Fall Schedule 2013 – Come See Me!

Hard to believe we’re talking about fall already, considering it feels like 100 degrees in Chicago today BUT, it’s that time of year when the days get shorter, the nights chillier, the leaves prettier, and once again our minds objectionably switch out of vacation mode. Don’t let it get you down! Fall weather is amazing, and there’s lots too look forward too this season, like my new class schedule (wink wink)!
This fall season, make an effort to take time for yourself on and off a mat for at least an hour everyday! And when it’s on the mat, come to one of my classes:



6:15-7 am: Gentle Hatha Yoga at Midtown Spa and Fitness Center

9-9:45 am: All Level Hatha Yoga at Midtown Spa and Fitness Center
*Click on the link above for information on location and price

6-7 pm: All Level Hatha Yoga at Score Tennis & Fitness
*All classes and use of the Fitness Center are included with Score Membership, please click on the link if interested.



8:30-9:30 am: Gentle Hatha Yoga at Suit UR Karma Yoga Studio
*Click on link above for information on location, pricing and to register for a class online or visit their Facebook page



8:30-9:30 am: Gentle Hatha Yoga at Suit UR Karma Yoga Studio

7-8:15 pm: Beginners Hatha Yoga at Soderworld Wellness Center
*Click on the link above for information on location and price.



9-9:45 am: Yoga 1 at Midtown Spa and Fitness Center



8:30-9:45 am: Gentle Hatha Yoga at Suit UR Karma Yoga Studio
Please note that gentle classes I teach at Suit UR Karma may include some Yin Yoga poses



I’m excited to announce that beginning in September I’ll be teaching a special workshop the last Friday of each month (starting September 27th) at Soderworld Wellness Center:


Yin & Vin

A night of Yin Yoga followed by Wine

Like pairing a perfect wine with your meal, Yin yoga is a perfect compliment to the more vigorous, flowing movement of traditional (yang) styles of yoga like Hatha or Vinyasa. Yin yoga is a challenging, grounding and relaxing practice generally geared towards the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, lower spine and shoulders. Poses are held for longer periods of time (3-5 minutes) to safely stretch and soften these tissues with the aim of increasing circulation and improving flexibility as well as stimulating the energy meridians (or qi) which are believed to help improve organ health, immunity, and emotional well-being. This is a wonderful physical yoga practice for all levels and a great way to unwind after a hectic week! At the conclusion of the workshop, we invite you to enjoy another perfect pairing, wine and the amazing company of your fellow yogis.
Time: 6:00 – 8pm
Cost: $35 / $50 a couple
*Please call Soderworld at 630.455.5885 to register early as space is limited!
“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”
-Stanley Horowitz
“Autumn is the eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity; but it is also breadth, and depth, and distance. What man can stand with autumn on a hilltop and fail to see the span of his world and the meaning of the rolling hills that reach to the far horizon?”
-Hal Borland

Where Oh Where Have I Been?

Hi all!


As it turns out, I’m finding that having my own website and keeping it updated is a bit more challenging then expected! Forgive me for these long gaps in my posts and please feel free to supplement by visiting (and “Liking”) my Joy Peace and Health Facebook page, which is a little easier for me to update, however, no excuses, I really do need to understand and use this website a lot more often! Stay tuned! My long term goal is to figure this whole website thing out and make it something enjoyable for you all!


To be honest, one of my major hurdles (aside from struggling with how the heck to maneuver a website) has been getting back on the computer to do “work”. I’ve worked in an office environment for well over half of my adult life (thus far anyway), most of it spent staring at computer screens, composing emails, creating excel spreadsheets, yada yada…These days, my computer time is limited to catching up on Facebook, checking my personal emails, and googling anything from Yoga and Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease (it’s a thing, look it up!), to Hummingbird Bee Moth images (they’re cute, believe!), and entertainingly enough…the Sasquatchit (see the Bigfoot Lunch Club website for that gem!). I needed a break from my computer screen, and this past year has been all about taking a little time away from it, focusing more on building my yoga classes, getting off my butt and taking care of some things that I’d been slacking on, and enjoying life away from a desk.


I’ve got some updates to my class schedules and a lot of thoughts/info/etc I’d like to share soon, so stay tuned!

Change! What is it good for?


Wow, hi everyone! Long time no update!


So, its been forever since I’ve posted anything personal. I think it’s going to take awhile to get used to having a place where I put my thoughts down for the world to read, but there is so much going on right now, that I felt like maybe today was a good day to start sharing!

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