Weekly Drop-In Classes

Classes listed below are open to drop-ins at our Weekly Drop-In Pricing.  Read class descriptions or Contact Down Dog Yoga Center for help finding classes that are a great fit for you!  Click here to see Semester Classes or a list of Classes by Level.

6am Yoga:      Taught by Jen Claus (Tuesdays) and Erin Tonda (Thursdays)                                                               

Experience the benefits of waking up to yoga with this delightful morning class - set an intention for your day, breathe, stretch, and move with more awareness and ease.  Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays as we salute the sun and open our hearts in this early morning practice. Rise and Shine!  See Class Schedule Here

Deeper Practices:      Taught by Cynthia Hoss

This dynamic practice takes you inward with meditative awareness as we awaken to the present through the use of pranayama (yogic breathing techniques), mantra (sound), asana (postures), and meditation. Deeper Practices utilizes a monthly focus to help you build upon your skills and attune to the wisdom of your body, mind, and spirit. Challenge your edge consciously as the energetic channels open and re-balance in this integrative class!  Previous yoga experienced required.  See Class Schedule Here  

  • Oct - Dharana (concentration) - focusing the mind on an object such as a candle flame or mantra

  • Nov - Dhyana (meditation) - a state of being keenly aware without a specific focus

  • Dec - Samadhi (oneness) - absorption in the oneness of the universe where there is only the experience of truth

Energizing Hatha Yoga:      Taught by Kara Aubin 

Rise and shine in this Monday morning practice!  Awaken your inner radiance and healing potential through the use of pranayama (yogic breathing techniques), mantra (sound), asana (postures), and meditation.  Open energetic pathways and support your being with natural alignment from the core.  Start your week with this dynamic and deep class to explore prana, release deep-seated tensions, and enhance well-being on all levels!  See Class Schedule Here

Gentle Yoga:      Taught by Christine Peckels 

In this supportive and fun class you are encouraged to be gentle with your body!  Gentle Yoga offers an opportunity to explore your current status and then move beyond that to discover new depths within yourself.  Props such as blocks, straps, bolsters, blankets, and chairs are used to modify postures and support you in this gentle paced class.  Beginners welcome.  See Class Schedule Here

Healthy Core & Back      Taught by Cynthia Hoss

This class focuses on activating and strengthening core muscles for ease of movement and a healthy spine. Flowing postures, short sequences, and targeted holds will be explored for strength and stability of the lower back and pelvis, with a secondary focus on the shoulders and hips. Suggestions will be offered to accommodate limited range of motion due to injury, surgery, overuse, aging issues, etc.  As we discover the key elements to moving from our core, we cultivate ease in body and mind both on and off the mat - join us to experience these therapeutic benefits firsthand.  Beginners welcome.  See Class Schedule Here 

Healthy Core & Balance      Taught by Cynthia Hoss

This class focuses on recruiting core muscles for balance, agility, stability, and endurance. Gentle, rhythmic movement of the muscles and joints helps relieve stiffness, encourage circulation, and stimulate lymphatic flow to restore energy and focus to the body and mind. Attention to the breath in short flowing sequences and targeted holds brings awareness to how we transition from one thing to another both on and off the mat. Suggestions will be offered to accommodate limited range of motion due to injury, surgery, overuse, aging issues, etc. Join us to experience the therapeutic benefits of yoga firsthand as we seek to re-balance our physical and energetic systems.  Beginners welcome.  See Class Schedule Here  

Heated Vinyasa:      Taught by Jeremy Blair

Finish off the day with this powerful heated flow designed to detoxify the body as you build strength and flexibility!  Find the perfect blend of sweat and serenity in this popular evening class.  Showers are available so you can transition easily from class to a relaxing evening at home or a night on the town!  See Class Schedule Here  

