MOM & BABY YOGA WORKSHOP WITH Chelsie downs hubbarth
Date: Sunday, March 31
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.
ON DONATION YOGA FUNDRAISER WITH JEREMY BLAIR
Date: Sunday, March 31
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cost: On Donation, Suggested Minimum Donation is $10
Join Jeremy for an on donation yoga class at Down Dog Yoga Center this Sunday to help us fundraise for WMU's International Dance Exchange to Panama. This program allows dance majors to spend a week teaching classes with children in Panama, plus a portion of your donation goes directly toward funding year-round sustainable dance education for underprivileged kids in Panama and Brazil. It's a win-win situation when you get a great yoga class and the proceeds go to a great cause! You can sign up online using one of our suggested donation prices or sign up for free and leave a cash donation at the event. See you Sunday!
Yin Yoga: Purification Practices for Spring with Cynthia Hoss
Date: Friday, April 12
From: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This special Friday evening workshop will focus on detoxing and de-stressing through breathing practices, movement, twists, and yin style poses to help improve digestion, increase flexibility, and reduce back pain. Class ends with a guided meditation and the deep rest of savasana. Join Cynthia to relax into spring and start your weekend feeling rested and clear!
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.
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 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! Showers are available.
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!
Kzoo Bike Week: Yoga for cyclists WITH Jeremy Blair
Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: Noon - 1:00pm
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).
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!
summer solstice gong celebration WITH JULIE CHASE
Date: Friday, June 21
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 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.