Ravenswood Yoga

Yoga Basics: Sunday 10-11:30 am

The word “yoga” means union or harmony. Ravenswood Health Center’s yoga instructor, Candice Wu, facilitates vinyasa yoga classes. The practice is vinyasa flow sequence compassionately designed to build strength and flexibility in the body and awaken the spirit. This practice focuses on synchronization of breath with the continuous flow of movement. It is a vigorous practice that weaves endurance, flexibility, strength, mental focus, yoga philosophy, conscious breath, and emotional healing. Classes typically include sun salutations, standing poses, balance postures, and seated poses. Practice is adapted for all abilities, generating a compassionate space for emotional, physical, and spiritual awareness.

Candice Wu is a Pure Yoga trained Vinyasa Yoga instructor. In addition to Pure Yoga Training, Candice utilizes her training in Ayurvedic Medicine, Reiki, Sanskrit, Kriya Yoga, Pyschology, Applied Kinesiology, and Fine Arts education. She enjoys continuing her learning through trainings and workshops including with her gurus Jim Kulackoski and Allison English. In addition, Candice continues holistic healing journey with her study of Clinical Psychology at Argosy University.

Yoga in Chicago

Yoga brings many benefits to the body and endless benefits to the mind, including the following:

  • Brings oxygen to the blood
  • Nourishes glands and internal organs
  • Cleanses and purifies the nervous system
  • Improves posture
  • Releases unwanted toxins through perspiration
  • Increases cardiovascular strength and stamina
  • Increases strength and tones your muscles
  • Improves flexibility and balance
  • Lubricates joints and strengthens your bones
  • StrengthensĂ‚ the immune system
  • Contributes to weight loss
  • Relieves tension, stress and anxiety
  • Improves concentration, focus and attention span
  • Promotes thinking and memory
  • Stimulates auditory processing and responsiveness
  • Calms and quiets the mind
  • Balances energy, high or low
  • Builds confidence and self-esteem
  • Inspires respect for self and others
  • Encourages a fit and healthy lifestyle

Classes at Ravenswood Health Center are held on Sundays from 10-11:30 am, along with opportunities for private and semi-private sessions with Candice. Contact us for more information on scheduling, pricing, and special requests.

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