Yoga Class Styles

With over 35 weekly classes and several yoga styles to choose from, you are sure to find classes that meet your unique needs and goals. Read more about our yoga class styles.

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LEARN ABOUT OUR CLASS STYLES

Beginner's Yoga

Beginners’ yoga is designed for anyone new to yoga or continuing students interested in reconnecting to the fundamentals of the practice, including basic yoga postures and breathing practices. You may attend Beginners classes as many times as you like until you feel ready for other PYC class styles and levels. Your instructor will serve as your support and guide based on your needs and your personal goals. The classes, taught by our most experienced teachers, are welcoming, accommodating, and foster a safe, non-competitive atmosphere.

Breast Cancer Care Yoga (FREE)

Empowerment Yoga for Breast Cancer Care classes include gentle movement, yoga poses specifically modified for breast cancer clients (in all phases of treatment), breath work and meditation. This class requires students’ ability to get up and down from the floor and includes some group discussion.

Requirements: A confidential health history form and medical doctor release will be required after attendance of the first class. The required forms can be filled out in person before the first class. This class is drop-in basis and does not require pre-registration. Please arrive 20 minutes early to your first class if you need to complete the health history form and waiver.

ChildBlossom PRETEEN Yoga (Ages 7-12 years)

Building Strength, Confidence and Self- Esteem when it is needed most.

Join this calming and confidence building developmental yoga class designed specifically for preteens. The environment is fun and non-competitive, where preteens can express themselves freely without peer pressure or judgment. Students participate in postures, breathing techniques, guided imagery and games –all designed to develop confidence, balance, emotional regulation, attention and creativity while promoting relaxation and mindfulness. Students learn how to tap into tools within to support them throughout the preteen years and develop a sense of individualism through a strong mind and body connection.

Forrest Yoga - Infrared Heat

Forrest Yoga is a hot and sweaty practice which offers a physical challenge with a deep internal focus and emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life. Forrest Yoga focuses on core strength, precision, alignment and breath and challenges you to access your whole being, and to cleanse any emotional and mental blocks. Students’ will cultivate an awareness of their body, breath and life process, providing a unique and powerful opportunity to make practical life decisions. Forrest Yoga does not require experience; it only requires a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly. The practice is founded on four pillars — Breath, Strength, Integrity, and Spirit. Forrest classes are taught in our infrared heated studio at 80 – 85 degrees which is a therapeutic grade heat that provides improved flexibility, encourages cellular detoxification, delivers relief from minor aches and pains promotes relaxation.

Appropriate for students of all levels who want a challenge.

Gentle Hatha Yoga - Infrared Heat

Gentle Hatha Yoga focuses on rejuvenating the body and mind. This class uses simple postures, and focuses on breathing and relaxation. Rooted in classical Hatha yoga, Gentle Yoga stretches and strengthens the body while cultivating a balanced, steady mind. Props include straps, blocks, blankets and chairs to support and deepen the experience.
This class is perfect for you at any level of your practice, and for those who are seeking to rejuvenate.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga is a classic style of yoga that focuses on traditional poses, proper alignment, breath and cultivation of mindful awareness. Hatha classes offer an intelligent sequence of postures that develop strength, balance, and flexibility. A Hatha yoga class works to relax the mind into steadiness and ease. This style often incorporates straps, blocks, blankets, and chairs to deepen the experience of the pose. Hatha yoga classes are safe, challenging and great for students of all levels. Perfect for both beginners and experienced students.

Hatha Yoga - Infrared Heat

Hatha Yoga is a classic style of yoga that focuses on proper alignment and the cultivation of mindful breath awareness. Hatha classes offer an intelligent sequence of postures that develop strength, balance, and flexibility.  Hatha yoga style incorporates straps, blocks, blankets and chairs to deepen the experience of the pose and is safe yet challenging for students of all levels.
Hatha is practiced in our infrared heated studio at 78 degrees and provides improved flexibility, cellular detoxification, and relief from minor aches and pains as well as promotes relaxation.

