Lindsay Skarbek and Marissa Anderson are sisters and co-owners of Twisted Tree Yoga.


Lindsay's extensive background in dance is what led her to yoga.  She began taking yoga classes regularly during her time studying dance at Columbia College Chicago, and dove deeper into yoga during her recovery from a serious back injury.  In addition to teaching classes at Twisted Tree, she is also a dance instructor at Park Ridge Park District.

Lindsay Received her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training with Zen Fit House, and additional trainings with Global Family Yoga and YogaKids. 

Lindsay's classes are rooted in curiosity and infused with joy.  Lindsay encourages all participants to explore their physical practice in a way that suits their body, focusing on sensation and a deeper listening to ones self.  

As lifelong Des Plaines residents Marissa and Lindsay are always looking for new and exciting ways to connect with their community. 


Teresa King  began her journey with yoga in 2017 at our very own Twisted Tree Yoga. Teresa is a local mom of 3 children and struggled with postpartum anxiety after having her twins. She received a recommendation to try yoga to help her cope with her anxiety.  She tried a class and it was love at first downward dog.

Teresa started incorporating yoga at home with her own children. She believes in the importance of teaching children to become aware of their bodies and mind. Teresa received her 95 hour Children's Yoga Teacher Training from Good Seeds Yoga and has experience working with a wide range of ages and backgrounds. She incorporates her love for movement, dance, yoga and meditation into her youth classes. She believes teaching yoga is her calling in life and loves sharing the gift of yoga with the yogis of all ages. 

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Ryan Spanton is a queer yogi, who came to yoga as a tool of self exploration and introspection. They earned their 200hr certificate from YogaSix and are currently working on their 300hr certificate. They believe that yoga has the ability to support growth in all aspects of life: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. As a teacher, they enjoy introducing students to more than just the physical limb of yoga. They incorporate aspects of yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, alternative movement modalities, subtle body energetics, psychology and somatics into their classes. Ryan is currently living in Boulder Colorado and is extremely grateful to continue to be a part of the Twisted Tree community through their virtual class offerings.