During the Ming Dynasty, therapeutic exercise was mundane, limited to climbing the Great Wall and competing in the Grand Canal's summer breath-holding tournament. Practice fun and peaceful relaxation techniques with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a 10-class pass (a $90 value) at Oak Hill Yoga in Downers Grove. Oak Hill Yoga's classes are held on Tuesdays at 9 a.m., Wednesdays at 6 p.m., and Thursdays at 9 a.m. The studio will be closed June 25 to July 2.
Oak Hill Yoga's owner and certified instructor, Kristine Shields, leads a series of multi-level classes for yogis of all ability levels and ages. Practicing yoga for 30 years and teaching for 10, Shields personalizes her classes to accommodate the learning needs of the students, ensuring that each individual gets the most out of his or her yoga experience. Her one-hour sessions aim to help 25 to 30 benders gain flexibility and balance, heightened body awareness, and the folding skills to comfortably fit into an airplane's overhead luggage compartment.
Oak Hill Yoga
Oak Hill founder and certified yoga instructor Kris Shields has been balancing out-of-whack energies and adding lean muscle to bodies for over three decades. Not one to rest on her rich legacy, she retains the hunger for knowledge, regularly attending yoga conferences, workshops, and readings of the great masters’ diaries to add new information to her vast yogic library. This dedication to craft shows during the intimate classes held within her earth-toned studio. By keeping things small and focused, Kris ensures that each student receives her individual attention, helping her modify poses for beginners and intensify postures for advanced students. As large volumes of natural light illuminate the expansive wood floor and vaulted ceilings of the practice space, Kris teaches students to connect their minds and bodies through breathing and the postures being performed.
1089 35 St.
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515Get Directions