Yoga refers to the traditional physical and mental disciplines originating from India. The word is associated with meditative practices in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, in which the ultimate goal of all activities is zen of the senses. Because we all need a little more balance in our lives. Literally.
Bikram Yoga in the City
As Chicago’s original Bikram studio, Bikram Yoga is taught in a room heated from 105—110 degrees to encourage flexibility, prevent injury and promote detoxification. In 90 minutes, you will work the bare minimum of 292 systems in your body while sweating out the toxins that cause pain and sickness.
219 W Chicago Ave., Chicago
Moksha Yoga Center
With 14 class styles and three levels of instruction, Moksha Yoga Center offers a true interdisciplinary approach that focuses on body alignment and breathing techniques. They also offer speciality classes during pregnancy, acro yoga (combining acrobatics), and candlelight yoga.
700 N Carpenter St, Chicago
In oriental therapy, tsubos are vital points along the energy meridians of the body and when these points are stimulated, they can provide astonishing health benefits. With three different levels for any participant, Vinyasa Yoga emphasizes ashtanga practices that create a continuous flow of breath and movement that heats up the body, cleanses and purifies the system, and ultimately leads us to a lighter, stronger body and a clear mind. Ashtanga II/II begins with the traditional ashtanga primary series, flowing through sun salutations and standing postures, and working up to inversions and challenging balancing poses for the intermediate to advanced student. Gentle Yoga is a restorative class for people looking to get into the sport.
1821 W. Hubbard, Chicago
This new 6,000 square foot location houses two spacious yoga studios offering Power Yoga, Hot Yoga, Hot Power Fusion and Yoga Sculpt. Both studios have state-of-the-art sound systems with the most advanced climate-controlled environment designed to maximize comfort and relaxation.
555 W. Roosevelt, Chicago
Om On the Range Yoga Studio
The Kiely family found their passion to open their own studio while on a yoga retreat in Costa Rica, and the same year on Valentine’s Day, their dream came to life. They teach hot yoga through classes in Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga and Bikram Yoga.
3759 N Ravenswood Ave., Chicago