About Us

Kathleen Wright founded Garden of Yoga in 1983. Garden of Yoga has continued to serve the western suburbs even as Kathleen was a founding member of Yoga Circle in Chicago and Wild Onion Yoga of Chicago and Bhavana Institute for Yoga and Ayurveda.

Our first home was in the Western Springs Recreation Center (demolished and since rebuilt), we still have loyal students from the first classes that attend classes to this day.

Today, we have a beautiful, fully equipped Yoga studio, lecture space, and a healing consultation room in LaGrange, Illinois. All of our teachers are dedicated practitioners of Yoga and other healing arts. All classes are conducted in a professional and friendly manner.

Garden of Yoga provides Yoga classes six days a week, for even the busiest schedules.  To help you deepen your understanding of Yoga we host  monthly topic workshops, sponsor senior teachers from out of town, and offer advanced studies courses and teacher training. The staff at Garden of Yoga are continually working to provide the community with classes that are uplifting and nourishing to body, mind, and spirit.

We are also “home” to Alive and Well, a fabulous resource for lecturers and practitioners in Thai Massage Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Flower Essence Therapy and Therapeutic Yoga.

Workshops and classes with Kathleen, Patricia Layton, Janet MacCleod and William Hunt qualify as Continuing Education Unit credits for Yoga Alliance Teachers Registry. All of these teachers are recognised by the Yoga Alliance as  ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) of over 500 hours.

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What is Yoga

Yoga is an ancient and timeless art, science, philosophy, and medicine that emphasizes performing one’s daily responsibilities with awareness, integrity, and compassion.

Yoga involves daily practice of Yoga postures and breathing exercises that work the anatomical, physiological,  intellectual, and spiritual layers of our lives. Working through the concreteness of the body, Yoga teaches us to observe and integrate the body, breath, and mind. You can adopt Yoga into your lifestyle.

Common Misconceptions

You do not have to be “in shape,” young, or flexible to learn Yoga. We welcome you whatever your current condition and proceed from wherever you are when you begin. Also, Yoga is the study and observations of one’s spirituality; it is not a religion.

Studio Rental

Contact Kathleen Wright to rent our space for workshops and classes.