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Yoga & Massage Staytreat


Join Emily and Val for a lengthened practice integrating movement, meditation and massage. Find deep relaxation without even leaving Chicago at Nature Yoga’s very own “Stay-treat”. The workshop will begin with an accessible vinyasa practice led by Emily, with intention to move stagnant energy and warm the body, preparing for deep release. We will then have a complimentary healthy, vegan snack and tea break with conversation on topics such as realistic self-care routines and nourishment through homemade food.

Following the break, we will set up for meditation, restorative yoga, and deep relaxation techniques. Val will provide hands on adjustments through lengthening Thai stretches, calming acupressure with aromatherapy and balancing Reiki healing. Leave feeling lighter, aligned, and motivated to continue or try out new self-care routines as we transition through the season.

Thai massage includes compression and gentle stretching along energetic Sen lines. The stretches will aid in deepening the restorative yoga practice and postures, allowing further relaxation and release of muscle tension throughout the body. 

Acupressure stimulates points along the Chinese Meridian system to influence the flow of energy or Qi. Essential oils will be applied to specific points to facilitate the opening of pathways to calm the mind and further relaxation. 

Reiki is a Japanese art form in which healing energy, Qi, is transmitted from the practitioner to the receiver. It is beneficial in restoring balance throughout the body on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. Reiki energy will be provided to individuals during the meditation practice as well as shared throughout the collective space.

Early Bird Rate: $50 register by February 24

Staff, unlimited members, and teacher training discount: $45

After February 24: $55 regular rate/ $50 discount rate

This workshop is limited in space so that each participant receives bodywork. Register in advance! If space allows, the day of price is $60 and $55 discount rate.

Emily Rezetko, manager of Nature Yoga, has been teaching yoga for 5 years in Chicago. Her college studies of dance performance and human physiology lend to the framing of her classes. Emily has completed further trainings in restorative, therapeutics, and yoga nidra, allowing her to work with students of all abilities. The goal of her classes is to release the mental and physical tension that blocks us from our authentic selves.

Valerie Penrose is a massage therapist and yoga instructor, as well as a lifelong student of movement through the way of dance and tumbling. Having studied Massage Therapy and Asian Bodywork at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, she offers a unique blend of clinical techniques such as sports massage and myofascial release with energetic approaches including Thai massage, acupressure and Reiki healing. Valerie completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training from Nature Yoga and enjoys blending yoga therapy with various massage modalities to aid students in deepening the mind-body connection.

**Refund Policy- In order to retain class credit, please cancel within 24 hours of workshop by emailing Refunds will not be issued for no call/no shows

** Studio Cancellation Policy- Special events and workshops require a minimum number of students to attend in order to take place. If you are interested in a workshop, we encourage you to register early. We will notify you and issue a full refund 24-48 hours in advance if a workshop is canceled due to low registration. Thank you

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