Yoga Circle | Celebrating 32 years of Yoga in Chicago
Yoga Circle is a yoga studio located in Chicago’s River North area. We offer introductory classes for those new to yoga, as well as a wide range of classes and workshops for students who already have experience with yoga.
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CELEBRATING 32 YEARS!

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*BEST TRADITIONAL YOGA STUDIO 2013
- CHICAGO MAGAZINE

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B.K.S. IYENGAR WAS A LIVING EMBODIMENT OF YOGA.
HIS EXPERTISE WAS UNPARALLELED AND HE INSPIRED
THE YOGA CIRCLE STAFF WITH HIS LIFELONG
COMMITMENT TO THE ART AND SCIENCE OF YOGA.

Welcome to the website for
Yoga Circle

We are a yoga studio located in Chicago’s River North area. We offer introductory classes for those new to yoga, as well as a wide range of classes and workshops for students who already have experience with yoga.

Weekly

Extended Weekly Class
Taught by Todd and Bob
Sundays 10 am – 12:30 pm
Join us weekly for an engaging extended class: explore asana, practice pranayama, ponder philosophy.
$30 per class, $25 when purchasing 3 or more classes. Regular series class not applicable.

Monthly

Restorative with Lisa Sandquist
Once per month
Saturdays: 2 – 4:15 pm $40
May 5, June 16 & July 7
Restorative yoga is a quiet, internally-focused practice where the body is fully supported by props to promote deep relaxation and health. Benefits include better sleep, digestion and stronger immunity.


Watch the video from our 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Events &
Workshops
The Bhagavad Gita with Gabriel at Abhaya Yoga

WED April 11, 18, 25, May 2: 10 am – 1 pm $225 More info
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the main Hindu scriptures that brings together the teachings of the Vedas, the Upanishads, and the Yoga Sutras. It is a narrative poem challenging us to explore the role of dharma in the life of Arjuna and hence in our own lives. This 4 week series will explore how the paths of intellect, devotion, service, and contemplation all lead to realization of the divine in one’s life. Each class will include a presentation, followed by group discussion, and then an asana class.

Therapeutics with Gabriel at The Temple of Kriya Yoga

April/May/June More info
FRI April 20: 6 – 9 pm $65 Yoga RX: Back Care Basics
Back pain sufferers take heart! Come find relief and then get schooled on corrected on the bio-mechanics of posture. That is what leads to optimal functioning/ Discover new options for your home practice. Whether you have general backache, stiffness, or soreness in your upper spine, scoliosis, SI joint dysfunction, or sciatica, this workshop will teach you how to relax.
FRI May 4: 6 – 9 pm $65 Yoga Rx: Neck & Shoulders
Feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world? Many people carry stressing the neck and the shoulders, resulting in headaches, respiratory problems, and restricted movement in the head, arms and chest. Maximum health of the shoulders and neck can be achieved by a variety of poses of which change the alignment of the head and trunk.
FRI June 1: 6 – 9 pm $65 Yoga RX: Hips & Knees
Yoga invites you to explore the impact of stiffness on your general state of well being. Yoga challenges you to find out why you are so tight in different areas of your body. This is especially true of your hips and knees. They deeply affect the ease with which you stand, sit, walk, sleep, think and feel.

