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 OR on the grass.. The Dock is the blue and white building with a café/restaurant, restrooms, and a patio.
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.
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
10 -11 am
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
Sarah Palmer Prindable
Sarah is passionate about empowering people to live their best lives through yoga, meditation and energy work. Her deepest belief is that every person is their own greatest healer & teacher. Mindful is the key word in any of the six yoga styles she teaches.
Consistency is key to yoga practice. AJ is a RYT-200 certified practitioner, trained by Suddha Weixler at the Chicago Yoga Center. You will find his classes follow the Ashtanga tradition with a mixture of Hatha yoga. He focuses on a dynamic practice— complete with flow, strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation. His experience also brings attention to alignment and breathwork. AJ has taught all ages and levels, from early childhood beginners to experienced adult practitioners. He is excited to return to Beach Yoga Chicago community for his fifth season
"Since completing her 200-hr teacher training Maria has volunteered as a yoga instructor in the service of social impact. She ensures that her classes are accessible by offering modifications, adjustments and personalized variations to honor each one of her students and their abilities. All proceeds from Maria’s class go toward Yoga Gardens."
Lisa began her yoga journey when she was 10 years old. Completed her 200-Hour training with Kripalu, 500-Hour advanced training with Moksha, and continues to train for a 1000-Hour training with Kripalu. Through many trainings, some of the most influential and inspiring teachers she has practiced with are Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Kino Macgregor, Tias Little, Aadil Palkhivala, Kim Wilcox, and Gabriel Halpern. Lisa Devi is also a Qigong Teacher, Sound Healer, and Kirtan musician. She incorporates all three of these practices, bringing a unique blend of healing into all of her classes.
Inspired by her personal connection to the natural world, Gabby (200 RYT) strives to create sequences that bring the balance of nature to people's inner landscape. Her classes infuse meditation, vinyasa, and hatha yoga to achieve a moving meditation that restores, energizes and revitalizes. She aims to make her classes accessible for all levels, providing opportunities to play, breathe, and liberate through movement. Gabby's classes allow you to find wonder in yourself as you would from your favorite landscape.
Robert (he/him/they) started studying yoga and acroyoga simultaneously in 2015 where he fell in love with the Chicago movement and dance communities. Taking his yoga TT the same year and his Acroyoga TT in Montreal in 2018, Robert quickly found his passion for all things circus. He aims to bring accessibility to his classes for all bodies and minds to empower foundational skills and inspire personal creativity and growth in acroyoga and all areas of life.
Anastasiia started her practice in 2008, taking Sri B.K.S. Iyengan teaching course in "Iyengar Yoga Studio on the Arbat" (2011), she is RYT certified (2014), Vinyasa Flow by Nina Vukas (2014), Prenatal Yoga course (2018), Postnatal Yoga course (2018), in Moscow.