May is #MeditationMonth at #TheStudioYogaMi.
Meditation is a practice, just like yoga.
We show up for ourselves daily to sit with what is, letting go of our attachments to what we think it ‘should’ be.
This is no easy process. It requires a ruthless dedication to living your best life. Some days will be better than others.
Commit to 30 days of Meditation with us, and we’ll provide daily tools to help you get started or to support your current practice.
Follow us on Facebook or Instagram and follow along everyday. That’s it. Plan to set aside 10minutes a day for meditation.
Want to participate in our #MeditationMonth? Help us inspire others to try meditation!
1) commit to 10 minutes of meditation daily
2) post your progress/insights/pictures on your Facebook page or Instagram - you MUST tag #TheStudioYogaMi and #MeditationMonth or we won’t see your entry!
3) we’ll choose a winner randomly each week out of that week’s posts (limit one post per day) - winners will be announced Sunday evening’s, all prizes must be picked up at The Studio Yoga.
...bring new opportunities to The Studio Yoga!
Maha gratitude to all who took the time to take our surveys! We are pleased to offer our students three NEW opportunities for you to explore balance and wellness in your life this Spring- Group Health Coaching, Tai Chi and Meditation!
For information on these new offerings you'll want to scroll down and click to sign up for each!
As Spring has officially sprung, we look forward to seeing more of you popping in for class!
If it's been awhile since you've been in, or you've been thinking about beginning a yoga practice, perhaps this poem by Dana Faulds will inspire :
by Dana Faulds
Why wait for your awakening?
The moment your eyes are open,
seize the day. Would you hold
back when the Beloved beckons?
Would you deliver your litany
of sins like a child’s collection
of sea shells, prized and labeled?
“No, I can’t step across the
threshold,” you say, eyes
downcast. “I’m not worthy”
I’m afraid, and my motives
aren’t pure. I’m not perfect,
and surely I haven’t practiced
nearly enough. My meditation
isn’t deep, and my prayers are
sometimes insincere. I still chew
my fingernails, and the refrigerator
isn’t clean.” Do you value your
reasons for staying small more
than the light shining through
the open door? Forgive yourself.
Now is the only time you have
to be whole. Now is the sole
moment that exists to live in
the light of your true Self.
Perfection is not a prerequisite
for anything but pain. Please,
oh please, don’t continue to
believe in your disbelief, your stories
of separation and failure.
This is the day of your awakening.
FULL MOON YIN YOGA INTENSIVE
Friday, April 19
6:30pm - 8pm
The full moon increases the intensity of our work here on earth - develop subtle awareness of self to identify and release blocks in your physical, emotional, mental and energy bodies.
Jennephyr will lead you through an exploration of Chandra Namaskar [Moon Salutation] and floor-based Yin Yoga postures to help you settle into your body and use your breath as a guide to deep surrender.
Investment of $20 | $16 with Unlimited Yoga Membership
Space is limited to 12 students, sign up today!
Group Health Coaching | 4-Week Series
Led by Angel Hayden
Tuesdays 2:30pm - 3:45pm
April 23 - May 14
To be healthy isn’t just to pass a medical exam or avoid illness, but rather to thrive. As we seek to live healthier lives, we will look deep within ourselves as well as learn concrete information about food, exercise, self-care, and daily habits.
How it works
Groups will meet once a week for four weeks. Participants will also have an individual phone consultation with Angel. We will have a focus for each week that will guide our personal development. After the completion of the four weeks Angel will follow up with participants weekly for support and accountability.
Areas of focus
The time we spend together will focus on the following:
Movement and Self-Care
$90/person for 4 weeks
$15 per additional ½ hour phone consultatioN
Angel Hayden will guide you on your journey. She is an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, personal trainer, and yoga instructor. She has spent the last decade of her life immersed in an ever-evolving journey toward balanced, healthy living.
Contact Angel directly --> firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation & Tai Chi
Wednesdays, April 24 - May 15
7:30 - 8:30 pm
In this 4-week mini-series we will explore both Mindfulness Meditation and Tai Chi. We will teach you the health benefits of both and give you the tools to assist you in establishing your own home practice.
What is Mindfulness Meditation?
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. It also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we are sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
Scientists have discovered that mindfulness techniques not only help with relieving stress and improving well-being, but can also be used to improve your overall health. This introduction will teach those techniques.
