6AM Yoga Challenge with Steph Wiley

Date: May 2 – June 27

Time: 6am Tuesdays and Thursdays

Cost: $150 (includes 17 classes)

Due to popular demand, our 6am Yoga Challenge is back for the months of May and June! Join in to 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, May 2 - June 27) and will receive a Down Dog Yoga Center bumper sticker. Everyone who completes the challenge, attending all 17 classes, will be entered for a chance to win a 5 class pack (valued at $70).  NOTE: Participants can make up 2 classes during the challenge session dates, but additional missed classes cannot be made up or refunded.  See the teacher, Steph Wiley, for details regarding class make up options.

Register Online HERE for our new 6am Yoga Challenge


AYURVEDIC SPRING CLEANSE weekend workshop WITH KARA AUBIN

Date: Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28

Cost:  $230 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 Weekend includes:

  • 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: 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 Weekend


ART HOP & open house

Date:  Friday, May 3

Time:  5:00pm - 8:00pm

Looking for something fun to do on a Friday night? Stop by our May Art Hop & Open House to meet our new massage therapist Elise Morris and to see the art exhibit, Idyllic, featuring Hali William's drawings that emphasize the connection between all livings beings and explore themes of loss and friendship. Plan to attend our Friday Heated Vinyasa at 5:30pm before enjoying a fun night out in downtown Kalamazoo and it’s sure to be a great start to your weekend!


watervale spring retreat  with Cynthia Hoss

Date/Time:  Friday, May 3 at 5pm - Sunday, May 5 at Noon

Cost: $400

Join Cynthia to Yoga, Hike, and Bike at the Watervale Inn, situated on both Lake Michigan and Lower Herring Lake. Enjoy great food, spectacular trails, lakes, rivers, and nearby beaches as well as delightful yoga sessions in the fun spring retreat!

Weekend Retreat Includes:

  • 4 yoga sessions led by Cynthia

  • 2 nights lodging at the beautiful Watervale Inn

  • 2 full breakfasts and 2 outstanding dinners

  • Bike excursion along the Betsy Valley Trail

  • Time to hike at your leisure throughout the weekend

Contact Cynthia directly to register at (269) 352-7323 or cynthia@downdogyogacenter.com. Make checks payable and mail to Cynthia Hoss, 16698 Mintdale Rd., Constantine, MI 49042 


Yoga Uncorked at the SkyDeck WITH KRISTIN FIORE

Date:  Friday, May 10

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!

Register Online HERE for Yoga Uncorked at the SkyDeck


Kzoo Bike Week: Yoga for cyclists WITH Jeremy Blair

Date:  Saturday, May 18

Time: Noon - 1:00pm

Cost: $10/person

Join Jeremy on Saturday at Noon to finish off Kalamazoo Bike Week with a special Yoga class for Cyclists. Stretch out your legs, hips, back, and shoulders and unwind from the week! You can pre-register below or drop in on Saturday (space permitting).

Register Online HERE for Yoga for Cyclists


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION  

Date:  Sunday, May 19

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


summer solstice gong celebration  WITH JULIE CHASE

Date: Friday, June 21

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 Summer Solstice 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


YOGA ON TAP! WITH KRISTIN FIORE AND Latitude 42

Date:  Sunday, June 23

Time:  11am @ Latitude 42 in Portage

Cost:  $20

Join Down Dog Yoga Center for a fun outdoor class at Latitude 42 in Portage!  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

Register Online HERE for Yoga on Tap at Latitude 42


yoga on tap! with Kristin Fiore and Gonzo’s/saugatuck brewing co.

Date: Sunday, July 21

Time: 11am @ Saugatuck Brewing Co. Kalamazoo

Cost: $20

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

Register Online HERE for Yoga on Tap at Saugatuck Brewing Kalamazoo


Summer day retreat  with Cynthia Hoss

Date:  Friday, July 26

Time:  9:00am - 2:00pm

Cost:  $75

Join Cynthia for a refreshing day of Yoga & Ayurveda to help maintain your summer cool! This day retreat invites you to balance the "doing" of summer excursions, gardening and other outdoor activities, and invigorating yoga classes with the "being" of slower, gentle, meditative practices. Learn techniques to release the heat of the season and be aware of signs of imbalance such as skin rashes, sunburn, bloodshot eyes, digestive complaints, heartburn, hyper-acidity, acne, irritation, impatience, frustration, and anger. Take home a summer grocery list of cooling remedies and other useful tips. Sign up now to enjoy this delightful, soothing, ease-filled day of rest and rejuvenation! Retreat includes:

  • Morning Yoga Practice: moon salutations, cooling pranayama, meditation

  • Signs of Summer Imbalance

  • Practices for Summer Balance

  • Summer Grocery List

  • Afternoon Yoga Practice: Restorative & Yoga Nidra

  • Light lunch and fresh juice

Register Online HERE for Summer Day Retreat


MOM & BABY YOGA WORKSHOP  

Date:  Sunday, September 22

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? We also offer Prenatal Yoga - check out our upcoming prenatal sessions.

Register Online HERE for Mom & Baby Yoga