December 2018 Newsletter

2 FREE Yoga Classes with purchase 
of a Jade Or Manduka Yoga Mat!
December 10 thru December 23 only

Purchase in-studio Dec. 10-23, 2018.  Offer valid on Jade or Manduka brand yoga mats available from in-studio stock only.
Cannot combine with any other offers or discount.  
Two free classes can be placed on your choice of your's or your recipient's UpDog account.  Two free classes can be used on any classes on the regular class schedule and never expire.  

Save 15% In The UpDog Boutique
November 23-December 23

Save 15% on the following merchandise items in the  UpDog Boutique Rochester :
  • All Jewelry Items: Pendants, Necklaces, Bracelets, Malas
  • All Crystals and Gemstones: Stones, Cathedrals, Geodes, Candle Holders & Lamps
  • All UpDog Logo'd Clothing
  • All Yoga Towels
  • All Mat Bags
  • All Djembe Drums

* Purchase in-studio at Rochester location Nov. 23-Dec. 23, 2018.  Offer valid on specified merchandise items only.  Cannot combine with any other offers or discount.  

Holiday Gift Certificates 
Available Now

Remember The Yogis In Your Life This Holiday Season,
Or Give Someone You Love  A Head Start 
To Begin Their Yoga Journey!

Purchase Gift Certificates in-studio or 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
  • Reiki Energy Healing Therapy
  • Crystal Bowls Sound Healing Therapy
  • Yoga Gear, Merchandise & Accessories
To Purchase Printed Gift Certificates In-Studio:
Visit us during regular business hours/scheduled class times 7 days a week

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 to put a gift certificate on your recipient's UpDog account: 248.608.6668

Christmas & New Year's 
Holiday Studio Hours


Holiday Giving Tree
Thank You!

Thank You UpDog Community for your generous support of our Giving Tree to support Rochester Area Neighborhood House gifts to children of families in need this holiday season! All gifts have been delivered by the UpDog Teacher Trainers to RANH for distribution to the children, in plenty of time for opening on Christmas Day.  Your time and thoughtfulness during the busy holiday season is much appreciated by all. Namaste!

Intro To Yoga Series For Beginners
4-Week Series on Mondays Beginning January 14

Learn The Basics Of Breath, Posture & Awareness

4-Week Series on Mondays:  1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 
$99 per person (includes all 4 wks. and handouts) 
Location: Rochester  

This is a great introduction if you're at all apprehensive about taking your first Yoga class, as you'll be in  the company of other first time  yogis,  just like  you! No  pressure as we have fun learning and exploring basic postures, breathing technique and building your confidence - YOU CAN DO THIS ! Or perhaps you've already taken some classes and would like to spend more quality time learning the basics and how to move safely and smoothly from pose to pose as the foundation of any practice.

Stephanie  will walk you through the essentials to  begin,  or  strengthen,  your  Yoga  experience so that you can feel comfortable and confident in your body and in your  practice:
  • Pranayama Breathing: What it is and how to use the technique properly
  • Foundational Postures:  Proper positioning and alignment for basic postures as the foundation of any Yoga practice
  • Putting It All Together: How to move safely from pose to pose with the use of props, patience, awareness and grace
You  will receive  one -on-one attention and leave this workshop feeling strong and energized for your next class! 

 Spring Yoga Teacher Training
  UpDog School For Yoga, Rochester

Spring  RYT200 
Yoga Teacher Training
& RYT200/500 Continuing Education

Weekly Sunday Sessions
March 3 - June 9, 2019

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

Sessions Meet Weekly On Sundays : March 3 thru June 9, 2019 
$2,800 per person (payment plans available). Save up to $500 with early bird enrollment!  
Location: Rochester

Learn to be a certified Yoga Instructor with our Spring 2019 Yoga Teacher Training Certification.  We're accepting applications for our 13-Week Spring RYT200 Training Program.  The Spring program meets once per week on Sundays beginning March 3 - June 9, 2019 for a manageable pace.  

The Jan. 15 deadline for early bird registration is fast approaching to save $100 on Spring tuition with your $200 deposit.  An additional $400 discount is available if you pay your tuition in full by Feb. 1st.  Payment plans also available.  

Included with your tuition:
  • FREE Unlimited Yoga Classes at UpDog-Rochester and UpDog-Sterling Hgts. from date of deposit and throughout the training.  You may also practice for free at our partner studios, In2Yoga in Lapeer and Happy Dog Yoga in Port Huron during the training
  • Free or discount Workshops throughout the training
  • Discounts on Yoga Gear, Apparel, Metaphysical items and other merchandise from our in-house UpDog Boutique
  • Discounts on Massage Therapy, Reiki Energy Healing and Vibroacoustic Sound Healing appointments throughout the training

The UpDog  School  For Yoga can help you begin an open-hearted journey to becoming a Yoga  I nstructor.  Learn how to share what you love with others - it's the best thing you'll ever do!

