Yoga + Acupuncture
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga + Acupuncture

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Wildlight Yoga will partner with Quil Studio to offer a yoga and acupuncture event for the mind and body. Kelli will lead participants in a 45-minute gentle yoga class to engage the breath, relax the body, and quiet the mind. Hillary will then administer an ear acupuncture treatment that promotes healing for the entire body. During acupuncture, participants will be offered a 45 minute meditation.

No experience necessary. Mats + props provided by Wildlight Yoga. Acupuncture supplies and administration provided by Quil Studio. Participants will be required to sign waivers prior to class and treatment.

Admission is $40 per person. Pre-registration required. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

About us:

Kelli Wefenstette is a rural-rooted, urban-planted community organizer who engages neighborhood revitalization through the cultivation and promotion of arts, placemaking, urban agriculture, and economic development. She earned a BA in Psychology from Monmouth College and a MA in Social Justice and Community Development from Loyola University. She is a registered Hatha yoga teacher and owns Wildlight Yoga in Portage Park.

Hillary Catrow is a licensed acupuncturist who focuses on using tiny needles as a tool to reduce the impact of trauma on the body, mind and lives of survivors. She advocates for the use of trauma-informed, affordable and accessible treatments as a method of social justice and community building. Catrow is the owner of an acupuncture clinic, called Quil Studio on Chicago’s north side and works closely with nonprofits and corporations to develop acupuncture and self-care programing for their clients and employees.

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Yoga for Cyclists & Runners
Jun
29
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga for Cyclists & Runners

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Improve your running or cycling with Yoga! Join Reiki Master & Yoga Teacher Cassie Zehren in this 2-hour workshop to help you to lengthen, strengthen and rebalance your body. Release the hips, stretch out the legs (especially those hamstrings and hip flexors), decompress the spine, work the core and learn how yoga can get you moving faster and for longer on your feet or on your bike. By the end of this workshop, you should find more ease in the body, power in the muscles when you need it and the breath to keep you going. Class concludes with guided meditation and optional Reiki leaving you feeling more balanced and aware and in tune with your breathing.

Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. Admission is $30 in advance. $40 day of. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

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Yoga at the Portage Park Farmers Market
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga at the Portage Park Farmers Market

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Wildlight Yoga will bring its yoga practice out of the studio and into the neighborhood by offering free 60 minute community yoga classes at the Portage Park Farmers Market.

No experience necessary. Students should bring their own mats and will be asked to sign a waiver before class. Cash donations will be accepted to benefit the PPFM.

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Family Yoga
Jun
30
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga

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Enjoy a playful and informal yoga class taught to the whole family. Best for kids of walking age and up, but all are welcome. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $5/person. Pre-registration required. No refunds or credits.

Register here.

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Mindfulness Meetup
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Meetup

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Mindfulness can be a journey, an attitude, and a daily practice. It teaches us to be kind to ourselves and prepares us to approach life's challenges with self-understanding and compassion. It helps to reduce stress and find balance in everyday in everyday ups and downs.

Please join us to learn more about mindfulness. We will practice simple mindfulness meditations and gentle and mindful movement. We will practice short exercises which you will be able to do for yourself in your every day life.

"The real meditation is how you live your life," - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Kristina is a licensed psychotherapist, author, educator, and mindfulness coach. Kristina started practicing Mindfulness meditation in 1986. She underwent an intensive, long-term Zen training. She completed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training with Jon Kabat-Zinn in 2012. She also has been trained in the Mindful Schools curriculum K-12. She holds a Master's degree in Psychology.

Cash donations appreciated. Space is limited, sign up here.

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Healing Vibrations with Akashic Records + Tuning Forks
Jul
6
5:00 PM17:00

Healing Vibrations with Akashic Records + Tuning Forks

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Discover your Highest Potential!

Join Christine & Julita for two powerful healing modalities in one workshop! Christine will open the Akashic Records and lead the group through guided meditations and journaling exercises designed to help you uncover your true potential and help remove any blocks or self-limiting beliefs that are that are preventing you from operating at your highest vibration.

Julita will give multiple individual tuning fork sessions to promote clearing and healing of chakra system. As she leads you through the sounds of the scale, you will be able to experience higher level of consciousness and relaxation.

Wear comfortable clothes. All mats and props will be provided by Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. Please bring a journal and any crystals that resonate with you!

Admission is $30. Pre-registration required. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

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Beach Yoga + Cleanup
Jul
7
8:00 AM08:00

Beach Yoga + Cleanup

  • The Dock 200 West Montrose Harbor Drive Chicago, IL 60640 (map)
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Adopt a Beach Seva Yoga

Go BLUE! Did know that 22 MILLION pounds of plastic is dumped into the Great Lakes and 11 million pounds alone is dumped into Lake Michigan each year? Did you also know this precious resource harbors 20% of the planet's fresh water supply? Wildlight Yoga will engage in seva to adopt a beach this summer to help keep them pollution free! Seva is defined as an act selfless service and collectively we can make a difference. 

