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Written by Carri Uranga

June 2, 2016

Best Chicago Yoga

There’s lots to love about The Windy City – great food, Lake Michigan, endless summer events and lots of Yoga and FREE Yoga at that!
Here’s a breakdown of the Best Chicago Yoga. Remember, New Student Specials need to be purchased on your first visit to the studio!

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Barefeet Power Yoga – $30 30 Days Unlimited Yoga

This just might be the best deal in the city! This small neighborhood studio has only one room, but is loaded with classes that are as creative and lively as their names like “Turn it Up Dog”, “Rock your Core” and “Shut Up and Flow”. Watch for the weekly Power Up workshop style class and monthly O(hm)MG Flow both led by powerhouse Ali Wadsworth. This advanced vinyasa practice will inspire your flow and get you out of your comfort zone. Check out their FREE outdoor yoga class every Saturday morning from 8-9am through Sept 24!
1006 W Monroe St, Chicago 60654 (312)624.8068

Yoga Six – $49 30 Days Unlimited Yoga

This boutique chain is often called a “yoga spa” with it’s crisp, clean look and pristine urban environment. Classes are alignment based, safe and an excellent place for beginners. No gimmicks, just solid classic yoga led by seasoned instructors like Jenna Reddington and Monica Bright. Balance your practice or nurse any injuries in their signature Deep Stretch class. If you’re looking to torch calories, start your day with Bootcamp – a non-stop hour of cardio, strength and stability building exercises to compliment your yoga practice. The studio name is derived from the six results you get from daily practice – leaner, calmer, stronger, braver, further and clearer.
For a limited time, if you’re new to the studio, you get a completely FREE WEEK!
Find Carri at South Loop 1136 S Delano Court, Suite E-204 (312)583.0161

Yogaview – $39 2 Weeks Unlimited Yoga

This big, beautiful converted warehouse space boasts 3 gorgeous studios and a plethora of international teachers hosting workshops and training’s. Maty Ezraty was recently here while Tim Miller and Jason Crandell will make appearances in the fall. The daily schedule is just as full with traditional Mysore, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative plus it’s one of the few places in the Chicago where you can do Bowspring, a primal practice focusing on the natural curves of the body. You just have to try it! 2211 N Elston Ste 200 Chicago 60614 (773)342.9642

Core Power Yoga – 1 FREE WEEK!

With over 150 studios nationwide this busy chain has developed a name for hot, sweaty fun where you can “work every muscle and every emotion”. If you’re new to yoga try the C1 class to break it all down before flowing in C2, flying in C3 or pumping it up in Yoga Sculpt that is less yoga and more sculpt. 15 Chicago locations.

Zen Yoga Garage – 1 FREE WEEK!

Chicago loves it’s FREE hot yoga! Push your limits in Buddha Yoga Burn, Zen Yoga Barre or calm your mind with Yoga Nidra then Zen, Vin, Yin & Vino! This workout and wellness facility boasts something for everyone including the kids. You can even take in a relaxing massage after sweating it out. Of course showers and everything you need afterwards is all there for your convenience. 1845 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 60647 (773)227.7748

Nature Yoga – $89 10 classes

Small well established studio in the heart of trendy Wicker Park neighborhood.
Classes range from Hatha to Anusara-inspired and Vinyasa. There’s even Daoist Meditation once a week.
2021 W Division St. Chicago 60622 (773)227.5720

Shambhala Meditation Center – Donation Based Membership

This hidden gem is a must if you’re looking for complete serenity. Whether you’re a practicing Buddhist, new to meditation or simply looking for a way to calm your mind from the every day hustle, Shambhala makes it all possible. Based on the principles of Sakyong Mipham, the Shambhala lineage seeks to create an enlightened society in everyday life. Open houses are FREE on Sundays and Tuesday evenings where you can enjoy seated and walking meditation followed by an informal and stimulating discussion. 37 N Carpenter Chicago 60607 (773)743.8147

More to come in the fall – Chicago Yoga Lab, OhmCulture, Moksha, Yoga Loft and many more!
Got a favorite Yoga studio in Chicago? Let us know below!

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  1. Haydee Souffrant

    For those that live on the North Side of Chicago, Centered Studios is a great spot off the Morse red line stop that features a ton of family, meditative and offers holistic healing services. Not only is the first class free, but the rates are really affordable!

  2. Tracey

    This is the exact information that I was looking for. Thank you for sharing your expertise!

  3. Kitewest Team

    I LOVE THIS! Thank you for articulating so wonderfully the realities of a yoga life and career.


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