OUR classes
OUR CLASSES

We want to give our clients options, without making the options too confusing or complicated.  We have tailored our class descriptions and given you suggestions for the level of practice.  However, we always welcome all levels to our classes.  If you are new to yoga or feel in any way unsure about participation in a specific class, please reach out to us!  We will be glad to discuss more in-depth the particular class or even the instructor.  We can even introduce you so that you may ask any questions or clarify directly with the instructor who will guide that session.  

 

Occasionally, we will further specialize a particular style of class.  For instance, we have found our clients love Aromatherapy classes--so occasionally you might see "Candlelight Aromatherapy Blend" class.  This would still be our Blend format--with an added Aromatherapy element--essential oil diffusers, candles, perhaps the option to have the essential oil blend rolled on your wrists before class.  We also might announce a specific theme or pose of the week/month for our Basics classes.  If you are ever unsure of a class listed or what a specific title means, do not hesitate to reach out to us!!

Yin
TRUE ALL LEVELS RESTORATIVE PRACTICE

Bring balance to your body and mind with this calm, slow-paced practice. This class is done almost exclusively flat on the mat, with a small amount of movement and with the support of various props.The practice is designed to be more physically restorative, with a focus also on mental release. Yin is not intended to be done with heat so the room temperature will be lower and light layers are recommended. We also try to maintain very low lighting or only candlelight for our restorative classes.  Often our instructors will offer light massage or gentle assists to deepen your experience, but it is always just an offering and we provide time to let us know if you prefer no physical touch in your practice.

*At this time we cannot offer props for use in the studio. It is recommended that you bring your own blanket, a small pillow, blocks and/or straps if you have them.  You can purchase a block or strap for $10 or one of each for $15.

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blend

This practice combines vinyasa (sequences where you link the movement and sequences to your breath) and a slower pace of sequenced postures held for several breaths. There are usually 2-3 sequences lightly guided with freedom to move and adjust both the poses and pace as each individual needs.  Occasionally instructors may add aromatherapy elements, philosophical components or even themes for the class. These will be announced in advance.

INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED PRACTICE
basics
BEGINNER OR NEW TO YOGA; ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS WELCOME; TRULY ALL LEVELS PRACTICE 

We recommend that all of our new clients begin here--and that all of our regular clients attend periodically to get a refresher on some of the basic postures and cuing to enhance your practice.  Although this particular class will still have movement, breath work and mindfulness practice, it will be a bit more like a workshop. Poses will be broken down and explained; modifications and variations will be shown; the instructor will be available and accessible for specific questions or concerns.  We encourage suggestions in advance from our clients if there are any poses or particular sequences you would like to dive into!

 
 
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HOT VINYASA 
ADVANCED

Our “Detroit Original Style” Hot Vinyasa class is a invigorating to explore the freedom to flow on your own while linking your own breath to movement through a series flows led by the teacher. Expect the teacher to walk the class through a flow together a few times, then allows students to move at their own pace. Light your fire, find your edge, then melt into sweet surrender. Music is loud and upbeat. If you are new to this class, please chat with the instructor beforehand. We are glad to move through the sequences with you or offer modifications/ variations as needed!

 
tranquility flow 
BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE; ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS WELCOME

Suitable for all levels.  A restful, calming class including breathing, gentle flowing movements, passive and supported pose, but allowing for more challenging poses based on your practice level.  Props are encouraged to allow the body to fully achieve each pose comfortably.  This is a perfect beginning yoga class that is also appropriate for those working with injury, limited mobility, or who prefer a softer, gentler approach to yoga.

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Yoga
ALIGN & FLOW
INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED PRACTICE

Expect to spend a bit more time preparing the body with warm up movements and preparatory postures.  We will work on specific alignment for your own body in 2-3 specific postures that will be included in a sequence that the class will then move through together.  Props will often be used and variations of some poses will be offered and suggested.  We hope to offer a more mindful and moderate approach to a movement practice that suits where your body needs to be supported on that given day. Props are encouraged for this class and may be purchased from the studio. Browse our selection here .

 
EVERY BODY FLOW
BEGINNER/NEW TO YOGA. GEARED FOR EVERY SIZE & SHAPE. GOOD FOR INJURY RECOVERY.

A class for everybody.  Intentional poses blended with optional modifications; connecting your breath with mindful movement offered at a slightly slower pace in a lower heat room.  All levels, ages, and bodies of all shapes and sizes are welcome!

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Iyengar Yoga
Slow Power
60 MINUTES, INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED 

Influenced by traditional yoga and modern vinyasa, this 60 minute, fully-lead power class seeks to encourage practitioners to tap into the transformative power of their authentic practice by fusing breath with slower transitions and longer holds. Mindful intention opens an exploration of new edges as yogis light their essential spark in the familiar structure of a vinyasa class to build strength and ease in foundational and challenging asana.

 
YC YinYasa
ALL LEVELS PRACTIVE

Bring balance to your body and mind with some restoration and some movement. This class begins with more restorative, long holds, often supported with props. We gradually build in some gentle movement and make our way through some light flow before cooling down and closing with some breath-focused mindfulness.   With less movement for the first half of the practice, the room temperature will feel cooler so layers are recommended. Often our instructors will offer light massage or gentle assists to deepen your experience, but it is always just an offering and we provide time to let us know if you prefer no physical touch in your practice.

Iyengar Yoga Class Triangle
Fun at Yoga
Friday Night Fit
INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED. FITNESS INSPIRED YOGA 

Our “Detroit Original Style” Hot Vinyasa class blended with a bit of boot-camp or HIIT fitness experience!  Expect the teacher to move with students through some simple yoga flows and then add in a few rounds of fitness-inspired movement!  Light your fire, find your edge, then melt into sweet surrender. Music is loud and upbeat. If you are new to this class, please chat with the instructor beforehand. We are glad to go through the sequences and transitions with you or offer modifications/ variations as needed!

ALL LEVELS
VINYASA
ALL LEVELS WELCOME

A vinyasa class is an opportunity to move through poses and transitions, while you link the movements to your breath.  Flows will incorporate traditional Surya Namaskar A & B. There will usually be an additional, more creative, flow which will include variations of poses from traditional Ashtanga yoga. Light your fire, find your edge, then melt into sweet surrender. For those with less experience with this style, the instructor will offer many modifications or variations. For those with a more advanced practice, you are always encouraged to adjust the postures and transitions to challenge yourself.  Our instructor can also offer suggestions to intensify and bring different challenge.

Yoga Stretches