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Chicago’s Best Wellness Events This Month

The New Year is officially upon us, which means it's time to start giving back to ourselves in big ways. To start, here are some of the city's best events for dialing up your self-care routine now.

By / January 9, 2019
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Pop-Up Yoga at mySpa Chicago

200 N Columbus Dr

Enjoy a 50-minute vinyasa flow, then take advantage of all-day access to the fitness center, relaxation room, and Eucalyptus steam room at this luxe Mag Mile property.

$22 / RSVP

Butterfly Haven Yoga

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Energize and awaken at this special yoga class, where you'll be surrounded by beauty in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven.

$17 / RSVP

Fitbit Local Yoga Flow

St. Jane Hotel

Join Fitbit Local ambassadors Jenny Finkel and Jeremy Walton for a Saturday morning yoga flow to jump start your weekend. Stay post-class, too, when the team will be doing a special giveaway.

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Sip N’ Sweat

Chicago Dance

The best of two worlds meet at this event, which combines wine and dancing for four hours of Saturday night fun.

$44 / RSVP

Fleet Feet Running Club: Yoga For Runners With Corepower Yoga

Fleet Feet Old Town

Runners, rejoice — this yoga class is for you. Spend an hour immersed in several stretches and movements that are geared specifically for avid runners.


Pilates with the Primates

Lincoln Park Zoo

Get wild with your pilates practice at this event, which offers attendees a private viewing of the primates in the Regenstein Center for African Apes.

$26 / RSVP

Connecting With Courage


Trust your instincts and build connection with this one-time improv class, which helps attendees in life skills like taking risks and facing uncertainty.

$42 / RSVP

Community barre3 Class


Check out a free class at this barre studio, which features a signature workout of sustained holds, micro-movements, and cardio bursts.


Namaste Rosé Yoga at Under Armour Chicago

Under Armour Brand House

This monthly power yoga class gives attendees a chance to stretch, move, and relax. Linger afterward for a taste of some of their sponsors, including Hello Water, Luna Bar, and Munk Pack.


The Winter Breakfast Club Ride

Trek Bicycle Store

Kick off the New Year with an early-AM, super-energizing bike ride. Meet new friends and take in some scenery with a route comprised of roads and trails, and fuel up with a breakfast post-workout.



Nicole Schnitzler is a freelance writer who covers​ ​food, drink, ​travel, entertainment, and ​lifestyle. When she is not planning her next adventure​​, she can be found​ ​commuting between bakeries, yoga classes,​ live music shows, and libraries ​in her hometown of ​​Chicago. She is most comfortable with a pen in one hand and a fork in the other. Nicole is also the founder of Doors Open Dishes, an initiative committed to keeping the doors open to the group homes and workshops of individuals with special needs by partnering with chefs and restaurants across the city. Follow her on Twitter (@Write_To_Eat) or on Instagram (@WriteToEat).

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