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105F

Chicago, IL 60622
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105F is Chicago's original hot yoga studio with locations in Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, and South Loop. Starting in 2001, 105F has led students through the traditional series of 26 poses and two breathing exercises in rooms engineered specifically to maintain a consistent temperature and humidity. Clients praise the instructors for proving friendly and encouraging guidance throughout the sessions.

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Bare Feet Power Yoga

Chicago, IL 60654
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Bare Feet Power Yoga offers a range of classes that will excite and energize all skill levels, from acroyoga to power yoga basics. The West Loop yoga studio opened in 2012 and heats all its classes to 90 degrees. Varying class passes and memberships are available, with discounts for students and seniors.

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Beverly Yoga Center

Chicago, IL 60643
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Opened in 2006, Beverly Yoga Center is a peaceful yoga studio designed to be a community gathering space. Yoga classes are offered for all levels and include flow, heated, and mindful yoga as well as meditation. Specialty classes, workshops, and events, such as Mindfulness and Yoga for Anxiety and Couples Yoga Night, take place regularly and are priced outside of membership packages. The studio provides Reiki and Vinyasa training courses.

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Big Shoulders Yoga

1645 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
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Located in West Town, Big Shoulders Yoga is a woman-owned yoga studio dedicated to providing versatile and empowering classes for all humans. Established in 2018, the studio offers dynamic Hatha yoga classes including Mild, Medium, Spicy, Restorative, and Basics. Big Shoulders Yoga instructors are skilled in giving hands-on assists that help students with alignment, strength, and flexibility, each class is designed as a whole-body workout that is enjoyable for everyone. Big Shoulders Yoga got its name from Carl Sandburg's poem 'Chicago.'

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Bikram Yoga Chicago

611 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60661
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Bikram Yoga West Loop is home to certified yoga teachers who are ready to handle yoga classes for students from Chicago and surrounding areas. The studio offers a private session for beginners, which is a 90- minute beginning yoga class comprised of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. The studio is open from Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and weekends 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students can book their sessions online.

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Bloom Yoga Studio

Chicago, IL 60625
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Bloom Yoga Studio was created by a husband-and-wife team and has been providing a welcoming and accessible approach to yoga in Lincoln Square for nearly ten years. In addition to daily yoga classes, the studio offers special workshops, a variety of massage styles, family yoga, and a Bloom All Summer yoga series with free outdoor yoga classes in Chicago's lakefronts and parks. Between Citysearch and Chicago Reader, the studio has been voted Best Yoga Studio ten times and was also voted Best Prenatal Yoga in Chicago by Chicago Magazine in 2013.

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Chaturanga Holistic Fitness

Chicago, IL 60615
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Chaturanga Holistic Fitness offers more than 50 weekly group fitness classes, personalized Pilates sessions, structural bodywork, and teacher training. The Hyde Park studio was established in 2010 and named after the four areas of teaching - yoga, pilates, meditation, and dance - as well as the goal to harmonize the mind, body, spirit, and heart. Chaturanga embraces opportunities to give back to the community, such as its charitable yoga outreach and teacher-education scholarship program, Chaturanga Seeds.

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Five Keys Yoga

1818 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
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  • Private Lessons
  • Restorative Yoga

Five Keys Yoga aims to provide students of all ages and abilities with the yoga tools to skillfully respond to stress. The Chicago-based studio offers evidence-based hatha, yin, and restorative yoga classes that are available in-studio, outdoor, and online. Its traditional hatha yoga classes feature sequences that challenge the bodies of students and teach them how to develop greater control of the body over the mind. Five Keys Yoga also offers 200-hour hatha yoga training for teachers and therapy services for children with special needs.

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Gratitude Yoga

501 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610
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  • Private Lessons

Based in Chicago, Gratitude Yoga provides many kinds of yoga-related experiences to the community. Its services include yoga classes for students, corporate events, kids and families, and outreach programs. Classes are held virtually, at the studio, outdoors, or privately, at clients' preferred locations. Gratitude Yoga has been featured in NBC Chicago News. The studio's founder, Lisa Lorenz, has been certified to teach yoga since 2012. Lorenz also volunteers as a yoga instructor for foundations such as GirlForward and build-ON Chicago.

