CANDLELIT VALENTINE'S DAY PARTNER YOGA WITH KRISTIN FIORE

Date:  Friday, February 15

Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm

Cost:  $15/person - please register each person individually

Connect to yourself and your partner in this special Valentine's Day candlelit couples yoga practice.  Unwind from the week as you harmonize breath, movement, and energy with the love and support of your partner.  Sign up early as this class has limited space available and sells out quickly.

Register Online HERE for Partner Yoga - this class is currently SOLD OUT!


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION  

Date:  Sunday, February 17

Time:  1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cost:  FREE - On Donation

Practice sitting, walking and guided meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hahn, as well as discussing the joys and challenges of practicing mindfulness in our daily lives. This is a FREE/On Donation event led by Sara Houseman and the Mindfulness Meditation Community of Kalamazoo.  Offered once a month (the third Sunday of each month) at Down Dog Yoga Center.   No meditation experience or pre-registration necessary; come give it a try! 

FREE Online Registration for Mindfulness Meditation


down dog and drams with kristin fiore & Grand Traverse distillery  

Date: Sunday, February 17

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Cost: $20

Yoga is good for body, mind, and spirits in this light-hearted yoga class at the Grand Traverse Distillery Kalamazoo tasting room! Join Down Dog Yoga Center for this fun event that includes 1 hour yoga class PLUS a dram of the spirit of your choice (vodka, gin, rum, or whiskey) or a non-alcoholic mocktail. Grab your friends and raise a glass to good times, yoga, and community! Beginners welcome; ages 21+ only. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel for this special event.  

Register Online HERE for Down Dog and Drams


6am Yoga Challenge with steph wiley

Date: March 5 - April 30

Time: 6am Tuesdays and Thursdays

Cost: $150 (includes 17 classes - that’s less than $9/class!)

Start your spring with Yoga – a great time to detox the body and clear the mind!  Join our 6am Yoga Challenge and experience the benefits of waking up with Yoga twice a week: Tuesdays will focus on strengthening and energizing, and Thursdays will focus on deeper stretching and relaxation.

All challenge participants are automatically registered for two months of 6am classes (Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 5 - April 30) and everyone who attends all 17 classes will receive a FREE Down Dog Yoga Center glass water bottle PLUS a chance to win a 5 class pack valued at $70. Note: missed classes cannot be made up or refunded. Commit to the practice and see the results...rise and shine with us to get your spring off to a great start! 

Register online HERE for the 6am Yoga Challenge!


girlfriends getaway: Beejoyful Yoga Event with kristin fiore & Beejoyful wraps

Date: Saturday, March 9

Time: 9:00am and 11:00am

Cost: $10

Gather your girlfriends and come downtown for a fun day of activities, relaxation, shopping, and dining! Join us at the studio at 9am or 11am for a special Down Dog Yoga Center and BeeJoyful Wraps yoga+craft event that includes a relaxing yoga class and time to make a reusable beeswax food wrap. Head back into your day with more joy in your body and a BeeJoyful reusable wrap to take home - good for you, good for the planet!

Register Online via the Girlfriends Getaway Website


spring equinox gong celebration  WITH JULIE CHASE

Date: Friday, March 15

Time:  7:00pm - 8:30pm

Cost:  $20

Equinoxes and Solstices are astronomical events that mark the cycle of the sun throughout the year, indicating change between the four seasons. Observing and celebrating these events connects us to our own inner cycles and creates an opportunity for reflection, enlightenment, and awakening. This process allows us to walk the internal spiritual path of enlightenment where we discover harmony and alignment to our own inner Mystic. Join us for a Spring Equinox Seasonal Gong Celebration to renew your inner light through the deep relaxing sound of Sacred Gongs. Dress in comfortable clothing to sit or lie down and feel free to bring anything that might help you get comfortable - the studio has blankets, bolsters, and yoga mats for your use.

Register Online HERE for Gong Celebration


relax. Restore. Reset. with Indira Kate

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost: $20

This mid-week two hour class explores restorative yoga shapes enhanced by delicious hands-on assists designed to melt you into perfect harmony with the present moment. Each shape and pose in this class is geared towards deep relaxation. Deep relaxation stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanism by turning off the fight-or-flight (or stress) response. When your physical body is relaxed, you will naturally feel more able to deal with the inevitable curve balls that life sometimes throws at us. This class is the perfect reset button for transitioning into the rest of your week with ease.