This summer, join Wildlight Yoga in caring for our Great Lakes at our monthly beach yoga class and beach cleanups led by Jen Frazier. Move your body, meet new people, and support Lake Michigan! 

Yoga will begin at 8a by the Dock on Montrose Beach. After yoga cleanup will run from about 9:30- 11:30 followed by a closing mediation. Please bring a yoga mat, work gloves, a snack, and a reusable bottle for water. Trash bags and some supplies will be provided. Please dress comfortably and seasonably. 

Cash donations accepted and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to The Alliance for the Great Lakes.

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Family Yoga
Jul
7
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga

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Enjoy a playful and informal yoga class taught to the whole family. Best for kids of walking age and up, but all are welcome. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $5/person. Pre-registration required. No refunds or credits.

Register here.

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Brewasana
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Brewasana

Wildlight Yoga introduces our newest micro-adventure yoga series, Brew + Asana, where the poses and the beer will both flow freely as we take our mats out of the studio and into the bar. We're collaborating with Fischman Public House, 4058 N. Milwaukee, and will provide a 60-minute all levels Vinyasa class that will wrap up with a cold beer just in time for brunch.

what you need to know

  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event.

  • Bring your own mats.

  • Students will be required to sign a waiver prior to practice.

  • Students must be 21+ and have a valid ID present.

  • Students will receive a discount on a lunch special including soup, sandwich/salad, and may place their order before class begins. Orders may be prepared to go.

  • Students will receive their first drink free and complimentary snacks post-class.

  • Cost is $25 and includes one drink at each class.

Classes are held at Fischman Public House, 4058 N. Milwaukee Ave. No refunds or credits.

Purchase Tickets here.

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Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market
Jul
14
11:30 AM11:30

Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market

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Wildlight Yoga will bring its yoga practice out of the studio and into the neighborhood by offering free 60 minute community yoga classes at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. 

Students should bring their own mats and will be asked to sign a waiver before class. Cash donations will be accepted to benefit the JPFM. No refunds or credits.

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Arm Balances
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

Arm Balances

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Looking to explore arm balances with more awareness and ease? Ever wonder how to hold your crow pose without holding your breath? Lindsey will help walk you through the alignment and mechanics of different arm balances, giving variations and even ways to incorporate props. Get ready to play and challenge yourself in a new way! This 75-minute class is for intermediate to advanced students looking to enhance their practice.

Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. Admission is $25 in advance. $30 day of. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

ABOUT LINDSEY:

With a background in modern dance, Lindsey naturally felt drawn to the art of yoga. A Wisconsin native, Lindsey has practiced yoga for over 10 years and started her professional journey teaching children. You can expect Lindsey's classes to be fluid, dynamic and strengthening. Her motivation as a teacher is to offer a space to let go, connect with the breath and find ease in movement with hopes that her students walk away feeling the best version of themselves. Lindsey graduated with a BFA in dance from UW-Milwaukee and completed 200-hour YTT at Bloom Yoga Studio in Chicago. Her dancing has been seen throughout the Midwest with Wildspace Dance Company, The Coincidentals and with world renowned rapper, Kanye West. Lindsey teaches Yoga for Beginners, Hatha I and Vinyasa I at Wildlight as well as for in-school programs with CPS. 

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Family Yoga
Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga

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Enjoy a playful and informal yoga class taught to the whole family. Best for kids of walking age and up, but all are welcome. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $5/person. Pre-registration required. No refunds or credits.

Register here.

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Brew + Asana: Yoga You Can Drink To
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Brew + Asana: Yoga You Can Drink To

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Wildlight takes yoga into the barrelroom this summer with Brew + Asana in a collaboration with Lake Effect Brewing Co. Wildlight will provide a 60-minute all levels Vinyasa class that will wrap up with a beer tasting and a free Lake Effect pint glass!

what you need to know

  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event.

  • Bring your own mats.

  • Students will be required to sign a waiver prior to practice.

  • Students must be 21+ and have a valid ID present.

  • Students will receive a complimentary beer sampling and a Lake Effect pint glass.

  • Cost is $25.

Class is held at Lake Effect Brewing Co., 4727 W. Montrose Ave. No refunds or credits.

Purchase Tickets Here.

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Family Yoga
Jul
21
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga

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Enjoy a playful and informal yoga class taught to the whole family. Best for kids of walking age and up, but all are welcome. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $5/person. Pre-registration required. No refunds or credits.

Register here.

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Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market
Jul
28
11:30 AM11:30

Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market

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Wildlight Yoga will bring its yoga practice out of the studio and into the neighborhood by offering free 60 minute community yoga classes at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. 

Students should bring their own mats and will be asked to sign a waiver before class. Cash donations will be accepted to benefit the JPFM.

Click here to register!

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Family Yoga
Jul
28
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga

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Enjoy a playful and informal yoga class taught to the whole family. Best for kids of walking age and up, but all are welcome. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $5/person. Pre-registration required. No refunds or credits.

