November 2020 UpDate
UpDog Yoga From Home Online 
While In-Studio Classes Are On Pause 
November 18-December 9
All in-person classes at both Rochester and Sterling Hgts. locations will be paused beginning Wednesday, November 18 thru December 9 per the statewide COVID-19 Michigan order issued by the governor and MDHHS.  

We invite you to join us with UpDog Yoga From Home online as we've added more daily Yoga classes to our Online Live Stream class schedule to help accommodate you during this time.  Our Facebook Video library of 270 pre-recorded classes is also still available.  

Click below links for current Online Live Stream schedules by studio location:

  • Your existing Class Packs and Unlimited Packages can be used for all Online Live Stream classes, and you can always purchase more online on the "Pricing" page of our website anytime.  Your continued support of the studio and staff using your class packs and Unlimited membership online is most appreciated! 
  • You can still take advantage of deep discount savings on either "12-Months Unlimited Yoga + Online" or "6-Months Unlimited Yoga + Online" passes at up to 50% discount thru Dec. 2nd!  Purchase online at Pricing page of our website, or for additional savings, contact us at 248-608-6668 to set-up a day/time to pay in-person with cash or check (see 50% Off Unlimited Yoga below for details)   
  • If you're new to UpDog, don't already have an existing UpDog class package, or your package has expired, visit the Pricing page of our website to view all the class package options which include everything from Online Live Stream Single Class purchases, to Monthly Unlimited Online Live Stream and Facebook Video Library options.  
  • If you have a current "5 Yoga Classes For $15" for new students, those packages will be re-activated once we re-open for in-person classes in-studio (cannot be used online).
  • Michigan hospital employees can continue to access our Facebook Video Library for free, including new users who text us your hospital ID (see Healthcare Workers below for details) 
UpDog Yoga From Home Online offerings include:
  • Daily ONLINE Live Stream Classes led virtually by an UpDog instructor at pre-scheduled times each day of the week so you can tune-in live.  Enjoy a variety of regularly scheduled online Yoga and Meditation classes in real-time from the comfort of your own home at pre-scheduled times each day of the week. Pre-registration for each class you'd like to attend is required.
  • Facebook Video Library with full access to 270 individual, pre-recorded Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness class videos from UpDog instructors for viewing anytime at your convenience
Daily ONLINE Live Stream Classes  
How It Works:
  • Pre-register for online classes on any given day/week of your choice directly from the UpDog class schedule at our website or the MindBody app. - just like you would if you were pre-registering for an in-person class, so no extra steps or other sites/platforms to access. Everything automatically syncs to your UpDog Yoga account with us!
  • Visit the Schedule page of our website and look for the classes listed as "ONLINE LIVE STREAM".  Note there are separate Online Live Stream schedules for either Rochester or Sterling Hgts. studio locations.  Unlimited Annual Pass members can attend for free.  Any existing class packages you have will be valid for Online Live Stream classes at the studio location you originally purchased them, or you may always purchase additional Online Live Stream classes for either location.
  • Once you pre-register online, a link will be emailed to you to join the class 30 min. prior to the scheduled class time (if you register less than 30-min. prior to class start, you can still attend and will receive a link within a couple of minutes). Click the link sent via email at class time, follow the prompts to access the live stream, and enjoy your class!  Please check your spam folder if you do not receive the email and also confirm your email address on file with us is up-to-date by visiting My UpDog Account    
  • If you already have Class Packs on your account, your package will be deducted one class for each Online Live Stream class you attend.  
  • Unlimited package holders with an active membership can attend any Online Live Stream classes anytime, plus access our Facebook Video Library of over 270 pre-recorded classes, at no additional cost.  Just sign-up online for any classes you'd like to attend.  
  • If you're new to UpDog, don't already have an existing UpDog class package, or your package has expired, visit the Pricing page of our website to view all the class package options which include everything from Online Live Stream Single Class purchases to Monthly Unlimited Online, to Unlimited In-Studio/Online package combos:

Facebook Video Library Pre-Recorded Classes
The UpDog Yoga From Home Online Facebook Group is available ongoing and is stocked with a complete video library of over 270 pre-recorded Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness classes, from a variety of UpDog instructors, which you can view at your convenience anytime!  

How It Works:
  • To access the video library once logged into UpDog Yoga From Home on Facebook:
    • From a laptop go to the "Media" tab to view and scroll thru the complete video menu 
    • From a mobile device, go to the "Photos" tab to view and scroll thru the complete video menu
  • If you're an Unlimited Annual Pass member or Michigan hospital employee your access continues.  Hospital employees with valid ID can still request to join for Free anytime  (see Healthcare Workers below for details) 
  • If you're not already a member of the UpDog Facebook Group or your package has expired, visit the Pricing page of our website to view and purchase package options which include Facebook Video Library access:

For more help on navigating UpDog Yoga From Home ONLINE offerings, please view below instructional video for step-by-step instructions and tips.  Lots of detail here, which you can always refer back to as needed here or on Home page of UpDog website:
Instructional Video: Navigating UpDog Yoga From Home ONLINE

Should you have any additional questions or needs, please let us know:
50% Off Unlimited Yoga Savings! 
Our Biggest Sale Of The Year Is Here!
Purchase thru December 2nd
Buy Online Or In-Studio For Either Rochester Or Sterling Hgts.

