Sun salutations are a necessary ritual that keeps our solar body from growing angry and burning libelous graffiti on the Hubble telescope. Help keep cosmic peace with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get 10 hot-yoga classes at Balanced Body Integrated Wellness (a $120 value).
Balanced Body Integrated Wellness's staff dedicates itself to the well-being of its visitors with holistic therapies and hot-yoga classes for students of all abilities. The practice space's 95-degree temperatures spur bodies to sweat out toxins and safely stretch further while engendering a fondness for the month of December. During Hot Power Vinyasa sessions, the instructors combine mental concentration and physical exertion by linking a sequence of poses with centering breathing exercises. Groups of students hold stretches for up to five breaths before shifting into a new pose with the measured grace of a ballerina playing freeze tag. Heated Yin Yoga classes focus on building flexibility in the hips and lower back, sustaining deep stretches for several minutes at a time in order to loosen the latticework of muscle and connective tissue that honeycombs the body's core and pelvis.
Balanced Body Integrated Wellness
As the founder and director of Balanced Body Integrated Wellness, Dr. Jee H. Kim is both a practicing professional and a perpetual student. He constantly seeks out new information about his fields of expertise—chiropractic and acupuncture—in continuing-education courses. He then incorporates this information in treatments that draw partly from Western chiropractic medicine and physiotherapy and partly from holistic Eastern therapies.
Dr. Kim shares his peaceful studio with a massage therapist and a cadre of yoga instructors. This team works with him to restore balance to muscles and energy fields through therapeutic kneading, graceful postures, and precarious tightropes.
2569 W Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60647