Archive for May 8th, 2010

By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

I’ve been practicing yoga on and off for about  20 years now. I’ve been appreciating art since my brother drew his first crayon drawing and my mom hung it on the fridge. With great delight I found out today that one woman is now mixing art and yoga–just a block from my office! After 22 years in the art gallery business Melanee Cooper Gallery will be transforming its space into a yoga studio at the same location. The new yoga studio, Yoga House, will offer free yoga during Art Chicago for gallerists and artists.

From Gallery Owner to Yoga Teacher

Photo: Brendan Lester

Melanee Cooper received her BA from the University of Michigan in 1984. Opening her first gallery at the age of twenty-six, she has exhibited and represented hundreds of contemporary artists, which contribute to her experience and fascination with the surface, texture and process of the artwork. After twenty years in the art business working with collectors, art professionals and artists, the gallery’s focus is to educate and provide outstanding personal client service. According to an article about Yoga House in Time Out Chicago, Melanee received her teachers training certification in yoga at the Nosara Yoga institute in Costa Rica.

Her new yoga studio offers classes in hatha yoga, vinyasa flow yoga and restorative yoga. And artwork will still be features on the walls of the studio!


First class with YOGA HOUSE – complimentary

class: $17.00

class packages:
5x – $65 (one free class)
10x – $140 (two free classes)
20x – $285 (three free classes)

Lunchtime yoga – one hour – $12.00

Class packages are non-refundable.

Class schedule here.

Yoga House's New Home!

Melanee Cooper / Yoga House

740 N. Franklin (60654)
Tel 312-202-9305


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