Yoga Circle | Celebrating 31 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 31 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.

2016 Holiday Donation Drive


Lakota Circle is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated
to helping Lakota families on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. 30 families with 100 children have been specifically identified and a wish list of stocking stuffers has been created at Amazon. Please consider purchasing from the list, before December 8. When making a purchase from the Amazon list use the Lakota Circle’s Gift Registry Address option for delivery. If you would like a tax-donation letter, email a copy of the receipt to susanhall332@gmail.com and she will send the appropriate document. Afterwards, the gifts you purchase will still find a happy home with the same families. $500 worth of food will also be purchased locally and delivered to these families in need. Donations can be made through www.lakotacircle.org. This is a great opportunity to help these beautiful Lakota children and their families who really struggle each day. These expressions of Love actually make a difference.

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.
$27.50 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 24, Oct 15, Nov 12 & Dec 10
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.

New Weekly
Classes
Golden Years Yoga: MON 3 pm

Functional yoga for healthy aging. A collaboration with Lincoln Park Village.

Level 1-2 for 50+: THUR 5:30 pm

This is a continuing of the Intro for 50+ course – focused on advanced standing and other weight bearing poses, forward bends, backbends and inversions as well as supported poses. See brochure.

Intro for 50+: THUR 7:15 pm

Course in the fundamentals of Iyengar yoga for mature and seasoned bodies. You will learn standing and other weight bearing poses as well as supported poses that increase mobility and strength of the neck, shoulders, and spine and that open the chest for optimal breathing and for mood elevation. See brochure: page 1 | page 2

Events &
Workshops
Yoga Rx: For Anxiety in Troubled Times with Gabriel

YogaView Wilmette

SAT Feb 11: 1 – 4 pm $50  Register Online

With so much uncertainty abut the future, the anxious mind runs away with itself in concern about what will be. Leaving the secure mooring in the here-and-now it seeks to close the gap between now and later. Since it can never do this, it becomes increasingly more worried. Yoga breaks through this self perpetuating cycle by providing guidelines and a structure through which you can feel grounded and secure. Today’s session will begin with a dharma talk on how yoga, mindfulness, and paying attention to what is going on in the moment affords anyone who does this consistently an experience of what it is to be fully alive and at peace with life in the present.

Sharpening the Edge of Practice with Gabriel

YogaView Wilmette

SAT March 11: 1 – 4 pm $50  Register Online

Abhyasa is defined as long, uninterrupted practice, with devotion, over time. Refinement of the coarser aspects of personal practice follows initial attempts in yogic sadhana. Therefore, yoga leads from outer to inner, gross to subtle, external to internal awareness. Finer details, more precise adjustments, and holding poses for longer durations naturally proceed from better sequences and perseverance. Today’s class will focus on how to link the details in a given pose, how to link details within a specific category of poses (such as twists), and how to link poses within a class format. Since a hit and miss practice does not allow health benefits to accumulate, this workshop’s intention is to ignite the fire of aspiration that will make you want to the mat over and over again as a committed life-long practitioner.

Yoga Vacation in Mexico

Feb 25 – March 4, 2017

Take Your Practice To The Next Level with William Prottengeier and Gabriel

Now filled but anyone still interested can be added to waiting list. Open to all levels – at Villas Shanti, a secluded resort south of Cancun, our 31st annual vacation promises to heal and transform. The daily schedule will include vipassana meditation, asana, and pranayama practice. More info


Upcoming
Cancellations

Cancellations due to the holidays:
Coming soon

CLASSES NOW WITH PAYPAL
Intro Classes

New intro class series begin on:
Dec 4, Jan 9, Feb 5, Mar 6, Apr 2, May 1 & Jun 4

Most Influential Yoga Teachers

Gabriel Halpern named in Yoga Journal and Sonima

Listen to some samples:

THE INVOCATION
Chanted by Mr. Iyengar


Watch the video from our 30th Anniversary Celebration.


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