The Benefits of Tai Chi
Tai Chi is an ancient practice that may help improve balance and is often hailed for its stress-relieving effects. Often referred to as a form of “moving meditation,” Tai Chi has been found to enhance stability and decrease fall risk in many scientific studies. Long used in traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi is a mind-body technique that involves carrying out a series of slow, gentle movements.
In this introduction, we will teach you the health benefits of Tai Chi exercise, take you through a guided breathing relaxation, teach you the basic principles of Tai Chi postures and several Tai Chi flows you can practice at home. Denise will also demonstrate the full 8-form sequence that is taught in our Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance course.
Who’s ready for Spring already??!!
We’ve had a pretty rough Winter this year and Spring is hiding just around the corner….It may not feel like it, but if you’re paying attention, you’ll notice the subtle signs of spring - One student even noted seeing a robin recently! Have faith, Studio Yogis, Winter does not last forever.
Just like the seeds we plant in winter root, rest and restore, soon fresh growth will be popping up out of the soil - we hope you, too, will be popping in for class soon!
To prepare for the return of Spring, we’ve planned some exciting workshops, events and Specials for March (details in Newsletter below):
Yin is back this month | March 15
Deep Dive into the traditions and adaptations of the Sun Salutation | March 17
Celebrate the Spring Equinox with a special Vinyasa practice | March 22
Tai Chi For Healthy Aging and Better Balance | March 23 (details tbd)
Special $5 Community Slow Flow on Wednesdays @ 6pm starting this month
Bring-a-Friend in March and YOU get credit
We need your input - help us find a spot for our meditation class
SPRING RENEWAL: A YIN YOGA WORKSHOP
Friday | March 15 @ 6pm
Cost: $20 | $16 (w/ Unlimited Yoga Pass)
Just as nature enters a cycle of renewal, growth and expansion—so does the energy within us.
Spring is an expression of life in it’s youth. By bringing new energy into the light we let go of all that no longer serves us and prepare to bloom into action.
In Spring, we plant seeds for a future harvest, to look ahead and make new plans, formulate new ideas, make decisions, and determine our direction for the coming year.
In traditional Chinese medicine, WOOD is the energy of Spring and associated with the liver and gall bladder organs. We will explore these concepts to help restore healthy flow of qi (chi) to support the body's metabolism and natural ability to eliminate toxins and waste.
Join us for a 90-minute Yin practice to celebrate this introspective transition of Winter into Spring. Bring a journal, if you like, for reflection/contemplation during or after class.
This class is suitable to All-Levels.
We have space for 15 students. Pre-registration is required.
MANDALA VINYASA PRACTICE: A VERNAL EQUINOX CELEBRATION
Friday | March 22 @ 6pm
Cost: $20 | $16 (w/ Unlimited Yoga Pass)
Mandala - a design that radiates from a central and unifying center, a sacred circle. It is a symbol of wholeness.
Vinyasa- to place in a particular, or sacred, way.
Welcome Spring with a Mandala Vinyasa practice to celebrate the Vernal Equinox, marking the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere!
This 90-minute yoga practice mimics the spiral patterns in nature to explore circular movement around the mat. We will explore the balance between darkness and light, sun and moon, masculine and feminine, to honor this time of year when we experience a balance of day and night.
We will end our Mandala practice with a 20-minute Yoga Nidra "meditation."
This is a moderate yoga practice, some experience with the Vinyasa practice is highly recommended.
This event is open to 15 students. Pre-Registration is required.
SALUTE THE SUN: a deep dive into the tradition + adaptations of Surya Namaskar
Sunday | March 17 @ 2pm
Cost: $25 | $20 (w/ Unlimited Yoga Pass)
Join us for this 2-hour deep dive into the practice of Surya Namaskar.
You'll learn the history and practice of the sun salutation, as well as modifications and adaptations to truly make this sequence work for you in your body.
This is a beginner-to-advanced friendly class. Perfect for those wanting to hone their salutation skills.
This class is open to 15 students. Pre-registration is required.
CABIN FEVER SPECIALS
$5 COMMUNITY SLOW FLOW CLASS IS BACK!!!
Starting in March, Our Wednesday evening SLOW FLOW class is now only $5 to drop-in!!
We aim to make yoga accessible to all, regardless of finances. Please join us!!
This class is suitable for ALL LEVELS.
*Students who have current packages/passes can use their class pass to pay or class OR pay the $5 drop-in :-)
Bring-A-Friend in March and get a $20 credit!
