Hoop Yoga Party Kick-Off
Jun
6
to Oct 6

Hoop Yoga Party Kick-Off

Hoops and Yoga Preview for Summer Class Series.

We provide Hoops

Drop yourself into your personal universe, find your center and grounding.

Your core will provide the rhythm.

Techniques accessible to all.

Limited Number of Places

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Full Moon Goddess Gathering
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Full Moon Goddess Gathering

The Divine Feminine in each of us is the energy of our creativity and desire. It calls us toward community and collaboration and invites us to imagine and bring forth what is next.

In this Goddess Gathering, we will awaken and celebrate our Divine Feminine energy with movement and breath work. We’ll also practice self-reflection and creative journaling, harnessing the energy of the full Hunter’s Moon to bring ideas, projects, and self-transformations to life. Jill will give Goddess oracle card readings to those who are interested, for additional insight and support. A moon bath will energize and seal in our intentions for the next phase.

$30 online pre-registration

$35 at the door

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Yoga for the Digestive System Practice
Oct
19
4:00 PM16:00

Yoga for the Digestive System Practice

Fall is a time for harvest and is the perfect time to reawaken the body through natural nourishing practices. Support your body’s natural systems by mindfully choosing healthy foods that aid digestion. In this workshop, we will explore connections between yoga and nutrition as they relate to detoxifying the body and healthy digestion. We will practice common yoga postures with an added attention to alignment and breath to develop and/or strengthen the mind-body connection. Although we will be practicing ancient and well-known postures, come to class with an open mind to explore. 

  • Focus is: Physical Digestive Process

    • How breathing relates to the organs in the various Asanas.

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Special Halloween Yoga
Oct
29
4:15 PM16:15

Special Halloween Yoga

Kids and costumes Welcome.. Join us for this special event where Yoga meets Halloween!! We can fly like ghosts and witches and cast calming spells for our minds and bodies!

Kids under 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult 18 and over. Waiver forms will be available for each child along with a special Halloween treat :)

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Boost Your Immunity with Abhyanga
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Boost Your Immunity with Abhyanga

Short days, cold nights, and busy social calendars can feel more exhausting than celebratory without self-care in the mix. Learn to harness the energy of the season with the ancient Ayurvedic practices of abhyanga (self-massage) and dry brushing. These simple yet vital practices will energize your mornings and help you unwind for deep, restful sleep at night. Plus, supercharge your immune system and give skin a radiant glow - be vibrant from the inside out.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to do abhyanga and dry brushing, and make massage oil customized for your dosha (body constitution) to take home. We'll finish with restorative yoga to leave you feeling grounded, nourished, and ready to embrace the season.

$40 online pre-registration

$50 at the door

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Malas & Mantras
Dec
7
2:00 PM14:00

Malas & Mantras

A mala is a strand of beads used in a practice called japa mala - the repeating of a mantra, or personal prayer, 108 times in daily meditation. This practice serves to calm and focus the mind, while imbuing the practitioner and the mala with the energy and power of the mantra.

In this workshop, you’ll make your own mala bracelet and learn how to use this tool of self-discovery. You’ll learn the different intentions and powers of various mantras and how to select the type of stone beads to amplify the power of your prayer. Whether you are navigating life transitions, challenging experiences, or are on a personal growth journey, japa mala will help you tap into the power of your own intuition.

$50 online pre-registration, $60 at the door

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Harvest SATSANG:
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Harvest SATSANG:

Fall is a time for harvest and is the perfect time to reawaken the body through natural nourishing practices. Support your body’s natural systems by mindfully choosing healthy foods that aid digestion

Our special Che,f, Tom is a precious member of our community through his wife Hayley Flott, teacher and graduate of Essencia.

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Equinox Pranayama, Meditation & Restoration
Sep
21
11:30 AM11:30

Equinox Pranayama, Meditation & Restoration

Pausing together to acknowledge the shifts happening around and participate in a reflective practice of combining a few gentle movements, with breath and mantra. Slow down further with the quiet observation of stillness. The powerful work initiated with voice through Chant, will also bring our practice to a close, allowing the moments after for personal reflection and journal.

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Connect, Create & Release
Sep
14
11:30 AM11:30

Connect, Create & Release

Full moon is a time to pull weeds—a time to release the things that no longer serve us.

Papers, Markers, Breath-work, Movement, Chant, Meditation

As the moon brims with the sun’s energy, we offer her the things we would like her to take with her as she starts to wane over the next weeks, emptying out baggage to move toward a new moon.