UpDog's curriculum is both heart and spirit based, helping students learn the skills necessary to teach mindful, therapeutic yoga for every body - whether your style is Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Slow Flow, Basic Hatha, Yin or Gentle Therapeutic Yoga. 

Over  the past 17 years,  UpDog  has trained and certified hundreds of  Michigan's strongest  yoga teachers and studio  owners: 
  • UpDog teachers and staff are some of the most experienced in the industry, many with the highest certifications available from YogaAlliance, including E-RYT500 and C-IAYT.
  • You will learn from the best and receive personalized attention as part of our certification program.

For questions and to receive a detailed info packet, please contact:
Jill Rocker: 248.608.6668

Module Drop-In &  Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits 
Maintain Your RYT200 or RYT500 Certification with CEC

For those considering teacher training but can't make the time c ommitment for a full 200-hour  training program, you can choose from one or more of our Spring training modules at a drop-in rate.  This is a great way to learn more, enhance your practice and experience a portion of the teacher training experience for one or more sessions to see if a full training program may be part of your future.  

Or perhaps you are already a registered RYT, who would like to further hone your skills and earn continuing education credits to maintain your Yoga Alliance certification while focusing on specific areas that simply need polishing.  This is especially helpful if you have not taught for any length of time or feel adequate time was not spent on certain areas of your prior training, such as class flow construct, adjustments, anatomy, practice teaching time in a studio setting, etc.  

Cost to attend a full day and earn CE is $175 per day.  Attend multiple days and save at only $125 per day for two or more days.  

You can submit the hours you complete as Continuing Education Contact Hours toward your Yoga Alliance CE requirements.   Contact Jill at 248.608.6668 or  f or more information about specific session topics by date and to discuss your needs.  
Questions, please contact:
Jill Rocker: 248.608.6668

 Upcoming Workshops
  (please note UpDog Rochester or Sterling Hgts. location)

Yoga Nidra Therapy 
For Releasing Anxiety
Friday, December 7 in Rochester 

Friday, Dec. 7
$25 per person ($30 at door) 
Location: Rochester

Yoga  N idra , or  Yogic s leep as it is commonly known, is  a state  of being between sleep and consciousness that's conducive to deep emotional and physical healing, rewiring your brain, and self- exploration.  It is  both deeply restorative and an immensely powerful meditation technique that is one of the easiest Yoga practices to develop and maintain.   One  hour of Yoga Nidra promotes   deep  physical, emotional and mental rest  and  relaxation, leaving  you with a sense of  wholeness, that is as restful as several hours of  sleep.
Yoga  Nidra  is  a practice  that's easy to follow and everyone  of all ages  can  do.  Simply lie  down on the  floor  in  savasana  (corpse pose ) and follow Yvonne's voice as she guides you. The art of self-care is approached from a therapeutic standpoint, creating a restorative environment for the mind, releasing anxiety and actually nourishing and rejuvenating the individual. The  stages of body scan and breath awareness calm the nervous system, leading to less stress and better health. 

Yoga Instructors: Earn Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits by attending this workshop.

Yvonne Clark is certified at the highest level of teaching Yoga (E - RYT500) and is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C - IAYT) and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).  She has been teaching yoga for over 10 years and has excellent experience with individuals and their unique needs, as well as groups working on specific practices. 

Yoga & Crafts For Anxiety
Next Class: Friday, December 7 in Sterling Hgts.

Friday, Dec. 7
$15 per person ($20 at door)
Location: Sterling Hgts.  

Creativity Without Criticism, Competition And Comparison Is A Rewarding And Meditative Practice, Highly Beneficial To Health & Well Being - 
Welcoming And Inclusive To All! 

Meditation and other stress-reduction techniques, such as Yoga and focused crafts have been studied as treatments for depression and anxiety.  Stress  and anxiety can often feel debilitating and we're here to help .   Join a group of people who understand you, holding no judgment or expectation, to help you find ways to heal. 

Yoga & Crafts sessions with Kelsey and friends explores engaging, interactive, yet highly-focused meditative ways to channel our anxieties elsewhere in order to quiet our mind and find peace within ourselves, such as:
  • Painting, drawing and art projects
  • Coloring mandalas
  • Vision boards
  • Jewelry making
  • Knitting
  • Therapeutic oils
  • Journaling
  • Guided meditation
  • Chakras and chanting
  • Breathing techniques
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Free form dance
  • Group discussion & support

Each monthly session will highlight a new, fun activity for the group.  All instruction and supplies provided.  Let Yoga & Crafts be that light for you and come begin your journey of healing inside and out! 

