Welcome to Lifestyles Yoga with Jacquelyn Cotey

Photo Courtesy of Denys Bucksten, Correspondent Tribune Publishing

I'm so glad you stopped by Lifestyles Yoga.

Since you're here I know that we share a common interest in yoga and the benefits it can bring.

I wholeheartedly believe that the practice of yoga enhances numerous aspects of our lives. If you already practice yoga then you're aware that yoga can heal us physically, ground us spiritually and strengthen us within.

If you're thinking about trying yoga for the first time, I encourage you to join a yoga class; you won't be disappointed. 

I have a true passion for yoga & the joy I get sharing it with so many people and impacting so many lives is truly immeasurable.
— Jacquelyn Cotey ~ Lifestyles Yoga

For those of you in the Chicago area I would love it if you would see what Lifestyles Yoga is all about. I offer private yoga lessons for individuals and groups, public group classes and customized workplace wellness programs.

No matter your yoga level, from beginner to advanced, Lifestyles Yoga can meet your needs. I look forward to joining you on your yoga journey.

Namaste - Jacquelyn


How I got started in Yoga

I came to yoga in 1998 after years of athleticism. I had my third child by then and began experiencing back problems. After discovering that I had scoliosis I decided to take yoga to improve my condition and found more than I ever imagined! That was the beginning of my personal journey with yoga.

Yoga Training & Studies

My yoga studies began under Barbara Spietz, a graduate of the Himilayan Institute under Swami Rama. I studied under Barbara for years and developed the foundation for my yoga practice. I have received certification under Suddha Weixler through The Chicago Yoga Center Teacher Training Program.

While continuing my education, I have had the honor to study and practice under many wonderful instructors, including Rod Stryker, founder of Para Yoga; Anna Forrest, John Friend, Manju Pattabhi Jois, Paul Grilley, Cindi Lee, Om Yoga Center in New York, and Aadil Palkhivala..

Yoga for Athletes

My passion for fitness has taken me into the field of yoga for athletes. I have taught yoga classes for the Chicago Bears (see photos & publicity) and have integrated yoga with sports further by completing Yoga for Golfers training with Katherine Roberts in Arizona. 

Teaching Style

My teaching style is a blend of different yoga styles modified to suit the students I am teaching. As a yoga instructor, I emphasize alignment, breath, flexibility, strength, functional mobility and body awareness. From beginners to intermediates, being a part of each student's growth and unfolding is my greatest reward.

Where you can find me teaching yoga

I regularly instruct group yoga classes in Libertyville, Gurnee and Waukegan, IL. In addition, I am available for private yoga lessons throughout the northern suburbs of Chicago including,  Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Northbrook, Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Gurnee and other locations. Please contact me if you're interested in private lessons or would like to form a private group.

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
— Buddha