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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

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Everyone Is Welcome At Our Free Yoga Classes!

And Kids Classes too!

See our calendar for times and place.

Pose of the Month: Tree


Tree is a balancing pose that is accessible to everyone. Expect to make small adjustments to your balance while in Tree; it’s not possible to be completely motionless in this pose. Imagine yourself as a tree, swaying slightly with the wind but staying upright. Practice tree every day for a month and you will be amazed by how much your balance improves!

  1. Stand up straight with arms at your sides. Spread your toes and root down through your feet to make your legs strong. Tilt your hips slightly up and firm the muscles in the abdomen. Inhale, lifting the chest up and rolling the shoulders back and down. Find a spot on the floor to focus your gaze. It will help keep you balanced. If you’re new to tree, first try this pose against a wall.
  2. Shift your balance to one leg. Breathe. Begin to lift the opposite leg to whatever level feels comfortable. Try not to twist the hips. The raised foot can be placed almost anywhere: from toes on the floor with the heel on the ankle to foot against the inner thigh. Just be sure not to put the foot on the inside of the knee.
  3. Bring your hands together in front of your heart. Remain here and breathe. You can raise your arms above your head if you want more of a challenge.
  4. When you’re ready, slowly lower arms to sides and bring foot back to the floor. Stand in Mountain pose for a few breaths. Repeat on the other side.

“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.

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.

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.

 

 

MEET OUR LATEST INSTRUCTOR

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.

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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