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Yoga • Mindfulness • Art • Spirituality

about the perch

The Perch helps exhausted people rest, find peace, and experience transformation. Designed to be a resting place, we offer an environment to experience rest, renewal, reflection, and rejuvenation. 

We believe in order to love and live well, we need to experience love, healing, and holistic health ourselves. Toward this end, we offer retreats, classes, workshops, groups, and resources to help you develop in these areas. You'll find that we're always adding to our calendar, so check back often to see our latest offerings. The Perch is led by Amy Jackson and located in the heart of Aurora, Illinois. We hope you'll join us soon for an event!

The Perch is an inviting, supportive, and healing haven for ALL. If you're LGBTQIA, know that you'll be fully welcomed and affirmed here. People of faith, of no faith, and everywhere in between are invited and welcome! We can all benefit from our unique approach to personal wellness.

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Unhurried: A 52-Week Meditative Bible Reading Guide

Unhurried shows you how to slowly, thoughtfully, and meditatively read the Bible. It invites you to kick off your shoes, settle into your favorite chair, and linger in God’s presence. There, you can hear God’s still, small voice and experience transformation in your heart, mind, and soul.

Over 52 weeks, you’ll discover a multitude of ways to sit with Scripture, enjoying God’s presence. Whether you're just beginning to read the Bible, or you've been reading it for years, these practices will help you cultivate an unhurried life from the inside out that allows you to hear from God each day. 

31 Days of Self Kindness

What might happen if you began to treat yourself with kindness and compassion rather than constant criticism and disappointment? Despite what many believe, self-kindness isn’t self-indulgent. It doesn’t make you lazy or unproductive. In fact, research shows that people who are kind to themselves are healthier and get further in the long run.

This book is all about walking alongside you on the journey of self-kindness. Over 31 days, you’ll discover helpful truths, practical tools, and engaging exercises that will remind you that you are worthy of kindness and compassion.

Upcoming Events

upcoming events

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Yoga
Classes
Tuesdays, & Wednesdays

Join us weekly for one of 3 yoga classes featuring Gentle Yoga with Amy! Register ahead of time to save your spot, or simply show up and pay at the door.

Please note: There will be no weekly yoga classes from June 24-July 13.

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Game
Night
June 13

Join us for a FREE game night! We'll play an easy-to-learn group game all together. Snacks are provided and laughter and fun are guaranteed.

All adults (18+) of all genders are invited to join us!

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Yoga at the
Farmer's Market
June 15, July 20,
August 17, & September 21

Join Amy for a FREE Yoga class at the Aurora Farmer's Market on the 3rd Saturday of the month! This class will intentionally be beginner-friendly. Grab your mat and enjoy yoga outside!

Class starts at 9 am!

See You There!
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Summer Solstice
Retreat
June 22

You'll love getting away to our peaceful space perched above the Fox River for a relaxing summer morning. The retreat is designed to help you deeply rest and refresh so you can continue to show up in your life in the ways you want to. Join us Saturday, June 22 for this restful and refreshing morning in supportive community.

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Kids Yoga
Classes & Camp
June 23,
July 22-25

Join us for kid yoga opportunities this summer at The Perch! Kids ages 7-13 are invited to join us for a 4-day camp July 22-25 from 9:30-10:45 am. Younger children can enjoy Family Yoga on June 23 with a caregiver. Learn all about these opportunities and register your child or grandchild today!

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Personal
Retreat
Various Dates Available

Enjoy quiet time away by yourself at The Perch! Enjoy our spacious room all to yourself with gorgeous views of the Fox River. You’ll instantly feel calmer as you walk through our door and find a comfortable seat. Get away for some peace and quiet to read, reflect, or pray.

Available for half and full day rentals.

What We Offer

what we offer

Retreats

Get away, breathe, and reflect. We provide spaces where you can rest a while, recharge, and then return to living your calling. See our upcoming events here or book The Perch for a Personal Retreat here.

Yoga

Amy Jackson is an RYT-200 yoga teacher and loves leading yoga practices that invite you to connect with your body in a mindful way. The Perch offers weekly yoga classes as well as at-home yoga videos and a variety of workshops that incorporate yoga.

Workshops and Classes

Invest in your growth by attending a class at The Perch. You'll experience a unique learning atmosphere where you'll learn skills to deepen your connection with yourself and others. See all our events here.

Soul Care Sessions

Feeling stuck? Sometimes we need to process out loud—with someone else. Soul Care Sessions are one-on-one appointments with Amy Jackson, founder and director of The Perch. My goal is to help you feel affirmed, seen, and capable of taking your next step. Learn more.

Resources

The Perch offers a growing number of resources to help you rest, find peace, and experience transformation. Check out our store, our blog, as well as our podcast for our latest resources.

Custom Events

Create a custom retreat or training event for your group or staff team. Amy Jackson will work with you to create and lead the perfect event for your group. Contact Amy directly to plan a corporate yoga class, art experience, or mindfulness retreat either at The Perch or at your location.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"The retreat gave me time to focus and think about what’s important. I thought I would leave with a list of tangible goals (my type A personality) but instead I left with more of a change of heart. A much needed one! Thank you."

 

—  Debbie R.

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