5 Yoga Poses for the Holidays

5 Yoga Poses for the Holidays

The 2016 holiday season is here. Soon, the stresses of meal planning, gift buying, house cleaning, and party planning will threaten to steal the joy from the season. Yog...

Yoga Poses for Pain Relief

Wondering how yoga can help you? Here are 10 poses that help with some of the most nagging issues, provided by Katie Brauer, chief program officer of Yoga Six, which has...

Trending Now: New Year’s Resolutions

Keep your workout classic at Yoga Six, which opened studios in Lincoln Park, Gold Coast and South Loop last year. The flow and brand-new meditation classes are great for...

Ryann O’Toole Sharpens Focus with Yoga

Ryann O’Toole went to the final stage of LPGA Q-School in 2009 with a broken right hand. She removed her cast two weeks early and tried to compete, but wound up with S...

Chicago City Guide

Jena Gambaccini is a Chicago-based fashion blogger who founded the site, ChiCityFashion. Here, she writes about her favorite local spots in Chicago from fitness to food ...

10 Yoga Poses For Daily Aches and Pains

Aching back? Menstrual cramps? Next time you’re hurting, grab a yoga mat. That’s right your favorite fitness class might also help heal you. Here are 10 poses that h...

Partner Yoga Poses for Strong Relationships

“One of the best ways to create more intimacy in your relationships is by establishing and maintaining open lines of communication,” says Abby Vernon. “In partner ...

Yoga Six Opens in Town Center

A new year means new resolutions of fitness and health, and reaching them shouldn’t be too much of a stretch with Leawood’s newest fitness addition. Yoga Six—a new...

Yoga Six Opens New Studio in Des Peres

After a soft launch during the holiday season, Yoga Six officially opens its new Des Peres studio today with a schedule of more than 300 classes each month....

I Failed to Blend In At My First Yoga Class

I had a feeling everyone at Yoga Six could sense I was new, but not because my downward dog wasn’t obedient; I was the only one wearing socks. I blew my cover....

Serene Spaces

Yoga enthusiasts often escape to their neighborhood studio to achieve their dose of serenity. Students can create a version of our studios in their homes very easily wit...

Yoga Six Goes Extra on Amenities

Amenities abound at Yoga Six, and they have a variety of one-hour yoga classes. With its gleaming surfaces, cheery front desk staff, and neatly organized retail, Yoga Si...

Latest Trends in Fitness: Boutique Classes

Boutique classes are the latest trend in fitness, not only because of their intense calorie burning routines - but also because of their fun twist on traditional routine...

Yoga Six to Offer Giving Back Series

With Gratitude and Giving November, Yoga Six, with the help of other local yoga studios, is strengthening the Milwaukee community one yoga class at a time. Every Sunday ...

Adding Crossover Elements to Classes

Your business is booming, clients keep coming back, and your trainers are happy—but still, you wonder, “What more can we offer?” A growing number of gyms and studi...

Yoga Six Turns Up The Heat

Yoga can be many things: soothing, strengthening, centering, challenging – and sweaty. This is especially true when you practice yoga in a room heated to 104 degrees F...

 

The 2016 holiday season is here. Soon, the stresses of meal planning, gift buying, house cleaning, and party planning will threaten to steal the joy from the season. The practice of yoga is important not just in physical health, but in mental wellbeing. The practice of yoga aids in the training of the mind to overcome obstacles, provide peace, and cultivate mindfulness. SLM spoke with Yoga Six’s Ana Llewellyn about six simple yoga poses you can practice at your desk or in your kitchen to be calm and present this holiday season.

I developed the relationship with my body that I never had and began to feel better than ever. But even more importantly, I was in an environment that's values have become instilled in my life: growth, connection, passion, truth, quality, and safety. Being a part of Yoga Six has changed my life, changed the way I view others and in turn, changed the way I view myself.

 

This second photo was taken a few days ago. If the pictures could tell you something besides just what you see when you look at them it would be this: Although physical differences seem as though they require physical work, I would argue that the mindset is where real change begins.

 

When you embody positive thoughts, you receive only positive outcomes. I love Yoga Six!"me.

