July 2020 Newsletter 
Re-Opening For In-Studio Classes Still Pending...

We're still awaiting a date from the state permitting fitness centers and gyms in lower Michigan to re-open for in-person, in-studio classes. We have our social distancing and cleanliness Policies and Procedures in place and are ready to serve you safely in-studio once permitted to do so.
 
In the meantime, we've expanded our UpDog Yoga From Home Online offerings to be more robust with a variety of classes and instructors. Plus, all of our Outdoor Events and In-studio Workshops continue as previously scheduled and more being added regularly. Just like our In-Studio Yoga Classes, all In-Studio Workshops have limited capacity in order to maintain 6-ft. social distancing and pre-registration is required (no walk-ins at this time). You can stay updated and view them all by clicking the Workshops page.
 
Once again, we greatly appreciate your support and patience as we await the state's permission to serve you with In-Studio classes. Your response to our online and outdoor offerings thus far has been great, and we are grateful to maintain our connection with you and the entire UpDog community!

Should you have any additional questions or needs, please let us know:
248-608-6668
 
Join Us For NEW  Weekly Online  Live Stream Classes 
Beginning Sunday, July 5 
Plus Free Online Classes Wednesday, July 8!


While we're still awaiting a date from the state to be permitted to re-open for In-Studio classes, we've expanded and enhanced our  UpDog Yoga From Home Online offerings which now include:
  • Weekly 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
  • 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

Weekly ONLINE Live Stream Classes Begin This Sunday, July 5
Plus two FREE Online classes, Wednesday, July 8!
ONLINE Live Stream classes, led virtually by an UpDog instructor, enable you to 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.
 
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.  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 (excludes free classes on July 7).  
  • 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 - Available Now
The UpDog Yoga From Home Online Facebook Group is still available ongoing.  It's 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 already a member of the group with an active package, your access continues:
    • Until your current UpDog Yoga From Home 1-Month Unlimited Online package expires if you purchased month to month
    • Ongoing if you're an Unlimited Annual Pass member or Michigan hospital employee.  Hospital employees with valid ID can still request to join for Free anytime  (see Healthcare Workers below for details) 
    • Anyone with a 3-Month Unlimited or 6-Month Unlimited package that recently expired April-June will still receive free access to the group until July 31, 2020 as a courtesy, given a portion of your package was not available for In-Studio class use due to the statewide COVID-19 quarantine March 16 thru present.  
  • 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:

 
Additionally, all of our Outdoor Events and In-studio Workshops still continue as previously scheduled and you can view them all below or on Workshops page of our website.  Once again, we greatly appreciate your support and patience as we await the state's permission to serve you with in-studio classes.      

For more help on navigating UpDog Yoga From Home ONLINE offerings, please view Virginia's 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:
248-608-6668
 
FREE ONLINE Live Stream Classes!  
Wednesday, July 8

Try One Of Our New ONLINE Live Stream Classes For FREE
Wednesday, July 8

FREE Basic Yoga with Kim 9:00-10:00AM (Sterling Hgts. Online)

FREE Gentle Yin with Sandy 12:00-1:00PM (Rochester Online)


We're kicking off our new weekly ONLINE Live Stream schedule with two FREE classes on Wednesday, July 8.  Click above links or visit Schedule page of our website and click "Sign-Up" button next to either/both classes and enjoy them for FREE!  You will be sent an email 30 minutes prior to class start time with a link to join the class.  Follow the prompts from the link and Enjoy!  

Hospital
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 this time of need.  Be strong, safe and well and know that you are loved and appreciated beyond words!
Sterilaser
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!

Freshly Re-Painted Practice Room At UpDog Rochester!


Spent some quality, quarantine time re-painting the UpDog Rochester practice room with a new look.   After a couple of months work, it's 100% primed, painted and caulked and looking forward to sharing with you for in-person classes when we are permitted to re-open!
   
Upcoming Workshops
(note UpDog Rochester or Sterling Hgts. location; or Outdoor Event location)

Just like our In-Studio Yoga Classes, all In-Studio Workshops have limited capacity in order to  maintain  6-ft. social distancing and pre-registration is required (no walk-ins at this time).  Please visit the Workshops page of our website to  view all upcoming in-studio workshops and outdoor events, or click the corresponding links below to register:  
   
Outdoor Yoga In The Apple Orchard 
Saturday, July 18 at Westview Orchards
  
Join UpDog For Outdoor Yoga At Westview Orchards & Winery! 
Saturday, July 18
9:30AM-11:30AM
$25 per person ($30 door) 
Location: Westview Orchards, Washington, MI

Enjoy a wagon ride into the middle of Westview's picturesque orchards to appreciate all that nature has to offer and enjoy a Basic Yoga Class with  UpDog  Yoga.  Take in the morning sunshine, breathe the fresh Summer air, and feel your stress disappear in the quiet stillness of the orchard!  

