Maria discovered her first yoga class in 2005 looking for ways to mix up her regular fitness routine. Having a job that required a lot of travel, she began seeking out yoga classes while on the road to bring some grounding into her life. Everywhere she went, she appreciated how welcoming the yoga community was and the peace it offered after a busy day. In 2015, she made yoga her destination and traveled to Spain for an intense month of yoga training to achieve her 200-hour certification. Ever since, travel, yoga and the yoga community has remained a meaningful part of her life. Each year she joins yoga retreats in different countries as a time for self-reflection and an opportunity to learn from the amazing yogis she meets along the way. She’s excited to work with the PiEproject Foundation to share the physical and mental balance yoga brings to her with the broader community.
Lisa began her yoga journey in 2004 while working full-time and attending law school at night. Over the last 15 years, Lisa’s practice has grown and she is expected to complete her 200 hour certification through Yoga Alliance in 2019. Yoga and mindfulness training has allowed Lisa to decrease stress levels, assist with sleep issues and overall improve her quality of life. Lisa’s belief in the power of yoga and her passion for making it accessible to everyone brought her to The Pie Project. Through her teaching, Lisa hopes to help others increase their physical and emotional well-being with breathing, meditation and the asanas.
Jamie L. Mosser graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelors in political science. She then attended law school at DePaul University College of Law where she received her Juris Doctorate and a Certificate in Criminal Law in 2002. In November of 2005, she accepted a job at the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor. She began her career in the Domestic Violence Unit. In October of 2009, she was made the head of the Domestic Violence Unit where she prosecuted misdemeanor and Felony crimes of Domestic Violence. In October of 2010, she was given the Partner in Peace Award by the Community Crisis Center. In May of 2015, she left her job as a prosecutor to open up a law partnership with a friend and colleague, Kimberley Crum Klein. She maintained her commitment to helping victims in the Domestic Violence Community by providing free or reduced legal services and by being a board member for Mutual Ground, a local domestic violence shelter. In 2017, she was awarded the Kane County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Award. In March of 2017, she closed her private practice and joined Prairie State Legal Services as a staff attorney. At Prairie State Legal Services, she was assigned to assist with survivors Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault with family law cases, protective orders, Title IX matters, and victim advocacy in criminal cases. In January of 2019, she opened a real estate firm with her husband, Mosser & Eisenmenger Law. Jamie joined the PiEproject Board of Directors May, 2019.
For over twenty-five years, Shaun was engaged in a variety of corporate and entrepreneurial businesses. Most recently, he has dedicated his time to non-profit initiatives serving in board leadership positions. Seven years ago, Shaun was introduced to the transformational practice of yoga. Moved by the philosophy and the power of the practice, Shaun completed teacher training and has been guiding classes for over four years. Shaun believes ThePiEproject will be a force of change in the communities it serves.