Events & Workshops

We are committed to bringing you the best, and we offer workshops and special events throughout the year. They include beginners' series, yoga boot camps, celebrity yoga instructor workshops, yoga for athletes, partner yoga, Thai yoga massage and more. Night and weekend series classes will present something for everyone with such offerings as yoga for mom and babies and kids’/youth/teen yoga. All sessions will be led by certified Yoga on the Lake teachers, registered by Yoga Alliance.

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YOGA ALLIANCE 200-HOUR POWER TEACHER TRAINING
October 4 - December 9
Embark on an incredible journey of yoga education, self-exploration and transformative wellness.
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FREEDOM TO FLY WITHOUT FEAR with DANNY BENOIT

Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:30am-12:30pm
Ahhhh yoga. So much to be gained through this beautiful discipline. These shapes take us on a journey don't they? When is the last time you felt focus, fear, faith, strength, humbled, empowered all at the same time? Arm balances and inversions have the potential to ignite all of these in one fleeting moment.

In this 2hr workshop Danny will take you on a fun-filled, challenging journey into the land of balancing on your head, your hands, your forearms, your shoulders, your face!! The space will be set with an empowering guided meditation to help you summon the strength needed and work through any fear of flying. We'll warm up with a vinyasa flow directed to the use of core and bandha engagement. Then we take flight! Whoa! That's alot! Bring your strength and a smile. Check your ego at the door and watch how you fly off the floor!!

Suitable for all levels. In every shape we'll find a way for you to achieve your next level be it using props to help your crow or sticking handstands in the middle of the room....on your fingertips! The next level is yours! Come explore how turning your practice upside down can help you grow right side up!

$40 Drop-In
$35 YOTL Member

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BEYOND ASANA: BLISS WITH THE BREATH! COMFORT WITH THE CUSHION! with DANNY BENOIT

Saturday, March 25, 2017
2:30-5pm
Through the asana practice we stir the pot of prana, the life force that energizes us. Mindfully manipulating the breath through the ancient yogic practice of pranayama, we'll experience what a gift this breath is as we more directly move the prana through our energy system. Finally, the body is prepped to take the seat of meditation. Suitable for all levels, Danny will guide you through a short, light asana practice to prep the body for a variety of breathing techniques. You’ll be guided away from the body and into the mind with insight and guided meditation to end the practice.

$40 Drop-In
$35 YOTL Member

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THE SENSES with DANNY BENOIT

Sunday, March 26, 2017
10:30am-12:30pm
Pratyahara is the ancient yogic practice of withdrawing from the senses. How does a heightened awareness of the senses help us to ultimately withdraw from them? We must know the senses to sever the link between the mind and the external. As we withdraw, we connect deeper to the Source within. An exploration of sight, sound, taste, touch, smell and maybe some others you aren’t aware of. A journey through the senses via lecture, light asana, guided meditation and sensory exploration!
Suitable for all levels.

$40 Drop-In
$35 YOTL Member

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YOGA FOR DEPRESSION & ANXIETY with HALLE

Sunday, April 2, 2017
10:30am-12:30pm
This original workshop is a two-hour “thesis” of best practices for sequencing, breathing and moving in order to manage depression and anxiety. It employs the Ayurvedic concepts of Brahmana and Langhana. Practices that promote Brahmana increase vitality and build energy in the body; those that foster Langhana are grounding and calming. The content is designed to serve multiple audiences, from yoga instructor to therapist. 200-hour certified yoga teachers will elevate their awareness of subtle energy, explore alternative methods for sequencing, develop home practice techniques, and teach to the emotional body. It will also serve as a resource for all those managing depression and anxiety and are interested in harnessing their energy for therapeutic effect.

This workshop is designed to evoke elements of teacher training facilitation. Time will be shared between lecture and two separate, gentle asana practices (one designed to stimulate and enliven; one designed to soothe and steady). All participants are encouraged to bring a journal or notebook, a writing utensil, and a yoga mat.

$30 Drop-In
$25 YOTL Member

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ADVANCED FLOW with PATRICK BEACH

Friday, April 7, 2017
6-8pm
Join Patrick for an authentic and freeing practice that emulates the movements of his own physical practice. This class will build up foundational strength and combine it with a series of flexibility-focused postures to help us move into challenging inversions and deep back-bends with a new sense of ease. Have no fear, we will take a lighthearted mental approach to these tough poses and explore the ways to make them more accessible to all bodies. Delve into advanced poses and transitions while seeking a higher level of focus and a new sense of mindfulness.

$230 Workshop Weekend
$60 Workshop

Learn more about Patrick
patrickbeach.com
facebook.com/patrickandcarling
instagram.com/patrickbeach

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HIP TO HANDSTANDS with PATRICK BEACH

Saturday, April 8, 2017
10:30am-12:30pm
Breakdown handstand from the ground up, focusing on alignment and full-body activation. Great for beginners and more advanced practitioners looking to strengthen the foundations of their handstand practice. Get ready to take flight as we build the strength, knowledge and confidence to take your practice in a new direction!

