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What is Hatha Yoga?

Hatha Yoga (known as Yoga) is a collection of physical exercises called asanas (postures). These postures are designed to strengthen and align your muscles, organs and spine. They also focus on your breath, which helps you to disengage from the stresses of the outside world.

The increased strength, flexibility and concentration gained through asana practice lead to a better body and a sound mind.

WEEKLY YOGA CLASS SCHEDULE

Class Schedule

WORKSHOPS/EVENTS

Workshops
  • Gua Sha Specifics for the Lower Body: Practical Application: 4-hr CE
    Gua Sha Specifics for the Lower Body: Practical Application: 4-hr CE
    Tue, Mar 12
    Himalayan Yoga Meditation Center
    Mar 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Himalayan Yoga Meditation Center
    Prerequisite required: Must take Gua Sha Assisted Massage prior to taking this workshop. Gua Sha Specifics for the Lower Body is going to take you deeper into the many ways you can utilize your Gua Sha tool and techniques in the massage session.
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  •   Dhyāna - The Limb of Meditation w/ Dale Buegel
      Dhyāna - The Limb of Meditation w/ Dale Buegel
    Sat, Mar 16
    Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center
    Mar 16, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center
    While many techniques are called meditation, the goal of meditation is the same with all these techniques. That goal is to achieve unbroken focus on a single content of mind, even if that content is the void.
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  • Mantra Music Meditation with Ananda Lila Kirtan
    Mantra Music Meditation with Ananda Lila Kirtan
    Sat, Mar 23
    109 W Slade St UNIT 200, Palatine, IL 60067, USA
    Mar 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    109 W Slade St UNIT 200, Palatine, IL 60067, USA
    Join us in a kirtan mantra music meditation. To sing from the heart, ground, center, connect and share! To discover mantra and kirtan chanting as a very simple and joyful way to meditate and celebrate.
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  • Global Full Moon Meditation via ZOOM
    Global Full Moon Meditation via ZOOM
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Mar 24
    zoom
    Mar 24, 2024, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    zoom
    Connect with the collective energy in a guided session and deepen your own meditation. 
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  • Gua Sha Specifics for the Upper Body: Practical Application; 5-hour CE
    Gua Sha Specifics for the Upper Body: Practical Application; 5-hour CE
    Tue, Apr 02
    Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center
    Apr 02, 2024, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center
    Prerequisite required: Must take Gua Sha Assisted Massage prior to taking this workshop. Gua Sha Specifics for the Upper Body is going to take you deeper into the many ways you can utilize your Gua Sha tool and techniques in the massage session.
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  • Monthly Study Group
    Monthly Study Group
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Apr 07
    Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center
    Apr 07, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center
    ZOOM & IN PERSON... Join Anil and fellow aspirants in a discussion of the leading scriptures of yoga philosophy and spirituality. Each session ends with a brief guided meditation.
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  • The Language of Anatomy I w/ Rich Logan
    The Language of Anatomy I w/ Rich Logan
    Sat, Apr 13
    Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center
    Apr 13, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center
    In this workshop, the first of a five-part series, we will move from a cosmological perspective to the introspective view of the yoga practitioner. We will ask the question “What are we?” and begin to understand the answer to that question on a physical level.
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  • Samādhi  - Expansion of Consciousness w/ Dale Buegel
    Samādhi  - Expansion of Consciousness w/ Dale Buegel
    Sat, Apr 20
    Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center
    Apr 20, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center
    Swami Rama described the various states of samādhi in very practical terms. He classified expansion of consciousness in four states of samādhi. He also taught the means to achieve these states.
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  • The Language of Anatomy II w/ Rich Logan
    The Language of Anatomy II w/ Rich Logan
    Sat, May 11
    Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center
    May 11, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center
    Rich will unpack the complex relationship between muscles and bones, and challenges commonly held beliefs regarding the nervous system and emotions, leading to a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of our major physical and psychic systems.
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  • Reflexology for Bodyworkers: 8-hour CE
    Reflexology for Bodyworkers: 8-hour CE
    Tue, May 14
    Himalayan Yoga Meditation Center
    May 14, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Himalayan Yoga Meditation Center
    Reflexology and it's benefits have been sought since it's development by Eunice Ingham in the 1930's. The workshop will include the history of Reflexology and how it was developed in the United States and abroad.
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  • Ayurveda w/ Cynthia & Gary
    Ayurveda w/ Cynthia & Gary
    Sat, Jun 08
    Zoom Workshop
    Jun 08, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Zoom Workshop
    Join Cynthia and Gary for an informative and fun lesson and lecture on Ayurveda
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  • The Language of Anatomy III, The Spine w/ Rich Logan
    The Language of Anatomy III, The Spine w/ Rich Logan
    Sat, Jun 15
    Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center
    Jun 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center
    The spine is literally the backbone of the musculoskeletal system; understanding its functions and its vulnerabilities is crucial to developing a sound approach to yoga anatomy. This class will combine lecture, discussion and demonstration.
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  • The Language of Anatomy IV, The Shoulder w/ Rich Logan
    The Language of Anatomy IV, The Shoulder w/ Rich Logan
    Sat, Jul 20
    Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center
    Jul 20, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center
    In the fourth meeting of this series dedicated to the Language of Anatomy, we will focus on the shoulder. When we consider its normal, healthy range of motion, the shoulder is relatively free compared to other major joints.
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  • THE LANGUAGE OF ANATOMY V, THE PELVIC w/ Rich Logan
    THE LANGUAGE OF ANATOMY V, THE PELVIC w/ Rich Logan
    Sat, Aug 10
    Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center
    Aug 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center
    The pelvis serves multiple anatomical purposes, supporting viscera and operating as the stabilizing structure from which the legs explore the world. The pelvic girdle is a matrix of checks and balances.
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  • Ayurveda w/ Cynthia and Gary
    Ayurveda w/ Cynthia and Gary
    Sat, Oct 19
    Zoom Workshop
    Oct 19, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Zoom Workshop
    Join Cynthia and Gary for an informative and fun lesson and lecture on Ayurveda
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  • “EFT Tapping for Well-Being and Spirituality”
    “EFT Tapping for Well-Being and Spirituality”
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Coming Spring 2024 This workshop will introduce the basic concepts of the energy psychology paradigm called Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and is based on the texts Chariot of Sadhana, by Drs. Martin and Marian Jerry, and Swami Veda Bharati; and EFT for Meditation by Charles and Carol Crenshaw.
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Individual, Semi Private Sessions, Group Classes, Introductory Classes

