Founded by sisters Natalie and Andrea Pavela, Yoga+ events bring together the transformation and discovery of yoga practice and urban living. Yoga+ takes the traditional practice out of the classroom and into different corners of Chicago - including concert halls, restaurants, private dining rooms, co-working spaces, photography studios, salons, retail stores, private artist studios, breweries and distilleries.
Natalie and Andrea have hosted and produced over 30 different workshops, collaborating with a diverse slate of makers, brands, artists, and chefs. Brands such as Anthropologie, Soho House and Under Armour have sought out Yoga+ to curate one-of-a-kind experiences for their customers, members, or clients.
While no workshops are in the works at this time, the sisters look forward to the opportunity to collaborate again in the future.
Ampersand Pop-Up & Test Kitchen | Anthropologie | Argaman & Defiance | Brique Chicago | Broken Tart | Caketacular | CHC - Chelli Harms Collection | Chef Charles Welch | Clyde's Rebirth | Farmer's Fridge | Feast Fine Art & Calligraphy | Goddess & Grocer | Greenhouse Loft | Harvest Juicery | Heritage Bicycles General Store | Heritage Littles | Jules Vance | Larkspur | Lovely: A Bake Shop | Mane Salon | Mixologist Julia Gordon of Lost Lake | Mixologist Micah Melton of The Aviary | Nourishing Notes & Letterform Studio | Owen + Alchemy | Penrose Brewery | Pint | Protein Bar | Punch House | Rational Park | Remix by Giselle Wasfie | Rhine Hall | Sepia | Seven Sundays | Soho House Chicago | Space by Doejo | Sprout Home | Starting Smart Wellness | Suminagashi Artist Pam Martinez | Thalia Hall | The Collective Madison | The Guest Room by Antique Taco | The Lynn Sage Foundation | The Winchester | Tiffany Wong Music & Art | Trunk Club | Under Armour Connected Fitness | Workshop Chicago
Special thank you to our photography partners for capturing the yoga+ experience through your lens!
Carolina Mariana Rodriguez | Eva Deitch | John Philp | Jaclyn Simpson | Dev Photography | Rachel Brown Kulp | A Little Photo Studio | Jennifer Claire Photography | Dolly Ave
How Two Sisters Are Changing The Way We Namaste | Refinery 29
Thompson Hotel Chicago Influencers X Natalie & Andrea Pavela | Thompson Hotels Upper Stories Blog
Grown Up Gigs Podcast Interview with Michelle Ward | When I Grow Up Coach: Grown Up Gigs
Meet Natalie & Andrea: Practicing Yoga and Building Community in Chicago | People with Panache
Yoga+ Comes to Chicago | Forth Chicago
Yoga+ Party | Cedar & Rush
Wellness Week: Yoga+ Harvest Juicery | Chritiques
Jessica Murnane's personal health story led her to a plant-based diet that changed her life for the better and she never looked back. With her popular website, podcast, and book, Jessica is on a mission to help others be their happiest and healthiest selves. Another way Jessica spreads the good news about plant-based eating is through her unique For Reals Meals dining series. Jessica partners with hosts that don't already subscribe to a plant-based diet and challenges them to cook an entirely plant-based meal for strangers! Natalie and her sister Andrea were honored when Yoga+ was invited to host, and jumped at the opportunity to gather together some rad boss ladies whom they had admired and followed from afar. Jessica graciously hosted the group for yoga and a communal meal at her cool Gold Coast apartment. The Tuesday afternoon meal stretched into the evening hours and by the time goodbyes were exchanged, true friendships and bonds had been formed. Plus, everyone was pretty impressed with how delicious the plant-based recipes had turned out.