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Lunchbox Detox March 25 – March 29, 2013


Come for a 45 min lunch class and leave with a fresh pressed juice from Seva

When: Monday, March 25 – Friday, March 29
Where: Yoga Shelter Midtown Studio

  • 3 classes and juices for $40
  • 4 classes and juices for $50
  • 5 classes and juices for $60

Must pick what classes in advance. $5 juice price is for Midtown unlimited autopay package holders only. All other unlimited (including other studio autopay and 60 days) it’s $7 per class and must register for at least 3.

Aerial Yoga – March 2013


Please join Kristy Deskovitz for the March 2013 Session of Aerial Yoga. Aerial Yoga is a beautiful and supportive way to practice Yoga! You will gain strength, poise, open your backbends and support your inversions. There is a maximum of 8 students per class. Please bring a yoga mat and towel, we provide the aerial hammocks!

  • 8 Classes in March
  • Every Saturday and Sunday
  • Cost: $20 per person/per day
  • 2:00-3:15 PM at Yoga Shelter Grosse Pointe
  • Pre-Registration is highly suggested! Sorry, no refunds!

*Portion of proceeds to benefit the Research Efforts for Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood, please visit for more information on AHC. No classes on March 30th and 31st.

Family Yoga – March 24, 2013

Family Program – Family Yoga

Join us in exploring stories of Hindu gods and goddesses during a family yoga workshop. Teachers from Yoga Shelter Midtown will lead us in a playful and educational practice for children ages 5-11(must participate with an adult). Families are welcome at this one-hour event designed to explore the mental and physical aspects of yoga positions depicted in ancient Indian art. Space is limited and is first-come, first serve. Participants please bring one yoga mat per person.

When: Sunday, March 24, 2013, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Break It Down Workshop – March 23, 2013


Am I doing it right? At the Shelter, there is no right or wrong way to do a pose, but there may be a trick or two for moving safely and in a way that makes sense for your body. This workshop will focus on breaking down the structure of poses in breath, movement and mindfulness. Learn to let go of perfection while building a solid foundation. This is an interactive workshop; we will not be flowing and moving for 2 hours. This workshop is for everyone, whether you have practiced for 10 years or 1 week!

  • When: Saturday, March 23, 1-3pm
  • Where: Yoga Shelter Midtown Studio
  • Cost: $25

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5 Year Anniversary Celebration – March 22, 2013


It’s a Party and We Are Celebrating 5 Years of Developing Friendships and Creating an Incredible Community! Please join us for an awesome yoga class with Live Music by Chris and Tim. The Celebration continues after class with delicious Vegan appetizers and Raffle drawings for Memberships! Space is limited, please register Early!

  • When: Friday, March 22, 6pm-9pm.
  • Where: Yoga Shelter Grosse Pointe
  • Cost: $20, no refunds.

Prenatal Yoga Workshop at Midtown Studio – March 16, 2013


Prenatal Yoga Workshop with Ann Fancy. Join us at Yoga Shelter Midtown to learn appropriate yoga postures, modifications and techniques for safely strengthening the body, mind and spirit during pregnancy! This workshop is open to women in every trimester of pregnancy. Enter a peaceful, serene, and nurturing environment designed to stretch and strengthen muscles, energize the body, soothe aches and pains, relieve stress and anxiety, overcome the common discomforts of pregnancy, and develop proper breathing and relaxation techniques. No prior yoga experience necessary.

  • When: 1-3 pm on Saturday, March 16, 2013
  • Location: Yoga Shelter Midtown Detroit Studio
  • Cost: $25

AcroYoga – March 9, 2013


It’s a Bird ~ It’s a Plane ~ It’s ACROYOGA!

Join Yoga Shelter Midtown and the Detroit Flyhouse for AcroYoga!

AcroYoga is an exhilarating practice that combines elements of yoga and acrobatics to create something unique and beautiful. Practicing these poses demands and builds trust, communication, and a sense of adventure.

This workshop is open to anyone looking to connect, grow, and have a lot of fun.

  • Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013
  • Time: 2:30 – 4:00pm
  • Cost: $25

space is limited, register early!

Self Defense Workshop – March 1, 2013


Yoga Shelter student Lee Shaykhet has been training Police Officers and Army Special Forces Units in Self Defense since 1979. Now is your chance to learn his unique but practical core program for Self Defense.

When: Friday, March 1st 7-8:30pm
Where: Yoga Shelter Grosse Pointe
Cost: $20/per person
For more information on Lee, please visit

Breathing Exercises May Help Relieve Asthma


Patients with asthma who are willing to undertake intensive training may find benefits of asthma-targeted practice with a trained yoga practitioner.

According to a recent report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, breathing exercises are among the most popular alternative therapies for asthmatics and include  yoga breathing exercises.

The researchers found the most robust body of evidence supported hyperventilation-reduction breathing techniques, which achieved “medium to large improvements in asthma symptoms and reductions in reliever medication use of approximately 1.5 to 2.5 puffs per day.”

Researchers also found evidence for yoga exercises, which typically require deep breaths — usually through the nose — with extended exhalation and can relieve asthma. Most of the evidence came from studies in India, where yoga exercises are more intensive and frequent than in the United States.

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A Series of Poses for Fitness, Inside and Out

The ancient art of yoga, a physical, spiritual and mental practice whose benefits have been promoted as improving relaxation, has found an unlikely home: prisons.

When many states have cut their wellness and education programs for inmates, citing cost and political pressure, some wardens looking for a low-cost, low-risk way for inmates to reflect on their crimes, improve their fitness and cope with the stress of overcrowded prison life are turning toward yoga.

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