Welcome to The Yoga & Ayurveda Center located at the corner of St. Charles Road and S. Park Avenue one block west of Main Street in Lombard, Illinois.
A Message from Julie April/May 2021:
"April showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. That means that the earth is fluctuating from rain, cold wind, warmer temperatures, colder temperatures and a variety of shifts in the weather pattern. The days are longer now, nights are shorter, which creates an awakening in the energy channels in the body. The energy
channels have shortened which allowed the body to contain the heat that is needed to keep it warm throughout the winter.
Remember the body builds strength and structure during the winter to help with the coming summer months. Heavy foods are appropriate then. So with the longer days and warmer temperatures, the energy channels are
beginning to lengthen and open in order to let go of the heat that will accumulate in the body during the hot summer season.
Our fire will need to be tended. Before meals try 2 slices of fresh ginger, a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lime. Chew and swallow-fire builder and so good for digestion. So now is the most important time to begin to lighten up your food-sprouts, micro greens, berries, green apples, some smoothies, lighter broth soups, and fresh greens and salads.
The possibility of stagnation and blockage is high at this time in the channels. Try a squeeze of lime in your water and drink alkaline water, keeping the body away from acidity. Dandelion tea, burdock tea, nettle tea-all super good right now-pulls stuff out of body ! This is the time of transitioning for mother nature and the physical, mental and energic body are going through the transitions too.
Sleep is needed less as the early birds call us to come outside, we choose lighter clothing to wear, and have a natural calling to be outside. So heavy foods, white flour, white sugar, eggs, oatmeal, meat, heavy rich sauces, stews can stagnate the channels at this time.
Eat at certain times of the day-don’t skip or delay meals, with lunch your biggest meal. Sometimes dinner can be very small-a cup of broth and salad.
Get outside to help lift the mental fog that this winter season has brought upon us-clean you house really well-declutter-get your bike out and check if it needs repairs-just pay attention to the body-stop and listen to the needs of your temple-it is a precious and unique home that we occupy. Please learn to shift your world with the
seasons, your temple will last longer and serve you better !!"
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Katie Sayad starts a new weekly class in February.
Illuminate your power and peace within through this vinyasa flow style class. Poses can be held longer or moved into and out of more quickly by way of sun salutations, standing poses, balance poses, arm balances, inversions, and backbends. Earn your sweet savasana!
It is Katie’s intention and wish for you that you live and move through life happy and healthy, both on and off the mat.
In-Studio Classes with Katie:
- Wednesdays @ 7:30am: Vinyasa Flow
EffectiveDecember 1, 2020, all Zoom and In-Studio Classes will cost $15.00
IN-STUDIO & ON-LINE CLASSES
ZOOM CLASSES ARE OFFERED AT THIS TIME!
IN-STUDIO CLASSES LIMITED TO 7 STUDENTS:
RESERVE YOUR SPOT, COME A FEW MINUTES EARLY, AND BE REGISTERED ON THE WELLNESSLIVING ACHIEVE APP. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PROPS.
NEW LINK FOR SIGNING UP: Sign Up for classes
- MONDAY: JoAnn 9:30; Morning Vinyasa Flow
- TUESDAY: Julie 9am; Morning Yoga Practice
- TUESDAY: Meredith 10:30am; Therapeutic Tools for Stress and Anxiety
- TUESDAY: Chris 4:30pm; Prenatal Yoga
- TUESDAY: Suzanne 6pm; Hatha Yoga
- NEW!!! WEDNESDAY: Katie 7:30AM; Vinyasa Yoga
- WEDNESDAY: Derek 9:30am; Energized morning Practice
- WEDNESDAY: Julie 4:30pm; Restorative Practice
- WEDNESDAY: Derek 7pm; Yoga for Strength & Flexibility
- THURSDAY: Alyssa 9am; Vinyasa Yoga (Only In Studio*)
- THURSDAY: Meredith 10:30am; Therapeutic Tools for Stress and Anxiety
- FRIDAY: Michael 9:30am; Iyengar Yoga
- SATURDAY: Derek 9:30am; Energized Morning Practice
- SUNDAY: Julie 9:00am; Morning Practice
The In-Studio Classes are limited to 7 spots and require the student to register at least one hour before class starts.
IN-STUDIO CLASSES LIMITED TO 7 STUDENTS:
RESERVE YOUR SPOT, COME A FEW MINUTES EARLY, AND BE REGISTERED ON THE WELLNESSLIVING ACHIEVE APP. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PROPS. THERE ARE PLENTY OF MASKS AND HAND SANITIZER IN STUDIO!