July 30, 2018

Yoga Classes at Sheil Park

Yoga Classes at Sheil Park

Sheil Park is located conveniently in Lakeview at 3505 N South Port Avenue. We offer affordable yoga classes for seniors and adults in a variety of formats. All classes are appropriate for beginners and no prior experience is required. We recommend registering early as classes have a tendency to fill up fast.

Yoga Classes Available

All yoga classes are open to beginners! Some classes may be more challenging than others or certain postures may not be in a student’s practice but we encourage students to enroll based on their needs and modifications will be provided as needed. We encourage all students to ask for help if something doesn’t feel “right”

Currently, all yoga classes require students to be able to comfortably and safely get up and down off the floor. If you are interested in chair yoga, where students can practice with the support of the chair and not move to the floor, please join our chair yoga interest list.

Affordable Yoga Classes

Power Yoga at Sheil ParkPower Yoga Series

Fall 2019 Quarter

Mondays, 8:30 – 9:30 AM
September 9 – December 2
Cost: $55

Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
September 14 – December 7
Cost: $55
*There is no class on October 26 or November 30. 

**Class times are not interchangeable.

Power Yoga incorporates slow vinyasa while holding postures for a longer period of time to develop proper alignment while increasing strength. This class is open to beginners and modifications will be provided to celebrate everyone in their practice. Participants must be able to get up and down off the floor as well as able to put pressure on their hands and knees. Please contact us if you are registering after the series start date. We can get you into class but will need to do so manually. Each series is registered for separately. Please be advised students are unable to make up classes by attending other class times.

Register for Monday Power Yoga Series

Register for Saturday Power Yoga Series

Beginner Yoga ClassesYoga 101: A Beginner Yoga Series

Fall 2019 Quarter

Wednesdays: 5:30 – 6:30 PM

September 11 – December 4*

Cost: $60

*There is no class on October 23 or November 27.

This series is truly for the beginner to learn yoga with time spent each class to review and instruct certain postures in detail as well as a review of the previous week. Each class builds the previous. In this series students will learn:

  • Basic breathing techniques
  • Names and alignment of fundamental postures
  • Classical Sun Salutation
  • Sun Salutation A
  • Sun Salutation B
  • Modifications appropriate for their personal practice.

Students must be able to get up and down off the floor comfortably. This series also includes a manual for first-time participants. Please contact us if you are registering after the series started. We can get you into class but will need to do so manually.

Register for Yoga 101 Series

Vinyasa Yoga

Fall Quarter 2019

Cost: $50

Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

*There is no class October 28.

Vinyasa Yoga is a vigorous yoga series that combines a variety of sun salutations with breathing techniques. This class is open to beginners. However, students should be comfortable being able to move up and down off the floor at an active pace.

Register for Vinyasa Yoga


Yoga for Stress ReductionYoga for Stress Reduction

Fall Quarter 2019

Cost: $60

Fridays, 8:30 – 9:30 AM

September 13 –  December 6

There is no class October 25 or November 29

This series focuses on stress reduction for both the mind and body. From a physical perspective, this class targets the stress on the body from a modern lifestyle behind technology and focuses on stretching the hips, lower back, hamstring, shoulders, and neck with some core strengthening. It also incorporates stress reduction techniques that will vary from class to class but will include breathing and mindfulness techniques. The format of the class will vary a bit from class to class but students should expect intense stretching sometimes holding stretching postures for minutes at a time. Participants will need to be able to place pressure on their hands and knees as well as getting up and down off the floor comfortably. Please contact us if you are registering after the series start date. We can get you into the series but will need to do so manually.
Register for Friday Series


Complimentary Classes (Registration is Required)

Yoga for Veterans 

Fall 2019 Quarter

Wednesdays, 6:45 – 7:45 PM

September 11 – December 4.

*There is no class on October 23 or November 27.

This series is open to active duty, reservists, national guard, veterans and retired servicemembers. This series is open to beginners and advanced practioners. Each class will include a mindful yoga practice and relaxation at the end of class. Proof of service will be required after registeration. Please contact us if you are interested in joining after the program start date. We can register most people manually or place you on a wait list.

