Slow Flow


This class is taught by:

Anjali Romaniuk

Hi! My name is Anjali and I discovered yoga at the age of 14. It was there, in a room full of sweaty people, falling over on my yoga mat, I felt an instant connection.
For many years I have been faced with body imagine issues. I struggled for such a long time to make peace with myself as a whole. After a couple years of yoga I started to realize that I am so much more than just a body, everyone is! Soon enough, I was able to deepen my practice and finally made some room for self love and self acceptance.
We learn in yoga that it is a process of release, letting go, in order to create space for better things. We learn that life does not have to be taken so seriously, and stumbling is part of the process no matter if we are on the mat or off.
We take a little bit of knowledge in every time we step onto out mats, and we welcome awareness. When people ask me why I decided to pursue teaching yoga, my response is always the same:
If I am able to help lead anyone else down that path of healing, self love, acceptance, patience and happiness, then it is all worth it.
This is why I teach, to give back. Working to make a space for others to connect, grow and build a loving relationship within.
"Where you are, is not who you are. -Circumstances." -Nayyirah Waheed
Can't wait to share the space with you!
-Anjali Romaniuk

Suzanne Awan

My journey into yoga began about ten years ago. At the time I was living in NYC working as a model. My work left me feeling empty inside, I knew there was more. I was drawn to learn about yoga and began studying and practicing at the Integral Yoga Institute. Soon after that I returned to Michigan and began practicing daily. Right away I recognized the many benefits of yoga. I then took a teacher training course and immersed myself in various styles of yoga including: Ashtanga, Kundalini and Bikram. I have also been trained in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. Soon after, I began teaching yoga to kids ranging in ages from 3-13. Last summer I walked into the Yoga Shelter; it didn’t take long for me to realize what a treasure was awaiting inside. I completely connected on all levels with what was happening at The Shelter and the type of yoga that was being taught, Sanga Yoga... Community, exactly what I was looking for. I am so grateful for the teachings of Eric and Lisa. I have always been a seeker, looking for more understanding in life. I continue to learn and grow each day. When life’s greatest challenges come up, practicing yoga has helped me to remember who I am and walk with a little more grace. I look forward to sharing with you. Namaste

Matt Edwards

I've been hooked since my first class at Grand Valley State almost 6 years ago. Since then, yoga has helped my relationship with myself as well as my community. Each and every time we step onto a yoga mat we can learn something new about ourselves. No effort is lost. I'm honored to be of service at the Yoga Shelter and I look forward to growing better and better together.

Namaste

Marty Time

My practice began when I finally became willing to quit fighting life.

Way to long stuck inside the prison of my mind, I was looking outside for a quick fix, if I was smart enough I would figure it all out. Victory, just around the corner, was mine, or maybe it was the next corner....

The definition of insanity is madness. Keep chasing definitions and you will come up with words like foolish and absurd. And yeah that is my mind when caught up in my ego. Chasing. Anything and everything. Ludicrous.

Yoga hasn't magically changed me into perfect person, or given me the perfect life either. I am not enlightened, as those who know me well will attest. Yoga does give me the opportunity to practice reverence in the present moment. And in that moment, the opportunity to consciously make choices. Yoga does create health both physically and mentally.

The Shelter provides a safe place to practice checking inside in a world that is constantly pushing and pulling us outside. Yoga challenges us to use our body, to explore our mind's reactions to the sensations created. With a warm room, some great people and sweet tunes, it's a great workout. Life, and our edge are constantly changing. Yoga just is. Everyday we roll out our mat, We get to take action while we practice acceptance and kindness towards ourselves. Then maybe, on a good day, we can share that out in the world.

Whether I am in front of the room or have my mat rolled out next to you I look forward to sharing the practice with you.

Namaste

Becky Siden

My main focus as a teacher is to help folks practice compassion, experience joy & live wholeheartly. I act as a guide to break away from our cultural ideal of perfectionism to help folks live with more freedom. I love quotes, feeling inspired, connection, community & good music (the kind that makes you want to sing along). The practice of yoga has taught me that the true yoga is living off my mat. It is in the realness of a conversation, laughter & tears shared, and embracing authenticity. Throughout the years, I have done several yoga and therapy trainings. My journey as a yoga teacher started in 2007 and I will forever be a student of life.

“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” Christopher Gemer


Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Mar 29 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Anjali Romaniuk
    at Royal Oak
  • Sat Apr 01 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Suzanne Awan
    at Royal Oak
  • Sun Apr 02 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Matt Edwards
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Apr 04 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak
  • Wed Apr 05 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Anjali Romaniuk
    at Royal Oak
  • Sat Apr 08 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Suzanne Awan
    at Royal Oak
  • Sun Apr 09 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Becky Siden
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Apr 11 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak
  • Wed Apr 12 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Anjali Romaniuk
    at Royal Oak
  • Sat Apr 15 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Suzanne Awan
    at Royal Oak
  • Sun Apr 16 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Becky Siden
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Apr 18 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak
  • Wed Apr 19 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Anjali Romaniuk
    at Royal Oak
  • Sat Apr 22 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Suzanne Awan
    at Royal Oak
  • Sun Apr 23 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Becky Siden
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Apr 25 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak
  • Wed Apr 26 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Anjali Romaniuk
    at Royal Oak
  • Sat Apr 29 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Suzanne Awan
    at Royal Oak
  • Sun Apr 30 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Becky Siden
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue May 02 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak