Hatha Yoga Classes:
I am a 500 RYT certified Hatha Yoga instructor. Yoga is an ancient science which helps to create health and well-being by building awareness, strength, and flexibility in both mind and body. Yoga postures are practiced by people of all ages and in many different states of health and fitness. Benefits of Yoga include stress and pain relief, improved circulation and digestion, better body alignment, increased concentration, deeper, more relaxed breathing, and a sense of well-being and inner peace.

Call Janet today at 630-951-8059 to register for these Yoga classes.

Due to the limited class space in my Center, all participants must RSVP and pre-pay to reserve their spot in a class.

Here's some detailed information about the types of Yoga classes I teach and what you can expect from them:

Yoga Nidra class
Yoga Nidra—known as yogic sleep—is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Aside from being relaxing, restorative and restful, studies have shown that Yoga Nidra can also:

  • Ease insomnia
  • Decrease anxiety
  • Alleviate stress
  • Reduce PTSD, chronic pain and chemical dependency
  • Heighten awareness and focus
  • Transform negative habits, behaviors and ways of thinking
  • Foster feelings of peace, calm, and clarity

In many ways, Yoga Nidra is similar to meditation. Here's how it is practiced:

Physical Position:Yoga Nidra is generally practiced lying down so you can let go completely. Props, pillows and blankets are commonly used, as well as anything that will help you get into a totally comfortable, restful position.

Attention:A typical Yoga Nidra practice is highly guided, and takes your attention to specific places through a series of steps. In many ways, the specific instructions make it easier to relax than in meditation.

State of Consciousness: During Yoga Nidra, you move into the state of conscious deep sleep. You are no longer in the waking state of consciousness, but you also move past the dreaming state of consciousness and into the deep sleep state. However, your mind is actually awake, so it’s often described as the state between being asleep and awake. This is why it is said that Yoga Nidra is so restorative for the body. In both practices, the mind is conscious; in Yoga Nidra but the body is in a more restful state.

Rate: $25 per person, per class session

Restorative Flow Yoga and Singing Bowl Meditation:
The perfect balance for whatever else you do in life, this class will have you feeling amazing when you're done. This is not a workout, but rather 75 minutes of holding supported poses for several minutes each, taking your body to new depths. Wear warmer clothing than you would for any flow class and come prepared to be refreshed and relaxed. At lease one restorative class per week is recommended for anyone - whether you are highly active the "rest of your life" or not, your body deserves the gift of this class.

Rate: $25 per person, per class session

Yin Yoga and Singing Bowl Meditation
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for long periods of time - five minutes or longer per pose is typical. These poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Yin Yoga poses are also designed to flow of Qi, the subtle energy said in Chinese medicine to run through the meridian pathways of the body. Improved flow of Qi is said to improve organ health, immunity, and emotional well being.

Rate: $25 per person, per class session

Candlelight Yoga and Singing Bowl Meditation
Candlelight Yoga is a relaxing practice which utilizes balls and other various yoga props for opening up your feet, calves, buttocks, hips, back and shoulders. This also includes a 15-minute Singing Bowl Meditation at the end of the session. The full class lasts 90 minutes

Rate: $25 per person, per class session

Singing Bowl Meditation
Singing Bowls are a type of bell, specially classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, singing bowls sit with their bottom surfaces resting. The rim of singing bowls vibrates to produce sound characterized by a fundamental frequency (first harmonic) and usually two audible harmonic overtones. Singing bowls are used worldwide for meditation, music, relaxation, and personal well-being. They were historically made throughout Asia, especially Nepal, China and Japan. They are closely related to decorative bells made along the silk road from the Near East to Western Asia. Today they are made in Nepal, India, Japan, China and Korea.

Rate: $20 per person, per class session

Bring Yoga to your office!
Have you ever looked around your office and thought, "We could really use a regular Yoga practice around here!". Whether you're looking to relieve stress, improve morale, or be generally healthier...Yoga can do all of that and more for you and the others in your office. Many companies have a health and wellness program in place, so why not add Yoga to your program? 

If this all sounds good to you, then I can help! I have a lot of experience teaching Yoga to both large and small groups, so if you'd like to know more, please contact me at
630-951-8059 or email me at janet.novotny@outlook.com.