Register here.

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Brewasana
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Brewasana

Wildlight Yoga introduces our newest micro-adventure yoga series, Brew + Asana, where the poses and the beer will both flow freely as we take our mats out of the studio and into the bar. We're collaborating with Fischman Public House, 4058 N. Milwaukee, and will provide a 60-minute all levels Vinyasa class that will wrap up with a cold beer just in time for brunch.

what you need to know

  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event.

  • Bring your own mats.

  • Students will be required to sign a waiver prior to practice.

  • Students must be 21+ and have a valid ID present.

  • Students will receive a discount on a lunch special including soup, sandwich/salad, and may place their order before class begins. Orders may be prepared to go.

  • Students will receive their first drink free and complimentary snacks post-class.

  • Cost is $25 and includes one drink at each class.

Classes are held at Fischman Public House, 4058 N. Milwaukee Ave. No refunds or credits.

Purchase Tickets here.

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Yoga at Independence Park Farmers Market
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga at Independence Park Farmers Market

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Wildlight Yoga will bring its yoga practice out of the studio and into the neighborhood by offering free 60 minute community yoga classes at the Independence Park Farmers Market.

No experience necessary. Students should bring their own mats and will be asked to sign a waiver before class. Cash donations will be accepted to benefit the IPFM.

Purchase tickets here.

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Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market
Aug
11
11:30 AM11:30

Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market

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Wildlight Yoga will bring its yoga practice out of the studio and into the neighborhood by offering free 60 minute community yoga classes at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. 

Students should bring their own mats and will be asked to sign a waiver before class. Cash donations will be accepted to benefit the JPFM.

Click here to register!

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Brew + Asana: Yoga You Can Drink To
Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

Brew + Asana: Yoga You Can Drink To

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Wildlight takes yoga into the barrelroom this summer with Brew + Asana in a collaboration with Lake Effect Brewing Co. Wildlight will provide a 60-minute all levels Vinyasa class that will wrap up with a beer tasting and a free Lake Effect pint glass!

what you need to know

  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event.

  • Bring your own mats.

  • Students will be required to sign a waiver prior to practice.

  • Students must be 21+ and have a valid ID present.

  • Students will receive a complimentary beer sampling and a Lake Effect pint glass.

  • Cost is $25.

Class is held at Lake Effect Brewing Co., 4727 W. Montrose Ave. No refunds or credits.

Purchase Tickets Here.

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Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market
Aug
25
11:30 AM11:30

Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market

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Wildlight Yoga will bring its yoga practice out of the studio and into the neighborhood by offering free 60 minute community yoga classes at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. 

Students should bring their own mats and will be asked to sign a waiver before class. Cash donations will be accepted to benefit the JPFM. No refunds or credits.

Click here to register!

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Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market
Sep
8
11:30 AM11:30

Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market

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Wildlight Yoga will bring its yoga practice out of the studio and into the neighborhood by offering free 60 minute community yoga classes at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. 

Students should bring their own mats and will be asked to sign a waiver before class. Cash donations will be accepted to benefit the JPFM. No refunds or credits.

Click here to register!

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Healing Vibrations with Akashic Records + Tuning Forks
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Healing Vibrations with Akashic Records + Tuning Forks

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Discover your Highest Potential!

Join Christine & Julita for two powerful healing modalities in one workshop! Christine will open the Akashic Records and lead the group through guided meditations and journaling exercises designed to help you uncover your true potential and help remove any blocks or self-limiting beliefs that are that are preventing you from operating at your highest vibration.

Julita will give multiple individual tuning fork sessions to promote clearing and healing of chakra system. As she leads you through the sounds of the scale, you will be able to experience higher level of consciousness and relaxation.

Wear comfortable clothes. All mats and props will be provided by Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. Please bring a journal and any crystals that resonate with you!

Admission is $30. Pre-registration required. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

Register Here.

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Living Deeply: Clearing Childhood Patterns
Sep
21
2:00 PM14:00

Living Deeply: Clearing Childhood Patterns

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In this world, which can feel rough at times, how do we strive to find meaning and live deeply and connected to ourselves and others. As part of this, how do we lean into our challenges and begin to overcome patterns that we took on in childhood that can end up impacting our every day lives?

In this workshop, through deep work focused on self-love and our journey inward, including voice and embodiment exercises, activations and powerful tools, we'll begin to shift and clear these childhood patterns and open to the life that's calling to us.

You'll leave feeling more calm, clear, and open, with a fresh perspective, rooted in taking your next step towards finding meaning and living deeply in this life.

About Deborah

Deborah learned a long time ago that the key to true joy meant moving away from it. She realized at an early age, that running away from herself, her emotions ,and her pain only caused more of it, and the only true way out is in. She now coaches women to know true joy, no matter what's occurring, and most importantly, to celebrate and relish in this crazy, juicy, up and down thing we call life.

When she's not clearing energy blocks and childhood patterns or writing for The Huffington Post and Elephant Journal, you can find Deborah working out and traveling the world. To find out more about Deb, visit her at deborahhacker.com.

