yoga on tap! with Kristin Fiore and Gonzo’s/saugatuck brewing co.
Date: Sunday, August 25
Time: 11am @ Saugatuck Brewing Co. Kalamazoo
Join Down Dog Yoga Center for a fun outdoor class at Saugatuck Brewing Co. (formally known as Gonzo’s) in Kalamazoo! Bring your friends, beer aficionados and yogis alike, and enjoy the poses, pints, and good times that follow. Pre-registration strongly encouraged due to popularity of this event.
Beginner’s welcome; Ages 21+
Bring your own yoga mat/towel
Cost includes 1 hour yoga class PLUS a beer after class
STAND UP PADDLE BOARD YOGA WITH KRISTIN FIORE
Dates: Tuesday, August 27
Time: 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost: $30 (includes equipment rental by Lee's Adventure Sports), $20 (with own board)
Location: Long Lake (see details below)
Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga (SUP Yoga) combines our love of nature, adventure, and yoga - whether you are a first time paddle boarder or a lifelong yogi, come explore your practice on the water of Long Lake! We begin on land with an introduction to SUP equipment and safety before we take a short paddle and drop our anchors for class. SUP Yoga focuses on getting comfortable moving on a floating surface and connecting to our playful spirit. Class ends with a sweet savasana (final relaxation) lying down on our boards and settling into our fluid nature.
SUP Yoga is limited to 12 Participants:
8 spots are available with rental equipment including a paddle board, paddle, anchor, and life jacket delivered to Long Lake. NOTE: Reservations including rental equipment must be made at least 24 hours before class.
4 spots are available for students with their own boards/paddles/life jacket. NOTE: Life jacket is required on your SUP by law. Online registration is NOT available for this pricing option - please call the studio at 269-993-2486 to sign up if you are providing your own equipment.
When registering, please give us a current cell phone number in case we need to contact you regarding a weather cancellation or change of location due to water conditions
Plan to arrive a few minutes early to get familiar with equipment and be ready to start class at 5:45pm.
SUP Yoga meets at the public boating access for Long Lake: 4599 Long Lake Dr, Portage, MI 49002.
SUP Yoga classes sell out quickly - register online below or via phone for individual class dates. Due to high demand, we do not accept unpaid registrations; please have credit card information ready if registering over the phone.
Yoga in the beer garden at Arcadia Ales kalamazoo
Date: Wednesdays, June 5 through August 31
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cost: $10 cash
Join Jeremy and Steph for yoga in Arcadia's beer garden this summer - bring your mat and enjoy a refreshing midweek stretch in the beautiful outdoors! Down Dog will offer Yoga at Arcadia Kalamazoo every Wednesday from 6-7pm in June, July, and August. The $10 fee, payable at Arcadia's bar, includes one beer or non-alcoholic beverage plus an hour yoga class.
Due to the popularity of Yoga in the Beer Garden, you can only register three days before each class - and space is limited - so be sure to sign up every week to save your spot! Pre-registered participants will be notified if class is cancelled due to weather.
Register Online using link below (opens 3 days before the date):
GOAT YOGA with Soil Friends farm
Date: Saturday dates listed below
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Join Down Dog Yoga Center for Goat Yoga at Soil Friends Farm in Galesburg, MI. Bring a beach towel and/or your yoga mat and enjoy this lighthearted practice in the pasture alongside the playful goats! After class, spend some time around the farm - enjoy their farm fresh egg and pancakes breakfast, homemade doughnuts, flowers, produce shopping, and more. NOTE: Space is limited for this fun and unique event, so be sure to pre-register to save your spot. Pre-registered participants will be notified if class is cancelled due to weather. Register online using the links below or call to be added to a wait-list:
Date: Sunday, September 15
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!
fall equinox gong celebration WITH JULIE CHASE
Date: Friday, September 20
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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 Fall 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.
MOM & BABY YOGA WORKSHOP with Johanna potter
Date: Sunday, September 22
Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
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? We also offer Prenatal Yoga - check out our upcoming prenatal sessions.
