BREATHE EASY: BEGINNERS WORKSHOP

BREATHE EASY NEXT STEPS: INTERMEDIATE

WORKSHOP

SELF DEFENSE BASICS

NAVIGATING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

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."

 

AromaFlow: Blending Yoga & Oils

JULY 15, 2018 | SUNDAY &

AUGUST 10, 2018 | FRIDAY

With Michelle Pink

 

Yoga and oils are two ancient healing arts that blend so beautifully together to enhance your senses and your world!  When used in conjunction, as your instructor will do so adeptly in this class, we can amplify the positive affects of yoga in terms of purifying, energizing, and relaxing the body and mind.

 

The class begins with a discussion on the wellness benefits of oils, and how they can enhance your yoga practice. Michelle will then guide us though a beautifully crafted practice, including a gentle warm-up of the body, and then unfolding into a mellow standing flow. Finally, we will bring our warm and opened bodies back down to the mat to enjoy some closing postures and then take rest with a deeply calming body scan meditation.

 

This class will show you how to weave together these two eminently powerful and all-natural modalities of caring for self - mind, body and spirit!

Cost

General: $20

Member discount available.

 

Includes the use of all Young Living essential oils. Sign up online to reserve your spot. Questions? Call us at 734.627.7558.

When

  • Date: July 15, 2018 | Sunday
  • Time: 3:00PM – 4:30PM

 

  • Date: August 10, 2018 | Friday
  • Time: 6:00PM – 7:30PM

Details

  • Where: Breathe Yoga, Chelsea, MI
  • What to Bring: Yoga mat and water bottle
  • Instructor: Michelle Pink
  • Have questions? Call 734.627.7558

About Your Instructor

MICHELLE PINK

 

​Michelle began teaching her own children yoga when they were babies. They grew up knowing they could turn to yoga and meditation to clear life's stresses and to feel the quiet. She has since, for the last 25 years, worked with individuals and create community through a love of natural health and the teaching of multiple healing modalities. These ancient natural methods work together seamlessly to enhance the lives of many. Trained in the Iyengar tradition, her main focus is alignment, anatomy, and the mind body connection.

SELF DEFENSE BASICS: Hands-on Techniques to Keep Their Hands Off

AUGUST 11, 2018 | SATURDAY | FREE CLASS

 

Self Defense Basics: Hands-on techniques to keep their hands off

With Jon Mykala

 

In this 2-hour primer, your college student will be introduced to some basic self defense moves so that you can send them off to college with greater peace of mind.

 

None of us likes to think of our kids in tough situations, but preparation is key, and this rigorous, informational and hands-on class, brought to you in collaboration with Chelsea local Jon Mykala for free, will teach the basic skills and tactics that will help them defend themselves in dangerous situations. Strategies to deal effectively and safely with the 5 most common forms of attack will be taught, as well as common sense and rules for staying safe.

Cost

General: FREE TO ALL

 

This is a free class but please register so we know to expect you! Sign up online to reserve your spot. Questions? Call us at 734.627.7558.

 

 

When

  • Date: August 11, 2018 | Saturday
  • Time: 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Details

  • Where: Breathe Yoga, Chelsea, MI
  • What to Bring: Wear comfortable clothing
  • Instructor: Jon Mykala
  • Have questions? Call 734.627.7558

About Your Instructor

JON MYKALA

 

​Jon Mykala began his martial arts training in 1996, studying the Japanese art of Budo Taijutsu. After receiving his Shodan (black belt) in Taijutsu, he also began experimenting with cross training, including Jiu Jitsu and Shoot Fighting. In 2010, he was introduced to Commando Krav Maga (A Reality Based Martial Art (http://www.americanwarriorsacademy.com/ckm.html), and has since progressed to a Level 4 Certified Instructor and trained personally with nationally recognized Elite Instructors, including the founder of Commando Krav Maga himself, Moni Aizik.

 

NAVIGATING THE

NERVOUS SYSTEM

AUGUST 19, 2018 | SUNDAY

 

With Sharon Holly

 

This workshop provides a simple overview of the nervous system and introduces a toolbox that supports improved sleep, reduced anxiety, stress/tension release, pain management, increased energy and overall well-being.   Participants will gain an understanding of the natural stress-relaxation cycle as well as awareness around subtle cues and sensations in their bodies (physical, mental & emotional) that let them know the nervous system is out of balance & perhaps change their relationship to stress.  Various breath/mind tools and movements will be introduced that can be used throughout the day to reduce overwhelm.

 

Keeping in line with the principles of yoga therapy, this course is designed to empower by allowing YOU to choose & discover which tools work best for YOUR body & mind.   Included techniques are: the Therapeutic Tremor (the body’s natural built in mechanism to release tension) and Yoga Nidra (guided meditation).

 

Handouts will be provided for continued home practice.

 

No prior experience required and all fitness levels or challenges in mobility are welcome. Class size limited to 12 participants. Participants must be 18 years or older.

Cost

In advance: $40

Day of: $45

Class space is limited to 12 participants! Sign up online to reserve your spot. Questions? Call us at 734.627.7558.

 

 

When

  • Date: August 19, 2018 | Sunday
  • Time: 2:30PM – 4:30PM

Details

  • Where: Breathe Yoga, Chelsea, MI
  • What to Bring: Wear comfortable clothing
  • Instructor: Sharon Holly, C-IAYT/YTRx-800c
  • Have questions? Call 734.627.7558

About Your Instructor

SHARON HOLLY

 

Sharon Holly, C-IAYT/YTRx-800c, is a Certified Yoga Therapist and a Certified TRE® (Trauma/Tension Release Exercises) Provider. She graduated from the Loyola Marymount University Yoga Therapy Rx, TRE® Los Angeles & The Resilience Toolkit Certification programs. In addition to a private practice, Sharon teaches both yoga therapy and TRE® at psychological treatment centers, physical therapy offices and cancer centers throughout Los Angeles. Sharon is certified in the Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra and has completed the Level II iRest Yoga Nidra teacher training.

 

sharon@sharonholly.com |(310) 720-2611 | www.sharonholly.com