SPRING Retreat day WITH CYNTHIA HOSS

Date:  Friday, March 3

Time:  9:00am - 3:00pm

Cost:  $90 Early Bird (or) $100 after Feb 24

Spring season is almost here and it's time for purification and personal renewal. Join Cynthia to evaluate and remedy your imbalances with Yoga and Ayurvedic practices that support maintaining health, longevity, and happiness! Your spring cleaning takes place from the inside out with practices that are dynamic, energizing, invigorating, and stimulating. They stoke the metabolic fires to support melting and eliminating ama (undigested, unprocessed stuff in the bodyand mind) that have accumulated over the winter months. Balance the doing with being during this day retreat to leave you feeling relaxed, centered, and ready to spring forward!

Register online HERE for Spring Retreat Day


Girlfriends getaway yoga class WITH KRISTIN FIORE

Date:  Saturday, March 11

Time:  9:00am

Cost:  $6

Ease into the day with yoga. This special ladies-only yoga class will celebrate friendship as we breathe, stretch, and flow in an uplifting and supportive environment. Leave feeling relaxed and renewed for a day of Girlfriends Getaway fun! This class sells out quickly - register today via the Girlfriends Getaway website

Girlfriends Getaway 2017 is the perfect time to get your girlfriends together and enjoy a fun Saturday in downtown Kalamazoo! Start your day with Yoga at Down Dog Yoga Center, then plan to spend the day shopping, dining, and attending the fashion show and other fun special events with your friends.

Register Online HERE for Girlfriend's Getaway


GIRLFRIENDS GETAWAY: YOGA uncorked WITH KRISTIN FIORE & the wine loft

Date:  Saturday, March 11

Time:  11:00am

Cost:  $15

Yoga + Wine? Wine not! Join Down Dog Yoga Center and The Wine Loft for a special Yoga Uncorked event. Get your girlfriends together to enjoy sipping in the breath and moving with ease, then enjoy a fine wine with friends. This $15 event will be held at The Wine Loft; cost includes a one hour yoga class PLUS a glass of wine. Must be 21 to participate. Please bring your own yoga mat (limited number available on site).  Register today via the Girlfriends Getaway website to save your spot in this fun event - wine a little, laugh a lot! 

Girlfriends Getaway 2017 is the perfect time to enjoy a fun Saturday in downtown Kalamazoo! Join us for Yoga at The Wine Loft, then plan to spend the day shopping, dining, and attending the fashion show and other fun special events with your friends.

Register Online HERE for Girlfriend's Getaway


Introduction to gong puja WITH JULIE CHASE

Date:  Saturday, March 18

Time:  1:00pm - 2:30pm

Cost:  $20

Welcome Spring by joining us on Saturday, March 18 for an Introduction to Gong Puja where participants can renew their inner light through the sound of Sacred Gongs. Gong Puja is a celebration and immersion sound meditation that was originated by Grand Gongmaster, Don Conreaux. Gong pujas are typically offered as 3, 5, or 7-hour events to promote deep relaxation along with a sense of well-being, balance, and peace. However, after approximately 45 minutes, the harmony created by gong tones brings about an inner stillness where deep healing can occur. Introduction to Gong Puja is a great way to experience many of the benefits of a full-length puja. Of course, each participant’s experience is individual and unique.

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 Introduction to Gong Puja


MOM & BABY YOGA WORKSHOP  WITH CHELSIE DOWNS-HUBBARTH

Date:  Sunday, March 19

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.

Register online HERE for Mom & Baby Yoga


SELF CARE FOR WOMEN WORKSHOP  WITH CHELSIE DOWNS-HUBBARTH

Date:  Sunday, March 19

Time:  2:30pm - 4:30pm

Cost:  $25 Early Bird (or) $30 at the door (if space is available)

This women's only workshop focuses on taking care of YOU.  Practice with an amazing group of women and ground yourself in a routine that supports your busy life.  We will begin and end with a circle to connect us more deeply, sharing our joys and challenges.  Workshop will include meditation, breath work, movement, and deep relaxation.  Learn techniques to nurture yourself and fill your cup with positive affirmations as you take yoga off the mat and into your life.  Benefits include increased self-love, inner strength, flexibility, resiliency and balance.  No experience necessary- all levels are welcome.

Register online HERE for Self Care for Women


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION  

Date:  Sunday, March 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 the Mindfulness Meditation Community of Kalamazoo.  Offered once a month (the third Sunday of each month) at Down Dog Yoga Center.   No meditation experience necessary- come give it a try! 

No pre-registration needed for Mindfulness Meditation.


