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Tired Of Chatty Yogis? Wear Noise-Canceling Headphones During Silent Yoga In Lincoln Park This Summer

Wear noise-canceling, neon-lit wireless headphones while you practice yoga outside this summer.

Lincoln Common partnered with Resonation Space to host silent yoga classes this summer in Lincoln Park.
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CHICAGO — Looking to find some quality zen? You can practice yoga in your own headspace this summer while surrounded by others outside at the Lincoln Common Plaza.

During the silent Hatha yoga classes, you wear noise-canceling, neon-lit wireless headphones and are able to hear an instructor guiding your practice to the sound of a live DJ.

Lincoln Common, a development with office, retail and residential apartments in Lincoln Park, partnered with Resonation Space, a silent yoga and fitness events company, to host the classes.

“Silent Yoga allows the participants to tune in to their own practice by canceling outside noise and distractions,” Andrea Metcalf, founder of Resonation Space, said in an email. “People who have experienced this have said how their focus is much different in a traditional class without the headphones.”

The DJ pre-arranges setlists with an ambient flow, Metcalf said. These music sets typically have no words and start with calming music, build in the middle of the practice and finish with a more meditative focus.

“For us, we are really trying to bring yoga outdoors but still give people the ability to focus on themselves,” Metcalf said. “We kind of say ‘tune out to tune into your own body.’”

Metcalf noted the physical benefits of yoga, including increasing flexibility and strength. But it also offers participants mental health benefits such as stress relief.

Single tickets are $10 plus a fee online. Classes are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday from June 17 through August 28. The Eventbrite page also offers other ticket options, including a season pass for $50 plus a fee. Mats can be rented for $2.

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