Register Online HERE for Relax. Restore. Reset


chakra renewal RETREAT  WITH CYNTHIA HOSS AND KRISTIN FIORE

Location:  GilChrist Retreat Center - Three Rivers, MI

Date:  Friday, March 22 - Sunday, March 24

Time:  6pm Friday - Noon Sunday

Cost:  $225 for the weekend (does not include lodging- see details below)

This weekend retreat is an invitation to journey inward to balance and re-energize body, mind, and spirit as we move from winter hibernation to spring rejuvenation! We will explore the 7 energetic centers called chakras in this dynamic and contemplative retreat. As we become more familiar with each chakra through yoga and meditation, breath-work, chanting, and journaling, we can open to greater awareness of our innate life force and experience subtle shifts toward greater acceptance, healing, and wholeness. GilChrist provides a beautiful natural backdrop for our journey inward, and Kristin and Cynthia’s gentle guidance invites us into movement, meditation, rest, and connection. Join us for this spring renewal!

Retreat price includes: (2) 2-hour yoga practices and (2) 3-hour yoga practices with Cynthia and Kristin, Saturday dinner and circle gathering, plus time to explore the land at GilChrist, rest, reflect and journal.

Lodging: GilChrist has a limited number of cabins for rent at $50/night (overflow lodging is at The Hermitage). Please contact GilChrist directly to make your lodging arrangements. Friday check in can begin as early as 2pm and Sunday check out is by 2pm.

Meals: Saturday dinner is provided, all other meals will be on your own. GilChrist cabins include equipped kitchens, and The Hermitage has a communal kitchen as well as offering 3 meals a day.

Retreat questions? Email kristin@downdogyogacenter.com or cynthia@downdogyogacenter.com

Register Online HERE for Spring Chakra Renewal Retreat


MOM & BABY YOGA WORKSHOP  WITH johanna potter

Date:  Sunday, March 31

Time:  12:30pm - 2:00pm

Cost:  $20

Enjoy Yoga with your baby in this fun postnatal class!  The first half of class focuses on mom, stretching and strengthening with baby, and the last half focuses on baby stretches and massage.  The benefits to your baby include stimulated circulation, increased body awareness, improved sleep patterns, relief from gas and colic, and relaxation.  Let yoga and massage deepen the bond between you and explore how Yoga can support you during this busy time of caring for a new baby.  This workshop is designed for babies under 12 months or before walking.

Know someone who is expecting? Johanna also teaches Prenatal Yoga - check out our upcoming prenatal sessions.

Register Online HERE for Mom Baby Yoga


AYURVEDIC SPRING CLEANSE WITH KARA AUBIN

Weekly Yoga Asana Class: four Wednesdays, April 3 - 24 from 7:00-8:30pm
Pre-Cleanse at Home Preparation: April 20-25
Weekend Workshop at Down Dog: Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28

Cost:  $285 includes 4 weekly classes, pre-cleanse prep, and weekend workshop

Spring Cleaning. We all recognize that there’s something about the natural energy of spring that supports our desire to clean up and clear out. We desire to lighten the accumulation of winter, and spring is a time of increased energy to do just that.

Ayurveda views seasonal transitions to be important opportunities for cleansing and rejuvenation. The transition from winter to spring is a time to clear the excess heavy and cold qualities and weight that have accumulated throughout the winter and spring, and which unchecked lead to seasonal colds, allergies, and excess weight. During this weekend workshop we’ll take an Ayurvedic, food-based approach to cleansing and rejuvenation, a gentle effective approach will leave you feeling clearer, cleaner, and renewed.

The Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse includes:

  • 4 weekly Cleanse Prep classes of Ayurvedic teachings and yoga practices to make your cleanse process easier and more effective.

  • Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle teachings, Ayurvedic cooking class, yoga practice, pre and post-cleanse suggested practices, recipes, and shopping list.

  • A group experience to offer support and camaraderie during the cleansing process.

  • Ayurvedic meals to support rejuvenation during the weekend workshop: Saturday breakfast and lunch, Sunday breakfast

Weekend Workshop Schedule:
Friday, April 26: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, April 27: 8:30am - 4:00pm (includes cooking session)
Sunday, April 28: 8:30am - 11:30am

Kara Aubin is an Ayurvedic Practitioner trained by Dr. Vasant Lad, a preeminent Ayurvedic physician and founder of the Ayurvedic Institute, in Albuquerque, NM. She specializes in weaving together the sciences of Yoga & Ayurveda in ways that offer life transforming experiences as well as pathways to radical wellness. Join her to learn more in this weekend workshop!

Note: Registration ends on Friday, April 3.  No refunds will be given once pre-cleanse materials have been emailed/communicated to participants. If there is a need to cancel after that time, your payment may only be credited towards the Ayurvedic Fall Cleanse Weekend.

Register Online HERE for Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse