It can be tough to relax, between work, family, and the unrealistic nighttime demands of your horse-headed dream boss. Escape with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for one 60-minute Swedish massage (an $85 value)
- $109 for three 60-minute Swedish massages (a $255 value)<p>
The light pressure of Swedish massage’s effleurage strokes gives way to firmer, percussive petrissage strokes during a massage that boosts circulation, helps detoxify muscles, and loosens tension.
“Life takes life out of you. Yoga puts it back.” Amy Treciokas, founder of Yoga Now, lives by these words. In high school, Treciokas—already a fledgling yoga practitioner—was drawn to the savasana relaxation pose because it “was a great time for a nap.” After being reintroduced to yoga as an adult, she truly fell in love. A consuming passion for the energizing and stress-relieving practice of yoga led her to spend three years in India to learn at the feet of yogis in Mysore, an intensive period of study that helped her to obtain authorization to teach Ashtanga yoga. Not long after she was authorized, Treciokas founded Yoga Now.
Yoga Now’s studio evidences a commitment to sustainable-living practices, including bamboo flooring, eco-friendly insulation, and energy-efficient lighting powered by giant hamster wheels. Students practice yoga on rubber mats and sustainable cork blocks, or they relax their muscles by indulging in one of nine massage modalities. An extensive team of teachers helps to fill out a class schedule that spans from early morning to night.
Amy Beth Treciokas was introduced to yoga in a rather unlikely place—her high-school gym class. The study of Buddhist writings in her English class nourished her love for the culture, and by 1993 she was taking proper classes with an instructor from the Temple of Kriya Yoga. Ten years later, after many trips to India to study and become certified in Ashtanga yoga, Amy opened Yoga Now. There, she trains aspiring teachers and leads students in an extensive mix of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, prenatal, and forrest classes. She's supported by the floors of the studio and a large family of instructors, many of who have traveled the world to further their practice. Students can make themselves home at Yoga Now before or after class, by making use of the studio's sauna and steam room, or booking a massage in one of the two treatment rooms.
Near North Side
742 N LaSalle Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60654