Special Events

SCHEDULED UPCOMING EVENTS 

Drum Circle - Friday 10/25 , 7-9pm,  $5

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 (place in cash box in front entryway).  Teens/kids welcome with adult.  Led by John Spadaro

Yoga For Beginners - 6 week session Tuesdays at 7pm, Nov 5th through Dec 10th
 

New to Yoga? Learn the basics in a fun, relaxed class with other people new to yoga. This 6 week session meets once a week on Tuesdays from 7-8pm, Nov 5th through Dec 10th. Learn how to do basic yoga poses with proper alignment and yogic breathing. Stretch and strengthen the body. Improve balance & flexibility. Release stress and increase energy levels. Learn easy yoga sequences and a touch of meditation. Certified Instructor Patti Spadaro is faculty at W&J College, where she teaches Yoga courses and develops wellness curriculum. She has a friendly, down to earth nature & loves sharing the joys of yoga with the community.

Pre-registration is required for this specially priced series. Register online before 10/20 and save $5. 

Price: $60 for the 6 class session if registering by 10/20. $65 if resgistering after 10/20. Please register early to reserve your spot. Please share with friends & family new to yoga!

 

Gratitude Meditation - Wed Nov 13th, 7:30pm-8:30pm, by donation

 

 

Some of our Previous Events

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.  

Mindful Walk to Lovie's Ice Cream

Join us on a mindful walk to Lovies Ice Cream (about 3 blocks from the studio).  Learn, practice and experience the art of being present in each moment. We'll meet inside the studio at 7:30pm, and discuss what it means to be mindful.  Then we'll practice mindful walking and mindful eating.  

Yoga on the Log House Farm - Sunday June 30th, 4pm, $12 or punchcard

Enjoy yoga with Kathryn in the fresh air and the great outdoors. We'll set up in the fields overlooking a lovely log cabin main house, a barn with chickens and goats, and beautiful scenic views.  Located just off Route 19, not far from Sri Yantra Yoga, Frankie I's and Tanger Outlets. Kids welcome with adult. Beverages, snacks and socializing on the patio afterward.    

Meditation Basics w/Kathryn

Let Go of stress & increase wellbeing.  Learn basic breathing techniques, visualization, mindfulness, and meditation exercises that you can use in daily life.  Meditation can ease anxiety, increase focus, improve general health, and leave you feeling happier in your life. Developing a regular habit of meditation enhances these benefits. Meditating with a group can be more effective than meditating alone.   

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.

Special Classes, Teacher Workshops, and Kirtan with visiting teacher Gayatri

 Fri May 17th - Sun May 19th

Join us for special classes and workshops with visiting teacher Gayatri Devillier.  Gayatri is a certified yoga instructor, RYT 500, who was a resident teacher and teacher trainer at Shoshoni Yoga School and and Ashram in Colorado. 

About Gayatri:

"I believe that while yoga works deeply with the body, it gives us a method to access inner freedom, strength and happiness. I teach a blend of vinyasa and hatha with anatomical awareness, traditional teachings, and a sense of humor. Gratitude and body-positivity are central to my teaching approach because yoga is for everyone.  I lived at Shoshoni Yoga Ashram from 2006-2016 where I transformed from a seeker to a finder. During this special time, I lived a traditional yogic lifestyle of practice, service and community and apprenticed with senior teachers. 

Since 2005, I have been teaching yoga in settings ranging from studios and retreats to the local YMCA. I have both taught and developed curricula for 200- hour foundational and 300-hour advanced yoga teacher trainings. My certifications include: 200 & 500 hour certifications from Shambhava Yoga, CO & HI with advanced training in Ayurveda, Vinyasa Flow, and Yoga for Wellness."

 

Public Workshops/Classes with Gayatri:

Yoga for Wellness & Relaxation - Friday May 17th, 5:30-6:45pm  

Re-set for the weekend with this stress relieving, rejuvenating & relaxing class.  Yoga for Wellness approaches traditional yoga poses in a gentle flowing way. It re-educates the body in functional movement, healthy breathing and relaxation.  All levels are welcome, including beginners and those in recovery. 

