What’s New at YogaFish?

Dear friends: as we head into cooler months, please keep in mind that our space is limited. Reserving via MindBody’s online scheduling system is the best way to ensure your spot in class. We also ask that when visiting our studio, you park in the middle of the lot (not in front of a building) or in one of the two spots directly in front of our space. This keeps our neighbors happy, which is very important to us. Thanks for your help! 


YogaFish friend and prenatal student Tara shows off her prenatal yoga skills in baby Olivia’s nursery!

Prenatal Yoga Sessions are ongoing! Join our resident prenatal expert, Gina Peruski and a wonderful group of mothers-to-be. Classes run from 1:30-2:30 through the end of October. Practicing yoga in pregnancy helps to strengthen and stretch muscles, release tension and maintain good posture. Prenatal yoga also aids in relaxation and communing with your baby. There are many benefits in attending a prenatal yoga class during pregnancy beyond what you can receive in a general yoga class. Our prenatal yoga classes teach postures and breathing techniques that help prepare you for labor and delivery. We ask that you commit to the full series of classes to assure that you become familiar with these techniques and reap greater benefits. The program, conducted in a calm, peaceful environment will help strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. A safe, open community allows you to freely discuss any issues, from discomforts and concerns, to the wonderful new changes your body and baby are experiencing. Beginners are welcome. No previous yoga experience is required. Prenatal students should eat something light approximately one hour before class. Register online to reserve your space in class today! 

For more information or to reserve your space, please click here.

1972261_655174854544705_1407643906_nSaturday, September 26, 1-3 pm. Head-To-Toe Yin Reboot with Laura Wenger, ERYT200, RYT500. Through the quiet practice of yin yoga, we use longer holds and mindful breathing techniques to effect lasting change on both the tissues of the body and the neuronal pathways of our brain. In this special two-hour session, we’ll stretch from head to toe for a complete “reboot” of your body and mind. For more information or to reserve your space, please click here. Space is limited. Tuition: $20. 

Two New Classes on the Schedule October 1! Effective October 1, join Darlene Albero Thursdays at 11 am for Hatha Hour or Kim Cook Saturdays at 8 am for Yin/Yang Fusion Flow (replacing Vinyasa). 

  • Hatha Hour- A convenient one hour complete yoga practice that provides balance, strength and flexibility for the whole body. Recharge and rejuvenate with this midday practice. All levels welcome. 
  • Yin Yang Fusion Flow- A balanced yoga practice incorporating the graceful flowing sequences of Vinyasa and the deep calming poses of Yin. Starting with pranayama, we will move into a slow-flow, breath-aware vinyasa practice to stimulate and move prana through the physical body, ending with several yin postures on the floor or against the wall. Combining the dynamic movement of vinyasa with the long holds of yin builds self-awareness, flexibility, strength, and calmness of mind and spirit. 

Integrative Breathwork: A Path To Deepen into the Psyche with Lorraine Meyer. Saturday, October 17, 1-4 pm. We are so pleased to be bringing Lorraine and her powerful technique back to our studio! Through the use of esoteric music, the breath and the meditative state they create; the 3478881deeper strata of the unconscious mind opens and pours out its gifts. It is in this rich subjective life that all new creations first begin to stir, and to which we must continually return to be made anew in every phase of our lives.Integrative Breathwork is a safe, experiential process that allows us to connect with our inner wisdom and creativity.  Through the breathwork process, it is possible to journey from our conscious emotional and mental states into expanded realms of consciousness. To learn more about Lorraine Meyer visit Healing-Arts-Miami.com. Register online for this workshop- space is limited!

The Gift of Present Time with Robin Jillson. Saturday, November 7, 1-3 pm. “Be in the 82moment.” “Stay present.” “Enjoy the Now.” Most of us have heard those expressions, but few of us have learned exactly what that means and how to achieve it. This fun and experiential workshop teaches you to be fully present in your body and emotions and give you tools you can use immediately to improve your happiness and well-being. Our time together will acquaint you with the right brain and how it perceives time, teach you to recognize physical and emotional present time, and provide you with guided experiences of present time. There will be plenty of time for questions, discussion and suggestions for everyday practice. Tuition: $20. For yogis and non-yogis alike- no experience required! For more information or to reserve your space, please click here.

Reiki Levels I and II with Rev George Hughes, IAYT, E-RYT 500, LMT (MA61756). Saturday, November 21, 1-6:30 (Level 1) and/or Saturday, December 12, 1-6:30 (Level 2). Join us for one or both of these workshops. Level I is a prerequisite for Level II.

Level I : Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also reiki_healing_handspromotes healing. It is a form of hands-on-healing used to cleanse, balance and heal while invigorating the mind, body and soul. Reiki is based on the idea that an energy life force flows within each of us. This workshop will be led by George Hughes, an Usui Reiki Master, massage therapist, and yoga teacher.  We will explore the principles and practice of Reiki Self-Healing in an environment that promotes self-discovery as well. One cannot begin to heal others until they have taken the responsibility to heal themselves. This clear, concise and hands-on class gives all participants the opportunity to discover the relaxation, healing and balance available through Reiki practice. George also encourages participants to discover their unique intuitive abilities. No experience necessary. Tuition:  $100 on or before November 13; $125 after. 

Level II: Reiki II is an incredible opportunity to move beyond the healing of oneself andUsui-Reiki-Attunements-at-Sat-Nam-Yoga-Chicago discover how inspiring it is to share the healing energy of the Universal Life Force with others. Participants will learn to draw and visualize the ancient healing symbols used to add strength and focus to a Reiki Session. These symbols are the essence and formula of Reiki. In this class we continue to explore each student’s individual intuitive abilities as well as participating in a lovely exercise in self-discovery. This clear, concise and hands-on class gives all participants the opportunity to discover the relaxation, healing and balance available through Reiki practice. Class includes an opportunity for each participant to give and receive a full Reiki Healing Session. Participants must have completed Reiki Level I either with George or another Reiki Master/Teacher. Tuition:  $100 on or before December 3; $125 after.

Space is limited. Please note that you must enroll in each of the workshops separately. For more information or to reserve your space, please click here.