Special Events

Partner Yoga
Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

Partner Yoga

Join us for this FUN class that meets the 4th Friday of every month
Share a mat and bring a partner or be a partner, FUN! Door prizes!
 

Reiki I Training
Jul
18
11:30 am11:30

Reiki I Training

Join us to learn the history and myriad possibilities of the Healing Gift of Reiki in this training session. Attune to your own natural Healing Energies with this Reiki training, and utilize your abilities to help heal yourself, others, animals, etc.

Only $128 if paid in full by July 14th - includes training and book. ($139 after July 14th). A $25 non-refundable deposit reserves your place and book, applied to the total.

 

Yoga Sculpt Class - Vinyasa with Weights
Sep
1
8:45 am08:45

Yoga Sculpt Class - Vinyasa with Weights

Join us for this special class offering! 
Guest teacher: Yvonne Louis-Prescott, Yoga Sculpt Teacher Certified

In this upbeat class we combine light hand weights with a Vinyasa flow sequence to intensify each pose. We will mix in strength-training moves like bicep curls, squats and lunges and add a cardio burst at the peak of class to get your heart pumping and blood flowing. You will recognize all of the postures from Vinyasa and the hand weights will add a new challenge! You will boost your metabolism and build lean muscle mass as you flow to upbeat music. 
 

Yoga Sculpt Class - Vinyasa with Weights
Nov
24
8:45 am08:45

Yoga Sculpt Class - Vinyasa with Weights

Join us for this special class offering! 
Guest teacher: Yvonne Louis-Prescott, Yoga Sculpt Teacher Certified

In this upbeat class we combine light hand weights with a Vinyasa flow sequence to intensify each pose. We will mix in strength-training moves like bicep curls, squats and lunges and add a cardio burst at the peak of class to get your heart pumping and blood flowing. You will recognize all of the postures from Vinyasa and the hand weights will add a new challenge! You will boost your metabolism and build lean muscle mass as you flow to upbeat music. 
 


Spring Fling Healthy Challenge
May
1
May 31

Spring Fling Healthy Challenge

SPRING FLING HEALTHY CHALLENGE~ May 1-31, 2017
Take 21 classes in 31 days, AND Win:
+ a Healthy Mind & Body for Yourself!
+ be entered in a DRAWING to earn a SUMMER ONE MONTH UNLIMITED Class Package!

Yoga Center Book Club
May
1
10:30 am10:30

Yoga Center Book Club

Book: Hillbilly Elegy a memoir of a family and culture in crisis
by: J.D. Vance

Book recommended by Barb R. 
All are invited to attend book club free of charge. We meet in the Coffee Beanery downstairs!
Books discounted 25% in Y.C. boutique.

Frame Drum Workshop
Apr
8
11:00 am11:00

Frame Drum Workshop

An Introduction to Frame Drum Wisdom Play-Shop with Karen Renée Robb.
Pre-register by April 5th - $30 / After the 5th - $35

Frame Drum Wisdom is dedicated to bringing the power of sound vibration and music for well-being and healing back into the hands of the individual, their family, community and organizations they serve. Join us as we explore the mystery of sound through the ancient wisdom of the frame drum. Together we will learn to sound, sing and chant into the frame drum creating a beautiful, “other worldly” resonance; learn to drum over others creating a stress reducing, calming effect; and just play together finding new ways to interact with the drum and each other.

This play-shop is uniquely designed to:
Reclaim Your Voice For Healing - Your Voice Matters
✻ Embrace your authentic voice & personal power
✻ Discover how our voice is uniquely designed for your body, mind, emotional and spiritual well-being - resonate your sound, your voice, in your body.
✻ Experience a unique tool for communication, connection, creativity and improvisation.
Learn Sound Vibration Massage - Drum Away Stress
✻ Experience and share the relaxation of a full body massage in less than 4 minutes
✻ Calm the mental “monkey mind” and reduces stress and tension.
✻ Feel how sound moves through your body

“I believe that we each have healing power within our very own voices. Singing, toning, chanting is not just for the masters of music, the people deemed by society to be the official entertainers...it is for everyone. It is accessible wherever we are, wherever we go. The key is to help people realize that their own authentic voice matters, first and foremost and then show them how they can use it to be well and stay healthy.” 
– Karen Renée Robb, Founder of Frame Drum Wisdom