Admission is $30 in advance. $35 day of. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

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Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market
Sep
22
11:30 AM11:30

Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market

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Wildlight Yoga will bring its yoga practice out of the studio and into the neighborhood by offering free 60 minute community yoga classes at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. 

Students should bring their own mats and will be asked to sign a waiver before class. Cash donations will be accepted to benefit the JPFM. No refunds or credits.

Click here to register!

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Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market
Oct
13
11:30 AM11:30

Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market

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Wildlight Yoga will bring its yoga practice out of the studio and into the neighborhood by offering free 60 minute community yoga classes at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. 

Students should bring their own mats and will be asked to sign a waiver before class. Cash donations will be accepted to benefit the JPFM. No refunds or credits.

Click here to register!

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Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market
Oct
27
11:30 AM11:30

Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market

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Wildlight Yoga will bring its yoga practice out of the studio and into the neighborhood by offering free 60 minute community yoga classes at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. 

Students should bring their own mats and will be asked to sign a waiver before class. Cash donations will be accepted to benefit the JPFM. No refunds or credits.

Click here to register!

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Family Yoga
Jun
23
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga

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Enjoy a playful and informal yoga class taught to the whole family. Best for kids of walking age and up, but all are welcome. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $5/person. Pre-registration required. No refunds or credits.

Register here.

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Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market
Jun
23
11:30 AM11:30

Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market

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Wildlight Yoga will bring its yoga practice out of the studio and into the neighborhood by offering free 60 minute community yoga classes at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. 

Students should bring their own mats and will be asked to sign a waiver before class. Cash donations will be accepted to benefit the JPFM. No refunds or credits.

Click here to register!

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Brew + Asana: Yoga You Can Drink To
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Brew + Asana: Yoga You Can Drink To

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Wildlight takes yoga into the barrelroom this summer with Brew + Asana in a collaboration with Lake Effect Brewing Co. Wildlight will provide a 60-minute all levels Vinyasa class that will wrap up with a beer tasting and a free Lake Effect pint glass!

what you need to know

  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event.

  • Bring your own mats.

  • Students will be required to sign a waiver prior to practice.

  • Students must be 21+ and have a valid ID present.

  • Students will receive a complimentary beer sampling and a Lake Effect pint glass.

  • Cost is $25.

Class is held at Lake Effect Brewing Co., 4727 W. Montrose Ave. No refunds or credits.

Purchase Tickets Here.

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Yoga + Fireworks Paddle
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga + Fireworks Paddle

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Wildlight Yoga will pair a gentle vinyasa flow with a nighttime kayak adventure for the highlight of your Chi-town summer. 

We will gather near the river walk for a 75-minute yoga class before embarking on a kayak trip through the beating heart of the city that provides an elegant and beautiful way to view Chicago at sunset and after dark – including a great Navy Pier fireworks show over Lake Michigan.

At just over 3 miles round-trip, this tour is an ideal distance for both amateurs and experienced paddlers alike. Our yoga class will be an all levels gentle vinyasa flow.

Take in the fireworks at the twilight’s last gleaming from the unique vista of a kayak on the rippling waters of the Chicago River. After the show, paddle back beneath the twinkling lights of some of America’s most beautiful buildings!

What to Bring:

  • packed snacks or dinner

  • drinks

  • comfortable and water-friendly clothes for yoga and paddling

  • a yoga mat

What We'll Do:

  • Gather for a 75-minute all-levels gentle Vinyasa flow

  • Walk to the docks, lock up gear, sign in, select kayaks, life vests, etc.

  • Receive orientation and kayaking lesson

  • Paddle 3-miles roundtrip to the locks, Wolf Point, and Navy Pier

  • Enjoy the fireworks

  • Paddle back under the twinkling city lights.

Students will be required to sign waivers prior to practice and kayaking. No credits or refunds.

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Here Comes the Sun: 108 Sun Salutes for Summer Solstice
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Here Comes the Sun: 108 Sun Salutes for Summer Solstice

Join our Reiki Master + Yoga Teacher, Cassie Zehren, in a meditative practice of 108 sun salutations to celebrate the Summer Solstice. In this physically challenging class, you'll learn the symbolism and meaning of 108. This heat-building meditation helps us detoxify, reground, and activate our prana, or life force, as we move buried emotions out of the body and let go of what no longer serves us.

The practice of Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskaras) honors the change of seasons and the transitions of nature’s sun and earth energy. These Surya Namaskaras also help remove toxins in the body as summer arrives and we cleanse. Surya Namaskar means “obedience to the sun.” We honor the significance of the sun, the light of the world and our primary source of energy.

The class will conclude with a guided meditation and Reiki. Coming together in this way is a very powerful experience of raising prana for yourself and the group as a whole. Treat yourself & participate in this uplifting experience, you won’t regret it.

Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. Admission is $30 in advance. $40 day of. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

Purchase Tickets Here.

