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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.  


meet our new yoga instructor


Jiwon is a professional violinist and educator who strongly believes in the healing power of yoga. She was first brought to the mat at the age of 18 when she was going through extreme physical and mental exhaustion from years of practicing and performing on the violin. Since then, finding time for yoga practice and spiritual growth has become the most important part of her life.  Her belief in the power of yoga inspired her and in 2013, she began teaching Vinyasa yoga in South Korea and continued to share this passion across the United States. She joined the YMCA family to bring yoga to every individual, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation. It is Jiwon’s goal at the West Cook YMCA to serve a community where every individual feels included and nurtured through the practice of yoga.

Certifications: Certifications: RYT-200 | Laughing Lotus Yoga NYC (2016)


This class will guide you through the foundations of vinyasa yoga flow and introduce you to restful, restorative poses for an overall experience of well-being and flexibility.


This class starts with invigorating flows to warm up the muscles, then uses a seated meditation to transition participants into a relaxing yin practice that will envelop you in a feeling of safety and calmness. Yin is a healing practice that rehydrates the joints and soft tissue, reducing pain and inflammation, while helping to prevent injury.


This class connects breath to movement in order to promote alignment, posture, and safe stretching. Meditation methods will be interwoven throughout the practice for a soothing mind-body experience. It is a delicious, mindful, and moving class. 



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



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