SCHEDULED UPCOMING EVENTS
Drum Circle: TBA
Our March Drum Circle is canceled. Please check back for our next one. Join us for an energizing, inspiring and relaxing evening of drumming. Kick off your weekend making music with our friendly group. Get your creativity flowing, get centered, and release stress. Soak up good yogic vibes and drum up some inner joy. Beginners welcome. Bring a hand drum or percussion and/or use ours. Price: $5. Teens/kids welcome with adult. Led by John Spadaro
Looking for less stress and more serenity in your life? Learn to access the serenity that exists within us all. In this workshop, we'll talk about the physical and mental aspects of tension, how they build on each other, and how we can lessen them. We'll try breathwork, beginner mantra, a little writing, discussion/sharing and hopefully some laughter as we root out the source of our stress (it's not what you think-oh wait, yes it is!). We'll practice methods to connect to that place of peace that lies within, including gentle yoga, guided meditation, and mindful walking. We'll enjoy and explore ways to cultivate this sense of peace. You'll leave with a personalized plan to help your internal serenity garden blossom.
Bring a yoga mat and a meditation cushion or pillow, or borrow ours. Bring water, if desired. Short breaks included. Beginners are welcome. Instructor Gineen Dutkovic is a certified yoga instructor, a meditation teacher, a registered nurse, and a published author. Gineen is a longtime practioner of yoga and meditation, and currently works as a home health care nurse.
Some of our Previous Events
Gentle Intro to TriYoga - Thurs Feb 27th, 6pm
Try something a little different! Join us for a gentle introduction to TriYoga with certified instructor Julie DiDomenico. This will be a gentle class, incorporating breath and mudra (hand gestures) with flowing and sustained postures. Enjoy simple wave-like spinal movements, yoga poses, and flowing relaxation in action. The conscious movements allow for increased prana (energy) flow. Explore ways to develop strength, flexibility, and endurance. Continued practice guides us to a healthy body, mind and spirit. Price: $15 ($12 senior) or use a Sri Yantra punchcard.
Heart Meditation: Wed Feb 5th, 7:30-8:30pm, by donation
Discuss the ways we experience our spiritual heart, then be verbally cued through an exercise involving use of the breath to help open and expand the heart (anahata) chakra. The spiritual heart is considered to be the seat of higher consciousness. Led by Gineen. Bring a pillow or borrow ours. Chairs available.
Gayatri Mantra Meditation - Wed Jan 8th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
The Gayatri Mantra focuses on connecting to inner divine light, and letting it shine. We'll learn and practice this traditional yogic mantra, chant it together for a while, and sit quietly in meditation. As we enter the new year, this is a nice way to quiet the mind, and clear a path for inspiration. According to Douglas Brooks, PhD, a professor at the University of Rochester, the Gayatri Mantra is the most sacred phrase uttered in the ancient yogic texts, the Vedas. "It doesn't get more ancient, more sacred, than this. It's an ecstatic poetic moment." Meditation teacher Sri Shambhavanda says "As your chackras begin to radiate with this mantra, you will feel the weight of the world drop off you."
Renew, Refresh & Relax. Take some time to get centered, clear your head, and set an intention for the new year.
6pm Candlelight Gentle Yoga: slower paced and relaxing. Great for beginners & all levels.
7:30pm Open Level Candlelight Yoga: stretch, move, strengthen, and relax. Open to all levels.
Candlelight Yoga - Evening Classes, Mon Dec 16th through Mon Dec 23rd, 2019.
Inspiring yoga classes in the lovely glow of candlelight for the Christmas season. Take a break from the hustle and bustle and enjoy simply being present in the moment. Quiet the mind in our inspiring space. Stretch, move, and relax the body. Breathe consciously and open to inner peace.
Holiday Drum Circle & Party - Sat Dec 21st, 7-9pm, $5
Celebrate the holidays with music! Join us for our annual Holiday Drum Circle & Party. Celebrate the Winter Solstice & kick start your Christmas merry-making. Relax, get centered & enjoy group drumming in our festively decorated studio. Sip cocoa or tea and socialize with our friendly group. Drum out the old, drum in the new.
Restorative Yoga by Candlelight, Monday Dec 16th, 7-8pm
Take a well deserved break this holiday season with this nourishing, centering, restorative yoga class in the peaceful glow of candlelight. Align body, mind and breath during restful poses. Allow stress to melt away and connect to a deeper sense of calm and peace within.