We're celebrating Small Business Saturday early, and the entire month of November at UpDog!
As a thank you to our loyal student body, our 12-Month and 6-Month Unlimited Yoga Class Passes are on deep discount, so you can buy now and enjoy your Yoga all year long.

These sale packages not only include Unlimited In-Studio classes but Unlimited ONLINE access to our Online Live Stream classes as well (an additional $150 value)!   

Make the commitment and reap the rewards for Health, Happiness and your pocketbook.  Your continued support and patronage Online and/or In-Studio means more now than ever before - Thank you! 

12-Months Unlimited Yoga Pass*
Attend as many in-studio/live stream classes as you like all year long!

Rochester Location
Save 50% off $1,400 regular price 
with cash or check in-studio
(12 mos. Unlimited Yoga for only $58 per month) 
Your Price: $700 cash or check (buy in-studio only. Call 248-608-6668 to schedule in-person payment) 
- OR -  
Save 40% off $1,400 regular price 
with credit card online or in-studio
(12 mos. Unlimited Yoga for only $70 per month)  
Your Price: $840 credit card (buy online or in-studio) 

Sterling Heights Location
Save 50% off $1,100 regular price 
with cash or check in-studio
(12 mos. Unlimited Yoga for only $46 per month)
Your Price: $550 cash or check (buy in-studio only. Call 586-232-9555 to schedule in-person payment
- OR -  
Save 40% off $1,100 regular price 
with credit card online or in-studio
(12 mos. Unlimited Yoga for only $55 per month)  
Your Price: $660 credit card (buy online or in-studio) 

6-Months Unlimited Yoga Pass*
Attend as many in-studio/live stream classes as you like for 6 Months!

Rochester Location
Save 45% off $750 regular price 
with cash or check in-studio
(6 mos. Unlimited Yoga for only $69 per month) 
Your Price: $413 cash or check (buy in-studio only. Call 248-608-6668 to schedule in-person payment
- OR -   
Save 35% off $750 regular price 
with credit card online or in-studio
(6 mos. Unlimited Yoga for only $82 per month)  
Your Price: $488 credit card (buy online or in-studio) 

Sterling Heights Location
Save 45% off $570 regular price 
with cash or check in-studio
(12 mos. Unlimited Yoga for only $53 per month)
Your Price: $314 cash or check (buy in-studio only.  Call 586-232-9555 to schedule in-person payment
- OR -   
Save 35% off $570 regular price 
with credit card online or in-studio
(12 mos. Unlimited Yoga for only $62 per month)  
Your Price: $371 credit card (buy online or in-studio) 

*Purchase online or in-studio between Nov. 1-Dec. 2, 2020 only.  Activates on date of purchase or upon expiration of your existing Unlimited package (must activate no later than Dec. 31, 2020).  Unlimited passes are valid for all in-person, in-studio and ONLINE Live Stream Yoga classes on the regular class schedule (does not include workshops, special events or Facebook video library).  Unlimited Yoga passes must be purchased separately for either studio location and do not transfer.  Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. 

FREE Online Yoga Classes for Healthcare Workers Continues...

As a continued thank you to all our Healthcare Heroes in our Michigan communities,
UpDog is continuing to offer ongoing access to our Facebook Video Library
of Yoga Classes to ALL Michigan Hospital Employees for FREE! including new users.  

We appreciate all you have done for our communities throughout the pandemic and are aware that many of you are still working hard and working overtime.  We extend gratitude by continuing to offer you 100% free access to our Facebook Video Library of over 270 pre-recorded classes from UpDog instructors.  We hope you will continue to enjoy these daily Yoga classes, meditations and mindfulness sessions to help you de-stress. 
Haven't joined yet?  If you are an active Michigan hospital employee with ID, here's how to receive FREE access to the group with just a few simple steps:
  1. Take a pic. of your hospital ID and text to 248-388-5487
  2. Click to Join UpDog Yoga From Home Facebook Group  (or search "UpDog Yoga From Home" on Facebook)
  3. Once we verify your ID via text, we add you to the group and you can begin enjoying our online session offerings at your convenience anytime
Thank you once again for all you do, as you've truly been our heroes in time of need.  Be strong, safe and well and know that you are loved and appreciated beyond words!
Private Yoga Therapy

Individualized Yoga Therapy  
In-Person or Online By Appt. with Tracy Flynn
Internationally Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) & Advanced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500)

Now More Than Ever Is The Time For Self Care! 

