Living Yoga Aurora

1222 North Eola Road

Aurora, IL 60502

Ph: (630) 605-3825

Events

October

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Saturday October 4
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shoulders and Chakras with Alie McManus

This special class is specifically designed for those who wish to honor, open and strengthen the shoulders and explore the chakra system. The meaning of the word chakra comes from the Sanskrit word “wheel” and is experienced as an energy center in the body. In this class you will become attuned to the location of the chakras and the effects of opening and moving your energy within your body. You will also explore how to detect and release unconscious holding patterns in your shoulders and throughout your whole body. When you release tension and tightness you will enjoy an increase in flexibility, strength, and energy.

You will use traditional and exploratory breath work, innovative pose variations, meditation, and indiscriminate curiosity and to be guided into the experience of empowerment.

Together we will bring tenderness, loving kindness, and sensitivity to the gross and subtle aspects of the practice. Be ready for the experience of spontaneous joy and increased luminosity!

About Alie McManus
Alie McManus, RYT 500, has studied yoga and meditation for 20 years and has taught for 15. Her passion for yoga has led her to Bali, Thailand, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Greece, and across the United States to study with the world’s foremost teachers and eccentrics. Alie’s primary teacher is Erich Schiffmann, and she has learned from Barbara Benagh, Patricia Sullivan and Angela Farmer. Alie has taught all of the US and recently returned from her first retreat to India. Chicago is Alie’s home and she teaches at Moksha and Yogaview. Alie shares her love of yoga wherever she goes, whether at home or on her continued travels around the world.

For more information and to order Alie’s DVD, Freedom Yoga in Millennium Park, go to www.aliemcmanus.com

Cost: Pre-register and paid by September 30 $35/$50 thereafter

Sundays October 5, 12, 19, 26 & November 2 & 9
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Fundamentals of Yoga 6-Week Series with Meggan Riley

This introductory 6-week beginners series is perfect if you are new to yoga, want to deepen your beginner practice, or for those returning to the mat with a need to refresh on the fundamentals.

Each session will include a concentrated theme, lecture and a physical practice. Students will learn basic poses, safe alignment, breathing techniques, and more.

Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions, take notes and fully interact with the group and Meggan.

Cost: Pre-register and paid by September 30 $90/$100 thereafter

Sundays October 5, 12, 19 & 26
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

YogaKids (Ages 6-10 yrs) with Karin Decicco

Introducing a kids yoga program taught by Karin DeCicco that focuses on the whole child; intertwining the physical postures of yoga with fun and interactive games, crafts, music, dancing, and more! We will provide an atmosphere that encourages creativity and confidence while also teaching the importance of breathing, relaxation, and listening to your inner "self."

Sign up today and give your child the opportunity to move their bodies, have fun, and meet new friends in a non-competitive and joyful environment!

Karin DeCicco, RYT 200 registered with the Yoga Alliance, has been practicing yoga since 2000. She graduated from her first teacher training program in 2010 and received further certification in Prenatal Yoga in 2011 after becoming pregnant with her son. Karin just finished her YogaKids Foundations Training with YogaKids International, and is currently pursuing her year-long YogaKids Advanced Certification. Her teaching style emphasizes breath synchronized movement and body awareness in a fun and invigorating environment. Her passion is to revitalize the bodies and minds of her students, reminding them that finding our inner joy and happiness is what we are all here to do. Karin's mission in teaching yoga to kids is to spread the joyful and heart opening nature of yoga to children of all ages so that they learn to nurture, honor, and love each other and themselves. Her evolution from yoga student, to yoga teacher, to mother has all been part of her journey in passionately working with expectant mothers, families, and children!"

Cost: Pre-register and paid by September 30 $60/$70 thereafter

Sundays October 5, 12, 19, 26 & November 2 & 9
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Prenatal Yoga 6-Wk Series with Karin Decicco

All pregnancies are different... as different as you and the babies you're carrying. At Living Yoga, we're proud to offer a Prenatal Yoga experience that is unique to your individual needs, while giving you a chance to move dynamically and stay healthy.

This series is a safe and gentle approach for women in all trimesters of pregnancy. Class will begin with breath work and connecting with your babies, and then will lead into a gentle flow designed to teach proper body alignment and to create space and balance in your body. You will gain strength and flexibility, while quieting the mind and preparing your body for labor and birth. Props are provided to modify and enhance your experience

A deep relaxation will complete each class, leaving you more connected with your baby and yourself. This is also a wonderful way to connect with other women going through the beautiful experience of pregnancy.

No prior Yoga experience necessary. Please pre-register. Class is capped at 12 women.

Cost: Pre-register and paid by September 30 $90/$100 thereafter

Saturday October 18
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Refine and Align Your Practice with Claudine Beeson

Need a refresher? Has it been years since your last yoga class? Only done yoga DVDs but never attended an actual class? Needing are view on the fundamentals of yoga? Have you ever asked yourself during a class Am I doing this right?

If you answered YES to any of the above than this workshop is for you!

In this workshop style class we will deconstruct many of the more common yoga postures and from the ground up, realign the body correctly in each pose. Discover techniques to more easily transition from one pose to another in a vinyasa practice and learn to incorporate the breath into the posture.

Come with yoga poses that you might be struggling with or that you want to learn more about. We'll end as all good things should, in a nice long savasana as you transition into your weekend.

No experience necessary. All levels welcome.

Cost: Pre-register and paid by October 13 $25/$35 thereafter

Saturday October 25
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Gong Bath with Marian Kraus

Join Marian Kraus for a healing gong and singing bowl meditation. The sonic, vibrational and mystical characteristics of his large gongs and Himalayan singing bowls will energize and quiet the mind & body simultaneously.

The Gong is one of man’s oldest therapeutic instruments, and is used in yoga, sound meditation, and vibrational therapy from the distant past to present. The Gong is an ideal tool for stress reduction, stimulation of the glandular system, and as a facilitator to break up emotional blockages.

Participants relax and soak in the sound vibration as the gongs resonate all cells of the body. The healing, meditative, spiritual and transformational experience is a psycho-acoustic gateway to raise an individuals’ vibratory frequency and to reach higher states of awareness. The instruments facilitate a change in one’s nature of being and potentially restore an intrinsic state of inner balance.

Gongs embody the universal sound and basic chordal structure of the eternal OM, and during this sound bath, you will experience gongs being played in a uniquely rhythmic, melodic and pleasing fashion.

Experience this powerful entry point for shifting and heightening your consciousness.

Marian gives a brief description and history of the gong and the intention that drives his sound immersions at each of his performances. This event is geared toward giving the participants a chance to meditate with the instruments providing an energetic and relaxing sonic back drop. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow and blanket to cover up. There will be no yoga class.

Experience sound therapy healing at its finest and join the growing number of people who enjoy having very unique and remarkable experiences during Marian’s performances.

Cost: Pre-register and paid by October 20 $25/$35 thereafter

Event Policy

To register for an event, please call or email to reserve your space. Events subject to cancellation if sign-ups do not meet minimum number of required attendees. Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to attend a workshop you have pre-registered for to receive a full refund.