Shelter Steady (slow flow)


This class is taught by:

Marni Stone

Marni Stone has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and has been working in the field of health and wellness for over 25 years. She holds a variety of fitness certifications and has completed 2-200 RYT Yoga Certifications. She teaches everything from TRX classes to senior fitness, but believes that true wellness requires attention to more than just our physical selves. She has been practicing and teaching yoga sine 2004 and has found it to be the most gratifying of all the classes she teaches.

Marni’s background in anatomy and alignment can be seen in every style of yoga that she teaches, as is evident in the way she sequences her yoga flows, and guides students between postures. She creates a safe environment for students to reach their edge in a pose, but reminds them to do so without ego. She creates complex but sensible flows while encouraging students to become their own teacher by monitoring their breath and their internal guidance system.

Marni encourages her students to practice without judgment or comparison, to move beyond the physical appearance of a pose towards more of an inward state of awareness. She believes that the greatest gift of yoga is to apply the lessons we learn on our yoga mat to other areas in our lives. Namely, that when we quiet the voice of our negative ego, and choose to connect to the peace and love within us, it helps us create more satisfying and joyful experiences.

I look forward to practicing with you soon,

Namaste,

Marni

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

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
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:

  • Mon May 01 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Marni Stone
    at Birmingham
  • Mon May 01 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Malak Schreiber
    at Royal Oak
  • Mon May 01 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Marty Time
    at Birmingham
  • Mon May 08 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Marni Stone
    at Birmingham
  • Mon May 08 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Malak Schreiber
    at Royal Oak
  • Mon May 08 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Marty Time
    at Birmingham
  • Mon May 15 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Marni Stone
    at Birmingham
  • Mon May 15 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Malak Schreiber
    at Royal Oak
  • Mon May 15 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Marty Time
    at Birmingham
  • Mon May 22 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Marni Stone
    at Birmingham
  • Mon May 22 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Malak Schreiber
    at Royal Oak
  • Mon May 22 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Marty Time
    at Birmingham
  • Mon May 29 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Marni Stone
    at Birmingham
  • Mon May 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Malak Schreiber
    at Royal Oak
  • Mon May 29 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Marty Time
    at Birmingham
  • Mon Jun 05 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Marni Stone
    at Birmingham
  • Mon Jun 05 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Malak Schreiber
    at Royal Oak
  • Mon Jun 05 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Marty Time
    at Birmingham
  • Mon Jun 12 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Marni Stone
    at Birmingham
  • Mon Jun 12 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Malak Schreiber
    at Royal Oak