Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Workshops with C.K. at YogaNow Gold Coast

Beat the Winter Blues: Yoga for Anxiety, Depression and Stress
Date: Fri 1/28/2011
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost: $25 prepay // $30 Door

Is winter getting you down? In this workshop we will learn about the body-mind connection, and how timeless yoga techniques can be used to restore energy and cultivate a sense of inner peace. We will use basic yoga postures, breathing practices and chanting to manage symptoms associated with the cold season — such as lethargy, racing thoughts and negativity. We will also discuss how small changes in diet and lifestyle can help you manage your moods. You will go home armed with practical, time-tested tools to help you weather winter.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of student who are currently experiencing mild to moderate seasonal-related symptoms. It is not intended to be a substitute for therapy or medical treatment, but can serve as a support to current treatment.

Date: Sat 1/29/2011
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cost: $25 prepay / $30 door

~Looking for a yoga practice that’s tailored to your needs?
~Curious about Mysore style practice but think you’re not "advanced" enough?
~Interested in learning Mysore-style in a relaxed space with other newbies?

This workshop will provide a step-by-step introduction to Mysore-style ashtanga
vinyasa yoga practice, with lots of time for questions and details.

Mysore-style ashtanga is the system of yoga taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India, where students practice a sequence of poses at their own pace and instruction is given one-on-one. This safe, effective system is tailored to each student’s needs, and is suitable for everyone from beginners to seasoned practitioners who would like to transition into a Mysore-style practice.

Each student will receive a “cheat sheet” of the postures, and will be ready to develop a self-practice and join the morning Mysore classes at YogaNow.

Combined with today's YogaNowGroupon Deal ($49 for a month of unlimited classes), this is a ideal opportunity for newbies to learn ashtanga the traditional way.

More info on both workshops - and Maha Sadhanas on March 4 and April 23 - here

Photo by Dreyfus (c) 2010


  1. How about you come out to the super boonies and help us old guys with bad backs>?
    Free lodging at the Dreyfus mansion.

  2. great workshops!
    best of luck. i'm doing one on sunday in pullman of all places. never even been there.

  3. Drey - Isn't that what we did on Boxing Day?

    Bindi - That's awesome! If I remember correctly, it takes a long time to get there.

  4. yup. 111th & cottage grove. i've been watching a great chicago historical documentary & that is a very important area. it's where our rail system was invented. doing a ws to see if weekly classes are even possible.

  5. The company town also plays a large role in US labor history, as the center of the 1894 Pullman Strike - which crippled American rail travel.

  6. the docu ended at the fire. we're waiting for the next part. thx! chicago has such a bizarre history i can't believe i never even knew before yesterday who our very first mayor was. keep learning i guess