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Tarpana Ancestral Healing
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Tarpana Ancestral Healing

“Without realizing it, we often carry the ancestors on our backs; their memory patterns deeply embedded within our vital tissues and cells.
We continually re-enact patterns that originate in the history and memory of our family lines. When we do not recognize ancestral traumas we are likely to ferry them into every aspect of our lives.”
- Maya Tiwari

In the Vedic tradition, tarpana is the practice of honoring one’s ancestors who have passed. We connect to generations past by expressing gratitude for their gifts, working through resentment or grief, and making offerings of forgiveness and love.

By honoring our ancestors, we are able release their pain and move forward in our own lives in peace and freedom.

Please bring photographs of family members with whom you would like to connect, a small gift to offer them (such as a favorite food or object), paper/notebook, and a pen.

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Breath Series: Learning from our “Best Teacher” The Breath
Aug
27
11:00 AM11:00

Breath Series: Learning from our “Best Teacher” The Breath

Workshop on breathing practices in Yoga.

These Workshops are not necessarily sequential, but are most effective in getting the full practice and exploration of the breath.

Pranayama, like yoga, is best understood through practice, versus the study of theory. It is best approached with gradually introduced exercises from simple to complex. . The eight limbs of yoga as written by Patanjali, Pranayama evolves from the practice of asana, while building toward meditation. One of the important aspects of asana practice is awareness of the breath and following it. This class will attempt to develop that awareness using both asana and mudra so that by viewing and feeling the breath one understands the actual breath. This will aid in transitioning the focus from the outward practice to the inner practice.

We try to improve breathing patterns by strengthening the muscles that allow easier breathing while loosening muscles that constrict the breath. This will lead to an understanding of how the breath moves in the body, how it changes, how it can be guided, and especially how limited our breathing may be, often using less than our full lung capacity. In fact, we often “work too hard” resulting in breathing less rather than more, while using a great deal of effort.

These classes are an attempt to “unfold the breath” from a mental conception into an understanding of the breath and then evolving into Pranayama practice leading toward meditation.

$40/class for Essencia Yoga Members

$80/class for Non-Members

Pre-Registration Required

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Third Saturday Social 6 YEAR Anniversary SPECIAL
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Third Saturday Social 6 YEAR Anniversary SPECIAL

LET'S CELEBRATE Together!  

We are grateful for every time we gather and enrich one another's lives in so many ways.  

Please join in for this special evening of growing as individuals and as a community.  

Bring a favorite dish, if you would like, or come as you are.  We cant wait to share in this time together.  

Self awareness is our capacity to stand apart from ourselves and examine our thinking, our motives, our history, our scripts, our actions, and our habits and tendencies.     
— Stephen Covey
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Svādhyāya

Self awareness is our capacity to stand apart from ourselves and examine our thinking, our motives, our history, our scripts, our actions, and our habits and tendencies.

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Monthly AcroYoga Class
Jul
6
3:00 PM15:00

Monthly AcroYoga Class

Class Breakdown:

-Each class will start with yoga and movement to warm up and increase blood flow thru the body, as well as core and strength exercises to activate the muscles.

-we will flow into partner/group exercises to get calibrated with our fellow practitioners and work on breaking down barriers of doubt and uncertainty and build foundations of trust while expanding comfort zones.

-explanation on the theory of the classes acroyoga postures and the roles of the base, flyer and spotter

-we will move into AYfit (acroyoga fitness) to develop strength and coordination in safe partner exercises to understand the feel of inversions and finding strength with a new physical foundation to ground into.

-next we will move into our first main pose of the class, and work with progressions and variations, for individuals with injuries, and work to get to our APEX pose with ease and comfort.

-repeat for two to three more acroyoga posture.

-towards the end of class or at the 3 quarters mark depending on the energy level and endurance of the practitioners, we will move into therapeutics to decompress the spine and muscles, eventually moving into stretching for a deeper cooldown.

-closing circle, experience share.

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Monthly AcroYoga Class & Jam
Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

Monthly AcroYoga Class & Jam

Class Breakdown:

-Each class will start with yoga and movement to warm up and increase blood flow thru the body, as well as core and strength exercises to activate the muscles.

-we will flow into partner/group exercises to get calibrated with our fellow practitioners and work on breaking down barriers of doubt and uncertainty and build foundations of trust while expanding comfort zones.

