Gdub Yoga Club began in 2013, initiated by two high school students in their junior year, Jacqui Faber and Lauren Crowe (Class of 2015) at Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, IL. Both students felt the pressure of AP classes and exams, ACT/PSAT testing, along with prepping college exam applications with a full schedule of extra-curricular activities added into each day needed a way to express themselves and find some zen time. They wanted to create a club for mindfulness and a way for students to de-stress from all expectations teen-agers face today.

The Gdub Yoga Club idea was approved by the school administration and begun with four student officers, a math teacher moderator, Patrick McCluskey and certified yoga teacher, Julie Mackey.   Gdub Yoga Club meets weekly for a practice dedicated to mindfulness meditation once a month and the remainder of the month meet ups focus on an asana practice with mindfulness interwoven throughout. Sangha community breakfast time follows the class before school bell rings.  All students (and faculty members) are invited to attend.   

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  • 9/11: Kick-off

  • 9/18: Yoga (Biester/Dance Arts Room)

  • 9/25: Yoga


  • 10/2: Mindfulness Meditation

  • 10/9: Yoga

  • 10/23: Yoga

  • 10/30: Halloween Yoga


  • 11/6: Mindfulness Meditation

  • 11/13: Yoga

  • 11/20: Gratitude Day Yoga


  • 12/4: Mindfulness Meditation

  • 12/11: Holiday Yoga Party



  • 1/8: Mindfulness Meditation

  • 1/15: Yoga

  • 1/22: Yoga

  • 1/29: Yoga


  • 2/5: Mindfulness Meditation

  • 2/12: Yoga

  • Week of 2/18 Live Life Well Week special events throughout

  • 2/26: Yoga


  • 3/4: Mindfulness Meditation

  • 3/11: Yoga

  • 3/18: Yoga


  • 4/8: Mindfulness Meditation

  • 4/15: Yoga

  • 4/22: Yoga

  • 4/29: Senior Send Off


  • 5/6: Mindfulness Meditation