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Hilltop Yoga

1222 West Grace Street, Chicago, IL 60613
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  • Teach Training

Hilltop Yoga maintains a studio in Chicago, serving clients of different fitness levels. It holds classes for slow flow, ashtanga, vinyasa, and prenatal yoga. These sessions focus on imparting practices and principles that promote relaxation, strength, transformation, and stress relief. The studio also encourages the exploration of power yoga and leads classes for meditation and pranayama. Hilaire Lockwood, the owner of Hilltop Yoga, leads the studio with over 30 years of experience in practicing and teaching yoga.

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Meditate Yoga & Meditation Center

Chicago, IL 60618
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Meditate Yoga & Meditation Center offers classes, courses, and workshops in yoga and meditation in separate studios at their Northside location. The studio arranges the schedule so that students have the opportunity to attend both in the same evening. Classes include guided meditation and visualization in a soundproofed studio, restorative yoga, and a crystal bowls meditation workshop. Meditate's Wisdom School offers 75-90 minute classes dedicated to higher spiritual teachings at an affordable fee.

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Namaskar Yoga

3946 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613
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Describing itself as a "warm-hearted neighborhood yoga studio," Namaskar Yoga aims to provide a safe environment for those who wish to explore the practice of yoga and support all of its students in terms of physical, mental, and spiritual growth. It caters to the Chicago metro and the surrounding areas, offering various types of classes for different skill levels and purposes—including basics, gentle yoga, restorative yoga, and yin. Namaskar Yoga is offering in-studio classes, virtual classes, and easy-to-consult recordings for aspiring yogis.

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P.S. Yoga

River Grove, IL 60171
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Located in the Triton Towers near the River Grove Metra Station, P.S. Yoga performs various holistic therapies and builds community through mindful movement. The metaphysical healing and beauty spa has over 25 instructors teaching more than 70 classes, and occasionally brings in diverse and expert teachers for monthly workshops. Students can relax with massage therapy, skin therapy, and Thai yoga bodywork in the spa.

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Ritual Hot Yoga

750 N Franklin St Ste 206, Chicago, IL 60654
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Ritual Hot Yoga in Chicago has been offering yoga instruction and body sculpting for more than four years. The main focus of the studio is on hot yoga, with classes offered for all levels incorporating yoga philosophy, static postures, choreographed flows with yin, meditation, and towel massage. This all-inclusive studio has two instructors for each class and provides everything needed for class, including mats and towels. Monthly memberships and 10-day passes are available.

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Sana Vita Studio

1357 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
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Sana Vita Studios is a yoga and Pilates studio serving the community of Chicago and the nearby cities. The studio's trainers have a combined experience of over a century practicing and teaching yoga, and they offer yoga classes to help clients improve their strength, as well as find a balance in their bodies and minds. They have additional classes for Pilates and body rolling. Founder Marilyn Glielmi-D'Andrade holds a master's degree in exercise sciences.

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Sat Nam Yoga

Chicago, IL 60607
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Conveniently situated in the West Loop, Sat Nam Yoga's spacious studio offers yoga, meditation, and healing arts to help individuals meet their full potential. Three practice rooms and a garden provide a beautiful space to connect with oneself and others through Kundalini and Vinyasa teachings, monthly rituals, and community events. Sat Nam's team of healers perform bodywork, energy work, tarot, and sound therapy sessions. Deeper studies in yoga are offered in workshops, training sessions, certifications, and class series.

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Studio Three

Chicago, IL 60654
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Studio Three is an inclusive River North studio that offers intense classes in interval training, cycling, and yoga. Each of the studio's three floors is home to a different discipline. Yoga classes include a variety of hot yoga and flow. Membership at Studio Three is ideal for individuals interested in cross-training.

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Tejas Yoga

1345 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
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  • Restorative Yoga

Tejas Yoga in Chicago offers classes and workshops to clients who want to deepen their yoga practice. It provides unlimited access to different courses, like introduction to yoga, pranayama, and vigorous freestyle. The studio also has a “Pay It Forward” program that allows disadvantaged clients to experience the yoga practice. Head instructor Jim Bennitt is a regular presenter at the Midwest Yoga Conference and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times and Chicago Magazine.

