Monday, February 11, 2013
The LUNGevity Foundation will host the 'Breathe Deep Yogathon' at the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in Highland Park on Saturday, Feb. 23.
The North Shore community is invited to attend the LUNGevity Foundation's "Breathe Deep Yogathon" at the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in Highland Park from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. The event will offer six classes, each featuring a different yoga style, taught by local well-known instructors. Massages, Reiki treatments, and refreshments will also be provided, and the day will end with an inspirational and healing gong bath. For more event information, to register, or to make a donation, visit www.lungevity.org/yogathon. LUNGevity funds the most promising research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer, according to their Website. LUNGevity also supports the largest national grassroots lung cancer …
Friday, May 11, 2012
The center got nearly 100 votes though it was only in the poll for one day.
Shri Yoga Center has been voted this week's Readers' Choice for Best Yoga in Highland Park. Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. Though the center has only been open since last October, it seems to have already accumulated a strong, dedicated following. Out of the 157 votes cast in this week's poll, Shri received 96. Healing Power Yoga came in second with 50 votes. "Shri has the best, most approachable and dedicated teachers!" wrote Meagan Lynch-Messer in the comments. "They have a great mix of classes at times convenient for just about anyone. The space is beautiful - and you can really tell Marcia sincerely cares about each student's experience at her studio." One reader was even more …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Shri Yoga is a late addition to this week's Readers' Choice. Vote before polls close.
Healing Power Yoga leads in this week's Readers' Choice. Have you voted yet?
Monday, May 7, 2012
Where to go in Highland Park to buy that special gift for a very special lady.
Already make your reservations for Mother's Day but haven't quite found the perfect present? With six more days, you've got plenty of time to find the best way to show this is how much I appreciate you, mom. To help, Highland Park Patch has rounded up some ideas featuring neighborhood shops that might hit the spot. Share your creative gift ideas in the comments below or let us know on Facebook. For more news and updates, "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Tell Patch where you get your zen on in Highland Park.
Update: The poll is closed! Stay tuned for the winner. Earlier: Finding the right yoga studio has become just about as common as finding your favorite Thai restaurant. For beginners, you want a place that'll ease you in and not make you feel like you're the only person who can't easily bend like a pretzel. For the more advanced, you want a trainer who's going to push you, as well as let you have some fun. Earlier: Last week you voted for the best place to brunch in Highland Park. For this week's Reader's Choice we're asking where to go to harness your chi. As with every weekly survey, readers can vote through our poll below, or by reviewing your favorite store in our business directory. This week's nominees are: Winners will be decided by…
Saturday, January 15, 2011
New studio uses specialized equipment to provide workouts for students of all types.
At Highland Park’s new Yoga Bent Studio, 25 slings dangle from the ceiling. Students can step into one and hang suspended in the air, stretching their muscles in ways they couldn’t do on the ground. Another set of 25 bands made of bungee cord can be adjusted to support your body, helping to activate other muscle groups and build up endurance as students work on poses. The specialized gear was all designed by co-owner Miguel Latronica, who has been teaching yoga for more than 15 years. The first floor of his new facility serves as manufacturing space for his products, which he exports to England, Japan and other countries around the world. He also sells his bands, bags, mats and other yoga equipment in the studio store. “My family used to …
Friday, December 31, 2010
A Highland Park yoga instructor released a DVD to help those facing stressful medical situations.
For most people, there's nothing relaxing about waiting in a doctor's office. If you're worried you might get bad news, even reading a magazine can be a futile endeavor. For Gayl Walder, who knows all too well how stressful the setting can be, the doctor's office is the perfect place for yoga. The 45-year-old yoga instructor, who teaches at Equinox and Healing Power Yoga in Highland Park, recently produced a DVD titled Healing in Motion. The unconventional project features Walder going through a series of yoga poses in a doctor's office wearing everyday street clothes. Throughout the video, Walder coaches viewers on how to find inner calm during stressful medical situations such as waiting for test results and meeting with physicians. "It'…