Shelter Strong (Vinyasa)

This class is taught by:

Anisa Saleh

HI, I'm Anisa Saleh, RN, and I fell in love with the practice of harmonizing my body, mind,and spirit through breathing at my first yoga class over 10 years ago. Regular exercise has always been a priority for me, but I was searching for inspiration to live each moment more mindfully and to nurture my soul. I was a bit nervous to begin yoga classes because I always had the impression that I had to be able to stand on my head and do a crow pose to be a "true yogi." Yoga put me in a place where I could feel my ego abandon me as I found myself melting into my mat.
It wasn't until 2014 that I decided to become a certified instructor and earned my 200 hour RYT through Power Yoga Chicago. In the past I've always chosen to sub instead of having my own class, but Yoga Shelter shares an amazing bond and energy that I had to be a part of. You will find the nurse in me spouting off health benefits during poses, and I lead my classes with my love for alternative and classic rock - and a combination of other genres. 
My goal as an instructor is for my students to leave feeling refreshed, nourished, and balanced both physically and mentally. Yoga knows no color, race, religion, sex, gender, or size. I look forward to meeting you on the mat!

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

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 :)

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.


Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Jul 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Anisa Saleh
    at Birmingham
  • Wed Jul 26 9:45 am - 11:00 am with TBD TBD
    at Birmingham
  • Wed Jul 26 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Anjali Romaniuk
    at Royal Oak
  • Fri Jul 28 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Rebekah Reum
    at Birmingham
  • Sat Jul 29 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Matt Edwards
    at West Bloomfield
  • Sun Jul 30 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Rob Woollard
    at West Bloomfield
  • Mon Jul 31 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Matt Edwards
    at West Bloomfield