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Embrace your health and happiness. Rise up. Be well.

At Rise Up Wellness we support our Chicago communities by providing free group yoga classes which focus on meditation and movement.  About Us


wed26feb6:00 pmwed7:00 pmFree Yoga @ Garfield Ridge6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Kennedy High School

fri28feb9:15 amfri10:15 amFree Yoga @ Chicago Lawn Library - Marquette Park9:15 am - 10:15 am Chicago Lawn Library

sat29feb8:30 amsat9:30 amFree Yoga @ Esperanza Brighton Park8:30 am - 9:30 am Brighton Park - Esperanza

sat29feb11:00 amsat12:00 amFree Yoga @ West Lawn Library11:00 am - 12:00 am West Lawn Library

Everyone Is Welcome At Our Free Yoga Classes!

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And Kids Classes too!

see our calendar for times and place

“What’s That Building? A Bright Orange Health Center In Brighton Park” (news article here) – Hey, That’s us!

Everyone (WBEZ) is talking about the new Esperanza Clinic. Esperanza is our founding sponsor and partner and where Rise Up Wellness practices.

Pose of the Month

Sun Salutation
Position 1 – Stand up straight in Mountain Pose (exhale)
Position 2 – Stretch arms over the head (inhale)
Position 3 – Bend forward, place hands on the floor next to the feet (exhale)
Position 4 – Stretch one leg back, place toes on the floor (inhale)
Position 5 – Bring both legs back so that body is in a straight line (retain the breath)
Position 6 – Drop the knees, chest and chin to the floor (exhale)
Position 7 – Slide forward, push up with arms and arch up with hips on the floor (inhale)
Position 8 – Raise hips, drop head between arms, stretch heels toward floor (exhale)
Position 9 – Bring the same foot forward between the hands (inhale)
Position 10 – Step the other foot forward, keep hips high and bend forward (exhale)
Position 11 – Stretch arms up over head (inhale)
Position 12 – Bring arms down to sides, Mountain Pose (exhale)
Repeat the sequence with the opposite leg

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Yogic Breathing Techniques for Relaxation

The West Lawn Library hosted a free relaxation and wellness event featuring yoga, breathing exercises, meditation instruction and closing with herbal tea and healthy treats! More pics here. This event was done in conjunction with Rise Up Wellness.

Click here for Breathing Technique instructions.


Donate Today!

RiseUpWellness is self funded and depends on donations for general operating costs. The people we serve would not have an affordable option to the benefits of yoga if not for your help. We greatly appreciate your generosity. THANKS!Chicago free yoga classes rise up wellness500

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Thomas H Tanner Scholarship Fund

Veronica Rise up wellness scholarship reipient

Meet Veronica Galvan

2020 recipient of our scholarship – “I am looking forward to the new adventure and sharing! Excited to begin my yoga journey and expand my awareness and wellbeing.- Veronica

Our scholarship is awarded to one student each year who demonstrates an aptitude in yoga and a dedication to the community. The scholarship substantially covers the cost of an approved 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved Yoga Teacher Training program.

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We have a new partner!

Metropolitan Family Services provides a wide variety of programs and services designed to strengthen families and help them realize their full potential. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, Metropolitan empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal and to thrive.



Gabriela Jasso, the recipient of the Rise Up Wellness yoga teacher training scholarship last year. Gaby teaches at our Chicago Lawn and West Lawn locations.

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