Connection Coalition Training
Mar
24
Mar 26

Connection Coalition Training

Join us for this unique experience! $249 early bird (4 weeks prior: by Feb. 24th) or $299 after Feb. 24th

Weekend Intensive:
Friday, Mar. 24: 6-9pm
Saturday, March 25: 8-4pm
Sunday, March 26th: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Connection Coalition (formerly known as Yoga Gangsters) 15 hour weekend certification is for anyone who would like to provide outreach yoga programming at schools, shelters, rehab facilities and/or other non- profit organizations. 

Working with these populations requires specific skills and awareness so that you are properly equipped to connect with youth through yoga while teaching self-respect, self-awareness and self-control. 

This course will cover:
- Intro to trauma and how it is held in the body
- 4 types of students we see in outreach settings
- Showing up and speaking authentically you
- Appropriate touch
- Classroom sequencing, lesson plans and practice teaching
- Privilege and access
*yoga teachers certification is NOT required to join our team for programming

Ashtanga Playshop
Mar
12
1:00 pm13:00

Ashtanga Playshop

Join the YCHL and guest instructor Matthew Darling, E-RYT 500 for this 3 hour Ashtanga intensive. Only $35 by March 10th, $40 after.

Reserve your spot ASAP! Learn more http://www.ashtangamichigan.com/about.php. 

Yin Yoga & Reiki
Feb
25
11:00 am11:00

Yin Yoga & Reiki

Join us for this 2 hour workshop. We will discuss Yin yoga and Reiki and why these two energies work together.  Allow your natural healing power to emanate through your body! You will be guided through poses, meditation and education.

Space is limited, pre-registration is required. $25 by 2/18 (price increases to $35 after 2/18).

Meditation Workshop
Feb
11
11:00 am11:00

Meditation Workshop

~ learn tools to enhance, enrich your own personal meditation experience
~ practice various meditative techniques, and discover MORE possibilities for your own journey within!

$15/passcard

Roll & Release Workshop
Jan
28
11:00 am11:00

Roll & Release Workshop

Join us for this Fascial Manipulation & Body Awareness Intensive!

2.5 hour workshop that focuses on a mindful approach to stretching and opening the deep connective tissue (fascia) of the body. We will experience deep tissue release using props, meditative movement and conscious breath. Learn about the connective tissues in your body and boost your immune system.

Andrew Goforth is a certified massage therapist and creator of Roll & Release technique. Therapeutic work has taken him across the country as well as globally to provide communities with the daily life skills and mindful approaches to live a conscious and fulfilling life. 

Bring yoga mat, water and a notebook (optional).
Preregister through the Yoga Center for $35. Walk-in day of for $45. 

YCHL 16th Annual Open House
Jan
8
12:30 pm12:30

YCHL 16th Annual Open House

Can you believe it has been 16 years?! Come celebrate with us! Bring loved ones and friends...for the HEALTH of it! 
2 hours of FREE classes, door prizes, fun!

Thanksgiving Day - Hatha Giving Class
Nov
24
8:30 am08:30

Thanksgiving Day - Hatha Giving Class

Join us for our Annual Thanksgiving Day Hatha Class!

For this class, we simply ask for any monetary donations for Gleaners Food Pantry to help our local community. (suggested donation of $12 - 15)

REIKI II TRAINING INTENSIVE
Nov
22
11:30 am11:30

REIKI II TRAINING INTENSIVE

Learn Reiki symbols for Power, Emotional & Physical & Distance Healing. Be re-attuned to your Reiki energies. $265 by 11/22, $289 after (includes book). Reserve your spot ASAP.

15th Annual Adopt 2 Local Families GIVING TREE
Nov
21
Dec 7

15th Annual Adopt 2 Local Families GIVING TREE

Our TREE goes up the week of Thanksgiving! 
- Please feel free to draw an ornament or more. 
- Purchase the gift (new) but DO NOT wrap it.
- Tape the ornament to the gift and place it under our giving tree
- All donations/gifts need to be to YCHL by Wednesday, December 7th

THANK YOU, again, for your continued generosity. These two families will appreciate anything we do for them!

