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The Evolution of the Yoga Shelter Experience

A Shelter is a place you feel safe. You can easily find peace, serenity and cultivate community with those around you. At Yoga Shelter, we make it our top priority to facilitate a space for practitioners to engage in their own self care process.

At Yoga Shelter, our mission is to promote the wellbeing of individuals, inspire more great leaders, and uplift the communities where Yoga Shelter studios operate. Our teachers are authentic, well-trained yoga professionals who teach consistent and inspiring yoga in a beautiful community-oriented space.

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Through the foundation of a heated yoga practice, our yoga offerings create a safe space for self care and cultivate community within our studios. These two elements have always been the core of the Yoga Shelter experience.  

In the Spring of 2017 we will be re-launching our new revamped classes and class schedule. With these core values of community and self care, our offerings are stronger than ever. We are excited for the evolution of the Yoga Shelter experience. Our skilled teachers are very anxious to share this new approach with you. We have created new formats and a refreshed schedule for all of you to delve into, beginning officially April 3, 2017.

The main objective of this change is to provide formats that are technically sound, consistent throughout our studios, and signature to Yoga Shelter.  This is what inspired our new class names.  You will experience key signature elements of our flows. Our classes will be much more consistent throughout our studios, safe and challenging, but will also allow all of our talented teachers to be creative in each class they teach. Some of our teachers are currently implementing the key signature elements of our new formats in our studios now. When you participate in each class at Yoga Shelter, you will leave with exactly the mind and body experience you are looking for.  

We are continuing to be a yoga community which is highly focused on the practice of Vinyasa Yoga and you will be well informed with detailed descriptions of each new format.  In addition, our schedule will also guide you with the former name of the class next to each new class name, so there will be no confusion when you are taking class.  Updated class descriptions will be located on our website (www.yogashelter.com) and in all of our studios.


Following is the planned featured format schedule:


Shelter Strong (vinyasa)
  • Sunday March 5th 10:00am Athleta Somerset 
  • Tuesday March 7th 7:15pm West Bloomfield 
  • Thursday March 9th 9:45am West Bloomfield 
  • Saturday March 11th 9:45am West Bloomfield 
  • Monday March 6th 7:00pm Royal Oak 
  • Tuesday March 7th 6:00pm Royal Oak 
  • Saturday March 11th 4:30PM Royal Oak 
  • Thursday March 9th 4:45pm Birmingham 
  • Friday March 10th 9:45am Birmingham 
  • Saturday March 11th 9:45am Birmingham 
Shelter Steady (slow flow)
  • Sunday March 12th 10:00am Athleta Somerset 
  • Monday March 13th 8:30am West Bloomfield 
  • Tuesday March 14th 8:30am West Bloomfield 
  • Wednesday March 15th 4:45pm West Bloomfield 
  • Thursday March 16th 6:00pm West Bloomfield 
  • Monday March 13th 11:00am Royal Oak 
  • Tuesday March 14th 11:00am Royal Oak 
  • Tuesday March 14th 7:15pm Royal Oak 
  • Saturday March 18th 9:00am Royal Oak 
  • Thursday March 16th 6:00pm Birmingham 
  • Friday March 17th 8:30am Birmingham 
  • Saturday March 18th 8:30am Birmingham 

Shelter Synergy (fusion)
  • Sunday March 19th 10:00am Athleta Somerset 
  • Tuesday March 21st 4:45pm West Bloomfield 
  • Wednesday March 22nd 6:00pm West Bloomfield 
  • Saturday March 25th 4:30pm West Bloomfield 
  • Monday March 20th 9:45am Royal Oak 
  • Thursday March 23rd 9:45am Royal Oak 
  • Saturday March 25th 11:30am Royal Oak 
  • Sunday March 19th 4:00pm Birmingham 
  • Monday March 20th 7:30pm Birmingham 
  • Tuesday March 21st 9:15am Birmingham 

Shelter Still (yin)
  • Sunday March 26th 10:00am Athleta Somerset 
  • Wednesday March 29th 7:15pm West Bloomfield 
  • Monday March 27th 8:30pm Royal Oak 
  • Thursday March 30th 11:00am Royal Oak 
  • Sunday March 26th 5:15pm Birmingham 
  • Wednesday March 29th 11:15am Birmingham 



A Shelter is a place you feel safe. You can easily find peace, serenity and cultivate community with those around you. At Yoga Shelter, we make it our top priority to facilitate a space for practitioners to engage in their own self care process.

