What is Body & Brain Yoga?

Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi offers a wide variety of yoga classes for beginners, advanced yoga classes, and tai chi classes to energize the mind, body, and spirit at over 100+ locations nationwide. Explore training methods based on a 5000-year-old Eastern tradition using stretching, breathing, meridian exercises, tai chi, and meditation to strengthen your core energy, refresh your mind and body, and revitalize your daily life.


Our yoga classes are offered at convenient times every day and taught by experienced yoga instructors. They’ll help you achieve a deep mind-body connection that not only trains your body but helps center your awareness inside yourself. We also offer monthly workshops and retreats at meditation centers around the globe that are unique to Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi that help promote a happy and healthy lifestyle and enhance your physical, mental, and energetic health. Come join us at one of our studios!



Founded in 1996, Body & Brain Yoga’s roots go back to 1980 when Ilchi Lee began teaching healing exercises to a single stroke patient in a public park in South Korea. Soon, many people joined his practice to learn about his healing techniques and philosophies, later known as Brain Education. The popularity of Brain Education and the Body & Brain Yoga practice grew steadily and it eventually arrived in the United States. Today, Ilchi Lee’s Brain Education curriculum is taught in Body & Brain Centers as well as in community centers, companies, schools, and non-profits worldwide. Brain Education is also the basis for more than 40 books on topics ranging from mind-body wellness to personal development and Tao wisdom.  Currently, there are Body & Brain centers in more than 10 countries, including the U.S., Canada, UK, Japan, South Korea, France, Belgium, New Zealand, Russia, Qatar, and China.


HEALTHY BODY | connect with your body and feel good 

  • Increase strength and flexibility
  • Manage weight
  • Relieve pain
  • Improve sleep
  • Boost the immune system

HAPPY MIND | get to know your most authentic self with compassion and joy

  • Enhance focus and concentration
  • Become centered and balanced
  • Release stress
  • Be free of anxiety and manage your emotions
  • Increase mindfulness and compassion

BENEVOLENT SPIRIT | tap into your greatest potential and manifest the life you love

  • Discover inner peace, true confidence, and joy
  • Deepen mindfulness
  • Radiate with love
  • Improve the relationships in your life
  • Embody the "benevolent-for-all" or "Hong-Ik" spirit