What to Expect
January 2018 Center Seven was established in a spacious studio in Oak Park with sunset facing windows. Our programming is thoughtfully designed with a handful of options for you to choose from. We strive to cultivate an environment that is both informative and experiential. For class and program details please explore Center Seven services and visit Oak Park Wellness Collective for additional well-being resources.
What to Expect
NEW STUDENTS: Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for registration, waivers and payment before your first class. At each visit please sign in, leave your shoes in designated area, and take all other personal belongings into the studio. Please wear clean shoes for fitness classes.
LATE ARRIVALS: Important information is often shared within the first 5-10 minutes of every class and we intend to begin promptly at scheduled times. Our front doors are locked when classes begin and teachers may be unavailable to open the doors, may choose not to accept late arrivals. Late arrivals may cause unreasonable disruption to the class or pose a safety concern if discussion or activities have already begun. In addition, if our teachers are teaching they will not be able to check you in. Please be courteous by arriving on time to check in and set up before class starts. We do not offer refunds for late arrivals.
WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a full bottle of water, yoga mat and props, and a small clean towel to all classes. Personal towels may be used under the head or face, over shared props such as bolsters and blankets, or to wipe down hands and feet. We have a small selection of mats to share but for everyone's health we strongly encourage you to bring your own yoga equipment (mat, blocks, bolsters, blanket) and a mat for fitness classes. Please clean the borrowed mat after class and let it sit to dry. Our teachers will roll them up and put them away for you once they are aired out.
WHAT TO WEAR: For all classes, please wear clothes that allows you to move freely and dynamically. We have practice belts to share with you in belly dance classes, and our yoga classes can get warm but they are not hot yoga classes. You may find layers appropriate for any class. Shoes may be worn in the studio for fitness classes.
SHARED SPACE: Center Seven shares a building with independent health practitioners who may be offering sessions in studio adjacent offices during Center Seven programming. Please be mindful when entering, keeping voices low with respect to fellow practitioners and their clients.
Who We Are
Our Mission is to foster informed yoga practices and fitness rituals for restoration, resilience and longevity
Our Vision is to inspire personal commitments to health through experience, education and a thriving community.
We Offer fitness, belly dance and yoga classes, personal training and private lessons to adults of all ages.
Our Teachers are committed to teach a variety of formats with reverence for the intentions, principles and lineage of each.