Free Yoga at Ah-Nab-Awen Park
May 31-August 23
Fridays at 6pm (No yoga on June 7 or July 5)
Join us for free yoga at Ah-Nab-Awen Park on Fridays at 6pm. No preregistration is required. Just show up!
Rooftop Yoga + Brunch at The Friesian Gastro Pub
June 23, July 14, August 11, September 15
Join us this Summer as we join forces with The Friesian Gastro Pub for Rooftop Yoga + Brunch. Tickets are just $15 and include a 50-minute rooftop yoga class and your choice of a Mimosa or Bloody Mary. Stick around for a delicious brunch with your Twisted fam. Space is limited. To sign up, go to our Schedule Page and skip forward to the date of the event you’d like to attend.
Free Yoga at Grand Haven State Park
June 22, July 20, August 17 at 9am
Join us for free yoga on the beach. We’ll follow it up with a big community day. Hang out with your fellow Twisted Yogis and catch some rays. Yoga starts at 9am. Community 10am-?? No preregistration is required. Just show up.
All of the following are being held at Knapp’s Corner at 10:30am . To sign up, go to our Schedule and skip to the date of the event you’d like to attend.
Wednesday, June 26 Meditation and Yoga Nidra
During this workshop we will discuss and explore multiple meditation techniques including Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is sometimes referred to as yogic sleep and it is a powerful relaxation tool. It is a guided meditation practice that can help to sooth a frazzled nervous system and bring about feelings of health and well-being. Expect a short, gentle yoga asana practice to help relax the body along with a meditation discussion and a 45-minute Yoga Nidra. Perfect for beginners and seasoned yogis looking to connect to their meditation practice. No yoga asana or meditation experience necessary. This workshop is an excellent way to explore the subtler aspects of a yoga practice. Bring a yoga mat and a blanket, bolster, or pillow to make yourself comfortable.
Friday, June 28 Core and Bandhas Workshop: Finding the Float (a.k.a. socks and blocks)
This workshop will help you fire up your core physically and energetically. When we work to bring strength and flexibility into our center we create a stronger and safer yoga practice and we bring more stability into our life off the mat as well. A strong core helps us to realize how capable and strong we are in life as well as in our yoga practice. This class will include plenty of core work as well as twists and back bends to create a healthy balance of suppleness and strength in the body. We will cover using the core to float forward and backward during sun salutations as well as how core strength helps us in intermediate to advanced yoga postures. Expect to be challenged physically in a playful environment. What to bring: a pair of socks, a towel and a playful spirit. This workshop is led by Jamie Marion, E-RYT200 YACEP. RYT’s receive continuing education hours for this workshop. Cost is $35. Monthly Members receive 10% off. VIP Members receive 20% off.
Wednesday, July 3 Yamas and Niyamas workshop
This workshop will consist of a short discussion followed by a yoga practice exploring the Yamas and Niyamas. The Yamas (social restraints) and Niyamas (personal observances) are the first and second of the 8 limbs of yoga. They include ideas like non-violence, contentment and surrender among others. These ideas will be explored through asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breath work), mantra (repeated words or phrases), mudras (hand placements to promote healing) and meditation. All-levels welcome. This workshop is led by Jamie Marion, E-RYT200 YACEP. RYT’s receive continuing education hours for this workshop. Cost is $35. Monthly Members receive 10% off. VIP Members receive 20% off.
Friday, July 12 Inversions Workshop
Flip your Perspective. When we go upside down in our yoga practice it can have an energizing or a relaxing effect on the body depending on the type of inversion we choose to practice. Inversions challenge and humble us as well as create a tremendous amount of core and upper body strength. Join us as we explore how to safely turn our worlds upside down. We will cover multiple approaches to headstand and handstand and then explore the cooling effects of legs up the wall and shoulderstand.mThis workshop is led by Jamie Marion, E-RYT200 YACEP. RYT’s receive continuing education hours for this workshop. Cost is $35. Monthly Members receive 10% off. VIP Members receive 20% off.
Wednesday, July 17 Yoga Book Club – FREE
We’ll be discussing “The Yamas and Niyamas:Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Prictice” by Deborah Adele. This meetup is open to anyone wanting to meet and discuss yoga philosophy. No need to pre-register or even finish the book! Just show up!
Friday, July 19 Arm Balance Workshop
This workshop will introduce students to the world of arm balances. We discuss the mechanics of crow pose and use that as a base to explore a few other arm balances as time permits (hurdler’s pose, side crow, firefly, etc). We will also explore the postures that can be used to build the strength and stamina needed to feel safe and stable in arm balances. More than any other posture, arm balances can remind us that yoga poses are not the most important part of a yoga practice, they are just one tool we can use to learn more about ourselves. It’s truly all about the journey. Cost is $35. Monthly Members receive 10% off. VIP Members receive 20% off.
Wednesday, July 24 Safe and Strong Heart Openers
This all-levels workshop breaks down the components of big backbends such as wheel and camel in order to create a back bending practice that is structurally sound as well as expansive. We’ll discuss alignment and techniques to find ease in backbends as well as discuss the energetic implications of heart opening. For this workshop we will start with a discussion, meditation, and warm up to prepare our bodies and minds for backbends and then spend considerable time discussing and practicing the alignment and structure of wheel, camel, bow, and more. There will also be opportunities for more advanced backbends and plenty of time to counter their energetic effects with twists and restorative forward folds. Cost is $35. Monthly Members receive 10% off. VIP Members receive 20% off.
Friday, July 26 Sequencing Workshop for Yoga Teachers
Do you want to teach yoga classes that are joyful, safe, and sensible? Please join us for a three hour workshop where we will discuss best practices and guidelines for sequencing yoga classes in a way that is lighthearted and enjoyable but also meaningful, structured, and safe. It is possible to sequence classes creatively while still offering a practice that incorporates mindfulness and physical safety. We will discuss sequencing yoga classes based on three different methods: 1. Sequencing to a peak posture, 2. Sequencing around a philosophical idea, and 3. Sequencing with a focus on the subtle body. Expect discussion, collaboration, and self-inquiry. Please bring your mat and a notebook for journaling. Current RYTs can receive 3 CEUs Cost is $55. Monthly Members receive 10% off. Annual Members Receive 10% off.