Kirtan - Sat Dec 7th, 12 - 1:30pm, $10 adults, $5 students
Experience and enjoy an early afternoon of sacred yogic Kirtan. This beautiful chanting & singing comes from the Bhakti Yoga tradition, the yoga of devotion and love. The energy of sacred Sanskrit chanting can uplift your spirit, open your heart, and help deeply connect to the center of your being. Kirtan has been popular in India for 5000 years. We'll finish with a short seated meditation. All are welcome to join in the singing, or simply listen. Kids are welcome with an adult, and may wish to take a break in the hallway during quiet times. Patti "Sangita" Spadaro is a professional guitarist/singer/songwriter & a yoga/meditation teacher. She's released several CDs and has performed nationally. Long time yogis/kirtan musicians Ven and Veena Kelly have been leading kirtan for 15 years. Together, this group of musical yogis radiates wonderful good vibes!
Gratitude Meditation - Wed Nov 13th, 7:30pm-8:30pm, by donation
Self Compassion Meditation
Cultivating loving compassion for yourself can bring many benefits. Being hard on ourselves is often counter productive. Learn and practice the art of Self Compassion during meditation. Develop a freer, lighter, kinder relationship with your self. Practice sitting quietly in meditation and allowing this sense of self compassion to grow.
Yoga on the Log House Farm - Sunday June 30th, 4pm, $12 or punchcard
Meditation Basics w/Kathryn
Traditional Yogic Meditation & Chant
Dive deeper into traditional meditation with Gineen. All levels welcome. We'll enjoy a short kirtan chant with guitar and singing. Then practice being fully present in the moment and developing conscious awareness. Quiet seated meditation. By donation or punchcard.
Candlelight Meditation and Mantra
To welcome the New Year, we'll learn and practice the Mrityunjaya Mantra, a traditional mantra from India. This mantra is said to ward off negative influences and purify one's entire system. Repetition of this mantra can aid in protecting from misfortunes, and bring freedom from attachments. We'll then sit in quiet meditation for about 20 minutes. Chairs, blankets, and some meditation pillows are available.
Deeply relax with Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep. Yoga Nidra can be a powerful meditation technique, and it's one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. While lying comfortably, be guided through a relaxation meditation, calming the body and mind, promoting deep rest, and leaving you with a sense of wholeness. Yoga Nidra can reduce stress, and ease tension and anxiety. .
Open House & Art Show
Visit Sri Yantra Yoga studio, and visit with our artisit neighbors in the building. Art show & sale. Refreshments. Paintings, prints, christmas cards, and more by James Sulkowski, Becky Mayhew, students and more. Free.
Fun and family friendly Yoga on the Farm. Enjoy yoga in the fresh air and the great outdoors. We'll set up in the fields overlooking a lovely log cabin main house, barn with chickens and baby goats, and scenic views. Located just off Route 19, not far from Sri Yantra Yoga, Frankie I's and Tanger Outlets. Price: $10. Kids welcome with adult. Light refreshments on the patio afterward.
It's Sri Yantra Yoga Studio's 20th Anniversary! We've had 3 names, 2 owners, a lovely variety of teachers, classes, events, trainings, and we've hosted some wonderful special guests. We're so happy the studio is still here, providing an inspirational, peaceful, spiritual, healthy, unique, energizing, refreshing & relaxing spot to gather, practice yoga, clear the head, and connect with good people. Many thanks to everyone who has been a part of keeping this studio alive. Let's Celebrate!.
Yoga and Live Music
We hope old friends and new will come together for a light-hearted and enjoyable yoga class accompanied by live music. Bethany will lead this open level class, accompanied by professional musician & yoga teacher Patti Spadaro, on acoustic guitar and vocals.
Anniversary Party & Open House
Celebrate 20 years of yoga with us! We'll have yummy snacks, balloons, cake, good company, Anniversary one-day-only special deals, tie dye 20th anniversary tee shirts, and more. Bring your friends and family. Free.
Restorative Yoga by Candlelight
Take a well deserved break this holiday season with this nourishing, centering, restorative yoga class. Align body, mind and breath during restful poses. Allow stress to melt away and connect to a deeper sense of calm and peace within. Beginners welcome.
Mini Retreat: Discovering Your Inner Spark
Take a break just for you, while taking your practice to a deeper level. Enjoy centering, joyful practices in the Shambhava Yoga tradition. Focus on discovering and connecting to the spark of divinity that exists within. 2pm Opening Discussion/Welcome, Open Level Yoga 2:15-3:15pm, Kirtan 3:45- 5pm (devotional, blissful yogic music, chanting and singing), followed by quiet seated Meditation 5- 5:30pm. Kids are welcome to join the kirtan portion with a parent/gaurdian, and may leave quietly at the beginning of meditation. Adults $25, Seniors(60+) or Students with ID $20, Kids $5.
