Colleen Rose is an Internationally recognized Yogalife Visionary and Founder of YOGA 360, INC., a CHOPRA CERTIFIED TEACHER and the creator of CONWAY ROSE SKIN CARE.
A third generation yoga teacher, she approaches her professional endeavors with the same yogic principles she emphasizes with her students and in her own life: love, compassion and nurturance of self and others, reverence and responsibility for the planet, and an acknowledgement that we are all connected. With love and laughter, she works toward finding a comfortable balance in her teachings, challenging her students to move toward positive change in all aspects of their lives. She emphasizes the alignment principles while incorporating meditation, affirmation and intention to create an inner journey towards healing, self-awareness, acceptance and empowerment.
Colleen holds a in Communications from Bradley University. She has studied and worked extensively in many aspects of healthcare and wellness for more than 25 years. She acted as a health care and communication specialist at University of Chicago Medical Center, marketing director of the private physicians group Wellgroup, and founded her own consulting company, Kaleidoscope Designs, in 1995. A former tri-athlete, yoga was initially a supplement to her training. A knee injury led Colleen to delve deeper into the less impactful world of Yoga and Pilates, and she never looked back. In addition to her family lineage, Colleen received her spiritual training from the Dalai Lama along with meditation and Ayurveda training from Deepak Chopra. She has also studied yoga teacher training with Sri Goswami Kriyananada (The Temple of Kriya Yoga), Shakti (Inner Power Yoga), Ashtanga Master Manju Jois, and Vinyasa Teacher Seane Corn. She also taught Children's Yoga at Slate River School in Crested Butte, Colorado and holds 2 Pilates certifications through NETA and Balanced Body (Reformer).
In 2003 Colleen founded Yoga 360, Inc., inspired to bring "every day yoga to every day people". She initially traveled the Chicago area providing private, group and corporate classes, until demand resulted in Yoga 360 opening its doors in downtown Frankfort in 2004. Starting with just 2 teachers (Colleen and her sister) offering yoga and Pilates, the studio expanded in August 2008 to a new 3200 square foot space in Frankfort featuring a Yoga Studio, Six Treatment Rooms, Spa Lounge and Retail Lobby. Continuing to grow, Yoga 360 welcomed a designated 1200 square foot Pilates Reformer studio in 2011. Since 2012, she has expanded Yoga 360, Inc. into an online community and classroom. In 2013, Colleen opened The Yoga 360 School of Teaching offering an inspiring Yoga Teacher Training Program to the midwest with emphasis on intention, authenticity, compassion and community.
After completing her MBA in Spa Management from Wynne Business in 2009, Colleen created the Conway Rose skincare evolution, a collection exclusive to Yoga 360 that emphasizes naturally radiant skin through the purest means possible-eco-friendly fair trade ingredients, clean energy sources, distilled extractions and recyclable packaging.
Colleen lives her yoga and devotes much of her time to charitable activities including teaching in schools, funding micro loans for women in India, clean water and fundraising for cancer support. She has served on numerous philanthropic boards and was awarded the first ever Richard Desser Pioneer Award by the Cancer Support Center. She been featured in several media outlets including radio, television, newspaper and magazines, and is an Editorial Advisor for Spa Magazine.