workshops / special classes

check back soon!
past offerings:
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prop playshop! series
3 sundays // 1-2:15pm
balanced living yoga studio

an exploration of creative uses for yoga props within the practice. each day will highlight a particular prop.
schedule:
january 13 – chairs
january 20 – blankets
january 27 – straps

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farmer yoga: supportive practices for working bodies
saturday, january 26 // 3:30-4:45pm
northern michigan small farm conference // grand traverse resort

farming is a very rewarding occupation, but it is also a physically demanding job that requires heavy lifting, repetitive motions, non-neutral body positioning for extended periods, and exposure to the elements. yoga is a mind-body practice that can support the wellness of farm workers by promoting self-care, encouraging body awareness, alleviating pain, reducing stress, and increasing focus. in this hands-on workshop, you will learn yoga-inspired movement, breathing, and mindfulness techniques to promote safety and good health, as well as a sequence you can use with your laborers to address common problem areas.

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“be still”
sunday, december 16 // 4-5:30pm
balanced living yoga studio

a restorative yoga and meditation workshop for reflection, contemplation, and deep rest in the heart of the holiday season.

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meditation medley
4 mondays // 7:15-8pm
balanced living yoga studio

meditation is an effective tool for promoting wellness of body and mind – but how do you get started? this sampler course is designed as an introduction to a few ways of practicing meditation, with tips on how to utilize these techniques in your daily life.
each night will include an explanation, short movement practice, and meditation with focus on a particular method.
schedule:
april 30: guided imagery
may 7: metta (loving-kindness) meditation
may 14: mantra meditation

may 21: mindfulness meditation

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sunday, april 8 // 10:30-11:30am
just breathe yoga studio

a reunion matwork class for a great cause!
proceeds will go to will county humane society. suggested donation $10.
open to all levels! come say hi while i’m in illinois!!!

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partner pose class
monday, february 12 // 6-7pm
balanced living yoga studio

just in time for valentine’s day! invite a friend, spouse, family member, coworker, yoga buddy, or valentine… or pair up when you get there! the class will include seated, standing, and floor poses that are appropriate for yogis and non-yogis alike.
drop in or use your class card!