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Awaken the Wild Woman Within

Awaken the Wild Woman Within

It’s amazing, the patience and love Mama Earth has shown for me through years and years, decades even, of being blinded to Her magic I once submerged myself in. How do I repay Her? If I could, would she even accept such an offer? Or maybe all she wants is for me to follow the call I am finally tuning in to. I will. I am, and if I ever begin to veer away from that call, I pray the women of my ancestral past will call to me louder than ever before. More so, I pray I will listen.

Music Monday!

Music Monday!

The radiant, Julianne Farrell, graces us with some serious 70’s SOUL this Music Monday! What would a Soulful Vinyasa playlist be without the likes of Marvin Gaye or Bill Withers, anyhow?! Dive into these throwbacks and make your way to Julianne’s Restorative + Oils, Soulful Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra, or Power classes this week! She’s walking into the week as an official Reiki Master {congrats you beautiful, deeply connected queen!}, and we are SO ready to marinate in all the wisdom she has to offer!

The Power of Purposeful Language

The Power of Purposeful Language

Our lives are saturated in an endless amount of words, thoughts, questions, opinions, content, etc. etc. etc. So much of what is put out into the Universe has ill intentions, or an absence of intention all together. The practice of yoga teaches us to be purposeful: purposeful in our breath, our movement, and our lives. What if we also applied that sense of purpose to the words we say and conversations we initiate?

Music Monday!

Music Monday!

We’re continuing to extend a warm welcome to our newest BFPY instructor, Lindsey Bliss, with a well deserved Music Monday feature! Lindsey’s mashup is earthy crunchy, and undoubtedly funky–something to ground you on a Monday and then lift you up like it’s Friday! If you’ve been following our Music Monday series, your seasoned enough to know that our instructor’s playlists tend to reflect the unique energy they bring to our community; Lindsey’s music choices are no different! Join her on Tuesdays at 6am for a Power flow led by her rooted, kind, and vibrant spirit!

Music Monday!

Music Monday!

Happy three-day weekend, Bare Feet fam! Chicago may have brought us through the ringer with the cold and rain this spring, but man, did Mother Nature pull through to kick off our summer with a bright and beautiful Memorial Day weekend! Whether your porchin’ it, grillin’ it, cheers-ing it, or workin’ it, let our very own Erin Gamms put the beat in your party today! Can’t get enough of her high vibe jams? Join Erin TONIGHT on your mat for Power at 4pm and keep the energy flowing!

Indulging in Variety: Spice up your Practice

Indulging in Variety: Spice up your Practice

Human beings crave stability—it’s one of our most substantial survival tactics, and one that’s lent to our evolution as the world’s most intelligent (sometimes that’s arguable, in my opinion) species. So, when we find something that works for us, we tend to stick to it. This innate behavior is partially to blame for the stagnation that can come about in our practice. Failing to mix it up cultivates comfortability, and comfortability breeds narrowmindedness, limited growth, and an increasing fear of new. When it comes to yoga, attending one style, or one instructor’s classes will still build strength, manifest peace, and get you on the path of brilliant internal work, but if you’re truly looking to get the most out of your practice, variety is where it’s at!

Free Yoga in the Park

Free Yoga in the Park

Soak in the sunshine and join us all summer long for FREE yoga classes in Mary Bartleme Park every Saturday...
July Prenatal Classes

July Prenatal Classes

Join Julia on Saturday afternoon July 20 for our prenatal class which are designed for any stage in pregnancy. You...
Music Monday!

Music Monday!

The title of this week’s Music Monday playlist [give & take] immediately caught my eye, as I felt intrigued by the yin/yang essence of it all. Maggie Umberger graces us, once again, with a balanced blend of ease inducing sounds and equally invigorating beats! Find center amongst the madness of this Spring’s fickle weather and life’s innate rollercoaster by recruiting Maggie’s mix as the soundtrack to your week–you won’t be disappointed!