Shelter Still (yin)


This class is taught by:

Sarah Woodman

Lead Teacher
E-RYT200
It's amazing how life can change directions completely when you begin to do what you're meant to. I began teaching yoga the Autumn of 2014. Life beforehand was the usual ups and downs of a fun loving, soulful service industry Detroiter. Bartending was my main source of income. The other as a singer in a variety of bands, covers and originals. Both places I spent most of my time weren't very healthy. My life was the party. It wasn't taking me where I felt I needed to go. My spirit was in need of something more. I was ready for a change.
Yoga transformed my life in all areas. It has become my lifestyle. I have developed a plant-based diet, commitment to mental health, a daily yoga/meditation practice and making self-care a priority. Continuous work on myself keeps me honest and able to help you work through your own evolution in a safe space. I feel deeply connected to our community at Yoga Shelter. Throughout the past few years my passion for YS has been placed at every level of our company, finally landing in a lead teaching role and being a part of our Leadership Team. Among teaching all of our Signature Formats, I also teach Aerial Yoga, Floga, Kids Yoga, Workshops, Yoga 101, YTT, Co-Lead Retreats, offer private and group/private lessons, Yoga Parties and have a Mentorship Program. Inquire about any of these offers at woodman@yogashelter.com.

Marty Time

My practice began when I finally became willing to quit fighting life.

Way to long stuck inside the prison of my mind, I was looking outside for a quick fix, if I was smart enough I would figure it all out. Victory, just around the corner, was mine, or maybe it was the next corner....

The definition of insanity is madness. Keep chasing definitions and you will come up with words like foolish and absurd. And yeah that is my mind when caught up in my ego. Chasing. Anything and everything. Ludicrous.

Yoga hasn't magically changed me into perfect person, or given me the perfect life either. I am not enlightened, as those who know me well will attest. Yoga does give me the opportunity to practice reverence in the present moment. And in that moment, the opportunity to consciously make choices. Yoga does create health both physically and mentally.

The Shelter provides a safe place to practice checking inside in a world that is constantly pushing and pulling us outside. Yoga challenges us to use our body, to explore our mind's reactions to the sensations created. With a warm room, some great people and sweet tunes, it's a great workout. Life, and our edge are constantly changing. Yoga just is. Everyday we roll out our mat, We get to take action while we practice acceptance and kindness towards ourselves. Then maybe, on a good day, we can share that out in the world.

Whether I am in front of the room or have my mat rolled out next to you I look forward to sharing the practice with you.

Namaste

Rebekah Reum

As a freshman at Grand Valley State University, I was on a mission to find new experiences and so, one evening, I stumbled into my very first yoga class. I found the poses comical, couldn't understand why "the breath “was such a big deal, and thought I would die if I had to stay in down-dog for one more second. Interestingly enough, GVSU and I did not make it past the first year of our relationship, but yoga and I did. This has become a recurring theme in my life, no matter what I go through or how many things I pick up and put down, yoga remains constant. In 2015, I decided to take Yoga Teacher Training so that I could learn and grow more in the practice that I had come to adore, but never in a million years was I planning on putting that training to use in a professional setting. I have learned that life often has other plans than we do, so sure enough as I continued along my 12 weeks of Teacher Training I felt more and more convinced that I should be sharing my love of yoga- the breath that now guides my life, the poses that strengthen and stretch my body, and the sacred mat space that allows me to center myself- with others. My yoga journey continues to grow and challenge me daily, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to now guide others along parts of their yoga journey. I also believe that the community we cultivate at Yoga Shelter is just as important as the physical practice of yoga, so please don't hesitate to reach out, whether it's just to say "hello", offer feedback, or express a concern, I would love to connect with you :)
Namaste
Our yin style class is a simple series of restorative poses held extended periods of time. Attention to the breath gently stretches the body, and longer holds naturally allow a opening of the body deep into the connective tissues. Taking time to reflect and be in our body, we discover a depth and a greater range of motion, while appreciation leads towards a profound acceptance that comes through this practice of surrender and letting go. A long and luxurious Savasana will help to seal in the benefits of this healing and re-energizing class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Aug 18 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Birmingham
  • Sun Aug 20 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Mon Aug 21 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Royal Oak
  • Wed Aug 23 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at West Bloomfield
  • Thu Aug 24 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak
  • Fri Aug 25 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Birmingham
  • Sun Aug 27 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Mon Aug 28 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Rebekah Reum
    at Royal Oak
  • Wed Aug 30 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at West Bloomfield
  • Thu Aug 31 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak
  • Fri Sep 01 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Birmingham
  • Sun Sep 03 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Wed Sep 06 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at West Bloomfield
  • Thu Sep 07 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak
  • Fri Sep 08 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Birmingham
  • Sun Sep 10 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham
  • Wed Sep 13 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at West Bloomfield
  • Thu Sep 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Marty Time
    at Royal Oak
  • Fri Sep 15 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Sarah Woodman
    at Birmingham
  • Sun Sep 17 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Rob Woollard
    at Birmingham