Now This Is Something Special
From Our Editors
Village Yoga Chicago's founder, Alyson D'Souza honed her personal yoga practice at the feet of masters across the globe, delving deeply into the nuances of hatha and Vinyasa traditions near the Indian village where her father was raised. Alyson manifests her love for authentic yoga practice in the studio's curriculum, designing classes for adults and children that range in intensity from advanced sequences of backbends and inversions to gently paced sessions elucidated through instruction as clear as a jellyfish after a bubble bath. Hatha-style classes begin with sun salutations, in which students practice lunges and forward bends, and Vinyasa classes incorporate challenging poses and deep breaths into a relaxing, dance-like flow.