Contact Tracy To Discuss Your Needs:  

Private Yoga Therapy are one-on-one Yoga sessions tailored to your individualized interests, physical needs or limitations.  These sessions are specifically designed to help meet your unique needs to face health challenges at any level, manage your condition, reduce symptoms, strengthen your immune system and restore balance.  Sessions can be done In-Person at our Rochester studio or Online from the comfort of your own home.

Whether you're rehabbing from a physical injury, have limited mobility for any reason, or simply prefer a more personalized one-on-one experience for your Yoga practice, Yoga Therapy is a great place to start!  Beginners who have never tried Yoga or may feel overwhelmed by a group classroom experience often find these individual sessions a great way to get started.  You'll receive individualized attention that builds strength and confidence to continue with an eventual at-home and/or in-studio practice.  

Yoga Therapy sessions include a personalized consultation and assessment which incorporates a goal plan and timeline.  From there, you can continue with individualized sessions tailored to your schedule, needs and progress - all with the benefit of Tracy's knowledge and expertise to guide you through each subsequent session.  Tracy has been teaching Yoga full-time for over 20 years and providing Yoga Therapy to clients of all ages, including children, for over 10 years.   

Yoga Therapy includes not only the physical Yoga practice itself, but can also incorporate Pranayama breathing techniques, meditation to quiet the mind, or other modalities.  Yoga Therapy can help reduce pain and promote healing for structural conditions, such as back pain, physiological conditions, such as breathing problems, and psycho-emotional conditions like anxiety.  Whatever your personalized session plan entails, you'll receive the benefit of consultation and mentorship each step of the way to help you reach your health goals.   

Yoga is such a wonderful practice to relieve stress and to help maintain your overall health and vitality of mind, body and spirit to stay strong, safe and well.  Tracy as a compassionate, caring and inspiring coach is there to help you succeed!

Sessions are typically 60-minutes and can be scheduled either as in-person sessions In-Studio and/or Online sessions via Zoom.

  • $80 Single Yoga Therapy Session 
  • $300 4-Pack Yoga Therapy Sessions
    (4-month expiration)
  • $560 8-Pack Yoga Therapy Sessions
    (8-month expiration)

Please contact Tracy direct to discuss your in-person or online needs and to schedule an appointment:


One of UpDog's very first Yoga instructors, Tracy has been teaching Yoga full time for 20 years and became a Yoga Therapist in 2011. She also works as the on-staff Yoga Therapist at the Institute of Neuromuscular Medicine in Detroit.

Holiday Happenings

UpDog & Rochester Area Neighborhood House
Holiday Giving Tree 
thru December 10 in Rochester

Help Provide A Happy Holiday For A Local Child In Need 

November 4 - December 10
Gift Tag Selection/Gift Drop-off: Anytime during regular studio hours
Location: Rochester

Once again this holiday season, UpDog Yoga has joined with Rochester Area Neighborhood House (RANH) to help local families in their time of need.  Please consider purchasing a gift from our "Giving Tree" and help families by providing a little something extra during the holiday season.

We have "Wish Tags" on our Giving Tree located in the lobby of UpDog's Wellness Union (across the hall from the Studio):  
Step 1)  Select a Wish Tag from the UpDog Giving Tree in-studio (or click here to visit the online Giving Tree link)
Step 2)  Purchase the items listed on your Wish Tag (new items only)
Step 3) Tape or tie your Wish Tag to your purchased  gift(s) and return them unwrapped to the UpDog Front Desk by Sunday 12/10. UpDog Teacher Trainers will deliver all collected gifts to RANH for wrapping and distribution

If you prefer, you may also participate online by visiting the Giving Tree direct link to make a gift selection and then bring your unwrapped gift to the UpDog front desk by Dec. 10:

Please Bring Your Unwrapped Gifts 
To UpDog December 10th
Thank You UpDog Community For Your Generous Support - Namaste!


Holiday Gift Certificates 
Available Now!

Remember The Yogis In Your Life For Special Occasions,
Or Give Someone You Love A Head Start 
To Begin Their Yoga Journey!
Purchase Gift Certificates online for any of our services at UpDog Rochester or Sterling Hgts. Choose a specific service, or simply select any dollar amount and your gift recipient can redeem on any items or services he/she chooses:
  • Yoga Classes
  • Workshops
  • Private Yoga Therapy Sessions
  • Reiki Energy Healing Therapy
  • Crystal Bowls Sound Healing Therapy
  • Yoga Gear, Merchandise & Accessories

To Purchase e-Certificates Online:
Personalize and order eGift Certificates from our Online Store for emailing directly to your recipient or you can print them out:

You can also call us anytime to purchase via credit card and put a gift certificate on your recipient's UpDog account: 248.608.6668

Save Time, Buy Online Anytime!

