May Featured Instructor

By: Iryna Prakapchuk

I was first introduced to yoga in 2010, when my family and I moved to the United States from Belarus (Eastern Europe). I fell in love with yoga right after my first class. Soon, I realized that yoga for me is more than just a workout. It was the lifestyle that really resonated with me and felt organic.

After a few years of practicing yoga, I decided that I would like to share my knowledge of yoga and passion for it with other people. I graduated from the 200-Hr Yoga Teacher Training through Lincoln Yoga Center.

It was my first semester at Campus Recreation and I really enjoyed it! I love the opportunity to connect with youth, hear their stories and share mine with them.

I like to incorporate Vinyasa flow into my classes, with prolonged holding of some postures which is great for strengthening and stretching deep muscles of the body.  Also, I like to include balance poses that are wonderful both for balance and mind. My goal is to provide safe practice that nourishes you with energy and strength as well as releases stress and tension. I hope that this approach will bring my students peace and joy that overflows into their daily life.

I always appreciate feedback from my students, good or developmental. Their smiles and positive energy are the best reward for me!


Iryna will be teaching yoga on Mondays and Fridays at 12:00 at CREC over the Summer. Check out her Spotify Playlist, too!