Ahimsa Yoga Studio opens, becoming the first yoga studio in Berwyn


Ahimsa Yoga Studio celebrated its grand opening this month, located at 3120 S. Oak Park Avenue within the Depot District, downtown Berwyn. This is Ahimsa Yoga Studio’s second location in the Western Suburbs and the first yoga studio to open here in Berwyn.

Ahimsa Yoga Studio’s emphasis is on teaching traditional alignment based yoga, which incorporates both mind and body wellness for overall health. They offer a variety of classes for all ages and levels – from beginner to the seasoned practitioner. Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word that means “non-harming” and is the inspiration for the name of the studio. It is one of the principals of yoga; living your being while generating positivity and letting go of negative energy.

Founder and co-owner Kelly Merydith discovered the healing and restorative power of yoga in college and quickly knew yoga was the path she should take. After training courses and certifications, Merydith opened Ahimsa Yoga Studio in Oak Park in May 2011.

Four years later, along with her best friend Masin Ouksel, Merydith decided to open a location closer to home for their Oak Park studio members who lived in the Berwyn area. They wanted to share with Berwyn residents the benefits and transformational potential of yoga while providing a beautiful space and supportive environment.

Mal Montoya, Berwyn Development Corporation Board President, remarked “The BDC is proud to welcome Berwyn’s first yoga studio to the Depot District. Now all of Berwyn will have an opportunity to enjoy this great new wellness option.”

Mayor Robert J. Lovero continued, “Congratulations. I understand you have been a successful business owner in another community and we look forward to your success at your new Berwyn location. Welcome to Berwyn!”

Ahimsa Yoga Studio in Berwyn is open seven days a week:
Monday – Thursday 8:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Friday 8:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 7:45  p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Sunday 7:45 a.m. -11:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

To learn more about the Ahimsa Yoga Studio, please visit their website at www.ahimsaoakparkyoga.com/berwyn


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