Start your year out with self care at this special edition of Slow Jams Yoga, when resident Reunion yoga instructor Lauren Ash. In this class, she'll break down chadarunga dandasana and other frequently occurring yoga asanas (postures) involved in vinyasa yoga—halfway lift, plank, low plank, upward dog, and downward dog. This is for new yogis who are mystified or challenged by some of thees postures, or for anyone who wants a refresher or wants to dig deeper! We'll enjoy music by some of Chicago's most amazing artists from the past and now. Please bring a yoga mat, and a friend who has been wanting to try yoga in a fun, affirming setting. 

About Lauren: Lauren Ash is the Founder and Creative Director of BlackGirl In Om, a lifestyle brand focused on cultivating holistic wellness, inner beauty, and self empowerment for women of color. She is also a certified yoga instructor, wellness curator, and creative writer. She is passionate about building authentic and meaningful community amongst women of color, people of color more broadly, and creatives and inspiring all people to live by their intentions and chase after their curiosities with enthusiasm, faith, and vision.

Lauren’s work has been published in Design*Sponge, Blavity, and she has recently been featured in Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, and is currently loving all things sports luxe, red wine, travel, and her monthly black joy centered day party she co-founded: Party Noire.

Slow jams for homos (and their fans) is Chicago's party for lovers with Kristen Kaza and Audio Jack, spinning R&B, soul, hip hop, jazz and funk from the seventies to today including: Sade, Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, Teena Marie, Earth, Wind & Fire, Janet Jackson, Aaliyah, and more. Slo ‘Mo is a party that unites people of all identities, bodies and expressions through the celebration of slow jams and community and is the recipient of several Best Dance Party awards from: Chicago Reader, Time Out Chicago, Chicagoist and Chicago Magazine.

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