G.I. Yoga

FREE Yoga Classes to Veterans and Their Family Members

Yoga is a Powerful Agent of Change, and Not Simply a Form of Exercise. Within a safe community of fellow veterans and their family members, you will learn practices to release stress, sleep better, ease aches and pains, lower blood pressure, increase strength, flexibility, balance and focus, and develop tools to help manage the symptoms of PTSD and TBI. This is your chance to discover the benefits of yoga: vigor and vitality, balance, peace, and a sense of well-being. No prior experience is needed.

 

*Mats, blocks, straps and blankets provided. Just show up!

 

**IMPORTANT UPDATE**

Hello GI Yoga Friends!
We have a new schedule this week and going forward:
No class on Mondays, in person or Live. Monday nights are on hiatus.
Wednesday In Person and Live
Friday In Person only (for now)
Wednesday : 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Judd Kendall VFW 908 Jackson Ave, Naperville & Live on YouTube, CLICK HERE.
NEW! Fridays, starting September 4th at 10 AM-11 AM at the Medill Room at the Visitor’s Center at Cantigny Park. Registration required, please CLICK HERE.
Free parking, just tell the gate attendant that you are there for GI Yoga.
And last but not least, our friend Nate, founder of Bo Yoga ( the yoga poles we love) is having free Qi Gong classes on Tuesdays in September. CLICK HERE for the email from him and directions on how to sign up (send him an email to rsvp and get the zoom invite by CLICKING HERE) Starts tomorrow! Don’t delay. They are free, he has a suggested donation.
Phew, that was a lot!
Stay safe and Be Well,
Kate
New Guidelines:
1. Sign-In required prior to class. We will send out the invite to sign up for class. If you don’t see it (sometime tomorrow) please let me know. We are limiting the number of students per class and contact tracing for everyone’s safety. Temperatures will be taken and waivers signed to gain access to class.
2. Props. We are requesting that you bring your own mat and blankets. If you don’t have a mat, one will be issued to you. You can use a towel if you don’t have a blanket, it doesn’t have to be fancy, we just ask that you please wash your towel or blanket after each session every week. We can have blocks, they are easy to wipe down.
3. Masks. Masks on when you are not on your mat. Mats 6′ to 10′ apart. Classes will be shorter, to limit everyone’s exposure.
If you are not comfortable coming to class, don’t worry we will still have live yoga on YouTube by CLICKING HERE on Monday at 7:30 PM Wednesday 9:30 AM, Friday 10:00 AM. Plus already recorded videos.
Practice good sleep hygiene, eat healthy food, get exercise and fresh air! Let me know if you are interested in Meditation-I have a ton of suggestions!
Thank you,
Kate
 
We are cleaning all of the yoga equipment, I’ve included a recipe for home-made yoga mat spray. 
Yoga mat spray:
1 cup Water
1/4 cup Vinegar
10 drops tea tree oil
15 drops lavender oil
5 drop eucalyptus oil
 
Be Well & Just Keep Breathing,
 

Kate & Chitra

G.I. Yoga
G.I. Yoga - Members
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Class dates, locations and times are below.

 

 MONDAYS 7:30 PM-8:30 PM (on hiatus for now)

 

VFW Post # 2164

0N731 Papworth St.

Wheaton, IL

 

For questions or more information please contact: Kate Fleming at giyoga@osotamerica.org

WEDNESDAYS 9:30 AM -10:30 AM

 

Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873
908 Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL

 

This hour-long class will provide yoga poses with a focus on breathing, calming and balancing. This class is held at a moderate pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles. Chairs are available for both sitting and standing poses. Modifications to poses are given and the class is accessible to everyone.

 

For questions or more information please contact: Kate Fleming @ giyoga@osotamerica.org

Temporarily Postponed: WEDNESDAYS 12:00 PM

 

Bike Bald

27 Stonehill Dr., Suite C

Oswego, IL

 

For questions or more information please contact: Kate Fleming @ giyoga@osotamerica.org

Temporarily Postponed: FRIDAYS 10:00 AM -11:00 AM

 

Winfield Park District
0N020 County Farm Road Winfield, IL

 

This hour-long class will provide yoga poses with a focus on breathing, calming and balancing. This class is held at a moderate pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles. Chairs are available for both sitting and standing poses. Modifications to poses are given and the class is accessible to everyone.

 

For questions or more information please contact: Kate Fleming @ giyoga@osotamerica.org

Temporarily Postponed:  SATURDAYS 9:30 AM -10:30 AM

 

Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center
305 Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL

 

This hour-long class will provide yoga poses with a focus on breathing, calming and balancing. This class is held at a moderate pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles. Chairs are available for both sitting and standing poses. Modifications to poses are given and the class is accessible to everyone.

 

For questions or more information please contact: Kate Fleming at giyoga@osotamerica.org