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.


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
May 10–June 14
June 21–July 26
 
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
May 11–June 15
June 22–July 27
 
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
Breath Meditation Circles

Breath Meditation Circles

Led by Marina Lisjonok, E-RYT 500, MSW

4 Sundays | April 8, 15, 22, & 29
9–11:30am | $112 for both asana classes & meditation sessions
10:30–11:30am | $71 for meditation sessions only
Registration required; No Drop-ins

  • Attend the Sunday 9-10:15am Hatha Vinyasa Yoga classes  designed to expand your breath capacity through the asana, pranayama, bandhas, and mudras.
  • Afterwards, meet in the small room from 10:30 to 11:30am for meditation focused on different parts of the breath, applying prana vidya, mudras, mantras, self-reflection, journaling (bring journals) and processing your experience.
  • 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
Enter Yoga Student Phone#

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.

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.

Meditation for Adults and Teens

Meditation for Adults and Teens

Led by Lisa Sparagna

6 Tuesdays | Apr 10–May 22, no class May 1 | 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. 

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Tuesdays 6:15 pm
May 29–Jul 3

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

Yoga Nidra

Led by Marina Lisjonok, ERYT-500, MSW

Workshop | Friday, May 4 | 7:30–8:30pm
$16 | registration requested

Let Marina guide you into deep relaxation and awareness to help you heal your physical and emotional body, rejuvenate and restore your energy levels, and improve your concentration for deeper levels of meditation..

Yoga Nidra or "yogic sleep" systematically induces complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation. The practice of Yoga Nidra has been found to reduce tension, anxiety, headaches, and restlessness and increase mental clarity, focus, and calm.  It releases stress in the bodies and prepares our minds to develop and nurture positive affirmations and healing. 


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 $16

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 Session
Enter Yoga Student Full Name
Enter Yoga Student Phone#

Mail-in or Drop-off Payment $15

Mail your check of $15 ($1 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.

The Wisdom of Breath Meditation Circles

The Wisdom of Breath Meditation Circles

Led by Marina Lisjonok, E-RYT 500, MSW

4 Sundays | May 6, 13, 20, 27
9–11:30am | $112 for both asana classes & meditation sessions
10:30–11:30am | $71 for meditation sessions only
Registration required; No Drop-ins

  • Attend the Sunday 9-10:15am Hatha Vinyasa Yoga classes designed to expand your breath capacity through the asana, pranayama, bandhas, and mudras.
  • Afterwards, meet in the small room from 10:30 to 11:30am for discussion and meditation on the powers of the breath, applying prana vidya, mudras, mantras, self-reflection, journaling (bring journals) and processing your experience.
  • 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
Enter Yoga Student Phone#

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.

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.


Yoga for Anxiety

Yoga for Anxiety

Led by Meredith Harbour

6 Thursdays | May 10–June 14, 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
June 21–July 26
 
Yoga for Healthy Aging

Yoga for Healthy Aging

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Led by Joyce Owens

6 Fridays | May 11-Jun 15, 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
June 22–July 27
 
Gong Sound Healing & Meditation

Gong Sound Healing & Meditation

Led by Marian & Gabriela Kraus

Saturday, May 12
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
September 15

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.

Select Date
Enter Attendee Full Name
Enter Attendee Phone#

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.

Fundamentals of Yoga—Beginners

Fundamentals of Yoga—Beginners

Led by Meredith Harbour

6 Mondays | May 14–Jun 25, no class May 28
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
More dates coming soon
Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga

Led by Therese Carlson

6 Tuesdays | May 22–June 26
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
More 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.

Meditation for Adults and Teens

Meditation for Adults and Teens

Led by Lisa Sparagna

6 Tuesdays | May 29-Jul 3 | 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. 

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS

Tuesdays 6:15 pm
More dates coming soon

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

Prenatal Yoga

Led by Therese Carlson

6 Tuesdays | July 3–August 7
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
More 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.

Summer in Greece Yoga Retreat

Summer in Greece Yoga Retreat

Going Into the Light: Cultivate an Inner Sense of Well-Being through Yoga with Laura Jane Mellencamp 

An authentic Greek beach retreat awaits… 

Join Laura Jane Mellencamp and fellow like-minded friends for an intimate yoga retreat on one of the most beautiful Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, Amorgos. Let yourself bask in the natural beauty of the soothing azure blue ocean and fabulous beaches, hike the ancient footpaths leading through rocky terrain, and explore the incredible traditional architecture while nourishing your body, mind, and soul with yoga, adventure, and community.

After centering yourself in your morning yoga practice, spend the day exploring historic towns, hiking one of seven footpaths on the island (mapped and sign-posted), or visiting the Monastery of the Virgin Mary Hozoviótissa, a 10th-century cliffside monastery and the island’s top attraction. The island is also home to scenic bays, underwater caves, and golden beaches reachable by foot (or by boat) and ideal for swimming and diving. Watch the sunset as you dine on fresh locally sourced Greek cuisine and organic produce while sipping ouzo and laughing with friends old and new.


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.


Sample Daily Schedule*


• Early morning hike on the beach and meditation
• Breakfast
• Yoga practice overlooking the Aegean Sea with Laura Jane
• Lunch
• Free time to explore this beautiful and healing environment
• Afternoon practice with asana, chanting, sutra study and meditation
• Dinner
• Evening shared sanga

*Schedule subject to change. Optional excursions to explore other islands.

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This retreat will be shaped by your intention to immerse yourself in the local culture of Amorgos and be open to the adventures that present themselves. This week is a perfect balance between rest and play. Laura has discovered through leading and attending many retreats that traveling together and saying yes to life and its opportunities in the moment create lasting friendships and a gratitude for life’s abundance that will last forever.




  • 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

Retreat Costs

$2095 Shared Accomodations
$2695 Single Accomodations

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The cost of the retreat includes:

  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • 2 Whole Foods Meals Each Day (breakfast and either lunch or dinner)
  • Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Amorgos port to the retreat center
  • Daily Yoga Practices
  • Free use of Spa facilities (sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor heated seawater swimming pool, fitness center)
  • One 30-minute Swedish massage
  • 10% discount on Spa treatments
  • Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)

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Registration

Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.

Laura is planning this trip in conjunction with True Nature Travels, a holistic, educational travel company that provides planning, support and guidance for the trip. More information about our Greek retreat including things to do, sites to see, how to book your flight and getting to Amorgos Island, plus all booking/payments is handled on the True Nature Travel website. Click the button below.

 
 
Gong Sound Healing & Meditation

Gong Sound Healing & Meditation

Led by Marian & Gabriela Kraus

Saturday, September 15
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
More dates 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.

Select Date
Enter Attendee Full Name
Enter Attendee Phone#

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.