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Family Yoga
Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga

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Enjoy a playful and informal yoga class taught to the whole family. Best for kids of walking age and up, but all are welcome. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $5/person. Pre-registration required. No refunds or credits.

Register here.

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Yoga at the Portage Park Farmers Market
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga at the Portage Park Farmers Market

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Wildlight Yoga will bring its yoga practice out of the studio and into the neighborhood by offering free 60 minute community yoga classes at the Portage Park Farmers Market.

No experience necessary. Students should bring their own mats and will be asked to sign a waiver before class. Cash donations will be accepted to benefit the PPFM.

Register Here.

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Brewasana
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Brewasana

Wildlight Yoga introduces our newest micro-adventure yoga series, Brew + Asana, where the poses and the beer will both flow freely as we take our mats out of the studio and into the bar. We're collaborating with Fischman Public House, 4058 N. Milwaukee, and will provide a 60-minute all levels Vinyasa class that will wrap up with a cold beer just in time for brunch.

what you need to know

  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event.

  • Bring your own mats.

  • Students will be required to sign a waiver prior to practice.

  • Students must be 21+ and have a valid ID present.

  • Students will receive a discount on a lunch special including soup, sandwich/salad, and may place their order before class begins. Orders may be prepared to go.

  • Students will receive their first drink free and complimentary snacks post-class.

  • Cost is $25 and includes one drink at each class.

Classes are held at Fischman Public House, 4058 N. Milwaukee Ave. No refunds or credits.

Purchase Tickets here.

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Hip Hop Yoga & Dance Party
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Hip Hop Yoga & Dance Party

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Turn up to zen out with our yoga and dance collab!

Join Wildlight Yoga for an energetic, upbeat 75-minute flow! This Vinyasa-inspired practice will be set to a variety of fiery, hip hop jams. Flow through dynamic movement and bust a move! Be prepared to let go of your inhibition and expectations to simply have fun!

Stay for wine, light snacks, and drinks from HelloWater. NAMASTIZZLE.

No dance experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $25. Pre-registration is required. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

ABOUT LINDSEY:

With a background in modern dance, Lindsey naturally felt drawn to the art of yoga. A Wisconsin native, Lindsey has practiced yoga for over 10 years and started her professional journey teaching children. You can expect Lindsey's classes to be fluid, dynamic and strengthening. Her motivation as a teacher is to offer a space to let go, connect with the breath and find ease in movement with hopes that her students walk away feeling the best version of themselves. Lindsey graduated with a BFA in dance from UW-Milwaukee and completed 200-hour YTT at Bloom Yoga Studio in Chicago. Her dancing has been seen throughout the Midwest with Wildspace Dance Company, The Coincidentals and with world renowned rapper, Kanye West. Lindsey teaches Yoga for Beginners, Hatha I and Vinyasa I at Wildlight as well as for in-school programs with CPS. 

ABOUT HELLOWATER:
Hellowater will be onsite to share their water infused with 5 grams of fiber and 0 sugar in five inspiring flavors: SMILE, LAUGH, LIVE, LOVE, and DANCE!

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Family Yoga
Jun
9
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga

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Enjoy a playful and informal yoga class taught to the whole family. Best for kids of walking age and up, but all are welcome. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $5/person. Pre-registration required. No refunds or credits.

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Wildlight's Book Club with Sarah Landicho (Mtg. 3/3)
Jun
9
2:45 PM14:45

Wildlight's Book Club with Sarah Landicho (Mtg. 3/3)

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Deep dive into the yogic tradition by joining Wildlight's Book Club with Sarah Landicho.

Our first selection will be "The Living Gita" by Sri Swami Satchidananda

As this commentary is specifically written for modern Western readers, this ancient Eastern text of the Bhagavad Gita (Song of God) comes to life for us here in the States. The Gita is the story of Arjuna, who is struggling with an epic war against family and friends, and his charioteer Krishna. Krishna, the Cosmic Lord, offers Arjuna insight into rising above his own humanity and frailties and teaches him how to tap into his inner guide: his Self.

Together we will break down the tale, the commentary, and the yogic terminology and discuss how the story is an allegory for everyday life. Additionally, we'll learn a lot about yoga.

There will be assigned reading for each of the four meet ups (sanghas) so please come prepared to discuss and ask questions.

First assignment: read through Chapter 5 before the first club meeting. Taking notes and preparing for discussion is highly recommended.

Cash donations will be freely accepted and forwarded to the Irving Park Food Pantry as seva (service) to our neighbors.

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Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market
Jun
9
11:30 AM11:30

Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market

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Wildlight Yoga will bring its yoga practice out of the studio and into the neighborhood by offering free 60 minute community yoga classes at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market. 

Students should bring their own mats and will be asked to sign a waiver before class. Cash donations will be accepted to benefit the JPFM. No refunds or credits.

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Goddess Mama Gathering: Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

Goddess Mama Gathering: Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga

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Mammas-To-Be, this workshop is for you! Whether you are a first-time mamma or you have a growing family - come connect with other women during this sacred time when not only your body is changing but your identity is shifting as you prepare for motherhood.

Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga is a yoga for mammas-to-be, inspired by Kundalini Yoga. Each class is a mix of meditation and movement designed to help ease discomfort, intentionally incorporates dance and potential birthing postures to build stamina, and includes specific meditations so the future mamma can begin to cultivate a toolkit of self-care and self-regulation strategies before the little one arrives. We’ll explore each element of this type of prenatal yoga class, its benefit, and participants will have time to ask questions and network during communi-TEA time.

The time together will include:

- space for Goddess Mammas to share their pregnancy journey

- Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga Warms Ups & Movement

- Kundalini Keep Up, Dance, & Deep Relaxation

- Mantras & 3-minute Meditations for your mamma toolkit

(Optional) Communi-Tea Time

Elizabeth Bogart found Kundalini Yoga (or Kundalini Yoga first found her) when she was living in India in 2008. She practiced several different types of yoga, but it wasn't until she tried Kundalini that she felt "clean" after a class. It felt like brushing her teeth but for her brain. Her brain, body, and spirit felt sparkly, shiny, new, and oddly more whole.

It is her hope that each class offers an opportunity for students to clear away the static of everyday living and return to their true essence, so they can dive back into their lives feeling more whole, alive, and themselves.

She studied at the Kundalini Research Institute in Espanola, New Mexico. Elizabeth has studied with Gurmukh and is certified to teach Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga, received her 200 RYT certification from Zen Yoga Garage, and has taught kids yoga for nearly five years. Once upon a time, she was a Special Education Teacher and the lessons learned in her first year of teaching still guide everything she does today.

No experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing you feel graceful in. Mats and props provided by Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $25. Pre-registration required. Members receive 10% discount. No refunds or credits.

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Yoga at the Portage Park Farmers Market
Jun
2
10:00 PM22:00

Yoga at the Portage Park Farmers Market

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Wildlight Yoga will bring its yoga practice out of the studio and into the neighborhood by offering free 60 minute community yoga classes at the Portage Park Farmers Market.

No experience necessary. Students should bring their own mats and will be asked to sign a waiver before class. Cash donations will be accepted to benefit the PPFM.

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Family Yoga
Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga

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Enjoy a playful and informal yoga class taught to the whole family. Best for kids of walking age and up, but all are welcome. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $5/person. Pre-registration required. No refunds or credits.

Register here.

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Kundalini Yoga + Communi-Tea Time
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Kundalini Yoga + Communi-Tea Time

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Ready to try a different kind of yoga? Join us for a Kundalini Yoga Workshop. Known as the Yoga of Experience, Kundalini Yoga is a system of pressure and release. Each kriya (or set of movement) is like a recipe designed to have a specific impact on the physical and energetic body. Each person will have their own unique experience - as each person is walking in with their own unique energy. No previous experience required.

We'll have 90-minutes of movement and meditation. Students are invited to stay for an optional 30 minute tea time to learn more about this dynamic practice and share your individual experiences.

Elizabeth Bogart found Kundalini Yoga (or Kundalini Yoga first found her) when she was living in India in 2008. She practiced several different types of yoga, but it wasn't until she tried Kundalini that she felt "clean" after a class. It felt like brushing her teeth but for her brain. Her brain, body, and spirit felt sparkly, shiny, new, and oddly more whole.

It is her hope that each class offers an opportunity for students to clear away the static of everyday living and return to their true essence, so they can dive back into their lives feeling more whole, alive, and themselves.

She studied at the Kundalini Research Institute in Espanola, New Mexico. Elizabeth has studied with Gurmukh and is certified to teach Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga, received her 200 RYT certification from Zen Yoga Garage, and has taught kids yoga for nearly five years. Once upon a time, she was a Special Education Teacher and the lessons learned in her first year of teaching still guide everything she does today.

No experience necessary. Mats and props provided by Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $25 Pre-registration required. Members receive 10% discount. No refunds or credits.

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Beach Yoga + Cleanup
Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

Beach Yoga + Cleanup

  • The Dock 200 West Montrose Harbor Drive Chicago, IL 60640 (map)
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Adopt a Beach Seva Yoga

Go BLUE! Did know that 22 MILLION pounds of plastic is dumped into the Great Lakes and 11 million pounds alone is dumped into Lake Michigan each year? Did you also know this precious resource harbors 20% of the planet's fresh water supply? Wildlight Yoga will engage in seva to adopt a beach this summer to help keep them pollution free! Seva is defined as an act selfless service and collectively we can make a difference. 

This summer, join Wildlight Yoga in caring for our Great Lakes at our monthly beach yoga class and beach cleanups led by Jen Frazier. Move your body, meet new people, and support Lake Michigan! 

Yoga will begin at 8a by the Dock on Montrose Beach. After yoga cleanup will run from about 9:30- 11:30 followed by a closing mediation. Please bring a yoga mat, work gloves, a snack, and a reusable bottle for water. Trash bags and some supplies will be provided. Please dress comfortably and seasonably. 

