Check out this great WAYdoc from our first WAYcation we threw back in 15' Ormond Beach, FL. WAYcation is the ultimate Yoga vacation. Its all about you!
What’s better than a summer weekend in Chicago? You guessed it… a yoga-filled summer weekend in Chicago! 105F and We Are Yoga have teamed up to host WAYcation CHI…. a 4-day weekend of classes, workshops, and special events spread across our three 105F studios and their friendly Chicago neighborhoods (South Loop, Lincoln Park, and Wicker Park).
Practice with world-class teachers from here and afar. Attend a Battle Asana fundraiser. Take an architecture tour. Strike poses for a professional photog. Expand your consciousness with gong vibrations. Attend cultural coincidences such as the Pitchfork Music Fest or a Cubbies home game... July is the most perfect time to be in Chicago!
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9-10:30am: Original 90 Class (Jon Sulik)
11am-Noon: Inferno Hot Pilates Class (Kelsey Jacobson)
1-3:30pm: Chicago Yoga Photography Tour Special Event (Will Byington)
2-3:30pm: Original 90 Class (TBD)
4-6pm: Backbending Workshop (Gianna Purcell)
6:30-7:30pm: Yoga+Nidra 60 Class (John Marcoux)
ORIGINAL 90 CLASS
This traditional 90 minute hot class -- offered several times throughout the WAYcation weekend by a variety of world class instructors -- is calibrated for the stiffest beginners yet challenging to all skill levels.
INFERNO HOT PILATES CLASS
Increase endurance, build strength, and move to the music with this heart-racing, blood-pumping, metabolism-boosting, high-intensity interval training 60-minute pilates-method hot class.
CHICAGO YOGA PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR SPECIAL EVENT
Pop around downtown Chicago for 2 hours with our 105F crew while Professional Photographer, Will Byington, captures us striking poses! Group and solo photos in front of some iconic Chicago landmarks will afford keepsake moments from the weekend!
Healthy spine = healthy life. During this two-hour, all-levels workshop, students will be guided through various drills to prep their bodies for spine work, understand common backbend postures, and achieve backbending goals.
YOGA+NIDRA 60 CLASS
30 minutes of yoga poses followed by 30 minutes of guided meditation -- designed to calm your body, calm your mind, and lead you to your bliss state.
7:30-10am: Yoga on the Water! Smart 60 + Architecture Boat Tour (Kevin Burrows)
8:30-10am: Original 90 Class (Elizabeth Birnkrant)
11am-12:30pm: Yang Yin Vinyasa Class (Henry Winslow)
2-4pm: Hip Openers & Strength Workshop (Paloma Huner)
4:30-6pm: Mastering Mindfulness Special Event (John Marcoux)
7-8pm: Smart 60 Class (Kristen Kruchowski)
YOGA ON THE WATER! SPECIAL EVENT
Chicago’s architecture is world class – and there’s nothing like seeing it from all three branches of the Chicago River. Rise and shine Smart 60 yoga class will be followed by a 75-minute architecture tour narrated by 105F’s inimitable docent, Kevin Burrows.
YANG YIN VINYASA CLASS
Henry’s signature vinyasa class blends the dynamic movement of Ashtanga-based vinyasa yoga with the challenging stillness and sustained holds of classical hatha yoga. Expect to generate enough internal heat to lift you up to where you can see yourself.
HIP OPENERS + STRENGTH WORKSHOP
Explore ways to open hips and release emotions. Then, try different arm balances, transitions, and (for those more daring) fearless inversions. Come with an open mind and you will more likely open your hips and true power!
MASTERING MINDFULNESS SPECIAL EVENT
Is your brain bloated with unnecessary apps? Learn how “cognitive traps” run in your brain’s background and insidiously diminish your mental, physical, and spiritual health. Escape and avoid these traps to perform better in any of life’s endeavors.
SMART 60 CLASS
This intelligent, 60-minute hot class moves through the traditional 26+2 series with both tempo and flow.
A 60+minute, light-hearted heated class that encourages you to listen to your body and do what makes you WAY happy! You will hit all your favorite postures and then some! Modifications and advanced poses welcome:)
PROGRESSIVE 26+2 CLASS
Including traditional hatha yoga meditation, mantra, breath exercises, and all-leveled posture variations, this progressive 90-minute hot yoga class expands on the classical 26+2 practice to work on all sheaths of our being.
UDDIYANA SECRETS: LOCK IN YOUR POWER WORKSHOP
When practiced consistently and intensely, uddiyana draws the individual's energy inward and upward from the solar plexus through the heart, creating a lightness in the body that makes anything possible. Learn techniques to connect to uddiyana bandha in isolation as well as integrated into the yoga postures.
GONG SOUND MEDITATION SPECIAL EVENT
Pass through a psycho-acoustic gateway to elevate your vibratory frequency, re-tune and re-balance mind and body. and reach higher states of conscious awareness. Also known as a gong bath, this vibrational experience will transform your state of being for you to walk away completely refreshed and recharged.
YOGA JAMS CLASS
INTERMEDIATE HATHA CLASS
26+2 and more…. lots more… with the one-and-only G! This 90-minute hot class adds salutations, inversions, hip openers and arm balances to poses from the Original 90.
Expect a smart sequence designed to warm up the whole body for backbend work, a series of postures that peak with Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana, Natarajasana, and more! Whether you’re at the very beginning of your yoga journey or you are an asana adept, this class is suitable for you! No prerequisites required.
BATTLE ASANA SPECIAL EVENT
Witness tremendous feats of yoga asana all showcased for a good cause. Henry Winslow, Paloma Huner, TBD, and TBD and others battle it out to support their favorite local charities. Guest referee: Gianna Purcell.
Airbnb or VRBO: always good to go!
SOUTH LOOP NEIGHBORHOOD
LINCOLN PARK NEIGHBORHOOD
WICKER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD
Pitchfork Music Festival Union Park, Chicago, IL
Friday, July 20th - Sunday, July 22nd
Learn more and purchase tickets: pitchforkmusicfestival.com/
Chicago Cubs Games (all four weekend games are against the St. Louis Cardinals)
Thursday, July 19th at 6:05pm
Friday, July 20th at 1:20pm
Saturday, July 21st at 6:15pm (WAYcationer choice!)
Sunday, July 22nd at 1:20pm
Taste of River North (Kingsbury & Erie)
Friday, July 20th - Sunday, July 22nd
Learn more: tasteofrivernorth.com/