About Us

Our mission is to teach students of all abilities, ages and conditions to create positive change, body, mind, soul in a welcoming and supportive space. We start with the spine. 

We teach a therapeutic hot yoga class using beginner-friendly movements that are both accessible and challenging. We also offer livestream classes, vinyasa classes and intermediate-level classes.


We are a small, family-owned yoga school in the vibrant Andersonville/Edgewater neighborhood. At Be Yoga Andersonville, we pride ourselves in giving you the most friendly and welcoming environment to learn yoga. All of our teachers have done intensive training to teach the 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises of the original hot yoga in the heat. In addition, we spend extensive time developing our teachers so that they are able to give you the best instruction possible, no matter what is going on in your body. 


We invite students of all levels to come by and give us a visit! We have a great introductory offer for first-time students at $38 for 30 days. Come as much as you can during that time, and you may find yourself hooked, just like us!


If you have questions about practicing with injuries, please email us at Info@HotYogaChicago.com


Bikram yoga improves muscle strength, flexibility, increases circulation and detoxfication, and can regulate your endocrine system, lymphatic system and digestive system with regular practice. This yoga works your entire person, inside out, bones to skin. We encourage you to join us and see for yourself how you can feel different.


All you need to practice yoga is a spine, and it doesn't even have to be a good one! So come on in and see for yourself how much joy it gives us to teach and practice yoga with you!


We welcome people of any race, ethnicity, size, fitness level, gender identity or expression, nationality, sexual orientation, ability level, religion, culture, subculture, political opinion, identity, and self-identification. ALL ARE WELCOME here!



Cat Levine

Yoga changed Cat's life over and over again since her first class over 15 years ago. Her primary goal is to teach her yoga students to create strong connections to who they are in a fun and supportive environment. She has a strong focus on diversity and inclusive teaching. She teaches with joy and warmth.

Featured twice in ESPN Yoga, Cat is a coach and athlete for USA Yoga and has been state champion for several years. In  2019, she ranked 5th nationally.

Marita Harlton

Marita helps Cat manage the yoga school and is in charge of the Work Study program at BYA that helps us trade heavily discounted yoga for shifted work. Please email Marita for more information about this program: Marita.bya@gmail.com

Marita is a home-grown teacher who began her practice here. She worked behind the desk for a long time. Cat pestered her to go to teacher training until she did 6 years ago. She teaches with warmth and kindness.

Aura D.

Aura took her first Bikram Yoga class in the winter of 2008.

She was expecting to find just another form of exercise. And in the beginning that's what it seemed to be - learning the postures, getting more flexible, improving endurance and learning to breathe calmly.


Before she realized it, she was applying breathing techniques outside of the yoga room as well. To be present and able to deal with difficulties, one needs to start paying attention to the breath. She began to practice yoga in life.

More teachers to come...

Contact Us

Be Yoga Andersonville

5715 N Clark St, Chicago, Il, 60660

Tel: 773-907-0291

Email: info@hotyogachicago.com

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Our mission is to teach students of all abilities, ages and conditions to create positive change, body, mind, soul in a welcoming and supportive space. We start with the spine. 

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