About

The Evanston School of Yoga opened in 1995 and closed in 2011.
It was an educational center dedicated to the study of yoga, meditation, Ayurveda and related traditions, east and west, ancient and modern. Our curriculum sought to integrate the theory and practice of these traditions into daily life. Our philosophy remains to respect the knowledge and experience of each student and encourage them to develop their unique potential. 
Gary and Cynthia Gran are available for workshop and lectures. Please see Current Schedule on left panel.
Contact us at gcgran@att.net


Gary Gran, CYT, DAy, MBA

Gary is a yoga teacher and Ayurvedic Educator who lives and teaches in the Chicago area. He is certified in yoga science and philosophy by the Himalayan Institute Teachers Association and the International Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association. He received training in Ayurveda as taught within the Himalayan tradition and is certified by the Ayurvedic Institute of Albuquerque in Ayurvedic Studies, and was awarded Diplomate status in Ayurvedic Health Science by the American Ayurvedic Association. Gary has also trained in the Kriya yoga tradition, Sufism and Tibetan Buddhism. He writes the Ayurveda column for Yoga Chicago magazine where he has published more than seventy articles. He was co-director of Evanston School of Yoga and is co-owner of Annapurna Holistic Services. 

His blog is ayurvedalessons.com  

His column is at  http://yogachicago.com/2014/09/self-reflection/



Cynthia Gran, E-RYT 500, MA 
Cynthia is a yoga and meditation teacher living in the Chicago area. She began to study yoga in 1978 at The Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy when it was still located in Glenview, IL, where she was a resident there for four years during the 1980s. She has studied with Swami Rama, Swami Veda, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Rudolph Ballentine, and many other gifted teachers. She began her career in the natural foods and wellness world in 1979, was a founding chef at the Chicago Diner in 1983, and later owned and operated the Annapurna Herb Shop. She holds a diploma in Ayurvedic Health Science through Robert Svoboda and has also studied Homeopathy, Herbalism, and Aromatherapy extensively. She writes a column on yoga for Conscious Community Magazine, (formerly the Monthly Aspectarian); she teaches meditation; and works in the Wellness Shoppe at NorthShore University Health Systems. She cooks, gardens, writes, and continuously pursues personal development and a balanced life.      
Her blog is at:  cynthiagran.wordpress.com

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