Cash donations accepted and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to The Alliance for the Great Lakes.

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Yoga + Acupuncture
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga + Acupuncture

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Wildlight Yoga will partner with Quil Studio to offer a yoga and acupuncture event for the mind and body. Kelli will lead participants in a 45-minute gentle yoga class to engage the breath, relax the body, and quiet the mind. Hillary will then administer an ear acupuncture treatment that promotes healing for the entire body. During acupuncture, participants will be offered a 45 minute meditation.

No experience necessary. Mats + props provided by Wildlight Yoga. Acupuncture supplies and administration provided by Quil Studio. Participants will be required to sign waivers prior to class and treatment.

Admission is $40 per person. Pre-registration required. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

About us:

Kelli Wefenstette is a rural-rooted, urban-planted community organizer who engages neighborhood revitalization through the cultivation and promotion of arts, placemaking, urban agriculture, and economic development. She earned a BA in Psychology from Monmouth College and a MA in Social Justice and Community Development from Loyola University. She is a registered Hatha yoga teacher and owns Wildlight Yoga in Portage Park.

Hillary Catrow is a licensed acupuncturist who focuses on using tiny needles as a tool to reduce the impact of trauma on the body, mind and lives of survivors. She advocates for the use of trauma-informed, affordable and accessible treatments as a method of social justice and community building. Catrow is the owner of an acupuncture clinic, called Quil Studio on Chicago’s north side and works closely with nonprofits and corporations to develop acupuncture and self-care programing for their clients and employees.

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Family Yoga
May
26
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga

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Kiddos got cabin fever? Enjoy a playful and informal yoga class taught to the whole family. Best for kids of walking age and up, but all are welcome. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $5/person. Pre-registration required. No refunds or credits.

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Bucket List Yoga
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Bucket List Yoga

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Put that pen to paper, Wanderer, and let's make your bucket list. Whether it's driving a convertible down Highway 1, hiking Machu Picchu, or canning veggies from your organic garden, it's time to prioritize adventure!

An avid roadtripper, small business cheerleader, and all-around adventure enthusiast, Kelli will lead students in a deep hip and heart-opening Hatha yoga class to center the mind and breathe through fear before inviting students to get real honest: what do you want in this wild life? She will share her personal journaling methods for getting unstuck, setting goals, and finding forward motion. Leave with clarified short and long-term goals, a personal mission statement, and/or a list of microadventures to check off during your Chi-town summer!

About Kelli Wefenstette:
Kelli Wefenstette is a rural-rooted, urban-planted community organizer who engages neighborhood revitalization through the cultivation and promotion of arts, placemaking, urban agriculture, and economic development. She is trained in Asset Based Community Development and utilizes extensive experience in special event programming for urban planning. Today, she serves as the Executive Director of a community economic development non-profit on Chicago's northwest side, mentors small and aspiring business owners, and owns Wildlight Yoga in Portage Park.

Details:
No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided by Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave. Admission is $30. Members receive 10% off. Pre-registration is required. Students will be required to sign a waiver before practice. No refunds or credits.

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Family Yoga
May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga

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Kiddos got cabin fever? Enjoy a playful and informal yoga class taught to the whole family. Best for kids of walking age and up, but all are welcome. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $5/person. Pre-registration required. No refunds or credits.

Register here.

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Kundalini Yoga + Communi-Tea Time
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Kundalini Yoga + Communi-Tea Time

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Ready to try a different kind of yoga? Join us for a Kundalini Yoga Workshop. Known as the Yoga of Experience, Kundalini Yoga is a system of pressure and release. Each kriya (or set of movement) is like a recipe designed to have a specific impact on the physical and energetic body. Each person will have their own unique experience - as each person is walking in with their own unique energy. No previous experience required.

We'll have 90-minutes of movement and meditation. Students are invited to stay for an optional 30 minute tea time to learn more about this dynamic practice and share your individual experiences.

Elizabeth Bogart found Kundalini Yoga (or Kundalini Yoga first found her) when she was living in India in 2008. She practiced several different types of yoga, but it wasn't until she tried Kundalini that she felt "clean" after a class. It felt like brushing her teeth but for her brain. Her brain, body, and spirit felt sparkly, shiny, new, and oddly more whole.

It is her hope that each class offers an opportunity for students to clear away the static of everyday living and return to their true essence, so they can dive back into their lives feeling more whole, alive, and themselves.

She studied at the Kundalini Research Institute in Espanola, New Mexico. Elizabeth has studied with Gurmukh and is certified to teach Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga, received her 200 RYT certification from Zen Yoga Garage, and has taught kids yoga for nearly five years. Once upon a time, she was a Special Education Teacher and the lessons learned in her first year of teaching still guide everything she does today.

No experience necessary. Mats and props provided by Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $25 Pre-registration required. Members receive 10% discount. No refunds or credits.

