Meet Buena Park Neighbor Cindy Huston

Meet Cindy Huston who is a Chicago Northside resident of 14 years and owner of the Uptown/Buena Park studio and spa, Yoga Body Elements, 4007 N. Broadway #202, Chicago, IL 60613. Cindy has 20+ years of teaching, choreography and sharing body wellness practices for ages 3 years to adult and primarily teaches Bhakti Vinyasa, Restorative Yoga, massage, Reiki, and approved continuing education courses. Cindy has a guided yoga CD available called Restorative Yoga with Cindy Huston.

Her yoga classes are focused on balancing the physical and energetic body while embodying bhakti “heart centered” focus. She has been on staff and a presenting artist with Bhakti Fest Yoga and Kirtan Festival and Midwest Yoga and Kirtan Festival. Cindy’s first trip to India was on a 2014 Bhakti Yatra tour Rishikesh, Vrindavan, Govardhan and Mumbai. During this tour through India, Cindy was inspired to create the Chicago Hula Hoop Festival after gifting students at the Food for Life School in Vrindavan with their first ever hula hoop. The excitement from both the teachers and students was through the roof. Cindy decided that she would like to support Food for Life and donate a portion of the festival’s proceeds to the school.

Born in Iowa Cindy’s previous life was as a dancer, and her choreography has appeared throughout the region. After receiving a BA in Dance from the University of Iowa she accepted the position as Lead Adjunct Dance Instructor at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In May, 2004 Cindy moved to Chicago to further her career in dance performance. Performance credits include: Sarasota Opera House, Walt Disney World, MidTangent Productions, Culture Shock Chicago, Weave Soundpainting Orchestra, Perceptual Motion Inc., Subtext Dance “Playing in Traffic” project, Fire for Higher Professional Fire Artists and dancing back up for solo vocal artists, just to name a few.

Yoga Body Elements opened in the Uptown/Buena Park neighborhood in 2016. Since moving to Chicago in 2004 the Uptown neighborhood has always been a draw for the YBE studio and spa owner, Cindy Huston. One of the main reasons for choosing Uptown was its diverse neighborhood and being a 10 minute walk to Lake Michigan. The Buena Park Peace Garden is another favorite spot to gather for yoga and hula hooping. Over the past 2.5 years Yoga Body Elements has participated in charities, including Sole Hope Shoe Cutting, Sandwiches for the Streets, Free the Girls, and this year the Heartland Healthcare Toy Drive. We love being active members with Buena Park Neighbors, The Chamber for Uptown, Lakeview East Chamber and the Chicago Market. Yoga Body Elements chooses a full body approach to wellness. We invite you to visit Yoga Body Elements for our introductory special of 2 weeks of unlimited yoga classes for $25 and 30 percent off your first yoga private lesson, massage, or Reiki session. We look forward to continue building our relationship with neighborhood, and meeting you! – Facebook: Yoga Body Elements studio – Instagram: @yogabodyelements – 773-484-8443


Author: bikeuptown46

I am currently the Communications Director for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters which represents 33,000 union men and women in three states who swing a hammer for a living. I publsih a magazine, a couple of email newsletters and two websites. I also do videos, webinars, advertisng and public relations. As an avid cyclist I ride a three-wheeled trike 5 to 6 days per week 52 weeks per year which adds up to between 5,000 and 6,000 miles year-round, including daily commutes along Chicago's lakefront ... polar vortexes included. I have never missed a day of work because of Chicago's weather. I am an activist who serves humanitarian and political causes: To advocate for the Sudanese in Illinois who have fled Southern Sudan and Darfur is one of my most rewarding experiences. I work with my son Sean on Sudan presentations at churches and community groups with my Sudanese friends on the problems facing them in Darfur, South Sudan and the United States. My son Sean and I work together on the Abolition Institute which seeks to end slavery in the west African nation of Mauritania. My photography chronicles Chicago's lakefront through my daily rides. My photo website is I just self-published my first photo-book on the history of my Chicago neighborhood: Sweet Home Buena Park. I live about one-half mile north of Wrigley Field in the Buena Park neighborhood.

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