-explanation on the theory of the classes acroyoga postures and the roles of the base, flyer and spotter

-we will move into AYfit (acroyoga fitness) to develop strength and coordination in safe partner exercises to understand the feel of inversions and finding strength with a new physical foundation to ground into.

-next we will move into our first main pose of the class, and work with progressions and variations, for individuals with injuries, and work to get to our APEX pose with ease and comfort.

-repeat for two to three more acroyoga posture.

-towards the end of class or at the 3 quarters mark depending on the energy level and endurance of the practitioners, we will move into therapeutics to decompress the spine and muscles, eventually moving into stretching for a deeper cooldown.

-closing circle, experience share.

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Yoga for the Digestive System
May
25
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga for the Digestive System

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Spring is a time for renewal/rebirth and is the perfect time to reawaken the body through natural cleansing practices. Support your body’s natural detoxification system by mindfully choosing healthy foods that aid digestion. In this workshop, we will explore connections between yoga and nutrition as they relate to detoxifying the body and healthy digestion. We will practice common yoga postures with an added attention to alignment and breath to develop and/or strengthen the mind-body connection. Although we will be practicing ancient and well-known postures, come to class with an open mind to explore. 

  • Focus is: Physical Digestive Process

    • How breathing relates to the organs in the various Asanas.

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Monthly AcroYoga Class & Jam
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Monthly AcroYoga Class & Jam

Class Breakdown:

-Each class will start with yoga and movement to warm up and increase blood flow thru the body, as well as core and strength exercises to activate the muscles.

-we will flow into partner/group exercises to get calibrated with our fellow practitioners and work on breaking down barriers of doubt and uncertainty and build foundations of trust while expanding comfort zones.

-explanation on the theory of the classes acroyoga postures and the roles of the base, flyer and spotter

-we will move into AYfit (acroyoga fitness) to develop strength and coordination in safe partner exercises to understand the feel of inversions and finding strength with a new physical foundation to ground into.

-next we will move into our first main pose of the class, and work with progressions and variations, for individuals with injuries, and work to get to our APEX pose with ease and comfort.

-repeat for two to three more acroyoga posture.

-towards the end of class or at the 3 quarters mark depending on the energy level and endurance of the practitioners, we will move into therapeutics to decompress the spine and muscles, eventually moving into stretching for a deeper cooldown.

-closing circle, experience share.

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Fragrance + Narrative + Breath-Work
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Fragrance + Narrative + Breath-Work

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This elegant collaboration of THREE: gathered to explore the power of uniting in one effort for the common good of all.

Each of the three, bringing their area of expertise to the table, for a One-of-a-kind venture. It is an experiment in taking proven methods of connecting to our highest level of consciousness, and through listening, expressing, being present with heartfelt words;  written, spoken, tasted and smelled, we hope to birth forth a fresh, rare, luxurious experience.

Highlights of the Session:

2:00pm: Breath-Work Meditation

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Warm Welcome, Introductions where you will be lead through a lovely contemplative breathing practice that will open up your heart to listen deeply. 

We will awaken to the moment while connecting to our senses and experience the child within us.

The experiences of life have brought you to this particular place, at this particular juncture in time.

 

2:15 Grand Tour of the Fragrances

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 Bambi will inspire us with sharing how she will walk us through the curation of our own personal perfume.  She will offer up a bouquet of fragrances and invite you to observe, even reflect on what occurs within you.

BAMBI will speak briefly about how perfume is curated first with inspiration...words supporting what inspires you, what feelings you are trying to convey, how you’d like to feel.

 

3:00  Personal Narrative Journey

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Record what has been stirred up and gathered from our time of meditation, open channels of breath, combined with mindfully blended aromas.

Tania will prompt us to witness these reflections in the light of one another’s presence.

We will witness a collective rising of intention that will inspire us as we move toward manifesting our personal expression at it’s essence, in the form of a perfume.



 

3:30 Personalized Curation Process

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Each one of us will take our personal seed, in the form of a word, phrase or mantra, and reveal it’s “companion aroma” as our own custom-made perfume.

This divine process of discovery will unfold as we gather around and solidify our intention through a closing meditation.

speaking forth our written word  and experiencing the inspired aromas.

This unifying moment, catalyzes growth within each person, as it collectively empowers us to break new ground as individuals in our life purpose and as a whole, toward the greater common good of our Chicagoland Home.

