Offering a variety of classes that focus on the teachings of yoga and Vedanta (for lotus-flower newbies, Vedanta is an ancient Indian philosophy that stresses the oneness of existence), the spiritual spot has had Chicago channeling peace for more than 30 years. A daily drop-in schedule allows the stressed to unwind with beginner, intermediate and advanced yoga classes $10 a session. If mat practice works up an appetite, participate in the Center's twice-weekly dinners, only $8 per veggie-laden plate.
When wintery blizzards start to freeze out your aura (or the summer sun scorches it), pop into the center for a course on positive thinking. For $65 ($50 for members) you can treat your sour state of mind to four weekly sessions that give you the tools to make mental lemonade: The class teaches students to use positive thinking to mold a destiny of joy, success and peace.
Centerstage Reviewer: Jennifer Berg