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Health Benefits of Yoga

Read more about the benefits of yoga:
  • "Yoga means different things to different people. This topic focuses on a kind of yoga called Hatha yoga. One of the benefits of Hatha yoga is that it can relieve stress and help you relax." Read more.
  • "Yoga, developed thousands of years ago, is recognized as a f1-iStock_000025062955_Medium (1)orm of mind-body medicine. In yoga, physical postures and breathing exercises improve muscle strength, flexibility, blood circulation and oxygen uptake as well as hormone function." Read more. 
  • "Practicing yoga at the workplace teaches employees to use relaxation techniques to reduce stress and risks of injury on the job." Read more.
  • "Aside from the physical benefits, one of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress, which is known to have devastating effects on the body and mind." Read more.

Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship time!

Scholarship time! Do you want to be a yoga teacher? We’re offering a $250 scholarship to anyone that can show us how much they want to take our yoga teacher training program.

1-yogashelterB-7257 (1) (1)_copy1Rules to enter:
⭐ Must be following us @yogashelter AND like us on Facebook "Yoga Shelter"
⭐ Must like this post⭐Write a min 300 word blog post about why you want to be a leader in our community and send via email to info@yogashelter.com
⭐ Post a pic doing yoga to your instagram and tag #yogashelter and #whyytt in your post
⭐ Deadline to enter is 12AM EST August 17th
⭐ Winner will be determined by our leadership team and will have 10 days to sign up for training or scholarship will be passed to next best candidate
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Yoga Shelter in Action

We recently made a small change in how Yoga Shelter’s mission statement is organized. The change was inspired by Simon Sinek TED lecture, “how great leaders inspire action”.  See below:

Original version
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.

Start with why
At Yoga Shelter, our mission is uplift the communities where Yoga Shelter studios operate, inspire more great leaders, and promote the wellbeing of individuals.

The WHY of Yoga Shelter is to uplift the communities where Yoga Shelter studios operate, HOW is by inspire more great leaders, and WHAT promote the wellbeing of individuals. Yoga is a tool to to uplift the communities where we operate.

On July 17 Yoga Shelter will partner with Don Peasley for Yoga at the Park (link), raising awareness about Huntington's Disease. This was an easy partnership to establish based on Yoga Shelter’s mission statement:
●      Uplift the communities where Yoga Shelter studios operate -- yoga at the park will bring people together to support a community member’s cause. Yoga will bring people together, leaving them inspired by the end of the event.
●      Inspire more great leaders -- We believe that each community member has the potential to become a leader. Don is a yogi, but not a yoga teacher (yet...). Don took a leadership role in the community to promote a cause he is passionate about. Yoga Shelter was happy to assist Don.
●      Promote the wellbeing of individuals -- yoga is a tool to promote the wellbeing of individuals. People that will come to yoga at the part will come out feeling better, this improved feelings can be from the practice of yoga or connecting with new people. Either way, this event will elevate the wellbeing, happiness and the participants.

So, here we go. First-Ever Yoga in the Park event. 3 Classes, various levels, $25 tax deductible donation, all led by top rate instructors.

Click on the link to learn more, register, or if you can’t make it, to donate. You can also DM or call me if you have questions.
 

Welcome to the first ever Yoga in the Park for Huntington's Disease!

By Don Peasley

A year ago, when I announced my acceptance to the HDSA Michigan Chapter Board of Directors, I pledged to be vigilant in my efforts to raise awareness, and respectful in my efforts to raise much needed funds.

On the former, I can only wish that everyone finds sometiStock-182149444 (1)hing in their life that gives them the feeling of satisfaction that I have felt as my small team continues to engage those in the HD community, here in Michigan and beyond. Constantly finding ways to help patients and families navigate the many challenges this journey provides, I can’t thank my friends and family enough for the support and strength you have provided. It’s amazing how some of life’s darkest things can produce the brightest lights.

On the latter, in a moment of partial sobriety, I had an idea for a fundraising event, inspired by the Summer Solstice yoga held in Times Square every year, and yes, also by some Jameson’s. Turns out there is a growing awareness of the benefits that yoga provides to those suffering from motion disorders like Parkinson’s, MS and Huntington’s. And, as a caregiver, I know just how powerful 60 minutes of motion and breathing can be at keeping my head in the game.