 

4:45 Closing Thoughts & Refreshments

These culminating moments of connection will be experienced together as we celebrate the gift of life through the union of the following three components: breath, fragrance, and personal narrative. 

You will be taking with you a “theme,” sealed with your personalized reminder of the higher purpose of your life: a sample of your fragrance: to see your intention through.

4:55pm Closing Meditation & Blessing

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Yoga for the Digestive System
May
11
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga for the Digestive System

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Spring is a time for renewal/rebirth and is the perfect time to reawaken the body through natural cleansing practices. Support your body’s natural detoxification system by mindfully choosing healthy foods that aid digestion. In this workshop, we will explore connections between yoga and nutrition as they relate to detoxifying the body and healthy digestion. We will practice common yoga postures with an added attention to alignment and breath to develop and/or strengthen the mind-body connection. Although we will be practicing ancient and well-known postures, come to class with an open mind to explore. 

  • Focus is: Physical Digestive Process

    • How breathing relates to the organs in the various Asanas.

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Day Retreat
Apr
24
8:45 AM08:45

Day Retreat

General Outline of the Day
8:45 am    Meet at Tau Center, get settled into private rooms
9:00 am    Opening Group Session: reflection, setting a personal intention, group sharing, presentation by Sr. Glenna and guided meditation
10:30am    Personal Time
11:30 am    Group Silent Meditation, led by Sr. Glenna – optional
12:00 pm   Lunch (we can pot luck or decide ahead of time to order in)
1:00 pm    Personal Time

1:30 pm    Walking Meditation, led by Sr. Glenna - optional (outdoors, weather permitting) more info about outdoor options is attached
3:00 pm    Closing Group Session: Group sharing of insights and learnings from the day;
Closing reflection
3:30 pm End


Other Helpful Information
- Please dress comfortably and casually…especially if you wish to walk outside, dress for the weather.
- Hot beverages and filtered water are available. Please bring your own lunch or group catering, snacks and beverages. A kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave is available for your use.
- Materials and handouts will be provided, however feel free to bring your own journals, books, art supplies, or anything else that will help you in your retreat and personal reflection time.

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Third Saturday Social - April - The Ayurvedic Clock with Jill
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Third Saturday Social - April - The Ayurvedic Clock with Jill

Last Time with Jill we covered why some people inherently joyous, while others carry the weight of the world on their shoulders? Modern genetics offers some insight, but what about the characteristics and idiosyncrasies that make every person unique? Ayurveda answers all of these questions with the Three Doshas: VataPitta, and Kapha.

The doshas are biological energies found throughout the human body and mind. They govern all physical and mental processes and provide every living being with an individual blueprint for health and fulfillment.

The doshas derive from the Five Elements and their related properties. 

  • Vata is composed of Space and Air, 

  • Pitta of Fire and Water, and 

  • Kapha of Earth and Water.

Taken from Ayurveda 101

Jill will be giving us a bird’s eye view on what will be happening in the 12 week Special Series starting in March, guiding us through 10 habits of building health in all major areas of our life.

  1. Take a test and get to know what Dosha you are

  2. Be-friend your Dosha

  3. understand what helps you and what depletes you

  4. gain tools to use in day to day life that will keep you in harmony.

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Yoga for the Digestive System
Apr
13
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga for the Digestive System

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Spring is a time for renewal/rebirth and is the perfect time to reawaken the body through natural cleansing practices. Support your body’s natural detoxification system by mindfully choosing healthy foods that aid digestion. In this workshop, we will explore connections between yoga and nutrition as they relate to detoxifying the body and healthy digestion. We will practice common yoga postures with an added attention to alignment and breath to develop and/or strengthen the mind-body connection. Although we will be practicing ancient and well-known postures, come to class with an open mind to explore. 

  • March 30th:

    • Focus is: Physical Digestive Process

      • How breathing relates and much more.

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Yoga for the Digestive System
Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga for the Digestive System

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Spring is a time for renewal/rebirth and is the perfect time to reawaken the body through natural cleansing practices. Support your body’s natural detoxification system by mindfully choosing healthy foods that aid digestion. In this workshop, we will explore connections between yoga and nutrition as they relate to detoxifying the body and healthy digestion. We will practice common yoga postures with an added attention to alignment and breath to develop and/or strengthen the mind-body connection. Although we will be practicing ancient and well-known postures, come to class with an open mind to explore. 