Elise Browning Miller Workshop

April 27 – 29   Register Online
FRI April 27: 6 – 9 pm $75: Yoga for Scoliosis Introduction and Assessment for newer students, and Level 1 poses. Appropriate for teachers to join students with scoliosis and learn how to work with this population.
SAT April 28: 9 am – Noon $75: Yoga for Scoliosis Level 2-3, for Continuing students, Advanced Beginning to Intermediate Level students. Standing poses, twists, back strengtheners and backbends. Appropriate for teachers to join students with scoliosis and learn how to work with this student population.
SAT April 28: 2 – 5 pm $75: Yoga for Scoliosis Level 2 -3 for Continuing students, Advanced Beginning to Intermediate Level students. Inversions, Restorative poses and Pranayama. Appropriate for teachers to join students with scoliosis and learn how to work with this population.
SUN April 29: 10 am – 1 pm $75: Level 2-4, students with at least one year of experience. An amazing opportunity to work with Senior Iyengar Teacher Elise Browning Miller, whether you have scoliosis or not!
Friday during the day – Elise will be offering a limited number of privates for scoliosis students. Contact her to schedule an appointment at: ebmyoga.com, or call 650-493-1254.
Elise Browning Miller, M.A. in Therapeutic Recreation from UNC-CH, is a Certified Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT), and is Certified from International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). Elise has been teaching yoga throughout the US and internationally for over 30 years.
Any 3 sessions for $215, and all 4 sessions for $285.

Yoga & Fascia

FRI May 4 & 11: 6 – 8 pm   Register Online
SUN May 6 & 13: 6 – 8 pm   See Flyer
Discover how yoga releases the myofascia creating space, mobility and strength in this 4 class series. Join Donatella to learn a dynamic sequence of asanas to reduce stiffness and improve posture and movements. Six months yoga practice preferred.
Cost: $25 each 2-hour class

Embody Your Mental Health

SAT May 12: 1 – 4 pm   Register Online
Cost: $40 pre-paid; $50 drop-in   See Flyer
What kinds of yoga poses and breath work can help manage mood? …or quiet anxious nerves? …boost self-confidence? …dispel fatigue? Join the Yoga Circle’s two psychologist-yoga therapists, Cheryl Hurst, PsyD, C-IAYT and Ilene Zeiger, PhD, C-IAYT, for education and yoga practices for mental health. Explore the physiological and energetic bases of the body-mind connection and how to practice to fine-tune your neurochemicals for stress and resilience.

Koshas with Gabriel in Madison, WI

May 18 – 20   More info
Register for the full week and save $40. This $220 registration includes all four workshops:
Body Sheath: FRI 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Energetic Sheath: SAT 9 am – Noon
Mind Sheath: SAT 2 – 5 pm
Wisdom & Bliss Sheaths: SUN 9 am – Noon
Pancha Kosha is the concept in yogic philosophy that there are five layers, or sheaths, around the human soul. The path of yoga is said to heighten one’s understanding and awareness of these sheaths. Eventually, the aim of yoga is to move inward, taking a journey through these sheaths and uncovering one’s true nature, or Atman, the inner Self. Then one finds unity as the relationship of the inner self with the universal Consciousness is realized. Each session will have a 20-minute meditation practice and a dharma power point presentation prior to an asana class.

Iyengar Yoga with Laurie Blakeney

June 8 – 10   Register Online
FRI June 8: 6 – 8:30 pm $65
SAT June 9: 9 – 11:30 am $65
SAT June 9: 2 – 4:30 pm $65
SUN June 10: 9 – 11:30 am $65

Poses from all categories may be included in any of the classes. The Friday night and Saturday afternoon classes will be more quiet and pacifying, while the Saturday and Sunday morning classes will be active and invigorating. Students of all levels are welcome to attend.
$185 for any 3 classes
$245 for entire workshop


Upcoming
Cancellations

WED April 25: Neurological Yoga

Due to Miller workshop:
SAT April 28: 9 & 11 am w/ Todd, 9:30 am w/ DL
SUN April 29: 10 am w/ Bob & Todd
Due to Blakeney workshop:
SAT June 9: 9 and 11 am w/ Todd
SUN June 10: 10 am w/ Bob & Todd

Intro Classes

New intro class series begin on:

Apr 1, May 7, June 3, July 9, Aug 5, Sept 10, Oct 7, Nov 5, Dec 3

Gabriel’s videos: Freeing the Breath

Most Influential Yoga Teachers

Gabriel Halpern named in Yoga Journal and Sonima

Listen to some samples:

THE INVOCATION
Chanted by Mr. Iyengar


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