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The Chicago School of Yoga

2442 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
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  • Private Lessons
  • Power Yoga

Founded in 2009, The Chicago School of Yoga offers teacher training programs in the metro. Students learn about yoga philosophy and history during training, practice chanting, meditation, and asana, and create projects and class contents. The programs also provide students the opportunity to practice teaching yoga under the mentorship of instructors. The school is accredited with the Yoga Alliance Certified International Program, which allows students to be recognized throughout the world as trained yoga teachers.

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The Lab

Chicago, IL 60607
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The Lab is a space for yogis searching for a challenge. Classes are divided in Levels 1-3, and regular workhops are offered in meditation, back bends, and splits, laterals, and transitions. Students have the option of purchasing class packs, monthly passes, or new student deals. The West Loop studio also offers a 200-hour teacher training program called cYoga that covers the areas of teaching methodology, hands-on adjustment, teaching practice, the art of sequencing, anatomy for yoga, and yoga philosophy.

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The Space Between

2222 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654
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The Space Between is a yoga studio operating in Chicago. It offers in-studio and virtual yoga classes with different themes such as alive, undone, fortified, rooted, and practice. Class packages are also available for ongoing attendance. MThe practice conducts workshops including a wellbeing retreat with an opportunity for spa and surfing. The studio features different amenities such as an apparel boutique, high vibe elements, showers, and far-infrared technology. One of its instructors, Laura Lusson, has received extensive training in hatha, vinyasa, and HIIT Pilates.

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TULA

Chicago, IL 60647
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TULA is a yoga studio in Logan's Square that is committed to community growth and outreach. All classes are mixed level and include Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Meditation, Family/Kids Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, and Baby & Me Yoga. TULA gives back by regularly offering free classes outside the studio, sponsoring events with local non-profits and small businesses, and promoting the YogiCitizen discount for students who volunteer.

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Urban Yoga

Evanston, IL 60202
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Urban Yoga is an Evanston yoga studio that focuses on the practices of kundalini yoga and meditation. The studio's classes, workshops, and private sessions nurture clarity and wellness in the body and soul. A Sacred Playground meditation course is available for kids. Urban Yoga offers a selection of passes and memberships, as well as a pay-what-you-will Sunday morning yoga session.

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Wildlight Yoga

4041 North Milwaukee Avenue Ste #302, Chicago, IL 60641
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  • Hot Yoga

Established in 2018, Wildlight Yoga is a studio catering to individuals seeking abundance and freedom in their spiritual journey through yoga training. Serving Chicago, it offers Ayurvedic assessment, Reiki, yoga classes, elemental coaching, and workshops. It offers a Jetsetter library that has over 130 yoga classes, meditations, and workouts. The studio also offers international retreats and prenatal, post-natal, and restorative classes. The owner, Kelli Wefenstette, has completed almost 1,000 hours of teacher training in Hatha yoga, Thai yoga massage, and traditional Chinese medicine.

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YOGA 2.0

215 W Ontario St Fl 2, Chicago, IL 60654
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Yoga 2.0 is a Chicago-based yoga center that opened in 2019. It was founded with the goal of helping students take their yoga experience to the next level by removing many of the pain points found in traditional studios. The center offers infrared-heated studios with humidification systems, spa-like locker rooms, and a large lounge area. Students can enroll in a variety of specialty classes and workshops or participate in various social events held at the center during the year.

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Yoga Among Friends

Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Yoga Among Friends is a Downers Grove yoga studio that has been teaching yoga practices inspired by Krishamacharya since 1998, including the styles of Vinyasa Flow and Iyengar. Drop-in classes make up the majority of the schedule, with all the essential yoga props provided. The supportive instructors help students learn and grow in a non-competitive atmosphere. Additional offerings include Yoga Kids, Prenatal Yoga, Teen Yoga, yoga therapy, and a variety of workshops and events.

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Yoga Body Elements

4007 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613
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  • Restorative Yoga

Yoga Body Elements opens its studio to communities in Chicago and beyond. Offering online, outdoor, and indoor sessions include slow flow, mindful vinyasa, and restorative yoga. It also has workshops such as outdoor mantra practice and cacao ceremonies. Other services include cupping, shiatsu, and prenatal massages, as well as training to continuing education that include introduction to essential oils and reiki training. With over two decades of teaching and choreography experience, owner Cindy Huston has a strong background in dance, yoga, spiritual wellness and is a licensed massage and ABT therapist.