  • March 30th:

    • Focus is: Physical Digestive Process

      • How breathing relates and much more.

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Teaching Private Yoga
Feb
19
12:30 PM12:30

Teaching Private Yoga

In this workshop teachers will learn how to plan and teach a private yoga session. Private yoga sessions are an invaluable experience for students to deepen their practice and receive important feedback. Teachers are able to apply their specialties and use their knowledge to a fuller extent than a class setting. The central focus is to understand correct structuring of privates and how teaching a private differs from a class setting. Participants will have the opportunity to create a partial private, demonstrate and receive feedback in class. The goal is for every teacher to walk away feeling confident working one on one with a student.

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Third Saturday Social - February
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Third Saturday Social - February

Please Join us for an evening of fun Watching a movie together.

Moment in Yoga

A prominent New York-based photographer with five decades of experience and a portfolio studded with shots for the New York Times Sunday MagazineFortuneTimeLife, and Vanity Fair, Michael O’Neill had done portraits of everyone from J Lo to Richard Nixon when the idea to do a series of yogis occurred to him.

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AcroYoga
Feb
16
12:00 PM12:00

AcroYoga

Class Breakdown:

-Each class will start with yoga and movement to warm up and increase blood flow thru the body, as well as core and strength exercises to activate the muscles.

-we will flow into partner/group exercises to get calibrated with our fellow practitioners and work on breaking down barriers of doubt and uncertainty and build foundations of trust while expanding comfort zones.

-explanation on the theory of the classes acroyoga postures and the roles of the base, flyer and spotter

-we will move into AYfit (acroyoga fitness) to develop strength and coordination in safe partner exercises to understand the feel of inversions and finding strength with a new physical foundation to ground into.

-next we will move into our first main pose of the class, and work with progressions and variations, for individuals with injuries, and work to get to our APEX pose with ease and comfort.

-repeat for two to three more acroyoga posture.

-towards the end of class or at the 3 quarters mark depending on the energy level and endurance of the practitioners, we will move into therapeutics to decompress the spine and muscles, eventually moving into stretching for a deeper cooldown.

-closing circle, experience share.

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Hearts Wide Open
Feb
9
2:00 PM14:00

Hearts Wide Open

Let go of fear and embrace love as you tap into the powerful energy of your heart chakra.

The heart chakra is the center of love, the balance point between body and spirit, and the seat of your True Self. Its sanskrit name anahata means "unhurt", meaning that beneath any layers of past pain or heartache, you are innately a whole and compassionate being. In this workshop, you will peel back the layers to allow your bright loving Self to shine through.

Jill will lead you through a guided meditation and passionate asana practice filled with energizing backbends as well as introspective forward folds, opening your heart to more readily give and receive love. You will learn the "symptoms" of an over- or under-active heart chakra and how to balance your energy with pranayama.

This workshop is open to all levels - all you need is your authentic and beautiful heart.

Drop-in: $35

Early-Bird Registration: $25

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AcroYoga
Feb
2
12:00 PM12:00

AcroYoga

Class Breakdown:

-Each class will start with yoga and movement to warm up and increase blood flow thru the body, as well as core and strength exercises to activate the muscles.

-we will flow into partner/group exercises to get calibrated with our fellow practitioners and work on breaking down barriers of doubt and uncertainty and build foundations of trust while expanding comfort zones.

-explanation on the theory of the classes acroyoga postures and the roles of the base, flyer and spotter

-we will move into AYfit (acroyoga fitness) to develop strength and coordination in safe partner exercises to understand the feel of inversions and finding strength with a new physical foundation to ground into.

-next we will move into our first main pose of the class, and work with progressions and variations, for individuals with injuries, and work to get to our APEX pose with ease and comfort.

-repeat for two to three more acroyoga posture.

-towards the end of class or at the 3 quarters mark depending on the energy level and endurance of the practitioners, we will move into therapeutics to decompress the spine and muscles, eventually moving into stretching for a deeper cooldown.

-closing circle, experience share.

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Breath Series: Exploring Union with the Breath
Jan
29
12:30 PM12:30

Breath Series: Exploring Union with the Breath

Pranayama, like yoga, is best understood through practice, versus the study of theory. It is best approached with gradually introduced exercises from simple to complex. . The eight limbs of yoga as written by Patanjali, Pranayama evolves from the practice of asana, while building toward meditation. One of the important aspects of asana practice is awareness of the breath and following it. This class will attempt to develop that awareness using both asana and mudra so that by viewing and feeling the breath one understands the actual breath. This will aid in transitioning the focus from the outward practice to the inner practice.

