About Us



Experience the awakening of your soul through guided imagery, mindfulnes, meditation and reflection.

Certified and experienced instruction


Teaching has become an art for Barbara. Her synthesis of yoga, imagery and mindful movement provides a unique experience which fosters creative expression and self discovery. Her extensive career in education has been one of growth and awareness of the mind/body connection and how it relates to health.

Hatha Yoga all levels


No matter your age, ability/skill level or body type our classes are designed to address a variety of needs. The development and maintenance of strength, balance, flexibility and focused attention as well as stress management are the pillars of a yoga practice. Variations to basic poses are provided to accommodate where you are in your practice. 


Personal and Group Training


Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Stress Management 

Aroma Therapy, Natural  Remedies, 

Nutrition, Weight Management,  Energy Healing and Balancing 

Dream Analysis 

Tree Pose


This pose creates balance, strength and confidence while calming the mind.



Each  class  starts and  ends  with   meditation 

Grandwood, 847-356-0008 Wauconda, 847-526-3610

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Grandwood Park Dist. 36663 N. Hutchins Rd Gurnee and Wauconda Park Dist.

You can contact the Park Districts for schedules at 847-356-008 Grandwood Park Dist Gurnee  

847-526-3610 Wauconda Park District 

Awakenings Yoga

(847) 680-1872

November is Appreciate Natures Bounty

Enjoy  the  fall  harvest  of  delicious fruits  and  vegetables along  with natures  beautiful  display of  colors and  scents.  Bring  this  appreciation to  your  yoga  practice.  Appreciation and  gratitude brings  peace  and  harmony to  our lives.  


Bring a friend, family member or visiting guest to class. Share your experience of yoga for free. 

Practical Living Yoga

Yoga philosophy encourages the use of mindfulness in all aspects of our daily  lives. Focusing on the breath to calm the mind as well as guide movement in the body brings balance to all the things we see, feel and experience. Mindfulness keeps us in the present allowing us to live life to the fullest. These are the practical tools gained through the practice of Yoga.  

Credentials and Recognition

BS Wisconsin State University 

MS University of  Illinois

500 Level Yoga Alliance  Registration 

Rieki Certification 

Physical Management Certification

Initiate and Teacher Training Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy 

Teacher of the Year

Arts Educator of the Year

Teacher/Trainer Illinois Very Special Arts

Published Masters Thesis

Featured Yoga Teacher in Yoga Chicago Magazine