Happy September yogis! Summer is just about over and fall is just a few short weeks away.  We hope you enjoyed your summer and are ready for fall colors and cooler weather! 

Our September newsletter includes details on our fall schedule that runs September - October - November, new faces to Team Happy Dog, and Yoga Teacher Training that is coming to Happy Dog starting in September of 2019!

Please note both studios will be CLOSED on Labor Day, Monday Sept. 2nd.

  We want to wish Paul Barr and Marianne Moses-Hill the best.  We will miss you both but know you'll do great things.  Thank you for being part of Happy Dog Yoga Studios!

Our LAST "Summer of Yoga" classes are this weekend: 9:30am Saturday @ Lakeside Beach & 9:30am Sunday @ Fort Gratiot County Park.

Please reach out if you have any questions and as always, thank you for being a part of our community!

Please note the Sunday evening PH Yin Yoga class does not start until Sept. 8th!


Please help us welcome some new faces 
 to Team Happy Dog!  

 We know you are going to love the energy and devotion these ladies bring to their classes. 


I started regular yoga practice relatively late in life, and it quite literally changed my life for the better. I only took teacher training because I wanted to learn more, know more - however, I soon realized that I wanted to bring this gift to everyone I can. Having a Master's Degree in music and teaching music classes and lessons all my life, made it an easy transition. 
I enjoy teaching different types of classes, and I usually have a specific theme or a goal in mind. It is my belief that it is equally important to do something challenging, and take the time to nurture your body. Our lives are so busy that we rarely take a moment to quiet down.  Yoga, just like music, is for everyone. And I mean absolutely everyone. We challenge our bodies; we challenge our minds - to achieve that perfect unity. The point is not to be able to fold so far that we can kiss our toes, or tie ourselves in a pretzel; it is to take the body to its own edge, to take control of the mind. That takes time. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to honor our body, to accept that it has some limitations. The best thing you can do for yourself - is to just keep coming back to your mat.

Hello Yoginis! I have been practicing yoga s ince 2009. Last year after recent health scares with both my parents and trying to overcome physical challenges of my own I surrendered myself to Yoga. I was able to overcome those challenges and I found serenity, peace and healing on and off the mat.  Feeling the need for a shift and new focus after retiring from teaching, I decided to take a Yoga Teacher Training course at Bodhi Seed Yoga in Mount Clemens training in Ashtanga. The experience was transforming! Both inside and out. Since getting certified in June 2019, I have been subbing at Happy Dog and teaching out in Sedona, Arizona at Divine Grace Ashram. I have been putting together creative flows that I can't wait to practice with you. I also love to mix things up with different pranayama techniques, inspirational quotes, and themes to open the mind and the heart.  

I started my healing career as a licensed, Thai certified massage therapist in 2001.  After years of practice and expertise under my belt, I decided to become certified in the teaching of Restorative Yoga in 2014.  In 2017, I completed the RYT 200-hour yoga training program.  I also received certification in teaching of Yin Yoga in 2018.  Relaxation Yoga is my specialty, as it is an important step in keeping not only the mind quiet, but the body open and healed.  My classes include healing essential oils, beautiful music, and a massage tailored to the needs of the body, all to relax each student in every single class.

We are excited to announce that Happy Dog Yoga Studios has partnered with Ground & Center Yoga to offer a module based, Yoga Alliance approved, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program starting this September.

What is a module-based program? In a module-based program you decide how to attend. As a yogi on your teacher training journey you can either start and complete the modules in order, completing the program in as little as 9 months. Or, you can attend the weekend modules as it works with your schedule. With this option, you'll have 18 months to complete the program once you begin.

What if I'm already a teacher and I'm interested in attending? You can join us! If there is a module you're interested in learning more about, you are invited to attend and will earn continuing education credits for Yoga Alliance. Remember, as a Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Teacher you must complete 30 hours of yoga related training every 3 years!

This program is designed to meet YOUR needs. Want more details? Head on over to groundandcenteryoga.com to read more and sign up!



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