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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!

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!

A Letter of Thanks to You

A Letter of Thanks to You

Bare Feet feels like home. The blue, orange, and yellow have become familiar and welcoming colors, as have the smell of incense and sight of genuinely happy people. I’m getting to know the community by name, learning to understand what makes you all tick, speaking to your deepest questions and desires while you’re on your mat, and laughing alongside you more times than I can count. It’s better than any narrative I ever could have conjured up in my head.

Music Monday!

Music Monday!

Robin, our fearless leader, is in full force this week! With the support of these upbeat, Earthy jams there’s no doubt she’ll be bringing her high vibrations and lust for life to your mat. So whether it’s in your living room or amongst the warmth of our orange and yellow walls, take a listen, soak in the music, and break it down on your mat to raise it up in your life!

Music Monday!

Music Monday!

Bradshaw’s bringing you the beat this week as Music Monday’s featured teacher! His upbeat energy is enough to light up your day and keep you coming back to his evening classes for more. Take a listen, and when you get caught up in the good vibes, follow their lead because here at Bare Feet we #followthehappypeople !

This Double Life I Live

This Double Life I Live

Lately, I’ve felt the sting of living in multiple different worlds. There are so many reasons why I enjoy participating in the various cultures associated with my many passions, interests, and careers. So much wisdom is gained from exposing yourself to different perspectives, values, and ways of life—it keeps us grounded, open minded, understanding, and compassionate. What happens, though, when your thought process and priorities begin to liken more closely to one community over the others?

Music Monday!

Music Monday!

What better way to ring in this rainy day, than with Julia Frazier’s “April Showers” playlist! Julia’s jams will give you a little energy boost to get you up and at ’em today, while staying just smooth and groovy enough to ride the wave of ease and relaxation that comes along with a stormy day. Bundle up and turn on your speakers, the good vibrations are ready to pour over you!