At Yoga Shelter, our mission is to promote the wellbeing of individuals, inspire more great leaders, and uplift the communities where Yoga Shelter studios operate. Our teachers are authentic, well-trained yoga professionals who teach consistent and inspiring yoga in a beautiful community-oriented space.

Through the foundation of a heated yoga practice, our yoga offerings create a safe space for self care and cultivate community within our studios. These two elements have always been the core of the Yoga Shelter experience.  

 In the Spring of 2017 we will be re-launching our new revamped classes and class schedule. With these core values of community and self care, our offerings are stronger than ever.  We are excited for the evolution of the Yoga Shelter experience. Our skilled teachers are very anxious to share this new approach with you. We have created new formats and a refreshed schedule for all of you to delve into, beginning officially April 3, 2017.

The main objective of this change is to provide formats that are technically sound, consistent throughout our studios, and signature to Yoga Shelter.  This is what inspired our new class names.  You will experience key signature elements of our flows. Our classes will be much more consistent throughout our studios, safe and challenging, but will also allow all of our talented teachers to be creative in each class they teach. Some of our teachers are currently implementing the key signature elements of our new formats in our studios now. When you participate in each class at Yoga Shelter, you will leave with exactly the mind and body experience you are looking for.  

We are continuing to be a yoga community which is highly focused on the practice of Vinyasa Yoga and you will be well informed with detailed descriptions of each new format.  In addition, our schedule will also guide you with the former name of the class next to each new class name, so there will be no confusion when you are taking class.  Updated class descriptions will be located on our website (www.yogashelter.com) and in all of our studios.


Following is the planned featured format schedule:


Shelter Strong (vinyasa)
  • Sunday March 5th 10:00am Athleta Somerset 
  • Tuesday March 7th 7:15pm West Bloomfield 
  • Thursday March 9th 9:45am West Bloomfield 
  • Saturday March 11th 9:45am West Bloomfield 
  • Monday March 6th 7:00pm Royal Oak 
  • Tuesday March 7th 6:00pm Royal Oak 
  • Saturday March 11th 4:30PM Royal Oak 
  • Thursday March 9th 4:45pm Birmingham 
  • Friday March 10th 9:45am Birmingham 
  • Saturday March 11th 9:45am Birmingham 
Shelter Steady (slow flow)
  • Sunday March 12th 10:00am Athleta Somerset 
  • Monday March 13th 8:30am West Bloomfield 
  • Tuesday March 14th 8:30am West Bloomfield 
  • Wednesday March 15th 4:45pm West Bloomfield 
  • Thursday March 16th 6:00pm West Bloomfield 
  • Monday March 13th 11:00am Royal Oak 
  • Tuesday March 14th 11:00am Royal Oak 
  • Tuesday March 14th 7:15pm Royal Oak 
  • Saturday March 18th 9:00am Royal Oak 
  • Thursday March 16th 6:00pm Birmingham 
  • Friday March 17th 8:30am Birmingham 
  • Saturday March 18th 8:30am Birmingham 

March 19-25 Shelter Synergy (fusion)


