• Warrior 2 / Virabhadrasana Dwi


  • Yoli Maya Yeh teaches Tantric philosophy


  • Assisted savanasa


  • Assisted seated twist

    Looking Inward

  • Supported savasana

    Present to life

  • Pranayama instruction


  • Chair / Utkatasana


 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

Upcoming Grateful Events

We have been having some problems with our shopping cart system. If you are having trouble purchasing the correct class option through this page, try visiting the MindBody Online page directly where you can purchase, reserve and manage your account.

News & Cancellations

  • Reservations recommended for Gentle Yoga: Rhoda's classes are getting full (for good reason). Ensure you spot by registering in advance.  You can reserve multiple weeks in a row by starting on this page.
  • Lela is now on maternity leave until September 2016.  Nick will be on paternity leave through early-mid June.
  • Lela's 85 hour Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher training with The Amala School of Prenatal Yoga is returning to Chicago in 2017- Now open for registration!

Spring Theme: Fire Practices

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Fire (agni) is a metaphor for spiritual transformation, the force that transmutes the unknown into the known, obstacles into awakenings, the mundane into the sacred. Fire practices point towards the final destination of yoga - experiential knowledge of the Mystery.  No dogmatic lectures here - just possibilities to be tested with first-hand experience.

This theme comes last in our yearly curriculum, as it draws on the physical and mental stability of Earth and Moon practices, and the energetic expansion and sensitivity that comes from Sun practice.  Classes will include more opportunities for self-reflection and longer (5-10 minute) meditations.  

Learn more about our year-long syllabus here.

Some suggested reading:

Be Here Now by Ram Das

A Gradual Awakening by Stephen Levine

Meditation for the Love of It by Sally Kempton

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Join the Summer Intensive

To support your commitment to practice, we offer unlimited classes for the months of summer. Start any time in June. $95 per month for three months.

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