Yin & Vin Workshop this Friday!

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Calling all yogi’s!
 
I’m excited to announce a series of workshops I’ll be leading starting this Friday, 9/27 and reoccurring the 4th Friday of each month through November (10/25, and 11/29) at SoderWorld Wellness Center in Willowbrook, IL. This is a wonderful class for those looking to de-stress, unwind, stretch and reward yourself for all that you do throughout the week! Join me THIS Friday to find your yoga bliss:
 
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.
 
6:00 – 8pm
Cost: $35 / $50 a couple
 
*NOTE: Must pre-register for this workshop as space is limited. Call 630-455-5885 to register or stop in at the front desk. Please allow a 24 hour notice should you need to cancel so there is availability for other students.

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:

 

MONDAYS

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.

 

TUESDAYS

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

 

WEDNESDAYS

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.

 

FRIDAYS

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

 

SATURDAYS

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

 

WORKSHOPS:

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

Update to the teaching schedule!

Exciting news! If you’re in the Oakbrook area on Monday mornings and in need of a yoga class…I’ve got you covered!

 

WHEN: Monday’s from 6:15-7 am AND 9-9:45 am

WHERE: Midtown Health Spa & Fitness (part of the Hyatt Lodge)

2815 Jorie Blvd, Oakbrook, Il  60523

STYLE: All level Hatha yoga, however, these classes lean towards “gentle” yoga, GREAT for beginners!

COST: $8 daily guest fee. Take advantage of the gym while your there!

 

*ALSO, as a reminder, I’m still teaching an ALL level Hatha yoga class on Wednesday nights from 7-8 (ish) at SoderWorld Healing Arts Center & Spa, located at 16 W. 501 Nielson Lane, Willowbrook, IL  60527 (2 miles south of I-55). Look for the A-frame log cabin on the west side of Route 83/Kingery Highway!

 

Hope to see you at one of my classes!

 

Exciting News!

I’ve been very fortunate to teach at corporate locations/member clubs over the last six months or so, but I’m excited to announce that I have my very first official studio class, open to everyone! Come check it out, I’d love to see you there! Information below:

 

All Level Hatha Yoga

When: Wednesday Nights from 7-8 pm

Where: SoderWorld Healing Arts Center & Spa

16 W. 501 Nielson Lane

Willowbrook, IL  60527

(Located about 2 miles south of I-55 on Route 83 Kingery Highway, just past the McDonald’s on the west side. Look for the log cabin with the light up globe that says “SoderWorld”)

Cost: $15 walk in (packages available)