Remember when I got to learn about this summer’s events at 360 Chicago? Well, after that party I got an invite to attend one of the Saturday morning yoga sessions on the 94th floor of the Hancock building.
I fully admit that my morning did not start out very zen-like. I had Lyft issues and then it was clear when I arrived at the Hancock Observatory check-in that I would have to contend with tourists. Something to keep in mind: yoga starts at 9:30 AM. They tell you to get there at least 20 minutes beforehand, but I would recommend you get there right when the observatory opens at 9AM, if not earlier. Either that, or just bust your way to the front of the line like I did!
The views were worth it, though.
We had a perfect weather day, which was quite a bit different from the last time I was there!
I’m not generally a yoga person, but after a hectic morning it was really nice to be forced to meditate and focus on my movements instead of all the other thoughts in my head.
Plus, we didn’t do too many sun salutations and we did my favorite pose: tree pose.
Can you figure out which one is me?
The instructor was lovely, the views were great, and the company was good too (I joined my friend Emily for the morning).
Post-yoga we walked over to Beatrix for brunch followed by doughnuts at Do-Rite. Overall, it was a wonderful morning in a part of the city where I don’t get to spend much time.
Whether or not you’re into yoga, I still recommend you try this out. It’s every Saturday from now until September and costs $25, which includes general admission to the observation deck for as long as you want (normally $10.25 for Chicago residents or $20.50 for non-residents). You do need to bring your own mat and I hope they work out the timing for arrivals of regular guests and yoga class attendees, but it’s still worth it on a beautiful Chicago day.
Note: I was not asked or paid to write about this, but I was given a complimentary entry to 360 Sky Yoga.