Yoga Poses for Pain Relief

"I've always ignored the ways in which my body has changed. I stopped paying attention because I was so used to failing, I didn't want to deal with further disappointment. The before photo is in 2012. I had been practicing yoga for years, but I never fully committed myself to it. One day, about last year, I saw an old friend in Jimbo's named Matt Caron. He asked me if I had been practicing still and I told him I hadn't for a while because I couldn't afford to practice at a studio. He told me that the studio he worked at was looking for people to come in and clean the studio for three hours a week in exchange for unlimited yoga. So I sat on it a couple days.. and decided to go in. I walked in the front doors and I was home.

 

I began doing yoga for trade at Yoga Six which allowed me to practice every single day, sometimes even twice a day. I was inspired to join the teacher training that Yoga Six offered and in doing so was provided with the opportunity to fall in love with myself for the first time.

I developed the relationship with my body that I never had and began to feel better than ever. But even more importantly, I was in an environment that's values have become instilled in my life: growth, connection, passion, truth, quality, and safety. Being a part of Yoga Six has changed my life, changed the way I view others and in turn, changed the way I view myself.

 

This second photo was taken a few days ago. If the pictures could tell you something besides just what you see when you look at them it would be this: Although physical differences seem as though they require physical work, I would argue that the mindset is where real change begins.

 

When you embody positive thoughts, you receive only positive outcomes. I love Yoga Six!"me.

Trending Now: New Year’s Resolutions

"I've always ignored the ways in which my body has changed. I stopped paying attention because I was so used to failing, I didn't want to deal with further disappointment. The before photo is in 2012. I had been practicing yoga for years, but I never fully committed myself to it. One day, about last year, I saw an old friend in Jimbo's named Matt Caron. He asked me if I had been practicing still and I told him I hadn't for a while because I couldn't afford to practice at a studio. He told me that the studio he worked at was looking for people to come in and clean the studio for three hours a week in exchange for unlimited yoga. So I sat on it a couple days.. and decided to go in. I walked in the front doors and I was home.

 

I began doing yoga for trade at Yoga Six which allowed me to practice every single day, sometimes even twice a day. I was inspired to join the teacher training that Yoga Six offered and in doing so was provided with the opportunity to fall in love with myself for the first time.

I developed the relationship with my body that I never had and began to feel better than ever. But even more importantly, I was in an environment that's values have become instilled in my life: growth, connection, passion, truth, quality, and safety. Being a part of Yoga Six has changed my life, changed the way I view others and in turn, changed the way I view myself.

 

This second photo was taken a few days ago. If the pictures could tell you something besides just what you see when you look at them it would be this: Although physical differences seem as though they require physical work, I would argue that the mindset is where real change begins.

 

When you embody positive thoughts, you receive only positive outcomes. I love Yoga Six!"me.

Ryann O’Toole Sharpens Focus with Yoga

"I've always ignored the ways in which my body has changed. I stopped paying attention because I was so used to failing, I didn't want to deal with further disappointment. The before photo is in 2012. I had been practicing yoga for years, but I never fully committed myself to it. One day, about last year, I saw an old friend in Jimbo's named Matt Caron. He asked me if I had been practicing still and I told him I hadn't for a while because I couldn't afford to practice at a studio. He told me that the studio he worked at was looking for people to come in and clean the studio for three hours a week in exchange for unlimited yoga. So I sat on it a couple days.. and decided to go in. I walked in the front doors and I was home.

 

I began doing yoga for trade at Yoga Six which allowed me to practice every single day, sometimes even twice a day. I was inspired to join the teacher training that Yoga Six offered and in doing so was provided with the opportunity to fall in love with myself for the first time.

I developed the relationship with my body that I never had and began to feel better than ever. But even more importantly, I was in an environment that's values have become instilled in my life: growth, connection, passion, truth, quality, and safety. Being a part of Yoga Six has changed my life, changed the way I view others and in turn, changed the way I view myself.

 

This second photo was taken a few days ago. If the pictures could tell you something besides just what you see when you look at them it would be this: Although physical differences seem as though they require physical work, I would argue that the mindset is where real change begins.

 

When you embody positive thoughts, you receive only positive outcomes. I love Yoga Six!"me.

