MOM & BABY YOGA WORKSHOP  WITH Chelsie downs hubbarth

Date:  Sunday, March 31

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? We also offer Prenatal Yoga - check out our upcoming prenatal sessions.

Register Online HERE for Mom Baby Yoga


ON DONATION YOGA FUNDRAISER WITH JEREMY BLAIR

Date: Sunday, March 31

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Cost: On Donation, Suggested Minimum Donation is $10

Help us fundraise for a good cause with this on donation class taught by Jeremy! WMU is sending a group of students to move and dance with children in Panama for a week. On top of that, a portion of your donation goes directly toward funding year-round sustainable dance education for underprivileged kids in Panama and Brazil.

Register Online HERE for the On Donation Yoga Fundraiser


Yin Yoga: Purification Practices for Spring with Cynthia Hoss

Date: Friday, April 12

From: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: $30

This special Friday evening workshop will focus on detoxing and de-stressing through breathing practices, movement, twists, and yin style poses to help improve digestion, increase flexibility, and reduce back pain. Class ends with a guided meditation and the deep rest of savasana. Join Cynthia to relax into spring and start your weekend feeling rested and clear!

Register Online HERE for Yin Yoga: Purification Practices for Spring


AYURVEDIC SPRING CLEANSE WITH KARA AUBIN

Weekly Yoga Asana Class: four Wednesdays, April 3 - 24 from 7:00-8:30pm
Pre-Cleanse at Home Preparation: April 20-25
Weekend Workshop at Down Dog: Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28

Cost:  $285 includes 4 weekly classes, pre-cleanse prep, and weekend workshop

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 and weight that have accumulated throughout the winter and spring, and which unchecked lead to seasonal colds, allergies, and excess weight. During this weekend workshop we’ll take an Ayurvedic, food-based approach to cleansing and rejuvenation, a gentle effective approach will leave you feeling clearer, cleaner, and renewed.

The Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse includes:

  • 4 weekly Cleanse Prep classes of Ayurvedic teachings and yoga practices to make your cleanse process easier and more effective.

  • Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle teachings, Ayurvedic cooking class, yoga practice, pre and post-cleanse suggested practices, recipes, and shopping list.

  • A group experience to offer support and camaraderie during the cleansing process.

  • Ayurvedic meals to support rejuvenation during the weekend workshop: Saturday breakfast and lunch, Sunday breakfast

Weekend Workshop Schedule:
Friday, April 26: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, April 27: 8:30am - 4:00pm (includes cooking session)
Sunday, April 28: 8:30am - 11:30am

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. Join her to learn more in this weekend workshop!

Note: Registration ends on Friday, April 3.  No refunds will be given once pre-cleanse materials have been emailed/communicated to participants. If there is a need to cancel after that time, your payment may only be credited towards the Ayurvedic Fall Cleanse Weekend.

Register Online HERE for Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse


ART HOP

Date:  Friday, May 3

Time:  5:00pm - 8:00pm

Looking for something fun to do on a Friday night? Stop by our May Art Hop exhibit, Idyllic featuring Hali William's drawings that emphasize the connection between all livings beings and explore themes of loss and friendship.

Plan to attend our Friday Heated Vinyasa at 5:30pm before enjoying a fun night out in downtown Kalamazoo! Showers are available.


Yoga Uncorked at the SkyDeck WITH KRISTIN FIORE

Date:  Friday, May 10

Time:  4:45pm - 5:45pm

Cost:  $20 (includes yoga and a glass of wine)

Yoga + Wine? Wine not! Join Down Dog Yoga Center at the SkyDeck for a special Yoga Uncorked event. Enjoy a delightful Friday evening yoga class with a view of the Kalamazoo skyline, then stay to celebrate the start of your weekend with friends. This is one-of-a-kind yoga event you won't want to miss and space is limited - sign up now to save your spot!

  • Beginners welcome; Ages 21+

  • Cost includes 1 hour yoga class PLUS a glass of wine (or non-alcoholic drink) after class

  • Bring your own yoga mat/towel

  • Plan to arrive at 4:30pm so class can begin and end on time before the SkyDeck doors open to the general public

Wine a little, laugh a lot...cheers to Yoga and Community!

Register Online HERE for Yoga Uncorked at the SkyDeck


Kzoo Bike Week: Yoga for cyclists WITH Jeremy Blair

Date:  Saturday, May 18

Time: Noon - 1:00pm

Cost: $10/person

Join Jeremy on Saturday at Noon to finish off Kalamazoo Bike Week with a special Yoga class for Cyclists. Stretch out your legs, hips, back, and shoulders and unwind from the week! You can pre-register below or drop in on Saturday (space permitting).

Register Online HERE for Yoga for Cyclists


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION  

Date:  Sunday, May 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 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


summer solstice gong celebration  WITH JULIE CHASE

Date: Friday, June 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 Summer 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 Gong Celebration