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BJJ X Yoga is family owned and operated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy and Yoga Studio. Head Jiu Jitsu Instructor Jeff Yumul is a well esteemed black belt under Pete the Greek of Chicago. Head Yoga Instructor Deanna received her RYT 200 hr certification from the highly regarded Chicago School of Yoga. 

“We can’t wait to share our love of BJJ and Yoga with the world.”  – Deanna and Jeff Yumul

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Catering to all levels, this Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program is perfect for the beginner or the seasoned practitioner looking to work on their craft. Classes begin with a 15 minute warm-up followed by a sequence, which will then be drilled live in real time. End of class sparring upon request.

In our Restorative Yoga class you’ll be guided into gentle movements to warm the body and calm the mind. Poses utilize props and are held for several minutes at a time, releasing muscle tension and enhancing breath awareness. Restorative yoga gives the gift of receiving postures rather than initiating them. Each posture reduces the effects of chronic stress, diseases and fatigue in the body. Pair this practice after a vigorous Jiu Jitsu session for best training results.

This dynamic and energizing class will emphasize conscious breath and fluid movement to strengthen the body and calm the mind. Expect to move and breathe smoothly from one pose to another, holding challenging postures and increasing flexibility. Incorporate this practice with Jiu Jitsu for best training results.

 

Instructors

Coach Jeff Yumul

Head Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Jeff started his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey in 2009 at Revolution Mixed Martial Arts in Langley BC, which at time was being run by Bibiano Fernandes. In 2011, Jeff started training under De La Riva Black Belt, Don Whitefield at West Coast Mixed Martial Arts eventually earning his Blue Belt. Shortly after, a job opportunity brought him to the City of Angels where he trained under Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles, this is where his passion for the art manifested, training with the worlds best day in and day out. With another job opportunity presenting itself in the Windy City, he decided to take a leap of faith, leaving behind the Mecca of BJJ. He took one class at Rio Jiu Jitsu and never looked back. His current Professor, Pete “The Greek” Letsos has led him through his next belts from Purple, Brown to being PTG’s 8th Black Belt. @bjjxyogastudio is excited to open its doors on Sep 15th, with Jeff leading the Jiu Jitsu program! 

Notable accolades:

@f2wbjj Veteran
2018 Pan Am Master Silver Medalist (Brown)
2018 Chicago Open Master Gold Medalist (Brown) 2014 (Blue)
Multiple time Silver and Bronze medals (Blue/Purple/Brown) 
3X Naga champion

Deanna Spear-Yumul

Head Yoga Instructor

Deanna started her yoga journey shortly after becoming a new mom. She struggled with anxiety for years and began suffering from anxiety attacks while pregnant with her daughter. Devoting time to her mat allowed her to overcome her attacks and learn different ways to calm the mind and body. In February 2018 she completed her 200 hour teacher training through Chicago School of Yoga. With a background in dance Deanna brings a firm understanding of the human body and how to easily modify allowing yoga to be accessible to all. She also has experience teaching children and believes yoga can serve for any age and body. In her classes you can expect a fun, upbeat and safe space where any and all are welcome. 

 Certifications:                                                                                                                 200 Hour Teacher Training from the Chicago School of Yoga in February 2018 Affiliations: Yoga Alliance Member