Yoga and Mind/Body

Sweat it out or go with the flow. Connection is key.

 

Yoga and Mind/Body Classes at Chicago Athletic Clubs

Yoga is grounded in an ancient meditation system using breath as a means to connect the mind with the body. Our highly-experienced Chicago yoga instructors teach poses, postures and movements from gymnastics and martial arts, and different forms of meditation to enhance your flexibility and strength. Our yoga professionals also assist you with control and mind-body connectedness.  The Chicago Athletic Clubs yoga classes are the same as what you might expect from a traditional yoga studio, but with the added perk of full gym access. When you step into our gym's yoga area, you access a space where it is all about you, giving you a chance to focus on your breathing, your practice, and your mind/body connection. Who doesn't love that? View our offered yoga classes below, and consult the schedule of your local Chicago Athletic Club location to get started.

Class Types

Ashtanga Power Yoga

This vigorous method of yoga involves synchronizing breath with a progressive sequence of postures to help build strength, flexibility and detoxify the body. Progress is easily assessed because the sequence is always the same.

Feldenkrais®

Feldenkrais is awareness through movement. Each class is an enjoyable sensory-motor approach to learning new ways of moving, eliminating pain, enhancing performance and improving posture.

Foam Roller Recovery

This class helps you use a foam roller to alleviate myofascia and muscular discomfort. It also aids in increasing flexibility and mobility.

Gentle Yoga

This yoga class offers a slower pace that is gentler on the joints. All levels are welcome.



Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga refers to any type of yoga involving physical postures, or asanas. Hatha Yoga balances mind and body using poses, controlled breathing and calming of the mind, while teaching poise, balance and strength. When the term Hatha is used to describe a class it is a very informative, basic and slow moving class that focuses on alignment and structure.

Hot Room Yoga

The room is heated to allow you to go deeper into the poses and to release toxins from your body. This physical and athletic form of yoga helps increase your flexibility, build strength and coordination through twenty-six different poses that focus on the mind and body.



Live Music Yoga

Live Music Yoga is a Vinyasa class in which the DJ blends her own music with sounds from across genres — soul, hip hop, classical, rock, top 40, world music — to create a fun atmosphere of intense physical focus. The goal is for the music to support and enhance the yoga while never overpowering the teaching or flow of the class.

Meditation

Improve concentration and awareness through meditation. Learn how to focus on the breath and connect the mind, body and spirit for greater peace and relaxation. Take the preceding yoga class as preparation or just come for the group guided meditation. Newcomers encouraged.



Meditative Yoga

This class is designed to take all yoga students to the next level of yoga practice. We will begin the class with yoga stretches and move into a group guided meditation. You will learn to focus your energy through a mind and body connection. All students are encouraged to work at their own capacity to deepen their practice. You will experience heightened concentration, insight and clarity.

One Hour Yoga

This format is great for students who find themselves short on time, and is also popular for beginners who are easing into yoga. Although 60 minutes can fly by quickly, this shorter class is no less challenging. It is similar to Multi-Level Yoga, and a variety of yoga styles are taught depending on the instructor..

Power Flow Yoga

A vigorous form of Vinyasa Flow that links a sequence of asanas (poses) together safely so they can be done repeatedly, until it feels effortless with the breath and meditative for the mind. This practice can be very cardiovascular and fun.



Qi Gong

Qi Gong is an ancient system of simple movements designed to stimulate the body's natural energy flow promoting balance and healing. The meditative quality of the movements helps one relax and breathe deeply, enhancing the sense of well-being.

Stretch

Dynamically increase your flexibility. Create more space and less tension in the body with passive and active stretching designed to increase muscle length.



Tai Chi

Experience Tai Chi from a more Western approach. Incorporating postures and sequences from the 108-move set of Tai Chi, this class also works with traditional yoga positions to teach Tai Chi in less complicated movements, providing even beginner students the opportunity to experience the benefits of meditative movement. Open to all levels. Loose fitting clothes with some flexibility are suggested, and either gym shoes or bare feet.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga focuses on the connective tissue (yin) rather than muscle (yang). Poses are held for longer periods of time, with support from blocks, in order to accomplish the proper stretching of connective tissue and increased flexibility of the joints.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

This dynamic and physically demanding style of yoga is energetic and heating, as it flows from one pose to the next in a seamless Vinyasa. Great for building stamina and strength. Experience meditation through movement, as opposed to seated meditation.

Yoga (Beginner)

An ideal introduction to yoga, the pace of this class is slower and gives more detailed explanations of moves, postures, alignments and breath. Learn the fundamentals and structural foundation of each position.



Yoga (Multi-Level)

This class allows for a variety of experience levels from beginner to advanced. The instructor challenges the skill level of each participant. Students are encouraged to work at their own capacity and build their yoga practice slowly over time.



Yoga Elements

This basic class explores the movement patterns that create yoga poses. With emphasis placed on developing body awareness, detailed instructions are provided for each individual pose.

Yoga Sculpt

Yoga Sculpt is a modern form of yoga that combines Vinyasa Yoga, strength training, cardiovascular fitness and core work. This yoga class uses weights to strengthen the practice, while helping tone and shape the body. Burn calories, build stamina, increase strength and flexibility and increase lean muscle mass.



Interested in some One-on-One?  Check out our Private Yoga.

Get the most out of your workout

  • Please note some classes require advance sign up at the Customer Service Desk to reserve a spot.
  • Please arrive on time for the warm-up and stay through the entire class.
  • Please inform instructors of any special considerations (pregnancy, diabetes, recent surgery, etc.). CAC recommends a physical examination before undertaking any exercise program.
  • Instructors will be substituted from time-to-time. Any substitutions, deletions or additions to the printed schedules will be posted at the front desk.

Yoga Class Schedules