November 10, 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

Spring 2019 Term

Mondays 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

April 1  – June 3, 2019

Cost: $45.00

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 April 1. We can get you into class but will need to do so manually.

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Beginner Yoga ClassesYoga 101: A Beginner Yoga Series

Spring 2019 Term

Wednesdays: 5:30 – 6:30 PM

April 3 – June 5

Cost: $55

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
  • 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 April 1. We can get you into class but will need to do so manually.

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Yoga for the BackYoga for the Back Series

Spring 2019 Term

Wednesdays, 6:45 – 7:45 PM

April 3 – June 5

Cost: $55

Yoga for the Back is designed for people with back pain. Each class incorporates slow and easy transitions between postures that are safe for the back. This series focuses on not only the back but other issues that can cause back pain such as a weak core, tight hamstrings, or stiff hips. The classes are well balanced and incorporate repetition from one week to the next with some minor variations so participants can learn the postures to practice at home. 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 April 3. We can get you into class but will need to do so manually.

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Yoga for Stress ReductionYoga for Stress Reduction

Spring 2019 Term

Fridays, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

April 5 – June 7

Cost: $45

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 April 5. We can get you into class but will need to do so manually.

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Complimentary Senior Classes (Registration is Required)

Gentle Senior YogaGentle Senior Yoga Series

Winter 2019 Term

Mondays 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

January 7 – March 11, 2019

Cost Free to Seniors

Senior Yoga incorporates slow and gentle movements with some strengthening postures. Participants will be spending some time on their hands and knees so we recommend a thicker yoga mat (but not foam) to help support the knees.

To register, please register either online with the Chicago Park District or in person at their location in Lakeview.

 

 

Chair Yoga Classes in ChicagoChair Senior Yoga Series

Spring 2019 Term

Wednesday: 5:30 – 6:30 PM

April 3 – June 5

Cost Free to Seniors

Chair yoga is ideal for participants who have a difficult time practicing in regular yoga classes due to issues with the knee, hips, balance, or other issues where traditional yoga classes feel uncomfortable. Be using the chair, we will perform traditional yoga posture both in the chair and next to the chair for balance and support with no need to get on the floor or put pressure on the knees.

To register, please register either online with the Chicago Park District or in person at their location in Lakeview.

What You’ll Need For Yoga Class


While there are limited supplies at the park, for sanitary and practical reasons, we require everyone to have their own yoga mat and props. 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.

Required Supplies for Yoga Classes

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

Optional Supplies but Highly Encouraged

Refund and Cancellation Policy


The pricing is for the entire class series and not per class. While 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 Instructor


Melissa 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 in the area. 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. Melissa has completed training programs through Mindful Yoga Academy, Bloom Prenatal, Connection Coalition, Sunlight Chair Yoga, and Yandara Yoga Institute. She is a combat veteran, recovering corporate professional, and entrepreneur. On her spare time, she likes gardening, hanging out with her husband and dogs, and traveling.

 

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