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!
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.
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.
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.