West Cook YMCA


Have you ever wondered what yoga is all about? Hint: it's not just about stretching, and you definitely don't have to be flexible to practice yoga! The ultimate goal of yoga is to still the mind. This is achieved through practicing physical poses (or asana) and connecting with our breath (or pranayama). Yoga is a holistic practice, uniting the body, mind, and spirit.  


Deeply nurturing and healing, Restorative Yoga takes you through the poses supported by blankets and props to allow you to completely relax and let go into stillness. This practice focuses on poses with longer holds, including seated forward folds, easy twists, and gentle backbends.



Try out one of our new class packages! They give you the flexibility to choose and change up your yoga classes to best fit YOUR schedule. Classes must be used during the session for which they were purchased.

Class Pack Members Non-Members
5 class-pack $50 $100
10 class-pack $92 $184
15 class-pack $135 $270




Kelsey Kozlowski

I remember the first moment I experienced the true magic of yoga after a class in the middle of my undergraduate studies in Madison, Wisconsin. For the first time, I felt like my mind was clear of the constant chatter and stress I experienced daily, and I felt a sense of deep internal peace. At that moment, I knew I wanted to become a yoga teacher to help share this practice that is a gateway to deep inner peace with others. I received my yoga certification at Nature Yoga in Chicago in April 2017. After that, I lived abroad in Medellín, Colombia for 2 years where I taught yoga part-time to a diverse group of Colombians and foreigners while I was teaching full-time at an English-immersion school. I taught 2nd grade for the past 5 years, but now, I am studying at Adler University to get my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to be a therapist. That said, I love studying how Psychology and mind-body practices like yoga and meditation all connect. Yoga is one of the most powerful practices I have encountered that helps me connect with my body, mind, and spirit.

Certifications: 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, 15-hour Yoga Nidra Training with Mia Park

Check our brochure for days and times of each class and register online today


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