Puppy Love Basic Yoga Class
Saturday, December 8 in Rochester

Leader Dogs For The Blind & UpDog Yoga Present:
Puppy Love Basic Yoga at  UpDog !
All  P roceeds  D onated  T o Leader Dogs For The Blind  

Saturday, Dec. 8
$25 per person ($30 at door)
Location: Rochester  

Future Leader Dog puppies will be at UpDog studio to greet you with wagging tails for a special Basic Yoga Class!  Leader Dog handlers accompanied by their dogs will join us in the practice room during class, including giving kisses in savasana,  and everyone will have an opportunity to pet and interact with the dogs before and after class.    

Animals, and especially man's best friend, evoke a sense of calmness and reduce stress and anxiety inpeople.  The gentle nature of dogs can lift our mood, make us smile and laugh, while also offering unconditional kindness and friendship.  What a beautiful experience to feel their calming presence as you practice your asanas.   
This is a wonderful opportunity to show your support for the great work  Leader Dogs For The Blind provides in our local Rochester community and nationwide, while also showing the love for these adorable puppies in training who will eventually help others in need as dedicated service dogs. 

Thank You UpDog Community! Puppy Love Yoga classes have raised over $7,500 for Leader Dogs For The Blind to date.  

Pre-register to save your spot! 

UpDog Yoga & Leader Dogs For The Blind Puppy Love Yoga
Check out the video: UpDog & Leader Dogs For The Blind Puppy Love Yoga!

Mala Making Workshop
Saturday, December 8 in Sterling Hgts. 

Saturday, Dec. 8
$35 per person ($40 at door)
Includes beads and everything needed to make your mala
Location: Sterling Hgts.  

Join "Mala Man Mike" for a fun evening of Mala  M aking!   Malas  have been used by men and women in Yoga, meditation and prayer for centuries and as jewelry in modern times.   Malas  can be made from gemstones that match the intention of your practice, and often  serve  as a reminder of affirmations.   Mala  making is fun, creative, relaxing and creating them can be a meditative experience in and of itself!   

Mike will explain the use and benefits of  malas  as a meditation aid and how to select and use a mantra with your mala.  He'll teach you how to hand-make and string your mala from the beads you select - to personalize it with your very own style. 

A wide selection of mala beads,  tassles  and charms will be provided for you to choose from in creating your mala, and you can also bring in any beads or other personal trinkets you'd like to include in your mala. Once you've selected your items, Mala Mike is a pro at helping you size and string your mala to fit.  He'll also teach you proper mala use, care and repair.

We'll conclude  with  a brief meditation  using  your newly made mala that  you'll then take  home with  you to use and enjoy for years to come!

Intro To Kundalini Yoga 
& Gongs Immersion
Saturday, December 8 in Rochester 

Saturday, Dec. 8
$30 per person ($40 at door)
Location: Rochester  

UpDog is pleased to present an Intro To Kundalini Yoga & Gongs Immersion workshop with Valerie Weir and Dale Prentiss, and featuring seven Planetary Gongs.  This event begins with a Kundalini Yoga set and Guided Meditation to help transition you into a meditative slumber.
Don't miss this time of total relaxation. Take your mind to another place!  "Beyond the posture lies a personal retreat into the gentle waters of kundalini yoga."
This workshop is ideal for both beginners with no prior Yoga experience as well as those with a regular practice.

Valerie Weir has been practicing kundalini yoga since 1973 and trained directly with Yogi Bhajan. She has also served as a teacher trainer for the Kundalini Yoga Institute. She has extensive experience in sound healing, having trained with gong master Don Conreaux, and is a practicing evolutionary astrologer, apprenticing with astrologer Steven Forrest. Her classes and workshops synergize the planetary sound of the gong, astrology, and classical kundalini yoga. Classes are for all people, so come as you are.

MELT Method Workshop
Holiday Hands, Feet & Roll
Friday, December 14 in Rochester

Friday, Dec. 14
$30 per person ($35 door)
Location: Rochester

MELT Away Holiday Stress Today & Everyday!

Certified MELT® Instructor, Stephanie Howard, presents a  MELT  Hands, Feet and Spine  full treatment  accompanied by Gentle Yoga to relieve neck, back and leg  pain, headaches and insomnia.   Improve your body's ability to restore balance and repair with remarkable, lasting changes . This workshop will focus on perfecting the MELT moves to help you go through the hectic holidays pain free!  

