COVID-19 Health & Wellness Update, March 23
Studios Closed thru April 13 During Michigan COVID-19 Social Distancing Order   

Per Michigan's latest COVID-19 executive order to maintain social distancing, both UpDog Rochester and Sterling Hgts. physical studio locations remain closed thru April 13.  We plan to re-open as of April 14 or as permitted and in the meantime we are online with several services, including online Yoga classes.  We are committed to the health and wellness of you, our valued clients, as well as our instructors and all patrons of both studios, and will endeavor to do our part to assist in stopping both the spread and elimination of the COVID-19 virus in our communities. 

Please visit the Home page of our website and our studio Facebook pages for updates:

Facebook Rochester:
Facebook Sterling Hgts: 

Our phone lines are always open, so please call us if 
you have any questions, anytime: 
Rochester:  248-608-6668
Sterling  Hgts: 586-232-9555

"UpDog Yoga From Home" Online Yoga Classes

Start or enhance your at-home Yoga practice while we are closed per the COVID-19 social distancing order with "UpDog Yoga From Home," presented by your favorite UpDog instructors. This online service via Facebook Live allows you to still get your Yoga practice in from home, as led virtually by an UpDog instructor!
We offer 1-2 online Yoga classes daily, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own ho me at your convenience. You have the option to tune-in to live streaming classes from a variety of UpDog instructors at pre-scheduled times, or view the recorded videos from their sessions whenever you like.  All class styles are available online, including: Basic, Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, Yin, Ashtanga, Slow Flow, Gentle Flow, Vinyasa and Meditation.
Online class schedules are posted on both the Home and Class Schedule pages of our website, events section of our Updog Facebook page, and the calendar within the group:

It's 100% FREE to join if you are an UpDog Unlimited Member of either Rochester or Sterling Hgts. location, or if you are an UpDog Teacher Trainee.  Anyone else can join for only $20 per month:   Click this link to join "UpDog Yoga From Home"

Get Started:
1. If you are not an already an UpDog Unlimited Member, purchase an UpDog Yoga From Home 1-Month Unlimited Pass online for $20 which is valid for 30 days from date of purchase: 
2. Join the UpDog Yoga at Home Facebook group (you must have an existing Facebook account or can quickly set-up one up.  After much research, we have found Facebook Live to be the most turnkey and effective for live streaming Yoga class content with the added benefit of being to save and watch videos at a later date): 
3.  Access the UpDog At Home Facebook group to tune-in to virtual Yoga classes in real-time at the scheduled time, or view the library of pre-recorded videos always available in the group at your convenience.  New content is added daily. 

Questions?  Give us a call: 248-608-6668

Stay tuned for daily online content, and most importantly stay safe and healthy - we LOVE AND MISS YOU ALL!

"UpDog Yoga From Home" Online Sweepstakes
Anyone who joins our "UpDog Yoga From Home" online Facebook group, anytime since inception 3/18 and thru 4/1/20, will be entered to win:
  • GRAND PRIZE:  FREE 20-Pack of Yoga Classes ($240 value)
  • FIRST PRIZE: FREE UpDog Yoga From Home 1-Month Unlimited Online Yoga Pass ($20 value) 
One Grand Prize winner and one First Prize winner will be randomly selected from all members in the group, and we will announce the winners on 4/2/20 in the UpDog From Home group (winners will also be contacted via email).

Grand Prize 20-Class Pack can be redeemed at winner's choice of studio location (Rochester or Sterling Hgts.) for use on in-studio classes at time of studio re-opening.  UpDog Yoga Class Packs never expire so the 20 classes can be used at your convenience anytime.  

First Prize 1-Month Unlimited Online Yoga will be activated as of April 2, 2020 and is valid for 30 days.

Click Here Now to join UpDog Yoga From Home for your chance to win.  Good luck everyone! 

Custom Virtual Yoga Sessions

Now more than ever is the time for self care!  If you are interested in individualized  Yo ga Therapy sessions,  Certified Yoga Therapist, Tracy Flynn (C-IAYT, E-RYT500), is available virtually by  appointment. 

Tracy has been teaching Yoga full-time for over 20 years and providing Yoga Therapy to clients of all ages for 10 years.  S essions can be tailored to your specific needs and interests and include a personalized consultation and assessment. Virtual sessions will be offered at the reduced rate of $55 per session vs. the standard in-person therapy rates.   Please contact Tracy direct to  discuss your needs and schedule:

Shaggy 2 Dope of  Insane Clown Posse & Comedian Kegan The Creep recently did a private   Yoga lesson with Tracy at UpDog!   Look for video from their Yoga session to be posted on the "Shaggy & The Creep Show" You Tube channel soon.   Yoga is for EVERYONE - Whoop, Whoop!


Several more of your favorite UpDog Yoga instructors are also ava ilable to teach a virtual Yoga class  in your class style of choice, including meditations and private consultation.  We'll discuss your needs beforehand and then connect with you online via your choice of Zoom or FaceTime for a personalized, custom session and dialogue with you and/or your in-home group in real-time!  

