About two and a half months ago, I heard about Yoga Six’s event at the John Hancock Center in Chicago. I wanted to sign up for the March event, but it was sold out before I got the chance. (Womp, womp.) I signed up for the April event instead, before I knew I’d be doing group training for the Chicago Spring Half Marathon. So on Saturday, when I was supposed to be running 10 miles, I went to the John Hancock Observatory for yoga. To be honest, this sounded a million times better than 10 miles on icy sidewalks and trails. I opted to move my run to the next day.
I wanted to get there at 7:30, but I didn’t count on having to scrape ice off the car after it snowed the night before. Again. By the time I got there, most of the space was lined with yoga mats. I squeezed in the back, where I still had a good view on the north side on the observatory. I’ve also been to the Sears Tower, and while that view is from higher up, 360 Chicago has awesome views of the lake and Lakeshore Drive.
The class was what I have come to expect from public yoga events. While the instructor didn’t suggest any “advanced” poses, students took their own opportunities to do them when it made sense. A DJ played my favorite ’90s hits (remixed) from Mariah Carey, Brandy and more. I loved the soundtrack. After 50 minutes of yoga, we were offered small mimosas in the bar next door, as well as Kind bars and Skinny Pop popcorn.