The Yoga Space, in west Ann Arbor and serving Dexter, Chelsea and Saline.
Iyengar Yoga for beginners and experienced students: strength, flexibility, mobility, balance and meditation.
New 5 week session of classes begins June 29
Options to register for individual class is $15 or for the 5 week series is $70. Option for Pay What You Can is available also.
All Levels Yoga (with some experience) Monday 9:30 – 11:00 am EDT
Experienced Intermediate Yoga (know inversions or alternative please) Monday 6:00 – 7:30 pm EDT
Beginning/Supported Yoga Fundamentals Wednesday 10:00 – 11:15 am EDT
Here is a link to Zoom’s FAQ page for some help if you have questions.
Links to Interesting Information
Props for Your Home Practice
YogaWare: Ann Arbor based. Good for blankets, D-ring belts and mats
Tools For Yoga: Long time yoga studio/props in New Jersey. Good for wooden props, chairs and other props.
YogaMart: Long time yoga studio/props in Dallas. Good for an assortment of props.
The Studio has closed until further notice.
Why We Are Not Opening Soon?
Michigan is no longer under a stay at home order and many businesses are reopening with new safety guidelines. The Yoga Space however has no plans to open again soon. Here are several reasons:
- We would need to severely limit the size of classes
- Students would need to bring their own props. Hence such props as chairs would be problematic
- It would be wise for everyone to wear masks which would also be problematic, especially for the teacher
- The teacher would need to stay on the platform which ‘guts’ the reason to meet in person
- The use of public bathrooms remains an issue
So for now it makes more sense to continue with virtual classes on Zoom.
My friend Jarvis Chen has an interesting fuller explanation of the issues involved in in-person yoga classes in this article if you are interested in his articulate exploration.
You can find some practice suggestions on our Practice Ideas page. New sequence for Respiratory Health from Lois just added!
See General Information for registration, fee and policy information. Drop in students welcome, drop in fees: $15.
Stretch/Strengthen/Breathe: classes to fit your needs. See all the levels of class descriptions. Private Lessons and Teacher Seminars or Mentoring also available. Our teachers are certified in the Iyengar method.
Sue teaching online classes to an empty room
Thoughts on Why Inclusivity Is Imperative
Black people and their lives matter. They matter to all of us.
Everyone, no matter their race, gender, ethnicity or background matters and they are important. We must stop defining people with divisive and thoughtless definitions.
Please read the rest of Sue’s thoughts by clicking on Inclusivity.
Special Focus Classes
Focus On Breathing
Sunday, July 12 9:00 – 10:30 am
Pranayama is the art of inhalation, exhalation and the pauses between. When you work with prana you touch the vital element of the life force. Pranayama is profound, joyous and also both uplifting as well as quieting. This class will cover some basic information and how to begin a practice, what to focus on and some breathing practices. Register online or download the Focus Class Basic Pranayama flier and mail a check.
Sue began learning pranayama from BKS Iyengar and his daughter Geeta and his son Prashant in the mid 1980’s and was fortunate to continue each time she returned to Pune until his death and with Geeta and Prashant thereafter. She has also studied with Senior Iyengar teachers in the US.
There are a lot of common perceptions (and misconceptions) about yoga but until you come to a class and experience what happens you really don’t know. Read this informative article and your interest may be stimulated.