What is Amara?

Amara Yoga & Arts is a yoga studio and art gallery serving the Champaign-Urbana area. We offer daily drop-in yoga classes in a variety of styles, workshops, teacher training, and retreats. Our goal is to make people feel welcome and comfortable and to share the practice of yoga with every person who joins us. Our beautiful studio with two separate practice spaces is the perfect place to take time out and care for yourself with a cup of tea and some yoga. 


Our Name

Amara is the English nickname for the flower name Amaranth, meaning “unfading” or “immortal".  In Greek mythology, the flower Amaranth grew on Mount Olympus, where it never died. We named our studio gallery after this flower to reflect our belief that both art and yoga help keep us vital in mind, body, and spirit.