Classes are appropriate for all levels.
Students are encouraged to move at their own pace with intention and to listen to their body as they explore their own edge and discover inner strength. Modifications will be given to beginners as well as seasoned practitioners.
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Every day gravity does it’s best to draw us down to the ground. AcroYoga is a natural extension of our practice. It allows us to thumb our nose at gravity, lift each other up, and turn ourselves upside down. By connecting with our core through the hands and feet and trusting one another, we gain confidence to raise ourselves and others towards the sky. Whether you are brand new to AcroYoga or looking for more work on the basics come learn, play and fly with the Acro community at Centered Studios.
*You are never to heavy, or too old to explore AcroYoga!
A system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. For experienced practitioners and athletic beginners who are seeking a more dynamic, physical practice.
Imagine the tranquil sound of waves gently crashing as the moon slowly disappears from view; the sun quietly warming your skin as it rises; the pleasant song of birds in flight; the calm breeze embracing your skin – this is beach yoga in Rogers Park. Begin the day and take full advantage of our short summer months by joining our yoga practice at 6:15 a.m. We understand it’s difficult to get up early, but we promise, you won’t regret this moment of paradise! Let's meet at the basketball court, just south of Touhy near the parking lot at Loyola Beach Park – did we mention, there’s a parking lot? Available June - August; weather permitting. If it rains, we practice at the studio.
BEACH YOGA + STAND UP PADDLE
We're beyond thrilled to announce our partnership with the awesome folks over at Leone Beach SUP (1222 W. Touhy) to bring you a playful practice with serious benefits. Paddleboard Yoga requires a different quality of focus and gives you a full body workout. Join us for 30 minutes of beach yoga, followed by a 60 minute paddle to practice your yoga skills on a paddle board. Full disclosure: if your weight isn't evenly distributed, you may end up in Lake Michigan. When you walk down the path towards the water, just passed the basketball court, LBSUP is on the north side. Look for the white rectangular storage container that reads 'mobile mini'. Bring a towel, water and sunscreen. Available June - August. Please note, SUP yoga is different pricing than regular yoga and is not included our regular packages.
We started this class in addition to our Pay it Forward Special to help make yoga more accessible to folks living in the neighborhood. The suggested donation is $8 but you can pay as little as $1. Community Yoga will get your body feeling refreshed and stress free - ready to start the new week.
energetic flow yoga
Balance and awareness are necessary in order to maintain an active lifestyle. Energetic Flow encourages movement and the flow of blood and oxygen through the body by combining asanas with strength movements. This class will offer options for handstand and arm balances with an emphasis on mindfulness, alignment and core strength.
This balanced flow will cultivate a sense of calm and peace while developing greater flexibility, strength, and mental clarity. The class pace allows time to explore postures while carefully moving through smooth, flowing transitions that link breath with movement. Perfect for students who would like to deepen their understanding of postures, alignment, and breath awareness. Requests are taken and modifications are offered at each class. All levels can enjoy this practice - set to music and your breath.
Mindful movement uses a combination of poses, sun salutations, dynamic breathing and long holdings. Each part of the body (inside and out) is explored and worked in a deep and mindful way. This practice builds strength, tones and detoxifies.
This self-led practice is inspired by the Ashtanga yoga classes in Mysore, India taught by its primary teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). Ashtanga is based on 6 series of asanas. Students work independently at their own pace on the particular series of postures that is most appropriate for them. The teacher assists each student individually. Students may enter at any time during the scheduled class and begin their practice.
Restorative candlelight flow
Sample each of our 30+ teachers throughout the months as they lead you through a class that is sure to leave you feeling relaxed, stress free and ready for a good nights sleep.
R.I.P. candlelight flow
Relax. Restore. Rejuvenate. A creative sequence led under low lighting and relaxing candlelight. This lovely candle lit class draws from the traditions of Vinyasa yoga and uses pranayama (breath work) to achieve balance within the body and mind. A class created to keep you moving, linking breath to movement while incorporating traditional yoga poses.
During R.I.P. Candlelight Flow we practice yoga set to the music of many of our favorite musicians who have passed away. Stretch and flow to the sounds of David Bowie (2/8), Leonard Cohen (2/15) and George Michael (2/22), Prince (3/1), Michael Jackson (3/8), Curt Cobain (3/15), Amy Winehouse (3/22), Sharon Jones (4/5), Allen Toussaint (4/19), Bob Marley (4/26), John Lennon (5/3), Janis Joplin (5/10), Whitney Houston (5/17), Jimi Hendrix (5/24), Otis Redding (5/31), Jim Morrison (6/7), Marvin Gaye (6/14), Trish Keenan (6/21), Mary Hansen (6/28), Marc Bolan (7/5), Miles Davis (7/12), Patsy Cline (7/19), George Harrison (7/26), Johnny Cash (8/2), and Frank Sinatra (8/9).
A balanced flow linking breath to movement, that allows you to work up a sweat, explore more challenging poses and push yourself, while also offering time to wind down, restore, stretch and relieve stress. Requests are taken and modifications are offered at each class. All levels can enjoy this practice.
This Yin Yoga - Vinyasa hybrid combines the best of both styles. Alternating between strengthening flows (vinyasa) and deeply opening postures (asanas) we increase vibrancy and peace, strength and flexibility, awareness and clarity. The teacher will lead practitioners through conscious use of breath and gravity to enrich and deepen the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual experience of the postures and flows in ways that can be used throughout daily life. When we rest in a stretching position for 3 or more minutes we begin to open up the deepest layers of facia; here we release long-held energy (sometimes even from childhood); mental or emotional catharsis often occur, leaving us more at ease, of greater clarity and of widened and inspiring perspective.
yoga (rotating teacher)
Enjoy a different style of yoga each session as we showcase one of our diverse, talented and supportive teachers who you may not have the opportunity to practice with otherwise. This class gives you the opportunity to explore a variety of our class offerings and meet all of our lovely teachers.
Yoga 101 introduces breathing techniques, proper alignment, and a strong foundation to which your practice can flourish. Perfect for students who are new to yoga, those returning to yoga after a break, or regular practitioners looking to brush up on their fundamentals.This class gives students of all levels the opportunity and access to return to the principles of yoga in a fun and empowering environment.
Beach Yoga + Stand Up Paddle.........$35 3 class package.................................$45
5 class package..................................$70
10 class package................................$130
20 class package................................$200
Unlimited Monthly Pass...................$145