Share your love of yoga and The Studio Yoga with your friends and family - If you bring a friend in March - YOU get the credit! $20 will be applied to your account which can be used for your next autopay or class pass purchase!!
Your Friend must be NEW to The Studio Yoga and must purchase a New Student Intro Offer (30 days of Unlimited Yoga for $39) that same day.
WE NEED YOUR INPUT! HELP US FIND A HOME FOR OUR MEDITATION CLASS
We’re looking for a more permanent day/time for our meditation class and could use your input - if you’re interested in meditation or think you might be interested, please take a few minutes to take our quick survey. We’ll compile the answers over the next few weeks and we’ll add meditation back to the schedule in April.
MEDITATION SURVEY —>
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Special pricing available thru February 15th.
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Many apologies, Studio Yogis, Jennephyr is very sick this morning and we do not have a sub available to cover this morning’s class. We will need to cancel this morning’s Gentle class for today 😔
Due to the weather and now illness, if you need an extension on your package, please contact us at email@example.com and we will grant a two week extension. Thank you all for your patience 🙏🏻
GOOD NEWS, Studio Yogis! We are planning to run ALL of our classes tomorrow, Thursday, 1/31:
9:30am SLOW FLOW
Thank you everyone for your patience - we attempt to limit the number of classes we cancel in the winter and really felt closing The Studio was best for our students, staff and greater community. We hope you’ll be able to make it to class Thursday (please, use your best judgement).
We’ve missed you ♥️
We really hope this is the last time we have to make this announcement….The Studio will be closed Wednesday, January 30th due to the Winter Weather Warning for our area. It is advised that we stay off the roads, if possible. ALL classes are canceled for the day.
We are hopeful this polar vortex will let up Thursday so that we may get back to our regularly scheduled classes. We could all use a break from this storm! Have a warm cup of tea or bowl of soup and send some warming thoughts out to the universe for Thursday ♥️
As much as we were hoping to open The Studio for classes this afternoon/evening, it is advised we stay off the roads unless essential. Classes are cancelled for the rest of the day. This includes the 4:30p SLOW FLOW, 6pm VINYASA and 7:35p RESTORE. We apologize for the inconvenience but feel it’s best for our community.
Please stay in and be warm ♥️
We will assess tomorrow’s storm warning tonight and will post any cancellations on our website (both in NEWS and SCHEDULE) and our Social Media no less than two hours before scheduled class time.
WINTER WEATHER CANCELLATION UPDATE:
We have decided to err on the side of caution and cancel our Tuesday morning classes, 1/29.
We have not yet made a determination on our afternoon classes. Tentatively we are planning to hold class. We’ll have a better idea in the afternoon. As always, we will update the website and social media.
Please, when in doubt, check the schedule right before you leave for class. The schedule will reflect current class status two hours before class is scheduled to begin.
Also, pre-registering for class is recommended in winter, as you will be automatically notified via email if your class is canceled.
Thanks, Studio Yogis, for your patience! This is yoga practice in action - riding the waves of life in “perfect, unshakeable balance of mind” ♥️
We are cancelling our Monday evening classes for tonight and tentatively our Sunrise class Tuesday morning.
The schedule on our website and the MINDBODY App has been updated to reflect this evening’s change. We will continue to update both our website and social media.
Due to the Winter Storm Warning in our area today, we are cancelling our Monday morning classes at The Studio Yoga. Please be safe out there if you need to be out on the roads today.
We’ll make a determination later today regarding our evening classes - stay warm!
The holidays are over and it’s back to our routines- or NEW routines, if you’re harnessing the energy and momentum of the new year - We are here to support you!
Whether you’re looking for a place to ease your body and mind or needing to build strength and flexibility to complement your daily activities, we’ve got a variety of classes and instructors to guide you.
Every season we make a few tweaks and adjustments to our schedule. This winter we’ve got a few changes to note:
Monday’s- We are in the process of filling our 6pm slot but haven’t locked it in. We will update you when we’ve got news.
Tuesday’s- RESTORE has been moved to Tuesday evenings at 7:35pm. Jennephyr has been accepted to a Yoga Therapy Program and will taking classes Wednesday evenings. We hope the move will motivate those who haven’t been able to try it out to give it a go! It truly is an “advanced” practice 😊
Wednesday’s - RESTORE has been moved to Tuesday evenings (see above).