No  prior MELT or Yoga experience  needed for this restorative, low-impact workshop.  Bring your Yoga mat (or use one of ours) and your water bottle.  We'll provide use of MELT balls and rollers of varying size and intensity for beginners to experienced, which are also available for purchase after  class (feel free to bring your own foam roller, if you already have one, and Stephanie will show you how to use).
MELT  stands for:   Myofascial Energetic Length  Technique   
MELT Method® is a simple self-treatment  for natural pain relief.  MELT addresses the true cause of chronic pain by accessing  and  restoring  hydration in  the body  and  reconnecting with our  internal autopilot/nervous  system to  reduce  chronic  pain You'll see and feel results in the first  session !  

Learn  how the connective tissue in your  hands, feet, legs and back gets  dehydrated, the common aches and pains it can cause, and how to rehydrate this essential system in your  body.   Learn  simple self-treatments you can do at home to  erase pain and tension  brought on by everyday stress, overuse, and age.  This simple self-treatment can make your whole body feel better and provide relief  by addressing  the true cause of chronic pain, not just mask  symptoms.   

You will learn how to:
  • Identify where you have stuck stress in your body, the major cause of chronic aches and pains
  • Use the MELT treatment for your whole body to safely and effectively decompress your own neck and low back
  • Improve your body sense to find greater alignment, balance and ease of motion for more energy and less fatigue throughout your day
  • Reduce tension and stress and common issues such as headaches, insomnia, bloating, cellulite, carpal tunnel and plantar fasciitis
This one-day workshop is suitable  for  Yoga  P ractitioners,  Yoga  I nstructors or ANYONE  interested in learning a dynamic form of  bodywork to integrate into your professional or personal practice. You will learn a  sequence of assisted  Yoga poses, stress relieving stretches, rhythmic deep tissue massage accupressure , and the art of giving and receiving  through  metta

Yoga Instructors can earn Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits by attending this workshop.  TYM mats, cushions and props are provided for use during the workshop  plus take-home handouts of what you learned.

Thai Yoga Massage 
Techniques Training
Saturday, December 15 in Rochester

Saturday, Dec. 15
$60 per person ($70 door)
Location: Rochester
Thai Yoga Massage Therapist, Tina  Pautz , provides an introduction  to  basic techniques of the healing art of Thai  Yoga Massage (TYM ).  TYM is an ancient healing therapy combining assisted yoga postures and touch technique to promote deep relaxation, improve circulation, boost the immune system, and balance body energy to facilitate mind -body integration and enhance  one's sense of alignment, posture and health

TYM is often referred to as "lazy man's  Yoga " because the practitioner gently maneuvers and supports the client's body  at all times into  a sequence of restorative postures while applying therapeutic touch with  Metta (loving kindness).   These techniques help relieve the body of years of tension and stress by opening tight joints, lengthening muscles and providing a deep sense of well-being.  

This one-day workshop is suitable  for  Yoga  P ractitioners,
Yoga  I nstructors or ANYONE  interested in learning a dynamic form of  bodywork to integrate into your professional or personal practice. You will learn a  sequence of assisted  Yoga poses, stress relieving stretches, rhythmic deep tissue massage accupressure , and the art of giving and receiving  through  metta

Yoga Instructors can earn Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits by attending this workshop.  TYM mats, cushions and props are provided for use during the workshop  plus take-home handouts of what you learned.

Full Moon Drum Circle 
Friday, December 21 in Rochester 

Friday, Dec. 21
$15 per person ($20 door)
Location: Rochester 

Celebrate the  December Full Moon  with a powerful, creative drumming and meditation session led by  Chuck McNabb, gifted Intuitive & Spiritual Advisor.   Native American drums and rattles of various shapes and sizes will be provided, and feel free to bring your own instruments.  The  drum circle embraces people of all ages and no drumming or meditation experience is  necessary.  

Indigenous peoples of the world have for millennia gathered under the light of the Full Moon to dance and make music.  The beat of the drums brings us in tune with the rhythms of nature to evoke and raise powerful currents of life energy. 

As participants relax, enjoy and explore the music, their natural creativity and curiosity emerges and the rhythms grow and change.  Each person is able to express themselves through their individual instrument while simultaneously participating as part of a larger whole for a therapeutic experience - a new voice, a collective voice, emerges as we drum together and just have fun! 

