Make Your Mark
Nearly 100 forward-thinking yogis packed into the event space at Wicker Park’s Chop Shop and 1st Ward April 24 for the “Make Your Mark” event with goals coach Jacki Carr. The Lululemon- sponsored evening kicked off with a centering yoga session by illumine’s own yogini-in-charge, Lourdes Paredes. Carr led an eye-opening visualization exercise and spirited conversation about personal values with the group.
Sky High Yoga at 360 Chicago
In celebration of Earth Month, Unite Yoga and Aveda Experience Center presented Sky High Yoga at 360 Chicago (formerly known as the John Hancock Center Observatory Deck) April 26. More than 60 early risers drank in the breathtaking city views and the sunrise over Lake Michigan during the Vinyasa class, co-taught by Angie Starz and Rachel Vurpillat. All proceeds from the event benefited the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Attendees came away with a goody bag from Athleta on Southport filled with the Spring Issue of illumine, Aveda product samples and class passes from studios such as Zen Garage Yoga, Village Yoga Chicago and Moksha Center. Sky High Yoga would also like to thank its additional sponsors, Jamba Juice and Kind Snacks.
More than 8,000 yogis attended the second annual Wanderlust Chicago festival May 31, on a gorgeous cloudless day in Grant Park. Festival sponsors including Kashi, Luvo, Exhale Chicago, Resource Natural Spring Water and Health magazine held court at the Kula Market booths flanking the stage, while noted teachers Lourdes Paredes, Rebecca Niziol, Lizzi Edwards, Mia Park, Kelli Moore and Stephanie Starnes created a rejuvenating celebration of movement. DJ Taz Rashid kept the positive vibes flowing between sessions with his upbeat dance mixes.