Events

COMING UP NEXT!

FREE COMMUNITY CLASS! Sunday, August 18th at 4 p.m. Love offerings welcome!

 

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING starts this October! FREE INFORMATIONAL MEETING. Saturday, August 31st at Noon. Interested in becoming a teacher? Or just learning more about yoga? Not sure if it’s right for you? Come with all your questions to find out why now might just be the best time for you to take this next step in your life! Meet with Lead Instructor, Cara Chang Mutert, hear from past trainees, check out our syllabus and get a sneak peek at our exclusive Teacher Training Manual.

“YOGANATOMY”- w/ Michael Liang – NEW DATE for LAST class: Saturday, August 31st from 1-3 p.m. Explore your alignment in this workshop series aimed to give students a strong foundational alignment experience by working with specific key actions in each area of the body. Each workshop will combine gentle vinyasa and hatha yoga techniques for a full body practice, with a key focus on a different area of the body. Last of the series: August 31st  “Sky”– Neck, Skull and Inversions (All Levels) * All Workshop hours are applicable CEU hours for Yoga Alliance RYTs * $40 per workshop. Only one session left! Please sign up below.

Michael Liang is a E-RYT 200 who has been teaching in the Chicagoland area since 2013. His teachers include Gabriel Halpern, Daren Friesen and Joy Apitow. He teaches a variety of styles including Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga and Flow, and specializes in personalized one-on-one yoga, yoga rehab and adaptive yoga. 




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YIN YOGA, First Fridays with Jon at 5:30. Next class: Sept. 6. Sink in, settle in and unwind in the slow grounded monthly class with Jon that focuses on releasing muscular holding in the hips and low back and spine. Drop in and class card rates apply.


GUT HEALTH with Ayurveda, Friday, Sept. 13th, 6-8 p.m. with Dr. Swati Mhaske
. The concept of agni or digestive fire, the prime source of a healthy Gut Health- the Sanskrit word for “fire,” is essential to the Ayurvedic tradition, which teaches us that impaired agni is at the root of every imbalance and disease. This lecture is intended to give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of agni, while offering you some practical tools with which to address your own agni. Pre-register $45.




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INVERSION WORKSHOP, Handstands and Forearm Balance, Friday, Sept. 27th, 6-8 p.m. with Jon Uidl . Change your perspective and overcome your fear of inversions. Learn preparations for handstands and forearm balances and how to use a myriad of props to set up your body for a safer and more fulfilling inversion practice.  $35 in advance. $40 at the door.




ACCESS YOUR INTUITION WITH THE ELEMENTS OF NATURE, Saturday, October 5th, 1-2:30 p.m. with  Stephanie Lindloff –   Would you like to cultivate your natural, intuitive ability and gain more clarity in your life? Are you interested in finding stillness more easily throughout your day?  It all stems from a deeper connection with yourself, and Nature is your guide. A simple daily practice of mindful connection with the Elements of Nature strengthens your intuition in profound ways, and brings more stillness into your life.  Earth. Air. Fire. Water.  In this workshop you will:

  • Learn how to easily and comfortably connect with the Elements, even from indoors.
  • Learn how deepening your connection with Nature enables you to find stillness and access your intuition.
  • Be gently led in a guided inner journey with an Element.
  • Gain practical ideas to begin and sustain a simple daily practice of connecting with the Elements.
  • Leave inspired, refreshed and with a personal message from your natural, intuitive wisdom.

Bring a journal, something to write with, water to drink, and your love for Nature!

Stephanie Lindloff is an intuitive life coach who helps women find fulfillment by reconnecting with their own intuitive guidance and the powers of Nature. Learn more about her work at www.ournaturalwisdom.com.




