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Start ’em young – by Molly

Posted May 15, 2017

Yoga is a form of physical and mental exercise that is good for people of all ages. Think about it, there are no weights, no fast movements and no dangerous physical contact with others, so why do we as adults usually think of it as an adult workout and keep this amazing moving meditation to   Continue Reading

Forever H*om*e – by Kelsey

Posted March 16, 2017

I first rolled out my yoga mat onto the floors of Forever Om Yoga when I was 15 years old. Anyone who has practiced next to me knows how much I sweat, but those floors have also seen me fall millions of times trying to get a pose, they have seen my tears in half   Continue Reading

Beginner's Mind – by Leah

Posted February 20, 2017

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s, there are few.” “Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era, received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he no   Continue Reading

Community of Breath – by Kelsey

Posted November 17, 2016

“Vulnerability attracts honesty, honesty attracts soul connections” One of the core values of Forever Om Yoga is community. We were founded in the small town of Lake Forest, IL and when Cilla first opened the yoga studio, she wanted to maintain the fundamental aspects of the town she grew up in her whole life. Those   Continue Reading

I really need yoga today – by Anne Hill

Posted November 11, 2016

I have heard so many students coming through the studio doors at class time recently proclaiming, “I really need yoga today!” I understand it – I have been feeling that way myself. This Fall has been a roller coaster of emotion. The World Series and the Presidential Election on top of our already busy daily   Continue Reading

Fail and Grow – by Kelsey Stoll

Posted November 11, 2016

Michael Jordan was cut from his high school’s basketball team. Bill Gate’s first company crumbled. Walt Disney was told he lacked creativity. Milton Hershey had three other candy companies before he opened Hershey’s. So what do all of these incredibly successful entrepreneurs show us? That we should not be hindered by the fear of our   Continue Reading

Just Relax, Already! -Kelsey

Posted November 4, 2016

Just Relax, Already How many times can we all picture having one thousand things to do in one minute? Or having a driver cut you off when you are late to work? Or you forgot about an appointment you had? Everyone can relate to stress. It is an epidemic in our lives. But, really, how   Continue Reading

Teacher Training Complete, 2016

Posted June 27, 2016

Yesterday we completed our fourth teacher training program at the studio.  It’s an exciting time for the graduates and for the lead teachers as well.  I have found the teacher training is my passion. It’s like teaching everything you want to teach in a yoga class but don’t have time for.  So when the program   Continue Reading

A Reminder That We're Alive – by Kelsey

Posted March 10, 2016

Do you remember the first time you noticed that you were alive? The first time you realized you were an individual in your own body? I do. It was one of the first classes I took at Forever Om yoga. Sure, I knew that I was a living breathing fifteen-year-old girl, but I had never   Continue Reading

Happy New Year – from Dianne

Posted February 2, 2016

  It’s that time of year again. Yep, the time when we decide on our New Year’s Resolution. According to Nielson, we’re not too dissimilar when it comes to the resolutions we are making. Here are the top 5 for 2015: 1. Become fit and healthy. 2. Lose weight. 3. Get organized 4. Spend less,   Continue Reading

Our Yoga Retreat – Message from a Yogi!

Posted November 20, 2015

Our Yoga Paradise When our group finally arrived at Prana del Mar for the inaugural Forever Om Yoga retreat, we were feeling a bit weary and stiff. We received a warm welcome from Eric, our affable host, and his gracious staff and immediately felt at home. The beautiful property was serene and offered private spaces   Continue Reading

Teacher Spotlight – Jana Bricker

Posted September 6, 2015

Get to know Jana better – owner of APEX acupuncture in Lake Forest and amazing yoga teacher (fourth from the left) Where are you from?  Where did you grow up? I grew up in Princeton, IL (about 2.5 hours southwest of LF/LB) and moved to Chicago for college undergraduate.  I lived in the city for   Continue Reading

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