PARTNER YOGA WITH KRISTIN FIORE

Date:  Thursday, March 23

Time:  7:00pm - 8:30pm

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

Choose a partner and come join in this lighthearted and playful partner yoga class.  Bring your sense of adventure, and your sense of humor, and get ready to have some fun as we breathe, move, and unwind together!  Sign up early to save your spot as this class has limited space available and sells out quickly.

NOTE: If using the online system to register for yourself and for someone else, please use the "register for someone else" option FIRST and then click "continue shopping" and register yourself second so that our roster has both names registered accurately. Thanks!

Register online HERE for Partner Yoga


the warrior's path: INtro to the yoga sutras  WITH kara aubin

Date:  Thursday, March 30

Time:  7:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost:  FREE - no pre-registration needed

We invite you to join Kara for a FREE, hour-long introduction to Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. The Yoga Sutras are the text that codified the philosophy of yoga more than 2,000 years ago. Kara will introduce the structure of the Sutras, the four chapters and their focus, and its philosophical foundation that defines the practice of yoga we have come to know and love. This free session is a recommended introduction for students who will be, or are interested in, attending The Warriors Path: 8 Steps to Living Your Yoga


ayurvedic spring cleanse weekend  WITH kara aubin

Date:  Thursday, March 30 - Sunday, April 2

Cost:  $165

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 that have accumulated throughout the winter, which left unchecked lead to seasonal colds and allergies. During this weekend workshop we’ll take an Ayurvedic, food-based approach to cleansing and rejuvenation - a gentle effective approach that will leave you feeling clearer, cleaner, and renewed.

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.

The Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse includes:

  • Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle teachings, Ayurvedic cooking class, asana practice, pre and post-cleanse suggested practices, recipes, and shopping list.
  • A group experience to offer support and camaraderie during the cleansing process.
  • Friday Session: 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday 8:30am-4:00pm (you’ll be at Kara's house cooking from ~10:30-1:00p)
  • Sunday 8:30am-11:30am
  • Ayurvedic meals to support rejuvenation will be provided during the weekend workshop. (Saturday breakfast & lunch and Sunday breakfast)

Note: Students who also attended Kara's Fall Ayurvedic Cleanse will receive a free personal consultation with Kara to individualize their cleanse approach.

Register online HERE for Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse Weekend


april art hop featuring "Medley" by kristin sturdy

Date:  Friday, April 7

Time:  5:00pm - 8:00pm

Kristin Sturdy is a current undergraduate student at Kendall College of Art and Design studying illustration. Having begun drawing at a young age, Kristin has grown up finding countless endless avenues for artistic expression. You will see delicate works ranging from purely illustrative to those that are scientific in nature. Kristin has a focus specializing in botanical and medical illustration while also loving to make personal works that find ways to express, combat, and celebrate the world around her. 


Reiki restorative extended practice WITH kirsten lyon

Date:  Tuesday, April 11

Time:  8:30pm - 10:00pm 

Cost:  $20

This healing practice is for transforming the whole person into a positive Being. There are no physical postures used in this class, only restorative relaxation along with breathing techniques, vibrational toning and chanting, visualization, and hands-on Reiki adjustments to clear stressful thoughts, release tension, reduce pain and experience peace. Leave feeling grounded and confident with an open mind towards renewal, connection, and happiness! Beginners welcome.

Register online HERE for Reiki Restorative Extended Practice


Partner yoga WITH KRISTIN FIORE

Date:  Friday, April 21

Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm 

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

Looking for something different to do on a Friday night? Connect to yourself and your partner as you explore yoga in this lighthearted and playful Partner Yoga class. Bring your sense of adventure and your sense of humor and get ready to have some fun as we breathe, move, and unwind together in a supportive space. Sign up early to save your spot as this class has limited space available and sells out quickly.

NOTE: If using the online system to register for yourself and for someone else, please use the "register for someone else" option FIRST and then click "continue shopping" and register yourself second so that our roster has both names registered accurately. Thanks!

Register online HERE for Partner Yoga


Yoga on Tap with Kristin Fiore and Latitude 42

Date:  Sunday, April 23

Time:  11:00am

Cost: $20

Join Down Dog Yoga Center at Latitude 42 for this lighthearted yoga class.  It's bottom's up and barrels of fun when downward facing dog and local craft beer meet!  Bring your friends, beer aficionados and yogis alike, and enjoy the poses, pints, and good times that follow.

  • No experience required
  • Must be 21 to participate
  • Cost includes 1 hour yoga class and a pint of beer after class

Register online HERE for Yoga on Tap