I Can’t: Yoga

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"I can't _______."

"Yes you can."


(hand up) "Nope. You can."

I Can't: Yoga is part of Mac & Cheese Productions' I Can't series, where adults state they're unable to do something, they try it with a bunch of other adults who also "can't," and everyone proves themselves wrong and not only does the thing, but enjoys it and says, "That wasn't so bad. In fact, kinda fun. Good for me! What's next?!"

Have you never done yoga because:

  • you don't want to look foolish

  • you're chunky*

  • you don't think it's a workout

  • you're not flexible

  • you don't have upper body - core - lower body - any strength

  • you don't have any lululemon clothes

  • you have no idea what chatarunga is

  • you're not a yogi

  • you've never done yoga

I Can't: Yoga is for you.

If you've been curious. If you think it'll be too easy. If you think it'll be too hard. If you want to try something new. If you've heard of yoga's benefits like deeper sleep, a calm mind, better posture, minimized chronic pain, and increased strength, and you'd like that for yourself. If you want to be in an environment where you can't do anything wrong and everyone's "I'll try it..." attitude is infectious. If you're tired of giving a sh*t what other people think (spoiler: NO ONE is looking at or thinking about you -- we're all narcissistic beings, wrapped up in our ownness).

If you're looking to meet new people in a non-network'y, non-Barleycorn type of way. If you like reflective discussion. If you like weaving of individual work and group work that results in lightbulb moments and "these are my people" sentiments. If gel pens and gluesticks are your jam. If you're here and you'd rather be there but something is keeping you here and not there.

*Co-Facilitator Saya is chunky too and she loves Bradshaw's yoga. If she can do it, you can do it.

The Richard Simmons of Yoga + Accessbile Oprah = a delightful, inspiring, feel good experience


  • 60 minute non-yogi-friendly yoga

  • 75 minute personal growth workshop, Fear: What Stops Us and How & Why We Push Through


  • Yoga mat (if you don't have a mat and don't want to buy one, you can bring a large-sized body towel)

  • Small towel (optional; for sweat-wiping)

  • Snacks (optional; you can munch during the workshop)

  • Libations (optional; you can sip during the workshop -- wheatgrass or wine, no judgment here)

  • Change of clothes (optional; if you think you'll want to change post-yoga)


  • What if I've done yoga before? Cool, cool. Feel free to come if this event speaks to you. Just recognize that the class will be geared towards beginners/first-timers.

  • Can I come just for the yoga or the workshop? It's all or nothing, sister.

  • What if there's a pose I really can't do? You'll be just like Saya, taking a child's pose/sitting back on your knees, which is absolutely fine. Push yourself when you're feeling it, pull back when you're not.


Bradshaw Wish has taught yoga full-time since 2012 in downtown Chicago and teaches nationally and internationally for workshops and private events. His yoga classes can be described in one word: LAUGHTER. His focus is on creating connection with his students through breath and flow, and most importantly humor. He's lovingly known as the Richard Simmons of yoga and wears that badge with honor. Beyoncé is his spirit animal and often channels her in classes through music and his own inner diva. Bradshaw's goal in teaching is to help you channel YOUR inner diva whoever she or he might be. In an accepting safe yoga environment, you can laugh love and grow together; he dedicates himself to creating that space in every class he teaches.

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bradshawwishyoga

Saya Hillman is an Evanston, Illinois native, Boston College graduate, and Chicago resident. Since 2004, when she was fired, she’s been blissfully self-employed. Her lifestyle business, Mac & Cheese Productions℠, creates and curates experiences that encourage individuals and groups to embrace a Life of Yes℠ — positivity, self-efficacy, playfulness, & community. Mac & Cheese supports individuals in finding fulfillment and groups in creating a positive culture. Think adult summer camp. Saya was one of Brazen Careerist’s Top Twenty Young Professionals to Watch, has been featured in ForbesSELF, and the New York Times, and is a TEDx speaker. She’s married to someone she met at one of her own events and they pulled off an almost 100% bartered wedding, as featured in the Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post. She's built a career, neigh a life out of embracing fear and her suckage, and loves nothing more than getting others to follow suit.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/macncheeseproductions☆ Instragram: http://instagram.com/sayahillman ☆ Twitter:https://twitter.com/sayahillman

What to Bring

Yoga mat or full sized towel

Minimum age

All ages welcome

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A TEDx speaker and one of Brazen Careerist' s Top Twenty Young Professionals to Watch, Saya has discovered how to turn her love of creating community, challenging herself and those around her, and enjoying life to its fullest into her “job.” Via her company Mac & Cheese Productions℠, she helps others (and herself) live a Life of Yes℠. Saya is from Evanston, went to Boston College, and resides in Chicago.

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