YOGA & MEDITATION CLASSES
Yoga, Meditation & Mental Health!
Astute Counseling & Wellness Services is the FIRST to incorporate therapy and mindfulness practices into their overall vision of wellness and mental health. View our class descriptions, browse schedules, and take advantage of our limited time offers!
Meet our Meditation, Mindfulness and Yoga Experts.
Jaci McCarty is both a Certified Yoga Teacher with advanced training and a Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher serving Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. With over ten years of experience working with students/patients in many different settings, including private, mental health and addictions, and corporations of all sizes, Jaci has discovered a unique method that encourages safety and ease. By empowering people to manage their own stress response and be deeply aware, Jaci ensures mindful living and meditation become a part of each person’s peaceful inner life. Instructor at Northwestern Medicine CDH in Behavioral Health and Addictions Certifications Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT) with over 200 hours of training Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher (CMMT), with over 200 hours of training Trauma Sensitive Training Mind/Body and Stress Management Expert
Emma Weissburg's yoga journey began on the beautiful island of O'ahu, Hawai'i, where she completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and 50-hour Yoga Sculpt Training, immersing herself in the wisdom this ancient discipline offers the modern world. Emma is currently deepening her self-study, or svādhyāya, through a 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. Emma's approach to yoga extends beyond the physical aspects, as she incorporates yogic philosophy and mindfulness for mental health into her classes and workshops, encouraging students to release attachment to expectations, desires, and outcomes. With a warm and empowering presence, she creates a safe space for her students to listen to their bodies, move authentically, and ground down for a more profound sense of letting go and liberation. Emma’s classes are accessible to practitioners of all experience backgrounds. Certifications Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT) with over 200 hours of training 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (in progress) 50-hour Yoga Sculpt Training Trauma Sensitive Training Mind/Body and Stress Management Expert
Madeleine is a professional private yoga instructor and essential oil educator based in Roscoe Village. In her free time, Madeleine is a runner, nature- lover and avid collector of houseplants. Madeleine’s journey as a wellness advocate began with meditating and practicing yoga to support her own mental health. While getting certified to teach yoga, she was introduced to essential oils by a fellow teacher. Captivated by the way using high-quality essential oils in yoga enriched her experience, she began to share oils with her students. Madeleine now uses essential oils to support her wellbeing on and off of the yoga mat, and educates others about how to do the same.
Laura McElroy Bentley
After practicing yoga for many years, Laura was led to teaching by a desire to share her love of mindful movement with others. She earned her 200 hour teaching certification at Zen Yoga Garage and completed the ZYG Group Apprenticeship Program. As a yoga instructor, Laura gives students the space and opportunity to let go of preconceptions about the “perfect” pose. By guiding students to follow their breath and focus on sensation, Laura encourages students to practice observing their thoughts to build mindfulness on and off the mat.