• Warrior 2 / Virabhadrasana Dwi

    Focus

  • Yoli Maya Yeh teaches Tantric philosophy

    Learning

  • Assisted savanasa

    Ease

  • Assisted seated twist

    Looking Inward

  • Supported savasana

    Present to life

  • Pranayama instruction

    Clarity

  • Chair / Utkatasana

    Strength

 What is my pathway to health?

How do I access tranquility during tumultuous times?

How do I make the most of this precious life?

You may have heard that yoga will help you feel better
in your body. This is true! But it's also just the beginning.

Simple, enjoyable movement brings your body into balance.
Pain and tension begin to dissipate.
You feel more alive and awake, prepared to
act with confidence and clarity.

It's common to feel too busy or out of shape to join a class -
yet this is precisely why it's beneficial to come!

Yoga is a priceless investment in your long-term happiness.
You leave each class feeling more at ease in your body,
less bothered by stress, and more present to joy.

Here you will be welcomed into a community that
accepts you and supports your desire to grow.
Our highly-trained teachers will safely challenge and inspire you.

This humble studio can be your urban sanctuary -
the place you come to remember who you are
and who you want to become.

Welcome to Grateful Yoga

Summer Theme: Earth Practices

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Yoga study begins with the root of our human experience - the physical body.  This summer, we will use yoga and meditation explore the unique intelligence and power of many bodily selves: bones, muscles, organs, glands, fluids.  We will contemplate the different histories that dwell in our different parts - personal, cultural, biological, cosmological.  Topics may include experiential anatomy education, freeing our posture from "do's and don'ts", evolutionary and developmental biology, the dialogue between effort and surrender, the lost art of relaxation, and what "cleansing" really means.  Learn more about our year-long syllabus here.

Supportive reading

Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin

Natural Intelligence: Body-Mind Integration and Human Development by Susan Aposhyan

Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body by Reginald Ray

Upcoming Grateful Events

Studio Updates

  • New classes: Friday evening Mindful Movement & Meditation with Tom Hilgardner begins 7/21. 7:30-8:45p and Monday 5:15-6:30p with Ginger. Both classes are now $10 to drop-in! Class packages and memberships also welcome.
  • Sunday 8:30-10a Hatha 1 is now taught by Stacia. We will miss you dearly, Eliza!
  • Thursday 5p Hatha 1 class is now taught by Corinne Peterson.
  • Tuesday 6-7p Gentle Yoga with Stacia has resumed. Appropriate for all levels.

Visiting Teachers

  • Uma Dinsmore-Tuli comes to yogaview for a weekend of Total Yoga Nidra and Womb Yoga. Author of Yoni Shakti and pioneer of Tantra Yoga for Women in the modern age, this is not to be missed! Sign up today for all or part of her training. Some events are welcome to men as well.
  • Rod Stryker of ParaYoga comes to Evanston! It's hard to believe, but it's true. Lela & Nick's primary teacher is offering a weekend at the Heartwood Center called "The Art & Science of Personal Practice", November 18-19. Sign up here.

Reserve a class

Occasionally our classes are full - book in advance to guarantee your spot.

Become a Sustaining Member

Grateful Yoga wants to make it affordable to practice several times a week, so we offer the Sustaining Membership - unlimited attendance in drop-in classes + 15% discount on events + access to audio class archive. Come twice a week and pay $11/class!

Gift Certificates Available

Who really needs more stuff? And who doesn't need yoga? Printed cards and email-able PDF's available.