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
Sept 23, Oct 21 & Nov 4
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.

Starting September 7
New Class
Yoga for Men with David Carpenter

Thursdays 5:30 – 7 pm
Increase flexibility, improve fitness for sports, reduce injuries, enhance prostate health plus train your body and mind. David began yoga to improve his tennis and golf games and to address chronic low back, hip, knee, and shoulder injuries and stress. Yoga has transformed his stiff and battered body into a moderately flexible one and helped him deal with many ailments, including low-grade prostate cancer. See flyer.

Events &
Workshops
An Upanishad Immersion with Gabriel

For Teachers and Serious Students
At Abhaya Yoga in Oak Park   More info

Every Wednesday in October 4, 11, 18 & 25
10 am – 1 pm Cost: $200

Join Master Teacher, Gabriel Halpern for an exploration of select verses from the ancient Hindu text. Students are expected to read the Upanishads, Penguin Edition recommended. Students can expect: Dharma, Mantra, Meditation, Poetry, Asana, Pranayama, Restoration, Dialogue and lots of Lousy Humor. Class is limited to 12 students and will be hosted by Muriel Quinn at Abhaya Yoga in Oak Park.

Intermediate Yoga for Scoliosis Workshop w/ DL

SAT October 14: 1 – 4 pm $55 before Oct 14 – $60 at the door   Register Online

Take your practice deeper in this intermediate level workshop for students with scoliosis. Attempt more difficult standing poses, twisting, back bending and forward bending postures, as well as some breathing techniques. Explore safe headstand and shoulderstand options for an inversion practice appropriate for those with lateral curvature of the spine.

**Suitable for students who have worked with DL for at least 6 months, and have had a spinal assessment.

nancy DL heraty, C-IAYT, teaches Hatha Yoga with emphasis on alignment. She specializes in Yoga Therapeutics for those with specific issues and ailments, specifically scoliosis and back care. DL is a certified Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer, and has recently co-authored Yoga for Scoliosis, a Path for Students and Teachers, now available on her website, yogajourneystotheheart.com.

Manouso Manos

Nov 17 – 19   Register Online
Manouso Manos is one of the most capable and experienced Senior Iyengar teachers in the United States. He began his studies with Sri BKS Iyengar in 1976 and, in 1984, served as chairperson of the First International Iyengar Yoga Convention. After 20+ trips to Pune, India and 42 years of personal practice, his understanding and insights into Iyengar Yoga are transmitted with authenticity and precision. Methodical in his teaching, Manouso develops a strong foundation in the asana, while progressively building refinements in the pose. His sense of humor and sensitivity shine through as his dynamic and challenging teaching style moves you beyond perceived limits.
Cost: $240
Time: SAT 9 am – 1 pm / SUN 9 am – 1 pm
1 year recent Iyengar experience required.
PLUS: FRI Nov 17 — Level 3+ Cost $90
Pranayama 4 – 5 pm & Intermediate Asana 5:30 – 7:30 pm

New Year’s Day Charity Affair

January 1: 2 – 5:30 pm   More info
Yoga In the New Millenium: Bringing Order Out Of Chaos
Begin 2018 with compassion and curiosity. Through a guided restorative yoga practice, recharge and renew while exploring stillness within chaos. Afterwards, enjoy a nourishing meal and learn how you can help YogaCare, a local charity dedicated to catalyzing the spread of yoga in under-resourced communities to promote health.

Yoga Vacation in Cancun, Mexico

Feb 24 – March 3, 2018   More info
With Gabriel Halpern & William Prottengeier
Open to all levels At Villas Shanti, a secluded resort south of Cancun, our 22nd annual vacation promises to heal and transform. The daily schedule will include vipassana meditation, asana, and pranayama practice.


Upcoming
Cancellations

MON Oct 2: 3 pm Golden Years Yoga

Class Cancellations due to Manouso workshop:
SAT Nov 18: 9 & 11 am w/ Todd, 9:30 w/ DL
SUN Nov 19: 10 am w/ Bob & Todd, 10 am w/ Cathy

Studio closed:
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Years Day

Intro Classes

New intro class series begin on:

Aug 6, Sept 11, Oct 1, Nov 6, Dec 3, Jan 8, Feb 4, Mar 5, Apr 1, May 7, June 3 & July 9

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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