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Free Yoga Classes Coming To Wicker Park Winter Farmers Market

Instructors from Nature Yoga Sanctuary and Mirepoix Yoga and Wellness Studio will lead the 45-minute classes.

The Wicker Park Farmers Market will offer free yoga classes on selected Saturdays from Feb. 26 to April 20. Last summer, Nature Yoga offered free classes in Wicker Park during the outdoor market.
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WICKER PARK — Patrons of the Wicker Park Farmers Market will soon be able to practice their vinyasa before shopping for vegetables.

The winter indoor market will begin offering free yoga classes this Saturday at 9:15 a.m. on the upper floor of Chop Shop, 2033 N. Damen Ave. The market begins promptly at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

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The indoor Wicker Park Farmers Market meets weekly from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Chop Shop. Free yoga classes will be offered from 9:15-10 a.m. on selected Saturdays from Feb. 16 through April 20.

All classes are “BYOM” — bring your own mat.

Nature Yoga Sanctuary will lead classes on Feb. 16, March 2, March 23, March 30, April 13 and April 20. Instructors from Mirepoix Wellness Studio will lead class on March 9.

Both studios are based in Wicker Park.

The studios don’t get paid to teach the classes, but community service is a big part of what yoga’s all about, Nature Yoga Sanctuary studio manager Emily Rezetko said.

Classes are open to all experience levels, she added.

“It’s good for somebody who wants to try something new,” she said. And “for someone who’s been doing yoga, it could be a different experience.”

Farmers markets are a great place to find “like-minded” people who appreciate yoga and want to support local businesses, Rezetko said.

Colleen Quaid, the owner of Mirepoix, said people should bring reusable shopping bags in addition to their own yoga mats.

“It’s great to move your body and commit 45 minutes to your mental and physical well being, then head on over to the market and grab some fresh produce for your weekly meals,” she said.

Nature Yoga led free classes during last summer’s outdoor market, and will do so again this summer, Rezetko said.

According to the Wicker Park Farmers Market website, the 2019 outdoor summer market will begin Sunday, June 2, and will run weekly from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. until Oct. 27.

Information on participating vendors can be found online.

Credit: Wicker Park Farmers Market/Facebook
The Wicker Park Farmers Market will offer free yoga classes on selected Saturdays from Feb. 26 to April 20. Last summer, Nature Yoga offered free classes in Wicker Park during the outdoor market.

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