We try to improve breathing patterns by strengthening the muscles that allow easier breathing while loosening muscles that constrict the breath. This will lead to an understanding of how the breath moves in the body, how it changes, how it can be guided, and especially how limited our breathing may be, often using less than our full lung capacity. In fact, we often “work too hard” resulting in breathing less rather than more, while using a great deal of effort.

These classes are an attempt to “unfold the breath” from a mental conception into an understanding of the breath and then evolving into Pranayama practice leading toward meditation.

$20/class for Essencia Yoga Members

$40/class for Non-Members

Pre-Registration Required

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Gong Bath and Singing Bowl Meditation
Jan
26
6:30 PM18:30

Gong Bath and Singing Bowl Meditation

Join Essencia Yoga for an evening of powerfully transformational healing gong and singing bowl meditation, a.k.a. gong bath with Marian Kraus, among the finest sound therapy work in the greater Chicago area. The sound immersion generated by the vibrational and mystical characteristics of Marian’s three large gongs, four Burmese whirling gongs (KeeZees), set of harmonic tuning forks, the Ocean Drum and several authentic Himalayan singing bowls will energize and quiet your mind & body simultaneously in a unique and unforgettable fashion.

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Breath Series: Witnessing the Miracle of Breath
Jan
22
to Feb 5

Breath Series: Witnessing the Miracle of Breath

Learn breathing techniques proven to relieve stress and improve mood and mental focus. These benefits have been enjoyed by thousands of adults and children worldwide, health-care practitioners, yoga teachers, military veterans, and individuals with PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADD, cancer, and other medical conditions. Many people who have practiced these techniques say they have been transformed, and that they never would have imagined something so simple could be so powerful and helpful.

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Pranayama, like yoga, is best understood through practice, versus the study of theory. It is best approached with gradually introduced exercises from simple to complex. . The eight limbs of yoga as written by Patanjali, Pranayama evolves from the practice of asana, while building toward meditation. One of the important aspects of asana practice is awareness of the breath and following it. This class will attempt to develop that awareness using both asana and mudra so that by viewing and feeling the breath one understands the actual breath. This will aid in transitioning the focus from the outward practice to the inner practice.

We try to improve breathing patterns by strengthening the muscles that allow easier breathing while loosening muscles that constrict the breath. This will lead to an understanding of how the breath moves in the body, how it changes, how it can be guided, and especially how limited our breathing may be, often using less than our full lung capacity. In fact, we often “work too hard” resulting in breathing less rather than more, while using a great deal of effort.

These classes are an attempt to “unfold the breath” from a mental conception into an understanding of the breath and then evolving into Pranayama practice leading toward meditation.

$20/class for Essencia Yoga Members

$40/class for Non-Members

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New Year Special Acro Yoga in January
Jan
5
12:00 PM12:00

New Year Special Acro Yoga in January

Class Breakdown:

-Each class will start with yoga and movement to warm up and increase blood flow thru the body, as well as core and strength exercises to activate the muscles.

-we will flow into partner/group exercises to get calibrated with our fellow practitioners and work on breaking down barriers of doubt and uncertainty and build foundations of trust while expanding comfort zones.

-explanation on the theory of the classes acroyoga postures and the roles of the base, flyer and spotter

-we will move into AYfit (acroyoga fitness) to develop strength and coordination in safe partner exercises to understand the feel of inversions and finding strength with a new physical foundation to ground into.

-next we will move into our first main pose of the class, and work with progressions and variations, for individuals with injuries, and work to get to our APEX pose with ease and comfort.

-repeat for two to three more acroyoga posture.

-towards the end of class or at the 3 quarters mark depending on the energy level and endurance of the practitioners, we will move into therapeutics to decompress the spine and muscles, eventually moving into stretching for a deeper cooldown.

-closing circle, experience share.

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New Years:  Master Class
Jan
1
6:00 PM18:00

New Years: Master Class

The theme of this class will revolve around new beginnings. There will be something for everyone.  We will need to be open to see our own blockages and  judgments and then the potential of having each challenge uncover the potential for growth through healing that comes from being empowered to see. And then from seeing, we breathe, and then from breathing we are able to behold the “Source” of breath … the Divine. While engaging in this union, we come away with clarity, love and deepened peace.”

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