Ahimsa Yoga Studio


Yoga Classes in
oak park | berwyn
Elmhurst | La Grange

Authentic yoga classes with instructors who care.
Ahimsa focuses on people first.

Try your 1st Month for $49.

Join us in Oak Park, Berwyn, Elmhurst and La Grange for traditional yoga classes - intention focused, alignment based, strengthening, lengthening - yoga that will leave you feeling peaceful and healthy in body and mind. Our students love our beautiful studios, caring instructors, affordable pricing, and community centered atmosphere. We are here for you to discover the peace and comfort within your own body. 

See our four locations below!


Ahimsa's second studio founded in 2015. This is Berwyn's first yoga studio! Features smooth bamboo floors and cozy, warm space.
3120 S. Oak Park Ave., Berwyn, IL 60402
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Oak Park

Ahimsa's first and largest studio founded in 2011. Features a bigger lobby stocked with great clothing, mats, and other yoga products.
441 South Blvd., Oak Park, IL 60302
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Ahimsa's 3rd location which features a vibrant OM symbol, beautiful lobby, tiny cubby and retail room, and easy access parking lot.
381 N. York St., #24, Elmhurst, IL 60125
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La Grange

Ahimsa's newest location! Opened 6/1/2017 and is arguably the most beautiful Ahimsa so far. It features bamboo floors and high ceilings.
14 W. Burlington, #15, La Grange, IL 60525
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Here are a few of our reviews sent to us by our students.

Warm, welcoming atmosphere combined with nice physical space and resources + quality instructor. M.M.

Prompt sign-in online. Friendly desk folks. T.H.

Excellent, genuine, empathetic instructors. Sense of community. S.H.

Ahimsa instructors, leadership and staff provide each student with a personal experience. You feel as if you have come into a large and happy family every time you come to the studio! K.C.

Ahimsa's strengths are the variety of classes, class times and locations, teacher quality, special events and commitment to serving students in an accessible and authentic way. A.L.

Clean, quiet, efficient, engaging, warm and welcoming. T.S.

I can feel the warm spirit of Ahimsa even upon approaching the studio. The staff is gentle and compassionate. They are knowledgeable and good listeners. The facility is always clean and well cared for. The instructors I have experienced are focused, attentive, and creative. What particularly draws me to Ahimsa's classes are the detailed and continuous instructions we get regarding during the sessions. It's so helpful to be reminded of what particular parts of our bodies should be doing during any given movement or posture. In addition, a spiritual element runs throughout each class (and in between) in a way that is not didactic, but always nurturing. L.J.

Wonderful classes; skilled and welcoming instructors. J.H.

Membership Options

Ahimsa has two great membership offerings. In addition to these, we have single class and 10 class package options

$108/month; all the yoga you want;
5% off retail; member discounts on events.

$49/month gives you 5 classes to use each month.
15% off retail; member discounts on events.

About Ahimsa

Ahimsa Owners Kelly Merydith and Masin Ouksel

Ahimsa was created by Kelly Merydith in May of 2011. At the time she'd completed a business degree the previous year and was living at her parents home in Oak Park, where she'd grown up. After interviewing at a couple of companies downtown and not being offered a position, she decided to work full steam ahead to her goal of opening a yoga studio. The idea for Ahimsa was born in her senior year of college at Northeastern University in Boston. She'd worked in the finance world for two separate six month internships and noticed anxiety and depression developing from stress and pressure of the finance world. Yoga was what helped her feel calm and peaceful again - so she decided she needed to share that feeling with others. 

After four years as an only child, Ahimsa in Oak Park was joined by three more studios - Berwyn (September 2015), Elmhurst (June 2016), and La Grange (June 2017). Longtime friends Kelly and Masin Ouksel opened the newest three studios together and enjoy spreading the joy the yoga brings to the suburbs of Chicago. 


Below are some photos of our classes and locations.