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Start ’em young – by Molly

by Cilla

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 more »

Forever H*om*e – by Kelsey

by Cilla

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 more »

Beginner’s Mind – by Leah

by Cilla

“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 more »

Community of Breath – by Kelsey

by Cilla

“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 more »

I really need yoga today – by Anne Hill

by Cilla

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 more »

Fail and Grow – by Kelsey Stoll

by Cilla

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 more »

Just Relax, Already! -Kelsey

by Cilla

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 more »

Teacher Training Complete, 2016

by Cilla

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 more »

A Reminder That We’re Alive – by Kelsey

by Cilla

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 more »

Happy New Year – from Dianne

by Cilla

  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, more »