Heated Weekend Detox:      Taught by Jaime Gram and Suzi Batdorff

Indulged a little too much over the weekend?  Feeling sluggish, dull or heavy?  Join in this heated, detoxifying Sunday yoga flow to renew energy, improve strength and flexibility, and prepare for the week ahead.  Work with a variety of poses to wring out toxins, aid digestion, and increase blood flow.  Break a sweat and have some fun as we detox and purify!  See Class Schedule Here

HIIT Yoga Fusion:      Taught by Mia Leibold

Get fit and have fun in this class that combines high intensity interval training (HIIT) with yoga. Join personal trainer Mia Leibold to start your Saturday with an assortment of exercises and yoga flows designed to increase strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. The first part of class includes heart pumping movement set to lively music; the last part of class slows down and turns inward for deep yin yoga stretches to cool the body and calm the mind. Leave feeling uplifted and ready for the rest of your weekend! You can drop in to this class using regular studio pricing, or commit to class from Sept 8 - Oct 27 and receive all 8 classes for only $80. To save by registering for the 8 week session, use this link:  September 8 - October 27  

Mindful Connections     Taught by Kristin Fiore

This Friday practice encourages us to unwind the stress held in our system and delve into our experience of living. We will explore fluid movement as well as the use of props in both active and restful postures to help us unravel tension and reconnect to the intelligence of the body. Move with mindfulness, connect to yourself and a sense of community, and head in to the weekend feeling refreshed!  See Class Schedule Here

Monday FlowMotion      Taught by Elli Baartman

This new class combines elements of yang and yin into an all-levels rhythmic flow set to the pace of your own breath. Students will experience a mix of guided and free-flowing movement and meditation, allowing each individual to craft a personalized practice. Let go of Monday and dive into the week with renewed energy, freedom, and ease!  See Class Schedule Here

Pranayama & Meditation      Taught by Cynthia Hoss

This class explores the benefits of pranayama (yogic breathing techniques), bhandas (harnessing energy), and meditation through experiential practices, lecture and discussion. Each class culminates with meditation and a yoga nidra guided relaxation. See how these practices can subtly awaken energy and vitality, calm and still the mind, help maintain constitutional balance, and ensure that the brain and every cell in the body receives more oxygen. Enhance clarity and balance as you invite more harmony into your being with these revitalizing and relaxing techniques.  See Class Schedule Here

Warriors Path: Warrior of the Light      Taught by Kara Aubin  

Practice helps us develop the tools to walk on the peaceful path of the yogi warrior; a path that requires our fierce compassion, determination, and commitment to right action. Using Paulo Coelho's Warrior of the Light we'll weave the techniques of yoga into a practice that nourishes, fortifies, and challenges you as training for life off the mat. Previous yoga experience is recommended for this level II/III class.  See Class Schedule Here

Yin-To-Yang Yoga      Taught by Indira Kate Kalmbach

Whether you are tired and in need of rest or feeling sluggish and wanting movement, this class delivers. Join Indira for a harmonious yoga sequence geared toward bringing you into balance. Following the traditional way of yin yoga, class will begin with passive yin shapes that target connective tissue and myofascia, then we will transition into strengthening yang poses before ending with a guided relaxation. The graceful arc of this class - beginning and ending slowly, with a mindful active portion in the middle - is intended to guide you to a place of focused awareness that leads to inner harmony and peace. This class is open to students of all ages and levels of experience.  See Class Schedule Here

Yin Yoga      Taught by Cynthia Hoss

Slow down with this quiet yin practice that targets the deeper connective tissue - tendons, fascia, and ligaments - with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving overall flexibility. Poses are held for 3-5 minutes with very little muscular engagement, supported by props and the gentle guidance of Cynthia. Yin Yoga is a perfect compliment to stronger, more dynamic (yang) styles of yoga and exercise, such as running, walking, hiking, and biking. Relax into deep stretches in this meditative yoga practice. Beginners Welcome.  See Class Schedule Here

