BTQ Pose

The first thing a person notices about Boontiva C. Truong-Quang is the peacefulness that surrounds her. From her gentle manner to her sincerity as she listens to anyone and everyone.

What she has made of her life is truly, but not unattainably, rare. Changing her life from that of Corporate Executive to certified Yoga Instructor from the International Yoga Institute in Mumbai, India, she is on the path to a complete wholeness that we all seek. “We will always be improving ourselves. There is no real cap on the amount that one can learn through Yoga.” says Boontiva. Her students and others that know her agree.

“It deepens my spirituality but has nothing to do with religion.” said Ann, a student of Boontiva’s for the past year. “I started 4 years ago because of breathing problems. There was nothing that could be done for me medically. Financially it was the only treatment that I could afford. I would like to become an instructor so that I myself could help people.”

“We knew Yoga as children, but really did not get serious about it until adulthood.” said Nalini, an instructor of 10 years herself who works with Boontiva. “It relates to every individual, and the knowledge is never ending.

It does require commitment. Those that are serious will find a way. It’s not difficult and becomes a way of life.”

It was another persons peaceful demeanor that first hooked Boontiva. On a trip to India with her brother, they stopped at a friends house whose mother Boontiva was greatly impressed with. “I asked her how she found such peace in herself and she said Yoga. When I first arrived at the Institute in Mumbai, I knew instantly that this was for me, for life.”


Model of Patience

Know When to be Tough



Beginning of Services


Love of Yoga

Contagious Passion, Love, Belief, Brave

Well Trained – Philosophy


Being of Service

Good Energy


Good Energy

Ability to Connect

Open to Criticism

Make students feelĀ safe



  • June 13-August 2, 1997 Kuching Fitness Centre, Malaysia
  • 1998-1999 Sioux Tribe, Valentine, Nebraska
  • 2000-2002 Midwest Academy, Elgin, IL
  • 2001-2002 Taylor YMCA, Elgin, IL
  • 2003-2004 DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  • 2005-2007 Sherman Hospital, Elgin, IL
  • 2006-2007 Randall Road Health Center, Chiropractor, Elgin, IL
  • 2006-2007 St. Catherine, West Dundee, IL
  • 2006-2008 Wolf Fitness, Elgin, IL & Hampshire, IL
  • 2006-2009 Hanover Park Senior Services, Hanover Park, IL
  • 2012-2013 Dr. Michelle, Chiropractor, Elgin, IL


  • 1999-present Founder of Optimum Health, Elgin, IL
  • 2005-present Centre of Elgin, IL

Professional Courses and Certifications

India 1996, Yoga Traditional Training 200 Hours

Los Angeles, California, Pilates Mat, Level 1

Ayurveda DAily Living 15 Hours

Warriors Teacher Training, 35 Credit Hours

India, Ayurveda Constitutions for Better Living

India 2016, Yoga Khumbh & Simhasth, Yoga Teacher Training 300 Hours


Online 2016: Strong Bones for Osteopenia & Osteoporosis thru Yoga 15 Hours

Online 2017: Yoga for Healthy Hormones, 15 Hours

Online 2017: Meditation Fundamentals, 300 Hours


2009-2010 Crisis Centre, Elgin, IL

2009-2012 PADS of Elgin (Homeless), Elgin, IL

2010-2011 Outreach after School Taylor YMCA, Elgin, IL

Summer 2009-2011 Community Yoga at Gail Borden Library, Elgin, IL

Conducting Workshops and Training



Traditional Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hours

Chair Yoga Certification 60 Hours

Yoga Meditation Fundamental Series 1 & 2, 15 Hours

Kids Yoga Certification, Intense Weekends

21 Weeks Better Living, 5 Months

Basic Fundamental of Ayurveda

Yoga with Healthy Hormones

Core Stabilities Yoga Training Series

Health Bones for Osteopenia & Osteoporosis

Quarterly Spiritual Gathering (Satsang)

Cross-Training with Yoga for all Athletes

Yoga for Weight Loss

Detoxification thru Yoga

Weekend Retreat