Big Shoulders Yoga is a woman-owned business and the only exclusively Hatha yoga studio in Chicago. It's our goal to empower and support each student through their unique yoga practice by offering skilled HANDS-ON ASSISTS AND ADJUSTMENTS. Classes are held daily in our West Town studio (1645 W. Chicago Ave.) and online—plus, there is a library of recorded classes in the calendar on our schedule page. We welcome everyone to join and grow within our community.
Join us on our inaugural yoga retreat! Friday, June 10th — Sunday, June 12th in South Haven, MI. We’ll spend the weekend doing yoga, eating delicious food, hanging out by the bonfire, and connecting with nature (and each other).
Each class has an original sequence designed to progressively warm you up towards a peak pose, there is a daily theme (backbends, hip openers, strength, etc.), and BSY Teachers offer skilled hands-on adjustments and assists to correct alignment and lend support in new poses.
Love this new West Town studio. Very community minded, friendly, accessible and comfortable.
Great group of instructors that are super welcoming to students of all skill levels.
I’m a beginner, who has tried yoga classes at other places in the past, but this is the first studio I’ve wanted to keep coming back to.
All of the teachers are experienced, and they put together interesting progressive Hatha sequences that allow you to get deeper into the poses.
Poses are broken down into accessible steps, and more challenging options are offered for those who are in the mood for a more intense practice.
Big shoulder is a vibrant studio with experienced instructors who truly love the practice and it shows in which they care for their students.
Planning a celebration, looking to deepen your personal practice or improve your teaching skills? Schedule a private class with one of our experienced instructors starting at $100/hr. We can accommodate your schedule and location choice, or host at our studio. Send us an email or fill out the form below.
Here are some examples of past requests:
The City of Big Shoulders
Big Shoulders Yoga gets its name from Carl Sandburg's poem 'Chicago'.
Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the Big Shoulders
Read the full poem here