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Yoga Circle

Chicago, IL 60654
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Yoga Circle is a River North studio that offers weekly classes and 4-8 week sessions primarily focused in Hatha and Iyengar yoga. Additionally, the studio provides workshops, private lessons, retreats, and therapeutics. Yoga Circle was founded by Gabriel Halpern, who has been named a Most Influential Yoga Teacher in Yoga Journal and Sonima, nearly 25 years ago.

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Yoga for All Beings

Chicago, IL 60612
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Yoga for All Beings is located in West Town, a short walk from Wicker Park. The studio offers daily group yoga classes, including fun and eclectic sessions such as Yoga and Sangria. With an abundance of natural light, the classes and regular workshops and events are refreshing and energizing. Private instruction is available for traditional yoga styles as well as for Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises.

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Yoga Loft Chicago

Chicago, IL 60610
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Just a few blocks from Michigan Ave., Yoga Loft Chicago features two studios to combine the discipline and health benefits of yoga with traditional fitness routines like strength training and cardiovascular conditioning. The River North studio offers its signature Power Flow Vinyasa class daily among a variety of classes led by experienced and inspiring instructors and designed for every level. The Fit Loft Studio provides sculpting and core group training sessions as well as personal training. Teacher training courses and corporate yoga are also available at Yoga Loft.

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Yoga Now

Chicago, IL 60654
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Yoga Now is an eco-friendly studio with over 59 classes every week in multiple yoga disciplines including Hatha, restorative yoga, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, prenatal yoga, and free community yoga classes. The instruction methods are inspired by the teachings of Krishna Pattabhi Jois, who developed the Ashtanga discipline of yoga. The studio has a steam room, sauna, and two massage rooms.

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Yoga Shop

Chicago, IL 60641
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The Yoga Shop is a vibrant yoga community with a diverse offering of classes to appeal to both experienced yogis and beginners, including warm yoga, gentle yoga, Yoga for Back Care, Yoga Barre, Power Vinyasa and more. The studio in Old Irving Park is spacious and inviting, filled with bamboo floors and natural light. In addition to special classes like Candlelight Yoga and Dude Yoga, the studio also hosts special events ranging from fundraisers to bachelorette and birthday parties.

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yogaview Chicago

2211 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
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Yogaview has built two studios in Chicago which are open to anyone who wants to try yoga classes. The studio has been in the business since 2002, providing classes for all levels along with a variety of workshops, introduction to yoga courses, retreats, and teacher trainings. Its yoga classes are inspired by Vinyasa. Customers can book their own virtual or live classes and sessions online within their preferred schedule. Yogaview subscribes to the Buddhist philosophy of understanding, compassion, and profound curiosity into life's nature.

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Zen Yoga Garage

1845 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
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  • Hot Yoga
  • Private Lessons

Zen Yoga Garage is a fitness studio that serves clients in the Chicago area. It is home to urban fitness enthusiasts attending its live stream, in-studio, and outdoor yoga classes. The studio focuses on incorporating modern yoga in its sessions, providing wellness disciplines and unique experiences. One of its instructors, Melissa Talleda, teaches Zen Vinyasa, Buddha Barre, Yin, prenatal, and steel mace. Talleda aims to guide clients through every step and continues to receive further education at the Yoga Alliance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does someone become a yoga instructor?

A: To become a yoga instructor, one must first complete a yoga teacher training course or YTTC. There are several course programs ranging from 200 to 500 total hours. Once certified, yoga instructors can train students as independent contractors, work in gyms, and open their own yoga studios. Since there are several types of yoga, instructors can build their skill sets with continuing education courses.

Q: How much do yoga instructors make?

A: The pay rate for yoga instructors varies greatly depending on the type of yoga classes being taught, experience levels, and price points dictated by yoga practitioners. In general, a yoga teacher's salary at a yoga studio ranges between $31 and $35 per hour.

Q: How do you clean a yoga mat?

A: Yoga mats should be cleaned by hand with mild soap and warm water, then thoroughly rinsed to prevent soap residue buildup. Another option is to submerge the mat in warm, soapy water. Once dried, you can also spray the yoga mat with disinfectant spray to freshen it up and eliminate potential lingering germs and bacteria.

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