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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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.

Resource Guide for Yogis in Business

Yoga Teachers & Yoga Studio Owners you’re gonna want to read this. Running a business is a challenge – especially when you’re in the business of mindfulness! These amazing companies seek to revolutionizing the way yogis do business, so you can improve your bottom line, and find peace of mind. fitDEGREE Yoga Studio Software At […]

Get the BIG picture – not the blue light special.

When you think about advertising for your yoga business, what are your goals? More students overall? Increased attendance at classes or a specific workshop? Attract new members?

Keeping Your Business Hot During The Cold Months of Winter

Snow is pretty. But unless you’re clipping into a pair of skis, strapping on a snowboard, or have a sledding apparatus in hand, enough’s enough! Braving the winter weather, however, to maintain certain routines is critical not only to our own wellness, but the health of the businesses we depend upon. Here’s some perspective from Keeley Mitchell of ZiLiving on what businesses can do, too, to keep clients comfortable and coming back through the cold!