 

Hatha Yoga with Wall Ropes

Want to mix up your yoga practice? This class uses a wall rope to practice Hatha poses and to decompress the spine. The ropes work similar to a physical therapist, chiropractor and physical therapist all in one- allowing students’ bodies to come back into alignment in a very gentle way. Appropriate for students of all levels.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga utilizes movement, sound, breath, and meditation to relax and restore your mind and body while improving strength, flexibility, and endurance. This powerfully effective form of yoga stimulates the immune, nervous and glandular systems, helping to bring you back into true harmony. It is a sacred and scientific technology that enables you to access your own creative energy to unlock your potential and elevate your consciousness.

Mindful Meditation (FREE)

Join Bhanta Sujatha for a guided, insight meditation practice.  Bhante Sujatha, a Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka serves the meditation needs of the western suburbs of Chicago. The class is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators; experience is not necessary.

Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga is a wonderful way to prepare your body and mind for labor and parenthood while relieving pain and discomforts of pregnancy. Classes are taught to embrace both the novice and experienced yoga Mother-to be at this special time of creation. Prenatal teachers offer safe modifications of standard yoga postures that will strengthen the muscles that support a growing belly and changing body, relieve tension caused by tissue changes, and challenge body and mind to prepare the Mother for the challenge of labor. Eat something light one hour before class, layer clothing, and bring water and a snack with you. Note: Our studio policy is that expecting mothers may only attend prenatal yoga classes.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga offers a relaxing opportunity to receive the amazing benefits of yoga without intense effort and will reduce stress and balance an over-active lifestyle. This unique class is a hybrid of yin and restorative yoga styles.

Postures are seated or reclined and use supportive props such as blankets, bolsters, blocks, straps, to facilitate deep relaxation. This class is perfect for all levels and those who are seeking to heal and rejuvenate.

This class is perfect for all levels and those who are seeking to heal and rejuvenate.

Restorative Yoga & Crystal Bowls

This class uses classic restorative yoga poses to calm and balance the nervous system with lots of props to support and facilitate the experience of deep healing. After the practice you will be bathed in the tones and frequencies of crystal bowls which creates physical feelings of well-being and a sense of lightness, vitality and inner health.

Sunrise Yoga - Infrared Heat

Sunrise yoga is an energizing practice and is an all levels, Hatha yoga practice which will set the tone for an amazing day! The class focuses on strength, alignment, breath and relaxation. Sunrise yoga is taught in our infrared heated studio at 80 – 85 degrees. The infrared heat is therapeutic grade heat that provides improved flexibility, encourages cellular detoxification, delivers relief from minor aches and pains promotes relaxation.

All levels welcome.

Vinyasa Flow 1 - Infrared Heat

Vinyasa Flow 1 is an active practice of breath synchronized with movement. Vinyasa brings an energizing, graceful flow from posture to posture. Vinyasa 1 flow classes are creatively sequenced, using sun salutations with mindful holds, twisting, back bending, and inversions ending with satisfying pranayama and meditation to awaken and connect to the subtle energy body. Ideal for students who are seeking a strong, movement-based practice. Vinyasa classes are taught in our infrared heated studio at 80 to 85 degrees which provide improved flexibility, encourages cellular detoxification, delivers relief from minor aches and pains promotes relaxation.

Completion of Intro to Yoga class and knowledge of sun salutations recommended.

Vinyasa Flow 1-2 - Infrared Heat

For both continuing beginners and students who are ready to step up the pace of their practice, this class is a moderate blend between the basics of Level 1 and the more advanced pace and practice of a Level 2 class. Poses will be presented in a more challenging way and flow with more vigorously. A wider range of poses and more creative transitions and sequences will be introduced. Open to all levels including beginners with a solid understanding of the basics.

Completion of Intro to Yoga class and knowledge of sun salutations recommended.

Yoga with Weights - Infrared Heat

Yoga with weights is a strong, mindful vinyasa flow style class that uses light hand weights to build muscle strength, sculpt and tone the upper body.  Yoga with Weights is taught in our infrared heated studio at 80 degrees. Some yoga is experience is helpful.

Appropriate for students of all levels who want a challenge.

Practicing Yoga in Infrared Heat

Our infrared studio room is heated to 80 degrees

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