742 12th St
Wilmette, IL

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Holiday Schedule: Christmas/New Year's

Sunday, December 24th: Christmas Eve

8:00-9:30am All-Levels Flow with Heather
10:30-11:45am Niyama Hot™ with Kristin

Monday, December 25th: Christmas Day

10:00-11:15am Niyama Hot™ with Kristin
6:30-7:45pm Niyama Hot™ with Brad

Sunday, December 31st: New Years Eve

8:00-9:30am All-Levels Flow with Heather
10:30-12:00pm Niyama Hot™ with Kristin
3:00-5:00pm NYE VIN/YIN ($25 in advance/$30 day of) with Julie and Heather

Monday, January 1st: New Years Day

10:00-11:15am All-Levels Flow with Donna
12:00-1:30pm Niyama Hot™ with Heather
4:00-5:30pm Yin with Julie

Giving Tree and RefugeeOne:

On Thanksgiving, the Giving Tree returned.  We partner with RefugeeOne to provide assistance to new refugees from all over the world, who have been relocated to the Chicago and North Shore area who may not be ready for what “Chicago Winters” are like.  

Grab a tag with an individual child's name (find a tag that works for you) and provide a gift/gifts for the individual (ages/genders and where they are from are listed on tag).  Items can be new or gently used.  We will keep the tree up throughout December and into January.  Wrap the gift(s), attach the tag and return it to the studio by the end of December.  This will add some extra “feel-good” to your holiday season!

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The Bottle Shop is Showing Niyama some Love in December!

December 1st-December 14th
The Bottle Shop (https://thebottleshop.net/) in Wilmette is offering a helping hand to Niyama with improving the studio.  For the first 2 weeks of December (December 1st through December 14th) if you buy a bottle or case of wine, 10% of the purchase will go towards Niyama's improvements.  If you purchase a case and pay with cash, 15% will go towards Niyama.  Just make sure you mention Niyama when you make your purchase.

A deep and humble thank you to Amy and The Bottle Shop for this wonderful gesture. For those that don't know: The Bottle Shop is around the corner, next to Rock House: 1148 Central Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091

It's time to show Niyama some love:

Niyama, since it first opened well over a decade ago, has always been a studio looking to provide yoga and create community while being committed to an idea of Karma: unselfishly trying to do some good, while not worrying about the fruits of that, and trusting in that.

SO MUCH of Niyama revolves around that. It's why every year we've had 100% of our Thanksgiving classes go straight to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and why we work with RefugeeOne during the holidays with the Giving Tree. It's why when we choose our Karma Charities we've always looked for local, small-scale charities to work-with: where we know the money we donate truly does provide the most good from Curt's Cafe and Syd Rocks, to Feed the Dream, Designs for Dignity and all the other groups we've worked with over the years.

At a certain point though, Niyama needs a bit of love/self-care for itself, in the form of fixing up the studio so we can continue. It's not just self-care, but something that is a bit overdue. For it to succeed though, it requires help from the community that has grown here since we first opened.

To Donate and learn more: https://www.gofundme.com/ShowNiyamaLove

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Niyama Yoga Glow with Kristin Andrews

Saturday, December 2nd 4-5:30pm

Cost: $30 in Advance by going to:
$35 at the door (if space is still available)

75min Niyama Hot™ Glow in the Dark Class taught by Kristin Andrews with refreshments after.

Music Playlist is TBD - you'll hear great tunes while doing yoga with black lights, glow in the dark body paint, glow sticks and more...

Wear bright white or neon if you wanna GLOW even more!

This class is perfect for beginners, first timers or long timers that have wrist/shoulder issues since we don't do any downward facing dogs, pushups, inversions or arm balances.

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Questions? Please contact Kristin at touchforpeace@gmail.com

Restorative Yoga with Tabitha

Restore Niyama and Yourself
Saturday December 16th 4:00-5:45
Cost: $30 to Pre-Register:
$35 Day of Workshop if space is available

Class size is limited to 12 students.

Sink into Saturday bliss with restorative yoga and help transform your local studio. While you are pampered and nurtured 100% of the proceeds will be providing Niyama with self-care in 2018. Show Niyama some love so that your studio can continue to awaken and restore bodies and minds!

Practicing restorative yoga reduces stress and anxiety while increasing relaxation and peace throughout your body and mind. Passive yoga poses are held for several minutes, so props are used to support and nurture your body as it relaxes and begins to gently unwind. Breath and meditation techniques are practiced to quiet your mind and experience true rest.

