Strong (vinyasa)


This class is taught by:

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

Najee Robbins

My journey into yoga began my junior year of high school. Since then I have become a birth doula, yoga teacher, aerial arts enthusiast, and an avid collector of quotes (most of which I can paraphrase pretty well). My passion to teach comes from the desire to create a space in which others can connect, listen, and build a compassionate loving relationship with themselves. I strive to empower others and constantly spread love. I practice yoga both on and off the mat to work on the most important relationship I will ever have - my relationship with myself. It takes courage, trust, and a willingness to be a little uncomfortable at times, but I assure you it is the most important and fulfilling work we can do not only for ourselves, but also for others. I simply cannot wait to share this journey 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

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:

  • Sat Nov 25 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Matt Edwards
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Nov 28 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Scotty Romstadt
    at Royal Oak
  • Thu Nov 30 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Najee Robbins
    at Birmingham
  • Fri Dec 01 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Matt Edwards
    at Royal Oak
  • Sat Dec 02 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Matt Edwards
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Dec 05 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Scotty Romstadt
    at Royal Oak
  • Thu Dec 07 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Najee Robbins
    at Birmingham
  • Fri Dec 08 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Becky Siden
    at Royal Oak
  • Sat Dec 09 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Matt Edwards
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Dec 12 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Scotty Romstadt
    at Royal Oak
  • Thu Dec 14 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Najee Robbins
    at Birmingham
  • Fri Dec 15 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Becky Siden
    at Royal Oak
  • Sat Dec 16 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Matt Edwards
    at Royal Oak
  • Tue Dec 19 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Scotty Romstadt
    at Royal Oak
  • Thu Dec 21 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Najee Robbins
    at Birmingham
  • Fri Dec 22 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Becky Siden
    at Royal Oak