Yoga Association of Greater Detroit is a professional organization for yoga instructors in the Detroit Metropolitan area. Our mission " to promote yoga knowledge& practice in the Detroit Metropolitan area".
Join us for our Fall Yoga Day on October 20, 2019, presented by the Yoga Association of Greater Detroit and The Birmingham Community House. Sessions begin at 9:30 AM and end at about 5:00 PM. Participants can attend full day, morning only or afternoon only sessions. Schedule below.
Session One: 9:30-10:45:
Finding Stability and Balance ~ Karen Lutz
A gentle class to begin your day (please bring your favorite props.) Karen will guide you through breathing, lengthening and stretching through a series of asanas. Karen has been teaching in the Birmingham/Bloomfield area for the past 10 years and has her 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification.
Session Two: 11:00-12:15:
Balance Energy with Kundalini & Chakra Meditation ~ MJ LaDuke
Enjoy a seated series of asanas that will take you through a journey of each major energy center to let go of unwanted energy and awaken dormant energy, followed by a review of healing crystals and a guided supine chakra meditation. Bring a pillow and/or blanket for comfort. MJ’s western-based training through YogaFit has been coupled with an interest in the energy body. She has delivered presentations and written articles on the chakras which have been published in magazines and on SelfGrowth.com.
Session Three: 1:30-2:45:
Laughter Yoga ~ Laura Lerman
Hasyasana (Laughter Yoga) promotes laughter without comedy or jokes. It builds resilience to stress by strengthening inner resolve and joyfulness. Get out of your head and into your body with childlike playfulness and yogic breathing.Laura is a certified Laughter Yoga instructor.
Session Four: 3:00-4:45:
More Sukkha (Ease) Less Dukkha (Suffering) ~ Katherine Schaefer
This class will be an exploration of basic yoga poses using functional movement and foundational support to find ease of movement and alleviate discomfort. Please bring a block and belt if you have one. Katherine is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and Licensed Massage Therapist.
Fall Yoga Day favorite and YAGD member Katherine Schaefer will bring the 2019 session to a close with a period of Savasana as a seamless continuation of her class.
9:30 am - 5:00 pm