Fundamentals of Yoga - Beginners

Fundamentals of Yoga - Beginners

Led by Meredith Harbour

6 Thursdays | Nov 16–Dec 28, no class Nov 23
7:30–8:45p | $104 | Registration required; No Drop-ins

This progressive 6 week introductory course is designed for students new to yoga to explore the basics, develop strength, balance, and flexibility and experience the peace of mind yoga promises. In this class we will cover:

  • the fundamental poses
  • diaphragmatic breathing
  • grounding
  • alignment
  • meditation
  • the energy body
  • the rich history and tradition of yoga

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Mondays 7:30 pm
Nov 6–Dec 11
Dec 18 —Drop-in Holiday Class $18

Upon completion of this series you will be ready to take any level yoga class or develop a safe personal practice tailored to your current age, health and lifestyle. 
People of every fitness level, from the tri-athlete to the sedentary individual can participate in this course in a safe, fun and caring environment.


New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Payment

Online Payment $104

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay. Pay with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account or use your Paypal account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

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Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at
630-960-5488.

 
YogaKids® ages 3-8 years

YogaKids® ages 3-8 years

Led by Krista Fox

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Tuesdays 3:45pm — 10 week series

Feb 20–May 1, 2018
no class class Mar 27

Tuesdays 3:45pm — 5 week series
May 8–Jun 5, 2018

10 Tuesdays | Nov 28–Feb 13,2018, no class Dec 26, Jan 2
3:45–4:45 pm| $104 ($13 drop-in) | Registration recommended but drop-ins are welcome

Join us for YogaKids® classes at Yoga Among Friends! Our YogaKids® classes are just that - kid friendly! Our fun, playful classes are focused on attentive breathing, interactive asanas, and calming practices. Yoga essentials are incorporated to encourage healthy habits, concentration and memory, limber bodies, and sleep-filled nights. This is a class that offers children a freedom from curriculum and competition where creativity, confidence, and courage can flourish. It encourages them to explore their own emotional and physical capabilities and enjoy the peacefulness of relaxation.

Learn more on our YogaKids page.


New Student Information & Waiver

If your child(ren) is new to Yoga Among Friends, please read our Liabilty Release Policy and complete the online waiver for each child that you are enrolling. All our customers, including children, are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once for each child.


Payment

Online Payment $104
10–week Series

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Online Payment
$13 Drop-In Single Class

Enter Child's Full Name & Age
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Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at 630-960-5488.

Yoga for Tweens Ages 9-12 years

Yoga for Tweens Ages 9-12 years

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

no class Dec 26 & Jan 2

Feb 20–May 1, 2018
no class class Mar 27

Tuesdays 3:45pm — 5 week series
May 8–Jun 5, 2018

Led by Krista Fox

10 Tuesdays | Nov 20–Feb 13, no class Dec 26, Jan 2
4:45–5:45 pm | $104 ($13 drop-in) | Registration recommended but drop-ins are welcome

Join us for YogaKids® classes at Yoga Among Friends!  Our YogaKids® classes are just that - kid friendly! Our fun, playful classes are focused on attentive breathing, interactive asanas, and calming practices. Yoga essentials are incorporated to encourage healthy habits, concentration and memory, limber bodies, and sleep-filled nights. This is a class that offers children a freedom from curriculum and competition where creativity, confidence, and courage can flourish. It encourages them to explore their own emotional and physical capabilities and enjoy the peacefulness of relaxation.

Learn more and register on our YogaKids page.


New Student Information & Waiver

If your child(ren) is new to Yoga Among Friends, please read our Liabilty Release Policy and complete the online waiver for each child that you are enrolling. All our customers, including children, are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once for each child.


Payment

Online Payment $104
10–week Series

Select Session
Enter Child's Full Name & Age
Enter Contact Phone #
 

Online Payment
$13 Drop-In Single Class

Enter Child's Full Name & Age
Enter Contact Phone #

Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at 630-960-5488.


Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga

Led by Therese Carlson

New Day!

6 Tuesdays |Dec 5–Jan 9  New Day!
6–7:15p | $104 ($19 drop-in) | Registration recommended but drop-ins are welcome

Prenatal Yoga is designed to reduce the aches and pains which accompany pregnancy, in a nurturing and supportive environment. The class teaches strength and stamina, as well as concentration and breath control. You will focus on special breathing techniques, opening the hips, and preparing your body for birth. Learn techniques to alleviate lower back pain, leg pain and slumping posture by practicing gentle, modified yoga poses and breathing exercises. Prenatal yoga class is also a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with other pregnant women and celebrate your changing bodies and growing babies. Appropriate for expectant mothers at all stages of pregnancy.

 

This unique class is taught by Therese Carlson RN, CYT - a registered nurse and yoga teacher. She is the mother of 3 young adults. Therese just completed her 500hr Teacher Training at Prairie Yoga and certified through Global Yoga Center in Chicago for Prenatal Yoga. She also works as a nurse in the community. Therese uses her 35+ years of nursing experience and her love of yoga to nurture, strengthen and guide moms-to-be through this exciting journey.

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Tuesdays 6 pm
Jan 16 - Feb 20
Feb 27 - Apr 3
Apr 10 - May 15

 

New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Payment

Online Payment $104
6-week series

Select Session
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Online Payment
$19 Drop-In Single Class

Enter Yoga Student Full Name
Enter Yoga Student Phone#

Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at 630-960-5488. Drop-In students should also call the studio first to ensure there is room in the class.

