Begin your 2019 by fueling your soul with compassion and curiosity. Through a restorative yoga practice, recharge and renew your mind and body while exploring aging gracefully with the guidance of master teacher Gabriel Halpern.
You're invited to a playful evening at a new location this year - Chaturanga Holistic Fitness - as we celebrate YogaCare's fourth birthday! We've reached a huge milestone of now operating under our own 501 (c)(3) status and are continuing to grow and blossom. Much to celebrate!
Join us for a magical evening including a dazzling all-levels yoga class, enchanting traditional Indian dance class, silent auction, raffle, dinner, program, and entertainment. Reflect your divine royalty as we celebrate YogaCare community!
Expanding skills in yoga communities by examining power, privilege, and oppression.
As yoga teachers, we are asked and expected to hold a lot-- the hearts, souls and bodies of anyone who walks through our doors-- and we are often not equipped to skillfully acknowledge, hold, and heal the dynamics of difference that are inevitably present in the room. In this training, we will plunge deeply into an exploration of who we are individually, how our identities inform our experiences and teaching, how we may unconsciously participate in dynamics of oppression, and how we can consciously show up in practices of alliance within the yoga classroom.
Begin 2018 with compassion and curiosity. Through a restorative yoga practice, recharge and renew while exploring stillness anchored within chaos with the guidance of master teacher Gabriel Halpern.
After class, enjoy a nourishing meal from Lyfe Kitchen and refreshments from Brew Dr. Kombucha. Come learn how you can help YogaCare, a local charity dedicated to catalyzing the spread of yoga in under-resourced communities to promote health.
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You're invited to an evening of play and exploration at the Arts Incubator as we celebrate YogaCare's third birthday!
Join us to kick off the festivities with Aya-Nikole Cook, founder of HAJI Healing Salon, who will guide you through a slow flow, all levels, yoga class inviting you to connect with your inner cosmos. The class is optional; other activities like Thai Bodywork and Reiki will be available in addition to the yoga class!
Following the dinner and program, explore some extra fun activities! Register here!
Join us for our final session of the June Intensives Program. How yoga asana is sequenced for a group class or a single individual has a huge impact on students physically, energetically, mentally, and emotionally. This course will present time-tested principles of safe and artful sequencing, starting with an asana practice. Enjoy an exploration of a nuanced art of opening the mind, body and spirit from the lens of a yoga therapist. Sign up for one, a couple, or all four sessions. RSVP here.
Did you know that June 21st is the International Day of Yoga? In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly dedicated this day because “yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being [and] wider dissemination of information about the benefits of practising yoga would be beneficial for the health of the world population.” YogaCare shares this philosophy and lives it every day.
In honor of International Day of Yoga, we invite you to support our work to continue to spread the holistic benefits of yoga where they’re needed most. We are looking for 30 special donors to give by 6/30/17. Any amount is welcome!
$10 can provide cleaning supplies for the yoga mats and blankets at one site.
$25 monthly can support a student’s attendance at a community class in Austin, South Chicago, Englewood, or West Town.
$50 can provide additional bolsters and blankets for existing classes.
$100 a month can support the costs of running Socially Engaged Yoga Network (SEYN), a community that gathers an average of 50 yoga teachers consistently to elevate Chicagoland's yoga community sharing yoga with underserved populations.
$250 monthly for one year can offer a full scholarship to a student in YogaCare classes to become a yoga teacher.
We are also looking for that special donor out there who will sponsor and fund the full cost of operating a community class for one year. If that special someone is YOU, please contact us for those details.
Thank you for being a part of this movement to catalyze the spread of yoga to promote health.
Do you know how to teach yoga and speak Spanish? Are you curious about teaching yoga in Spanish, but not sure how to combine the two skills? Brush up on your speaking skills and yoga teaching skills with fellow peers in the Chicagoland area! By the end of the workshop, you may feel more confident teaching basic yoga exercises including physical poses, meditation and breathing. Perhaps you'll also meet a couple new multi-lingual friends! Join us for one, a couple, or all four sessions of the June Intensives. RSVP here.
