MINDFULNESS MEDITATION  

Date:  Sunday, November 18

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 Sara Houseman and 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


yoga on tap!  WITH kristin fiore at One well brewing

Date: Sunday, November 18

Time:  11:00am - Noon

Cost:  $20

Join Down Dog Yoga Center at One Well Brewing in Kalamazoo for this lighthearted yoga class. It's bottom's up and barrels of fun when Down Dog and local craft beer meet! Bring your friends and enjoy the poses, pints, and good times that follow. Space is limited - sign up now to save your spot.

  • Beginners welcome; Ages 21+

  • Bring a yoga mat/towel

  • Cost includes 1 hour yoga class PLUS a pint of beer after class

Cheers to Yoga and Community!

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 Yoga On Tap!


Rest & digest  WITH CYNTHIA HOSS

Date:  Saturday, November 24

Time:  10:30am - 12:30pm

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

Join us on Small Business Saturday to enjoy a special practice that focuses on resting, supporting, and restoring your body and spirit for the holiday season. This workshop explores breath-work, gentle yoga flows, practices to strengthen our (post-Thanksgiving!) digestion, and relaxing yin poses. Settle in, supported by props, and allow yourself to unwind under Cynthia's care and guidance. Class ends with a guided meditation (yoga nidra) to leave you feeling peaceful and complete inside and out.

NOTE: This workshop will take the place of our regularly scheduled 10:30am Yoga Sampler class. Drop in at 9am for HIIT Yoga Fusion or attend our 10:30am Rest & Digest workshop to recover from Black Friday and celebrate Small Business Saturday!

Register Online HERE for Rest & Digest


ART HOP & open house

Date:  Friday, December 7

Time:  5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us in December for Art Hop and an Open House to meet our amazing therapists: Kara Aubin (Ayurvedic Practitioner), Dr. Patrick VanNordstrand (Chiropractor), and Dale Teague (Massage Therapist). Our health and wellness practitioners will be on hand to welcome you and provide information about their services. We’ll also have fun local art and shopping happening in studio 1: see beautiful handmade gifts from local artisans Plasko Design, Whisker Willow Candles, BeeJoyful Wraps, Dough Chicks, and Physic Kombucha.

Join us for local art, shopping, and wellness- just in time for the holiday season!


yoga at the bookstore: second saturday stretch  AT THIS IS A BOOKSTORE

Date:  Second Saturday of the month through the end of the year

Time:  8:00am - 9:00am @ This is a Bookstore

Cost:  regular studio pricing - use your class pack, month unlimited, first visit special, or a drop in class

Join Down Dog Yoga Center at This is a Bookstore in the Oakwood Plaza on the second Saturday of each month for a delightful morning yoga class. Start your weekend with a mindful practice including gentle flows, steady postures, breath work and meditation. Plus time to gather in community afterwards at the bookstore's cafe or over a book - stretch your body, stretch your mind!  Beginners are welcome in this mixed level class.

Click class date below to pre-register or feel free to drop in (space permitting):

December 8


CANDLELIT YIN FOR HOLIDAY STRESS RELIEF  WITH CYNTHIA HOSS

Date:  Friday, December 14

Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm

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


Winter solstice gong celebration  WITH JULIE CHASE

Date: Friday, 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 Winter Solstice Seasonal Gong Celebration 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 Winter Solstice Gong Celebration


HIIT Yoga fusion  WITH mia leibold

Date:  Saturdays, January 5 - February 23

Time:  9:00am - 10:00am

Cost:  $80 for the 8 week session

Get fit and have fun in this new 8 week series that combines high intensity interval training (HIIT) with yoga. Join personal trainer Mia Leibold to start your Saturday with an assortment of exercises and yoga flows designed to increase strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. The first part of class includes heart pumping movement set to lively music; the last part of class slows down and turns inward for deep yin yoga stretches to cool the body and calm the mind. Leave feeling uplifted and ready for the rest of your weekend!  Sign up now to reserve your spot in this all levels yoga fusion class.

Register Online HERE for HIIT Yoga Fusion


bendy book club  WITH Kristin fiore at this is a bookstore

Date:  Wednesday, January 9

Time:  6:30pm @ This is a Bookstore

Join Down Dog Yoga Center at This is a Bookstore in the Oakwood Plaza for time to gather in community and discuss a book related to yoga, mindfulness, or health. Stretch your body, stretch your mind!  

January's Book is Reclaiming Conversation by Sherry Turkle. Discounted copies of the book are available to purchase from This is a Bookstore. Free RSVP's are also available. All Bendy Book Club participants will receive $1 off beverage of choice at This is a Bookstore's Table of Contents Cafe on book club night!  Our next book will be announced at the November club meeting.

We look forward to seeing you on January 9th. Discussion will begin at 6:30pm - plan to arrive early to get your discounted beverage and settle in. Join us to stretch our minds and join in community conversation!

Purchase Book and/or RSVP Online HERE (link coming soon)


MOM & BABY YOGA WORKSHOP  WITH johanna potter

Date:  Sunday, January 27

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.

Know someone who is expecting? Johanna also teaches Prenatal Yoga - check out our upcoming prenatal sessions.

Register Online HERE for Mom Baby Yoga


CANDLELIT VALENTINE'S DAY PARTNER YOGA WITH KRISTIN FIORE

Date:  Friday, February 15

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 couples 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.

Register Online HERE for Partner Yoga