Gong Sound Healing & Meditation

Gong Sound Healing & Meditation

Led by Marian & Gabriela Kraus

Saturday, Dec 16
5:30p - 7:00p | $32 | Registration requested. Drop-ins welcome.

Join us for a powerfully transformational healing gong and singing bowl meditation with Marian & Gabriela Kraus, among the finest sound therapy work in the greater Chicago area.

Marian and Gabriela Kraus will present you the opportunity to re-calibrate, re-tune and re-balance your core, or simply put, to be put back together. 

The couple’s meditative and transformational experience is a psycho-acoustic gateway to elevate individuals’ vibratory frequency and thereby reach higher states of conscious awareness.

Guests will bathe in an envelope of sound generated by mystical characteristics of three large gongs, several authentic Himalayan singing bowls (a.k.a. Tibetan singing bowl) and additional sound tools.

The three stages of the event are:

  • 1st segment – Participants receive an outline of sound therapy and history of the gongs, followed by a description of how the upcoming meditation and sound session work together to facilitate a transformation, evolution and healing experience within the conscious mind.
  • 2nd segment – A carefully chosen guided meditation, or mindfulness meditation, primes the subconscious mind to transition into the essential personal transformation experience brought on by the healing sounds in the…
  • 3rd segment – Following the guided meditation guests are immersed in a bubble of ancestral and otherworldly sounds generated by gongs, one of man’s oldest therapeutic instruments. The couple’s sound space envelopes one in a uniquely rhythmic, melodic and pleasing fashion. The gong’s vibrational and sonic characteristics deeply resonate all 50 – 75 trillion cells of the body, and energize and relax simultaneously in a most powerful and unique way.

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Saturdays 5:30 pm
2018 schedule coming soon

Combined, these powerful elements facilitate a change in one’s nature of being and potentially restore an intrinsic state of inner balance, homeostasis. Throughout, you will be introduced to mindfulness techniques of a sonic kind.

We invite you to read more here please. The only requirement is to bring an open mind, wear comfortable clothing, and come with a pillow and blanket to cover up.


About Marian

Marian generates a broad spectrum of fascinating rhythms and functional harmonics by exploring the full range of frequencies within his instruments ranging from shimmering explosive highs to deep mysterious lows. His meditative and transformative sound journeys are driven by his innate rhythmic hand drum abilities and keen sense of visual and intuitive perception. The result is that these sonic, vibrational and mystical characteristics energize and quiet the mind & body in a very unique fashion. His gong sound meditations are psychoacoustic gateways to higher states of awareness and consciousness. They provide spaces for inner healing while taking listeners into truly otherworldly realms.

After spending 20 years in the corporate world, he began his career as a professional architectural and fine art photographer in the Chicago area in 1999. By being a long time hand drummer, he expanded his creative repertoire by expressing images also through the sound of gongs. Marian is a member of the Sound Healers Association and refines his advanced interpretation and application of gong sound healing under the guidance of senior instructor, lecturer and teacher Mitch Nur, PhD of

About Gabriela

Growing up in the bustling and colorful surroundings of Mexico City, Gabriela holds masters degrees in art, religions and psychotherapy, and degrees in communication and history. She is certified as a Life Coach and facilitator of Universal Energy. In her earlier career she applied her extensive experience in corporate marketing and communications for the Ford Motor Company and the Interlomas Commercial Center, among others. Following, she moderated several health related programs on national TV in Mexico for nearly two decades in broadcasting corporations such as cultural Channel 11, Televisa, TV Mexiquense, TV Formula, DGTVE, and the art and cultural Channel 22.


New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Payment

Online Payment $32

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay. Pay with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account or use your Paypal account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

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Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $30

Mail your check of $30 ($2 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at 630-960-5488.

Holiday Fundamentals of Yoga (Drop-in)

Holiday Fundamentals of Yoga (Drop-in)

Led by Meredith Harbour

1 Monday |Dec 18
7:30–8:45p | $18 or class pass | Drop-in 

This is special drop-in class is designed for students new to yoga to explore the basics, develop strength, balance, and flexibility and experience the peace of mind yoga promises. In this class we will cover:

  • the fundamental poses
  • diaphragmatic breathing
  • grounding
  • alignment
  • meditation
  • the energy body
  • the rich history and tradition of yoga

6 WEEK SESSIONS WILL RESUME IN 2018


Mondays 7:30 pm
January 8–February 12
February 19–March 26 April 2–May 7

Upon completion of this series you will be ready to take any level yoga class or develop a safe personal practice tailored to your current age, health and lifestyle. 
People of every fitness level, from the tri-athlete to the sedentary individual can participate in this course in a safe, fun and caring environment.


New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Payment

Online Payment $18

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay. Pay with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account or use your Paypal account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

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Cash or Check at the Studio  $17

Pay at the studio when you come to this special drop-in class. You may also use your class pass. Note: the studio only accepts cash or checks.  To pay with credit card, please pay online above. 

Christmas Day Yoga — All Levels Yoga (Drop-in)

Christmas Day Yoga — All Levels Yoga (Drop-in)

Led by Marina Lisjonok, E-RYT 500, MSW

Special Class | Dec 25
10 - 11:30am | $18 or class pass | Drop-In 

Start your Christmas morning by by opening your heart. Get into the spirit by giving yourself the gift of yoga before the day's festivities begin.

Join Marina for a mix of vinyasa flow and static postures. Class is focused on body awareness, breath and meditation and infused with the bits of yogic wisdom and positive affirmations. All levels welcome.


