Brian March 5th, 2014
Open Space Yoga Grand Opening Weekend
Join us on March 22 and 23 for a series of free yoga classes to which we are offering to celebrate our transition to Open Space Yoga.
Saturday (3/22) Classes:
- 9:30 – 11:00 Intermediate Yoga with Patrick O’Brien:
Gentle Sivananda style flow emphasizing twelve basic postures. Focus on breathing, relaxation and being present.
- 12:00 – 1:15 Slow Flow Fusion with Shannon Thomas:
An eclectic blend, incorporating flow, traditional hatha and yin-style yoga. This class is taught to an intermediate level, but everyone is welcome. Variations will be given for beginners and advanced practitioners.
Sunday (3/23) Classes:
- 8:30 – 10:00 Sun(day) Salutation with Brian Henderson
An intensive vinyasa flow style class that links breath and movement.
- 10:00 – 11:00 Family Yoga Practice with Keelie Webb
A light-hearted environment will give the whole family a chance to bond and explore yoga. The class will begin with breathing exercises followed, by developmentally appropriate yoga poses with partner stretches woven throughout. Open to parents, caregivers, and children of all ages.
- 12:00 – 1:00 Beginners Welcome Class with Mary Folger
This class is designed to be an introduction to yoga for beginners, but anyone interested is welcome to attend.
Brian March 2nd, 2014
There have been some changes and additions to the schedule, so in attempt to clarify here’s what’s going on this week at Open Space Yoga.
Astanga, 7:30-9 am.
An invigorating class to get the day going. Kelly Rose
Breathe, Unwind, Relax, 6-7:30pm.
A great vibe and solid practice with Patrick.
Note: There is no free community class at noon this week, but there is for the rest of the Mondays in March.
Tai Chi, 9:30-10:30 am, beginners welcome.
Yoga Basics, 6-7:15pm
A class that’s useful for advanced and beginning students. This week we will work on basic standing poses. Brian
Morning Stretch 9-10:30 am
Good, solid yoga in a relaxing environment with Jamie.
Open Art Studio, 3-6pm
Get crafty. It’s a nice way to relax in the studio.
Wednesday Workshop, 6:30-8pm.
Kelly Rose will start teaching Astanga in this time slot every other Wed. beginning March 19th. Until then and on alternate Wednesdays after she starts, I’ll teach an active invigorating flow style class (much like the Sun(day) Salutations class) that I hope will complement and supplement the Astanga practice.
Asian Fusion, 4-5:15pm
A mix of my favorite practices open to all levels and abilities, Brian.
Level Two, 6-7:15pm
The idea for this class is to present poses that are a bit more challenging than what is offered in more general classes. Ability and agility are less important than a willingness to playfully explore. Some light yoga experience is required.
Morning Stretch, 9-10am
The Friday version. A great time to practice. Jamie.
Slow Flow Fusion, 12-1
Shannon presents an interesting mix of yoga styles blended together in a mellow flow.
Patrick takes the flavor of his Monday night class and turns the mojo and energy up a bit for a good Rise and Shine Saturday morning class.
Brian February 28th, 2014
Open Space is excited to add Shannon Thomas to the schedule, teaching Slow Flow Fusion every Friday at noon.
Shannon began her yoga practice living in the wilderness, doing poses from an Astanga book. After returning to civilization she began attending studios, practicing a wide variety of styles from many excellent teachers. In the past few years she has fallen in love with Yin Yoga, and both her personal practice and her teaching reflect this. Her class will be an eclectic blend, incorporating flow, traditional hatha and yin-style yoga. This class is taught to an intermediate level, but everyone is welcome. Variations will be given for beginners and advanced practitioners.
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The Wednesday night class will now alternate between Kelly Rose and myself. Kelly will be teaching Astanga and I will be teaching an intensive complimentary vinyasa flow, similar to my Sun(day) Salutations class. Kelly’s first Ashtanga class will be March 19th. Speaking of Sun(day) Salutations, I’ve got some fun stuff planned for this week. Come check this out: We’ll flow into my just invented “B52 Stealth Bomber Arm Balance Asana” landing in a deep seated twist. You are NOT going to want to miss this….or maybe you will.
The Thursday 6:00PM class is now Level Two Yoga. I will teach more advanced asana and offer challenging variations. Agility and ability are less important than a desire to deepen your personal practice. All levels welcome, some light yoga experience required.
Mark your calendar for the Grand Transition Weekend, March 21-23. Yoga with live sitar, bands, free yoga and more. Stay tuned for more information including discounted punch card deals!
Brian February 25th, 2014
The House of Yin yoga studio was founded in 2006. The original design of the studio was to offer a beautiful place to practice yoga and learn about holistic health. Over the years it has had a variety of incarnations with many devoted collaborators, but it has outgrown its loose co-op structure, so the decision was made to establish an official business to support the evolving needs of the studio.
Brian Henderson, one of the founders of House of Yin, is the managing owner of this new venture. It is his intention to stay true to the original spirit of the studio.
We hope that the space created in this next incarnation further supports the open space that yoga and creativity inspire in our bodies, hearts, and minds.
Brian February 24th, 2014
With a free community class led by Gemma Shimpeno. Her class is designed to encourage circulatory flow and unwind tension in the muscles and mind. It will include a gentle warm-up, traditional yoga sequences and a stimulating series of twisting poses. Friday February 28th at noon. The class is appropriate for all levels and abilities.
This Thursday at 6pm will be the last of the Yin Style classes, so if you are interested in seeing what it’s all about, come give it a try. In a nutshell, Yin Yoga is practicing with the body relaxed while holding floor poses for extended periods of time. It’s “hard” in a really interesting way. You will feel great when you leave!
Mark your calendars for the next Date Night Yoga, Friday March 14th. Skip the typical dinner-and-a-movie date night and join us for a unique yoga class for couples. Slow down and enjoy deep breathing, loving touch, and a variety of
partner-supported stretches. Everyone is welcome from very beginners to advanced practitioners, we will offer support and variations for every level. It’s good solid yoga.
Brian February 19th, 2014
This week the Thursday class will be slightly more active than
a typical yin class. The practice will be focussed on the hips and will include the entire dragon series. (Deep lunges.) This series is great for opening the hips, but doesn’t put pressure on the sides of the knees as many hip openers do. The class will also include some nice shoulder openers.
Brian February 17th, 2014
I live a block away so I’ll be at the studio for tai chi, teacher training, and the 6pm class. Come by if you want to practice!
This Week, 2/17/14:
If you missed the Partner Yoga class Friday night, do not despair. It turned out well and we have decided to put it on the calendar once a month. The next class will be Friday March 14th.
The long anticipated Intro to Astanga Yoga is finally going to happen this Wednesday night, 6:30pm.
There is lots of Free Community Yoga at the studio this week. On Saturday February 22nd there will be continuous yoga teaching happening from 12 to 4 pm. This is an opportunity for the teachers in training to practice and get direct feedback. You are welcome to come to any part of the time, for as little or as long as you like. Bring a friend. This is a great chance for someone who is new to yoga to give it a try. Also, Mallory Saunders will be teaching a free class Friday at noon. As mentioned, there is no charge for these classes, but you may bring a non-perishable food donation that we will take to the Huron Food Bank.
The transition of the studio to Open Space Yoga continues……