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REIMAGINING THE YOGA STUDIO

The Collective Yoga Co-op is a group of teachers who believe that the yoga world needs to change. No investment groups. No equity firms. No corporate backing. This is a yoga studio for the people, by the people. In establishing as a Cooperative, we commit to supporting the community by hosting accessible pop-up yoga classes throughout Chicago, in partnership with local charities. You can also expect a regular weekly schedule of virtual classes from us, so you can flow from your home in Chicago and beyond. Lastly, we believe diversity is important. That is why we are centering LGBTQ+ voices and voices of color in our teachers and in our community.

WHAT WE’RE DOING

 

DONATION CLASSES

Supporting local communities is important to us. Every month, we partner with a local organization to raise awareness and funding for communities in need.

 

VIRTUAL CLASSES

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven us to create virtual programming. Join us for a variety of classes — either via livestream, or on-demand videos from 5 to 75 minutes at your convenience.

 

RAISING CAPITAL

Building out a brick & mortar studio is our dream, but only when it is safe to do so. Until then, we’ll be raising capital through community contributions to keep a hyperlocal focus for our studio.

OUR TEACHERS

 

ELENA KATSULIS

She/Her

Influenced by multiple forms of yoga, Elena teaches with a focus on alignment and intentional sequencing. Her hope is to create a unique practice for her students; through movement, breath, and meditation, a space to be curious.

 

MANNY GARCIA

He/Him

Manny’s teaching style is technical and precise. With experience in a movement therapy clinic, his goal is always for you to understand what’s going on in the body before taking shapes deeper. Loves dogs, desserts, and sci-fi.

 

PACO GARAY

He/Him

With a background in surfing and martial arts, Paco loves to move. He combines Power Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Yin yoga. You can expect a challenging workout based on anatomical alignment and a relaxing cooldown.

 

IZZY CARR

She/Her

Izzy’s style is calm, grounded, & challenging. As a person with scoliosis, injury prevention, strength, & listening to the body’s cues is a core aspect of her approach. Expect to take your time, breathe deeply, & enjoy your body’s rhythm.

 

KAYLA V. WHITE

She/They

Kayla’s style is playful and exploratory, pulling from her background as a performer and theatre/dance teacher. You can expect to find ways to build strength and stand taller while breathing fully and listening to the body.

 

JOIN US?

There’s room for more!

As we grow, we’ll be looking for more folks to join The Collective Yoga Co-op. Interested in learning more about what a cooperative is all about? Shoot us an email and let’s chat. Teachers of color and queer teachers highly encouraged.