Payment

Online Payment $18

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay online with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

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Drop-in Payment $17 cash or check at the door;
or use your Class Pass

Feel free to drop-in to our special holiday class.  If you pay by cash or check at the door, save $1.  Note: YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.


New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.

New Year's Eve Candlelight Yoga with Sound Healing

New Year's Eve Candlelight Yoga with Sound Healing

Led by Marina Lisjonok, E-RYT 500, MSW and Yolanda Lozano

Special Class | Sunday December 31
6–8pm | $42 | Registration Requested

Say goodbye to 2017 by immersing into the magic of a candlelight all level yoga practice with Marina. The practice will be Accompanied by the sweet healing sounds of crystal and Tibetan bowls, skillfully played by Yolanda.

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Registration & Payment

Online Payment $42

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay online with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

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 Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $40

Mail your check of $40 ($2 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.


New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. This will save you time when you come into the studio. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.

New Year's Day Yoga — All Levels Yoga (Drop-in)

New Year's Day Yoga — All Levels Yoga (Drop-in)

Led by Marina Lisjonok, E-RYT 500, MSW

Special Class | Jan 1
10 - 11:30am | $18 or class pass | drop-in

The beginning of the new year is traditionally a time of reflection, resolve and renewal. Take time to consider what would be helpful to your life in the coming year, make a commitment to your practice and clarify your intentions for the coming year. 

Join Marina for a mix of vinyasa flow and static postures to help unbind and let go of what no longer serves you while considering how to meet the future with ease, relaxation and joy.. Class is focused on body awareness, breath and meditation and infused with the bits of yogic wisdom and positive affirmations. All levels welcome.


Payment

Online Payment $18

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay online with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

Select Holiday Class
Enter Yoga Student Full Name
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Drop-in Payment $17 cash or check at the door;
or use your Class Pass

Feel free to drop-in to our special holiday class.  If you pay by cash or check at the door, save $1.  Note: YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.


New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.

Yoga Challenge 2018

Yoga Challenge 2018

Led by Marina Lisjonok, E-RYT 500

5 days a week | Monday–Friday | Jan 2–Feb 2
6–7:30a | $268 | Registration required

This class is designed to help you get established in a daily yoga practice. All levels welcome.

This inspiring daily class is  a complete practice of classical Hatha Yoga with the elements of vinyasa. This means classes will consist of warm-ups (including Sun Salutations), followed by the classical static postures with variations for all levels. Each class will end with pranayama and short meditation. This will give a foundation of established daily yoga practice pattern as it is recommended by many yogic texts in order to reap the full benefits of yogic practices and lifestyle.

Daily yoga practice helps to tune and open the body, increase oxygen intake, thus energy levels and steady the mind. With daily practices one feels stronger, healthier and more alive in the body, calmer and steadier in the mind, and more present for life events, while approaching them with more enthusiasm and joy.


New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Payment

Online Payment $268

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay. Pay with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account or use your Paypal account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

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Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $260

Mail your check of $260 ($8 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at 630-960-5488.

 
Meditation for Adults and Teens

Meditation for Adults and Teens

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Tuesdays 6:15 pm
February 20–April 3, no class March 13

Note: If this class fills, a 7:15 class will be added with the same dates.

Led by Lisa Sparagna

6 Tuesdays | Jan 2–Feb 6 | 6:15–7:15 pm | $104 Registration required; No drop-ins* | Small Studio; Max 8 students

Meditation can be difficult to do it on your own and finding a meditation group can provide the necessary encouragement for developing a consistent practice.

During this 6 week class, you will be supported in the process of reconnecting to a place of deep relaxation and inner calm. Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned meditator, you will feel a real connection with others as we sit together and meditate.

Every week you will be guided through a different meditation, focusing on breath, mantra, visualization and body scan. These meditation tools with help you continue your meditation practice at home, work or school. Afterwards, you will have the option to discuss and share your experiences about the meditations.

*Due to limited class size we are unable to accept drop-in students.


New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Registration

Online Payment $104

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay. Pay with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account or use your Paypal account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

Select Session
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Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at
630-960-5488.

*Due to limited class size we are unable to accept drop-in students. 
Yoga for Anxiety

Yoga for Anxiety

Led by Meredith Harbour

6 Thursdays | Jan 4–Feb 8, 2018
7:30–8:45p | $104 | Registration required; No Drop-ins

Yoga for anxiety is a unique class designed to help you quiet your mind through simple postures, breathing exercises, visual imagery, and healing meditations. Learn how to use the tools of yoga and mindfulness that are so valuable in treating anxiety and stress relief management. Experience what medical research is now reporting - that breathing and meditation positively influence your health, calming your nervous system, and allowing your body to restore and heal. Beginners welcome!


New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Payment

Online Payment $104

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay. Pay with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account or use your Paypal account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

Select Session
Enter Yoga Student Full Name
Enter Yoga Student Phone#

Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at
630-960-5488.

 

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Thursdays 7:30 pm
Feb 15–Mar 22
Mar 29–May 3
 
Yoga for Healthy Aging

Yoga for Healthy Aging

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Led by Joyce Owens

6 Fridays | Jan 5–Feb 9, 2018
11:30a–12:45p | $104 | Registration required; No Drop-ins

The signs of aging are honorable gifts. They're wake up calls to the choices we make regarding our quality of life. If you want to feel good and live well then come join us! 

