Iyengar Yoga is a method of instruction set forth by yoga master BKS Iyengar, (1918-2014) whose many texts include the classic "Light on Yoga."  He is responsible for spreading the art and philosophy of yoga during a time when 'yoga' was unknown.  Yoga has gained huge popularity, due, in great part, to his efforts. Called the "Michelangelo of yoga" and named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people, B. K. S. Iyengar's legacy universally acknowledges him as a genius on the subject of Yoga.


2018 Spring Class Schedule

April  - June 30, 2018  (2018 Summer classes begin Monday, July)
11, 12 & 13 Week Sessions

Join Us April 20 - 22 Mary Reilly Workshops and Teacher Training

Mondays:  April 2 - June 25

10 - 11:30 am - Beginning - Achala - 12 Weeks

12 - 1:30 pm - Continuing - Achala - 12 Weeks

Tuesdays:  April 3 - June 26

10 - 11:30 am - Target Class - David - 12 Weeks

7 - 8:30 pm - Yoga for Women - Lorene - 11 Weeks (No class May 8 or June 19)

Wednesdays:  April 4 - June 27

10 - 11:30 am - Mixed Level Beginners - Lorene - 11 Weeks (No

class April 18 or May 9)

7 - 8:30 pm - Fundamentals - Bob - 12 weeks (No class April 4)

Thursdays:  April 5 - June 28

7 - 8:30pm - Yoga For Men - Jerry - 13 Weeks

Fridays:  April 6 - June 29 (No classes April 20)

9:30 - 11 am - Beginning  - Patrina - 12 Weeks

12 - 1:30 pm - Continuing - Patrina - 12 Weeks

Saturdays:  April 7 - June 23 (no classes April 21 & June 30)

9 - 10:30 am - Beginning - Bob - 11 Weeks

11 am - 12:30 pm - Continuing - Bob - 11 Weeks

About the Classes

Beginning Classes include standing poses, seated poses, safe inversions, twists, and reclining postures, individually tailored to accommodate needs. Men's class includes beginners.

Continuing Classes include standing poses, inversions, and twists, forward or backward bends.  Once a month restoratives and pranayama are introduced.  8-12 weeks of beginning Iyengar yoga required.

Target Classes features asanas to relieve aches and pains for 'target' areas.

Yoga for Men reduce fatigue and create strength and flexibility. Weekend warriors, athletes, desk jockeys -this class is for you! Modifications for injuries/limitations are tailored individually. Beginners welcome.

Yoga for Women covers women's health issues, menstruation, pregnancy, and  menopause   Beginners welcome.

Fundamentals Practicing the basic actions and approaches of Iyengar yoga--all levels welcome!

Mixed Level This all level class tailors your practice to individual needs


About the Teachers:

Our certified staff is trained in the Iyengar method and we work within the guidelines of the IYNAUS certification program.
Jerry Chiprin CIYT-1
Patrina Dobish CIYT-2
Achala Jeff LeGro CIYT
Bob Whittinghill CIYT-1
Lorene Zant CIYT-1
David Carpenter CIYT


Iyengar Yoga Classes & Teacher Certification

Iyengar Yoga classes are instructional and presented through a vigorous, yet safe, approach.  This method incorporates asanas (poses) and pranayama (rhythmic breathing exercises) introduced with clear instruction geared towards people of all ages, health conditions, and levels of practice. Certified teachers are rigorously trained and held to a high standard, earning different levels of certification through years of training and life long study.  The certification mark is your guarantee of a safe and effective yoga.



Do I have to be fit to participate?  No.  Classes are designed to aid fitness, and the teachers are trained to handle many levels of physical capacity.
What is Yoga?  Yoga is an ancient system that teaches an individual to reach the highest potential from within one's self.

How should I prepare for classes?   Refrain from eating 2 hours before class.  Wear comfortable clothes, no baggy pants.  No heavy perfumes please.

Iyengar Yoga is known for:  Alignment - Practicing alignment during asanas resolves structural imbalances.  Props - Using props safely and effectively develops depth and perception giving an understanding of the asana Sequencing - Proper sequencing provides relief for health problems

MON 10 am Achala
WED 10 am Lorene
FRI 9:30 am Patrina
SAT 9 am Bob


Rates and Registration


Spring Sessions Bulk Rate $15 per class for 10 or more classes

($13 for LSC Members)


$17 per class for 6 - 9 classes ($15 for LSC members)


Drop in $20 ($18 IYAMW Members)

Discounted rates apply to series' of classes to be used within a non-summer season's semester. Make-up classes with another teacher/time limited to 3; attendance within the same semester of package purchase.  


Make check out to the teacher and send to: 

Lake Street Church


607 Lake St.

Evanston, IL  60201


You can also register before the class. 


QUESTIONS?  Call Yoga Tree  847-864- 2181 ext 101