Steady (slow flow)


This class is taught by:

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

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

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 our 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

Jessi Rock

Hi! My name is Jessi and to me yoga has been a life saver. Literally. My journey into yoga started just as I was beginning treatment for my own mental health issues. I was afraid to know my true self, let alone accept that I had something innately wrong with my brain chemistry. But yoga taught me that true love with the self begins with just being able to follow the breath. It taught me to find calm in the whirlwind of thoughts. The Yoga Shelter is a place where I could go and feel welcomed no matter what kind of day I was having or where my mind was. It was, and is, a sanctuary. I am excited to be able to share my experiences and my journey with all who walk through the door and help facilitate their own journey to the self. The Shelter truly is a place where you can come as you are. I hope to see you in class. Namaste.
Our slow-burn hatha style is a fully guided foundation-building slow grounded flow.Most forms of yoga in the West can be classified as Hatha Yoga. Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, meaning your Ashtanga, vinyasa, Iyengar and Power Yoga classes are all Hatha Yoga. Focused on going deeper into the breath, you are encouraged to keep your eyes closed on this inward journey, enhancing the ability to pay attention to feelings, and relax into your body even in periods of discomfort. Working to build endurance, we explore the balance of effort and ease using slower, cumulatively deeper pose sequences with longer holds designed to engage and strengthen not only the major muscle groups but to functionally integrate the entire body. In this slower yet challenging practice, within the boundaries and framework of personal individual expression, "everybody" is presented the opportunity to articulate both breath and posture. A longer Savasana rests and restores body and the mind.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Nov 25 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Suzanne Awan
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Nov 28 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak
  • Wed Nov 29 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Anjali Romaniuk
    at Royal Oak
  • Sat Dec 02 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Jessi Rock
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Dec 05 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak
  • Wed Dec 06 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Anjali Romaniuk
    at Royal Oak
  • Sat Dec 09 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Suzanne Awan
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Dec 12 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak
  • Wed Dec 13 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Anjali Romaniuk
    at Royal Oak
  • Sat Dec 16 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Suzanne Awan
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Dec 19 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak
  • Wed Dec 20 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Anjali Romaniuk
    at Royal Oak
  • Sat Dec 23 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Suzanne Awan
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Dec 26 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak
  • Wed Dec 27 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Anjali Romaniuk
    at Royal Oak
  • Sat Dec 30 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Suzanne Awan
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Jan 02 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak
  • Wed Jan 03 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Anjali Romaniuk
    at Royal Oak
  • Sat Jan 06 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Suzanne Awan
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Jan 09 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak