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



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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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



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The Barn Studio ( Yoga at Connie’s) welcomes classes & events.

Your next activity could start here :
Photo Shoot. Video Shoot.Meeting. Baby Shower.Workshops. Party. Pop-up or Performance

With 1200 square feet of teaching space, Refurbished barn, beautiful natural light, an additional prop/cloakroom, and entry lobby. The Barn offers a warm, simple and quiet space. The Barn is located on the Pease Family Farm. It is a place filled with life, laughter, connecting with each other, and inquiring within.

Amenities: We have 20 folding chairs and tables, 25 bolsters, 50 woolen blankets, cotton blankets, straps, blocks, wedges, eye pillows, and a Bose docking station. The studio has various lighting options from cozy to bright. A small lobby with a sign-in desk and 1 Restroom is available.

Rates: The rental fee ranges from $100 to $ 700.

Special Weekend and Daylong Rates for workshops.

Attendance: We estimate that the room can comfortably hold about 30 people for yoga and about 45 for seated events.

Ample parking is available at the building.

Advertising: We are happy to include your class or event in our newsletter, e-news and on our website, as long as we receive your information prior to printing/posting dates.

Insurance: Yoga/movement instructors & therapists/healers need to carry professional liability insurance which names the studio as additional insured—contact us for specifications. Others generally do not need insurance to rent the space. Note: Insurance is required for some types of events. Please contact us for details.

Cleaning: You are responsible for leaving the studio as you found it. Renters need to plan time to clean up the studio after a workshop, performance or event.

Pets: Please no pets in the studio unless it is an assistance animal.

The owner, Connie Pease, reserves the right to partake in events, workshops, and classes held at the studio free of charge.

Contact Connie for more info -217-620-3306