ART HOP with Kathryn Kienle

Date:  Friday, December 2

Time:  5:00pm - 8:00pm

Looking for something fun to do on a Friday night? Stop by our December Art Hop exhibit to see lovely intricately wrapped gemstone jewelry designs by Kathryn Kienle.  A great opportunity to cross a few items off your holiday gift shopping list and support a local artist at the same time! 

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.


SACRED SOUND YOGA FOR HOLIDAY BALANCE  WITH JUDY HUXMANN

Date:  Thursday, December 7

Time:  7:00pm - 8:30pm

Cost:  $20 in advance (or) $25 day of (if space is available)

Join Judy for a meditative sacred sound workshop honoring the Higher Self - the I Am. This evening practice includes some gentle unwinding movements accompanied by the sound of tuning forks, tingshas, Tibetan and crystal bowls, chimes, music, and silence. Experience the transcendence of vibrational sounds that reduce stress, alter consciousness, and create a deep sense of peace, gratitude, and well-being. A beautiful yoga practice to support you during the busy holiday season!

Register Online HERE for Sacred Sound Yoga


CANDLELIT YIN FOR HOLIDAY STRESS RELIEF  WITH CYNTHIA HOSS

Date:  Thursday, December 14

Time:  7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost:  $25 in advance (or) $30 day of (if space is available)

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.

Register Online HERE for Candlelit Yin


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION  

Date:  Sunday, December 17

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 or pre-registration necessary; come give it a try! 

FREE Online Registration for Mindfulness Meditation


honoring the winter solstice: A Sacred yoga practice WITH Melissa Spamer

Date:  Wednesday, December 20

Time:  6:30pm - 8:30pm

Cost:  $30 in advance (or) $35 day of (if space is available)

The Winter Solstice is an incredibly sacred time of year. This Solstice Eve practice invites you to slow down and honor the longest night of the year with meditative practices, a gentle alignment-based yoga flow sequence, breath awareness, and a restorative guided relaxation. This sacred practice offers us an opportunity to reflect upon the past year and the significance of bringing balance into one's heart~mind for the year that is yet to come. Join Melissa in community to create a space that honors the rhythms of the Earth and the gifts of both darkness and light within and around us.

Register Online HERE for Honoring the Winter Solstice


seasonal gong celebration  WITH JULIE CHASE

Date:  Thursday, December 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 Seasonal Gong Celebration on the Winter Solstice 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 Seasonal Gong Celebration


welcoming the new year: Kundalini Workshop  WITH cindy scovEl

Date:  Thursday, December 28

Time:  7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost:  $25 in advance (or) $30 day of (if space is available)

The weeks around the Winter Solstice are a powerful time of transition for acknowledging and releasing what has come before and planting seeds of intention for the New Year. This Kundalini Yoga workshop focuses on one of the powerful Rebirthing Kriyas, designed to drop the pain of the past and experience a deep sense of renewal. We will use breath work, physical postures, chanting, and meditation to support this movement into the New Year. Participants may want to bring a journal and pen to create and record their intentions. Beginners Welcome.

Want to learn more about Kundalini Yoga? Check out the overview at 3HO.org.

Register Online HERE for Welcoming the New Year

Cindy Scovel (Sandesh Kaur) is a Registered Yoga Teacher with over 200 hours of training (RYT-200). She is a member of IKYTA and Yoga Alliance and is KRI-certified to teach Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan. She completed her initial training at Yoga Yoga in Austin, TX, with additional training in Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga at Golden Bridge Yoga in Santa Monica, CA.


restorative yoga & Meditation afternoon retreat  WITH CYNTHIA HOSS

Date:  Friday, January 5

Time:  1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cost:  $40 in advance (or) $45 day of (if space is available)

Join Cynthia for a relaxing half day retreat to explore unwinding with supportive yoga poses, meditation, and breathing practices for peace. Give Peace, Receive Peace, Be Peace... balancing the doing with simply being. Enjoy this luxurious afternoon practice and get to the heart of what is really needed to re-establish harmony and balance in your body, mind, and spirit.  Start the New Year feeling deeply rested and restored!

Register Online HERE for Restorative Yoga & Meditation Retreat Day


candlelit Valentine's day PARTNER YOGA WITH KRISTIN FIORE

Date:  Friday, February 16

Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

Connect to yourself and your partner in this special Valentine's Day candlelit partner yoga practice.  Unwind from the week as you harmonize breath, movement, and energy with the love and support of your partner.  Sign up early 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