One of my favorite rituals is starting my week with Kelly and the Pilsen Yoga Tribe on Sunday mornings at Thalia Hall.
Even though I have access to tons of great yoga studios through ClassPass, I always make an effort to join the Sunday morning practice in this beautiful and spacious space.
Kelly is an amazing yoga teacher. She is so incredibly friendly and welcoming, and has created this wonderful community for us to gather every week, stretch and strengthen our bodies … and minds.
I’ve done a lot of yoga, and while I really love how it makes me feel physically, Kelly always also uses this as a tool to help build community. We’re encouraged to introduce ourselves to people we don’t know at the start, there is occasionally an option for partner work (with a stranger), and always time at the end to share news around what’s going on in the community.
The practice is also always whatever you need it to be. If you need to come late, leave early, bring your kids, or skip anything challenging and just do the “easy” poses, that’s all welcome. Come as you are, be as you are.
If you love yoga, I highly recommend you check out the Pilsen Yoga Tribe. They meet every Sunday at 10:30am at Thalia Hall, and best of all, it’s free! Just bring your own mat. (And water.) (Actually, bring two mats to double up because the floor is hardwood.)