BREATHE EASY: BEGINNERS WORKSHOP

BREATHE EASY NEXT STEPS: INTERMEDIATE

WORKSHOP

PROPS TO PROPS!

YOGA FOR PREGNANCY & BIRTH

MOTHER & DAUGHTER MINI RETREAT

WORKSHOPS

SPECIALIZE IN YOUR YOGA

PRACTICE AND GO DEEPER.

BREATHE EASY

A BEGINNER'S YOGA WORKSHOP

 

Beginning yoga can feel daunting as a new student, and often people believe that they have to be really flexible, or look a certain way in order to be successful at it. At Breathe, we support the idea that yoga really is for everybody and every body; that, 'if you can breathe, you can do yoga'. Allow us to take those first steps with you on your yoga journey, and on the path to a healthier, happier you.

 

This 5 week workshop introduces you pose by pose to the fundamentals of yoga, including basic breath (pranayama) and meditation (dhyana). Teaching proper alignment and modifications along the way, we build week by week, so that, upon completion, you will understand key terminology, have a comfortable familiarity with key postures, and feel strong and confident enough to attend any yoga class. Also serves as a great refresher course to those returning to yoga after a significant break.

 

Cost

The cost of the five week program includes use of studio mats. While classes are cumulative, individual classes will be accessible to those only able to attend certain portions.

 

  • Five-week course (includes the use of rental mats and all props): $125
  • Individual course: $20

When

  • Dates: September 16 – October 14
    (5 weeks)

 

  • Time: 10:30AM – NOON

Details

  • Where: Breathe Yoga, Chelsea, MI
  • Program Cost: $125
  • Instructor: Rachel Yu, with assistance from Sue Whitmarsh and Chelsea Hutch
  • Have questions? Call 734.627.7558

"It was great! Thank you very much! I do realize that this is exactly what I need in my life. I know that I will slowly improve with time and practice."

 

"Very helpful and helped me understand each yoga pose in depth. I am now able to correct myself if I feel the pose is not correct."

 

"The beginning class was a great way to learn the poses in a comfortable environment."

 

"Feel much more confident in participating in future classes. Last class was the best. I found the first class mechanical."

 

"Very informative and relaxed environment. Thank you :)"

 

"The instructors were very friendly and helpful. It might be nice to add one or two classes at the end to work on poses and integration of poses in a typical class format to help boost the confidence of students."

 

"Hoping you have more classes to offer on the weekends. :) Great job. Pilates class would be great." "The class was great! Still wish I had pictures of the poses! Thank you! :)"

About Your Instructor

RACHEL YU

 

RYT200 | STOTT PILATES® Certified, Level One |
TRX Suspension Trainer

 

 

Rachel began her yoga practice over 15 years ago, when she was living in San Francisco. She completed her Yoga Teacher certification in 2008 in Ann Arbor, MI.

 

Her teaching experience has included: Washtenaw Community College, Environmental Protection Agency, Huron Valley Swim Club, Chelsea Library, Chelsea Milling, Running Fit, Yoga Room, Chelsea, Dexter & Manchester Wellness Centers, as well as Community Support & Treatment Services. She has studied with Paul Grilley, Beryl Bender Birch, Jonny Kest, Desiree Rambaugh, Eric Schiffmann, David Swenson, Tias Little and Judtih Lasater. Rachel is also a STOTT Pilates Certified Instructor, Level 1 and a TRX Suspension Trainer.

 

She enjoys teaching all levels and various class types, from beginners through seniors, and believes that everyone can benefit from a yoga practice. They only need to find what works best for them, and Rachel is willing and able to help students find their way.

 

 

FAVORITE POSE

Her favorite poses are Plank & Savasana. Plank because it requires shoulder and core stability, and challenges the entire body. And Savasana because you have to totally surrender to the pose and the breath, fulfilling the intention of the asana practice by preparing the body and mind for meditation."

 

There is no one way exact way to perfecting yoga. Every day and class is as unique as the way your body feels from day to day. However, knowing the foundation of yoga postures offers new and experienced yogis an opportunity to extend into new and deeper frontiers within your yoga practice. Our workshops offer also offer a unique take to yoga and other areas of fitness.

 

BREATHE EASY NEXT STEPS

AN INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOP

 

Picking up where the Beginner’s Workshop left off, this three week course will take your practice to the next level, integrating breath work and more advanced postures to assist you in reaching a greater depth of understanding and experience on your mat.

Cost

Workshop Cost: $75

When

  • DATES: April 8 – April 22
  • TIME: 10:30AM – NOON

Details

  • Where: Breathe Yoga
  • Instructor: Rachel Yu

About Your Instructor

RACHEL YU

 

RYT200 | STOTT PILATES® Certified, Level One |
TRX Suspension Trainer

 

 

Rachel began her yoga practice over 15 years ago, when she was living in San Francisco. She completed her Yoga Teacher certification in 2008 in Ann Arbor, MI.

 

Her teaching experience has included: Washtenaw Community College, Environmental Protection Agency, Huron Valley Swim Club, Chelsea Library, Chelsea Milling, Running Fit, Yoga Room, Chelsea, Dexter & Manchester Wellness Centers, as well as Community Support & Treatment Services. She has studied with Paul Grilley, Beryl Bender Birch, Jonny Kest, Desiree Rambaugh, Eric Schiffmann, David Swenson, Tias Little and Judtih Lasater. Rachel is also a STOTT Pilates Certified Instructor, Level 1 and a TRX Suspension Trainer.

