SCHEDULED UPCOMING EVENTS
Some Previous Events
Reclined, Guided Meditation - Wed March 6th, 7:30pm-8:30pm, By Donation
Deeply relax and relieve stress. Stretch out on a yoga mat & blanket (bring a pillow if you'd like), and be gently guided through deep relaxation. Refresh the body, clear the head, and enjoy this deeply relaxing experience. Beginners and all levels welcome. Your donation at the door is greatly appreciated. Option: come to 6pm Open Level Yoga and stay for Guided Meditation.
Heart Meditation - Wed Feb 6th, 7:30pm-8:30pm, By Donation
Drum Circle: Beat the Winter Blues! Friday Jan 25th, 7-9pm, $5
Get your creativity flowing, get centered, and release stress. Soak up our good yogic vibes and drum up some fun. Beginner's welcome. Bring a hand drum or percussion and/or use ours.
Candlelight Meditation and Mantra
Wed 1/2, 7:30pm-8:30pm. By Donation
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 - Sun 1/13, 3:30-4:30pm, $12 or punch
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. Please dress warmly, and bring a blanket, pillow, and yoga mat if you have one. We also have mats and blankets available. Please register in advance online or at the studio.
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.
Kirtan, Sat Dec 8th, 7-8:30pm, $10
This beautiful chanting & singing comes from the Bhakti Yoga tradition, the yoga of devotion and love. The energy of sacred 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. Using Sanskrit mantras, kirtan helps quiet the mind and increase our energy flow. It's a wonderful way to joyfully open the heart and connect to the Divine. No musical experience is necessary to join in the singing. We'll finish up with a short seated meditation. Kids are welcome with an adult, and may wish to take a break in the hallyway during quiet times. Light Refreshments afterward. Bring a snack to share, if you'd like.
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.
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.
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!
Friday April 20th: Drum Circle & Party, 7-9pm , $5
We'll kick off the festivites by drumming up some fun on Friday night. Enjoy making music with our friendly group.
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.
Kirtan 4/21, 7pm-8:30pm
We'll finish up our day with Kirtan. This beautiful chanting & singing comes from the Bhakti Yoga tradition, the yoga of devotion and love. The energy of the 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. Using Sanskrit mantras, kirtan helps quiet the mind and increase our energy flow. It's a wonderful way to joyfully open the heart and connect to the Divine. Chanting together not only fosters community, but also amplifies positive vibrations. No musical experience is necessary to join in the singing. We'll finish up with a short seated meditation. Refreshments and social time afterward. Kids are welcome with an adult, and may wish to take a break in the hallyway during quiet times.
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
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. Reserve your spot by registering in advance in our store or $12 cash/check at the door, or use your punch card.
Kirtan - Sat Dec 9th, 7-8:30pm, $10
Raise your vibration with Kirtan! This beautiful chanting & singing comes from the Bhakti Yoga tradition, the yoga of devotion and love. The energy of the 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. Using Sanskrit mantras, kirtan helps quiet the mind and increase our energy flow. It's a wonderful way to joyfully open the heart and connect to the Divine. Chanting together not only fosters community, but also amplifies positive vibrations.
Mini Retreat: Discovering Your Inner Spark, Sat July 22nd, 2-5:30pm
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, Sat June 17th, 5:30pm
Join us for Yoga on the outfield before the Washington Wild Things game on Sat June 17th! Enjoy a fun and uplifting yoga class with family, friends, and Wild Things fans, and stay for the game. All levels welcome. Doors open at 5pm. We'll head out to the field at 5:30 and begin our class. Stick around for the game at 7. Please bring a yoga mat.
Farm Yoga - Sunday June 4th, 1pm $14 Adults, $10 Kids
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, and barn with chickens and baby goats. Located just off Route 19, not far from Sri Yantra Yoga and Tanger Outlets. We will have a few extra mats, but please bring a yoga mat if you have one. Weather Permitting.
Workshop: Yoga for Migraine Relief - Sunday 2/26, 5-6:30pm. $20
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 - Sunday 2/19, 3:30-4:45pm. $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 - Fri Sept 23rd, 7-9pm, $5
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 (not just artists)." -Bryan Fazio Bryan teaches Blissful Drumming at CCBC & has performed at the Great Blue Heron Music Festival & All Good Music Festival.
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
World Peace Meditation
Free DoTERRA Essential Oil Demo
Holiday Open House