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 November 8 through December 20 with no class on November 22. 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.  One of our YogaFish mamas recently sent us the following:

I thank God for the prenatal yoga you provided. I could rely on my breathing and mind/body/soul connection to get me through. Prenatal yoga also prepared me physically bc the baby was facing the wrong (OP/sunny side up) during pregnancy but she naturally turned on her own during delivery. The service you & Yoga Fish are offering is doing mamas and babies some good!”

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! 

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

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. 

MELT Method with Amba Greene: Just in time for the holidays! Saturday, December 5, 1-4 pm. Learn simple self-care techniques you can use every day to make your body feel better and function more efficiently. Relieve aches and pains brought on by aging and active living. Reduce inflammation, 134979ease chronic neck & low back strain, improve alignment, & learn how to keep your whole body working better.
Join Advanced MELT Instructor Amba Greene for a 3- hour workshop to introduce you to MELT. We will cover the basic MELT techniques for beginners, and, the specific sequencing of the moves will restore your energy just in time for the Holidays!!!
My introductory workshops are perfect for both beginners and intermediate students. They offer an opportunity to learn about MELT and how it feels when we apply positive compression in the body. For those of you who have been MELTing, I offer a different focus each time, so you can try new techniques; other sequences; and fresh cues as you continue your relationship with MELT. A new handout too!!! Suitable for all levels. Tuition: $50 before November 28, $60 after.  For more information or to reserve your space, please click here. 

Savaaaahsana! Vibrational Sound Meditation and Restoration Practice with Kim Cook. Saturday, December 19, 1-2:30.  Just in time for the holidays! Have il_340x270.670624176_aivzyou ever wished Savasana lasted longer? We have just the practice for you!  Join Kim for this special 90 minute session of just your favorite pose- Savasana! We’ll use supportive props to create a restorative, relaxing pose that’s right for you. Then it’s time to drop into a deep meditative state as the healing vibrations of Crystal Bowls and a specially tuned Harp wash over and through your body, mind and soul. You’ll leave refreshed, relaxed, and rejuvenated.  Tuition: $20. No experience required. For more information or to reserve your space, please click here.