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 Morning Flow:      Taught by Jen Claus (Tuesdays) and Aubrey Butts (Thursdays)                                                                   

Experience the benefits of waking up to yoga with this delightful morning flow - 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

NEW Asana from the Inside Out (Feb 8 - March 29)     Taught by Kara Aubin                                                                   

If yoga is to be an integral part of our self-care and healing, we'll need a deeper understanding of asana. What part of us "does" a yoga pose? Is it the physical body? Is it the energetic body or mental body? Is asana something we perform or embody? Join ParaYoga teacher and Ayurvedic Practitioner, Kara Aubin, for this exploration of asana (poses), pranayama (breathing techniques), and meditation to discover the inner pathways of asana and how traversing these depths moves us from experiencing our yoga to being our yoga. This 8 week Thursday evening drop-in class will run from February 8 through March 29 - drop in and give it a try! All levels welcome.  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!  Previous yoga experienced required.  See Class Schedule Here  

Ashtanga Inspiration     Taught by Jenny Lee     

The practice of Ashtanga Yoga follows a structured sequence of poses with a breath-centered vinyasa flow designed to activate prana, warm and cleanse the body, and bring balance to our system. Join Jenny for this new vinyasa class that explores parts of the Primary Series as we work towards the full Primary Series, including modifications. Each class begins and ends with mantra (chanting) and includes a short Yoga Nidra (restful guided meditation) to help you leave feeling calm and centered. This class is open to all levels.  See Class Schedule Here

NEW 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

NEW Heated Flow Zone:      Taught by Jaime Gram

Join Jaime to warm up, get into the zone, and go with the flow in this heated, mixed level Monday practice.  Connect to your breath and move fluidly from one pose to the next as you cultivate strength, balance, and peace - leave feeling strong, rejuvenated, and ready for the week ahead!  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

Heated Vinyasa:      Taught by Jaime Gram (Mondays), Erin Tonda (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 an early bedtime routine or a night out 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

Joint Care & Balance:      Taught by Cynthia Hoss

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 due 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. Beginners welcome.  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 Cynthia Hoss

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 holds, as we approach the core and begin to stretch and strengthen the back with a secondary focus on the shoulders and hips. Beginners welcome.  See Class Schedule Here

Winter Warmings:      Taught by Aubrey Butts

It's true that winter has arrived, but Yoga can help you stay warm and full of light! Join this Saturday morning practice to begin your day with gentle, warming sun salutations before moving inward and getting cozy with yourself. Winter Warmings is a mindful flowing practice that also includes steady postures, breath work, and time to reflect. The perfect start to your weekend! See Class Schedule Here 

Yin Yang Yoga:      Taught by Kristin Fiore

Begin and end the week with breath, movement, stillness, chanting, meditation and awareness. Yin Yang Yoga is offered on Mondays and Fridays and invites us inward as we stretch and strengthen with both active and restorative poses to balance the week. Join Kristin to explore new spaces in our body and life and connect to the joy of being present in this mindful practice.  See Class Schedule Here

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!  Not a student? Campus Flow is available at our $10 student rate for non-students paying cash - join us!  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

Restorative Unwindings:      Taught by Aubrey Butts

Tired from a long week of work and activities? Treat yourself to this calming, restorative Thursday night offering to unwind tension in the body 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 calm and center for the remainder of your week. Restore, recharge and reconnect in this 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 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. 

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 and Beginning Basic Flow are not sequential classes - choose the right class for you or try them both!

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