Inner peace is hard to come by, requiring complex negotiations between spleen and kidney. Find harmony more easily with today's Groupon: for $40, you get 12 yoga classes at The Peace School (a $110 value).
Starting in 1972, The Peace School's nonprofit studio has promoted peaceful minds, bodies, and spirits though inclusive yoga classes for students at every stage of life. Students gather for classes six days a week, honing yoga basics during 45-minute level-one classes under the watchful guidance of extensively trained instructors. More savvy stretchers can work at challenging postures during level-two and level-three sessions, stretching, posing, and easing stiff joints open. Instructors incorporate breath work and meditative techniques into each class to foster relaxation, leaving antsy spirit animals feeling as refreshed as their human counterparts.
The Peace School
A nonprofit educational organization, The Peace School promotes tranquility of mind, body, and spirit through yoga, tae kwon do, and meditation courses that welcome students of all ages. Originally established in 1972 by Grand Master Myungsu Y.S. Kim, the school has been recognized by the United Nations, developed senior and nursing-home programs, and helped establish Peace Day, an annual Chicago celebration of peace and cultural institutions.
At the school, a coalition of experienced instructors—all of whom have trained for at least 10 years—leads students in three levels of yoga, traditional tae kwon do, and other exercises. Group practice, discussion, and lectures divulge the fundamentals of peace breathing meditation, while a hands-on self-defense for women class opens up discussion of attitude, confidence, and safety issues. Massage classes emphasize acupressure technique and deep breathing, while courses in infant massage can help babies sleep better.
3121 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60657