Shelter Still (yin)


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.

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
Our yin style class is a simple series of restorative poses held extended periods of time. Attention to the breath gently stretches the body, and longer holds naturally allow a opening of the body deep into the connective tissues. Taking time to reflect and be in our body, we discover a depth and a greater range of motion, while appreciation leads towards a profound acceptance that comes through this practice of surrender and letting go. A long and luxurious Savasana will help to seal in the benefits of this healing and re-energizing class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Jul 26 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at West Bloomfield
  • Thu Jul 27 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak
  • Fri Jul 28 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Birmingham
  • Sun Jul 30 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Mon Jul 31 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Royal Oak
  • Wed Aug 02 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at West Bloomfield
  • Thu Aug 03 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Anjali Romaniuk
    at Royal Oak
  • Fri Aug 04 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Birmingham
  • Sun Aug 06 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Mon Aug 07 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Royal Oak
  • Wed Aug 09 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at West Bloomfield
  • Thu Aug 10 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak
  • Fri Aug 11 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Birmingham
  • Sun Aug 13 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Mon Aug 14 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Royal Oak
  • Wed Aug 16 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at West Bloomfield
  • Thu Aug 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak
  • Fri Aug 18 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Birmingham
  • Sun Aug 20 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Mon Aug 21 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Royal Oak