Through slow flowing Hatha yoga, this class incorporates static, dynamic, and restorative poses focused on flexibility, agility, balance and strength. Breathwork and mind body techniques are also included to calm the effects of stress on your physical and emotional health and quiet your mind.

This class will help with injury prevention, improving joint motion, changes in balance, the gradual loss of muscle, and spine health. 

This class is appropriate for anyone who’s looking to take their yoga with them through many years ahead. Let’s embrace the art of aging with grace and wisdom. Beginners welcome!


New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Payment

Online Payment $104

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay. Pay with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account or use your Paypal account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

Select Session
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Enter Yoga Student Phone#

Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at
630-960-5488.

 

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Fridays 11:30am
Feb 16–Mar 23
Mar 30–May 4
 
200 Hr In-Depth Study & Yoga Teacher Certification Training

200 Hr In-Depth Study & Yoga Teacher Certification Training

One Weekend a Month, January 2018 – January 2019*

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Inspire others by sharing your passion and teaching from the heart. Join registered yoga therapist, Laura Jane Murphy, and registered yoga teacher, Julie Pate, for a very unique program that will deepen your knowledge of yoga holistically and act as a gateway to open your heart to transformation.  Perfect for everyone including nurses, psychologists, physical therapists, and others in health professions.

Our teachers come from the Krishnamacharya linage, which is a profound yet practical approach to Yoga, where all the tools of Yoga are implemented and wisely adapted to meet the needs, abilities, goals and requirements of each student.  You will learn to approach the body not just as a physical construct, but as part of a holistic entity.

We are a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance.

Click the button below for complete program information, including costs and application process.

*Dates subject to change.

Chakra Meditation Circles – Crown Center

Chakra Meditation Circles – Crown Center

Led by Marina Lisjonok, E-RYT 500, MSW

4 Sundays | January 7, 14, 21, 28
9–11:30am | $112 for both asana classes & meditation sessions
10:30–11:30am | $71 for meditation sessions only
Registration required; No Drop-ins

During the month of January, we will be studying the crown center.

  • Attend the Sunday 9-10:15am Hatha Vinyasa Yoga classes designed to open your chakra through the asana, pranayama, bandhas, and mudras.
  • Afterwards, meet in the small room from 10:30 to 11:30am for meditation with mudras and mantra recitation, self-reflection, journaling (bring journals), processing, and Pratipaksha Bhavan (positive affirmations) practices
  • Receive a Follow-up Email after each session with the recap and guidance for daily intentions and practices
  • Receive Audio Recordings with the yoga class and meditation session that week.
  • Personal Guidance is available upon need.

Registration & Payment

Online Payment 4 Week Series
$112 Asana Classes & Meditation Sessions*
$71 Meditation Sessions Only

Select Option
Enter Yoga Student Full Name
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Mail-in or Drop-off Payment
$108 Asana Classes & Meditation Sessions*
$68 Meditation Sessions Only

Mail your check of $108 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at
630-960-5488.
*Includes 9–10:15am Hatha Vinyasa Class & 10:30–11:30am Chakra Meditation. So if you register for this program, you do NOT need to pay a separate drop-in fee for the Hatha Vinyasa class.

New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. This will save you time when you come into the studio. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.

Fundamentals of Yoga—Beginners

Fundamentals of Yoga—Beginners

Led by Meredith Harbour

6 Mondays | Jan 8–Feb 12
7:30–8:45p | $104 | Registration required

This progressive 6 week introductory course is designed for students new to yoga to explore the basics, develop strength, balance, and flexibility and experience the peace of mind yoga promises. In this class we will cover:

  • the fundamental poses
  • diaphragmatic breathing
  • grounding
  • alignment
  • meditation
  • the energy body
  • the rich history and tradition of yoga

Upon completion of this series you will be ready to take any level yoga class or develop a safe personal practice tailored to your current age, health and lifestyle. 
People of every fitness level, from the tri-athlete to the sedentary individual can participate in this course in a safe, fun and caring environment.


New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Payment

Online Payment $104

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay. Pay with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account or use your Paypal account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

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Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at 630-960-5488.

 

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Mondays 7:30 pm
Feb 19–Mar 26
Apr 2–May 7
Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga

New Day!

Led by Therese Carlson

6 Tuesdays | Jan 16–Feb 20
6–7:15p | $104 ($19 drop-in) | Registration recommended but drop-ins are welcome

Prenatal Yoga is designed to reduce the aches and pains which accompany pregnancy, in a nurturing and supportive environment. The class teaches strength and stamina, as well as concentration and breath control. You will focus on special breathing techniques, opening the hips, and preparing your body for birth. Learn techniques to alleviate lower back pain, leg pain and slumping posture by practicing gentle, modified yoga poses and breathing exercises. Prenatal yoga class is also a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with other pregnant women and celebrate your changing bodies and growing babies. Appropriate for expectant mothers at all stages of pregnancy.

 

This unique class is taught by Therese Carlson RN, CYT - a registered nurse and yoga teacher. She is the mother of 3 young adults. Therese just completed her 500hr Teacher Training at Prairie Yoga and certified through Global Yoga Center in Chicago for Prenatal Yoga. She also works as a nurse in the community. Therese uses her 33 years of nursing experience and her love of yoga to nurture, strengthen and guide moms-to-be through this exciting journey.

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Tuesdays 6 pm
Feb 27 – Apr 3
Apr 10 – May 15

 

New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Payment

Online Payment $104
6-week series

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Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at 630-960-5488. Drop-In students should also call the studio first to ensure there is room in the class.