Healing Sound Frequency Meditation 
Friday, January 11 in Rochester 

Friday, Jan. 11
$25 per person ($30 door)
Location: Rochester 

Join  Yvonne  in  this yogic experience of pranayama ( breathwork ) while simultaneously moving energy through each chakra  energy center through use  of quartz crystal healing  bowls  tuned specifically to the "heartbeat of the Earth" at 8 Hz .  Be  prepared for an amazing sound  bath! - guiding you safely  into the deep layers of the brain frequencies and psyche. 

This  therapeutic workshop will impact  your  physical, energetic,  and emotional  body and  mind through powerful, healing sound  frequency and  vibration:
  • Learn the science behind sound healing and its' benefits
  • Participate in meditation focused on healing the deep layers of stress by taking the brain into the meditative frequencies of gamma, alpha, beta, theta and delta where even your cells heal, transform, and rebuild!
  • Release from repetitive cycles, illness, alleviate pain, restore balance and maintain a healthy life practice
Yoga Instructors: Earn Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits by attending this workshop.

Yvonne is an experienced  Vibroacoustic  Sound Healer, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT, E-RYT500) and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).

Full Moon Drum Circle 
Wednesday, January 23 in Sterling Hgts. 

Wednesday, Jan. 23
$15 per person ($20 door)
Location: Sterling Hgts. 

Celebrate the  New Year January Full Moon  with a powerful, creative drumming and meditation session led by  Chuck McNabb, gifted Intuitive & Spiritual Advisor.   Native American drums and rattles of various shapes and sizes will be provided, and feel free to bring your own instruments.  The  drum circle embraces people of all ages and no drumming or meditation experience is  necessary.  

Indigenous peoples of the world have for millennia gathered under the light of the Full Moon to dance and make music.  The beat of the drums brings us in tune with the rhythms of nature to evoke and raise powerful currents of life energy. 

As participants relax, enjoy and explore the music, their natural creativity and curiosity emerges and the rhythms grow and change.  Each person is able to express themselves through their individual instrument while simultaneously participating as part of a larger whole for a therapeutic experience - a new voice, a collective voice, emerges as we drum together and just have fun! 

Eating For Your Dosha 
Saturday, January 26 in Rochester 

Saturday, Jan. 26
$99 per person ($110 door)
Location: Rochester 

Nourishment is not limited  only to the actual foods  we eat, but includes everything we take in through our  five senses.  This can include what  we read, watch on  TV, conversations we listen to or engage in, the atmosphere and odors we are surrounded by, things we touch, and foods that are nourishing  or not  according to our body /mind personality type, or  Dosha  

All we take in through our  senses  needs processing in our bodies, and  if we continually  take in things that aren't appropriate for our  Dosha  it can cause  imbalances.    This classes teaches individuals how to make choices that are nourishing or "yummy" for our  Dosha and  how to notice  what may be  causing any imbalances.
Experienced Ayurveda practitioner,  Leilani Beaubien , will help you discover the nourishment you need according  to your Body, Mind  Personality to help bring  you more joy and healthy  living!  

Leilani   Beaubien  Ware is a full-time Registered Nurse, a Chopra Center Certified Instructor, 
and practitioner of Ayurveda for over 15 years.      

Shamanic Rites of The Munay-Ki
Sunday, January 27 & March 17 in Rochester 
Illuminate Your Spirit & Open Your Heart!

Two Part Series: Sunday, Jan. 27 & March 17
$90 per person (includes both Jan. & March sessions)
Location: Rochester  

Shamanism  is an ancient healing tradition over 40,000 years old. Shamanic teachings focus on our connection to nature and all of creation.   Shamanism involves  working with transcendental energies in the physical and spiritual world  to  heal and balance in this world

The   Munay -Ki are a series of  nine  Empowerment  Rites   of Awakening passed  down from the ancient Shamans of Peru.   " Munay " means "love and will" together with " ki " from the Japanese word for energy, combine to give the meaning:   Energy of Love. 

Shaman  Joe will educate the group about the  "Great Rites  of  Enlightenment" of the  Munay -Ki and perform  the  nine Rites  for each participant amongst  the support of the group.   Receiving these deep healing Rites  is a very uplifting and personal experience to help you realize your sacred  space, illuminate your spirit, open your heart, and align with your highest Self.   This powerful transformation will take place over two separate sessions. 

$90  cost includes attendance at both  Jan/March sessions  and all workshop materials, including a DVD and a Pi Stone selected especially for you!

Pre-register early as space is limited to 7 participants.

Yoga Therapy For Sciatica
Friday, February 1st in Rochester 

Friday, Feb. 1
$30 per person ($35 at door)
Location: Rochester  

Sciatic pain typically radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, a long nerve that runs from your lower back, across your hips and backside, and down the back of each leg  Sciatica  is a very common and painful  problem that can range from tingling and numbness to shooting pain down the hip, entire leg and foot.  Left untreated sciatica can significantly restrict our movements. 