 

Kirtan - Friday May 17th, 7:30-9pm 

Experience the joy of 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. Light Refreshments afterward. Bring a snack to share, if you'd like.  

As a resident and teacher at Shambhava Yoga School & Retreat Center, Shoshoni, in Colorado, Gayatri has shared Kirtan with thousands of people.  She has a lovely voice, and plays guitar, harmonium and percussion. 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!  Suggested donation: $10 adults, $5 students.  

 

Next Level Yoga Class - Sat. May 18th, 9-10:30am

Take your practice to the next level with this inspiring and inclusive class! Explore more advanced yoga postures and sequences in a way that is possible and fun. Learn steps to help you build up to poses, with guidance and instruction.  A special part of this class is having lots of fun and surprising yourself. Open to all levels, although some prior yoga experience is helpful.  

 

All Levels Gentle Flow - Sun. May 19th, 11am-12:15pm  

Greet the day with gentle flowing yoga for all levels. Enjoy the perfect balance of movement and relaxation.  Energize & refresh with creative, gentle flowing sequences.  This class includes Yoga for Wellness, an approach to yoga that re-educates the body in functional movement, healthy breathing and relaxation. 

 

Restorative Yoga - Monday March 25th, 7pm-8pm,  $14 ($12 senior) or punchcard

Deeply relax with a 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. 

 

Circular Breath Meditation 

Learn and practice a gentle meditation directing our breath to move through our major chakras, or energy centers in the body.  Breathing consciously can help open up these energy centers, allowing energy to flow within us, benefiting body/mind/spirit.  

 

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.

 

Yoga Nidra

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. This class is open to everyone, even if you've never done yoga before. 

Holiday Drum Circle & Party - Friday Dec 21st, 7-9pm, $5

Celebrate the holidays with music!  The perfect way to begin your holiday weekend merry-making.  Relax, get centered & enjoy drumming in our festively decorated studio.  Sip cocoa and socialize with our friendly group.  Drum out the old, drum in the new.  Light snacks, - bring a snack to share.  Beginners welcome.  Bring a drum or percussion, or borrow ours.  

 

Open House & Art Show - Sat 11/17, 12-3pm

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.

 

Yoga on the Log House Farm  

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.

 

20th Anniversay Celebrations!

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!.  

Saturday April 21st  Anniversary Celebrations:

Yoga and Live Music, 4/21  1pm-2:15pm, By Donation

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, 4/21  2:30pm - 4pm

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.

 

Candlelight Yoga - Evening Classes, Tues Dec 12th through Thurs Dec 21st.  $14 or punch card 

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, quieting the mind,  stretching and relaxing the body, and opening to inner peace.   

Mon 12/18: 5:30 Intermediate Vinyasa & 7pm Restorative

Tues 12/19:  5:30pm Gentle Yoga  &  7pm Yoga Basics

Wed  12/20:  6pm Open Level Yoga

Thurs  12/21: 7pm Open Level /Hatha Flow Yoga

 

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

sunrise photo

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.

 Dewali Celebration and Meditation 

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 

Hand Mudras have been used for centuries in yogic traditions to promote health and balance to the emotions and mind. When fingers are brought together in a pattern, the formation is a mudra, an energy sealant.  In this new workshop, various mudras will be demonstrated and practiced. We will also practice pranayama (breathing), some gentle yoga postures, affirmations, and visualization. Julie is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher.
(Note: Mudra Workshops part 1 and 2 offer different info, but either can be taken first or taken as stand alone workshops.) Cost: $15. 
 

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:

  • Energetic Vinyasa Workshop
  • Therapeutic Vinyasa Workshop
  • Family Friendly Kirtan

 

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.

John with the Dali Lama

Mindful Life Program

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.

 

 

Yoga in the Park -  Mingo Creek Park

Kids and Family Yoga

Reiki Clinics 

World Peace Meditation

Free DoTERRA Essential Oil Demo 

Partner Yoga 

Holiday Open House