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.

NEW 2pm Tune Up:      Taught by Aubrey Butts

Midweek, midday...the perfect time to sneak away from the daily grind! Treat yourself to a class that starts with centering and breathing to help you slow down and be present, then enjoy moving and grooving your worries away. Tune in, tune up, and leave feeling refreshed and re-energized for the remainder of your work week. Please arrive on time as class begins promptly and the studio doors will be locked.  See Class Schedule Here

6am Vinyasa:      Taught by Jen Claus                                                                   

Experience the benefits of waking up to yoga with this energizing flow!  Set an intention for your day as you breathe, stretch, and move with ease and awareness.  Join us as we salute the sun and open our hearts in this early morning practice! This class is part of our 6am Spring Yoga Challenge - see details here!  See Class Schedule Here

6am Yoga:      Taught by Suzi Batdorff                                                                   

Rise and shine with 6am Yoga! This class awakens the body with a focus on fine tuning alignment to deepen your practice. Props and hands-on partenering work are utilized to connect to the intelligence of the body and the present moment. Leave feeling strong, centered, and ready for the day! This class is part of our 6am Spring Yoga Challenge - see details here!  See Class Schedule Here 

Advanced 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. Advanced Practices utilizes a monthly focus to help deepen your practice, encouraging you to build upon your skills and attune to the wisdom of your body, mind, and spirit. Challenge your edge consciously, on multiple levels, as the energetic channels open and re-balance in this integrative class!    

  • May- Spring Purification - Radiance, Energy, and Balance

Join Cynthia on Tuesdays to delve into these advanced practices! Previous yoga experienced required.  See Class Schedule Here

Energizing Hatha Yoga:      Taught by Cynthia Hoss

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.  Join Cynthia for this dynamic and playful class to awaken prana, release deep-seated tensions, and enhance well-being on all levels!  See Class Schedule Here

NEW Gentle Yoga:      Taught by Christine Peckels (Wednesday mornings) and Jenny Lee (Thursday evenings)

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

Heated Prana Flow:      Taught by Jenny Lee

This mixed-level heated flow begins with breath and awareness of our energetic system and builds to a more powerful ashtanga-inspired practice. Jenny encourages mindful movement to warm and tone the body and winds down the class with relaxing stretches and calming aromatherapy that leads to the stillness of savasana. The inviting heat helps the body open and release while preparing you for a restful night of sleep. Sweet dreams, Yogi!  See Class Schedule Here 

Heated Vinyasa:      Taught by Liz Shotwell (Wednesdays) and Jeremy Blair (Fridays)

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 night out on the town!  See Class Schedule Here  

Heated Weekend Detox:      Taught by Liz Shotwell 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

Joint Care & Balance:      Taught by Judy Huxmann

Learn to protect and strengthen the joints of the body to experience renewed movement with ease and joy. Suggestions will be made and poses implemented with the support of props to accommodate dysfunctional joints dye to injury, aging issues, etc. Explore holding poses as we gradually apply load to the joints to increase strength, as well as short flowing sequences with attention to the transition from one thing to the next. Class also focuses on the ability to recruit the core muscles for balance poses and the reminder of the essential breath in all that we do.  Judy is also studying sound healing and incorporates the sacred, therapeutic sound of Tibetan bowls in class. Beginners welcome.  See Class Schedule Here

Mindful Unwindings:      Taught by Kristin Fiore

This Monday evening practice is both active and restorative as we seek to unwind the stress held in our system and delve into our experience of living.  Class begins with mantra (chanting), pranayama (yogic breathwork), and a seated meditation before moving into asana (postures).  Props will be used in active and restful poses to help unravel tension and connect to the intelligence of the body. Tune into the subtle as we ground, flow, open, and re-balance body, mind, and spirit. Class ends with the deep rest of savasana.  See Class Schedule Here

Returning to the schedule this fall - Noon Purification:      Taught by Carolyn Freeman

Join Carolyn for a mid-day Monday reset. Class begins with a vigorous and potent asana and breath practice to burn off stress carried in the body, then re-balances with cooling and calming postures in the later part of class. End feeling calm yet alert - ready for the afternoon and the week ahead! This drop-in class is scheduled to run through the end of May and will return to the schedule again in the fall.  See Class Schedule Here

Salute the Sun:      Taught by Aubrey Butts

Bring the summer sun inside with a Saturday morning practice to energize the body, invigorate the spirit, and calm the mind. This flowing class will get you moving, allowing space to explore the breath and attune to the inner wisdom of the body. Let the joyous summer energy guide your practice and get your weekend off to a great start!  See Class Schedule Here

Slow Flow:      Taught by Patricia Plasko

This mid-week practice combines Vinyasa Flow, Yin, and Restorative yoga poses.  Slow flowing sequences involve seated, standing and balancing postures for strength and endurance.  Longer deeper holds cultivate a meditative, inward-focused practice. Modifications are offered, making this a multi-level class.  See Class Schedule Here

Therapeutic Core & Back:      Taught by Judy Huxmann

This class focuses on activating and strengthening core muscles which are the foundation of all bodily movement. Care will be taken to balance both strength and relaxation to develop a functional and happy body. Flowing postures and short sequences will be used, as well as certain targeted Pilates-like exercises, as we approach the core and begin to stretch and strengthen the back with a secondary focus on the shoulders and hips. Inherent in Judy's classes is the reminder that "all is connected" with awareness of the essential breath in all we do. Judy is also studying sound healing and incorporates the sacred, therapeutic sound of Tibetan bowls in class.  Beginners welcome.  See Class Schedule Here

Returning to the schedule this fall - Yin Yang Yoga:      Taught by Kristin Fiore

Begin to transition from week to weekend with breath, movement, and awareness. This class invites us inward as we stretch and strengthen, balancing effort and ease with both active and restorative poses. Explore and enliven the new spaces we are creating in our body and life and connect to the joy of being present in this mindful Friday practice. 