Open to all levels – no previous yoga experience is required. Recommended for people looking to combat stress, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety or recovering from illness or injury.

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Questions? Email Tabitha at tabcarney@hotmail.com

NYE VIN/YIN with Julie and Heather

Sunday, December 31st from 3:00-5:00pm
$25 in Advance/$30 Day of or $50 for Couples/Duets
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Register In Advance Here

End 2017 with a special vin/yin class on New Year's Eve. Join Heather and Julie to find balance between effort and ease: vinyasa flow paired with yin yoga. First, actively flow through Heather's all-levels vinyasa practice that blends alignment-based yoga with creative sequencing, with emphasis on moving in sync with the breath. Once your body is warm and you have found your breath, you will shift from a state of doing to a state of being. Julie will then guide you through the Yin portion of class using seated and reclining poses with long passive holds to create deeper flexibility, more efficient energy flow in the body, and energetic release. You will leave feeling stronger and more balanced, and with a quiet mind.

Understanding Alignment and Anatomy through Subtle Body Energy

Two Part Workshop Series with Cara Zaruba Butler

Saturday January 6th: 1:00-4:00pm - Lower Body Loops
Saturday February 3rd: 1:00-4:00pm - Upper Body Loops

$40 each session if you register in advance:
Register here (select date you want to register for)
$50 at the door

The study of anatomy helps us deepen our understanding of the physical aspects of yoga.  The study of subtle body energy deals with the positioning of the prana. In this workshop series you will learn basic anatomy and the relationship of the muscles and bones through the seven loops of energy. You will learn what muscles need to be activated to engage the specific spirals. By attending you will gain a keener eye for the engagement and energy in the body. Both yoga students and teachers will benefit from this deeper understanding of anatomy and subtle body energy in their bodies. 

Yoga Alliance (YA) continuing education hours will be earned for YA teachers. Individuals are encouraged to attend both, but can attend either one separately as well.  

Cara Zaruba Butler is a Certified Anusara Instructor, E-RYT 500 and Licensed Massage therapist. She has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and teaching for over 17 years. With her roots in Ashtanga Yoga and had the honor of studying with Sri K. Pattahbi Jois. Cara has studied with Anusara® founder John Friend, completing two teacher trainings, a therapeutic training, and Anusara® Master Immersion.  Cara has completed over 2,500 hours of training with certified Anusara® teachers and master teachers.  

Questions can be directed to Cara at carazbutler@gmail.com

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VIN/YIN with Dorsey and Wendy

Saturday, January 13th from 2:30-5:00pm 
$30: Register Online or Pay the Day of

Spend the afternoon with a mix of gentle flow and therapeutic yoga followed by a yin practice once the body has begun to open up.  Wendy Saddler and Dorsey Gordon will co-teach this longer class which is consist of about an hour of vinyasa/theraputic yoga with 1 1/2 hrs left for a yin practice.    

Proceeds from the event will be going towards improvements for the studio in the Summer of 2018.

Yoga for Tweens with Kids HeArt Yoga

Saturday, January 20th: 3:00-5:00pm
Saturday, April 21st: 3:00-5:00pm

Cost: $30 (art materials included).
Register for October OR Register for ALL THREE

This innovative program combines yoga and mindfulness with the arts, to co-create a place full of imagination, playfulness, movement and fun for kids of all ages. Children build strength and confidence within themselves and each other through various activities with yoga games, drama, art and music. The class begins with an art project that promotes self expression, kids actively move through related yoga poses using games, drama and music, and ends with a peaceful relaxation. Class incorporates the importance of teamwork, empathy, self-confidence, and gratitude. Class will run for 2 hours.

Ages: 8-12. Drop off preferred.

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REGISTER AT: https://squareup.com/store/niyama-yoga/item/tweens-yoga-1

Questions? Email Aimee at aimeeheartsyoga@gmail.com

Karma/Donations for 2017

Friday 6:30pm and Saturday 12:45pm will remain Karma/Donation based

The Friday 6:30pm Niyama Hot™ class
Dec 1st  - Kristin
Dec 8th  - Megan
Dec 15th - Theresa
Dec 22nd - Brad
Dec 29th  - Brad

Saturday Karma/Donation teachers/format 12:45-2pm 75 minute All-Levels Yoga
Dec 2nd - Mia (All-Levels)
Dec 9th - Heather (All-Levels)
Dec 16th - Lane (All-Levels)
Dec 23rd - Brad (All-Levels)
Dec 30th - Brad (All-Levels)