Chicago City Guide

"I've always ignored the ways in which my body has changed. I stopped paying attention because I was so used to failing, I didn't want to deal with further disappointment. The before photo is in 2012. I had been practicing yoga for years, but I never fully committed myself to it. One day, about last year, I saw an old friend in Jimbo's named Matt Caron. He asked me if I had been practicing still and I told him I hadn't for a while because I couldn't afford to practice at a studio. He told me that the studio he worked at was looking for people to come in and clean the studio for three hours a week in exchange for unlimited yoga. So I sat on it a couple days.. and decided to go in. I walked in the front doors and I was home.

 

I began doing yoga for trade at Yoga Six which allowed me to practice every single day, sometimes even twice a day. I was inspired to join the teacher training that Yoga Six offered and in doing so was provided with the opportunity to fall in love with myself for the first time.

I developed the relationship with my body that I never had and began to feel better than ever. But even more importantly, I was in an environment that's values have become instilled in my life: growth, connection, passion, truth, quality, and safety. Being a part of Yoga Six has changed my life, changed the way I view others and in turn, changed the way I view myself.

 

This second photo was taken a few days ago. If the pictures could tell you something besides just what you see when you look at them it would be this: Although physical differences seem as though they require physical work, I would argue that the mindset is where real change begins.

 

When you embody positive thoughts, you receive only positive outcomes. I love Yoga Six!"me.

10 Yoga Poses For Daily Aches and Pains

"I've always ignored the ways in which my body has changed. I stopped paying attention because I was so used to failing, I didn't want to deal with further disappointment. The before photo is in 2012. I had been practicing yoga for years, but I never fully committed myself to it. One day, about last year, I saw an old friend in Jimbo's named Matt Caron. He asked me if I had been practicing still and I told him I hadn't for a while because I couldn't afford to practice at a studio. He told me that the studio he worked at was looking for people to come in and clean the studio for three hours a week in exchange for unlimited yoga. So I sat on it a couple days.. and decided to go in. I walked in the front doors and I was home.

 

I began doing yoga for trade at Yoga Six which allowed me to practice every single day, sometimes even twice a day. I was inspired to join the teacher training that Yoga Six offered and in doing so was provided with the opportunity to fall in love with myself for the first time.

I developed the relationship with my body that I never had and began to feel better than ever. But even more importantly, I was in an environment that's values have become instilled in my life: growth, connection, passion, truth, quality, and safety. Being a part of Yoga Six has changed my life, changed the way I view others and in turn, changed the way I view myself.

 

This second photo was taken a few days ago. If the pictures could tell you something besides just what you see when you look at them it would be this: Although physical differences seem as though they require physical work, I would argue that the mindset is where real change begins.

 

When you embody positive thoughts, you receive only positive outcomes. I love Yoga Six!"me.

Partner Yoga Poses for Strong Relationships

"I've always ignored the ways in which my body has changed. I stopped paying attention because I was so used to failing, I didn't want to deal with further disappointment. The before photo is in 2012. I had been practicing yoga for years, but I never fully committed myself to it. One day, about last year, I saw an old friend in Jimbo's named Matt Caron. He asked me if I had been practicing still and I told him I hadn't for a while because I couldn't afford to practice at a studio. He told me that the studio he worked at was looking for people to come in and clean the studio for three hours a week in exchange for unlimited yoga. So I sat on it a couple days.. and decided to go in. I walked in the front doors and I was home.

 

I began doing yoga for trade at Yoga Six which allowed me to practice every single day, sometimes even twice a day. I was inspired to join the teacher training that Yoga Six offered and in doing so was provided with the opportunity to fall in love with myself for the first time.

I developed the relationship with my body that I never had and began to feel better than ever. But even more importantly, I was in an environment that's values have become instilled in my life: growth, connection, passion, truth, quality, and safety. Being a part of Yoga Six has changed my life, changed the way I view others and in turn, changed the way I view myself.

 

This second photo was taken a few days ago. If the pictures could tell you something besides just what you see when you look at them it would be this: Although physical differences seem as though they require physical work, I would argue that the mindset is where real change begins.

 

When you embody positive thoughts, you receive only positive outcomes. I love Yoga Six!"me.

