Prenatal Yoga | Saturday, Sept. 8 | 8:00-9:15 AM
We’re so excited to offer another great resource for expecting moms here at CT! Prenatal Yoga is appropriate for any stage of pregnancy. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Prenatal yoga will help you build strength and balance, increase flexibility, relieve stress, and prepare you physically and mentally for labor and childbirth. Prenatal yoga can relieve some pregnancy related symptoms while fostering serenity and a unifying sense of well-being. We have all the mats and props, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
Please share this! We hope to make this a regular Saturday morning class, so if you’re interested, call us at 815-758-5508 and let us know!
$15 walk-in / or use punch card
Instructor: Amy Prais, RYT
Pilates for Life | beginning Sept. 19 | Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM
No, it’s not yoga–but Pilates has a few things in common with yoga: both stress the importance of breath to movement; both are exercises you can do throughout your entire life. Still, of course there are differences, but as this article points out, yoga and pilates make great complements to each other: why limit yourself? (This class is also a great complement to our other core strengthening class, Pelvicore!) Instructor Barbara Baie has a passion for helping people get moving no matter what their level of ability, and we’re excited to introduce this as a regular Wednesday offering starting Sept. 19!
Fall Restorative Yoga Workshop | Friday, Sept. 28 | 6:00-8:00 PM
It’s time for our incredibly relaxing and rejuvenating yoga workshop–the perfect start to any weekend, and an excellent way to greet the new season! Lie comfortably, supported by cushions and blankets as you are guided through long, restful poses that gently allow joints to open, releasing tension and filling with fresh energy!
$20 (follow link to pre-register)
Instructor: Beverlee Burke, RYT
And speaking of Beverlee, she is first on the waiting list to attend the Iyengar Yoga Association of the Midwest (IYAMW) Retreat later this month. Beverlee’s practice is informed by a wealth of experience rooted in her training in Iyengar Yoga, a form of Hatha yoga that emphasizes anatomical precision and alignment. We’re proud that our yoga instructors take opportunities to learn, explore and deepen their own practice, because they bring that to their own students. Wish Beverlee luck!
New Days & Time! Yoga Nidra | Friday, Sept. 21 | 5:30-6:30 PM
After this date, we’re excited to offer Yoga Nidra twice a month, on the first and third Friday of each month. iRest Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation with a variety of powerful applications. Click here to read more–and try Yoga Nidra!
Fox Valley’s 200hr Yoga Teacher Training | Begins Oct. 6
(Early Bird Pre-Registration Deadline: Sept. 15. 2018)
Our beautiful yoga classroom will host Yoga Teacher Training 200-hour course from October through May. This in-depth training will take place Saturdays from 9:00-3:00 PM, culminating in the RYT-200 designation from the Yoga Alliance. (This is the same type of course Lynn and Cindy recently completed). Training will provide the foundation for the essential teachings in yoga science, philosophy and its proper application through intelligent sequencing.
While Creative Therapeutics provides the venue for this great opportunity, we are not administering this course. For questions, please contact:
Karen Weber: 847-217-2166
Gentle Yoga | Wednesdays (beginning in October)| 9:30-10:45 AM
One of our newest registered yoga teachers, Cindy Benard, will begin offering this morning yoga class in October! While Cindy will make sure those with a little more experience get the most from their time on the mat, she welcomes beginners and knows how to modify poses for any ability!
Yoga Ropes Class | Thursday, Oct. 18 | 6:00-7:30 PM
“When are you guys doing a ropes class, again?” Finally, we answer! Try yoga on our unique rope wall! Ropes not only supplement “regular” yoga poses (asanas), they also prompt new ones! These ropes provide support and enhance balance, giving confidence and allowing you to really “lean into” a pose safely. Plus–it’s just fun!
Our nylon ropes are supple and soft to the touch, but some may prefer to bring biking or workout gloves for extra support.
Instructor: Beverlee Burke, RYT
Cost: $15 / regular students may use punch card