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About Kira Maar

For more than 15 years of practice, I have learned that yoga is much more than just a physical exercise.  It is a practice of compassionate discipline, breath, meditation, energy work, as well as asana. The practice of yoga is to unite all the parts of our body, mind and spirit in order to create in our lives balance, stability and peacefulness.  In my yoga classes and in our private sessions you will experience a unique blend of strong alignment based asana practice, mindful meditation, Kira’s Bliss essential oils, and pranayama. The meditation you will experience in all my classes allows you to become more aware of exactly who you are, and your truth in every moment. Through meditation practice, I will help you hone an ability to be present in life no matter how challenging.

My classes will connect your practice on the mat to your life. Yoga practice, to be effective, does not start and finish on our mats, but is part of everything we do, and everything we are.  Therefore, you will often find meaningful friendships and human connections being formed in classes. 


A posture developed in performing hatha yoga.


The regulation of the breath through certain techniques and exercises.

"Kira is an exceptionally gifted teacher and mentor, and I always leave her classes feeling like I've consciously worked and enlightened my body. I adore her, especially her off-beat sense of humor. What is most impressive is her attention to alignment and physiology. A lot of yoga classes leave me feeling I've gone through the motions--and often, too many of the same motions. Kira is always inventive, curious, and nimble with her intelligence. She is an inspiration and a gift!" - Claudia S.

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Special Events & Workshops

January | February 

Girl Yoga Series with Kira Maar
Wednesday's, Jan 17th-Feb 14th 4-5pm
Yogaview, Wilmette

Intro to Yoga Series
Sunday's, Feb 4th-25th 1:45-3pm
Yogaview, Wilmette

Candlelight Restorative Yoga & Essential Oils
Friday, Feb 9th 6-7:30pm
Shri Yoga Center

Restore & Release
Friday, Feb 23rd 6:30-8:30pm
Yogaview, Wilmette

Shedding the Weight: An EFT & Yoga Workshop
Saturday, Feb 24th 3-5pm
Evolution Yoga

Restorative Intensive
Saturday's, April 7th-28th 10:30-12:30pm
Yogaview, Wilmette

Meditation Means Business
Explore the benefits of meditation at your next meeting. Kira will tailor her inspirational talk to fit your agenda.  Contact Kira for more information.




Kira's Bliss Oils

Therapeutic oils have for centuries aided, grounded, and uplifted us in our travels through life. Humans have manipulated fragrance to affect our emotions and explored their medicinal use. Find balance, serenity and lift through Kira's oil blends, now available to buy online.