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

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Paula Bayer


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.

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Breathe Easy with ActivePure Technology

For the enhanced safety of all Yoga Happens Here students and visitors, our studio is now protected by ActivePure technology. Unlike passive air filters, purifiers & other systems, ActivePure proactively seeks out pathogens, continuously protecting indoor spaces. ActivePure has been developed to medical grade standards and is relied upon in Acute Care settings like the Cleveland Clinic. In independent third-party laboratory tests, ActivePure has been proven to reduce up to 99.99% of pathogens including SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), Avian influenza, E.Coli, MRSA, Norovirus, Staph bacteria, Candida, Swine Flu, Hepatitis, Legionella, and more. We are happy to provide this extra level of protection for everyone entering through our doors!

Yoga Happens Here Studio
What To Bring

• Layered comfortable clothing

• Your own mat, props, towel/blanket

• Out of respect for our students/staff that have allergies to such, please limit the use of fragrance such as perfume or cologne while attending a class. Thank you!

Yoga Happens Here Paula Bayer
Paula Bayer


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.


• 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

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Get Ready for Back to School Time with YOGA!

Get your kids ready to head back to the classroom with yoga! Lindsay, our kids yoga teacher, has developed a great lesson plan to help children get energized in the morning, stay focused in the classroom, and sleep well at night. Click below to get your own BACK TO SCHOOL YOGA LESSON PLAN...plus more helpful tools for families and kiddos!

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Yoga Workshops

Mondays, 1:30pm (May 23 - June 20)
Tuesdays, 5:30pm (May 24 - June 21)
Wednesdays, 4:30pm (May 25 - June 22)
$69 | Register by May 15th, 2022
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Saturday, May 28th at 9:30am.
$10 | Drop in or register today.
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1 Hour Session
Includes a story, games or crafts, movement, mindfulness, and relaxation.
Email Lindsay at lindsaybayer47@gmail.com for more information.
Email Lindsay



Friday's at 12pm beginning Friday, April 1st, 2022.
$15 | Drop in or preregister today.
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Yoga Class

Saturdays at 9:30am

In these 60 minute classes, we will focus on energetic extensions and powerful yoga movements in coordination with the breath. You'll start your day feeling focused and revitalized! Plus, each session includes a $2 ticket towards a cup of coffee or pastry from Coffee Connection to give your morning that extra boost!

$12 | Drop in or preregister today.
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Create your own yoga class
with 2 or more of your
friends or family members.
Simply email Paula at paula@yogahappenshere.com to schedule
Email Paula

Yoga Classes
At The YHH Studio


That's right! The YHH Studio will be open for one on one classes! This is a great opportunity to get back into the studio and receive true one on one attention as you develop your yoga practice. 30, 40, and 60 minute sessions are available.

$35 for 30 Minute Session
$45 for 40 Minute Session
$55 for 60 Minute Session
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New Dates Coming Soon!

This FREE class is held on the Pekin Riverfront Pier at 7:00am and is suitable for all levels of experince. Please bring a yoga mat, towel, and water with you.


Visit our Facebook page for last minute schedule changes.

No Scheduled Classes

Available for Private Sessions

10:30 AM
Relaxed & Retired

Relaxed and Retired is the perfect class for seniors or those with an injury or limited mobility.

10:30 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.

10:30 AM
Beginner 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.

12:00 PM
Chair Yoga

Classes start Friday, April 1st, 2022.

9:30 AM
Coffee Class

(All levels - Beginners included)

In these 60 minute classes, we will focus on energetic extensions and powerful yoga movements in coordination with the breath. You'll start your day feeling focused and revitalized! Plus, each session includes a $2 ticket towards a cup of coffee or pastry from Coffee Connection to give your morning that 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 Drop In - $12
  • Coffee Express 5 Classes at $11 per class - $55
  • Drop-in Classes - $15 each
  • 5 Classes at $14 per class - $70
  • 10 Classes at $13 per class - $130

Classes good for 3 months after purchase

Gift Certificates

Looking for the perfect gift idea for family or friends?

  • Classes chosen by gift receiver
  • Good for 1 year from purchase
  • Set your own gift amount
Private Instruction Available
"Create a Class" With Friends or Family.
Beginner and Intermediate Workshops Available as well.

Experience the life changing benefits of Yoga!


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