Yoga for Men:      Taught by Kyle Thompson

Yoga for Men is an open level class taught from a man's point of view and designed to introduce men to the benefits of yoga.  Explore physical poses for balance and core strength, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to help you cope with the daily stresses and demands of your life.  The physical practice aims to open areas of the body that men find most challenging- it’s okay if you can’t touch your toes!  Bring your sense of humor!  Beginners welcome.  See Class Schedule Here

Yoga for Working Stiffs:      Taught by Erin Tonda and Suzi Batdorff

Feeling stiff and stressed from a long day at the office?  Yoga for Working Stiffs helps ease the tension in your body and mind.  Stretch tight areas such as shoulders, hips, hamstrings, and the low back as we let go of the demands of the day and rest in the present moment.  Increase flexibility and prioritize your health- leave feeling refreshed and renewed!  Beginners welcome.  See Class Schedule Here

Weekly Cash Discount Classes

Classes listed below are open to drop-ins for $10 if you pay Cash.   You may also pay for Cash Discount Classes using credit cards or class packages at our usual Weekly Drop-In Pricing. Read class descriptions and Contact Down Dog Yoga Center  with any questions. 

Campus & Community:      Taught by Kristin Fiore

Campus & Community explores how yoga can address the stress and busy schedules of college life and beyond with mindful practices that balance strength and fluidity, work and rest.  De-stress and re-energize in this engaging class as we invite movement, awareness, creativity, and health into our body and life.  Not a student? This class is for you too! Campus & Community is available at our $10 student rate for anyone paying cash - join us!  See Class Schedule Here

Restorative Unwindings      Taught by Aubrey Butts

Feeling tired as you approach the mid-week hump? Treat yourself to this calming, restorative Wednesday night offering to unwind tension with breathing practices, slow deliberate movements, relaxing postures supported by props, and an extended savasana for deep rest. A short seated meditation will round out the evening - head home feeling supported by your community and centered for the remainder of the week. Restore, recharge and reconnect in this cash discount class - only $10 if you pay cash!  Beginners welcome.  See Class Schedule Here 

Sunday Reboot      Taught by Pat Plasko

Plug in and restart as we prep body and mind for the week ahead. This class utilizes both active and relaxing postures, as well as movement within postures, to cultivate balance, fluidity, and strength. In the spirit of self-study, all are encouraged to explore and adapt the practice to suit individual needs - come to your own place of reflective movement and inner stillness. This class is open to all levels of experience - everyone needs a Sunday Reboot!  See Class Schedule Here

Yoga for Emotional Balance:      Taught by Kyle Thompson (subbed by Indira Kate Kalmbach through October)

Begin to feel better with yoga!  Drawing from traditional yogic teachings and modern psychological research, this class is designed to help you feel your best. In addition to relaxation and stress management techniques, specific poses and sequences will be introduced to address anxiety and depression.  Open to all levels, no previous yoga experience is necessary - only $10 if you pay cash!  See Class Schedule Here

Yoga Sampler:      Taught by Down Dog Staff

Our Saturday Yoga Sampler is a mixed level, cash discount class taught by a different Down Dog staff teacher each week so you can explore a broad range of yoga and teaching styles. Drop in to sample a fun and unique yoga class every weekend - only $10 if you pay cash!  A great deal for anyone who wants to get to know our teaching staff and diversify their practice. Beginners welcome.  See Class Schedule Here

Semester Classes

Classes listed below require Pre-Registration.  Click on session dates to register online or call 269-993-2486.  Space is limited - sign up today to ensure your spot! Semester classes may be open to Drop-In if session is not full (price varies depending on the class). Check with us about dropping in or joining mid-session.  Note: missed classes cannot be made up or refunded for semester classes. 