Step 1: 300 Hr Yoga Therapy Training

Step 1: 300 Hr Yoga Therapy Training

Weekend Yoga Therapist Training | 11 Weekends* | Friday–Sunday, Jan 2018–Dec 2018

Led by JJ Gormley, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 and Laura Jane Mellencamp-Murphy, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, M.A. with additional faculty including: Chase Bossart, Meredith Harbour, Avanti Kumar-Singh, Cynthia Snodgrass, Julie Stewart, and Amy Wheeler.

Our first step in yoga therapy training focuses on preparing you with background knowledge on the many models of the yoga therapist, basic anatomy & physiology, yoga philosophy and teaching methodology.  

Click the button below for complete program information, including costs and application process.

*Dates subject to change.

Yoga for Anxiety

Yoga for Anxiety

Led by Meredith Harbour

6 Thursdays | Feb 15–Mar 22, 2018
7:30–8:45p | $104 | Registration required; No Drop-ins

Yoga for anxiety is a unique class designed to help you quiet your mind through simple postures, breathing exercises, visual imagery, and healing meditations. Learn how to use the tools of yoga and mindfulness that are so valuable in treating anxiety and stress relief management. Experience what medical research is now reporting - that breathing and meditation positively influence your health, calming your nervous system, and allowing your body to restore and heal. Beginners welcome!


New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Payment

Online Payment $104

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay. Pay with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account or use your Paypal account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

Select Session
Enter Yoga Student Full Name
Enter Yoga Student Phone#

Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at
630-960-5488.

 

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Thursdays 7:30 pm
Mar 29–May 3
 
Yoga for Healthy Aging

Yoga for Healthy Aging

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Led by Joyce Owens

6 Fridays | Feb 16-Mar 23, 2018
11:30a–12:45p | $104 | Registration required; No Drop-ins

Yoga for anxiety is a unique class designed to help you quiet your mind through simple postures, breathing exercises, visual imagery, and healing meditations. Learn how to use the tools of yoga and mindfulness that are so valuable in treating anxiety and stress relief management. Experience what medical research is now reporting - that breathing and meditation positively influence your health, calming your nervous system, and allowing your body to restore and heal. Beginners welcome!


New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Payment

Online Payment $104

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay. Pay with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account or use your Paypal account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

Select Session
Enter Yoga Student Full Name
Enter Yoga Student Phone#

Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at
630-960-5488.

 

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Fridays 11:30 am
Mar 30–May 4
 
Baja Mexico Yoga Retreat 2018 – SOLD OUT!

Baja Mexico Yoga Retreat 2018 – SOLD OUT!

Prana del Mar Retreat & Wellness Center (map)

Baja Zen is calling…

Join Laura Jane and fellow like-minded friends for a small, intimate yoga retreat to this luxurious eco-retreat center, Prana del Mar, in Baja, Mexico. Built in harmony with the raw beauty of the Pacific coast amongst soaring mountains, healing ocean, and desert calm, this region is a natural oasis that deeply amplifies the effects of your yoga and meditation practice. It's a time to nourish a deeper understanding of your self!


Prana del Mar

A half hour from Cabo San Lucas, this exceptional oceanfront retreat location is ‘off the grid’ and unrivaled in their cuisine, service and totally blissed out location. After centering yourself in your morning yoga practice, spend the day walking barefoot on miles of stunning beaches, catching waves at one of the nearby surf breaks, riding horseback along the coast, paddling and snorkeling in the Sea of Cortez, or lounging in the swimming pool. Watch the sun set into the Pacific as you dine on fresh, delicious Mexican and international cuisine, sip the best margaritas while laughing with friends new and old. Then admire the starfilled sky as you wander back to your suite to sink into a plush pillow-top bed, lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves breaking on the beach.


An Unforgettable Yoga Experience

Using the practice of meditation and the depth of Patanjali’s yoga sutras, Laura Jane has designed this week to support you in finding tools to cultivate greater awareness towards self-healing and transformation. The retreat includes storytelling, chanting, asana, and meditation to truly bring the tools of yoga into your daily life.

Yoga classes will blend the disciplines of various styles of Hatha yoga with the mindfulness of meditation in this like-minded community. They will cover the fundamental principles underlying the therapeutic application of yoga and how to incorporate these principles into your practice. Work to dissolve old blockages, unravel samskaras, and create new pathways to vibrant health and happiness. The end result will be one of the most incredible, unforgettable yoga experiences you will ever have.

It is perfect for all levels of practitioners, yoga teachers, and bodywork therapists.

Private yoga sessions will also be available.




  • I am so excited to attend my third retreat with Laura Jane and this amazing community of yogis. There is a reason so many of us keep coming back year after year. Beyond the incredible resort we are staying at (and "incredible" doesn't do it justice), Laura Jane creates such a warm and welcoming atmosphere in which to explore your yoga practice regardless of where you are at in your life. The twice daily practices and daily sutra study, combined with the beauty of the Baja peninsula and the phenomenal food, make this a retreat everyone should experience!
    — BOBBY PARKHILL


  • I try to never miss Laura Jane's wonderful yoga retreats! They are the one time of the year that is just about me. I don't have to take care of anyone or anything other than myself. The combination of yoga, healthy food, journaling, quiet time, a wonderful guide and amazing friends is just what I need to regenerate for the year ahead. Not to mention that Prana Delmar is a real jem!
    — KANDICE HENNING

Daily Schedule

(Optional to meet each student’s needs)
• Early morning hike on the beach and meditation
• Breakfast
• In-depth yoga practice with Laura Jane
• Lunch
• Free time to explore this beautiful and healing environment
• Late practice includes asana, chanting, sutra study and meditation
• Dinner
• Evening shared sanga


Retreat Costs & Registration

Cost

The cost of the retreat is $2015 double occupancy with a $700 deposit due at time of booking. The full payment is due no later than January 30, 2018. Limited single occupancy is available at a higher rate or $2625—call the studio to inquire 630-960-5488. Payment methods: PayPal, credit card, cash, check. Discounted rate of $1950 double occupancy, if paying by cash or check in full.