Yoga Night with the Washington Wild Things
Join us for Yoga on the outfield before the Washington Wild Things game. Enjoy a fun and uplifting yoga class with family, friends, and Wild Things fans, and stay for the game. All levels welcome.
Workshop: Yoga for Migraine Relief
Studies have shown that yoga can reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches. Learn what yoga postures are recommended to do regularly and even during a migraine or painful headache episode. Yoga Instructor Julie Booth will lead the workshop, and our Drum Circle facilitator John Spadaro will show you how to do a breathing technique that he finds very effective in relieving and/or stopping his own migraines.
Yoga Nidra, $10 cash donation
Deep, guided, full body relaxation. Allow stress to melt away, as you enter a state profound conscious relaxation. Restore the body, senses, and mind to their natural function as you simply let go and connect to an inner state of peace. Bring a yoga mat (or use ours), blanket, pillow, sweatshirt, socks, eye-pillow or whatever you like to stay warm and comfy. Proceeds will go to the Ann Arbor Women's Shelter.
Celebrate the triumph of Light over darkness! Dewali is the Festival of Lights, a big holiday in India. In addition to meditation, there will be music, there will be sweets, there will be gambling, there will be fireworks --let your light shine!
Equinox Drum Circle
Group drumming is a traditional way to come together to celebrate the change of seasons. On the Equinox, day and night are equal length, symbolizing balance and harmony. While embracing our inner light, we also allow for times of stillness and quiet reflection. Harvest reminds us to be grateful for our many blessings. Leaves begin to fall, reminding us of the benefits of letting go, releasing what no longer serves us to make way for new growth.
Restorative Yoga with Massage & Essential Oils
Experience deeply relaxing restorative yoga postures while receiving a massage to the face, hands, back, and feet. "Motivate" essential oil blend will help cultivate encouragement and confidence. "Cheer" blend during final relaxation is uplifting and calming; encouraging self-love and counteracting negativity. Other oils are used during each restorative posture. Julie Booth is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Yoga Teacher. She will guide you through the poses and treat you to a deeply relaxing massage using DoTERRA essential oils.
Mudra Workshop (part 2) with Julie Booth
Mini Retreat: Meditation - A Needed Vacation For Your Mind
Immerse yourself in a day of yogic practices aimed at clearing the head and connecting to the heart. Explore the nature of the mind & learn practices that enable us to go beyond our busy thoughts and limited views, freeing us to experience the peace and joy which lies deeper within. We’ll learn simple techniques we can take home and use in our daily lives to clear the head, focus, and find our center.
This will be a very special day with senior teachers Kailasi and Lakshman from the Shambhava Schools of Yoga in Colorado. Practicing with senior teachers helps us to deepen our own meditative experiences, connect to higher energy, and discover a natural bliss within. Shambhava Yoga is described as the direct experience and insight into one’s true inner nature, available to anyone who is ready to quiet the distractions of the mind and open the heart.
Yoga, Meditation, Kirtan, Yogic Breathing, Talks, Mantra, Discussion and Q&A.
Summer Evening Vinyasa Flow with Citus Essential Oils
Surf the “CITRUS WAVE” with this energizing summer evening flow! Uplifting citrus aromas combined with Sun Salutations and flowing asanas are the perfect seasonal combination for this class. Participants will enjoy application of Lemon Essential Oil to the 3rd eye to increase the ability to focus as well as Lavendar to the scalp for a relaxing scalp massage to further enhance relaxation. Inhale Citrus….Exhale Calm
Red Cross CPR Training
Learn life saving CPR techniques. Earn your American Red Cross CPR certification or just come watch and learn.
Restorative Yoga with Relaxing Bodywork
Welcome springtime with this cleansing, rejuevenating & restorative class. Enjoy deeply relaxing yoga postures while receiving a massage to the face, hands, back, and feet. Restorative Yoga is the yoga of non-doing. Poses are supported with blankets, bolsters, and blocks. Julie Booth is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Yoga Teacher.
Mudra Workshop with Julie Booth (part 1)
Mudras are gestures that act as energetic seals. This workshops is like yoga for the hands. We can effectively engage or influence our mind and body by bending, crossing, extending, or touching the fingers with other fingers. In this workshop, various mudras for different areas – preventing illness, supporting healing, emotional and physical problems, or calming yourself from everyday life will be demonstrated. We will also practice pranayama (breathing), some gentle yoga postures, affirmations, and visualization.