If you are in need of new class packages or gift certificates, for either in-studio or online classes or other services, know that you can always purchase these items online anytime.   

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

Also visit us in-person at the UpDog Boutique for your Yoga gear and metaphysical needs as of Dec. 10, or call us to schedule an in-person visit prior to then.  We appreciate you shopping local!

Thank You!    

Yoga Teacher Training

Spring RYT200 
Yoga Teacher Training

Learn To Teach The Change You Wish To See 
Become A Certified Yoga Instructor Next Spring!

UpDog can help you begin an open-hearted journey to becoming a Yoga Instructor. Learn how to share what you love with others - it's the best thing you'll ever do!
Spring 2021 Yoga Teacher Training, begins March 7, 2021.  Save $100 off tuition with early enrollment prior to February 1, 2021 and receive FREE Unlimited Yoga classes from the day you sign-up!
Training takes place once a week on Sundays, March 7 through June 13, 2021 as a combination of in-person sessions at the Rochester studio and some Online Zoom sessions as needed. All YOU need is a desire to teach the change you want to see!
UpDog's curriculum is both heart and spirit based, helping students learn the skills necessary to teach mindful, therapeutic yoga for every BODY. We embrace multiple styles of Yoga at UpDog. Your training will be well-rounded and cover several core styles of Yoga including: Ashtanga, Basic Hatha, Viniyoga, Vinyasa, Slow Flow and Yin as well as Meditation, Pranayama, Chakras & Subtle Energy and Nutrition & Ayurveda.
The UpDog School For Yoga is one of Michigan's premier Yoga schools and one of the area's only RYS200 & RYS300 Yoga Alliance endorsed schools. UpDog teachers and staff are some of the most experienced in the industry, many with the highest certifications available from Yoga Alliance, including E-RYT500 and C-IAYT.  Over the past 20 years, UpDog Yoga has helped train hundreds of Michigan's strongest, most successful Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®)... and now it's your turn!
Yoga Teacher Training is a wonderful experience that will enrich your life in so many positive ways, both during and after the training is complete. Our RYT200 program is open to Yoga practitioners of ALL experience levels aspiring to learn, with no prerequisites.
Our $2,900 price makes UpDog's training remarkably affordable and you can save up to $300 with our early bird discounts:
  • Save $100 with early enrollment by February 1st, 2021
  • Save $200 with tuition paid in full prior to February 15, 2021
  • Affordable payment plans are also available
 INCLUDED with your tuition:
  • FREE Unlimited Yoga Classes at UpDog-Rochester and UpDog-Sterling Hgts. to complement and enhance your practice - from the day you submit your enrollment deposit through duration of the training.
  • Free or discount Workshops throughout the training
  • Discounts on Yoga gear, apparel, metaphysical items and other merchandise from our in-house retail boutique
  • Discounts on Massage Therapy, Reiki Energy Healing and Vibroacoustic Sound Healing appointments
  • Free Float Tank Therapy session from The Float Institute at our Sterling Hgts. location
Are you ready to start teaching the change you want to see in the world?
Contact Jill with questions and for more info:

UpDog QuickLinks 

View Schedule Of In-Studio Classes:

Download In-Studio Yoga Class Schedule: 
Download ONLINE Live Stream Yoga Class Schedule:

View All Workshops:

Germicidal UVC Sterilaser 
At UpDog Studios

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

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

As we are all mindful of maintaining a clean, germ-free space, we want to introduce you to the Sterilaser™ cleaning device we now have at UpDog and will be using between classes on all floors thruout both studio locations.  
This unit is now part of our regular cleaning regimen, in addition to our regular dry and wet mop cleaning procedures we do on all practice room floors 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 kills 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. 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 when we began evaluating and looking for ways to further improve our cleanliness procedures to combat Coronavirus in early March.  
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!

Space Available For Lease In The Downtown Wellness Union 
(adjacent to UpDog Yoga Rochester)

Two rooms, each 250 square feet are available for lease in the beautiful Downtown Wellness Union space, 2nd floor at 210 W. University.  Please inquire if you're looking for a comfortable and serene location for your office or business in the heart of Downtown Rochester! 
Contact Jill for more information:  


"Best Yoga Studio In Metro Detroit"
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To Explore Our Space & See Why... 

UpDog Yoga Studio, Rochester, MI
UpDog Yoga Studio, Rochester, MI

UpDog Yoga-Rochester
210 W. University Drive 
Rochester, MI 48307

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UpDog Yoga-Sterling Heights
13911 19-Mile Road
Sterling Hgts., MI 48313

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Named "Best Yoga Studio In Metro-Detroit"