Who We Are

We opened Shri Yoga Center in October 2011 with the intention of creating a beautiful space supported by dedicated teachers who would come together to foster the development of a warm, friendly yoga community in downtown Highland Park. From the teachers and classes to the uniqueness and beauty of the space, we wanted every touchpoint to be a clear expression of the passion we hold for this practice. In short, we created the studio we wanted to practice in.
 
We are committed to helping students along their journey, to building community, to safe and knowledgeable instruction, and to upholding the traditions of the yoga practice and lifestyle. Shri’s teachers are united in offering classes that create a balance between effort and ease. Our classes allow each student to develop strength and awareness at his or her own pace.
 

Values

While there are many forms of yoga, most of what we offer at Shri is connected to the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition developed by K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India during the 20th century. We believe that its core, yoga is a health system that works at multiple levels within the body. As a system, it has three principle elements (Tristhana): breath (pranayama), gaze or focus (drishti), and posture (asana). These three work on three levels: the nervous system, the mind, and the body, and they are always performed together.

Some might think that breathing is just breathing, but there is actually an incredible richness to the breath. How we breathe reflects how we feel, and how we feel determines how we think and act. In this framework, the breath is a fruitful window into the mind-body connection because it is a meeting ground for the conscious and unconscious self. This is a key element supporting yoga's potential as a tool for growth and why yoga is such a powerful system for personal development. While yoga has many expressions, Shri is committed to the breath-centered practice of yoga because it has such incredible, direct, and measurable benefits.

The combination of these elements is what prepares us for high-performance and challenging physical practices while allowing a state of calm focus at all times. When we develop the ability to maintain balance between ease and effort in each yoga pose, we also develop the strength and focus to maintain calm and clarity in any situation—on or off the mat.

Meet Our Founder

Marcia Tazioli
Founder

Marcia opened Shri in 2011 with the intention of creating the kind of studio that she herself would like to practice in—one with the best teachers, beautiful space and views, and lots of positive energy.

What We Offer

  • Years
  • Classes
  • Workshops
  • Kula

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Friday: 5:50 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
847-847-4043

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