Register for Series


What You’ll Need For Yoga Class

While there are limited supplies at the park, for sanitary and practical reasons, we suggest everyone to have their own yoga mat. You may purchase these anywhere but we can also order them for you and bring them your first day of class. If you would like us to order them for you, simply register for class and you will see an add on button upon checkout.

Additionally, please bring a small hand towel to wipe down any supplies used from the park

Supplies for Yoga Classes

Participants will need the following supplies for class. We have provided several links to products we like for convenience but students are welcome to purchase whatever they like.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

The pricing is for the entire class series and not per class. We will make best efforts to make up classes that are canceled due to inclement weather, instructor sickness, or personal emergency. However, please be aware sometimes we are unable to schedule a makeup session due to meeting place requirements.

Please be advised we do not offer any refunds, exchanges, prorating, or transfers for any reason including medical reasons.  To make quality yoga classes available, we are unable to accommodate personal circumstances.

About the Instructors

Melissa Leger Yoga and MBSR InstructorMelissa Leger, E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®
MBSR Level 1 Instructor

Melissa has been practicing yoga for over 18 years and has been teaching since 2012. Her classes include various modifications for different body types, abilities, ages, and energy levels. She has owned several yoga studios and currently runs yoga teachers and retreats as well as mindfulness and stress reduction classes (MBSR) in Chicago. Her goal is to make yoga accessible through affordable options and teaching students how to modify their yoga postures and practice to their own personal needs. She is a Mindfulness Instructor at the Intensive Outpateint Program through Road Home. Melissa has completed training programs through Mindful Yoga Academy, Blooma Prenatal, Connection Coalition, Sunlight Chair Yoga, and Yandara Yoga Institute. She is a combat veteran, recovering corporate professional, and entrepreneur. In her spare time, she likes gardening, hanging out with her husband and dogs, and traveling.


Alix Hidal Yoga Teacher

Alix Hidal, RYT 200

Alix has always loved being active. At age 4, she started playing soccer and it led to a successful career as a Division I collegiate athlete. After college, she began working in the corporate world, which left her yearning for more. She was then introduced to yoga and it completely transformed her life, so much so that she decided to become a certified yoga instructor.Alix is very passionate about sharing the joys of yoga and helping people reach their fullest potential on and off the mat. Her teaching style is challenging yet supportive and fun. It combines elements of strength, flexibility, and balance and aims to leave students feeling refreshed and inspired. Alix believes when your mind, body, and spirit are in alignment and functioning at their best, you are better equipped to serve yourself and those around you.


Paul Yoga  Paul Czajkowski, RYT 200

Paul received his 200 YTA certification, under the instruction of Suddha Weixler, at the Chicago Yoga Center in 2017. A trained actor/improviser and musician, Paul fell into his yoga practice while studying Contact Improv with Chicago based performance company, Creative Wellness in 2015. Also, Paul recently was certified in Restorative Yoga, by Cindy Huston at Yoga Body Elements.

Paul’s Mindful Vinyasa class is a slow flow style class with a focus on deep breathing. Class starts with light Pranayama (breathing meditation), then a morning (sunrise) sequence that incorporates restorative yoga poses. This class is a great way to ease into your morning with breath work and awakening poses that helps to ease tension in the body, and to feel centered.

Anastasiia Prodan Yoga InstructorAnastasiia Prodan

Anastasiia studied in Moscow and Istanbul with different teachers in different types of yoga.
Began her path with Iyengar yoga method in 2008. After 3 years of training she decided to deepen her knowledge and pass take a TTC. Still there is a lot left in her classes from that scool – the alignment skills, therapeutic aspects of the practice and conscious usштп of materials in the classroom.
Yoga path led her to a dynamic practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, the Universal Yoga A.V. Lappa, Mandala Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga practice.
In 2014 she finished TTC as a Hatha Yoga Instructor in Moscow Yoga University (IYA) and since 2018 she is certified prenatal and postnatal trainer.

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