Thursday’s- no changes
Friday’s - no changes
Saturday’s - MEDITATION will start January 19th at 9:15am. We will offer this FREE 20minute class between our FUNDAMENTALS at 8am and VINYASA at 9:40 (class time to be adjusted starting 1/19/19). Stay for meditation post-FUNDAMENTALS or come meditate before VINYASA!
Sunday’s - no changes
*changes are effective this week, January 7th, with the exception of MEDITATION, which begins next week, January 19th.
Look for our newsletter this week in your inbox for other exciting workshops and events this winter!
Shop online in your PJ's NOW through December 3rd at midnight!
5 CLASSES FOR $59 - That's less than $12/class! - Expires 90days from date of first use.
10 CLASSES FOR $99 - Less than $10/class! - Expires 90days from date of first use.
Give the Gift of Yoga this year for the Holidays - we have customizable GIFT CARDS online AND in-studio (ask about Gift Cards at front desk).
Have questions or need something special? We’d be happy to help curate a gift for you or your loved one! Call us at 616.209.8395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask our Studio Yoga Holiday Elf for assistance.
Due to the weather advisory, we will be canceling our GENTLE YOGA this morning at 9:30am.
We’ll keep you informed, both on our Facebook Page and our website regarding any changes to the evening classes.
Stay warm and dry out there!
“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness”
- Dalai Lama
The week of Thanksgiving is upon us and there is so much to be thankful for!
A warm space to practice, a vibrant community of yogis, and for those of you get one - a day off :)
As we near the end of the year, we will modify our schedule a bit over the holidays to give students and staff time off to be with family and friends.
This Thanksgiving week, we plan to run our schedule as normal with the exception of Thanksgiving Day.
All regular classes are canceled on Thursday November 22nd.
We will offer a SLOW FLOW class at 8am for those who want to get in a yoga practice before their festivities.
Our ALL LEVELS Thanksgiving Day class will be taught by Katie Dunlap. This is a donation-based class meaning, the class is free to attend - any donations offered will be donated to Feeding America of West Michigan.
Class size is limited so be sure to pre-register for class so we know how many will be attending.
Stay tuned for our Christmas holiday schedule coming soon…
“There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.”
-Joe L. Wheeler
Although Summer hasn't officially come to an end, the kids are back in school and we're feeling that familiar pull to get back into a routine.
Instead of fighting the end of Summer - embrace this beautiful time of transition! Clean out your closets, Change your diet and Fall Back in Love with your Yoga Practice.
We're here to help!
Our new schedule starts Monday September 10th.
We're adding a few of your favorites back to the schedule, new classes and class times, and offering workshops/special events this Fall. Read more about the changes here --> http://bit.ly/TSYFALLSCHED2018
We're running our
ANNUAL BACK-TO-SCHOOL SALE*
on 5 and 10 class passes
- you don't want to wait to pick yours up -
this is our last sale before Christmas!
Click on the link to go right to the Sale* -->
The sale will run through Sunday September 16th @ Midnight!
*Classes must by used by December 31, 2018
We will be raising the price of our Unlimited Yoga Membership in October and changing the commitment minimum commitment from 3 months to 1 year.
If you're already on our Unlimited Yoga Membership,
you will NOT be effected by the increase.
If you've been thinking about practicing yoga more consistently,
now is the time to do it! Our current monthly membership is $79/month - that's as low as $2.39/class!!!!
This option is our most popular membership option, striking a perfect balance between availability and cost. With this membership you get unlimited access to all of our regularly scheduled classes. And includes a free guest pass each month so you can bring a friend!
$79 /Month Autopay
As low as $2.39 per class
One Guest Pass per month to share
90-day commitment, month-to-month after 90 days
Need some inspiration to get back on your mat?
Want to dive deeper into your yoga practice?
Check out our workshops and special events this Fall!
Whether you're just beginning your yoga journey or have been practicing for years - there is something for everyone.
- Pre-Registration is required for all events -
We are here for you!
We will continue our walking group this Fall -
We meet every Wednesday @ 8am
at The Studio Yoga
for a 45-60minute walk around our neighborhood.
It's a great way to get to know fellow yoga students, gets your heart rate pumping and gets you outside in the fresh air.
If there's a topic you'd like us to explore, let us know -
call or email your suggestion to email@example.com.
Interested in a private session for yourself or a loved one?
Need an team building event for your work group or a private party?
We can help coordinate -
email us for information at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
-F. Scott Fitzergerald
The Studio Yoga Team
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