Announcing updated Covid policies + two new events this week
Of course, all of this is subject to change!

For your consideration this week

As we venture out from this last pandemic wave, yoga offers us a place to find solid ground - physically, emotionally and spiritually. In this workshop we will come into connection with our own inner sense of ground through movement, breath, sound and yoga nidra meditation. We will continue exploring the 5 Essential Movements through an exploration of "pushing" (anchoring, stabilizing, grounding, etc.). Come join us as we anchor in this new year, feel the grounding support of the Earth, and inner stability as we navigate this ever changing terrain of life!

This workshop is part 2 of a monthly series exploring the 5 Essential Movements. Each month we will explore a different movement as it manifests in our bodies, breath, the season, and other meanings as they unfold. Please join us for as many sessions as you'd like.

Held in Zoom Studio 1. Each workshop will be recorded. The recording will be available for two weeks after each workshop.  (You can email us to purchase the recording of a past workshop.)

Cost: $30/workshop
Members save 15%, sliding scale gladly offered

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Living with chronic pain is frustrating and exhausting. Once-enjoyable experiences become shadowed with discomfort or impossible. Doctors can do little besides offer medication and surgery, which may not work or cause new problems. The world of alternative medicine is vast and confusing, often involving expensive supplements or therapies of unknown effectiveness.

Many have found yoga and mindfulness practices to be powerful tools for reducing or resolving chronic pain and tension patterns. Not only are they affordable and accessible, they affirm our capacity to heal ourselves.

In this 4-week workshop, Rhoda Miriam will share a set of practices she has found helpful for working with her own chronic pain.

  • Rebalancing muscle tension through gentle, sustained yoga poses;
  • Deep nervous system relaxation through breathing techniques and guided relaxation (yoga nidra);
  • Pain Reprocessing Therapy, a method for reprogramming the brain’s neural pathways through mindful attention, thereby shifting the experience of painful symptoms.

All sessions take place on Zoom and will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.

Participants may wish to schedule a one-on-one yoga therapy session with Rhoda where she can customize the practices for individual circumstances. She will offer a discounted rate for up to 30 days after the series concludes.

Cost: $95 / members save 15% / sliding scale gladly offered

Nick interviews Rhoda about her upcoming series
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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
Read more about his sabbatical insights and new teaching orientation in his latest Substack newsletter.

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

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.

More Spring Workshops

This workshop has been full for the last two months.  Reserve your spot now!

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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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!

Nick's Newsletter

From Nick's latest reflections on the end of his sabbatical and return to teaching:

So after spending many years refining the content of my teaching, I am inspired to turn my focus to developing the ritual process of yoga classes. While still weaving in my various scientific and philosophical fascinations, I hope my classes can become more effective, impactful weekly rituals for those who wish to attend. In this vein, I am de-emphasizing the “study” aspect by changing my class names back to Hatha Basics (Saturdays at 12:15p) and Hatha Yoga and Meditation (Mondays at 10a). I am also making my classes 15 minutes shorter, so they don’t require such a big commitment.

(Never fear, yoga nerds: “Yoga Studies” will live on as workshops, book clubs and specialized series that take up particular topics.)
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If you know anyone who might be interested in/desperately need our classes, we'd be grateful for a referral.  Perhaps you can send them this newsletter?  We also appreciate you liking and sharing our Facebook posts, or leaving reviews on Facebook and Yelp.

Get to know us

Try one of these sample classes with Nick and Lela

Rather just listen? Try one of our prerecorded audio practices available to stream or download here.

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.

Learn more, see our full schedule of weekly classes at

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