Thursday, June 19, 2008


I'm offering two free* Dharma Mittra yoga classes each week though mid-July as part of my teacher training.

These Level I classes are suitable for all levels of student - from raw beginners to seasoned practitioners who wish to slow down. I find this meditative sequence helpful to my ashtanga practice; it opens the hips and shoulders like nothing else. It also seems to magically alleivate aches and pains caused by everything from air travel to overpracticing. These classes are small - very small - and you will get all of the personal attention you need. They each end with pranayama (breathing techniques) and a brief meditation.

FRIDAYS, 10-11AM, through July 11
Silverspace, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago
(Just south of North/Milwaukee/Damen; look for the black door, just north of the Bongo Room). Yes, we will be holding class on Friday, July 4.

TUESDAYS, 11:15-12:15AM, through July 8
Yoga Trek Center, 911 S. Lombard Ave. in Oak Park
(It's literally a few steps from the CTA blue line's Lombard stop and the Eisenhower Expressway's Austin exit).

*(NOTE: The suggested donation for each class is $5, which benefits future teacher trainees. If you can't afford $5, you are welcome to come anyway).


Maha Sadhana with Cara Jepsen at Yoga Trek Center
Saturday, June 28
1-4 PM
Suggested donation $25 (or pay-what-you-can)

This amazing session -- it means "The Great Practice" - will help to deepen your yoga practice. It begins with spiritual Purification discourses and continues with in-depth, long and challenging Shiva Namaskara posture practice, a classical hatha flow that is invigorating but not exhausting. It will include a healing deep relaxation and a meditation practice. Personal attention and helpful hints are given throughout the session as well as direction toward the real true goal of Yoga. For Intermediate thru Advanced Yogis.


Dharma Mittra has been teaching the science of yoga since 1967 in New York City. He is the creator of the Master Yoga Chart of 908 Poses and author of the book 608 Yoga Poses (he’s also the teacher doing the hands-free headstand in Vanity Fair magazine and the inspiration for the Yoga Journal book Yoga).

Cara Jepsen began teaching yoga in 1998 and first studied with Dharma Mittra in 1999. She has completed his 200-hour teacher training and is currently finishing his advanced (500 hour) Life of a Yogi intensive. She also teaches ashtanga vinyasa yoga and has spent nine months in India studying with ashtanga guru Pattabhi Jois.

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