Directions & Parking
1.) The #72 North Ave bus drops students off steps in front of out beach hut during the 10 am and 6:30 pm classes. However at 6 am, the bus only goes to the North and Lasalle Terminal.
2.) Take Bus#152 to Stockton & Lasalle.
1.) Take Lasalle towards the Lakeshore Drive On-ramp, once you get to the beach we are right in front of the bus circle.
2.) We are located between the North Ave underpass and the pedestrian bridge that is north of North Ave, take either and walk towards Castaways on the lakefront path.
Paid Parking Options.
1.) There is a PAY lot steps away from us that costs $18 for two hours; however, it is often full during evening classes.
2.) There is also a parking lot near the zoo that is slightly cheaper.
3.)There is meter parking on Clark St, which is about a 10 minute walk from the beach.
Free Parking Options. Finding free parking can be tricky, but is not impossible- just give yourself extra time.
1.) There is free street parking two blocks west on Stockton near the Lincoln Park Zoo (5-10 min walk).
2.) There is free parking in the neighborhood that is south of North Ave and East of Clark Street, near the North Ave underpass (5-15 min walk). Most of this area is zoned for residential permits (no parking 6pm-6am) and schools (no parking 7 am-4pm), so read the signs to avoid tickets. Note, it is much faster to walk through the park towards where Lasalle and Lake Shore Drive Meet a the North Ave Beach bus circle and parking lot.
3.) Most of Lasalle has free parking, just watch out for rush hour restriction signs (10-15 min walk).
Weather & Cancelation Policy
Classes will be canceled if the temperature is below 60º or above 95º degrees, it is raining or there are extreme winds (>15 mph). If class is canceled it will be posted on our schedule page & Facebook page, 75 min prior to class.
Children and Teens may attend class, as long as they are old enough and mature enough to participate in the class without being disruptive to other clients.
Mat Rentals & Bag Check
Mats. We suggest using a mat or a beach towel. For those that do not wish to lug their mat to the beach or get their favorite mat all sandy, we provide organic rental mats for for $2.
Bag Check. Students are welcome to leave purses/backpacks/cell phones in our secured beach hut during class.
Class Package Polices
Class packages and memberships are only valid for the season they are activated. Packages and Memberships may be gifted, but may not be transferred or shared.
New Student Information
Please pre-register in our system ahead of time. After your first time, there is no need to register for particular classes ahead of time.
Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to assure that we can get everyone checked in for a timely start.