AYURVEDIC FALL REJUVENATION & Cleanse  WITH KARA AUBIN

Date:  Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1

Time:  Friday  6:30pm-9:00pm

            Saturday  8:30am-4:00pm

            Sunday  8:30am-11:30am

Cost:  $165

Ayurveda views seasonal transitions as important times for cleansing and rejuvenation. The transition from summer to fall is a time to clear excess internal heat that has accumulated throughout the summer and prepare for the cool, dry fall season.  Attention to building our vital essences will carry us through the drying and cooling transition of fall to winter so that we’re less susceptible to stress and illness.  During this weekend workshop we’ll take an Ayurvedic approach to cleansing and rejuvenation, a gentle effective approach which includes preparing and eating Ayurvedic seasonal balancing foods that will leave you feeling clearer, cleaner, and renewed. Registration ends on September 22 as there will be some pre-cleanse suggested practices.  Note: students who attended Kara's previous Ayurvedic Cleanse Weekend will receive a free personal consultation with Kara to individualize their cleanse approach this time around.

The Ayurvedic Fall Rejuvenation Workshop Includes:

  • Three sessions: Friday (6:30pm - 9:00pm), Saturday (8:30am - 4:00pm), and Sunday (8:30am - 11:30am)
  • Yoga practices, Ayurvedic teachings, pre and post-cleanse suggestions, recipes, shopping list, and cooking lunch together Saturday.
  • Ayurvedic meals to support rejuvenation (Saturday breakfast and lunch, Sunday Breakfast)

Registration is now closed for this event


Connecting self & spirit: Kundalini Workshop  WITH cindy scoval

Date:  Saturday, October 14

Time:  1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

Join us for a grounding Kundalini Yoga workshop designed to strengthen your sense of self in the world.  In the chakra system, the lower triangle of the first, second, and third chakras is tied to the more earthly aspects of our experience: security/survival, sexuality/creativity, and power/action. In balancing this lower energy, we create a strong foundation for expansion into the higher dimension of spirit, or essence. This workshop explores breathwork, physical poses, chanting, and meditation to balance the lower chakras, building security and confidence as we move into the fall and winter season. Beginners Welcome.

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

Register online HERE for Connecting Self and Spirit

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.


Yoga on Tap with Kristin Fiore and one well brewing

Date:  Sunday, October 15

Time:  11am @ One Well Brewing

Cost:  $20

Join Down Dog Yoga Center and One Well Brewing for this lighthearted yoga class. It's bottoms up and barrels of fun with down dog and local craft beer meet! Bring your friends, beer lovers and yogis, and enjoy the poses, pints, and good times that follow.

  • No experience required, Ages 21 +
  • Please bring a yoga mat or towel
  • Cost includes 1 hour yoga class PLUS a pint of beer after class

Register online HERE for Yoga on Tap


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION  

Date:  Sunday, October 15

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


healthy HOLIDAYs & Beyond  WITH cynthia hoss

Date:  Thursdays, November 2 - November 16

Time:  7:00pm - 8:30pm

Cost:  $45 full 3 week session (or) $18 per class (if space is available)

Having trouble sleeping, feeling deeply exhausted, or experiencing difficulty fighting off seasonal ailments and other long term imbalances?  Join Cynthia for this 3 week November series to  examine healthy habits, regain your vitality, and align with your natural rhythms as the holiday season approaches. Each class begins with a video by Dr. John Douillard before moving into discussion and restorative yoga and meditation led by Cynthia.

Weekly Themes:

  • Nov 2:   Healthy Daily Routines 
  • Nov 9:   Healthy Sleep Habits
  • Nov 16: Healthy Digestion for the Holidays

Register Online HERE for Healthy Holidays & Beyond


MOM & BABY YOGA  WITH CHELSIE DOWNS-HUBBARTH

Date:  Sunday, November 5

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


PARTNER YOGA WITH KRISTIN FIORE

Date:  Friday, November 17

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 uplifting partner 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


sound healing meditation  WITH JULIE CHASE

Date:  Saturday, November 18

Time:  1:00pm - 2:30pm

Cost:  $20

Sound has abundant power to help us heal and reclaim our wholeness. This workshop takes us on a melodic journey through the use of traditional and non-traditional musical instruments. Students lie or sit as rhythmical sound transports the body to a state of deep meditation through the heart center, and ultimately to the inner sanctuary of Spirit. This harmonic experience is a boost for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Come and experience a surprisingly powerful way to heal, release stress, and connect with inner joy and wisdom. Dress comfortably- yoga mats/chairs provided.

Register Online HERE for Sound Healing Meditation


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION  

Date:  Sunday, November 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 or pre-registration necessary; come give it a try! 

FREE Online Registration for Mindfulness Meditation


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


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 scoval

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