 

She enjoys teaching all levels and various class types, from beginners through seniors, and believes that everyone can benefit from a yoga practice. They only need to find what works best for them, and Rachel is willing and able to help students find their way.

 

 

FAVORITE POSE

Her favorite poses are Plank & Savasana. Plank because it requires shoulder and core stability, and challenges the entire body. And Savasana because you have to totally surrender to the pose and the breath, fulfilling the intention of the asana practice by preparing the body and mind for meditation."

 

PROPS TO PROPS!

WITH EMILY GRISWOLD

 

Bring added depth and comfort to your practice with the effective use of props !

 

Back by popular demand!

 

Have you ever felt a little intimidated by all the "props" in a yoga studio? Or, felt that you are flexible enough already and don't really need them? Let me debunk some of the myths surrounding the use of props in class and join me in this lovely workshop focused on the best practices, adaptations, modifications and enhancements that these tools can deliver.

 

One benefit of taking classes at the studio is that we have many amazing offerings to enhance and support your practice. Come find out how to create a deeper connection to your body through the use of blocks, bolsters, straps, weights, eye pillows and blankets.

 

I will show you many ways to find a comfortable seat for centering and meditation, how to effectively use blocks and blankets in a variety of postures, both standing and seated, and when straps can come in handy, often in unsuspecting ways! Finally, we will explore a few different techniques for finding the most deliciously comfortable savasana!

 

Please join me!

Emily G.

Cost / Instructor

Cost: $35 General | $28 Members

Instructor: Emily Griswold

Cancellation Policy

Please note that should you cancel up to two weeks prior to the event, you will receive a full refund, less a small administrative fee of $5. For cancellations of two weeks or less, refunds will be subject to a 20% cancellation fee.

When

  • Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Details

  • Where: Breathe Yoga
  • What to bring: Your yoga mat and a water bottle. All other props provided! (Yoga mats will be available for rent.)
  • Suitable for all levels of student, including beginners. Great workshop for teachers too!

YOGA FOR PREGNANCY & BIRTH

WITH MARLENE McGRATH

 

In this 2-hour workshop we will practice yoga postures taught specifically for the pregnant body which can be modified for any level of yoga experience or stage of pregnancy. All postures are taught with awareness of your growing baby. The standing postures promote strength, flexibility, and confidence, as well as easing back and hip pain. Seated and kneeling postures help to open the hips and pelvis in preparation for birth. Many postures work to expand the rib cage, easing the breath and creating space for your baby to grow, and diminishing shortness of breath.  Restorative poses promote conscious relaxation of the body, focus of the mind, and awareness of the breath – all of which are beneficial during pregnancy and labor. Learn and practice postures which utilize gravity to assist in the baby’s descent and your body’s natural abilities to open during labor and birth.

 

 

Cost / Instructor

Cost: $40

Instructor: Marlene McGrath

Cancellation Policy

Please note that should you cancel up to two weeks prior to the event, you will receive a full refund, less a small administrative fee of $5. For cancellations of two weeks or less, refunds will be subject to a 20% cancellation fee.

When

  • Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Details

  • Where: Breathe Yoga
  • What to bring: Yoga mat and water bottle. (Yoga mats will be available for rent.)

About Your Instructor

MARLENE McGRATH

 

Marlene McGrath has been studying yoga for 25 years and has been teaching yoga classes since 1997.  In addition to a 2 year yoga teacher apprenticeship, she completed training in prenatal and postnatal yoga instruction with Collette Crawford RN in Seattle in 2001. She maintains her own daily yoga practice and regular study with senior yoga instructors in the Iyengar tradition.

 

Marlene’s own study and practice of yoga during her three pregnancies, births, and postpartum periods has significantly informed her teaching, as has her experience learning from the hundreds of women who have been her students through their childbearing years.

 

She has taught yoga for the University of Michigan Health System’s MFit Program and for the U-M Depression Center, for the Lamaze Association, and for the St. Joseph Hospital Women’s Health Center.  Marlene was also  a co-investigator/yoga teacher for a University of Michigan pilot study seeking to study mindfulness yoga as a supportive intervention for pregnant woman at risk for depression and anxiety (news article | technical publication).  Currently, Marlene teaches weekly yoga classes to students from ages 15 – 90 at Yoga Focus and Inward Bound yoga studios. She teaches periodic specialty workshops such as: Yoga and Your Pelvic Floor, Prenatal Birth Partner Yoga, Yoga from hands to feet, Yoga for hips and low back, Yoga with a Chair, Yoga Posture Series for Women.

MOTHER & DAUGHTER MINI RETREAT

An afternoon of bonding through yoga, creativity & self-care

 

Save the date for this lovely little opportunity to nourish and celebrate your special relationship!

The afternoon will include

- practicing yoga together in playful acro and partner poses, and alongside each other

- making your signature oil blend rollerball

- getting creative in our 'Unmasked' positive affirmation project

- 3 hours of uninterrupted mother/daughter bonding time. No phones, no chores, just together-time!

For Mothers and their daughters, aged 12 and up.

 

 

Cost

Workshop Cost: $55 for Mother/Daughter, $75 with additional child

When

  • DATE: May 12
  • TIME: 2 – 5PM

Details

  • Where: Breathe Yoga
  • Instructors: Sue Whitmarsh, with Marie Brooks