yoga Journey for over two years. I am author of the memoir Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar. I am a former radio news reporter/editor and my pieces were featured during NPR’s Morning Edition on WAMU in Washington, DC (way back in the 90’s). In addition, I have a bachelor’s degree in nursing, with a background in mother/baby care.

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