Prenatal Yoga:      Taught by Johanna Potter

Prenatal yoga is an ideal way to support your body, mind, and well-being during pregnancy.  Work with postures to improve balance and circulation, tone and strengthen muscles, and ease into the changes that are taking place.  Learn breathing techniques and relaxation, empowering yourself with useful tools to stay focused and calm during labor and on into motherhood!  Join in this safe and supportive weekly yoga practice to help alleviate some of the common discomforts and stresses of pregnancy.  This 6 week semester class brings together pregnant women of all ages and stages; please consult your physician or midwife before beginning prenatal yoga if you have any questions or concerns.  $80 for 6 week session, Thursdays from 5:45-7:00pm. Class is limited to 15 women - sign up now to reserve your spot! 

Beginning Yoga Fundamentals      Taught by Suzi Batdorff

Perfect for those who want to start at the beginning and explore the fundamentals of yoga!  Beginning Fundamentals introduces you to basic yoga poses and proper alignment, yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques to promote well-being and good health.  Join experienced teacher Suzi and enjoy improved flexibility and balance while learning to practice yoga safely and effectively in this fun beginning yoga class!  $108 for 8 week session, Mondays 5:45-7:00pm.  Sign up now to reserve your spot as this class fills quickly and is limited to 15 students.

NEW  Beginning Yoga & Ayurveda      Taught by Kara Aubin   

Yoga & Ayurveda are often described as sister sciences. When practiced together, these two symbiotic modalities bring physical, energetic, and mental balance to your daily life and help you feel better! 

Beginning Yoga & Ayurveda Part 1 introduces the practice of Yoga asana through the lens of Ayurveda. You'll build strength and flexibility, learn safe alignment and different categories of yoga postures, and begin to experience the stress-reducing and mind-quieting contemplative practices of yoga and meditation.

Beginning Yoga & Ayurveda Part 2 introduces the practices of Ayurveda that create daily wellness; cultivate more physical, energetic, and mental resiliency; and support your yoga practice. You'll be introduced to the 5 Element System of Ayurveda, learn how your birth constitution informs your health, and utilize yoga to have more energy, stay healthier, and feel more yourself!

Join Kara Aubin, E-RYT 500 & Ayurvedic Practitioner, for these impactful 6 week sessions to learn more about the life-changing and supportive sciences of Yoga & Ayurveda. $80 per 6 week session, Wednesdays 5:30-6:45pm.  Sign up now to reserve your spot! 

 NOTE: Our Beginning Yoga classes are suitable for all ages and body types but not recommended for pregnant women (see prenatal yoga) or individuals with significant illness or injury.  Private sessions can be scheduled to address specific needs in a safe, one on one setting.  Please check with your doctor and the instructor or studio if you have any questions or are unsure if it is a good time for you to begin a yoga practice.  

NEW  HIIT Yoga Fusion:      Taught by Mia Leibold

Get fit and have fun in this new 8 week series that combines high intensity interval training (HIIT) with yoga. Join personal trainer Mia Leibold to start your Saturday with an assortment of exercises and yoga flows designed to increase strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. The first part of class includes heart pumping movement set to lively music; the last part of class slows down and turns inward for deep yin yoga stretches to cool the body and calm the mind. Leave feeling uplifted and ready for the rest of your weekend!  $80 for 8 week session, Saturdays from 9:00-10:00am. Sign up now to reserve your spot in this all levels yoga fusion class!

MamaCore:      Taught by Dr. Kate Antoniotti

This class blends the wisdom of Yoga with the principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (functional rehab) specific to the needs of postpartum mamas. We will move slowly, breathe deeply, and connect to our bodies with a focus on diastasis healing, core strengthening, and pelvic floor re-integration. MamaCore is both a class and a movement: we recognize that women's healthcare is often lacking the guidance and support mothers need in order to understand the unique changes of their postpartum body. Dr. Kate's class combines the movements to build strength and balance with the community to build connection and support as we navigate the motherhood transition.  $80 for 6 week session, Thursdays

  • This class will be back on the schedule in January - look for new session dates/times to be added soon.