Nina Yau is a Chicago yoga instructor certified by the Yoga Alliance as E-RYT 200 and by The Yin Yoga Institute as a Yin and Yang Yoga Registered Teacher (YYYRT 500). She offers group, private, and corporate yoga classes, as well as yearly international yoga retreats.

Monday
12:00 – 1:00 PM Slow Flow Eb & flow Yoga Studio
Tuesday
5:15 – 6:00 PM Vinyasa KINETIC at 71 S. Wacker  /  members only
Wednesday
12:00 – 1:00 PM Slow Flow Eb & flow Yoga Studio
7:45 – 9:00 PM Yin Yoga Nature Yoga Sanctuary
Thursday
11:15 – 11:35 AM Meditation LinkedIn  /  staff only
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Yoga LinkedIn  /  staff only
5:15 – 6:00 PM Sculpt and Strike (Karate) KINETIC at 71 S. Wacker  /  members only
Friday
10:30 – 11:30 AM Power Flow & Fly Eb & flow Yoga Studio
1:05 – 2:00 PM Yoga and Meditation KINETIC at 71 S. Wacker  /  members only
4:30 – 5:45 PM Inversions Nature Yoga Sanctuary
Saturday
1:15 – 2:30 PM Power Flow & Fly Eb & flow Yoga Studio  /  third saturdays

About Nina

Nina Yau took her first yoga class in 2009, in the midst of a highly dedicated and disciplined practice in Shotokan Karate. As a certified 2nd Degree Black Belt (Ni-Dan) by the Japan Karate Association of Chicago, the inward journey begun in 2006 with an intensive physical and meditative practice. Years of diligent training helped cultivate focus, concentration, and the will to never give up. She is a two-time Illinois State Champion, a two-time USA Karate Nationals medalist, the 2006 Champion of the American Shotokan Karate Championship and, in 2009, Nina was Gold Medalist in the Women's Kata Division at the USA Karate Open in Las Vegas, Nevada. She also holds a Green Belt in Kyokushin Karate. In 2015, she placed 2nd in the Adult Kata Division at the World So-Kyokushin Karate Budo Giant Challenge in Montreal, Canada. Nina most recently was Gold Medalist in Adult Women's Advanced Kata at the 2019 Fonseca Spring Challenge and Bronze Medalist in Adult Advanced Team Kata at the 2019 Windy City Traditional Karate Championship. Nina trains regularly in Traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate at the Japan Karate Association of Chicago - Sugiyama Dojo and is a member athlete of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and International Traditional Budo Alliance (ITBA).

As a complement to martial arts, Nina started practicing yoga regularly in 2011, unearthed a deep resonance with it, and soon made her way to South India where she received her teaching certification in Hatha Vinyasa. She is certified by the Yoga Alliance as E-RYT 200 and by The Yin Yoga Institute as a Yin and Yang Yoga Registered Teacher (YYYRT 500) under the founder of Yin Yoga, Master Teacher Paulie Zink. She is also a certified Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) Yoga instructor. Nina has also completed advanced trainings in Yoga Nidra, Tantra, and subtle body sequencing with experienced yoga teacher Mia Park, an initiated teacher of the Sri Vidya spiritual lineage.

Nina believes that each of us is filled with unlimited potential and that nothing is lacking, for everything we should ever need or want, we already have within us and around us. Nina’s classes are a creative blend of philosophy, breath work and focus, and mindful movement to ease the body, lighten the heart, and strengthen the spirit.

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Upcoming Events:

Yin & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Whitney Katz and Nina Yau
Sunday, October 13, 2019 & Sunday, December 8, 2019
6-8pm at Metro Yoga Chicago 1746 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
$35 pre-registration or members / $40 day of
Register at www.metroyogachicago.com

Brew House Yoga at Metropolitan Brewing
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:30-8:30pm
$20 includes yoga class, brewery tour, and 0.5L beer or non-alcoholic beverage of choice
Register at eventbrite

Brew House Yoga at Metropolitan Brewing
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:30-8:30pm
$20 includes yoga class, brewery tour, and 0.5L beer or non-alcoholic beverage of choice
Registration coming soon

Yin & Yoga Nidra at Nature Yoga Sanctuary
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6-7pm
$8 members / $10 day of
Register at www.natureyoga.com

5-Day Isla Mujeres Yoga & Wellness Retreat at Coco B Wellness, Isla Mujeres, Mexico - March 6-10, 2020

Strengthen your yoga practice and connect with yourself while immersed in the soothing sounds of the Caribbean Sea on a 5-day exotic island getaway. Restore your energies without the weary hassle of faraway travel, Isla Mujeres is an island off the Yucatan Peninsula coast, a short trip from Cancun. Experience a unique yoga retreat aimed to help you break through barriers, stagnation, and feelings of being stuck in your practice or in your life. With daily yoga classes on the expansive rooftop yoga palapa offering a 360-degree view of the Caribbean Sea, the practice will focus on balancing the Yin and Yang energies through a creative flow of vinyasa, yin, yoga nidra, Chinese elemental meditation, and the Japanese martial arts principles of focus, concentration, power, and internal energy cultivation. Soak in nature's gifts by exploring surrounding marine life through snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle boarding, and enjoy freshly cooked healthful meals based in traditional Mexican and Mayan cuisine as well as a Euro fusion inspired menu.

What's Included:

4-night, 5-day luxury accommodation at the beautiful ocean front Casa Coco Retreat Center
4 Gourmet Breakfasts, 2 Gourmet Lunches, 2 Gourmet Dinners all prepared by private, professional chefs of the Coco B culinary team
Transportation to and from Isla Mujeres from Cancun International Airport
2 daily yoga classes led by Nina Yau
Unlimited access to resort paddle boards and kayaks
Access to the roof top palapa, yoga mats, yoga props
2 full days with golf cart access to explore and experience the island
AC/Wifi
Taxes and gratuities

What's Not Included:

Flights
Trip Insurance
Alcohol
Offsite Meals
Spa and wellness services
Excursions

Sample Itinerary:

7:30-9am - Morning Yoga Session
9am - Breakfast
2pm - Lunch
5:30-6:30pm - Evening Yoga Session
7pm - Dinner

Retreat Package Options (per person):

Quad occupancy: $1360
Triple occupancy: $1575
Double occupancy: $1750
Single occupancy: $2160

Payment Plans Available!

For full details, please visit: Booking Page.

Final payment due January 4, 2020.

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