Though I am new to the practice of yoga, I have been extremely fortunate to be taken through this journey assisted by yoga experts. One of those experts is a co-owner and teacher at Spring Wellness at 3940 N. Lincoln. Jill Mockaitis is a woman with an ability to make her students practice yoga not only enthusiastically, but with the love of a new challenge.
This month, Spring Wellness began the exciting process of combining two studios into one which will ensure a stronger sense of community, focused classes, and prices that are affordable on any budget. For the new yogi with nervous anticipation of what to expect, Spring Wellness is the perfect place to begin!
For more information on Jill and Spring Wellness, please see the Q&A provided below.
How did you start your yoga journey?
Jill: I started my yoga journey when I was a Junior at DePaul University. I took an Ashtanga class with Cara Jepson and was drawn to the physical challenge. After a few months of practicing with Cara, I began to reap some of the less tangible benefits of yoga. I became a clearer, more mindful person, very content with living in the present moment.
How long have been a yoga instructor?
J: I have been teaching vinyasa-style yoga Since 2008. My classes are based upon moving with one’s breath and staying truly present in your body, mind and spirit. I like to teach challenging classes filled with arm balances, inversions, and creative sequences. I also appreciate the value in slowing down and giving students the opportunity to turn their attention inward. I have taught thousands of group and private classes, and taken numerous trainings such as Greenpath Yoga’s 200-Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Training in 2008, Yogaview’s Level 2 Vinyasa Teacher Training in 2010, and I will be taking Manju Jois’s Ashtanga Teacher Training next month.
What is your current pose obsession or goal?
J: Supta kurmasana!
What is the most exciting thing happening at Spring?
J: I am so stoked to say that our North Center studio is soon to become our only location. This means our schedule will be doubling beginning June 1st, and Spring Yoga & Fitness will offer not only yoga, but also TRX, Kettlebells and Core Barre classes. We will have upwards of 15 different instructors and so many fun, innovative, and effective ways to stay healthy and happy. We are now able to completely focus on building an even stronger community through consistent workshops and events, teacher trainings and more.
What makes Spring unique?
J: Spring offers more than just yoga. We also offer personal training, boot camps, and various fitness formats. We pride ourselves on keeping our prices low so that students’ fitness goals can be financially accessible.
Yoga Specials: Saturday 9 a.m. Kids Yoga and Adults Yoga=Make Yoga a Family Affair! First class is $5. First week is $20, and Monthly Unlimited Rates starting at $109/Month!
3940 N. Lincoln Ave
For more information: http://www.springyogachicago.com/