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
Jan 6, Feb 3 & Mar 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.


Watch the video from our 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Events &
Workshops
Reflections on the Yogas Sutras

For Teachers and Serious Students
At Abhaya Yoga in Oak Park   More info
Four Wednesdays: Jan 10, 17, 24 & 31
10 am – 1 pm Cost: $225
Join Master Teacher, Gabriel Halpern for an exploration of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. This four week course delves into the most famous classical treatise on the understanding of mind and consciousness. Using both BKS Iyengar’s Core of the Yoga Sutras and Edwin Bryant’s the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, we will explore through discussion, questioning, and thoughtful personal sharing, an overview of one of the deepest books on yoga philosophy. Asana practice will follow to ground too much headiness of the intellectual approach! Class is limited to 12 students and will be hosted by Muriel Quinn at Abhaya Yoga in Oak Park.

Yoga & Fascia

Register Online
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.

SAT Feb 10: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
SUN Feb 11: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
SAT Feb 17: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
SUN Feb 18: 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Cost: $25 each 2-hour class

New students and yoga practitioners welcome.

Donatella Santoro is a 500-hour CYT (Certified Yoga Teacher), and Yoga for Scoliosis trainer. Donatella turned to yoga in 2003 to treat a painful condition caused by the fusion of two cervical vertebrae. After her first session with Gabriel Halpern she walked out the studio with the firm belief that pain, weakness and limited mobility could be defeated by working with, instead of against, the body.

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.

Pranayama Intensive

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FRI March 9: 12 – 4 pm $60
Pranayama is the fourth limb of ashtanga yoga and the next step in practice after asana. Learn sequences to restore and prepare the nerves for in-depth and subtle work with your own life force. Topics covered will be supine and seated techniques, mudras, bandhas, ratio breathings, and digital control.
Taught by Gabriel Halpern, Yoga Circle Director, who has been practicing pranayama for over 40 years. This is an opportunity to jump start your home practice, or quantum leap yourself into another dimension of illumination and spiritual depth.


Upcoming
Cancellations

THUR Feb 15: Gentle class
THUR Feb 22: Gentle class
TUES Feb 27: Gentle class
THUR March 1: Gentle class

Intro Classes

New intro class series begin on:

Jan 8, Feb 4, Mar 5, Apr 1, May 7, June 3 & July 9

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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