Vinyasa Teacher Training with Gayatri.
Gayatri is a Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Trainer, & she is director of Yogic Programs at the Shambhava School of Yoga, Shoshoni, in Colorado. She is leading a 30 hour Vinyasa Teacher Training for teachers who already have their 200 hour certification.
We are also offering the following Public Workshops with Gayatri, all are welcome:
Special Program with Sri Shambhavananda (Babaji)
Sri Yantra is honored to host a very special guest, the founder of Shambhava Yoga, teacher of thousands of students world-wide, and teacher of several of our instructors here, Sri Shambhavananda.
"Babaji" as he is affectionately known has devoted his life to serving those who seek inner change through the ancient disciplines of yoga. Babaji will be visiting with us from Colorado. This is a rare and unique opportunity to spend time with a higly respected teacher and deepen your experience of meditation and yogic practices.
Shambhava Yoga is described as the direct experience and insight into one’s true inner nature, available to anyone who is ready to quiet the distractions of the mind and open the heart. Sri Shambhavananda has nourished the growth of students across the world for over forty years. He founded three thriving ashrams, published books, and inspired the development of numerous yoga centers around the country. We are thrilled to have him with us.
The program includes live music and chanting, meditation techniques, and satsang (questions and answers). The chanting is easy to follow and filled with a wonderful Shakti (meditative energy).
A Little Yoga and Mystery
We're celebrating the debut of former Sri Yantra Yoga teacher Annette Dashofy's first novel "Circle of Influence". Annette will lead us in a 40 minute, relaxed yoga session. Then she'll talk about the book, and autograph copies while we enjoy healthy snacks. Free.
Mindfulness Programs: Director of the Way of Compassion Foundation & director of the Tibet Monks Gaden Shartse monastery tours of the U.S., John Chophel Bruna is a warm, inspirational speaker and teacher. We are happy to bring him to Sri Yantra.
Two day course providing skills that are practical and accessible. Mindfulness is learning to be present in the moment with clarity and discernment. To experience life consciously and respond with wisdom.
Everyone can benefit from mindfulness regardless of cultural or spiritual background. Mindfulness practices help open the heart, allowing us to deepen our relationship with ourselves and others. Discussions include the cultivation of equanimity, loving-kindness, compassion, and joy. Benefits of Mindfulness include: Clarity of Mind, Joyful Presence, Decreased Stress, Increased Focus, Attention & Awareness, Better Health & Greater Sense of Purpose.
Native American Storytelling - An afternoon with James Beard (Noonin), author of "White Mocs on the Red Road". Noonin is a student of native teachings from Ojibwe Elders, Algonquin language based native people of US and Canada. Program includes Native storytelling, Native medicine, Native music, wellness and balance in life.
SEVA Yoga for Sight - joining with thousands of compassionate yogis to raise funds for free glasses & sight restoring surgery to those in need.
Finding Calm in the Midst of a Busy Life: Saturday Mini-Retreat
This mini retreat will rejuvenate us as we learn practices that teach us how to separate from the stresses of our life and tap into the nourishing state of being within. We'll learn to find calmness & peace, even when our lives are hectic. Yoga, Meditation, Kirtan, Pranayama (yogic breathing techniques), Talks, Discussion, Q&A. A very special day with senior teachers Kailasi and Lakshman from the Shambhava Schools of Yoga in Colorado.
Drum, Write, Draw with Bryan Fazio:
Experience the joy of drumming with rhythms from around the globe, create original mandala art, and draw on our experience for some in-the-moment writing. "My intention is to empower participants with a deeper sense of our own unique creativity. This wellspring is within us all." -Bryan Fazio Bryan teaches Blissful Drumming at CCBC & has performed at music festivals, including Great Blue Heron & All Good music festivals.
Workshops with Swami Devananda:
Our workshops with special guest teacher Swami Devananda were wonderful! We feel grateful and blessed that she could visit Sri Yantra Yoga and spend some time with us. Our Yoga and Meditation workshops with her were deeply nurturing and nourishing to body, mind and spirit. Our Teacher Training program with her was absolutely wonderful. And the family yoga workshops were inspiring, creative, and great fun.
No classes are currently scheduled.
Yoga in the Park - Mingo Creek Park
Kids and Family Yoga
World Peace Meditation
Free DoTERRA Essential Oil Demo
Holiday Open House