Shelter Strong (vinyasa)


This class is taught by:

Sarah Woodman

Lead Teacher
E-RYT200
It's amazing how life can change directions completely when you begin to do what you're meant to. I began teaching yoga the Autumn of 2014. Life beforehand was the usual ups and downs of a fun loving, soulful service industry Detroiter. Bartending was my main source of income. The other as a singer in a variety of bands, covers and originals. Both places I spent most of my time weren't very healthy. My life was the party. It wasn't taking me where I felt I needed to go. My spirit was in need of something more. I was ready for a change.
Yoga transformed my life in all areas. It has become my lifestyle. I have developed a plant-based diet, commitment to mental health, a daily yoga/meditation practice and making self-care a priority. Continuous work on myself keeps me honest and able to help you work through your own evolution in a safe space. I feel deeply connected to our community at Yoga Shelter. Throughout the past few years my passion for YS has been placed at every level of our company, finally landing in a lead teaching role and being a part of our Leadership Team. Among teaching all of our Signature Formats, I also teach Aerial Yoga, Floga, Kids Yoga, Workshops, Yoga 101, YTT, Co-Lead Retreats, offer private and group/private lessons, Yoga Parties and have a Mentorship Program. Inquire about any of these offers at woodman@yogashelter.com.

Rebekah Reum

As a freshman at Grand Valley State University, I was on a mission to find new experiences and so, one evening, I stumbled into my very first yoga class. I found the poses comical, couldn't understand why "the breath “was such a big deal, and thought I would die if I had to stay in down-dog for one more second. Interestingly enough, GVSU and I did not make it past the first year of our relationship, but yoga and I did. This has become a recurring theme in my life, no matter what I go through or how many things I pick up and put down, yoga remains constant. In 2015, I decided to take Yoga Teacher Training so that I could learn and grow more in the practice that I had come to adore, but never in a million years was I planning on putting that training to use in a professional setting. I have learned that life often has other plans than we do, so sure enough as I continued along my 12 weeks of Teacher Training I felt more and more convinced that I should be sharing my love of yoga- the breath that now guides my life, the poses that strengthen and stretch my body, and the sacred mat space that allows me to center myself- with others. My yoga journey continues to grow and challenge me daily, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to now guide others along parts of their yoga journey. I also believe that the community we cultivate at Yoga Shelter is just as important as the physical practice of yoga, so please don't hesitate to reach out, whether it's just to say "hello", offer feedback, or express a concern, I would love to connect with you :)
Namaste
Our signature hot vinyasa style, in a heated room. Have fun and empower yourself as you burn away the stress of the day. Prepare to sweat and increase both stamina and metabolism, as STRONG is a challenging, dynamic cardio-intensive practice at a faster pace. Sequences of continuous “flows” provide the opportunity to deepen breathing and detoxify body and mind as heat builds from within. Intelligent pose progression moves from basic to complex as we connect the movement to breath. Cues to maintain focus on alignment and sound structure to help work every muscle safely, increase flexibility and strength in the body. Students are led through a series of postures that “flow” together for a couple of rounds, then freedom is given to move and define your own pace, testing your own limits as you make your practice your own. Find your power, explore your edge and still have a little time to rest.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Jul 25 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Thu Jul 27 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Channa Zgorski
    at Royal Oak
  • Mon Jul 31 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Aug 01 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Thu Aug 03 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Channa Zgorski
    at Royal Oak
  • Mon Aug 07 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Aug 08 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Thu Aug 10 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Channa Zgorski
    at Royal Oak
  • Mon Aug 14 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Aug 15 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Thu Aug 17 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Channa Zgorski
    at Royal Oak
  • Mon Aug 21 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Aug 22 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Thu Aug 24 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Channa Zgorski
    at Royal Oak
  • Mon Aug 28 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Rebekah Reum
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Aug 29 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Thu Aug 31 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Channa Zgorski
    at Royal Oak
  • Mon Sep 04 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Sep 05 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Thu Sep 07 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Channa Zgorski
    at Royal Oak