 

AND… Coming up next!
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 – 26th – Master Teacher: GABRIEL HALPERN 

Weekend Theme: 
“Shakti: Women and the Future of Yoga”
Many portents of what is stirring now world wide bid us look ahead to what’s next. And what is next?  The future is female. Once the bastion of male dominated hierarchies, women have taken over the yogic leadership in America in unprecedented waves. Across our country additional versions of the Me Too movement have been advanced by women with much insight to add the the public sphere. This weekend’s focus will be on the  recognition of the Goddesses within the yogic tradition as well as honoring the triple Goddess as embodied in diverse cultures across the globe.
    • Oct. 25th, Friday, 6-9 p.m. – Saints, Sages & Mythological Icons  Yogic postures are often named after Gurus, Rishis, and other famous practitioners of this noble art. We honor names like Bharadvaja, Vasishta, Marichi, Matsyendra, and Hanuman, as well as plants and animals like Padmasana, Vrksasna, Simhasana, and Garudasana. Tonight’s class will be a fun practice that reminds us of the yogis of yore and their stories.
    • Oct. 26th, Saturday, 11-2 p.m. – Twists & Inversions: Restorative Practices to Heal from Trauma, Anxiety & Depression – All life has a sorrowful component. No one is free from feeling this aspect of their humanity. Yoga is one of the best choices to adapt and cope with the facts of existence and the shocks we have all been heir to. The ultimate holistic discipline for combating anxiety or depression, a good yoga practice grounds you in the here-and-now and keeps the mind free from jumping ahead to the unknown future or languishing in the already gone past. Because of its creative nature, yoga helps a person express themselves in a way that bespeaks freedom and releases tensions and forces that have held us down. This workshop is designed to bring you the calm and focus needed to be self aware, relaxed, and critical in our thinking about the thoughts we choose to focus on and highlight restorative poses that relax the nervous system and keep the heart open to devotion and compassion. $45/workshop in advance. $50 at the door.

      Gabriel Halpern Workshops



      Friday and Saturday, November 8-9th – AMBER COOK 

      Friday, 7-9 p.m. – Women’s Circle

      Saturday, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. – Chakra Flow

      Saturday, 2-4 p.m. – Restorative Practice and Journaling

      Save $10 when you sign up for whole weekend series!

      Amber Cook Workshops



       

      Friday, Nov. 22th, 7 p.m. – LISA DEVI – Sound Journey

      Through guided meditation and sound healing, you will have plentiful time to rest, meditate, contemplate and marvel while Lisa Devi creates an evolving soundscape of crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, Native American Flutes, vocal mantra meditation, crystal harp, chimes, and many other instruments. Sound Healing (Nada Yoga) frequency vibration help shift our state of being (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually) back to our nature state of harmony. This is frequency medicine, bringing a vibrational massage all the way down to the cellular level to unwind the mind and bring deep relaxation and inner peace. In these states of consciousness, participants may experience enhanced creative vision, self and soul learnings, and release from all things exacerbated by stress.Please dress comfortably in clothing that allows easy movement. Blankets and cushions provided, but you may wish to bring your own if you like to have lots of padding. Pre-register $30/$35 at the door. This workshop usually sells out, so sign up soon! Learn more about Lisa Devi at: www.lisadeviawakening.com






      Saturday, Jan. 18th, 1-4 p.m. – LINDA BENTON – Yoga for Scoliosis and Back Care

      This workshop will introduce you to the major curve patterns, anatomy of the spine, muscles affected by back pain, along with lung capacity and how yoga for back care and scoliosis will be key to releasing pain to address your affliction/curve pattern while stretching and releasing tension in tight muscles and strengthening the muscles that have become weak. Linda’s teaching is a reflection of her own practice and studies. She’s known for her precision and well-organized lessons, and feels this approach helps students to quiet their minds by connecting with breath and body, but most importantly heart. $45 in advance. $50 at the door. Linda’s full credentials – www.scolioyoga.com






      Friday, Jan. 24th, 6-8 p.m.  – MICHAEL BETTINE – Gongtopia – Gong Bath

      Please welcome back special guest percussion artist Michael Bettine and start your New Year with a Gong! Tune in, tune out and settle in for a relaxing night with the beautiful vibrations and gentle sounds of gongs,  bowls and bells.  Pre-registration required. $25 in advance. $30 at the door.