January In-Studio Opening Update
UpDog Yoga From Home Online 
While In-Studio Classes Remain On Pause 
Until January 15
All in-person classes at both Rochester and Sterling Hgts. locations remain on pause until January 15 per the most recent statewide COVID-19 extension order issued by the governor and MDHHS.  We invite you to join us with UpDog Yoga From Home daily Online Live Stream classes offered daily to help accommodate you during this time and/or our Facebook Video library of 270 pre-recorded classes.  

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.

Your continued support of the studio and staff using your class packs and Unlimited membership online is most appreciated!   
  • 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.  
  • 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:

Click for Rochester Pricing


Click For Sterling Hgts. Pricing


Have any additional questions or needs?  Please let us know:
UpDog Retail Boutique Holiday Hours 
Shop the UpDog Boutique In-Person Sunday, Dec. 20, Tuesday, Dec. 22 and Wednesday, Dec. 23

  • Sunday, Dec. 20:  
  • Tuesday, Dec. 22:
  • Wednesday, Dec. 23
If you'd like to come in to shop on an alternate day/time just call us to schedule: 248-608-6668

Holiday Gift Certificates 
Available For Purchase Online or In-Person!

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 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 Gift Certificates via credit card and put a gift certificate on your recipient's UpDog account: 248.608.6668

To Purchase Printed Gift Certificates In-Person, In-Studio:
Visit us in-studio on the following days/times to purchase a printed Gift Certificate in person or contact us to schedule an alternate day/time.
  • Sunday, Dec. 20:  8:30AM-12:00PM
  • Tuesday, Dec. 22:  4:00PM-7:00PM
  • Wednesday, Dec. 23: 10:00AM-1:00PM 

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!    

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 served as the on-staff Yoga Therapist at the Institute of Neuromuscular Medicine in Detroit.  Tracy has Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (E-RYT® 500), and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. She attained her Yoga Therapy Certification through American Viniyoga Institute. The training was a two- year, 500 hour training. American Viniyoga Institute is an IAYT Certified School.

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:

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, receive FREE access to the group with just a few simple steps:
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!
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 use between classes on all floors thruout both studio locations.  
This unit is 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 to view 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 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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