Shelter Strong (vinyasa)


This class is taught by:

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

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

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

Malak Schreiber

Mind, Body, Spirit & Rap Lyrics

I can’t think of a better combination to promote stimulation and self-growth. Yoga Shelter is the place where these components come together; it’s the place where we can dig in and see how badass we truly are. This is where we can exercise our bodies and ultimately our minds. Yoga has served as a catalyst for my spiritual growth and self-awareness; it has taught me to own my story vs. run from it. Yoga has given me the opportunity to work on myself, through myself. When we realize that the world is not out to get us, it is out to teach us, we begin to grow. We all have work to do, better to do the work in a supportive community with people who accept us for who we are in this moment, and honor who we are working on becoming.

“I’ve been working on myself and that’s the most important work, even if you don’t get paid for it”
-Big Sean

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:

  • Wed Jul 26 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Thu Jul 27 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rebekah Reum
    at West Bloomfield
  • Fri Jul 28 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Sun Jul 30 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Becky Siden
    at Royal Oak
  • Mon Jul 31 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Anjali Romaniuk
    at Birmingham
  • Wed Aug 02 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Thu Aug 03 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rebekah Reum
    at West Bloomfield
  • Fri Aug 04 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Sun Aug 06 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Becky Siden
    at Royal Oak
  • Mon Aug 07 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Malak Schreiber
    at Birmingham
  • Wed Aug 09 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Thu Aug 10 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rebekah Reum
    at West Bloomfield
  • Fri Aug 11 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Sun Aug 13 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Becky Siden
    at Royal Oak
  • Mon Aug 14 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Malak Schreiber
    at Birmingham
  • Wed Aug 16 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Thu Aug 17 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rebekah Reum
    at West Bloomfield
  • Fri Aug 18 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Sun Aug 20 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Becky Siden
    at Royal Oak
  • Mon Aug 21 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Malak Schreiber
    at Birmingham