Shambhala is an intimate, non-competitive, community- and family-oriented yoga & dance center that has served the Prospect Heights community since 2001. Reflecting the depth and diversity of our neighborhood, we welcome people of all backgrounds to come together and, side by side, enjoy the deep benefits of aligning the body, the mind and the breath whether through yoga, belly dancing, samba, salsa, or African dance. We recognize this path to the spirit is different for everyone. Our yoga and dance teachers come from a variety of backgrounds, passionate about their practice and bringing a unique perspective and approach that they share so generously. Our guiding mission is to provide a small oasis of peace and comfort where we join with others from our community to breathe deeply, restore our spirits, and regain the inner clarity and balance to help navigate through and celebrate all facets of this sometimes stormy, sometimes exhilarating but always interesting journey of life. We believe that yoga and dance should be available to all people, regardless of their financial situation, and we offer several community classes on a donation basis. In addition to the Kids and Teens Yoga & Dance Programs, children are always welcome to practice alongside their parent or friend at any of our Beginners/Basics yoga classes, and everyone is welcome to stay after class to enjoy tea and conversation with their fellow practitioners.