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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.


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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Tuesdays, & Wednesdays

Join us weekly for one of 4 yoga classes including both Gentle Yoga with Amy and Flow Yoga with Carisa! Register ahead of time to save your spot, or simply show up and pay at the door.

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Book Chat
March 28

Join us March 28 at 7 pm for a lively conversation about this month's book! For March, we're reading 31 Days of Self-Kindness by Amy Jackson. Get your book now at The Perch, on our website, at Light & Pine Collective, or on Amazon.

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First Friday
at The Perch
April 5

Stop by anytime 5-8 pm to shop our Book Sale, tour our peaceful space, and enjoy an all-ages spring craft.

First Fridays is put on by Aurora Downtown and celebrates the amazing energy of our downtown businesses. Businesses stay open late, offer specials, and provide free art shows and live music.

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Game Night
April 18

Join us for a fun evening as we play a group-oriented game! Each month we'll choose a different easy-to-learn group game to enjoy some laughs in community. Come alone or bring a friend! Can't wait to see you!

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Wellness Weekend
April 27

Join us April 27 for a single workshop or the whole day! You'll love this full day of hopeful, restful, and refreshing workshops and classes. Choose your own adventure by picking your favorite workshops to attend or purchase the Full Access Pass to save big and get a FREE gift!

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


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.


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.


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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"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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