May ART HOP featuring Kara daniel Jewelry
Date: Friday, May 5
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Looking for something fun to do on a Friday night? Stop by our May Art Hop exhibit, Reflections, to see Kara Daniel Jewelry's newest collection. Using material that is a byproduct of their ring-making process, they create organic and fluid impressions in steel. By carefully selecting sections of embossed metal they create bookended reflections that are truly stunning.
Art Hop Note: plan to attend our Friday Heated Vinyasa at 5:30pm before enjoying a fun night out in downtown Kalamazoo! Showers are available at the studio to help you transition easily from yoga to Art Hop.
Yoga for cyclists with jeremy blair
Date: Friday, May 19
Time: 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Join us on Friday evening to wrap up Kalamazoo Bike Week - stretch out your legs, hips, back and shoulders and unwind from the week in a lightly heated yoga class (85 degrees). This class is designed to re-balance and revitalize the cyclist's body, mind and spirit. No pre-registration is needed for this special $10 class. Just show up on Friday and enjoy! Head into the weekend feeling refreshed.
Special Bike Week Offer: Pedal To Your Mat - $5 off any regularly priced drop-in yoga class at Down Dog Yoga Center during Bike Week (May 13-20) if you ride your bike to class. Offer is valid one time per customer.
mother's day special
Date: Sunday, May 14
Bring your Mom to yoga on Mother's Day - pay for you and Mom is FREE! Our Mother's Day schedule includes 10am Relax & Renew and 11:30am Heated Weekend Detox...which one would your mom love? Can't wait to see you both there! Can't make it on Sunday? Treat Mom to a Down Dog gift card - good for yoga, massage and Down Dog merchandise. Happy Mother's Day!
introduction to gong puja WITH JULIE CHASE
Date: Saturday, May 20
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Join us for an intro 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 begin to experience many of the unique benefits of a full-length puja. 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.
Date: Sunday, May 21
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.
YOGA UNCORKED WITH KRISTIN FIORE and skydeck
Date: Friday, May 26
Time: 5:00pm (plan to arrive by 4:45pm)
Yoga + Wine? Wine not! Join Down Dog Yoga Center and SkyDeck for a special Yoga Uncorked event. Enjoy sipping in the breath and moving with ease, then enjoy a fine wine with friends. This event will be held at SkyDeck; cost includes a one hour yoga class PLUS a glass of wine. Must be 21 to participate. Please arrive at 4:45pm so class can begin and end on time before the doors open to the general public and please bring your own yoga mat (limited number available on site). Register today to save your spot in this fun event - wine a little, laugh a lot!
Yoga in the beer garden at Arcadia Ales kalamazoo
Date: Wednesdays in June, July, and August
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us 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 $5 fee, payable at Arcadia's bar, includes a one hour class PLUS a beer or non-alcoholic beverage. Due to the popularity of this event, 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.
YOGA AT THE BEACH WITH KRISTIN FIORE
Thursdays: June 8, July 13, and August 10
Time: 10:00am in South Haven
Cost: On Donation
Looking to enjoy a yoga practice on the beach and a day of fun in the sun? Join Kristin for yoga on South Beach in South Haven on the second Thursday of each month, June through August. Head over to the lake for a 10am yoga practice, then stay to enjoy the beach and time to hang out! Bring a beach towel, sunscreen, snacks and plenty of water if you plan to stay in the sun for the afternoon.
Yoga at the Beach is on South Beach in South Haven - park on Monroe Blvd (near Monroe Park) and head down the blue stairs to the beach. Meet up with our group there at 10am.
yin & restorative summer unwindings WITH CYNTHIA HOSS
Date: Friday, June 23
Friday, July 28
Friday, August 25
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cost: $25 each pre-register, $30 each at the door (if space is available)
TGIF! Plan ahead for a healthy summer and take these afternoons off to begin the weekend with relaxing moves that release and unwind the physical, mental, and emotional tension that has accumulated. Nourish, calm, and refresh your body with slow focused movements that gently massage your muscles, support your joints, and help you re-balance during this summer season. Feel the positive effects on the nervous system as you let go and relax. Each month has a different theme listed below; sign up now to save your spot!
fresh start: yoga and coffee event WITH KRISTIN FIORE and water street coffee roaster
Date: Saturday, June 24
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Join Down Dog Yoga Center and Water Street Coffee Roaster to perk up your weekend with yoga and a cup of fresh brewed coffee! First we'll meet the mat at 9:30am - join Down Dog's owner, Kristin Fiore, for an outdoor morning yoga class by the beautiful mural at Water Street's coffee roasting location (610 W. Willard St in Kalamazoo). Then we'll meet the roast master at 10:30am - learn valuable knowledge and enjoy a cup of coffee with Water Street's very own Roast Master, Seth Chapman. Join us to awaken the senses and fill your cup with this fun yoga and coffee event!
Yoga on Tap! with Kristin Fiore and Local breweries
Date: Sunday, June 25 @ Gonzo's
Sunday, July 9 @ Arcadia
Sunday, August 6 @ Bell's
Cost: $20 each
Join Down Dog Yoga Center for this light-hearted outdoor summer yoga series at local breweries that includes a 1 hour yoga class PLUS a pint of beer. It’s bottom’s up and barrels of fun when down dog and craft beer meet! We begin in June at Gonzo's BiggDogg Brewing Co., then head to Arcadia Ales Kalamazoo in July and Bell's Brewery in August (use links below to register separately for each event). Bring your friends, beer aficionados and yogis alike, and enjoy the poses, pints, and good times that follow! Beginners welcome.
- Must be 21 to participate
- Cost includes 1 hour yoga class and a pint of beer after class
- Please bring a yoga mat - limited number available at the event
MOM & BABY YOGA WORKSHOP WITH CHELSIE DOWNS-HUBBARTH
Date: Sunday, June 25
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.