Yvonne will guide you through several  simple yet effective Yoga  poses that  can  provide immediate sciatic  pain relief .  You will learn how to relieve and release the sciatic nerve and how to perform these poses at home.  

Prior  yoga experience  is  helpful, but  not  required .

Yoga Instructors: Earn Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits by attending this workshop.

Yvonne is  an Internationally Certified Yoga Therapist (C - IAYT,  ERYT 500), certified  Thai Yoga  Massage T herapist and  Vibroacoustic  Sound  Healer. 

Primordial Sound Meditation
Saturday, February 2nd in Rochester
Presented By  Leilani  Beaubien
R.N., B.S.N., Certified Chopra Center Instructor 

Saturday, Feb. 2
$299 per person (includes personal mantra and all workshop materials) 
Location: Rochester
Learn  the techniques to begin your own personal meditation practice and receive a PERSONAL mantra that is based upon your BIRTH DATE, TIME & PLACE.  The mantra is calculated using extensive Vedic mathematics based upon the LOCATION of the MOON at the moment of your BIRTH.  The "Vibration" of this BIRTH Mantra will take you to a place of profound INNER CALM.

The Primordial Sound Meditation Program is the signature course at the CHOPRA Center for well being owned by Dr. Deepak Chopra.  This workshop taught by  Leilani  Beaubien  is appropriate for both beginners and experienced meditators alike .

Meditation will help you to :
  • Manage your anxiety and stress levels
  • Increase your ability to focus and to be productive
  • Deepen and transform your relationships
  • Increase your energy and decrease insomnia
  • Improve your concentration
  • Diminish challenges and obstacles
  • Enjoy your life on a daily basis!   
Leilani  Beaubien  Ware  is  full-time  Registered Nurse, a Chopra Center Certified  Instructor, 
a practitioner of Meditation and Ayurveda for over 15 years. 

Friday, February 8 in Rochester 

Friday, Feb. 8
$25 per person ($30 at door)
Location: Rochester  

Restorative Yin Yoga poses,  Thai Yoga  Massage, and Reiki Energy Healing combine for UpDog's  amazing  RestoraYin © Yoga Experience!  Much copied, but never duplicated, there's no bliss like  UpDog  RestoraYin  bliss!  

This  revitalizing form of  bodywork is a wonderful way to relax, restore and renew to promote  energy balancing.   You'll enjoy:
  • A full Yin Class with emphasis on restorative postures
  • Massages from Active Recovery Massage Therapist & Owner, Stephan Conlee and a team of certified UpDog Thai Yoga Massage therapists  
  • Reiki energy healing therapy
Restorative poses  help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely which benefits all organ systems within the  body.  Results  typically include a deep release of blocked energy in body and mind.   These soothing and well-supported poses offer us the opportunity to linger quietly for a few moments and savor the simple sweetness of life, leaving us feeling nourished and well rested.  No prior Yoga experience needed - just relax, rejuvenate and enjoy!

Space is limited.  Pre-register early to reserve your spot as this popular workshop fills up fast!

Valentine Partner Yin Yoga
Friday, February 15 in Rochester

Share The Love With Your Valentine!

Friday, Feb. 15
$40 per couple ($50 door)
Location: Rochester
Doing  Yoga  with  someone allows you to get into a pose more deeply, with more support.  The Yin and Yang from two people is about the connection of energies and opening your senses to a shared feeling of  aliveness.

You and your  partner will be guided in a combination of  Yin Yoga  postures  and  breathing designed especially  for partnering.   Lighthearted , playful and fun, in partner yoga you will work together to improve communication, build  trust, and support each other  to deepen your practice as well as your relationship .
Share the love this Valentine's  Day weekend and feel more alive than  ever!  Bring a spouse , family member, friend, or  Yoga pal.  No  prior partner  Yoga  experience necessary.   
Join us for free chocolate and tea after class!

Valentine Thai Yoga Massage 
Partner  Workshop
Saturday, February 16 in Rochester

Relax, Restore, Reconnect & Share The Love For Valentine's Day!

Saturday, Feb. 16
$49 per couple ($60 door)
Location: Rochester
Join Thai Yoga Massage Therapists, Tina & Bob, for a deeply relaxing and educational evening of Thai Yoga Massage.  Share the art of giving and receiving an amazing 30-minute Thai Yoga  bodywork session.  No prior massage experience necessary. 
Bring a friend, spouse or loved one to learn assisted Yoga postures and touch technique that pr omotes deep relaxation, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, and balances body energy for better health.  Each couple will have a chance to give -  and receive - an incredible Thai Yoga massage.  