Yoga Uncorked at the SkyDeck WITH KRISTIN FIORE
Date: Friday, September 27
Time: 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Cost: $20 (includes yoga and a glass of wine)
Yoga + Wine? Wine not! Join Down Dog Yoga Center at the SkyDeck for a special Yoga Uncorked event. Enjoy a delightful Friday evening yoga class with a view of the Kalamazoo skyline, then stay to celebrate the start of your weekend with friends. This is one-of-a-kind yoga event you won't want to miss and space is limited - sign up now to save your spot!
Beginners welcome; Ages 21+
Cost includes 1 hour yoga class PLUS a glass of wine (or non-alcoholic drink) after class
Bring your own yoga mat/towel
Plan to arrive at 4:30pm so class can begin and end on time before the SkyDeck doors open to the general public
Wine a little, laugh a lot...cheers to Yoga and Community!
fall yoga retreat at watervale with Cynthia Hoss
Date: Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29
Time: 5:00pm Friday - 1:00pm Sunday
Cost: $395 early registration (or) $425 after September 1
Location: Watervale Inn in Arcadia, MI
Join Cynthia for a delightful Fall Yoga Retreat: Off the Mat and Into Life - Yoga, Ayurveda, & Self Inquiry! During this weekend retreat we will explore the fundamental philosophies and principles behind Ayurvedic practices for health and longevity, evaluate our imbalances, and discuss natural remedies that help us return to balance, radiant health, and vitality! Specific instruction will be given to common areas of concern including tips to enhance deep and restful sleep, nourish dry joints and tissues, reduce anxiety and stay centered and calm as we plug into new routines of support and stability for the fall season.
Weekend Retreat Includes:
4 yoga sessions
2 nights lodging plus 2 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 fabulous dinners
2 two hour workshops on Ayurveda & Yoga
Plus hiking, aroma therapy, foot massage, journaling, creative play, and rest!
Contact Cynthia Hoss directly at 269-352-7323 (or) email@example.com to register or with any questions.
6am yoga challenge with steph unsworth
Date: October 1 - November 26
Time: 6am Tuesdays and Thursdays
Cost: $150 (includes 17 classes - that’s less than $9/class!)
Join in our Fall 6am Yoga Challenge for the months of October and November and experience the benefits of waking up with yoga twice a week: Tuesdays focus on strengthening and energizing, and Thursdays focus on deeper stretching and relaxation. Commit to the practice and see the results - rise and shine with us to get your day off to a great start!
All challenge participants are automatically registered for two months of 6am classes (Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 1 - November 21). Everyone who completes the challenge, attending all 17 classes, will be entered for a chance to win studio merchandise. NOTE: Participants can make up 2 classes during the challenge session dates, but additional missed classes cannot be made up and no refunds will be given. See the teacher, Steph Unsworth, for details regarding class make up options.
Ayur-yoga afternoon retreat WITH CYNTHIA HOSS
Date: Friday, October 11
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Get grounded, be nourished, and relax! This fall afternoon retreat helps us evaluate and work with imbalances through the practice of Yoga & Ayurveda to support maintaining health and longevity as we settle into the cooler season. The afternoon includes a grounding yoga practice focused on joint mobility and lubrication, foot massage, learning/discussion time, restorative yoga, yoga nidra, and metta meditation for nourishment and rest. Feel relaxed and centered as you plug into new routines of support and stability. Take time to slow down with a cup of chai and “be” during this afternoon retreat!
REst & Digest WITH CYNTHIA HOSS
Date: Saturday, November 30
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Enjoy this special Thanksgiving weekend practice that focuses on resting, supporting, and restoring your body and spirit for the holiday season. This workshop explores breath-work, gentle flows, practices to strengthen our (post-turkey) digestion, heart openers and relaxing yin poses. Settle in, supported by props, and allow yourself to unwind under Cynthia's care and guidance. Class ends with a guided meditation (yoga nidra) to leave you feeling peaceful and complete inside and out.
CANDLELIT YIN FOR HOLIDAY STRESS RELIEF WITH CYNTHIA HOSS
Date: Friday, December 13
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Go inward, slow down, rest and receive. This candlelit yin and restorative practice includes chanting, meditation, slow movement, and stillness. Quiet the mind during this relaxing evening retreat with Cynthia; the perfect antidote to holiday stress.