Yin Yoga:      Taught by Cynthia Hoss

Slow down with this quiet yin practice that targets the deeper connective tissue with the aim of increasing circulation 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 complement 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 Jenny Lee

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 Flow:      Taught by Kristin Fiore

Campus Flow explores the flow of yoga and prana (life-force) within us.  Every class is well-rounded and supports a unique experience of strength, fluidity, and centering.  De-stress, re-energize, and go with the flow in this fun and moderately challenging class!  Campus Flow is only $10 for anyone paying cash and is part of our "punch card perks" for students (attend 10 Campus Flow classes and get one FREE)!!!  See Class Schedule Here

Yoga in the Park:      Taught by Liz Shotwell

This dynamic Join us to celebrate Friday with a fun, family-friendly lunch hour yoga practice in Bronson Park! If you need a yoga mat, stop by Down Dog and grab oue, or meet us in the park at the corner of South and Rose. In the event of rain or extreme heat, class will be held at Down Dog Yoga Center. This is a $10 cash discount class. See Class Schedule Here

Relax & Renew:      Taught by Kyle Thompson 

This class is for everybody!  Move slowly and mindfully while learning the basics of Hatha Yoga.  Yoga postures, breathing practices, and relaxation are explored in this open-level class perfect for anyone wanting to relax and renew body, mind, and spirit.  Relax and Renew is a cash discount class- only $10 if you pay cash!  Beginners welcome.  See Class Schedule Here

Yoga for Emotional Balance:      Taught by Kyle Thompson   

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 for You:      Taught by Bridgett Blough

Start your week off right with this mixed level, beginner friendly exploration of yoga.  Yoga for You is a cash discount class- only $10 if you pay cash!  Make friends within a supportive community while building strength, flexibility, awareness, and balance in your body and life.  Don’t be shy- join the pack at Down Dog Yoga Center and give Yoga a try- it's for You! Beginners welcome.  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.  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. 

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 5:30-6:45pm.  Sign up now to reserve your spot as this class fills quickly and is limited to 15 students.

NOTE: Beginning Yoga is suitable for all ages and body types but is not recommended for pregnant women (see prenatal yoga below) 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 if you have any questions or are unsure if it is a good time for you to begin a yoga practice.  

Beginning Yoga: Basic Flow      Taught by Jeremy Blair

Beginning Basic Flow explores linking poses together in a beginner-friendly introduction to vinyasa yoga.  Sequences such as basic sun salutations are introduced, with variations, so that students can learn appropriate modifications for their personal practice.  This is not a floor-based practice; poses will move fluidly between standing and the floor.  Deepen connection to the breath while building strength and flexibility in this flowing semester class.  $108 for 8 week session, Tuesdays 7:00-8:15pm. Sign up now to reserve your spot as this class fills quickly and is limited to 15 students. 

NOTE: Beginning Fundamentals, Beginning Basic Flow, and Beginning Transitions are not sequential classes - choose the right class for you or try them all!

Prenatal Yoga:      Taught by Johanna Potter and Chelsie Downs-Hubbarth

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, Wednesdays 5:30-6:45pm (or) 7:00-8:15pm. Class is limited to 15 women - sign up now to reserve your spot!

The Warrior's Path: 8 Steps to Living Your Yoga:    Taught by Kara Aubin     

We learn yoga on the mat, but ultimately our work is to take yoga off the mat and into our life.  This work of living your yoga is not for the faint of heart, it takes a a Warrior's determination to return to the path again and again.  This asana-based series with Kara Aubin uses the 8 limbs of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras as a framework to explore how we can embody our yoga.  Each semester gives both newer and experienced yogis an opportunity to deepen their yoga practice using the ancient wisdom of the Yoga Sutras in a practical, hands-on manner.  $65 for each 4 week session: Thursday 7:00pm - 8:45pm.  Click on the links below to register for each individual semester. 

The Warrior's Path:  Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation (June 1 - June 22)

During these four weeks we utilize the foundation built by the Yamas and the Niyamas to take a subtle look at the practices of asana and pranayama that ultimately culminate in meditation.  Here the practices begin to yield subtle and powerful change on many levels of our experience.  Asana, pranayama and meditation will be our tools to explore the foundational teachings that have guided the practice of yogis for thousands of years.  

The Warrior's Path:  The Five Pathways of Prana (June 29 - July 27) - 5 week semester for $85

Prana. The animating life force. The vital breath. This subtle essence is responsible for all motor  and sensory functions in the body, as well as bridging our physical body to our more subtle bodies. During this new session if The Warrior's Path, we explore the five pathways that prana travels and how, through our knowledge of these pathways, we can shape our physical, mental, and spiritual experience. Join Kara for an integrated practice of satsang, asana, pranayama, and meditation where you'll imbibe theory and embody practice. 

 

Private Yoga Sessions

This is your time to explore yoga in a way that best supports your health and well-being.  The one-to-one attention you receive in a private session offers a personal practice tailored to meet your needs.  Deepen your practice and work with the guidance of an experienced teacher to explore the benefits of yoga both on and off the mat.  No prior yoga experience necessary.  Prices vary based on length, type of session, and the individual teacher.  Please contact Down Dog Yoga Center to schedule a private session.