Living Yoga Aurora

1222 North Eola Road

Aurora, IL 60502

Ph: (630) 605-3825

Events

January

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Saturday January 3
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Embraced: A Vision Board Workshop for 2015 with Mary Fischer

Join us for Living Yoga’s 5th annual vision board workshop! During this supportive, playful process, we will create collages to connect us to our most heartfelt goals and intentions for 2015 – and beyond. The collages will serve as a foundation for the coming year, allowing us to keep our visions in sight – whether we are looking to make small changes or big ones!

Price includes $10 materials fee; no art experience is required.

Please BRING

  • 1. a written version of your intention(s) for yourself
  • 2. a journal and pen
  • 3. TWO COPIES of a photograph of yourself, from a time when you felt strong/supported/joyful (Note: Please bring COPIES of the photo, as we will be using it in the art process.)

Living with intention is ultimately the recognition of – and trust in – our vast, deep connection to all that is. Mystics and spiritual teachers – and poets and seekers and seers – have known this – and told this story – for thousands of years: We create our reality – with our attitudes, with our beliefs, with our intentions. Join us as we claim this powerful, transformative process of creative visualization as our own and use it to come into the fullness of all we are meant to be, launching ourselves into another year of limitless possibility!

Taught by Mary Fischer, an LY guest teacher, who has led the studio’s annual vision board workshop for the past 4 years. Mary has been using creative visualization and facilitating workshops in the art of intentional living for 10 years. She blends her interests in ancient teachings, yoga, art & women’s issues to create unique, healing workshops for those who feel called to deeply engage with their own soul. If you have questions, contact her at mefischer18@yahoo.com.

Cost: Pre-register and paid by December 30 $50/$60 thereafter

Sundays January 4, 11, 18, 25 & February 1 & 8
4:30 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 January 1 $90/$100 thereafter

Thursdays January 8, 15, 22 & February 5, 12 & 19
8:30 PM - 9:30 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 January 1 $90/$100 thereafter

Fridays January 9, 16, 23 & 30
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

21-Day Wellness Program with Claudine Beeson and Kate Davis RD

Are you ready for a change? Do you want to feel and look better? Are you prepared for a challenge? The Living Yoga 21-day Wellness Program is designed to be a 3-week cleanse in which we rid the body of foods and products that have been shown to cause weight gain, IBS, inflammation and disease; and increase our levels of activity, ultimately bringing balance to body, mind and spirit. This program will benefit those who wish to get more active, normalize their digestion and metabolism, and/or shed excess weight.

Our wellness programs are made up of two components, nutritional and body/mind. To kick-start the nutritional component, we will begin with 2 days of juicing with one solid meal a day. The remaining days are meat free, sugar, dairy, alcohol, wheat and caffeine free. Kate will provide guidance, recipes and offer alternate foods in replace of the 6 groups we will be eliminating. The mental and physical component of the program is about self-care, taking time out for yourselves and doing something that will keep you active and moving!

Nutritional ComponentMental/Physical Component
2 days of juicing and 1 solid meal
Eliminate red meat, pork and chicken and turkey (fish is allowed)Attend all 4 Friday night classes (for program participants only)
Eliminate wheatMinimum of 4 yoga classes a week
Eliminate alcohol1 day of another chosen activity
Eliminate caffeine Daily Meditation
Eliminate dairy products (eggs are allowed)Regular Journaling
Eliminate sugar

Cost: Program fee is $100 (pay to LY) and approximately $24 a day for juices (Pay at time of juice pick at the studio on on Sat & Sun 1/10 & 1/11 between 8-10am). Take $10 off program fee if you have or plan to purchase an unlimited month of yoga pass.

Saturday January 10
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Restorative Yoga with Essential Oils with Katie Bryan

Leave the distractions and stresses of daily life behind and devote much needed time to restoring and recharging your own sense of well-being. With the body completely supported by the use of props you will experience the healing, nurturing and comforting benefits of restorative yoga and aromatherapy. Katie will lead the class through a gentle and restorative practice allowing you to unwind from your day and renew your energies for the rest of your week. Essential oils will be used to enhance the body's ability to relax, soothe the central nervous system and help the body to naturally release embedded stress within the muscles.

All levels are welcome, no experience necessary.

Class is full. Please call to be added to cancellation list.

Sundays January 11, 18, 25 & February 1, 8 & 15
2:00 PM - 3:30 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 January 6 $90/$100 thereafter

Saturday January 17
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 January 12 $25/$35 thereafter

Saturday January 24
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Yoga and Touch Therapy with Claudine Beeson and Ritch Middleton

This class integrates the healing modalities of both yoga and bodywork techniques. While in a yoga posture, Claudine and Ritch will use assisted yoga stretches, adjustments and myofascial release to help deepen the experience within each yoga posture.

The fascial system is a web of supportive tissue that surrounds supports and integrates our muscles, organs and cells. When there is an imbalance in the system from everyday stress, injury or trauma this is felt in the body as pain, discomfort, inflexibility and stiffness. Often times it’s the shortening or tightening of the connective tissue that restricts the body from completely releasing and finding space in a yoga pose. The combination of techniques will help to assist the body in opening and relaxing. Most of the postures will be held for several minutes so that each participant can receive touch therapy from the instructors.

Please pre-register, class is capped at 7 participants.

Class is full. Please call to be added to cancellation list.

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.