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We're sure glad we rescheduled, because it was crazy hot and stormy a couple weeks ago.  But now the forecast looks perfect!  So come gather amongst the grand cottonwoods at Harbert Park and we'll share a feast.

Located on McDaniel between Crain and Greenleaf, east of the North Shore Canal, this hidden gem has a great playground and sliver of forest (where Nick leads his Thursday morning outdoor classes). Bring your kids, lawn chairs if you have them, maybe some musical instruments?

RSVP here and let us know what you can bring:


We can't wait to see you in person! If it's lightly/sporadically sprinkling, we will still meet under the picnic shelter. If it's raining heavily, we will meet at the studio.

Nick, Lela and the Grateful Crew

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Coming Soon

Are you interested in starting yoga but intimidated by drop-in classes?

Does Zoom yoga leave you wondering if you’re doing the poses right?

Are you nursing an injury and unsure whether yoga will help or hurt?

This June, join Becky Liston for a thorough 4-week overview of the fundamentals of postural yoga. You will learn the most common poses and the principles behind them, as well as the basics of yogic breathing and relaxation. Becky is a physical therapist as well as a yoga teacher, and she can offer expert advice on how to modify yoga to fit your unique bodily circumstances.

This series will prepare you to step confidently into any of Grateful Yoga’s Gentle or Hatha Basics classes, or Becky’s regular yoga therapy series. In-person at the studio.  Size is limited to 10 students to allow individuated instruction

Cost: 4 weeks for $80, members save 15%, sliding scale gladly offered

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Qigong is a Chinese healing art that uses breathing, movement, visualization and focused intention to circulate qi (energy/life force). It helps revitalize the body and supports well-being. This style of qigong features continuous gentle movements, tapping to awaken qi meridian lines, and guided meditative imagery to mirror the way nature flows.

This seasonal workshop will honor with the transition between the season of Late Summer (associated with the Earth) and Fall (associated with Metal).  Lisa will lead practices to support a release of summer energies and a smooth entrance into the autumnal dynamics of reflection and letting go. Chinese medicine associates Fall with the lungs & large intestine, so this is an auspicious time to strengthen the lung qi to prepare the immune & respiratory system for the cold season to come.

The workshop will conclude with a 15-minute sound bath, where participants can luxuriate in vibratory delight as Lisa fills the room with crystal singing bowls, chimes, Native American flute and vocal tones.

This workshop is held in person at the studio. Masks optional, please don't come if you are symptomatic - we'll give you a refund.

12 spots are available. This workshop often sells out, so reserve soon if you want to guarantee your spot.

Cost: $30, members save 15%

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Days squinting at Zoom galleries
Nights slumping in the flicker of Netflix
Exercise routines lost to caution or closures
Aches and pains accumulating
Posture degrading

The pandemic has left many of us feeling disconnected, not just from each other, but from our own bodies.

If you're ready to break the spell of resignation and build some new momentum, Nick Beem has created an 8-week yoga series designed to revitalize your relationship with your physical body. 

In concert with his fall teaching focus on the Earth element, this course will emphasize what is most dense and supportive in the body: the bones, muscles and sinews. The centerpiece will be a tour of all the major joints of the body.

Engaging mini-lectures will share surprising and delightful information about how your body works that "should have been in the manual".  Targeted yoga and movement sequences will help you develop experiential understanding of your anatomy and the "why" behind yoga alignment principles.  You will receive reading and home exercises to amplify your learning between sessions.

By the end of the course, you may notice a new affection and admiration for your unique body and the history it embodies.  You'll be more confident in adapting yoga to your unique needs, and have lots of new paths to follow in your home practice.

12 spots available in person. Practices will be recorded and shared.  Zoom-only option also available via a separate registration.

Some previous yoga or movement experience recommended.

There will be no class on Oct 11 or Nov 22.

Cost: $185, members save 15%

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New Essay from Nick

Weekly Class Schedule

We are planning to keep adding to our in-studio schedule as interest builds. Please let us know what you are looking for!


10-11:15a Hatha Yoga & Meditation with Nick (Studio / Zoom 1)
12-1p Yoga for Lifelong Strength with Becky
(just started, still time to join)


9:30-10:45 Yoga Reboot with Sarah (Studio/Zoom 2)
NEW 12- 1p Midday Movement and Meditation with Rhoda (Zoom 1)


9:30-10:45a Hatha Yoga and Meditation with Lela (Studio / Zoom 1)
7-8p Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga with Rose (Studio)


8:30-9:45a Mindful Outdoor Experience with Nick
(Harbert Park, West Evanston)
10-11a Gentle Yoga with Rhoda (Zoom 1)
7-8p Evening Meditation & Movement (Studio / Zoom 1)


9:30-10:45a Yoga with Sarah Westbrook (Studio / Zoom 1)


8:30-9:30a Prenatal with Lela (Studio / Zoom 2)
10-11:15a Yoga and Meditation with Lela (Studio / Zoom 1)
12:15-1:30p Hatha Basics with Nick (Studio / Zoom 1)


8:30-10a Hatha Basics with Stacia (Zoom 1)
NEW 9-10a Mindful Vinyasa with Eliza (Studio only)
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Since 2005, Grateful Yoga has been supported by students who value a mindful practice in a peaceful, welcoming environment.  We educate our students with insights from the ancient practices of Hatha yoga, as well as the modern insights of growth psychology, yoga therapy, kinesiology and neuroscience.

Our highly-qualified teachers offer weekly group classes, specialized educational series, mentorship and training for new teachers and health professionals, private instruction, yoga nidra, and perinatal yoga.
We aim to become an inclusive center for deep yogic study and self-transformation. Students of all ages, religious beliefs and experience levels are welcome in our community.

We hope to be a lasting part of your journey toward health and joy.

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