Amazing Yoga Weekend in Chicago

View from the path by my sisters' building

This past weekend, I went to Chicago to visit my sisters. I hadn’t seen them since my younger sister’s wedding in February, which is six months ago. Six months is the longest I think I’ve ever gone without seeing at least one of them, so to say I was excited about this trip would be an understatement. We had such a great time! We visited, we drank wine, we watched the Bears pre-season game, we played with my younger sister’s Boxer puppy,  Nash. They live in Rogers Park, actually on Lake Michigan, so we got to spend some time hanging out on the beach.

We also celebrated the grand opening of the yoga studio of a friend of theirs. Imagine, A Yoga Studio is in Rogers Park and is owned by a yoga teacher and her husband. The space is fantastic–hardwood floors, an exposed brick wall, lots of light. The owner/teacher is excellent–she really knows her stuff, and can adjust the difficulty level of class based on how the students are doing. She used a lot of cool music, including the Beatles, in her playlists. I have to say, on Friday night at the opening, doing yoga with my sisters in this beautiful space, to The Beatles, was an amazing experience. We ended up going to classes each day, and the weekend turned into a kind of peaceful retreat for me. So if you’re in Chicago, I highly recommend that you check this place out!

At this point I have gone to a class eight of the last ten days, and I am going to try to keep it up! I feel great.  Of course tomorrow I leave for West Virginia, so we’ll see if I can find a place to practice there…..may be me in my hotel room again…..

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