Niyama Yoga has been located in Wilmette for over 15 years: providing room temperature vinyasa, yin & restorative as well as Niyama Hot yoga classes, not just to Wilmette, but also Evanston, Skokie, Winnetka and the rest of the north shore.  We’ve been a space where individuals can find the time for moving with their breath, at their pace, while also becoming part of a community.

Halloween HIJINX at Niyama

Saturday October 26th

The planning committee has begun to plot and scheme. There will be more details to come.
Costumes, Snacks/Refreshments, Prizes, and HIJINX are guaranteed, at the very least.
It’ll be a great way to enjoy some community before the Holiday Craziness sweeps in come November-January. 

2hr GongLab and Violin Experience

November 9th
$35 in Advance, $40 Day of

REGISTER HERE (Select date from drop down)

“For some the experience is meditative, others emotional, even transcendent, but in all circumstances it is a powerful and unforgettable event.”

GongLab’s multi-layered meditative process is a deeply resonant, poetic, and dreamlike experience that carefully creates a protected, safe, space in which to reorganize, regenerate, and heal. The evening begins by candlelight, as participants, reclining comfortably on the floor, drift off into a spiraling flow of luminous sound created by the sounds of nature, gongs, singing bowls, drums, bells, chimes, otherworldly vocals, and the heart piercing tenderness of Chilean musician Felipe Tobar’s transcendent violin. This transporting blend of progressive relaxation, hypnotic percussion, guided visualization and healing sound is specifically designed to seamlessly usher you down into the deepest layers of mind where you can most effectively do the inner work of clearing, re-visioning, and revitalizing the energies that support breakthrough and change. 
The shift in season is such a perfect time to get nestled in your blankets and pillows and tend to the garden of your inner sanctuary. Bring whatever you need to make a comfortable and cozy space for yourself on the floor while you take time out to create room for the branching and blooming of things that you’d like to see flourish in your life!
*For those concerned about laying down for an extended period of time note that the 2 hour time span of the event includes time to set up your personal space, and the time needed to pack up and filter out of the studio, as well as a candle lighting ceremony.


GongLab, is a nomadic laboratory dedicated to community ritual and healing. Percussionist / composer, Oliver Seay is a Reiki Master and Vortex Healing Practitioner. Musician & vocalist Shu Shubat is a graduate of the Clinical Training Program in Analytical Psychology at the Jung Institute of Chicago, and a certified instructor of Judith Blackstone’s Realization Process, an integrated approach to body centered meditation. Chilean violinist and composer, Felipe Tobar, is an orchestra conductor at The People’s Music School Youth Orchestra. Percussionist, Rick Kubes, is a clinical massage therapist at Chicago Family Doulas and long time performing member of Mucca Pazza.

Glow in the Dark with Kristin

November 16th
$30 in Advance, $35 Day of


75min class taught by Kristin Andrews / Kristin Andrews Yoga & Shiatsu/Thai Yoga Bodywork Therapist under the glow of dark lights.

You’ll hear great tunes while doing yoga with black lights, glow in the dark body paint, glow sticks and more… Wear BRIGHT White or NEON if you wanna GLOW even more

 Schedule Changes (Beginning Monday July 15th)

YIN Changes:

After a long time teaching Yin, Julie has decided to shift to focusing on her own business.

Tues 4:30pm Yin is now taught by Wendy
Friday 4:00pm Yin is now taught by Rachel
Sunday 7:00pm Yin is temporarily being rotated by Brad, Theresa, Rachel and Wendy.  Please check online to see who is teaching.

Monday 4:30pm Restorative is Canceled for the summer

Wendesday 9:30am-10:45am Niyama Hot with Mia is temporarily taught by Brad for July/August.  Mia will return to teaching it in September.

Thursday 1pm 75mins Niyama Hot with Mia is NOW taught by Rachel

Sunday 12:30pm Niyama Hot with Kristin is NOW a 75min Niyama Hot for July/Aug (12:30pm-1:45pm)

Karma Classes for 2019:
Niyama has two classes on our schedule that are Karma/Donation classes where students pay what they would like: our Friday 6:30pm Niyama Hot class & our Saturday 12:45 Vinyasa class.  It’s been Niyama’s goal to find ways to do some good and not JUST be a place that offers yoga.

2019’s Karma Classes will benefit two Wilmette based non-profits with similar missions for local youth in the area: The Warming House and Haven Youth Services.  Proceeds from the two classes for the entire year, will be even split between these two non-profits.  So come do some Yoga, but also do some GOOD.


You can find more info below or by going here.

Renovations are Complete!

THANK YOU for all those that have helped to show Niyama Some LOVE: whether through the GoFundme, the Karma classes, the May 5th Silent Auction or any number of other ways.  None of this would have been possible without the help of the community.  After a long week of Renovations, Niyama is back open with our regular schedule.  Come see how things came out!

And if you’re curious as to how this all started: The Beginning

Friday and Saturday Karma/Donation Classes

2019’s Karma/Donation classes will benefit The Warming House Youth Center and Haven Youth and Family Services.  Proceeds will be evenly split between the two non-profits.

The Warming House Youth Center offers 6th through 12th graders the opportunity to enjoy a structured and supportive environment. Teens can speak freely in a confidential space, seek guidance from staff and peers, build healthy peer relationships, and develop valuable leadership skills. The professional staff is trained to assess teen needs and address relevant issues through educational, prevention-based, and recreational program offerings.

Haven Youth and Family Services has been serving youth and their families since 1976.  Haven began as an outreach program for youth and has continued to grow and develop throughout the years.  Programs such as crisis response and prevention activities were added, as well as the counseling program, which has become one of our most frequent methods of delivering service to the community.  Today, Haven responds to the physical and emotional needs of youth and their families by providing emergency housing services, individual, group, and family therapy, 24-hour crisis intervention, daily outreach to area schools, psycho-educational workshops, youth leadership positions, and service-learning opportunities.

Instructor Schedule

Friday 6:30pm Niyama Hot Yoga™

  • July 19th – Brad
  • July 26th – Brad

Saturday 12:45pm All Levels Vinyasa

  • July 20th – tbd
  • July 27th – Brad

Besides using our Thanksgiving classes to benefit The Greater Chicago Food Depository, and helping global refugee families and RefugeeOne with the Giving Tree in December it also means letting the proceeds of our Karma Classes go to a charity or charities for the year. In years past we have helped Syd RocksCurt’s Café, Erika’s Lighthouse, Designs 4 Dignity and others through the donation classes.

The deciding factors have always been to find local non-profits that are small-scale where we know that the money that Niyama donates, has the chance to do the most good possible.

Having been a high school teacher for 5 years, there was a part of me that wanted this year to find local non-profits that are in some way providing services to our youth that might at times be over-looked in public education.

And if you missed our last Newsletter, you can find that here:
July News

February News
January News
December News
November News