Forget everything you know about street art: A Chicago yoga instructor is bringing a whole new meaning to the term. Her name? Soren Buchanan. She's the master yogi behind @spritesoren
, an Instagram feed where she documents her limber poses in front of Chi-town's coolest murals.
Buchanan's love for art runs in the family: She's the daughter of an art teacher and a sign painter. When life after college took her to Chicago, she fell for yoga and saw an opportunity to re-package her passions into one vibrant, crazy-cohesive project.
"I spent my first Midwestern winter shocked, frozen and hiding from
the cold," Soren told Instagram
. "I knew I needed to adapt and create my own
warmth. Yoga was the answer."
"Artist recognition is very important to me," she adds. "If people are drawn to my
images, they need to know who I am collaborating with. I
hope to bring attention to artists who, other than on the streets,
might have limited venues showcasing their art and sharing their
Her gorgeous poses coupled with the city's most expressive street art make for some seriously hot yoga. Ahead, breathe in our favorite shots — and discover some incredible, underexposed creative talents!