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Karma Yoga for Beaubien Elementary School
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Karma Yoga for Beaubien Elementary School

Connect your body and mind with your spirit of giving in support of Beaubien Elementary School. A Wildlight Yoga teacher will help you move and relax through this 75-minute class that offers a gentle and accessible flow followed by deeply restorative poses for ultimate relaxation. Refreshments and socializing to follow.

No experience necessary. Students are required to sign waivers in advance of practice. RSVP is required as space is limited. Mats and props provided by Wildlight Yoga.


$20 Suggested Minimum Donation. All proceeds will benefit the 2019 Beaubien School PTO's Spring Fling.

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Intro to Meditation
May
18
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Meditation

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“No matter which path you follow for meditation, the first and foremost task is to try to make the mind calm and quiet. If the mind is constantly roaming, if it falls victim to merciless thoughts, then progress will be hard to access. The mind has to be made calm and quiet so that when the light descends from above, you can be fully conscious of it. In your conscious observation and conscious acceptance of light, you will enter into a profound meditation and see the purification, transformation, and illumination of your life.”

– Sri Chinmoy

Do you want to start a meditation practice? Do you want to explore new ways to meditate and deepen your practice? Do you want to slow down and learn to deal with your daily stress? Do you want to know yourself more authentically, feel greater spaciousness and self-awareness, feel more real and alive?

Meditation is our attempt to discover our inner self, a place beyond the usual workings of the intellectual mind. When we experience real meditation we become aware of the infinite within and our own unexpected wealth of divine qualities like peace and inner joy.

Join Reiki Master/Teacher and yoga teacher Cassie for a 90 min workshop exploring how to jumpstart your own meditation practice. Class with include practicing what you have learned with a guided meditation and optional Reiki will be offered to enhance your intentions set for your practice.

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $25. Pre-registration required. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

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Family Yoga
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga

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Kiddos got cabin fever? Enjoy a playful and informal yoga class taught to the whole family. Best for kids of walking age and up, but all are welcome. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $5/person. Pre-registration required. No refunds or credits.

Register here.

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Mother's Day Yoga
May
12
12:30 PM12:30

Mother's Day Yoga

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Because Moms want to make the most of their downtime….In this 90 minute class, we will fit it all in. All of it. We'll begin with a Vinyasa flow that warms all of the body to generate heat before moving on to a yoga with weights set—yes, weights. Part of your admission will be a pair of canned food items, appropriate for use as hand weights. They will ultimately get donated to Chicago Food Pantry. From there, we’ll slow it down for some deep stretch, and finally a bit of restorative work, with optional Reiki therapy.All genders, and ages, welcome. Please bring two cans of non-perishable food per person.

No experience required. Wear comfortable clothes. All mats and props will be provided by Wildlight Yoga.

Admission is $25. RSVP is required as space is limited. Members receive 10% off. No refunds or credits.

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 Family Yoga
May
5
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga

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Kiddos got cabin fever? Enjoy a playful and informal yoga class taught to the whole family. Best for kids of walking age and up, but all are welcome. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $5/person. Pre-registration required. No refunds or credits.

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Wildlight's Book Club with Sarah Landicho (Mtg. 2/3)
May
5
2:45 PM14:45

Wildlight's Book Club with Sarah Landicho (Mtg. 2/3)

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Deep dive into the yogic tradition by joining Wildlight's Book Club with Sarah Landicho.

Our first selection will be "The Living Gita" by Sri Swami Satchidananda

As this commentary is specifically written for modern Western readers, this ancient Eastern text of the Bhagavad Gita (Song of God) comes to life for us here in the States. The Gita is the story of Arjuna, who is struggling with an epic war against family and friends, and his charioteer Krishna. Krishna, the Cosmic Lord, offers Arjuna insight into rising above his own humanity and frailties and teaches him how to tap into his inner guide: his Self.

Together we will break down the tale, the commentary, and the yogic terminology and discuss how the story is an allegory for everyday life. Additionally, we'll learn a lot about yoga.

There will be assigned reading for each of the four meet ups (sanghas) so please come prepared to discuss and ask questions.

First assignment: read through Chapter 5 before the first club meeting. Taking notes and preparing for discussion is highly recommended.

Cash donations will be freely accepted and forwarded to the Irving Park Food Pantry as seva (service) to our neighbors.

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Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga at the Jeff Park Sunday Market

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Wildlight Yoga will bring its yoga practice out of the studio and into the neighborhood by offering free 60 minute community yoga classes at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market at the Copernicus Center Annex on April 7th and May 5th at 1pm. Students should bring their own mats and will be asked to sign a waiver before class.

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Family Yoga
Apr
28
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga

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Kiddos got cabin fever? Enjoy a playful and informal yoga class taught to the whole family. Best for kids of walking age and up, but all are welcome. 

No experience necessary. Mats and props will be provided at Wildlight Yoga, 4140 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Admission is $5/person. Pre-registration required. No refunds or credits.

Register here.

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