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Jai Yoga Studio provides a serene environment for you to find your path in developing the next level in your yoga practice. The staff at Jai Yoga Studio prides itself on offering you high quality instruction with certified teachers. With small class sizes and a variety of classes, you will receive guided instruction with gentle feedback. You will learn proper alignment and be challenged to maximize your overall wellness. The private studio is free of distractions that you find in a park district facility or fitness center. If you are seeking a comfortable place to be yourself while working toward your potential, Jai Yoga Studio provides a supportive and safe community of learners. Equipped with many restorative props, and a variety of classes ranging from restorative to challenging, you will find the path you are looking for on your journey to better health in mind, body, and spirit. We recommend to dress comfortably.

Select a monthly package that gives you the option to come to different classes as you work toward becoming your best self. Get started by signing up for your personal account today.

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New to Yoga

Have you been curious to find out if yoga is a good fit for you? No matter what your fitness goals are, practicing yoga will help you on your wellness journey. At Jai Yoga, you will learn the basics to increase in your flexibility, strength, balance and coordination. Your instructor will guide you to link your movements to the breath. Instructors use verbal prompts and demonstrations to help you become familiar with the terms and poses as you become more self aware. Yoga can easily be adapted to suit your comfort and range of motion so you can experience immediate and lifelong benefits. Take that first step on your path by registering.

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Benefits of Yoga


  • Stable autonomic nervous system equilibrium

  • Stress reduction

  • Pulse rate decreases

  • Respiratory rate decreases

  • Blood Pressure decreases (of special significance for hyporeactors)

  • Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) increases

  • EEG - alpha waves increase (theta, delta, and beta waves also increase during various stages of meditation)

  • EMG activity decreases

  • Cardiovascular efficiency increases

  • Respiratory efficiency increases

  • Gastrointestinal function normalizes

  • Endocrine function normalizes

  • Excretory functions improve

  • Musculoskeletal flexibility and joint range of motion increase

  • Breath-holding time increases

  • Joint range of motion increase

  • Grip strength increases

  • Eye-hand coordination improves

  • Dexterity skills improve

  • Reaction time improves

  • Posture improves

  • Strength and resiliency increase

  • Endurance increases

  • Energy level increases

  • Weight normalizes

  • Sleep improves

  • Immunity increases

  • Pain decreases

  • Steadiness improves

  • Depth perception improves

  • Balance improves

  • Integrated functioning of body parts improves


  • Stable autonomic nervous system equilibrium

  • Somatic and kinesthetic awareness increase

  • Mood improves and subjective well-being increases

  • Self-acceptance and self-actualization increase

  • Social adjustment increases

  • Anxiety and Depression decrease

  • Hostility decreases

  • Concentration improves

  • Memory improves

  • Attention improves

  • Learning efficiency improves

  • Mood improves

  • Self-actualization increase

  • Social skills increases

  • Well-being increases

  • Somatic and kinesthetic awareness increase

  • Self-acceptance increase

  • Focus and Attention improve

  • Production and Concentration improve

  • Memory improves

  • Learning efficiency improves

  • Symbol coding improves

  • Depth perception improves

  • Flicker fusion frequency improves


  • Glucose decreases

  • Sodium decreases

  • Total cholesterol decreases

  • Triglycerides decrease

  • HDL cholesterol increases

  • LDL cholesterol decreases

  • VLDL cholesterol decreases

  • Cholinesterase increases

  • Catecholamines decrease

  • ATPase increases

  • Hematocrit increases

  • Hemoglobin increases

  • Lymphocyte count increases

  • Total white blood cell count decreases

  • Thyroxin increases

  • Vitamin C increases

  • Total serum protein increases


John Sisson
Owner / Instructor

John was first introduced to yoga in 1998 with a Power Yoga for Beginners DVD. He was hooked and so began his yoga journey. Initially, John was drawn to the physical fitness aspect, but eventually began to appreciate the fluidity of the movement, challenging himself as he progressed. His body and life evolved into a holistic approach and a more peaceful and fulfilling life. Through yoga, John learned how to combine breath with movement, build strength with flexibility, develop a centered and focused mind, better control reactions to events, and to enjoy the beauty of nature.

John attained his RYT-200 certification in 2008 through Blue Sun Yoga with Wendy Dahl and completed his E-RYT-200 requirements in 2011. Currently, he is working towards his RYT-500 certification. John utilizes a Hatha and Vinyasa Flow style in his yoga classes, applying the universal principles of alignment and while reflecting the philosophies of Krishnamacharya, nurturing a physical, emotional, and spiritual supportive environment to all.

John decided to open JAI Yoga Studio to offer more therapeutic options to the northwest suburbs.

  • "John and Jai Yoga Studio classes have helped me to find new level of well-being. I enjoy the strength, flexibility, and balance classes with JAI Yoga Studio have given me."
    Susan Marie
  • "...assume the viewpoint of the novice and present the material in a way where I feel like I am making progress. John, at JAI Yoga Studio, is also a good listener allowing clear communication on my level. John is very patient, and JAI Yoga Studio classes make it fun to practice."
    Jim Meyer
  • "... positive encouragement. Additionally, John, from JAI Yoga Studio clear instruction and detailed explanation of the poses has greatly helped my practice. I think I am finally doing (most of) the poses correctly. My energy, strength and flexibility have greatly improved ..."
    Michele Phillips
  • "... classes at JAI Yoga Studio are both challenging and flexible so that people at any level of physical ability or experience with yoga can grow. ... improve my workouts, handle stress better, and generally move towards more complete health. John, at JAI Yoga Studio, is skilled in working with students with injuries..."
    Amy Roberts

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"We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give"- Winston Churchill

JAI Yoga Studio is proud to support PATH as a donation center.

PATH is an organization dedicated to empowering people in need. Providing food, clothing, and other basic needs for families in crisis carries out this mission. A variety of programs for underprivileged children are also supported. PATH's ultimate goal is to transform lives by connecting those who need them with vital community resources in the Greater Palatine Area.

All donations can be dropped off during any scheduled classes or can be arranged by calling the studio. Checks made payable to "PATH-Palatine Assisting Through Hope". Donations will be kept anonymous unless requested otherwise. Or Donate with button below.

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