 

Annual Healthy Holiday Challenge!
Nov
15
Dec 15

Annual Healthy Holiday Challenge!

Celebrate a healthier body and mind amidst this busy holiday season!

Join us for the Yoga Center's Annual Healthy Holiday Challenge!
Attend any 21 classes in 31 days and receive an entry to win a class package & other prizes

November 15-  December 15th

Chair Yoga
Nov
12
11:00 am11:00

Chair Yoga

IF you SIT, then this workshop is for YOU! Practice moving your spine in all 7 directions, in this enlightening workshop! A class for EVERY B-O-D-Y!  Reserve your spot ASAP! $15 or passcard. $20 after November 5th

SMOOTHIES - A Tool for Health - Workshop
Oct
29
11:00 am11:00

SMOOTHIES - A Tool for Health - Workshop

Workshop includes free smoothies and take home recipes.

Stay healthy this autumn as our bodies prepare for a long Michigan winter. Learn how to harness the power / benefits of common fruits and veggies to give you energy and antioxidants. These recipes will help you power through the cold and bring your body to balance during the season of sugar cookies and hibernation. 

$12 with signup by October 26th ($15 after). Sign up at the Yoga Center today!

Qi Gong Workshop
Oct
22
11:00 am11:00

Qi Gong Workshop

Come join Steve Schriemer and the Yoga Center for Healthy Living as we explore the ancient, and graceful art of Qi Gong (Chee-Gong) together! This moving meditative practice is the foundation that gave birth to Kung Fu and Tai Chi. Come learn how to work with your own Qi - the vital life-force energy that flows through our bodies. Through movement, breath, stretching, and stillness, cultivate your own personal power and serenity!

Registration Cost: $20 before Oct. 15th or $25 after Oct. 15th.

Steve Schriemer is a Michigan native with a passion for people, music and Qi Gong. Growing up Steve always had an interest in natural health and alternative medicine, and after going to school for Music Engineering and Classical Voice performance, he attended the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education in Mount Pleasant. There he found that his understanding of frequencies and vibration in sound recording carried over into vibrational medicine, and that his training in classical singing posture had ties to ancient health and breathing practices. Introduced to Qi Gong at the institute, he quickly fell in love with it, practicing movements and postures for hours on end. Wanting to take his practice to the next level, he trained under Qi Gong Master Lee Holden to earn three different levels of teaching certification and continues to train under Master Lee to deepen his understanding of qi and it’s applications. Steve loves sharing his passion with others through teaching and it really shows in his enthusiasm and compassion.

A Workshop to Cultivate Peace in the Mind & Body
Sep
10
11:00 am11:00

A Workshop to Cultivate Peace in the Mind & Body

A workshop designed to introduce mindfulness tools and essential oils for inner peace. We will explore diverse meditation techniques, ways to quiet the mind and natural essential oils to support a healthy mind and body. $15/passcard

Benefits of Meditation:

  1. Decrease stress
  2. Mental clarity
  3. Improved health
Salute our Female Veterans
Jul
9
8:00 am08:00

Salute our Female Veterans

Join us Saturday, July 9th, in honoring our female veterans with 108 Sun Salutes during our 90 minute Vinyasa. It will be heartwarming and a physical challenge, and we know you are up for it! If our women comrades can fight for our country, can't we power through some yoga on a Saturday morning?

Proceeds from this event go directly to support women-only retreats at the  Brave Hearts Estate - owned and operated by Operation Injured Soldiers - and expanding the support of their female members.

Register online at operationyogis.org

Yoga for Kids
Jun
4
10:50 am10:50

Yoga for Kids

Join us for this special class for you and your little ones!
Offered the first Saturday of every month. 
$12 per child & 1 parent free/child. Bring a beach towel or mat. Ages 3-9.

 

Essential Oils Workshop
May
21
11:00 am11:00

Essential Oils Workshop

Be introduced to the amazing healing powers of natural essential oils. Young Living Top 10 oils treat many daily issues. Quality oils will be available for purchase and you could win a door prize! Suggested $5 donation for Hungry Families in our community. $15/passcard.

