Jonathan Villacres  Founder | Instructor | Word Wizard  Chicago native, Jonathan began practicing yoga after a string of injuries, hindered him from accomplishing his then goal; to complete an Ironman Triathlon.   "I've always had a strong connection with myself physically, but I was looking for something deeper. Something to help me deal with my emotions and self worth, constructively. "  In February 2014, after a year of physical practice and emotional growth, Jonathan began teaching his fellow Chicagoans and even studied Ashtanga yoga from Shaman in the mountains of Riobamba, Ecuador.  Jonathan's classes are empowering, community building and fun with the intention to help people develop the physical tools necessary in order to help build emotional strength on and off the mat.

Jonathan Villacres Founder | Instructor | Word Wizard

Chicago native, Jonathan began practicing yoga after a string of injuries, hindered him from accomplishing his then goal; to complete an Ironman Triathlon.

"I've always had a strong connection with myself physically, but I was looking for something deeper. Something to help me deal with my emotions and self worth, constructively."

In February 2014, after a year of physical practice and emotional growth, Jonathan began teaching his fellow Chicagoans and even studied Ashtanga yoga from Shaman in the mountains of Riobamba, Ecuador.

Jonathan's classes are empowering, community building and fun with the intention to help people develop the physical tools necessary in order to help build emotional strength on and off the mat.

Brian Butler  CEO | Photography | Social Media  Jonathan, who happens to be my cousin, reached out to me about an idea he had. “What do you think about yoga, ON THE BEACH?” I thought it was a great idea which no one else was doing. Months later Yoga On The Beach Chicago was created.

Brian Butler CEO | Photography | Social Media

Jonathan, who happens to be my cousin, reached out to me about an idea he had. “What do you think about yoga, ON THE BEACH?” I thought it was a great idea which no one else was doing. Months later Yoga On The Beach Chicago was created.