Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes

Join Erin at one of her Do Good Movement classes and events. Learn more about the different types of classes below.
Please note beginning July 1st until early September Erin will be on maternity leave. Her return will be dependent on delivery and recovery.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Monday
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Children’s Yoga (ages 2-5)
Beverly Castle Academy for Early Education

Tuesday
– 6:00 a.m – 7:00 a.m. Vinyasa Morning Flow
St. Xavier University (email Erin at erin.stevenson@thedogoodmovement.com to register)
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Children’s Yoga (ages 5-9)
Moraine Valley KidsRec *classes will resume in September of 2017*
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Restorative Yoga
Moraine Valley FitRec

Wednesday
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Vinyasa Flow
Moraine Valley FitRec
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Vinyasa Flow
Orland Park Health and Fitness Center
5:35 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Spin (Indoor Cycling)
Orland Park Health and Fitness Center

Thursday
6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Vinyasa Morning Flow
A Relaxed You
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Children’s Yoga
Beverly Castle Academy for Early Education
5:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. Spin (Indoor Cycling)
Moraine FitRec
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Hatha Yoga
Moraine FitRec

Friday

Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Children’s Yoga
Begin Within Therapy

Sunday
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Vinyasa Flow
Moraine Valley FitRec
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 a.m. Gentle Yoga
Associates in Neuroscience

*See below for more information on class descriptions and locations.


 

Class Descriptions

Children’s Yoga: These classes are designed for children ages 2-9. Class sizes and age ranges vary based on locations. Classes are created to introduce children to yoga in an exciting and entertaining way. Children will learn a variety of  yoga poses and their benefits, different breathing techniques to help calm the mind and body as well as meditation. Depending on the subject or focus of the class, some class will incorporate a project or art activity as well as music and partner work. The goal is for children to leave class learning something new while feeling calm and in control of their mind and body.

Vinyasa Flow: This adult class is taught sequencing breath to movement. Students are led through the class learning different yoga postures and moving through a series of poses that repeat yet build on each time through. Much like a choreographed dance. Students will find this style of vinyasa flow a bit more challenging than the morning flow incorporating core work and whole body strengthening within the class. Each class dedicates the final 15 minutes to a more restorative practice and of course our final savasana and meditation. Geared more towards an experienced yogi with the ability to adapt the practice to those who may be more new to the style.

Vinyasa Morning Flow:  This class is similar in style of the vinyasa flow class but is more gentle and slow moving for the body. The focus of the class to to gently awaken the body for the day while sequencing yoga postures to help connect breath to movement. Like the typical vinyasa flow style class the final 15 minutes are dedicated to a  more restorative practice incorporate the final savasana and meditation.

 Restorative Yoga: The entire focus of a restorative yoga class is to help bring the alignment of the body back to its original state. With the use of yoga props such as blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps and very slow paced class is led focusing on stretching and lengthening the body. Postures are held for a significantly longer period of time then in a vinyasa flow or hatha style class. Students leave the class feeling as if they have had a long peaceful nap or perhaps feeling ready for one. Great for beginners, athletes and those recovering from injury.

Hatha Yoga: This style of yoga is focused on practicing and mastering yoga postures while taking time within each. Unlike vinyasa flow, hatha yoga is slower in paced but is still focused around the breath to help deepen and align the body into position. Hatha also is more concentrated on breathing techniques and meditation.

Gentle Yoga: Along the lines of Hatha and Restorative yoga, Gentle yoga is a much slower paced yoga practice that is kind to the body. There are no major or extremely challenging yoga postures but more of a focus on mastering the key postures of a yoga practice to help restore the body. Great for beginners or those recovering from an injury.


 

Class Locations

Moraine Valley FitRec/KidsRec: 9000 W College Pkwy, Palos Hills, IL 60465
https://www.morainevalley.edu/fitrec
Begin Within Therapy: 3301 W 111th St, Chicago, IL 60655
http://www.beginwithinchicago.com/
St. Xavier University (Shannon Center): 3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, IL 60655
www.sxu.edu/student-life/shannon/index.asp
A Relaxed You: 11121 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60655
www.arelaxedyou.com
Orland Park Health and Fitness Center: 15430 West Ave, Orland Park, IL 60462 
www.ophfc.com
Associates in Neuroscience: 16w300 83rd St # 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
apndoctors.com