309-282-6112 405 Court St - Pekin, IL

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Paula Bayer

CERTIFIED AMRIT YOGA INSTRUCTOR II

I believe with yoga first, everything else will fall into place. My intention is to help students learn how to create and experience an energy of peace, on and off of the mat, restoring, continuing health in body, mind and spirit, where with practice peace of mind can truly become a choice and just a breath away.

Welcome to Yoga Happens Here

Experience the Life Changing Benefits of Yoga



Yoga Happens Here Studio
The Studio

In this peaceful downtown studio, classes include individualized attention. This is a non-competitive, meditation in motion, with a powerful awareness component, called the Posture of Consciousness.

You will learn a series of mindful yoga stretches, postures, and the transformative impact of conscious breathing, pranayama. All shapes, sizes, ages and conditions will receive great benefit with practice as we focus on proper form, alignment, and the breath, not perfection… learning how to relax into what is… how to truly let go.

Your journey begins from where you are, not from where you are not.

Yoga Happens Here Studio
What To Bring

• Layered comfortable clothing

• Mat (or borrow one at no extra charge)

• No fragrances

Yoga Happens Here Paula Bayer
Paula Bayer

CERTIFIED AMRIT YOGA INSTRUCTOR II

Yoga started changing my life many years ago resulting in a new life and new beginning. Before yoga, a stressful work environment plus other challenges led to a breakdown in my immune system which represented a major lack of energy, balance, and quality in my life.

Through continued practice and experimentation of authentic yoga techniques, I feel and live life with a new inspiration, energy and fulfillment, allowing my life to unfold.


Accreditation

• 2003: Certified Level I Amrit Yoga Teacher

• 2006: Certified Amrit Method Yoga Nidra Integrative Relaxation Training

• 2007: Opened Private Studio

• 2010: Certified Level II Amrit Yoga Teacher

• 2013: Closed Studio in Colorado, moved to Manito, Illinois, and Opened Private Studio.

• 2014. Bootstrap Instructor Certification

• 2015. Closed Studio in Manito, Illinois, moved to Pekin, Illinois, and Opened Private Studio.

• Member of the Yoga Alliance with 500 Curriculum Hours

• Member of the Colorado Yoga Teachers Association

"Resolve, Radiate, Shine"

6-WEEK YOGA & INTENTION WORKSHOPS FOR THE NEW YEAR

Mondays, Jan. 6th thru Feb. 10th (9AM, 1PM, or 5PM)

Tuesdays, Jan. 7th thru Feb. 11th (6PM)

Wednesdays, Jan. 8th thru Feb. 12th (4:30PM)

Thursdays, Jan. 9th thru Feb. 13th (5:30PM)

$79 per workshop | Participants may choose any 6 sessions from the dates and times listed above. Makeup classes are available with some restrictions.
Register by 12/29/19... Get signed up today.
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Boxing Day

Pop-Up Yoga Class

Thursday, December 26 at 9:30AM

Join us to rejuvinate at our Boxing Day Pop-Up Yoga Class. All levels welcome!

$10 | Drop in or register today.
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Holiday Detox

Pop-Up Yoga Class

Wednesday, January 1st at 9:30AM

Join Yoga Happens Here for a Holiday Detox Pop-Up Yoga Class

$10 | Drop in or register today.
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Yoga Nidra

Pop-Up Yoga Class

Sunday, January 5 at 2:00PM

Learn an ancient yogic meditation that creates a deeply relaxed state of being, stillness, and release at our Yoga Nidra Pop-Up Class.

$10 | Drop in or register today.
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NEW YEAR YOGA

& STORY TIME

Saturday, January 11th
at 1:00PM

Join Yoga Happens Here for the FREE class for children and an adult caregiver. In this session, we will read books, play games, relax, and (of course) practice various yoga poses all celebrating the NEW YEAR! This class is designed for children 3-10, but kids of all ages are welcome.