Sunday March 19th 10:00am Athleta Somerset - Malak


Tuesday March 21st 4:45pm West Bloomfield - Malak

Wednesday March 22nd 6:00pm West Bloomfield - Sarah

Saturday March 25th 4:30pm West Bloomfield - Marni


Monday March 20th 9:45am Royal Oak - Malak

Thursday March 23rd 9:45am Royal Oak - Marty

Saturday March 25th 11:30am Royal Oak - Rob


Sunday March 19th 4:00pm Birmingham - Rob

Monday March 20th 7:30pm Birmingham - Malak

Tuesday March 21st 9:15am Birmingham - Malak

 

March 26-31 Shelter Still (yin)


Sunday March 26th 10:00am Athleta Somerset - Sarah


Wednesday March 29th 7:15pm West Bloomfield - Sarah


Monday March 27th 8:30pm Royal Oak - Sarah

Thursday March 30th 11:00am Royal Oak - Marty


Sunday March 26th 5:15pm Birmingham - Rob

Wednesday March 29th 11:15am Birmingham - Brandi 



 Stay tuned for email updates, as we will be keeping you all in the loop of important dates and inviting you all to class demonstrations in March.  We care so deeply about serving you and we look forward to evolving and growing as a community.  Namaste.

Your Yoga Shelter Family

From Teacher Training to Teaching Yoga

At Yoga Shelter, we believe that each community member has the potential to become a leader, therefore we utilize our yoga teacher training program as a method to cultivate and inspire future leaders. In 2014, Yoga Shelter decided to make a significant change in its yoga teacher training program. In order to encourage an environment that inspires and uplifts new leaders, we needed to make yoga teacher training more accessible. By increasing the number of graduates, and shifting the training focus to the art and science of teaching, we were able to successfully update our program.

Yoga Shelter Yoga Teacher Training is located iFile_000n Southfield, Michigan. The training center is located on Evergreen and 696, 20 minutes from Detroit, 30 minutes from Grosse Pointe, and 25 minutes from Plymouth. This centrally located site allows individuals with life-work commitments the opportunity to attend our yoga teacher training in a night school program, while still being connected to their daily responsibilities. The shift to Southfield also cut out the need to travel away from life commitments for weeks at a time.

Yoga Shelter Teacher Training focus is on pedagogy, the method and practice of teaching. From Day 1, trainees begin learning how to teach in small groups, utilizing feedback from each other and their trainers. Yoga Shelter Yoga Teacher Training is usually from 10 to 12 weeks in duration. This time period allows trainees to observe and take yoga classes at Yoga Shelter, practice how to teach yoga, and improve their yoga teaching skills based on peer-feedback. Yoga Shelter’s Yoga Teacher Training provides trainees the opportunity to register with the Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teacher 200-hours (RYT200) immediately after the program is over. The RYT200 certificate allows graduates to apply to jobs as yoga teachers across the country and worldwide.

Graduates of Yoga Shelter Yoga Teacher Training who are interested in joining Yoga Shelter’s team will go through a peer feedback and mentorship process.This process is crucial as trainees will learn the transition from trainee to teacher, acknowledging that we are always learning and growing. This mentorship process helps teachers and trainees foster connection, pass on knowledge, and uplift the trainee so they can be a leader in turn. Yoga Shelter has 5 locations in the metro-Detroit area and is well connected in the community. Therefore, we can provide graduates of Yoga Shelter Teacher Training more opportunities to teach yoga.

Currently, three graduates of the Spring 2016 Yoga Teacher Training joined Yoga Shelter as yoga teachers - Ashley Yono, Emily Shamma, and Kathleen Zintsmaster. Rebekah Reum of Fall 2015 Yoga Teacher Training has also joined our team as a teacher. Ashley, Emily, Kathleen, and Rebekah completed the move from Yoga Shelter Yoga Teacher Training to teaching yoga at Yoga Shelter in the past few months.. As Yoga Shelter Teacher Training grows and develops, we look forward to inspiring more great leaders like Ashley, Emily, Kathleen, and Rebekah in our Yoga Shelter community.  

To learn more visit Yoga Shelter Teacher Training website website