TYM mats, cushions and props are provided for use during the workshop .

Intro To Ayurveda
Saturday, March 23 in Rochester
Presented By  Leilani  Beaubien
R.N., B.S.N., Certified Chopra Center Instructor 

Saturday, March 23
$99 per person ($110 door).  Includes all handouts and workshop materials 
Location: Rochester
In this Introductory workshop, you'll learn that you have an individualized pattern of energy comprised of the Five  Elements ~  Air, Space, Fire, Water and Earth.     Just as everyone has a unique fingerprint, each person has a particular pattern of energy-an individual combination of physical, mental and emotional characteristics.   Ayurveda refers to the combination of the energies as  Doshas .

Ayurveda  is considered to be one of the oldest healing sciences, and places it's emphasis on Balance and Prevention of  disease. It  means "The Science of Life," and is often called the "Mother of All Healing."   
As you understand your individualized Body-Mind Personality or  Dosha , you'll learn why you make choices and react differently to things, and that maintaining health and balance is also  individualized.  You'll  also begin to learn how meditation, nutrition, herbs and more will bring you more joy and healthy living .

Leilani  Beaubien  Ware  is  full-time  Registered Nurse, a Chopra Center Certified  Instructor, 
a practitioner of Ayurveda for over 15 years. 

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New To Yoga?  
Take Your First 5 Yoga Classes 
For Only $15!*  ($3 per class)


Give  Yoga a try in the comfort of  our  beautiful studios and  warm, vibrant  community of yogis to see if it's right for you .
5 Yoga Classes for $15 available  to  NEW, first-time students   at  UpDog  Yoga Rochester and/or UpDog Yoga-Sterling Hgts.  Everyone  is welcome -  Tell A Friend! 

Attend  any Yoga classes on our regular schedule, any day of the week.  
You  have up to  60  days to use all  classes to ease into your Yoga practice 
and  accommodate your busy schedule .

* New Students Only.  One offer per person at either of our Rochester or Sterling Hgts. locations.   Must  purchase in-studio.   Not available for purchase online.   Cannot combine with First Class Free or any other offer.

Weekly Guided Meditation Class
at both our Rochester & Sterling Hgts. locations
Wednesday Evenings

Weekly on Wednesdays
7:00PM-8:00PM in Rochester with Jill
7:30-8:30PM in Sterling Hgts. with Chuck
- FREE to all Unlimited Members
- Counts as regular class for Class Pack Holders
- $5 per person walk-in 

Join us for a relaxing, evening meditation as we gather as a group to create balance at the mid-point of each week.  This casual guided meditation uses a variety of simple, mindfulness meditation techniques which will vary weekly.  

Regardless of the meditation styles used, the intent is always simply to help you relax and quiet the mind so that you may let go into a state of peace and equanimity, and just be HAPPY!  Meditation helps us to de-stress while fostering relaxation, self-awareness, focus, creativity and clarity of our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual state.

No meditation experience necessary.  These sessions are ideal for beginners to  intr oduce meditation with the support of a friendly, informal group.  We  invite  all  to discuss and share  your meditation experiences and best  practices, as well as ask questions of other meditators in the group.    Cushions  and blankets  provided  for  use.

Meditation Is Like Giving A Hug To Ourselves, 
Getting In Touch With That Awesome Reality Within Us
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Kids Yoga Classes 
Weekly Saturdays & Tuesdays in Rochester

Kids Yoga That's Especially For Them.  Walk-ins Welcome .

Parents Can Take The Saturday 10AM Adult Basic Class At The Same Time, So The Entire Family Gets Their Yoga!

Weekly on Saturdays & Tuesdays
 - Saturdays: 10:00AM-11:00AM
 - Tuesdays: 1:15PM-2:15PM (perfect for home schoolers!)
Location: Rochester
Kids Single Class: $15
Kids 5-Class Pack: $55 (class packs never expire and can be used on any kid's classes)
Kids can also share a parent's current class packs

Appropriate for boys and girls of all ages 5 and up.  No prior Yoga experience required. Yoga teaches  kids how to relax, develop body  awareness , find their inner balance,  build  confidence, concentration  and  just have some fun .  We'll workshop with the kids inYoga poses, mindful breathing, play yoga-themed games and quiet meditation. 