The cost of the retreat includes:

  • Roundtrip airport transportation to & from the resort
  • Deluxe accomodations for 7 nights
  • 3 gourmet vegetarian meals daily.  Fish & seafood are offered several times per week and gluten/dairy free options are available upon request
  • Water, teas, & juices
  • Daily yoga classes & sutra studies—Private yoga sessions available
  • Full use of all resort amenities - including pool, hot tub, sauna, stone labyrinth, desert gardens, hammocks, and more
  • Sales & hospitality taxes

The retreat does not include:

  • Airfare to San Jose del Cabo International Airport (SJD)
  • Spa treatments
  • Alcoholic beverages & personal purchases
  • Optional excursions such as whale watching, surfing, kayaking & snorkeling, horseback riding, and more
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Gratuities

Registration

Register online through PayPal or mail your registration form and cash/check today! Credit cards accepted through PayPal and at Yoga Among Friends. A non-refundable deposit of $700 is due at time of registration to hold your place. Payment is due in full by January 30, 2018.

 
 

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Single Occupancy

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Refund/Cancellation

Payment will be refunded less a $200 cancellation fee, if this request is received in writing by January 2, 2018. Any refund requests postmarked after January 2 will be granted only if the cancelled reservation can be filled.

Fundamentals of Yoga—Beginners

Fundamentals of Yoga—Beginners

Led by Meredith Harbour

6 Mondays | Feb 19–Mar 26
7:30–8:45p | $104 | Registration required

This progressive 6 week introductory course is designed for students new to yoga to explore the basics, develop strength, balance, and flexibility and experience the peace of mind yoga promises. In this class we will cover:

  • the fundamental poses
  • diaphragmatic breathing
  • grounding
  • alignment
  • meditation
  • the energy body
  • the rich history and tradition of yoga

Upon completion of this series you will be ready to take any level yoga class or develop a safe personal practice tailored to your current age, health and lifestyle. 
People of every fitness level, from the tri-athlete to the sedentary individual can participate in this course in a safe, fun and caring environment.


New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Payment

Online Payment $104

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay. Pay with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account or use your Paypal account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

Select Session
Enter Yoga Student Full Name
Enter Yoga Student Phone#

Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at 630-960-5488.

 

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Mondays 7:30 pm
Apr 2–May 7
YogaKids® ages 3-8 years

YogaKids® ages 3-8 years

Led by Krista Fox

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Tuesdays 3:45pm — 5 week series
May 8–Jun 5, 2018

10 Tuesdays | Feb 20–May 1,2018, no class Mar 27
3:45–4:45 pm| $104 ($13 drop-in) | Registration recommended but drop-ins are welcome

Join us for YogaKids® classes at Yoga Among Friends! Our YogaKids® classes are just that - kid friendly! Our fun, playful classes are focused on attentive breathing, interactive asanas, and calming practices. Yoga essentials are incorporated to encourage healthy habits, concentration and memory, limber bodies, and sleep-filled nights. This is a class that offers children a freedom from curriculum and competition where creativity, confidence, and courage can flourish. It encourages them to explore their own emotional and physical capabilities and enjoy the peacefulness of relaxation.

Learn more on our YogaKids page.


New Student Information & Waiver

If your child(ren) is new to Yoga Among Friends, please read our Liabilty Release Policy and complete the online waiver for each child that you are enrolling. All our customers, including children, are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once for each child.


Payment

Online Payment $104
10–week Series

Select Session
Enter Child's Full Name & Age
Enter Contact Phone #
 

Online Payment
$13 Drop-In Single Class

Enter Child's Full Name & Age
Enter Contact Phone #

Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at 630-960-5488.

Yoga for Tweens Ages 9-12 years

Yoga for Tweens Ages 9-12 years

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Tuesdays 3:45pm — 5 week series
May 8–Jun 5, 2018

Led by Krista Fox

10 Tuesdays | Feb 20–May 1, no class Mar 27
4:45–5:45 pm | $104 ($13 drop-in) | Registration recommended but drop-ins are welcome

Join us for YogaKids® classes at Yoga Among Friends!  Our YogaKids® classes are just that - kid friendly! Our fun, playful classes are focused on attentive breathing, interactive asanas, and calming practices. Yoga essentials are incorporated to encourage healthy habits, concentration and memory, limber bodies, and sleep-filled nights. This is a class that offers children a freedom from curriculum and competition where creativity, confidence, and courage can flourish. It encourages them to explore their own emotional and physical capabilities and enjoy the peacefulness of relaxation.

Learn more and register on our YogaKids page.


New Student Information & Waiver

If your child(ren) is new to Yoga Among Friends, please read our Liabilty Release Policy and complete the online waiver for each child that you are enrolling. All our customers, including children, are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once for each child.


