Chi-Town Shakti

Yoga + Meditation

Chi-Town Shakti is a Shambhava Yoga™ Affiliate Center, part of the extended family of Shambhava Yoga. We are committed to this lineage of yoga and have been given the blessing of Sri Shambhavananda to share these authentic teachings with you. When you connect with us, you are tapping into a reservoir of spiritual energy and a vibrant community of practitioners that can serve you along the path of your growth.

In 2008, a small group of our practitioners, led by husband and wife team, Akaram and Bhakti White, opened the doors of Chi-Town Shakti. The group had dreamed of having their own space to explore this ancient tradition of Yoga in a present practice. Their hard work combined with heart work laid the foundation for a space where the energy just feels special. In 2016, when Bhakti and Akaram relocated to Colorado, dedicated Shambhava Yoga™ practitioners, Aasha Elliott and Elena Tinaglia graciously took the reins and good karmic fortune as owners of Chi-Town Shakti. Aasha and Elena are carrying on the dream of heading a studio where the rich and authentic practices of Shambhava Yoga remain true. The studio stands as a unique gem in the Chicago Yoga community offering a depth of experience that comes from the dedicated practitioners who not only teach, but truly live the practice of Yoga. Come visit us and experience for yourself what our teachers, classes, workshops and events can offer along your Yogic path!
“You need to be able to dive into your own heart and find that place of deep, deep nourishment inside. And then you get happy for no reason . . . just as the sun is up there radiating all the time, whether we see it or we don’t see it, whether it is cloudy or whether it is night time. In the same way, divine consciousness is inside of us radiating all the time . . . The purpose of a spiritual practice is to help you find that divine consciousness within.” -H.H. Rishi Maha Mandaleshwar Sri Shambhavananda