Practical Meditation For The Real World


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There is a myth out there that meditation is serious stuff, and that there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. No right or wrong way! In plain English, we’ll create some internal space and begin to retain autonomy over our focus and attention. You will be practicing in short intervals.

Dates: January 12th  February 9th   March 15th

Time: 6:00 pm

Fee: Donation

Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga Master Class





October 22nd, 2020

Location: Decatur Athletic Club

Fee: 80.00

Time: 7:00 pm -10:00 pm

Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga Master Class is a well-rounded flowing asana practice integrating mental practices that enhance everyday living. The Master Class is intended to invigorate your body and help you practice developing a calm, less reactive state of mind with dynamic flowing routines.  In a Power Yoga Master Class, you are encouraged to focus on the process and not the end result. This allows ALL levels of yoga practitioners to enjoy and benefit from the Master Class.

3-hour class:

  • 1-hour lecture about basic philosophy and fundamentals
  • 2-hour physical practice incorporating principles from the lecture (rockin’ Power Yoga class)



Bryan Kest has been practicing yoga since 1979 and has been teaching since 1985. He developed his unique, distinctive style of yoga, Original Power Yoga, in the late 1980s. Over the years, this style, an amazing workout for the body, mind and spirit, has made him a well-known, popular teacher across the country and around the world.

His mainstream popularity is matched by an authentic foundation in the ancient practice of yoga and a long path of development as a yogi (a practitioner of yoga). At age 14, Bryan uprooted from his native Detroit home to make a life change in Hawaii. He moved to live with his father, a doctor, who understood the benefits of yoga. Like many of us, Bryan originally thought yoga was nothing more than strange contortions, but that changed when his father introduced him to a physical style of yoga called Ashtanga. This appealed to him immediately, and he soon observed great changes

in himself, both physically and mentally. Yoga quickly became his passion, one that would take him to India for a year to study with the great yoga masters of the world, Pattabhi Jois. He has been continuing on his yoga path ever since.

Bryan founded and teaches at his studio in Santa Monica, CA. He also teaches at workshops and retreats around the world, and he provides an intensive teacher training program. His most recent endeavor is PowerYoga OnLine. This on-line tool features streaming video of Bryan’s classes in Santa Monica, which are recorded live and streamed to students around the world.  For articles by Bryan and more information about Power Yoga, visit



Sept. 5th -Oct 10th Warrior Yoga, Beginner to Moderate

This is a 6-week yoga series that explores the warrior asanas (poses). Within this session, we will cultivate strength from the feet up. As we flow through class, we will build heat and familiarity within the body.
Be a warrior, not a worrier in the present moment on your yoga mat. 💪
Can’t start the first week? No problem!
You can start any Thursday within the 6-week duration. Each class you take will build knowledge and create a familiarity with the breath and poses.Price: $5.00 per class (paid when you attend)
Class is 60 minutes long, level beginner to moderate.

To sign up mark “Going” on the event date you would like at attend.
Spread the word and share the event. 🙏🏼♥️


Yoga and Wine


Summer Event
Come and Unwind Every Tuesday Evening and Experience a fun twist with Vino and Vinyasa.
After class, we will enjoy a glass of wine from The Decanter Fine Wine & Spirits.
Class Fee- $5.00
Must be 21 years of age …




MoonLight Yoga


To Be Announced

MOONLIGHT YOGA The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater

WHERE: The Devon amphitheater

On the stage

A relaxing but challenging 70 minute Yoga practice with Jeff Hunt and Connie Pease. Jeff will be teaching the first 2 classes and Connie the 3rd.

Bring your mat……the Park District will have some blocks / straps and some yoga blankets. Free and open to the community.

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Your Teacher

My teacher is my life experiences and my teacher has taught me that “the harder you are on anything, the faster you destroy it.” So in pushing your body hard to achieve the generic prototype, the body is abused. Yes, you will get bigger and stronger or more flexible as the body responds to the abuse, but we are actually damaging ourselves and end up breaking ourselves down instead of building ourselves up. We still do not have proof that prettier, skinnier, stronger or more flexible people are healthier or happier. Yet if all you know pertaining to fitness is to push and be aggressive (“no pain, no gain”), then you will actually be doing this in your yoga practice, rendering it malevolent. So, let’s bring some awareness into our yoga practice, so we are not breaking ourselves down but building ourselves up.  Byran Kest

2019 -2020 Yoga at the Library


Calendar for Instructors

2019 Library Schedule

December 17, 2019, Connie Pease

December 24, 2019, Christmas Eve  No Class

December 31, 2019, New’s Year Eve  No Class

 2020 Library Schedule

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Connie Pease

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, Sue McElroy

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, Sue Weinstein

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, Nikki Hebert

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, Jeff Hunt

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, Connie Pease

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Ginny Fitzjarrald

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Nikki Hebert

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Connie Pease

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Sue Weinstein

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Sue McElroy

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Nikki Hebert

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Connie Pease or Ginny Fitzjarrald