Align now offers a $57 membership but you get to try out the membership for only $39! (Only one per person). Get all the benefits of a membership at a fraction of the cost to test it out for yourself!
Benefits of a membership include:
Align believes that yoga is about harnessing the mind first and all other benefits are bonuses. We stress alignment to keep the practice safe, letting the mind be unhindered by any pain, confusion, etc. of not being comfortable in a pose. Yoga is not about having a perfect pose to show to fellow students; it's about doing the pose that your body is meant to be doing in this moment in time. Our world is chaotic enough. When you come to Align, you get a break from the chaos and a nurturing sanctuary in which to learn, grow, and become one with your true self.
Align Yoga & Healing Arts conducts classes at 255 South Schuyler in downtown Kankakee. It is two doors south from the Love shop and across from the Kankakee Farmer's Market.
New Student Intro Pass is only $39 for a full month. See what having a membership would be like! Before your intro month is over, let us know you'd like to get the membership and enjoy being an Align member for only $57 a month with a three month commitment. This is a popular option with less stress! You will be billed monthly so no need to worry about renewing every month. Some of the benefits include all daily classes, discounts on workshops and events, mat storage, convenience of brining a household family member to class with you for only $7.00 and more to come!
All classes are $15 which is the drop in rate. There may be classes offered that are considered part of a series that will require pre-registration and may have different prices. There is also a ten class pass that is $125 and a twenty class pass for $225 and both can be used for any of the regular drop in classes.
Workshop prices depend on a lot of variables. Due do the time and energy it takes to plan the workshops as well as bring fantastic teachers to our community, we cannot offer refunds, transfers to other students NOR studio credit. If you pay to reserve your spot and you can't make it, we are not responsible for returning those funds.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to class start time to get signed in and paid. Doors will be locked 10 minutes after class has begun.
If you MUST leave early from class, please do so BEFORE savasana.
Classes must be paid for before or immediately after your class.
Please keep voices down and practice pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses or outside stimuli) while in the space. We want the space to be a relaxing, safe haven that encourages you to turn inward and leave the stress at the door. Cell phones must be turned OFF, not just on vibrate.
Shoes must be taken off in the foyer and should not be worn in the yoga space.
Please ask the instructor which props you will need and grab them from the designated prop room.
Let the instructor know of any health problems, pregnancy, limitations, etc. Consult a doctor before you begin any fitness program.
Refrain from wearing perfume unless they are natural or are essential oils.
You may wish to bring a towel and water.
Crystal Gray is the owner of Align as well as a teacher. She started practicing yoga in 2005 and earned her Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certification at the 200 hour level through a Yoga Alliance approved school in 2006. She has since earned her E-RYT200, which means she has taught for at least 2 years and has taught at least 1000 hours. She is committed to continued learning of all aspects of yoga and other modalities of healing and has completed her RYT-500 at Moksha Yoga in Chicago. Crystal loves to guide students through a safe yet challenging class that helps them to feel balanced and relaxed as well as get stronger physically, menatally, emotionally and spiritually.
Julia has been practicing yoga since 2000. Since then she has gained a sense of well-being and empowerment. “I love yoga because it fosters compassion and esteem for myself and others.” Her fundamental teacher training was with the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago in 2007. Now she is registered with Yoga Alliance as a E-RYT teacher with over 1000 teaching hours. She is a perpetual student herself and is mostly influenced by Iyengar yoga, an anatomically precise style of yoga that aims to support the student at any level of flexibility. Come to her gentle classes with or without any yoga experience--she loves to see new faces!
Julia is also a neuromuscular massage therapist at Align. She received her fundamental training in massage from The Soma Institiute, National School of Clinical Massage in 2002 and treats chronic pain conditions from the head down to the feet. Learn more about her offerings on her website www.juliamcdonald.massagetherapy.com
Kristin has always had a passion for fitness and began adding the wonderful practice of yoga to her fitness regime about 8 years ago. In the beginning, it was merely a different form of exercise, but she quickly learned yoga offers so much more than just physical benefits. Her curiosity and interest in yoga deepened quickly, so she decided to expand her knowledge by becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher through Moksha Yoga Center. Kristin is excited to share her knowledge and passion for yoga with others. Expect a challenging vinyasa style class focusing on alignment and creative sequences.
Tami is a Yoga Alliance Certfied teacher graduating from Align Yoga School in 2016, under the direction of Crystal Gray using the nationally acclaimed Moksha teacher training manual.
She has been practicing yoga for approximately 10 years and considers herself a student for life. She continues to take workshops and training to better be able to help her students.
Her classes are taught with alignment, concern, and the well being of others. Tami wants her students to leave class feeling relaxed, restored, and renewed. Teaching yoga is her passion as well as helping others.
See what others have to say about studying yoga with Crystal Gray at Align Yoga & Healing Arts. We have such a lovely group of people in our community!
Crystal is using the nationally recognized Moksha manual to lead her teacher trainings!