So, here we go. First-Ever Yoga in the Park event. Thanks to the great partners at the Yoga Shelter, we’re rolling out mats all day on June 17 in Shain Park, Birmingham. 3 Classes, various levels, $25 tax deductible donation, all led by top rate instructors.
Click on the below link to learn more, register, or if you can’t make it, to donate. You can also DM or call me if you have questions.

And even if you can’t make it on the 17th, consider adding a little yoga to your life. It’s changed mine, and my brave wife makes it to her mat twice a week. We’re fighting motion with motion, leading the best lives possible, grateful for every day we get.

namaste

Where: Shain Park, Birmingham, MI
Starts: 06/17/2017 @ 11:30 AM EDT

To sign up

50 Hour AIReal Yoga Teacher Training

Lead by creator and founder, Carmen Curtis, AIReal Yoga™ Teacher Training curriculum creates an opportunity to explore the yoga asana while using a hammock as a prop. Our hammocks are hung on a single point anchored with a swivel, allowing for flow, vinyasa, alignment and revolved postures.

AIReal Yoga is the first brand to be recognized by the Yoga Alliance. Using only professional riggers, you are ensured that your studio's rigging will be the safest in the industry, and that your gear is held to the highest of standards.

Carmen Curtis is a world-renowned yoga teacher, a professional Cirque du Soleil performer and a former national gymnast. She yogashelteraerial-9575 (1)_copyhas been practicing aerial yoga for over 15 years.

What you receive by taking our 50 Hour Teacher Training and becoming a certified AIReal Yoga instructor:
-Complete manual with 108 postures, lesson plans, sequences, progressions and digressions
-Learn to teach ALL levels and styles of yoga
-All 50 Hours are hands-on with Carmen Curtis
-Access to professional riggers, whose safety in installations cannot be matched by any other aerial yoga brand
-Subscription to our YouTube channel with access to many different styles of classes, including Intro, Slow Flow, Power, and Restorative, allowing for continued practice and review
-Access to buy only the safest and highest-rated gear and equipment available
-Continued education units with Yoga Alliance

50 Hour Intensive, taught over 6 days
November 10th-15th, 2017
Yoga Shelter, Southfield
20300 Civic Center Drive #118
Southfield, MI 48076
http://yogashelter.com/


$1600 / Early Bird pricing of $1400 if paid-in-full before October 27th, 2017.

Teachers will be required to sign a contract.

Refund Policy:
All requests to withdraw from the course must be received in writing. Those withdrawing 4 weeks prior to the start of a given level are eligible for a refund, minus a non-refundable $500 administrative fee. Those withdrawing after the 4 weeks prior, but a week ahead of the start date, are eligible for a partial refund, minus $500, and prorated sections of the course already taken. There will be no refunds after a week before course instruction begins.
*All trainees will be asked to sign a teacher's contract prior to the start of the training.

Teacher of the Month - Brandi Wells

Brandi is our go-to leader and teacher. She’s E-RYT 200 certified, group fitness certified, yin and aerial yoga trained, sports recovery yoga trained, and has her Bachelors in Business Administration. She devotes her time, energy, and skill into building Yoga Shelter intoIMG_2812 the best community and space possible. As our Brand Manager, she ensures that we’re building relationships inside and outside our community as a way to connect and inspire. These relationships help define and strengthen our brand and recognition as a leader in the yoga industry. She works directly with our current teachers as well as teachers going through our teacher training program to provide a consistently amazing experience for our students in our studios and other events. Partnering with local businesses and organizations helps provide yoga to communities, individuals, and teams who may otherwise may not have had the opportunity. Finally, organizing fundraising and outreach partnerships helps us give back to the communities that we teach in, live in and support. Brandi has been a pivotal member in our leadership team and has been working tirelessly as we roll out our new formats on April 3rd. Try to get to any of our preview classes coming up including Shelter Strong (Vinyasa), Shelter Synergy (Fusion), Shelter Steady (Slow Flow), and Shelter Still (Yin). She teaches all over so we highly recommend taking her class!

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