About MAY Blog

My Area Yoga is an online directory, calendar, blog, and information hub for the wellness and yoga community. Currently offering service in the northeast, as well as Chicago. Our mission is to be the most comprehensive online resource for the local communities.

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Book Your Yoga Retreat!

The 2019-2020 Yoga Retreat Guide What better way to recharge yourself than to enroll in a yoga retreat. Whether you opt for just a few days away, or go all-in with a trip across the globe, we’ve got you covered with an all-inclusive list of amazing yoga retreats. Find your retreat and get ready to […]

10 Reasons You Should Book a Yoga Retreat

If a yoga retreat is on your bucket list, there is no better time to roll up your mat, pack your bags, and hit the road! Yoga retreats are HOT right now. With destinations from Iceland to Costa Rica, activities from massage to snowshoeing, and accommodations from tents to five stars, the options are endless. […]

Tips on Finding the Best Yoga Retreat for You

After you’ve checked off your list of reasons you need a yoga retreat, the next step is finding the right one for you.  There’s plenty to choose from with so many unique offerings. Here are a few tips to help you on your yoga vacation search. 1. Location Close your eyes and imagine you are […]

Uncooked Pasta Sauce

Did you know that about 200 years ago tomatoes were thought to be poisonous, because the plant belongs to the nightshade family –  which some species are truly poisonous?  Boy am I glad we got over this one as we LOVE tomatoes!

Chicago Yoga Teacher Training Guide: 2019-20

Ready to sharpen your teaching skills? Or dive into your first training program? Check out this killer selection of trainings in the Chicagoland! Find your first 200-hour, scope out advanced trainings, or pin down a specialized training to suit your needs.  Not sure what type of teacher training is best suited for you?  Read about […]

Types of Yoga Teacher Trainings

Yoga teacher trainings can vary wildly in their offerings and content. But at the very base of it all, there are three different classifications available; 200-hour, 300-hour and specialty trainings. 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings 200-hour programs are designed for first time trainees and those seeking to obtain the RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) status with Yoga […]

Find the Best Yoga Teacher Training Program

With so many options for Yoga Teacher Training these days, how can you filter through and find the best one for you? I often have people ask me to recommend a teacher training program- mostly new yogis or students who have practiced for a while but in the same location.  They’re all looking to find […]

Outdoor Yoga Chicago

Take your practice outside this summer! Here’s what’s going down in the Chicagoland! Millennium Park Summer Workouts Beach Yoga + Cleanup Yoga in the Market VIBEUP FREE Beer Yoga presented by CorePower Yoga and Fred’s Garage Sunset Yoga in the Park Sunset Yoga in the Park Yoga + Fireworks Paddle Family Yoga at Apple Fest

2019 Yoga Festival Guide

Spring is in the air and there is no better time to start planning your yoga festival calendar for 2019! We’ve rounded up some of our favorites – both near and far – so you can start gearing up for your most exciting year yet! VibeUP Spring Awakening April 20, 2019 in Chicago, IL Spring Awakening […]

Creating a Sea of Clients Starts With Relationships

Here’s a very human approach to creating steady clientele and doing good business from legal expert and Zi Living principal Keeley Mitchell. Whether you’re a yoga teacher, or not, read on for simple tips on being present in relationships and showing up in your interactions with people! Catch her on-air show online (starting Thursday at 2 pm) at yogabizstudio.com.