Rachel Elizabeth Maley is a visual and sound artist based outside of Chicago. She comes to Free Mvmt Shop with a gentle and restorative immersion in the sounds of singing bowls, drums, gongs, and other tools. Despite our casual relationship with sound on a day-to-day basis, sound can be used as a tool for awareness, rest, and transformation. By creating an environment in which sound is their sole focus, guests will enter into a meditative state and build a new appreciation for the potent effects of sound in our lives. Guests have reported spontaneous insights and visions, deep rest (“like dreaming while awake”), and relief from symptoms of migraines and neurological disorders. “Bathe” in the vibrations of ancient and modern instruments, attaining deep rest. Appropriate for all seeking stillness, relaxation, meditation, or simply a really great nap. $35
Free Mvmt Shop was created to bring people together through unique movement-based experiences. Join us and Chicago Ideas for this all-levels dance and movement workshop—no prior dance experience required. Learn choreography and create your own phrasing through a series of prompts that will show you the power of moment to affect your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Must be 18 or older. Please wear clothes comfortable for active movement, and bring a water bottle. $15
Did someone say body roll? Move with a dash of sass during this low lit, sensual dance class. Jarrett Kelly will help you walk the walk in his all levels experience with a focus on core stability, leg strength, and proper balance in heels. B.Y.O.Heels. and your inner goddess for a hot and sweaty night. $20 single class/$35 for both classes - Two Nights Oct. 8 & 10 @ 8p-9:15p
Our very special Dancers Pose class is headed to the West Loop. Join us for an A.M. pop up at Free People. Dancers Pose is one part yoga and one part dance for all levels. Start off with vinyasa yoga in postures that will help stretch and strengthen your mind and body for the next section of creative and fun dance choreography! Class ends with a yoga cool down. *Please bring athletic shoes and a mat. FREE!
Marathon countdown is on and Stretch Armstrong is our inspo. Tell everyone you know. We're having a big old stretching party. In 60 minutes we'll work towards gaining flexibility through exercises that emphasize lengthening, bending and expanding. A very fine, relaxing Friday for your body. There may even be wine. FREE.
It's LABOR DAY Weekend. And we are celebrating with a LOVELY LIL class focused on the LOWER body and LEGS to music by our favorite girl, LIZZO. Shorts season is coming to a close. Let's LABOR and show off those LEGS - LIZZO style. 45 mins. $10
Join us for a very special workshop with Yemisi “Juliana” Luna. The Aluna Method is a tool that educates us about our inner cycles through an AfroBrazilian perspective. This workshop proposes to look into the feminine, our ancestral force to rescue our sense of purpose on this earth while discovering our emotional balance, which is our true destiny. Writing + Ancestral Knowledge + Breathing + Yin Yoga. $25
Let's Dance! Join us and Foxtrot Market for some date night fun. Bring a mate and learn the basics of partner dancing including the Foxtrot from professional dancers Ashley Rockwood and Cesar Salinas. Two left feet, no problem. No experience necessary. A great night of new friends and new moves. Cocktails, wine and lite bites by Foxtrot Market. RSVP 21+, Limited space available, so grab your partner and your tickets today! $30 per couple
You can do anything in a dress. Join Ashley Rockwood at Outdoor Voices for Speed Mvmt - a rapid fire through each of our signature group fitness classes - to celebrate the Exercise Dress. In 45 minutes you will cover 12 different formats for a rocking full body workout. It’s like speed dating but way better! Get ready for some quick fun and a good sweat. FREE
Join Bright Light's Reiki Master Teacher and Yoga Instructor Alyson Lyon for this one-of-a-kind yoga class that will leave you feeling blissed out, reset and rebalanced! Flow through 60 minutes of a mindful, beautiful, opening flow set to soothing music, releasing tension, linking with the breath, then move into a 30-minute relaxing, meditative shavasana complete with individual Reiki from Alyson who uses hovering hand positions to direct this healing energy. $30 / $35 day of
We're taking our talents back to the West Loop. Join us for an A.M. pop up at Free People. Speed Mvmt is a rapid fire through our signature group fitness classes. In 45 minutes you will cover 12 different formats for a rocking full body workout. It’s like speed dating but way better. Get ready for some quick fun and a good sweat. *Please wear sneakers and bring a mat and towel. FREE
