Euchre game night WITH down dog yoga center
Date: Friday, March 24
Join Kristin and John for a fun evening of card games and social time together. Don't know how to play euchre? We can teach you; beginners are welcome! Card tables and cards will be provided - feel free to bring a snack to share and BYOB.
No pre-registration needed for Game Night.
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 recommended for students who will be, or are interested in, attending the 4 week session of The Warriors Path: 8 Steps to Living Your Yoga - follow the link to learn more about and register for this upcoming semester class.
ayurvedic spring cleanse weekend WITH kara aubin
Date: Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2
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, pre and post-cleanse suggested practices, recipes, and shopping list.
- Yoga practices to support the cleanse.
- 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 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.
6AM Yoga Challenge with suzi batdorff and jen claus
Date: April 4 – May 30, 2017
Time: 6am Tuesdays and Thursdays
Cost: $150 (includes 17 classes)
Start your spring with Yoga – a great time to detox the body and clear the mind! Join our Spring Yoga Challenge and experience the benefits of waking up to Yoga with this energizing class on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6am during the months of April and May. 6am Yoga Challenge participants receive:
- FREE Down Dog Yoga Center lip balm upon registering
- 10% discount on Down Dog merchandise during the 2 month challenge
- 10% discount on next class pack purchase (discount NOT valid for already discounted student class pack price or month unlimited)
- Participants who complete the full challenge will be featured on our Facebook page!
To complete the challenge, participants must attend all 17 classes during the challenge session dates listed above. Participants can make up 2 classes during the challenge session dates (challenge classes can be made up in any class on the Down Dog Schedule taught by Kristin Fiore).
$150 for 2 month challenge includes 17 classes - that's less than $9 per class!
Commit to the practice and see the results...rise and shine with us to get your spring off to a healthy start. We know you are up to the challenge!
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 specializes in botanical and medical illustration while also loving to make personal works that find ways to express, combat, and celebrate the world around her.
Date: Sunday, April 9
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.
Reiki restorative extended practice WITH kirsten lyon
Date: Tuesday, April 11
Time: 8:30pm - 10:00pm
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.
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!
Yoga on Tap with Kristin Fiore and Latitude 42
Date: Sunday, April 23
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. 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
YOGA UNCORKED WITH KRISTIN FIORE and skydeck
Date: Friday, May 26
Yoga + Wine? Wine not! Join Down Dog Yoga Center and SkyDeck 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 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!