Yoga Six Opens in Town Center

"I've always ignored the ways in which my body has changed. I stopped paying attention because I was so used to failing, I didn't want to deal with further disappointment. The before photo is in 2012. I had been practicing yoga for years, but I never fully committed myself to it. One day, about last year, I saw an old friend in Jimbo's named Matt Caron. He asked me if I had been practicing still and I told him I hadn't for a while because I couldn't afford to practice at a studio. He told me that the studio he worked at was looking for people to come in and clean the studio for three hours a week in exchange for unlimited yoga. So I sat on it a couple days.. and decided to go in. I walked in the front doors and I was home.

 

I began doing yoga for trade at Yoga Six which allowed me to practice every single day, sometimes even twice a day. I was inspired to join the teacher training that Yoga Six offered and in doing so was provided with the opportunity to fall in love with myself for the first time.

I developed the relationship with my body that I never had and began to feel better than ever. But even more importantly, I was in an environment that's values have become instilled in my life: growth, connection, passion, truth, quality, and safety. Being a part of Yoga Six has changed my life, changed the way I view others and in turn, changed the way I view myself.

 

This second photo was taken a few days ago. If the pictures could tell you something besides just what you see when you look at them it would be this: Although physical differences seem as though they require physical work, I would argue that the mindset is where real change begins.

 

When you embody positive thoughts, you receive only positive outcomes. I love Yoga Six!"me.

Yoga Six Opens New Studio in Des Peres

"I've always ignored the ways in which my body has changed. I stopped paying attention because I was so used to failing, I didn't want to deal with further disappointment. The before photo is in 2012. I had been practicing yoga for years, but I never fully committed myself to it. One day, about last year, I saw an old friend in Jimbo's named Matt Caron. He asked me if I had been practicing still and I told him I hadn't for a while because I couldn't afford to practice at a studio. He told me that the studio he worked at was looking for people to come in and clean the studio for three hours a week in exchange for unlimited yoga. So I sat on it a couple days.. and decided to go in. I walked in the front doors and I was home.

 

I began doing yoga for trade at Yoga Six which allowed me to practice every single day, sometimes even twice a day. I was inspired to join the teacher training that Yoga Six offered and in doing so was provided with the opportunity to fall in love with myself for the first time.

I developed the relationship with my body that I never had and began to feel better than ever. But even more importantly, I was in an environment that's values have become instilled in my life: growth, connection, passion, truth, quality, and safety. Being a part of Yoga Six has changed my life, changed the way I view others and in turn, changed the way I view myself.

 

This second photo was taken a few days ago. If the pictures could tell you something besides just what you see when you look at them it would be this: Although physical differences seem as though they require physical work, I would argue that the mindset is where real change begins.

 

When you embody positive thoughts, you receive only positive outcomes. I love Yoga Six!"me.

I Failed to Blend In At My First Yoga Class

"I've always ignored the ways in which my body has changed. I stopped paying attention because I was so used to failing, I didn't want to deal with further disappointment. The before photo is in 2012. I had been practicing yoga for years, but I never fully committed myself to it. One day, about last year, I saw an old friend in Jimbo's named Matt Caron. He asked me if I had been practicing still and I told him I hadn't for a while because I couldn't afford to practice at a studio. He told me that the studio he worked at was looking for people to come in and clean the studio for three hours a week in exchange for unlimited yoga. So I sat on it a couple days.. and decided to go in. I walked in the front doors and I was home.

 

I began doing yoga for trade at Yoga Six which allowed me to practice every single day, sometimes even twice a day. I was inspired to join the teacher training that Yoga Six offered and in doing so was provided with the opportunity to fall in love with myself for the first time.

I developed the relationship with my body that I never had and began to feel better than ever. But even more importantly, I was in an environment that's values have become instilled in my life: growth, connection, passion, truth, quality, and safety. Being a part of Yoga Six has changed my life, changed the way I view others and in turn, changed the way I view myself.

 

This second photo was taken a few days ago. If the pictures could tell you something besides just what you see when you look at them it would be this: Although physical differences seem as though they require physical work, I would argue that the mindset is where real change begins.

 

When you embody positive thoughts, you receive only positive outcomes. I love Yoga Six!"me.