Winner Today's Chicago Woman Magazine
Readers' Choice: "Best of Chicago"
Best Pilates/Yoga Studio
Winner Best of City Search 2010
Top Five Chicago Pilates Studio
Winner Best of City Search 2013
Top Ten Chicago Pilates Studio
The Chicago Award Program selected Sana Vita Studio for 2 consecutive years "Best of Chicago" in the Fitness Category. Winner 2012 and 2013 Best of Chicago Award.
At Sana Vita Studio we consider the smallest detail when it comes to the satisfaction of our clients and to our impact on the environment. We use recycled paper products, keep our office paper use extremely low, and recycle the paper that we do use. We also make our own environmentally safe cleaning products for use on all mats and equipment.
Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness
"One of the wonders of the world," Joseph Pilates says in an interview from 1961, "is that people give their wonderful, complex bodies less consideration than they show their automobiles. Cars can be replaced but your body is the only one you'll have."
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” - Benjamin Franklin
Nestled between the hot West Loop and East Village neighborhoods. People in Chicago searching for Pilates and Yoga private lessons and group classes have discovered a true gem. Owner Marilyn D'Andrea opened Sana Vita Studio Pilates and Yoga in June 2004.
We have created a beautifully serene and unintimidating environment for providing high quality bodywork for people of all ages and physical condition.
Contrology, the original name of the Pilates method created by Joseph Pilates, is more than just exercise. His desire was for the method to be understood as a "return to life", simply by maintaining our physical instrument - our bodies - to the best of our abilities and capabilities. Knowing the proper set-up for each exercise will enhance your concentration and self-efficiency. It will also reinforce the proper techniques necessary for lifting, bending and reaching. Before you know it, you will find yourself incorporating Pilates into every minute of your day.
Hatha Yoga will help fitness beginners see about how this traditional yoga practice informs newer yoga styles and brings a lot of authentic principles to a yoga routine. A main benefit stems from one of the pillars of the Hatha style: breathing. Controlling breath can help improve oxygenation of the body and alleviate stress.
The next step for fans of both Yoga and Pilates, Yamuna Body Rolling is the ultimate way to promote physical well being without the bulked-up results of conventional workout methods. Yamuna Body Rolling is a workout, massage and chiropractic treatment all in one.
Therapeutic Bodywork: The key to reducing pain is getting your bones back into alignment. You do that by working on improving your strength, flexibility and manually releasing tight tissue. The pain you are experiencing is your body's way of letting you know that you are out of alignment. This is not a massage but so much more. Massage alone offers relaxation of muscular tension, though it often only provides short-term relief. This is because underlying tension and restriction in muscle and connective tissue has not been thoroughly released. Our therapeutic Bodyworker, Paul Norden, will assess your body and make specific recommendations that will enhance your workout experience.
Become the person you were always meant to be, you owe that to yourself.
Just give us 55 minutes 2x per week and we'll give you the body you have always wanted. It's never too late to get in shape for life. And, most importantly, people who exercise simply live longer than people who don't. As Joseph Pilates once said, "A man is as old as his spine is flexible."
We have a special on our 30 Day Unlimited Classes. Purchase this package here and then try the 21 day challenge below!
The goal and passion of "My Fit Foods" is to help you create a habit of healthy eating, while educating you on the importance of this habit in your daily life. Whether you have a specific health or fitness goal, obstacle or food allergy...eating healthy should be easy. Many of us are aware of the importance of healthy eating, but it just isn't convenient to prepare all of your own meals. The nutritionists at "MY Fit Foods" can explain how easy it can be with their 21 Day Challenge. You can email us if you would like to setup a free consultation with one of the nutritionists.
All foods are nutrient dense, lean, low glycemic, and heart healthy! "MY Fit Foods" are perfectly proportioned meals available in small, medium and large sizes, made daily with the freshest ingredients. Unhealthy fats, gluten, sodium, and sugar are kept to a minimum, while flavor is maximized with antioxidant rich herbs and spices. You never knew healthy tasted this good.
Holiday parties and family gatherings can present a special challenge when it comes to eating healthy and finding time to workout. Well, Sana Vita Studio has the answer.
All new clients can purchase the 30 day unlimited Pilates & Yoga package for $170 ($100.00 savings!). Existing clients can purchase the same package for $200 ($70.00 savings!). What a great gift idea...the gift of health! Find this exciting deal under the Unlimited Pilates and Yoga section on our online store!
Special Offer: Try a one hour Therapeutic Bodywork Session $60 ($85 Value)
Do you know a professional that would like to rent space at Sana Vita Studio? We are interested in a chiropractor, acupuncturist, naturopath, midwife, or the like. Click here for photos and more information.
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Marilyn talks about the benefits of Pilates to your mind and body, as well as other methods practiced at Sana Vita Studio. If you are thinking about taking private lessons or classes at Sana Vita Studio this interview is a great resource, because Marilyn explains what you will experience on your first visit.
Pilates & Yoga will enhance mental concentration, improve energy levels and strengthen your ability to cope with stress. How we handle stress is so very important as we never know what life may put in our path. Watch this inspirational video to see how Janine Shepherd dealt with her pain and personal tragedy.
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