What’s better than a summer weekend in Chicago? You guessed it… a yoga-filled summer weekend in Chicago! 105F and We Are Yoga have teamed up to host WAYcation CHI…. a 4-day weekend of classes, workshops, and special events spread across our three 105F studios and their friendly Chicago neighborhoods (South Loop, Lincoln Park, and Wicker Park). #WAYcationCHI | #105F | #WeAreYoga

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Thursday, July 19th

SOUTH LOOP

9-10:30am: Original 90 Class (Jon Sulik)

11am-Noon:  Inferno Hot Pilates Class (Kelsey Jacobson)

1-3:30pm:  Chicago Yoga Photography Tour Special Event (Will Byington)

2-3:30pm:  Original 90 Class (Mike Lewis)

4-6pm: Backbending Workshop (Gianna Purcell)

6:30-7:30pm:  Yoga+Nidra 60 Class (John Marcoux)

ORIGINAL 90 

CLASS

This traditional 90 minute hot class — offered several times throughout the WAYcation weekend by a variety of world class instructors — is calibrated for the stiffest beginners yet challenging to all skill levels.

INFERNO HOT PILATES

CLASS

Increase endurance, build strength, and move to the music with this heart-racing, blood-pumping, metabolism-boosting, high-intensity interval training 60-minute pilates-method hot class.

CHICAGO YOGA PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

SPECIAL EVENT

Pop around downtown Chicago for 2 hours with our 105F crew while Professional Photographer, Will Byington, captures us striking poses!  Group and solo photos in front of some iconic Chicago landmarks will afford keepsake moments from the weekend!

BACKBENDING

WORKSHOP

Healthy spine = healthy life. During this two-hour, all-levels workshop, students will be guided through various drills to prep their bodies for spine work, understand common backbend postures, and achieve backbending goals.

YOGA+NIDRA 60

CLASS

30 minutes of yoga poses followed by 30 minutes of guided meditation — designed to calm your body, calm your mind, and lead you to your bliss state.

Friday, July 20

WICKER PARK

7:30-10am:  Yoga on the Water! Smart 60 + Architecture Boat Tour (Kevin Burrows)

8:30-10am: Original 90 Class (Elizabeth Birnkrant)

11am-12:30pm:  Yang Yin Vinyasa Class (Henry Winslow)

2-4pm:  Hip Openers & Strength Workshop (Paloma Huner)

4:30-6pm:  Mastering Mindfulness Special Event (John Marcoux)

7-8pm:  Smart 60 Class (Kristen Kruchowski)

YOGA ON THE WATER!

SPECIAL EVENT

Chicago’s architecture is world class – and there’s nothing like seeing it from all three branches of the Chicago River.  A sunrise Smart 60 yoga class will be followed by a 75-minute architecture tour narrated by 105F’s inimitable docent, Kevin Burrows.

YANG YIN VINYASA

CLASS

Henry’s signature vinyasa class blends the dynamic movement of Ashtanga-based vinyasa yoga with the challenging stillness and sustained holds of classical hatha yoga. Expect to generate enough internal heat to lift you up to where you can see yourself.

HIP OPENERS + STRENGTH

WORKSHOP

Explore ways to open hips and release emotions. Then, try different arm balances, transitions, and (for those more daring) fearless inversions. Come with an open mind and you will more likely open your hips and true power!

MASTERING MINDFULNESS

SPECIAL EVENT

Is your brain bloated with unnecessary apps?  Learn how “cognitive traps” run in your brain’s background and insidiously diminish your mental, physical, and spiritual health.  Escape and avoid these traps to perform better in any of life’s endeavors.

SMART 60

CLASS

This intelligent, 60-minute hot class moves through the traditional 26+2 series with both tempo and flow.

Saturday, July 21

LINCOLN PARK

8-9am: WAYHappy Class (Will Jones)

9:30-11am: Progressive 26+2 Class (Gianna Purcell)

11:30am-1pm:  Uddiyana Secrets Workshop (Henry Winslow)

1:30-3pm:  Gong Sound Meditation Special Event (Delamora)

4-5pm:  Vinyasa Vibes (Katy Hanlon)

WAYHappy

CLASS

A 60-minute, light-hearted class that encourages you to listen to your body and do what makes you WAY happy!