Cost for custom virtual sessions start at $25 per session depending on your specific needs and session length. Reduced package rates for multiple sessions are available.  Please contact us for a quote and to schedule one or more sessions anytime!
Germicidal UVC Sterilaser 
Now At UpDog Studios

Germicidal UVC Sterilaser at UpDog Yoga Studios
Check out video of the Sterilaser in action!

Germicidal UVC Sterlizes All Practice Rooms, 
Floors and Yoga Mats (including yours) In Seconds!

As we are all in the midst of Coronavirus and being mindful of maintaining a clean, germ-free space, want to share some news about the new Sterilaser ™ cleaning device we now have at UpDog and will be using on all floors thruout the studio.
We will use this unit as part of our regular cleaning regimen when we are perm itted to re-open for regular in-studio classes (in addition to our regular dry and wet mop cleaning procedures we do on all practice room floors 2-3 times daily, as well as hallways, lobby and bathroom floors).
What is also very cool is that we can also use it to disinfect all of our rental Yoga mats and can even use on your own personal Yoga mat just by running it across your mat before and/or after class!
Sterilaser delivers a massive dose of germicidal ultraviolet (UVC) light to disinfect any large flat surface. When pulled at a normal walking pace, it will kill over 99.7% of all pathogens in its path in less than a quarter of a second (as verified by bio-medical testing at Oakland University and other studies. Click here to view the OU study results ). It is perfectly safe, super quick, easy to use, and a chemical free (Green Technology) product.
It destroys dangerous germs, bacteria and viruses such as Hepatitis, STAPH (including MRSA), E-Coli, Salmonella, HIV and the Influenza-Viruses. Microorganisms, such as ring worm and dust mites are instantly killed as is mold and mildew.  As a "Green Technology" UVC does not contribute to the development of resistant strains of microorganisms, as do other antimicrobials and antibiotics.
Hospitals have been using germicidal UVC for years to disinfect and sterilize. The Sterilaser unit in particular has been around for about 7 years and was concepted and manufactured right here in Rochester, MI out of a need to disinfect wrestling and gymnastics mats and is actively used in schools and gymnasiums nationwide. An UpDog client's husband, who is a former wrestler, emailed me about it a few weeks ago when we began evaluating and looking for ways to further improve our cleanliness procedures to combat Coronavirus.  
We're pleased to be able to find a way to bring this same germicidal technology into the studio to make it as germ free as possible and to give all a little more peace of mind when practicing. We have two Sterilaser units and will use at both of the UpDog Rochester and Sterling Hgts. locations on a daily basis.   According to the manufacturer, we are the first Yoga studio nationwide to utilize the Sterilaser and we are excited to bring this technology to our Yoga community!

Yoga Class Savings!   
15% Off 20-Class Packs*
Buy Now  Online Or  In-Studio  thru March 31  
For Either Rochester Or Sterling Hgts.

Our current  15% off Sale on 20-Class Packs  is still available for purchase online, anytime thru the original purchase expiration date of 3/31/20. Class packs don't activate until you use them and of course never expire, so this is still a great deal for when we re-open.  We greatly appreciate your support! 

* 20-Class Pack activates on date of purchase and never expires.  
Purchase online or in-studio by March 31, 2020.  

Cannot combine with any other offers or discounts.
Valid for all Yoga classes on the regular class schedule (does not include workshops or special events). 
Classes must be purchased separately for either studio location and do not transfer.   


If you are already  pre-registered for any workshops originally scheduled thru April 13, we will remove your reservation and apply an account credit for the cost to your UpDog account.
Acco unt credits can be used for a future date once that particular workshop is re-scheduled (dates TBD), or you may choose to apply those funds to any other future workshops or UpDog services such as  Yoga classes or merchandise from the UpDog Boutique. The credit will remain on your account  indefinitely until you decide how you would like to redeem.   

We're currently looking at adding some live streaming Virtual Workshops online! Details to follow on our website and Facebook pages once those are scheduled.  

Our plan at this time is to resume with all other workshops scheduled after April 13, and you can still find them on the Workshops page of our website:

We are ever grateful for your continued support during these difficult and constantly changing times.  Our hearts go out to you and everyone dealing with this pandemic, in a variety of direct and indirect ways, including our own instructors, staff and DWU tenants.  Despite the required social distance for now, when we come together as a community and open our hearts... we can and will create the necessary change for a brighter future.   Know that you are loved, and we look 
forward to joining you on your mats again soon.  

Love & Light To All!
We understand these are unprecedented times for all, on all fronts, from your health, to economic, social and emotional well-being.  We're still here for you in any service capacities we can provide, despite our physical doors being closed for the time being.  If you are able, any support you can provide in terms of purchase of  UpDog Yoga From Home online classes, Custom Virtual Yoga Sessions, advance purchases of in-studio Yoga Class Packages, Private Yoga Therapy Sessions, or Gift Certificates - for yourself or loved ones - is greatly appreciated. 

Visit the Pricing page of our website for all other class package purchases, including in-studio and
UpDog Yoga From Home online services:

If you don't already have an UpDog Online Account, please visit the My UpDog page of our website to create one to take advantage of all of our online offerings:
Thank You!    

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