Shelter Strong (vinyasa)


This class is taught by:

Brandi Wells

I was introduced to the world of yoga a few years ago through the group fitness industry and have since been able to train with and learn from some amazing yogis and yoginis. In my years of teaching yoga I have seen what an immense impact the practice can have on so many people. I have been greatly impacted by my person yoga practice and have had the opportunity to see the amazing ways yoga has helped so many of the students that have sweat,cried and grown on the floors of my classes. I am so grateful to be able to continue to share my practice and grow this amazing community with Yoga Shelter! I can't wait to meet everyone!

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.

Missy Oleshansky

Missy Oleshansky, Ph.D., LP, RYT is a registered and certified yoga teacher, Yoga Medics therapist and board member, fully licensed clinical health psychologist, and a personal and professional life coach. Missy has studied and practiced yoga, psychology, stress management, and health promotion since 1992 in California and Michigan. She has earned a doctoral degree in clinical health psychology, two master's degrees, one in clinical psychology and one in educational psychology, and her certification in the teaching and philosophy of both Hatha yoga and Yoga Medics. In the capacities of psychology and yoga, Missy works with a diverse group of individuals. Missy helps guide and motivate children, adolescents, and adults with depression, anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, Eating disorders, substance abuse issues, chronic pain, marriage and relationship discord, transitional life stress, behavior problems, and low self esteem and low self confidence. Missy has found that almost everybody desires to strengthen his or her overall health and wellness. The practice of yoga is designed to help achieve holistic health. Physically, yoga helps strengthen the body and relax muscle tension. Mentally, yoga helps calm an overly stimulated and stressed mind. And spiritually, yoga helps peace, serenity, and gratitude manifest. Missy takes a holistic approach to teaching and practicing yoga and therapy. Missy’s classes are fun and challenging and are suitable for both experienced and beginning practitioners of yoga.

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

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 May 27 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Brandi Wells
    at Birmingham
  • Sun May 28 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Sarah Woodman
    at Birmingham
  • Mon May 29 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Missy Oleshansky
    at West Bloomfield
  • Tue May 30 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Marni Stone
    at West Bloomfield