We founded Unfold Yoga + Wellness based upon the realization that yoga + meditation helped us to be happier, healthier, and better at our jobs.


We have a combined 20 years of experience working demanding jobs in the corporate space. Unlike many yoga teachers, we understand the physical and emotional pressures of an office environment. Despite court hearings, conference calls, and deadlines, we know how to make yoga + meditation work in an office. 


Wellbeing is an inside job - we're here to help. Feel better, work better! 

For Professionals. By Professionals.

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Nicole Elipas Doherty

Co - Founder

Katie Rowe Mitchell

Co - Founder

Katie Rowe Mitchell

Co - Founder
Nicole Elipas Doherty Chicago Corporate Yoga Teacher Instructor

Nicole has been practicing yoga regularly for the past twenty years. At first, she was drawn to the physical aspects of yoga, discovering new muscles and ways to challenge her body. As a lifelong athlete, playing various sports and figure skating through her youth, she appreciated the physical practice. Slowly, she began to notice the calming and revitalizing effects that yoga had on her mind. She became curious about this different and wonderful ancient modality. Yoga kept her healthy throughout her undergraduate years and sane during law school. Nicole has seen first hand the effects that the practice of yoga can have on mind, body and spirit. 


Nicole decided to take her first teacher training with the intent to further her knowledge of yoga and anatomy to benefit her personal practice. As a working attorney, she did not anticipate wanting to actually teach yoga. Lo and behold, she began teaching on weekends and also started teaching corporate yoga during her lunch hour. With a background in the law, Nicole finds it very rewarding to teach yoga and meditation to other attorneys, law-firm employees, and other high-stress office workers.


Nicole received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, having studied Art History, Biology and Economics. She holds her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Her yoga teaching certificates come from Yoga Now and yogaview in Chicago. She has taken, and continues to take, various teacher training programs and workshops with leading yoga teachers from around the world. 

Katie Rowe Mitchell Chicago Corporate Yoga Teacher Instructor

Katie’s interest in yoga began as a hobby; however, it evolved into a lifestyle as a way of treating chronic back pain. After years of physical therapy, chiropractors, and other failed treatment paths, yoga was the only approach that delivered consistent relief. Yoga healed and renewed Katie. She learned that yoga served more than just the body: she discovered a connection between yoga and contentment, intelligent physical alignment, and emotional wellness.


Katie believes that yoga creates space within and gives courage to receive what life offers. Her practice reminds her to be playful and approach her relationships and daily experiences with compassion, gratitude, and love. She loves teaching, and is especially interested in working with corporate professionals, beginners, and expectant mothers. 


Katie completed her 200-hour teacher training at Yogaview in 2009 and her 85-hour pre-natal yoga training at Bloom Yoga Studio in 2014. She is currently working towards her 500-hour certification at Tejas Yoga Studio.


In addition to co-founding Unfold Yoga + Wellness, Katie held a successful career in advertising and marketing. For over a decade, her drive and dedication enabled her to climb the corporate ladder of a leading global out-of-home media company, serving as Creative Director, and eventually the Director of Marketing and Research. She worked directly with influential corporate executives and decision makers to craft effective B2B marketing and creative solutions for their companies.