The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce the official opening of two new amenities for travelers at Midway International Airport - a Yoga Room and a Mother's Room. Both rooms are conveniently located on Concourse C.
"On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, we are excited to offer these two new spaces for travelers passing through Midway," said CDA Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino. "The Yoga Room provides a space for yoga practice, relaxation and meditation. And the Mother's Room will allow nursing mothers some privacy while traveling with infants. We believe these rooms will help elevate the travel experience at Midway."
The Yoga Room features a sustainable bamboo wood floor, floor to ceiling mirrors on one wall, exercise mats and an area to place personal articles and garments. Frosted windows on one side of the room let in natural light while providing discretion from adjacent public spaces. A wall-mounted video monitor in the room displays yoga exercise techniques and imagery of nature, and the audio plays soothing sounds. A public restroom nearby is available for changing clothes.
The Mother's Room, which is next to the Yoga Room, will provide a tranquil location for travelers who are breastfeeding their children and would prefer to do so in a private setting.
As with all new developments at Chicago's airports, sustainable elements, such as LED lighting and paint, were incorporated in the design and construction of each room.
The CDA opened a Yoga Room at O'Hare International Airport in December 2013.