This Community Inspires Me To Do What I do.

Owning a yoga studio was not on my life’s agenda. When I worked at Lululemon for a hot minute about 10 years ago, they asked me to write down my goals for the year, 5 years, 10 years, and hang them on a wall for all to see (for me to hold myself “accountable” they said). I literally laughed out loud and told them I wasn’t ready to share that. Really though, I think it was because I hadn’t actually PLANNED for anything. I had been married for awhile, was toting around a baby on each hip and had just moved from city to suburbia after closing a couple businesses my husband and I each owned individually. I had no idea what the future would hold.

I have now been practicing yoga for over a decade, teaching for most of that time and have loved every single moment of my journey. I completed a few teacher training programs and have spent many hours since then on my mat as a student, learning something new each and every time. I have met a community of like-minded people, made friends with teachers near and far and have curated relationships that have enriched my life beyond words. And even though I’m wearing many hats these days as wife, mother, teacher and studio owner, I truly try to live my life one day at a time.

I feel so blessed to have been introduced to yoga when I was, and that it has really allowed me to shine. I want you all to stay on this beautifully enlightened path with me, let’s see where it takes us together!

Welcome. Join me.

Laura Merlo,


When I took over ownership of Reach Yoga in 2018, it was already up and running as a respectable and valuable part of the beautiful Glencoe community. I walked into what I already deemed a second home to myself and 25 other valued instructors. As a team, I knew we could keep alive what had already been successful and thriving and I could add my own creative spin bringing new energy to an already well-oiled machine. My goal is to create a space at Reach where everyone feels as happy as I am to be here. I plan to share my love of all things yoga with whomever steps through our doors. Let your love for whatever it is you do, be so pure and so big that its shifts the energy in the room.

Our Teachers


We provide mats, towels, and props for your use.  If you borrow one of our mats, please be sure to wipe down your mat with cleansing towels (which we provide) after your class to ensure the mat is clean for the next student.

We have a water cooler at the rear of the studio for hot/cold beverages. Please arrive at least ten (10) minutes before the start of any class to allow for adequate time to check in, enroll for class,  to set up your mat and get settled in the studio.

If you do arrive late, please come in calmly and quietly.

Please turn off all cell phones and leave them in the boutique. Cell phones are not allowed in class.

Please do not walk into the studio wearing shoes; you may leave your shoes at the front (retail and check-in area) of the studio. 






Yoga teachers work hard to respect their students by starting and ending class on time. Arriving late can disrupt the focus of both students and teachers. Depending on how late you join a class in progress, it can even be unsafe for you, as the rest of the class may be moving into postures that your body is not properly prepared for. Along these lines, try your best not to leave class during Savasana. This is the final relaxation posture where everyone can soak in all of the benefits of their practice. If you need to leave class early, let your instructor know ahead of time so that she/he can let you know when it’s a good point in class to slip out.


Pre-payment in full is required at time of registration.

Refunds will be issued for cancellations up to two weeks prior to the date of workshop.

Reach Yoga credit only is given for cancellations at least seven (7) days prior to the workshop.

No refunds, no credits fewer than seven (7) days prior to the workshop.

If Reach Yoga cancels a workshop, a full refund will be issued.


Use of our studio, including with a Free Class card, is contingent on signing a waiver of liability.

Class cards must be used by the expiration date.

If a specific teacher or class is specified on the free class card, the card is usable only for that teacher or class.


Pre-payment by cash or credit card is required at time of booking.

Cancellations more than 24 hours prior to the scheduled session will receive a refund.

Cancellations within 24 hours of scheduled session will receive neither a refund nor a credit.


Returns are accepted within seven (7) days with a receipt, assuming merchandise is unused, in original packaging, and has tags attached.

Reach Yoga credit for returns within thirty (30) days with a receipt.

Clothing must be unworn, and yoga mats/props must be in their original packaging.

Used clothing, mats, towels, etc. are non-returnable.

Underwear is non-returnable and non-exchangeable.

All sale items are final sales.