PROGRESSIVE 26+2

CLASS

Including traditional hatha yoga meditation, mantra, breath exercises, and all-leveled posture variations, this progressive 90-minute hot yoga class expands on the classical 26+2 practice to work on all sheaths of our being.

UDDIYANA SECRETS: LOCK IN YOUR POWER

WORKSHOP

When practiced consistently and intensely, uddiyana draws the individual’s energy inward and upward from the solar plexus through the heart, creating a lightness in the body that makes anything possible.  Learn techniques to connect to uddiyana bandha in isolation as well as integrated into the yoga postures.

GONG SOUND MEDITATION

SPECIAL EVENT

Pass through a psycho-acoustic gateway to elevate your vibratory frequency, re-tune and re-balance mind and body, and reach higher states of conscious awareness.  Also known as a gong bath, this vibrational experience will transform your state of being for you to walk away completely refreshed and recharged.

VINYASA VIBES

CLASS

Move to the energy of some vibrant vinyasa beats, as create space for yourself to let go, have fun and get lost in your flow. In this class, the upbeat music, the beat, the energy and the breath will guide your body through the energizing practice–creating the space for shift –on the mat and off the mat.

Sunday, July 22

SOUTH LOOP

8-9:30am:  Original 90 Class (Kiley Enmark)

10-11:30am:  Intermediate Hatha Class (Gianna Purcell)

Noon-2pm:  Backbending Workshop (Paloma Huner)

3p:  Battle Asana

INTERMEDIATE HATHA

CLASS

26+2 and more…. lots more… with the one-and-only G!  This 90-minute hot class adds salutations, inversions, hip openers and arm balances to poses from the Original 90.

BACKBENDING

WORKSHOP

Expect a smart sequence designed to warm up the whole body for backbend work, a series of postures that peak with Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana, Natarajasana, and more! Whether you’re at the very beginning of your yoga journey or you are an asana adept, this class is suitable for you! No prerequisites required.

BATTLE ASANA

SPECIAL EVENT

Witness tremendous feats of yoga asana all showcased for a good cause. Henry Winslow, Paloma Huner, and others battle it out to support their favorite local charities. Guest referee: Gianna Purcell.

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Gianna Purcell

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Paloma Huner

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Kiley Enmark

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Henry Winslow

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John Marcoux

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Will Jones

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Katy Hanlon

Other hot happenings in Chi-Town that weekend…

Pitchfork Music Festival

Union Park, Chicago, IL

Friday, July 20th – Sunday, July 22nd

Learn more and purchase tickets: pitchforkmusicfestival.com

Chicago Cubs Games

(all four weekend games are against the St. Louis Cardinals)

Thursday, July 19th at 6:05pm

Friday, July 20th at 1:20pm

Saturday, July 21st at 6:15pm (WAYcationer choice!)

Sunday, July 22nd at 1:20pm  

Learn more and purchase tickets:   mlb.com/cubs stubhub.com/chicago-cubs-tickets

Taste of River North

Kingsbury & Erie

Friday, July 20th – Sunday, July 22nd

Learn more:  tasteofrivernorth.com

Where to Stay

Airbnb or VRBO are always good options!

SOUTH LOOP NEIGHBORHOOD

HI Chicago Hostel:  24 E. Congress

Ginosi Rentals:  37 W Van Buren

Hotel Blake: 500 S. Dearborn

The Congress Plaza:  520 S. Michigan

Travelodge Downtown Chicago:  65 E. Harrison

Freehand Boutique Hostel (River North):  19 E. Ohio

Fairfield Inn & Suites (River North):  60 W. Illinois

LINCOLN PARK NEIGHBORHOOD

Hotel Versey:  644 W Diversey

The Willows Hotel:  555 W Surf

Inn at Lincoln Park:  601 W Diversey

Chicago Getaway Hostel:  616 W Arlington

Hotel Lincoln:  1816 N Clark

WICKER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD

Holiday Jones Hostel:  1659 W Division

Wicker Park Inn:  1331 N Wicker Park

The Robey:  2018 W North

Passes On Sale NOW

4 Day Pass $480

(save $100 through May 18th with discount code: wayEARLY)

1 Day Pass $160

Drop-in Special Event $70

Drop-in Workshop $60

Drop-in Class $30