Join us and host Julian Rockwood for a very special fundraiser stretch class. #fuckcancer 100% of class proceeds will go to The American Cancer Society. Julian has chosen to run the Chicago Marathon in honor of his amazing mom Jenny, whom he lost to terminal cancer in 2015. Let's show cancer who’s boss and sweat for a cause. 50 minute class with some post class hangs, drinks and snacks. $20
Come flow and shake through the seven chakras in this dynamic yoga and all levels dance class led by Beau Campbell. It will begin with a vinyasa style yoga flow designed to touch and open each chakra. After the body is warm and fluid, we will take a closer look at each section of the body and create dance movements that trigger the associated chakras from bottom to top. The class ends with a guided chakra mediation. Both a grounding and uplifting experience, you will leave with the tools to open blocked energy and resolve unbalanced aspects of your life. Be prepared to stretch, strengthen and shake your chakras! $25
We had an absolute blast on our Grand Opening day, so we’re doing it again and now its a two day event! MOVEAPALOOZA is inspired by our movement, the music we love and this year’s LOLLAPALOOZA. Get it. August 3rd and 4th, join us for an epic weekend of jam packed classes, special events, giveaways, and tons of fun. $20 ONE DAY//$40 TWO DAY
Join us as we go half-sies on a fundraiser class for Dancing to Dream. This tag team class is part pilates led by Jacqueline Stewart and part yoga led by Alison Riazi. Have the best of both worlds. Dancing to Dream is a charity performance for Make a Wish Foundation that provides a platform for independent dance makers in Chicago. 100% of proceeds from this tag team class will go towards the creation of this new choreographic meets charitable endeavor. Join us in making a child’s dream come true through movement. Event includes a 60 minute pilates and yoga combo class and a post class ‘Tag Team Twist’ specialty drink. $20
Join Pilates pro Jacqueline Stewart for a Pre-Pride Parade fundraiser class for Dancing to Dream, a charity performance on September 15, 2019 for Make a Wish Foundation. Dancing to Dream provides a platform for independent dance makers in Chicago. 100% of proceeds from this Pilates Mat class will go towards the creation of this new choreographic meets charitable endeavor. Join us in making a child’s dream come true through movement. Event includes a 60 minute Pilates class and a post class '“Parade Pre Game Punch”. $20
This Sunday Service Community Yoga class brought to you by Maggie Umberger. Bi-weekly yoga class and community hang featuring special guests from around the city. Class is a suggested donation of $5. Bring Your Own Mat preferred. Post class coffee provided.
Join us and host Jenna Lesser for a full body blast from the past. Enjoy a throwback playlist as we work arms/abs/legs/butt - you name it. All the throwback fun in support of Jenna who has chosen to run the Chicago Marathon for UPS for DownS. 100% of class proceeds will go to UPS for DownS. UPS for DownS is a parent directed, non-profit organization offering support, education, and encouragement for parents, families and others who love and care about persons with Down syndrome. All of which started in Chicago area over 25 years ago. Come sweat and support an amazing organization and our gal. 60 minute class with some post class hangs. $21
Join us and host Maggie Milliken for a very special Love & Hip Hop fundraiser dance class. 100% of class proceeds will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Maggie has chosen to run the TCS New York City Marathon for a reason bigger than herself and is fundraising for the kids and families at St. Jude. Let's show some love and sweat for a cause. 50 minute class with some post class hangs, drinks and snacks. $20
Join master teacher and fitness professional, Christopher Perricelli for a full day of movement. Experience the pure joy of dance as it meets phenomenal fitness in this 4 hour studio takeover with 4 different classes offered. Contemporary Jazz, Broadway Jazz, Core Flow, and Superstar Dance Workout. $15 single class/$50 all four classes
It's all about Beyonce in this special edition Love & Hip Hop class. Focus on individual style and rhythmic interpretation a la Queen B. Class finishes with our very own, Before I Let Go Beyonce Challenge. 60 mins. $14
Looking to get stronger? Want to fly like a bird? Join Paula Bui for an Intro to AcroYoga workshop. AcroYoga is a physical practice which combines yoga, acrobatics and Thai massage. We’ll explore some partner work, inversions, and learn to fly! Afterwards you’ll decompress with some therapeutics. Open to all levels. Some yoga experience is helpful. No partner necessary. $30
Free Mover and Artist, Liz Konn - creator of GoldenChild Art + Design will be holding our first ever Art Show. She will be showing (almost) every piece from her “Make-Art-Every-Day-in-2018” challenge. Most of the originals will be for sale and we will be taking orders for prints as well. It’s simple, come hang out with her, listen to tunes, have a refreshment and look at some art! FREE