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Big Shoulders Yoga Chicago

Where the city that works practices yoga.

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What we believe in

Chicago Yoga that is challenging and fun.

Big Shoulders Yoga, located in Chicago's West Town neighborhood, offers Hatha yoga classes for all levels and abilities.

Our sequences break down poses, focus on alignment and provide appropriate modifications to make classes accessible to everyone. Classes are structured around a main theme (hips, twists, backbends, etc.) and designed to gradually build heat within the body—carefully warming students up to give them their best shot at achieving more challenging poses. At the end of class, we dedicate time to work on "peak poses" at each student's level and try a few inversions at the wall.

About The yoga

What we do

Big Shoulders Yoga is Chicago's only Hatha-centric yoga studio. Our intelligently sequenced classes have a workshop-like quality, giving students time to learn, explore, and progress in each pose. It's perfect for mastering the basics and focusing on alignment as well as deepening a more advanced yoga practice.

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About our teachers

Who we are

Big Shoulders Yoga teachers are experienced, dedicated, and enthusiastic about yoga. We pride ourselves on our unique sequences for each class, our skilled adjustments, and taking the time to break down challenging poses to make them accessible to everyone. Each of our teachers has completed a 200hr Yoga Alliance Certified Hatha yoga training and taught for a minimum of four years.

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Where does BSY get its name?

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

Ready to do yoga with us?
Whether it's your first ever yoga class, or you've lost count—we're sure you'll enjoy learning new things with us.
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