Join us for the second session of our June Intensives. This workshop will delve into basic cultural competencies for engaging yoga in community settings. Beginning with one’s own foundation practice, the workshop will explore communication, conflict resolution and listening skills that enable yoga facilitators to be effective leaders. We will align ourselves with a New Paradigm Skills Set- a toolkit for self-discovery and community building. Sign up for one, a couple, or all four sessions. Register here.
Join us for our first session of June intensives! Hone in on important teaching skills for community outreach yoga. This training seeks to ignite a conversation about trauma awareness that will help yoga teachers become more inclusive for students recovering from trauma. Sign up for one, a couple, or all four sessions in this series. Register here!
You're invited to practice with a purpose on Saturday, March 11! Join Alexia Bauer as she guides you through an Ashtanga based vinyasa yoga class. Suggested donation $20 or pay what you can. Proceeds will go toward supporting YogaCare teacher training alumnae's new yoga programs in the Englewood and South Chicago community. Register here. We look forward to practicing with you!
Do you know how to teach yoga and speak Spanish?
Are you curious about teaching yoga in Spanish, but not sure how to combine the two skills?
You're invited to join Evelyn Rodriguez & Sylvia Gonzalez on a Saturday afternoon. Come learn how to combine your love of yoga with the language of love and serve our much needed Spanish speaking communities.
*Financial assistance available. No one turned away due to lack of funds.
More info here.
Start your new year recharging and restoring with Gabriel Halpern! Meet the meister who inspires and guides so many of the teachers at YogaCare. After the yoga class, nourish you body and soul with tasty food and a live performance. Also come and meet Darlene and Yahdina, this year's scholarship students training to teach yoga. Support the community and YogaCare's mission to catalyze the spread of yoga for all to promote health!
$40 in advance/$50 at the door.
Join us for a fun evening of tuning into the senses! Connect with the sights, sounds, taste, and smell as you feel the rhythm of your breath and movement.
Activities include: slow flow yoga class with Rich Logan, sensation stations, dinner, program, music with Yahdina U-Deen, and African & Caribbean dance with Darlene Blackburn and her friends Prince Ravanna Bey and Baba Tyehimba Mtu!
Celebrate New Year's Day with us at Yoga Circle!
RELAX. RESTORE. RECHARGE.
A yoga charity affair with Master Teacher Gabriel Halpern. Come beging a year of balance with a Relax & Restore Yoga Class led by Gabriel Halpern and a YogaCare reception.
January 1, 2016: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Heard of #GivingTuesday? Started in 2012 on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this holiday is now a global movement engaging thousands of organizations worldwide when charities, individuals, families,and businesses around the world join together to celebrate generosity and to give. Kicking off 12/1/15, our fundraising goal to sustain existing programs is $6,750 by 1/1/16. Join this movement and give the gift of yoga in South Chicago and Englewood!
YOGA. FOOD & DRINKS. LIVE MUSIC. DRUMMING EXPERIENCE. Time flies when you're having fun! YogaCare is turning ONE! Your support will help spread the benefits of yoga in underserved areas of Chicago. Help expand and sustain yoga programs or sponsor a dedicated YogaCare student's yoga teacher training program.
Join us at Brooklyn Boulders Chicago (BKB) as we celebrate the launching of YogaCare, the NEW nonprofit organization that delivers yoga classes in Englewood (CommunityHealth) and South Chicago (Chicago Family Health Center), and aims to spread the healing benefits of yoga to all! YogaCare also convenes the Socially Engaged Yoga Network to bring teachers together for networking, support, and collaboration.
Come mix and mingle and learn how YogaCare is making a positive impact in people's lives. Meet YogaCare's founders, students, and board members and help us spread the yoga love throughout Chicagoland.