FREE | Participants MUST pre-register.
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COFFEE EXPRESS

YOGA Classes

Tuesdays & Thursdays - 6:45AM (All Levels)
(with drinks provided by CJ's Cafe)

Saturdays - 8:00AM (Balanced Self)
Saturdays - 9:30AM (Beginner)

(with drinks provided by Yoga Happens Here)

In these 45 minute express morning classes, you'll start your day feeling focused and revitalized! Plus, each session includes a cup of coffee or tea from Yoga Happens Here to give your morning an extra boost!

$12 | Drop in or register today.
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TIBETAN

SOUND MEDITATIONS
All classes are on Fridays at 6PM
March 6 - 'BOWLS'
June 19 - 'GONGS'
September 18 - 'BOWLS'
December 18 - 'GONGS'

Yoga Happens Here will hold several Tibetan Sound Meditaitons in 2020 with Becky Cobb, owner of Balance and Harmony. Participants can look forward to feeling and experiencing a deep sense of relaxation, rejuvination, harmony, and peace at each session.

Cost is $15 per session.
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ON THE PIER

2020 OUTDOOR YOGA SESSIONS
Looking forward to Pier Yoga in 2020.
Check back soon for future dates.

This FREE class is held on the Pekin Riverfront Pier at 7:15am and is suitable for all levels of experince. Please bring a yoga mat, towel, and water with you.

Schedule

CURRENT 2019 CLASS SCHEDULE
Visit our Facebook page for last minute schedule changes.




No Scheduled Classes

Available for Private Sessions

6:45 AM
Coffee Express - All Levels

In these 45 minute express morning classes, you'll start your day feeling focused and revitalized! Plus, each session includes a cup of coffee or tea from Yoga Happens Here to give your morning an extra boost!

11:00 AM
Relaxed & Retired

A restorative yoga practice focused on stress relief and relaxation. Perfect for those recovering from an injury, individuals with limited mobility, or seniors, but anyone is welcome!

11:00 AM
Balanced Self

Balances the systems of the body by building strength, focus, self-awareness, and confidence. A more challenging, but still relaxing and mindful, full-body class.

6:45 AM
Coffee Express - All Levels

In these 45 minute express morning classes, you'll start your day feeling focused and revitalized! Plus, each session includes a cup of coffee or tea from Yoga Happens Here to give your morning an extra boost!

11:00 AM
Beginners Yoga

Learn a series of mindful yoga stretches, postures, and the transformative impact of conscious breathing. Great for those that are brand new to yoga or want to establish a regular practice.

8:00 AM
Coffee Express - Balanced Self

In these 45 minute express morning classes, you'll start your day feeling focused and revitalized! Plus, each session includes a cup of coffee or tea from Yoga Happens Here to give your morning an extra boost!

9:30 AM
Coffee Express - Beginner

In these 45 minute express morning classes, you'll start your day feeling focused and revitalized! Plus, each session includes a cup of coffee or tea from Yoga Happens Here to give your morning an extra boost!

Yoga Happens Here welcomes Lindsay Bayer, M.Ed. for child and family yoga services.



Visit her website

Class Pricing



Class Package Options
  • Pop Ups - $10
  • Coffee Express - $12
  • Drop-in Classes - $15 each
  • 5 Classes at $14 each - $70
  • 10 Classes at $13 each - $130
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Classes good for 3 months after purchase

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Private Instruction Available
"Create a Class" With Friends or Family.
Beginner and Intermediate Workshops Available as well.

Experience the life changing benefits of Yoga!

TESTIMONIALS

I have known Paula for over 20 years. She is a wonderful teacher, dedicated to her discipline, caring and compassionate. Her enthusiasm and love of Yoga and its benefits are obvious from the moment you meet her. I have experienced that joy myself as one of her students!
Dr.Lewis Mock Chiropractor - Colorado Springs
I've been taking yoga classes with Paula since she opened her studio in Manito. I can no longer imagine my life without yoga with Paula! I have rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and chronic back pain. It's the perfect exercise for me physically, emotionally and spiritually! Yoga actually lessens my pain, strengthens my body and calms my mind. I could go on and on about the benefits of yoga but I would just encourage everyone to try it for themselves.
Erin Parkin Woods Business Owner - Manito
Paula is so sweet and is such a wonderful person and teacher!! Would highly recommend !!!
Karin Janssen Business Owner - Pekin

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