Payment

Online Payment $104
10–week Series

Select Session
Enter Child's Full Name & Age
Enter Contact Phone #
 

Online Payment
$13 Drop-In Single Class

Enter Child's Full Name & Age
Enter Contact Phone #

Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at 630-960-5488.


Meditation for Adults and Teens

Meditation for Adults and Teens

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Tuesdays 6:15 pm
No sessions coming soon!

Note: If this class fills, a 7:15 class will be added with the same dates.

Led by Lisa Sparagna

6 Tuesdays | Feb 20-Apr 3, no class Mar 13 | 6:15–7:15 pm | $104 Registration required; No drop-ins* | Small Studio; Max 8 students

Meditation can be difficult to do it on your own and finding a meditation group can provide the necessary encouragement for developing a consistent practice.

During this 6 week class, you will be supported in the process of reconnecting to a place of deep relaxation and inner calm. Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned meditator, you will feel a real connection with others as we sit together and meditate.

Every week you will be guided through a different meditation, focusing on breath, mantra, visualization and body scan. These meditation tools with help you continue your meditation practice at home, work or school. Afterwards, you will have the option to discuss and share your experiences about the meditations.

*Due to limited class size we are unable to accept drop-in students.


New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Registration

Online Payment $104

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay. Pay with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account or use your Paypal account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

Select Session
Enter Yoga Student Full Name
Enter Yoga Student Phone#

Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at
630-960-5488.

*Due to limited class size we are unable to accept drop-in students. 
Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga

Led by Therese Carlson

6 Tuesdays | Feb 27–Apr 3
6–7:15p | $104 ($19 drop-in) | Registration recommended but drop-ins are welcome

Prenatal Yoga is designed to reduce the aches and pains which accompany pregnancy, in a nurturing and supportive environment. The class teaches strength and stamina, as well as concentration and breath control. You will focus on special breathing techniques, opening the hips, and preparing your body for birth. Learn techniques to alleviate lower back pain, leg pain and slumping posture by practicing gentle, modified yoga poses and breathing exercises. Prenatal yoga class is also a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with other pregnant women and celebrate your changing bodies and growing babies. Appropriate for expectant mothers at all stages of pregnancy.

 

This unique class is taught by Therese Carlson RN, CYT - a registered nurse and yoga teacher. She is the mother of 3 young adults. Therese just completed her 500hr Teacher Training at Prairie Yoga and certified through Global Yoga Center in Chicago for Prenatal Yoga. She also works as a nurse in the community. Therese uses her 33 years of nursing experience and her love of yoga to nurture, strengthen and guide moms-to-be through this exciting journey.

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Tuesdays 6 pm
Apr 10 – May 15

 

New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Payment

Online Payment $104
6-week series

Select Session
Enter Yoga Student Full Name
Enter Yoga Student Phone#
 

Online Payment
$19 Drop-In Single Class

Enter Yoga Student Full Name
Enter Yoga Student Phone#

Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at 630-960-5488. Drop-In students should also call the studio first to ensure there is room in the class.

Yoga for Anxiety

Yoga for Anxiety

Led by Meredith Harbour

6 Thursdays | Mar 29–May 3, 2018
7:30–8:45p | $104 | Registration required; No Drop-ins

Yoga for anxiety is a unique class designed to help you quiet your mind through simple postures, breathing exercises, visual imagery, and healing meditations. Learn how to use the tools of yoga and mindfulness that are so valuable in treating anxiety and stress relief management. Experience what medical research is now reporting - that breathing and meditation positively influence your health, calming your nervous system, and allowing your body to restore and heal. Beginners welcome!


New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Payment

Online Payment $104

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay. Pay with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account or use your Paypal account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

Select Session
Enter Yoga Student Full Name
Enter Yoga Student Phone#

Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at
630-960-5488.

 

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Thursdays 7:30 pm
More dates coming soon
 
Yoga for Healthy Aging

Yoga for Healthy Aging

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Led by Joyce Owens

6 Fridays | Mar 30–May 4, 2018
11:30a–12:45p | $104 | Registration required; No Drop-ins

The signs of aging are honorable gifts. They're wake up calls to the choices we make regarding our quality of life. If you want to feel good and live well then come join us! 

Through slow flowing Hatha yoga, this class incorporates static, dynamic, and restorative poses focused on flexibility, agility, balance and strength. Breathwork and mind body techniques are also included to calm the effects of stress on your physical and emotional health and quiet your mind.

This class will help with injury prevention, improving joint motion, changes in balance, the gradual loss of muscle, and spine health. 

This class is appropriate for anyone who’s looking to take their yoga with them through many years ahead. Let’s embrace the art of aging with grace and wisdom. Beginners welcome!


New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Payment

Online Payment $104

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay. Pay with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account or use your Paypal account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

Select Session
Enter Yoga Student Full Name
Enter Yoga Student Phone#

Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at
630-960-5488.

 

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Fridays 11:30 am
More dates coming soon
 
Fundamentals of Yoga—Beginners

Fundamentals of Yoga—Beginners

Led by Meredith Harbour

6 Mondays | Apr 2–May 7
7:30–8:45p | $104 | Registration required

This progressive 6 week introductory course is designed for students new to yoga to explore the basics, develop strength, balance, and flexibility and experience the peace of mind yoga promises. In this class we will cover:

  • the fundamental poses
  • diaphragmatic breathing
  • grounding
  • alignment
  • meditation
  • the energy body
  • the rich history and tradition of yoga

Upon completion of this series you will be ready to take any level yoga class or develop a safe personal practice tailored to your current age, health and lifestyle. 
People of every fitness level, from the tri-athlete to the sedentary individual can participate in this course in a safe, fun and caring environment.


