Beach Yoga Chicago is a proud branch of Yoga Gardens not for profit organization. We strive to teach peace through yoga and meditation. Taking a class with us on Montrose and or North Ave Beach is an excellent way to support Yoga Gardens as proceeds benefit Yoga Garden NFP. If you would like more information on Yoga Gardens please visit www.yogagardens.org
What We Do: We allocate vacant lots in developing residential areas, which often accumulate garbage, attract criminal activity, and ultimately become a burden on the residents. Yoga Gardens transforms each lot into a thriving yoga & gardening community space. We offer free yoga classes to the Garfield Park and West Side communities as well as free organic food which we grow on site.
Yoga Gardens NFP is a not-for-profit organization in Chicago. Our goal is to aid and uplift children and young adults of impoverished Chicago neighborhoods. Through yoga, meditation, and healthier food options we relieve stress and disease in areas where these difficulties are most prevalent. As yogis we believe that it is our responsibility to give back to our community and Yoga Gardens makes it our mission to do so.
Where are the classes held?
Check-in for classes will be in front of The Dock at Montrose on the beachside. The Dock is the blue and white building with a café/restaurant, restrooms, and a patio. Check-in for North Ave Beach classes will be in front of the Castaways Restaurant on the beachside near the restrooms. Please arrive fifteen minutes prior to class for check-in.
Is there parking available nearby?
Plenty of free parking is available throughout Montrose beach streets. Parking on Simons Dr. or Montrose Harbor Dr. will be nearest to the Beach Yoga check-in table and classes.
There is a PAY lot by North Ave Beach that is $18 for two hours, but this is often full. There is also a parking lot near the zoo and meter parking on Clark st, which is about a 10min walk from the beach. Free parking is available two blocks west on Stockton near the Lincoln Park Zoo. (5-10min walk)
Are there yoga mats available?
No, we do not have mats available, please bring a mat or a blanket.
What is the cancellation policy due to weather?
Classes will be canceled if the temperature is below 65º or above 90º degrees and also in the case of rain or extreme wind. Cancellations will be posted on Facebook at least 60 minutes prior to class time and on our schedule page.
Is there anywhere to store my personal items?
Beach Yoga is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please bring all items and valuables to class with you as we do not have a storage facility and are unable to hold any items. Thank You!
Indigo began her yogic path in 2007, has since trained in many forms of Meditation/Yoga.
Indigo is E-RYT 500 hour certified, teaching since 2010, studying medical qi gong, she was certified in Thailand on Foot Reflexology and Thai Massage. Indigo also completed many Vipassana meditation
Julia completed a 200 TT with Yogaview in 2017 and began teaching in 2018. She studied under Sara Strother, Claire Mark, Tom Quinn, Quinn Kearney, Sarah Westbrook and Amy Owen. I’ve been practicing since 2009.
Wade has been teaching since 2001 in Chicago and all around the world.
Wade is Yoga Alliance Certified in 2003 in California
200 Hr E-RYT and YACEP
Megan started practicing yoga in 2012 and is
E-RYT 500 HR Certified by Moksha Yoga Cent.
Megan is also Authorized Level II in Ashtanga
200hr Vinyasa certified 2014
200hr advanced yoga training 2019
Practicing since 2012
Started practicing yoga in 2014.
Certified in 2017 through RYS CorePower Yoga.