Personalized instruction allows one of our experienced yoga teachers to work with the student to identify the specific asanas (postures) which are appropriate and suitable to their individual needs.

Community
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Open events that give people an opportunity to come together and celebrate the Spirit of Life.

Yoga for Cancer Survivors*

Hatha Yoga class on each Thursday @ 11:00-12:15 PM

Come and unwind with Jenny for complimentary yoga classes for cancer survivors.  This gentle class will increase lymphatic movement, help move toxins from organs, move fluids through joints, and aid in calming the nervous system. 

Due to limited space, services are available to those who are within two years of their cancer treatment. To qualify for the yoga classes  the participants need to provide a signed statement (Medical Clearance Form) from their supervising physician regarding their ability to participate in gentle yoga along with any restrictions they need to observe. The center provides the HYMC Medical Clearance form which the participants can use.

Community Yoga

Come and be part of this special class that celebrates our new teachers.

Full Moon Global Meditation

Meditate with Swami Ritavan and others around the globe, all sitting at the same time. Begins promptly at 9:00 pm.  Please arrive early to get comfortably seated. Join HERE

Monthly Study Group

Join Anil Saigal and fellow aspirants in a discussion of the leading scriptures of yoga philosophy and spirituality.  Each session ends with a brief guided meditation. The group is currently studying selected chapters in the classical text: “Srimad Bhagavad Gita”. 

Introduction to Tai Chi

Join Lon Johnson and learn the art of Tai Chi. Tai Chi is an ancient are of gentle meditative movements which aid in attaining a relaxed body and still mind.

These are free programs but a donation is always appreciated in support of HYMC as a non-profit organization.

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Class Packages:

Use with all Weekly Classes

1 year expiration on Packages

Monday:

4:00-5:15pm Gentle (Jenny) Zoom

5:30-6:45pm Level 1-2 (Charlotte) Studio + Zoom

7:00-8:00pm Tai Chi & Chi Kung (Lon) Studio

Tuesday:

11:00-12:15pm Level 1-2 (Alexis) Studio only

5:00-6:15pm Level 1-2 (Nancy) Zoom Only

Wednesday:

10:30-11:45am  Hatha Yoga (Chenoa) Studio Only

5:30-6:45pm Level 1-2 (Joanna) Studio + Zoom

7:00-8:15pm Vinyasa Flow (Joanna) Studio + Zoom

Thursday:

11:00-12:15pm Cancer Survivors (Jenny) Zoom Only

7:30-8:45pm Level 1-2 (Nancy) Zoom Only

Friday:

Saturday:

12:00-1:15pm Himalayan Style (Pat) Studio + Zoom

9:00-10:15am Himalayan Style (Pavel) Studio + Zoom

Class Punch Passes

  • Punch Passes may be used for any Hatha Yoga or Weekly classes and may be shared within your household family.

  • 10, 12, 15-class and 20-class Punch Passes expire after 1 Year.​​

  • Class Punch Passes are non-refundable. 

 

~Discounts~

Military/Veteran: We recognize and honor the sacrifice that the members of our armed forces make to insure our security and freedom.

Military and Veteran discounted punch passes are for use by military members, veterans and their spouses only.

Student/Senior: Student must be enrolled in elementary - college. Senior is 62+ years young.

Family members using a "Student & Senior" pass must qualify for that pass or pay the difference.

Please present valid service identification or other form of identification to the teacher at the time of punch pass pickup, and to the class teacher if requested. All the rules for punch pass usage and punch pass expiration still apply.

* Cancer Survivors class participants must provide HYMC physician’s Medical Clearance Form prior to participation in first class. Classes are complimentary for those within 2 years of treatment.

Descriptions

Hatha Yoga Descriptions:

Levels 1-2: This class is for all levels of experience and ability. It is a gentle, systematic introduction to basic postures, relaxation and breathing. Designed for the student who would like to reduce stress, improve flexibility, strength, and overall health.

 

Himalayan Style: This class follows a specific sequence as taught by Swami Rama of the Himalayas.  It incorporates breathing techniques and ends with a brief meditation. Class is without music.

Himalayan Intermediate: This class builds strength internally as well as externally. Cultivates concentration, endurance and explores asanas with advanced variations for experienced students.

Vinyasa Flow: Build strength and flexibility at a bit faster pace. Link breath and movement in this multi-level, flowing yoga practice.

Gentle: A Therapeutic class, this class is for the student new to yoga or in need of a gentler class due to age, illness or injury.

 

Restorative: This gentle, therapeutic yoga uses props to support the body to deepen the benefits of the poses. A soothing and nurturing practice promoting conscious relaxation.

Cancer Survivors: This gentle class will increase lymphatic movement, help move toxins from organs, move fluids through joints and aid in calming the nervous system

Tai Chi: An ancient art of gentle meditative movements which aid in attaining a relaxed body and still mind.

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