In Sanskrit, TULA means “balance". We are a Vinyasa-based studio that truly believes that yoga, like most things in life, is all about Balance.
Our approach to yoga is a harmony of traditional principles & philosophy combined with modern practicalities & accessibility. We aim to create classes that are a healthy mix of playfulness and exploration, while maintaining mindfulness and respect for the origins and traditions of yoga and attention to the anatomy and alignment of the body.
We believe that through this balance, yoga can help one to develop greater self-awareness, physical strength and flexibility, resulting in an overall sense of well-being and inner peace.
We want to empower our students to find their own path through yoga, to create their own unique balance, both while on the mat at TULA and off the mat into this wild world.
Balanced Vinyasa (All Levels)
An all levels class that is a mindful combination of Vinyasa Flow (breath-synchronized movement) and holding static poses. In this class, instructors will support yoga practitioners in all stages of their practice. Expect a well-rounded practice that includes a warm-up, a combination of strength, balance & flexibility building postures, standing & seated postures, a exploration of arm balances and/or inversions, concluding with a cool-down and a final resting pose (savasana) and/or guided meditation.
Happy Hour Yoga (All Levels, Fridays at 6:30pm)
Our Happy Hour Yoga class is taught by a different TULA teacher each week and follows a different format each week (it may be a Balanced Vinyasa, a Gentle Yoga or a Yoga Basics class - check our current week's schedule) followed by a social hour with wine & snacks!
Gentle Yoga (Beginners/All Levels)
An all levels class that approaches the practice of yoga in a softer, more sensitive way. Ideal for those that are new to yoga, students seeking a more accessible practice and regular yoga practitioners that just want to slow it down.
High-Energy Vinyasa (Intermediate/Advanced Levels)
An intermediate/advanced level class that is faster-paced, playful and fun. Be prepared to work on arm balances, inversions and/or more advanced yoga postures. Ideal for the regular yoga practitioner that is looking to be challenged further in their practice.
Restorative Yoga (All Levels, Sundays at 9am)
Restoration is an essential piece of any physical practice. In Restorative yoga, the 'rest and digest' part of the nervous system is activated and the body and mind are given permission to relax and recover. Gentle movements, passive stretching and postures supported with props are all components you will find in in this class.
Yoga Basics (Beginners/All Levels, Saturdays at 9:30am)
An all levels class that focuses on mastering basic yoga poses with proper alignment and breathing techniques. This class is recommended for those that are new to yoga and those that want to return to the very fundamentals of a yoga practice. Pose modifications and props are offered to help make the practice of yoga more accessible for all.
Yin, Restorative and Reiki (All Levels, Mondays at 8pm)
Yin, Restorative & Reiki with Rachel Duerkop*. Reconnect to your joy, passion, and vitality in life off the mat! Rachel, who is a Reiki Master, leads supported yoga postures and offers individual healing energy work with a light touch of her hands. Yin postures are deep stretches supported by props and sustained for 2 to 10 minutes. Yin improves joint circulation; lubricates fascia, ligaments, and tendons; and decongests the meridians that run throughout our bodies. Restorative Yoga is also a passive and supported practice of asana to release tension and busy thoughts. Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that involves the transfer of “life force energy,” chi, or prana. Other healing practices may be incorporated. Suitable for the absolute beginner and the seasoned practitioner.
*Reiki is optional and will be offered only when Rachel is teaching (subs will offer a Yin & Restorative practice)
High-Energy/Gentle Yoga (Intermediate, Thursdays at 8pm)
An Intermediate level class. This class will consist of 1/2 of our High-Energy Vinyasa class and 1/2 of our Gentle Yoga class.
Prenatal Yoga (Sundays at 12:30pm)
Modified techniques and props make the practice of yoga accessible and comfortable for expectant mothers at all stages of pregnancy. Class explores basics of hatha yoga philosophy, poses and alignment, and centering, controlled breathing and meditation techniques. Emphasis is on providing a well-balanced , physically, mentally and spiritually nurturingyoga practice for expectant mothers —and celebrating their transition into motherhood!
Mandala Yoga (Intermediate/Advanced, alternating Sundays - check our class schedule, 1:45pm)
Mandala yoga* is a combination of many paths of the yogic journey. Expect to practice Asana (Postures), Pranayama (Breath work), Mantras (Chanting), and Yantras (Visualization). Come ready to challenge both the body and the mind in this creative and dynamic practice. This is a cross mat practice, expect to use two mats. Ideal for students comfortable in Balanced or High Energy Vinyasas who are looking to bring the energy of their asana practice to more subtle aspects of the yoga journey.
*When Mara Goldfine is not teaching, class will be High-Energy Vinyasa.
Family Yoga (Alternating Sundays - check our class schedule, 2:30pm)
Yoga is taught to the whole family using dancing, singing, story-telling, partner poses and just simply moving and having fun together! All ages (from tots to tweens) are appropriate, but kids should be at least walking to fully participate in the class (younger, non-walking siblings are always welcome to join in).
*This class is $10 per family (1 child + 1 adult). Additional children under 2 years old are free, additional family members over 2 years old are $5 each.
Baby & Tot Yoga Playgroup (Tuesdays, 3pm)
Join Logan Square parent, and avid yogi, Jen Lee, in this yoga playgroup class designed for babies/tots and their caregivers. Jen will lead you through a fun and lively yoga class designed to be able to move, stretch and strengthen. We will be dancing, making new shapes with our bodies, playing games and making new friends in our community. The weather is getting colder - but that doesn't mean our kids energy is going to slow down - come inside and shake out some sillies with us!
*This class is $10 for 1 child + 1 adult.