Yoga Classes

"Thank you for including me in your class yesterday. I enjoyed it and thought it helped me immensely. I appreciate your suggestions throughout class, whether those suggestions are specific to me or general. As for the latter type, many of the broad ideas of which you remind us during class (thinking of our chosen ideal, overcoming fear, removing ego, and so forth) inspire me at just the right time. Thanks so much!"
-D.B.

"Thank you for a beautiful practice on Sunday! I am still thinking about how special you are! The words you spoke were inspiring & thought provoking (as well as relaxing). The adjustments were amazing & your kind, compassionate fun energy made it an exceptionally radiant practice! I am happy to know the pretty, bright face behind all those yoga Chicago articles!"
-M.T.

Kali in Mysore, India (c) 2004 by Lisa Hill

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Dharma Yoga is now offered Sundays 10-11:30 at Blair Holmes Productions, 3759 N. Ravenswood, #228B (three doors north of our old space, in the same building) Learn more here.

Private Lessons, Corporate Yoga and Workplace Yoga Classes
Interested in private yoga sessions? Workplace yoga lessons?

Kali offers private yoga lessons in the yoga studio or at your home or workplace, for any level of student. Students with busy schedules, injuries or specific goals will benefit from a yoga practice that begins exactly where you are. Pure beginners are welcome!

She is also certified in Senior's Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga Therapeutics and Yoga for Menopause, and can teach you hatha yoga sequences that alleviate everything from asthma to neck problems to weak ankles. She also teaches people with cancer through Gilda's Club at Rush Hospital, and at a local nursing home.

In addition to teaching postures, Kali can help you develop a home asana (postures), pranayama (breathing) or meditation practice - or work with you on a particular pose or area of the body. She can design a program for you for general fitness and health. She can also teach you how to work around an existing injury.

Kali specializes in yoga sequences designed to help reduce lower back pain, sinus headaches, anxiety, stress, and symptoms of depression. She can also advise you on diet and lifestyle.

Packages and sliding scale are available. Please call 773-315-5489 or e-mail kaliom108 [at] yahoo [dot] com for more info.







Kali at Abby Falls, India (c) 2002 by Sean Miller

DHARMA YOGA CLASSES
Kali is the first and only teacher in Chicago to complete all of Sri Dharma Mittra's trainings - including his 800-hour course. From him, she received the name Yogi Kali Om

Sunday 10-11:30 AM (Level I-III)
Blair Holmes Prod, 3759 N. Ravenswood (suite 228B).
Drop-ins welcome ($18)!
No class Dec. 27 and Jan. 3
Sign up and learn more here.

Sunday 2-3 Gentle/​Restorative Yoga (All Levels)
East Bank Club, 500 N. Kingsbury, 312-527-5800
(Membership required)

Monday 4:30-5:30 PM (Level I/​II)
Lincoln Park Athletic Club, 1019 W. Diversey, 773-529-2022
(Non-members may drop in for $25 or buy passes in packs of 10 ($200) or 20 ($360))

Friday 6:30-7:30 pm (Level I-II)
Evanston Athletic Club, 1723 Benson in Evanston, IL
(Non-members may drop in for $25 or buy passes in packs of 10 ($200) or 20 ($360))




ASHTANGA VINYASA YOGA CLASSES
Kali spent over 12 months studying directly with the source of ashtanga vinyasa yoga, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and does her best to transmit the system as she learned it from him.

-Sunday 12:30-2 and Tuesday 11-12:30pm
Ashtanga Primary Series (Level II/​III)
East Bank Club, 500 N. Kingsbury, 312-527-5800
(Membership required)

-Monday 6:30-7:45 PM
Ashtanga Half Primary Series (Level I-III) [listed as Mindful Vinyasa]
DePaul's Ray Meyer Center, 2236 N. Sheffield, 773-325-6563. Pre-registration required.

-Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Thursday 6-7 AM
Ashtanga Primary /​ Half Primary (Level II/​III)
Lincoln Park Athletic Club, 1019 W. Diversey,773-529-2022
(Non-members may drop in for $25 or buy passes in packs of 10 ($200) or 20 ($360))

-Wednesday 6-7:15 PM
Ashtanga Half Primary Series (Level I-III)
Lincoln Square Athletic Club, 4662 N. Lincoln, 773-529-2023
(Non-members may drop in for $25 or buy passes in packs of 10 ($200) or 20 ($360))


KALI'S TEACHING SCHEDULE


SUNDAY
-10-11:30AM Dharma Yoga Level I-IV, Blair Holmes Prod, 3759 N. Ravenswood (228B)
-12:30-2 Ashtanga Primary Series, East Bank Club (Level II-III)
-2-3 Gentle/​Restorative Yoga, East Bank Club

MONDAY
Available for Workplace and Private Lessons
-4:30-5:30PM Dharma I-II LPAC
-6:30-7:45PM Ashtanga Half Primary [Mindful Vinyasa] DePaul Univ. (Level I-III)

TUESDAY
-11-12:30 Ashtanga Primary Series, East Bank Club (Level II-III)
-5:30-7PM Ashtanga Primary Series, LPAC (Level II-III)

WEDNESDAY
Available for Workplace and Private Lessons
-6-7:15PM Ashtanga Half Primary Series, LSAC (Level I-III)

THURSDAY
-6-7AM Ashtanga Basics, LPAC (Level I-II)
Available for Workplace and Private Lessons
-1:30-3:30 Gilda's Club at Rush University Medical Center

FRIDAY
Available for Workplace and Private Lessons
-6:30-7:30pm Dharma Yoga I-II, EAC






Ashtanga Yoga is a challenging and dynamic series of poses linked together through coordinated breath and movement to create energy flow and an internal purifying heat. The rigorous sequence calms the mind and develops strength, balance, concentration and flexibility.

Dharma Yoga I-II is a flowing classical yoga created by NYC-based yogi Sri Dharma Mittra and is suitable for students of all levels. Its foundation is a basic version of the flowing Shiva Namaskar sequence, which purifies the body, calms the mind and opens the hips and shoulders. Students are guided through the sequence according to their needs and abilities, and the emphasis is on practicing in a relaxed manner and feeling content. Class may conclude with a simple breathing exercise and brief meditation.

Dharma Yoga Level I-III adapts well to all level students; its foundation is Sri Dharma Mittra's challenging-yet-meditative Shiva Namaskar sequence, which purifies the body, calms the mind and opens the hips and shoulders. Most poses are repeated, and variations for each level are given. Each class concludes with a simple breathing exercise and brief meditation.

WRITER

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Kali's first trip to India
A return to India
Feels Like the Third TIme
Another adventure in India
Kali's most recent trip to India
Essays
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A first-person account of 9/11