Looking forward to better times ahead

For your consideration this week

Two New Weekly Evening Classes!

Jane Alexander headshotEvening yogis rejoice!  We have a new 5:30-6:30p Tuesday class starting this week with Jane Alexander. She is a yoga therapist with experience supporting recovery of all kinds, whether from surgery, illness or addiction.  Try a free 15-minute neck and shoulder reset miniclass with her.

The class will follow Sarah's Friday format of "Steady and Strong Yoga", with a particular focus on core strength.  This means much more than just ab work!  Jane is especially savvy to the role of the pelvic floor in supporting the rest of the central axis, and her class will be an excellent addition to our biomechanics-savvy weekly offerings.  You can attend in person (it's nice!) or via Zoom.

If you like having evening class options at Grateful, please support this class!

Studio Updates

Schedules Changes Coming in March

Nick returns!
Saturdays, 12:15-1:30 Hatha Basics (note new start time) beginning March 5
Mondays 10-11:15a Hatha Yoga & Meditation beginning March 7
More details coming in the next newsletter.

Yoga Reboot with Sarah moves to
Tuesdays 9:30-10:45a beginning March 8

Updated Covid Policy

All of our in-studio classes will remain hybrid for the foreseeable future, meaning you can join via Zoom or reserve a space in-person. We will continue offering many Zoom only classes as well. Our Mayor has given us indication that it is likely for Evanston to follow suit with the state of IL and lift the mask mandate on Feb 28.

Our plan beginning March 1 is to:
  • Continue to require proof of vaccination
  • Limit student attendance to 16 people instead of 10
  • Run an anti-viral air filter throughout class
  • Allow students and teachers to wear masks as they see fit. Please wear a mask if you have any lingering symptoms of something that you know isn't Covid, just to help us all feel more comfortable practicing next to you.
  • Lela & Rose will assess the comfort levels of the prenatal yoga classes separately and come to an agreement with current students that may be different from studio policy.
We have done our best to accommodate the variety of comfort levels within our customer base. We hope to now give vaccinated students the opportunity to practice without masks at our studio, as many have requested. It is our hope that continuing to offer nearly everything in hybrid format, as well as the easy availability of N95 masks for those who want them, will defray some of the difficulty of this transition. Please let us know if you have any questions.

New Text Rebooking Service

We are testing new AI service that reaches out to regular students via text/email and makes it easy to reserve a class.  We hope this will be helpful rather than annoying - do let us know how it works for you.

Spring Workshops

Weekly Class Schedule

We are seeking to add more classes in the coming months, especially as the pandemic wave subsides.  If you are interested in teaching at Grateful Yoga, we'd love to discuss it with you.


10-11:30a Yoga Reboot with Sarah W (Studio / Zoom 1) until Feb 28
10-11:15a Hatha Yoga & Meditation with Nick (Studio/Zoom 1) begins March 7
12-1p Yoga for Bone Health with Becky (Zoom 2, 6 week series)


9:30-10:45 Yoga Reboot with Sarah (Studio/Zoom 2) begins March 8
10-11a Gentle Yoga with Chair with Rhoda (Zoom 1)
12-1p All-Levels Noon Yoga with Abby Factor (Zoom 1)
NEW 5:30-6:30p Steady and Strong with Jane (Studio / Zoom 1)


9:30-10:45a Hatha Yoga and Meditation with Lela (Studio / Zoom 1)
12-1p Yoga for Managing Chronic Pain (Zoom 2, 4 week series)
7-8p Prenatal Yoga with Rose (Studio / Zoom 2)


10-11a Gentle Yoga with Rhoda (Zoom 1)
12-1p Yoga for Lifelong Strength (Zoom 2, 6 week series)
NEW 7-8p Evening Meditation & Movement (Studio / Zoom 1)


9:30-10:45a Yoga with Sarah Westbrook (Studio / Zoom 1)
12-1p All-Levels Noon Yoga with Abby Factor (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)
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Grateful Yoga Recommends

Vishoka Meditation courses with Joe Somodi, ParaYoga Level 2 Certified Instructor and Certified Vishoka Meditation Instructor. Learn more about this wonderful practice and his upcoming offerings, including a free webinar on Feb 22!
Learn to teach conscious relaxation yoga nidra with Mia Park. Hybrid/recorded in Chicago, 30 hour CEU, March - April, 2022. Guide anyone into a healing rest of higher consciousness. 0% interest payment plans and early bird pricing.
Our beloved Stacia and her husband Alex have opened their new by-the-slice pizza restaurant on Central St (where Symphony's used to be). We've had to chance to sample their food and it's super delicious.  Stay tuned to their Facebook for daily specials and news.
Weekly music classes at Grateful Yoga now for ages 0-5 and their caregivers! Led by the amazing Nicole Jaworski on Tuesdays. Feb 22 11-11:45 and then in March will be 11:15-12. Learn more and register here!

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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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