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.
Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays
Join us weekly for one of 5 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.
During this relaxing mini retreat, you'll be encouraged to meet yourself where you are and develop appreciation and love for yourself through gentle self-reflection, meaningful yoga poses, and inspirational guided meditation.
Join us for a lively conversation! This month we're talking about Practices for Embodied Living by Hillary McBride. Whether you read the full book or don't read a single page, you're welcome to join us! We'll cover highlights and a few of the practices from the book and have time for questions and key takeaways.
Choose your own wellness adventure! Pick from the many healing, meaningful, and fun workshops offered all day long at The Perch including yoga, meditative painting, sound healing, and more!
Or buy the Full Access Pass to join us all day, save 25%, and get a FREE gift! Register now to save your spot!
Join us from 4-6 pm at French 75 in downtown Aurora for a supportive, casual gathering made for meaningful connections. If you do business in the Aurora area, we'd love to have you! This event is free!
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
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, others, and God. 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. We can troubleshoot issues, make goals, or simply vent. Learn more.
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.
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.