$60 Workshop

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SENSE OF CALM with PATRICK BEACH

Saturday, April 8, 2017
2:30-4:30pm
Location: Beacon -
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Creating a balance of effort and ease is crucial to a well rounded yoga practice. This full body restorative Yin style practice will release the hard work and surrender you into a blissful resting state. Unlocking the deep tension stored in our backs, shoulders, hips and legs allows us to move through life free and calm finding both sukha and sthira, the balance of steadiness and ease.

$60 Workshop

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A COMPLETE PRACTICE with PATRICK BEACH

Sunday, April 9, 2017
10:30am-12:30pm
Join Patrick for a well rounded yoga practice moving through asana, pranayama and meditation that will work to create a true connection between body and mind. Explore the moment as we center the mind, move the body, and dig into the rhythm of your breath. This all levels practice is a great way to open up the body, embrace new opportunities and challenges while still providing plenty of time to stay grounded in your comfort zone.

$60 Workshop

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CHAKRA BALANCE FLOW & ENERGY BODIES with PIPER

Friday, April 21, 2017
5:30-6:45pm
Join Piper for magical evening of Kundalini Yoga. Experience special Kriyas to balance each Chakra in the body. Feel rejuvenated, light & refreshed with this energy clearing class. Piper is co-owner of Zen Yoga Garage in Chicago & a Lululemon ambassador.

$25 Workshop

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COMING HOME TO YOU with MCMANUS

Friday, May 5, 2017
7-9pm
Restorative + Gentle Yoga   You will begin your unwinding Friday evening with restorative and gentle yoga, essential breath work, and meditation. Meditation and asana go together hand in hand. Meditation can inspire us into our asana practice, and the practice of the postures can improve our comfort in meditation and in daily life. Through this practice you will experience greater freedom in your body and mind, and enjoy coming home to you!

$43 per workshop $170 for all 4 McManus workshops

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BURN + BRUNCH with GREG

Saturday, May 6, 2017
10:30-11:45am
Treat your body and spirit to a high-intensity yoga class and replenish afterwards with food, drinks and friends. Bumping Beats during the class and social gathering will add to the positive high-energy vibe.

75-Minute Soul Sculpt – 10:30am

Wellness Social featuring Chicago's DJ Benny G – 11:45am-1:30pm

A cash bar with complimentary pizza and appetizers in the Cucina Breezeway

$25 includes class + brunch

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DISCOVER DEEP RELEASE + GROUND with MCMANUS

Saturday, May 6, 2017
2:15-4pm
Join Alie for this refreshing workshop where you will discover freedom and empowerment by consciously connecting with the ground and opening your hips, pelvis, and spine. Our bodies can accumulate tension and unconscious holding. Together we will bring awareness, tenderness, and an active curiosity to the hips and spine, revealing a sense of spaciousness and clarity that is truly enlightening! Through the exploration of twisting and hip release, you will wring out tension and holding. You’ll then be able to enjoy the inner fluidity of your spine and discover the deep release that comes with spinal twists. Be ready for innovative pose variations, essential alignment details, breathing techniques, and deep relaxation.

$43 per workshop $170 for all 4 McManus workshops

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TUNE INTO YOUR ESSENCE with MCMANUS

Saturday, May 6, 2017
6-8pm
Relax more deeply Saturday evening with restorative yoga, essential breath work and meditation. This asana practice is designed to draw you effortlessly into a beautiful deep relaxation, offering you a clear opportunity to experience your natural state of peace. You will also learn basic meditation and simple breathing techniques to reduce stress and anxiety and increase clarity and calm. Rediscover your body as your most comfortable home.

$43 per workshop $170 for all 4 McManus workshops

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BACKBENDS FOR JOY, FREEDOM & LOVE with MCMANUS

Sunday, May 7, 2017
10:30am-12:30pm
Awaken to the joy in your life, your yoga, and your being. The major benefit of yoga is deepening your awareness of your Self. Become your own best friend through exercising loving-kindness and curiosity, patience and gentle persistence. You will learn how to experience greater freedom in your backbending, while emphasizing the power of your breath, the strength of your grounded body, and an increase in energy. Be ready to feel revitalized, spacious, and expansive.

$43 per workshop $170 for all 4 McManus workshops

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TODDLER YOGA with MEGGAN

Saturday, May 13, 2017
2:30-3:15pmJoin Meggan and Evie for this action packed 45-minute little Buddhas class. Our time will be filled with excitement including stories, asanas, snacks, and games. The benefits of yoga apply to little yogis of any age. Practicing yoga embraces compassion and cooperation with others as well as builds strength, flexibility and improves balance. Parents and caregivers welcome.

Ages 1-3 years
$12

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Yoga on the Lake at the Office
Let Yoga on the Lake come to you! Bring some Zen to the middle of your workday. We offer private yoga sessions customized to fit your needs and group size. Mats & music are available upon request. Please contact ashley.kohler@kohler.com to book your session. 

 

Cancellation Policy – For any workshop, special event or private, Yoga on the Lake must be notified at least 48 hours in advance if cancelling or rescheduling. All cancellations and no-shows (regardless of cause) received less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled time, will be charged at full value. We appreciate your cooperation to improve our quality of services.

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