New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Payment

Online Payment $104

Yoga Among Friends makes it easy to pay. Pay with credit cards, debit cards, or your checking account or use your Paypal account. Select the session and click BUY NOW. You will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment. A PayPal account is NOT required in order to complete the online payment process.

Select Session
Enter Yoga Student Full Name
Enter Yoga Student Phone#

Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at 630-960-5488.

 

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Mondays 7:30 pm
More dates coming soon
Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga

Led by Therese Carlson

6 Tuesdays | Apr 10–May 15
6–7:15p | $104 ($19 drop-in) | Registration recommended but drop-ins are welcome

Prenatal Yoga is designed to reduce the aches and pains which accompany pregnancy, in a nurturing and supportive environment. The class teaches strength and stamina, as well as concentration and breath control. You will focus on special breathing techniques, opening the hips, and preparing your body for birth. Learn techniques to alleviate lower back pain, leg pain and slumping posture by practicing gentle, modified yoga poses and breathing exercises. Prenatal yoga class is also a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with other pregnant women and celebrate your changing bodies and growing babies. Appropriate for expectant mothers at all stages of pregnancy.

 

This unique class is taught by Therese Carlson RN, CYT - a registered nurse and yoga teacher. She is the mother of 3 young adults. Therese just completed her 500hr Teacher Training at Prairie Yoga and certified through Global Yoga Center in Chicago for Prenatal Yoga. She also works as a nurse in the community. Therese uses her 33 years of nursing experience and her love of yoga to nurture, strengthen and guide moms-to-be through this exciting journey.

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Tuesdays 6 pm
No dates coming soon

 

New Student Information & Waiver

If you are new to Yoga Among Friends, please complete our New Student information & Liability Release form. All our customers are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once.


Payment

Online Payment $104
6-week series

Select Session
Enter Yoga Student Full Name
Enter Yoga Student Phone#
 

Online Payment
$19 Drop-In Single Class

Enter Yoga Student Full Name
Enter Yoga Student Phone#

Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $100

Mail your check of $100 ($4 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at 630-960-5488. Drop-In students should also call the studio first to ensure there is room in the class.

YogaKids® ages 3-8 years - 5 Week Summer Session

YogaKids® ages 3-8 years - 5 Week Summer Session

Led by Krista Fox

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

2018 Summer Camp information coming soon!

5 Tuesdays | May 8–Jun 5,2018
3:45–4:45 pm| $52 ($13 drop-in) | Registration recommended but drop-ins are welcome

Join us for YogaKids® classes at Yoga Among Friends! Our YogaKids® classes are just that - kid friendly! Our fun, playful classes are focused on attentive breathing, interactive asanas, and calming practices. Yoga essentials are incorporated to encourage healthy habits, concentration and memory, limber bodies, and sleep-filled nights. This is a class that offers children a freedom from curriculum and competition where creativity, confidence, and courage can flourish. It encourages them to explore their own emotional and physical capabilities and enjoy the peacefulness of relaxation.

Learn more on our YogaKids page.


New Student Information & Waiver

If your child(ren) is new to Yoga Among Friends, please read our Liabilty Release Policy and complete the online waiver for each child that you are enrolling. All our customers, including children, are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once for each child.


Payment

Online Payment $52
5–week Mini Session

Select Session
Enter Child's Full Name & Age
Enter Contact Phone #
 

Online Payment
$13 Drop-In Single Class

Enter Child's Full Name & Age
Enter Contact Phone #

Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $50

Mail your check of $50 ($2 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at 630-960-5488.

Yoga for Tweens Ages 9-12 years

Yoga for Tweens Ages 9-12 years

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

2018 Summer Camp information coming soon!

Led by Krista Fox

5 Tuesdays — Mini Session | May 8–Jun 5, 2018 
4:45–5:45 pm | $52 ($13 drop-in) | Registration recommended but drop-ins are welcome

Join us for YogaKids® classes at Yoga Among Friends!  Our YogaKids® classes are just that - kid friendly! Our fun, playful classes are focused on attentive breathing, interactive asanas, and calming practices. Yoga essentials are incorporated to encourage healthy habits, concentration and memory, limber bodies, and sleep-filled nights. This is a class that offers children a freedom from curriculum and competition where creativity, confidence, and courage can flourish. It encourages them to explore their own emotional and physical capabilities and enjoy the peacefulness of relaxation.

Learn more and register on our YogaKids page.


New Student Information & Waiver

If your child(ren) is new to Yoga Among Friends, please read our Liabilty Release Policy and complete the online waiver for each child that you are enrolling. All our customers, including children, are required to complete this form prior to attending any of our drop-in classes, workshops, or any other program offerings. Note: you only need to fill out the waiver form once for each child.


Payment

Online Payment $52
5–week Mini Series

Select Session
Enter Child's Full Name & Age
Enter Contact Phone #
 

Online Payment
$13 Drop-In Single Class

Enter Child's Full Name & Age
Enter Contact Phone #

Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $50

Mail your check of $50 ($2 discount) payable to Yoga Among Friends to: 4949 Forest Ave, Downers grove, IL 60515. YAF only accepts cash and checks at the studio.

Note: Students registering on the first day of the event should call the studio first at 630-960-5488.