200 CYT, has been practicing yoga since 2004. She enjoys practicing different styles of yoga and is especially drawn to the precision and alignment of Iyengar Yoga and to the strength of Forrest Yoga. She completed the Prairie Yoga 200-Hour Foundation Teacher Training in 2009 and Ana Forrest’s Advanced Teacher Training in 2011. Motomi continues her practice and study with the senior teachers in the Chicago area and is grateful for their guidance and inspiration.
Motomi Naito instructs the following:
Intro To Yoga
Learn the fundamentals of yoga in this structured 5-week class series.
New to yoga?
This class will teach you the basics of yoga and will help you:
Each session focuses on:
- increase strength and flexibility
- improve balance
- reduce stress and lower blood pressure
- increase range of movement
- improve mood to enhance your quality of life
- feel and look younger
- safe and healthy body alignment
- fundamental seated, standing and reclining yoga poses
- breath awareness
- relaxation techniques
- simple, short forms of meditation
This is a supportive environment for anyone with a desire to improve their physical and mental health. Everyone will work within their own ability. Take this class once or repeat it several times until you feel ready to attend our regular drop-in classes. Mats and other props are available for use free at the studio.SPECIALTY CLASS: Pre-registration required.
$90 paid one week prior;
4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payments.
No refunds, pro-rates or make-ups for missed classes.
Hatha Yoga 2-3
Emphasizes alignment and technique within an intelligently sequenced class. Props are used to facilitate learning and provide support for less flexible students. This mindful approach is highly recommended for for those who want to deepen their understanding of alignment in asana, as well as those with back issues and other muscular or skeletal imbalances. The level 2-3 class is for experienced yoga students and includes inversions such as headstand and shoulderstand.
Multi-style Yoga 1-2
This multi-style class is for experienced beginners and intermediate students looking to build strength and flexibility and improve their overall well-being. A wide variety of yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation techniques are taught. The teacher will give options and provide guidance so that all students can participate safely.