Reiki II Training
May
17
11:30 am11:30

Reiki II Training

 

Learn 4 Reiki Symbols for: Power, Emotional & Physical & distance Healing
only $178. by May 10th; $198 after  (Includes book)

Spring Fling CHALLENGE: 21 classes in 31 days
May
1
May 31

Spring Fling CHALLENGE: 21 classes in 31 days

Join us May 1st - 31st for the Y.C. Spring Fling Challenge! Embrace yoga this springtime and enjoy 21 classes in 31 days (the month of May). All students who complete the challenge will earn a new YC tee & be entered in a drawing to win free classes. 

Enjoy a healthy body and mind this spring!

 

Kundalini Yoga Workshop with Stevie G. (Shabad Dev)
Apr
8
6:30 pm18:30

Kundalini Yoga Workshop with Stevie G. (Shabad Dev)

Learn the 'Technology and Science of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan': Energetic Kriyas, Liquid Mantras, Powerful Pranayama, Intense Meditations. Learn how Kundalini moves energy through the Chakras and Bandhas. Learn Meditation techniques that will open and clear the 81 Facets of the Mind. Understand the power of the breath and how it changes body chemistry.  Learn how Mudras change the flow of Prana in your subtle energy layers and the concept of the "Ten Bodies" and relationship to quantum physics! 

Be prepared for an upbeat, high energy experience with awesome mantra music that will vibrate you to the cosmos and back! 

AND.....SPECIAL BONUS.........PLANETARY GONG JOURNEY!!!!

Stevie Shabad Dev started practicing yoga in the mid 1970's. Since then he has been through numerous Yoga Alliance Hatha teacher training's and studies in Yin, Yoga Therapy and Tai Chi Yoga. He is also honored to be certified in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation through the Sundara Institute in Encinitas, CA.

Bring water and a bolster for seated meditations!

All levels are welcome! $20 by April 5th, $25 at door (or after April 5th)

Link to flyer

Are you Veda-ing? Ayurvedic Workshop
Mar
17
12:00 pm12:00

Are you Veda-ing? Ayurvedic Workshop

Begin your 2016 healthier & cleaner than ever! Includes: What's My Dosha?, Recipes, Meditations, workshops GALORE! and so much MORE! Only $39

Kickoff: Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. Ayurveda (life knowledge) reminds us that our overall health is the balanced state between our environment, body, mind, and spirit.

This 10-week program will help you understand your Dosha - particular patterns of energy—unique blends of physical, emotional, and mental characteristics. An important goal of Ayurveda is to identify a person’s ideal state of balance, determine where they are out of balance, and offer natural healing alternatives using diet, aromatherapy, yoga, meditation and pranayama to reestablish balance.

Reserve your spot NOW by paying your $39 if paid by January 11th ($49 after that) - valued at $350.

The program, taught by the Chopra Center, will include the following:

  • 10 weeks of Ayurveda lessons and challenges
  • Five (5) two hour in-studio work sessions with Lee Ann Louis-Prescott E-RYT500
  • 10 hours of  YA CE credits including:

1. Principles of Ayurveda -Meditation -Doshas & Characteristics – Mind/Body  Questionnaire
2. Proper Digestion = Nutrition - Making Healthy Choices, Vibrant Health/Ojas
3. Optimal Daily Routine - Perpetually Renewing Self Each Day: Eliminating Toxins + -Rejuvenating Techniques
4. Conscious Communication - Emotional Freedom
5. Use Senses to Access Inner Pharmacy

  • Online Facebook Group with daily postings to support the Weekly Theme
  • Journaling Prompts and Weekly Assessments
  • Custom Yoga Center Ayurveda Challenge T-shirt

    In studio dates March 10th & March 17th
    Thursdays, 12:00 - 2:00 pm 

Must register by Monday, January 11th to reserve a spot.

Arm Balancing Playshop
Mar
12
11:00 am11:00

Arm Balancing Playshop

Ready to challenge yourself to myriad asanas that have been previously out-of-reach for you?  Firefly, 8-Crookled Limb pose, Grasshopper, and SO MANY MORE!   $15/passcard