Jim Kulackoski, ERYT 500
Jim Kulackoski has devoted over twenty years of his life to the study, preservation and teaching of yoga, the Vedic Sciences and the tantric sciences. Jim holds degrees in Vedic Science, Ayurveda and Sanskrit from Maharishi University of Management. His yoga studies include methods such as Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Shivananda. Jim has been initiated into several major systems of meditation including: Kriya yoga, TM-Sidhi and Jin Gui Qi Gong. Jim is one of a few outside of India to be recognized in the Rudra/Siva Sampradaya tradition of yoga.
Jim currently studies with Dr. Dongxun Zhang in the Jin Gui Lineage. Jin Gui is a system of Qi Gong that draws from Indian Tantric knowledge and technique and has been preserved in China for over 1500 years. It is a very advanced practice and Jim is only one of a handful of people currently learning Jin Gui.
Jim holds an adjunct faculty position at Loyola University teaching and regularly lectures at Illinois Institute of Technology, Woman's Athletic Club and Rush Medical College. He currently serves on the Yoga Alliance compliance subcommittee. A former Vedic monk, Jim was a patient educator at the world renown Ayurvedic center, The Raj. He has taught yoga for twelve years in Chicago to groups and private clients and leads a 500 hour yoga teacher training program through Darshan Center.
With a a degree in classical music, a background in ballet and herbology, and speaking several languages, Jim is a learned teacher and healer who brings the entire breadth and depth of his vast knowledge to every class he teaches and every client he treats. His clients include professional athletes, celebrities, government officials, and CFO's of major companies. Jim is known for his unique ability to inspire others to achieve physical, spiritual, and emotional integration. His teaching philosophy centers on encouraging clients and practitioners to relate core yogic and Ayurvedic concepts to their everyday lives.