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NEXT yoga Cranks It Up with 2nd Annual ROOT TO RISE YOGA FEST

From The Chicago Tribune, Monday, June 12, 2017

On Sunday, July 30 NEXT yoga and Sound Off are hosting the yoga festival of the summer! Everyone is invited to bask in the glory of the beautiful Morton Arboretum gardens and experience yoga like never before.

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Mother–Daughter Team Open NEXT yoga in Elmhurst

From Wheaton Patch, Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Elmhurst location marks second studio for the pair.

Debbie Russo and her daughter Lauren Duncan are passionate about yoga.

“Yoga is for everybody,” says Russo. “Every person can benefit from practicing yoga: all ages, sizes and lifestyles benefit from its physical, mental and healing power.” Both Russo and Duncan credit their yoga practice for keeping their own serious health conditions at bay.

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NEXT yoga is proud to announce Jackie Santacaterina as Studio Manager

From The Chicago Tribune, Thursday, September 24, 2015

Former professional soccer player, Jackie Santacaterina of Geneva, IL, could teach us all a bit about ambition. After her four year “mark” playing soccer at the University of Illinois, Champaign, she turned pro right out of college. As an intense physical athlete she became accustomed to taking her body to extreme limits. Getting injured on the field daily was the norm. She practiced yoga to help her body recover between matches.
After retiring from her professional soccer career in the fall of 2014, yoga went from a method of in-season recovery to a practice she craved daily. A tough competitor at heart, Santacaterina, shared that she loves the strength, discipline, and focus yoga requires. Despite previously spending hours in the gym or on a field, she has never felt stronger both physically and mentally. She said, “I love how yoga is challenging, yet so rejuvenating all at once.”

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Spartans Score Big with Yoga

By Laura Pellicane, Daily Herald, Thursday, August 20, 2015

St. Francis High School’s Head Varsity Basketball Coach, Erin Dwyer, laid down a challenge for his players this summer. He wanted them to understand the difference between just “bench press” strength and what he calls “functional” strength. They would learn this through practicing yoga.

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Yoga for cyclists can take the pain out of pedaling

By Kay Manning, Chicago Tribune, Monday, August 10, 2015

Keeping a bicycle balanced and rolling puts stress and strain on the body that riders can prepare for, and recover from, with the right exercises.

As more people use bikes to commute, to exercise and to socialize, they may find themselves with aches and pains that were considered par for the course when riding was occasional but can nag and discourage when it’s counted on as transportation or recreation.

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