Mia Park is a transdisciplinary artist encouraging and exploring self-discovery through teaching yoga, acting, writing, playing music, and volunteering. She shares her love of discovery with hope and optimism.
Mia began professionally acting in 1997 hosting the cult favorite cable access dance show Chic-A-Go-Go. Her acting career has brought her on stage, in film, on television and on the radio. Mia currently plays the recurring character Nurse Beth Cole on NBC's Chicago Med, as seen in the video above. She works towards Asian American representation in acting and began the Chicago Asian American Acting Industry Group which hosts educational workshops and supports local Asian American actors.
Yoga became a passion for Mia in 2002 when she grew from teaching kickboxing to practicing yoga. Teaching since 2006, she currently leads yoga teacher trainings and a monthly restorative yoga/yoga nidra class, in addition to working with private yoga clients.
Music is Mia's fist love. She's played drums and sang in many Chicago bands and has played music for over twenty years. She originated and performs in an annual rock music fundraiser called "Covers for Cover" benefitting women's organizations. Mia is honored to play drums in Jam Alker's rocking video, "Junkyard", seen above. Read more about Jam here.
Communicating effectively is important to Mia. She writes for Yoga Chicago Magazine, Ascene Chicago, and is playwriting. Mia also consults in digital communications, assisting clients to share their message in an authentic, engaging way.
Dedicated to serving the community, Mia is a Domestic Violence Advocate and has volunteered at the domestic violence center KAN-WIN for over 20 years. She also volunteers at the Cook County Department of Correction where she's taught prenatal yoga since 2010, and runs the Chicago Asian American Acting Industry Group.
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