Saturday Kids classes led by UpDog Instructor are held inside the Friendship Factory (our neighbor on the 1st floor)  in a kid-friendly atmosphere! (check-in at UpDog Front Desk).  The kids have their own space, and parents you can have yours too by attending the adult Basic Yoga Class in the UpDog practice room at the same time - so the whole family gets their Yoga!

Buti Yoga Class 
 Weekly Tuesdays @ 7:00PM in Rochester 

Weekly on Tuesdays
Location: Rochester
Regular class rates apply

What is Buti Yoga? 
A Soulful Blend of Power Yoga, Cardio-Intensive Tribal Dance, 
Conditioning and Deep Abdominal Toning 

Certified Buti Yoga Instructor, Virginia Dodge, will help you tap into your creativity with this dynamic Yoga c lass. Learn to incorporate isolation of core musculature into your Yoga practice alongside dance hall inspired music, innovative floor work and an environment focusing on self-love and body confidence. This style balances high intensity sequences with traditional yoga poses as well as tribal dance techniques. Appropriate for both men and women.  

Buti Yoga is part of our weekly class schedule each Tuesday so you can drop-in anytime and walk-ins are welcome. Regular class rates apply.

Active Recovery Wellness Services
In The Downtown Wellness Union

Therapeutic Massage, Cupping Therapy, Kinesiology Taping, 
NEW Infrared Sauna Therapy & More!

Active Recovery, LLC recently joined our community of wellness service providers in the Downtown Wellness Union (2nd floor adjacent to UpDog Yoga).  Active Recovery services include:
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Infrared Sauna Treatment NEW!  Choose from 6 Infrared Health Programs including: Detoxification, Cardio, Weight Loss, Skin Health, Pain Relief and Relaxation
  • Kinesiology Taping
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Chair Massage

Active Recovery offers therapeutic massage with an emphasis on structural integration and proper muscle function to support pain relief, ease of movement/range of motio n, improved duration (holding) of chiropractic treatments and overall wellness.  

One of Active Recovery's Infrared Saunas In The Downtown Wellness Union.  Your Oasis Awaits!
We incorporate many different massage modalities into our therapeutic massages, based on the specific needs of each client. Some clients may want a slower, more relaxing massage.  Some may want us to use techniques to aid a specific region of the body that is tight, or hurting.  

We target layers of muscle and connective tissue to release adhesions, which are rigid bands of tissue that can cause pain and chronic tension. We also incorporate modalities such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and a variety of other techniques into each massage. Cupping therapy can also be used upon request.

Our infrared saunas are the perfect complement to a massage or Yoga class, or as a stand-alone sauna appointment for better health, stress and pain management.  Saunas feature chromotherapy, aromatherapy and acoustic resonance sound therapy as one of your many available selections. 

Contact us for more information about the benefits of infrared therapy or to  schedule and appointment.

Stephan Conlee (pronounced Steven), LMT, NCBTMB is both massage therapist and owner of Active Recovery, LLC.  Stephan has worked in the field of holistic health for many years, and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with others to help them become their healthiest self.  He is nationally certified in Massage Therapy and Bodywork, and holds many advanced modality certifications, including cupping therapy, and kinesiology taping. Stephan also earned his Bachelor's of Science in Osteopathic Practice from the National University of Health Sciences.

Visit Us At UpDog  Sterling Heights

UpDog Yoga Sterling Hgts. Video
Take a virtual video tour of our 1,000 sq. ft. practice room 
located at 13911 19-Mile Road, Sterling Hgts.

Call: 586.232.9555

All UpDog Rochester students are always invited to take advantage of 
First Class Free  or  5 Classes for $15  new student offers 
at the Sterling Hgts. location.*

UpDog Sterling Hgts. shares space with   The Float Institute , a zero-gravity float tank therapy and wellness center.  Yoga and flotation therapy are a perfect complement, try them both!  Imagine coming out of Hot Vinyasa class and slipping into the float tank, or settling in to float after a relaxing Yin class.  The possibilities and Zen benefits are endless!  Floating is for everyone, young and old, and helps relieve fatigue, insomnia, depression, anxiety, hypertension, headaches and fibromyalgia, to name a few, while also stimulating and enhancing muscle recovery, hair and skin health, brain regeneration and creativity.  Appointments are typically 60 minutes.  

All UpDog clients receive your first float for only $35. Just mention this newsletter or use  promo code UpDog 35** online: 
Call: 586.488.1716

* Separate Yoga Class packages must be purchased  and used at either UpDog-Rochester or 
UpDog-Sterling Heights locations. Class packages cannot be shared among both locations.

** New first-time float clients. One offer for person, one time only.

"Best Yoga  Studio In Metro-Detroit"
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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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