We'll  escort you via wagon ride  to  the apple orchard for a one-hour Basic Yoga class. We then invite you back to the Cider  Barn and picnic area  for a refreshing glass of  cold  apple cider and an award-winning Westview Cider Mill  Donut:
  • 9:15AM - Please arrive 15 min. early for check-in
  • 9:30AM - Wagon Ride To Apple Orchard
  • 10:00AM - 11:00AM - Basic Yoga Class In Orchard
  • 11:00AM 11:30AM Wagon Ride Back, Cider & Donut 
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All  ages and Yoga  skill levels are  welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult).   Bring your  Yoga mat, towel and face covering (face masks can be removed at your discretion once on your mat during outdoor class).

Westview Orchards & Winery is  located  at 65075  Van  Dyke   in Washington, MI 
(corner of  30 Mile Rd.  and Old Van Dyke)
586-752-3123
MELT Method Workshop:
To Relieve Stress & Improve 
Your Immune System 
Friday, July 24 in Rochester
MELT Your Post-Quarantine Stress Away!


Friday, July 24
7:30PM-9:00PM
$30 per person (pre-registration required). Includes use of MELT balls/roller and take-home handouts  
MELT 4-Pack Workshop Special $99.   Pre-pay For Any 4 MELT Workshops & Save! 
We offer one new MELT workshop per month
Location: Rochester

Certified MELT® Instructor, Stephanie Howard, presents a MELT Hand, Foot & Body Treatment in an interactive, supportive, workshop  environment.  No prior MELT or Yoga experience needed. Bring your Yoga mat (or use one of ours) and your water bottle. We'll provide use of MELT balls and rollers (or bring your own) which are also available for purchase after class.

Stress and the rigors of daily life can be managed better without our conscious control, but you can actively partake in daily stress management.  MELT  moves target and rehydrate the connective tissue, freeing roadblocks, helping keep the regulators of the nervous system  balanced.  

In this special, post-quarantine stress reduction session:
  • Identify where you have stuck stress in your body, a major cause of chronic aches and pains 
  • Experience how you can help boost your body's natural repair mechanism, which aids in gut balance and stress management
  • Relieve and decompress common stress areas of the head, neck, shoulders, low back and more using the small ball for hand and foot treatments and the roller to rehydrate the tissues of the entire body  
  • Benefits include relief from headaches, insomnia, bloating, weight gain, greater mobility and ease of motion
  • Enjoy Summer with better sleep, increased energy, increased immunity, and less stress and pain!
MELT  Stands  F or   Myofascial   Energetic Length  Technique
   
The MELT Method® is a  simple  Hands-off Bodywork™ self-treatment  using  MELT Hand and Foot b alls  and specialized rollers   that  accesses and restores hydration in the body and reconnects with our internal autopilot/nervous system to reduce chronic  pain  - helping us stay healthy, youthful and active.   The  missing link to pain-free living is:  a balanced nervous system and healthy connective tissue.   These two components work together to provide your body support and optimal mind-body communication.  MELT directly addresses these body systems in a way no other self-treatment can.  You'll notice results  immediately !    

Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga
Sunday, July 26 or Aug. 9 at Stony Creek
pre-register for either of these dates
Summer Of Paddle Board Yoga 
At Stony Creek  Continues!
Pre-register early to save your spot
Sunday, July 26 or August 9
Class Times:  11:00AM-12:00PM;  12:30PM-1:30PM;  2:00PM-3:00PM
$32 per person (pre-registration/advance payment required; park admission not included)
Includes SUP Yoga class, board and paddle rental 
Location: Stony Creek Metropark - Eastwood Beach, Washington, MI  

Three Beginner Level class times to choose from  on Sunday, July 26 or August 9.   Space limited to 14 per class, pre-register early to ensure a spot
11:00AM-12:00PM
12:30PM-1:30PM
 2:00PM-3:00PM

Join  UpDog  at Stony Creek Metro Park for fun in the sun with Stand-Up Paddle Board  (SUP ) Yoga  No prior experience required - come and give SUP a try!  Boards, paddles, life vests and instruction provided.  

SUP is Yoga on a paddle board in the wat er.  SUP boards are large enough to act as a mat and sturdy enough to support standing on it to practice your  asanas .  Yoga on a SUP brings a whole new perspective to being fully present and in the moment
Once  settled in a calm area,  we anchor our boards and move as a group  from  pose to pose in a Basic flow.  We finish with seated meditation and  savasana  floating  on your board, toes in the water and the sun on 
your  skin -  Ahhh !

Meet at 
Eastwood Beach  lake access point inside 
Stony Creek. Please arrive 15-minutes early for 
check-in.  Dress for the elements and come hydrated.
 
Check out our SUP Yoga video!
UpDog Paddle Board Yoga At Stony Creek
UpDog Paddle Board Yoga At Stony Creek

Healing Sound Frequency Meditation 
Friday, July 31 in Rochester
  
with Vibroacoustic Sound Healer Yvonne Clark

Friday, July 31
7:30PM-9:00PM
$25 per person (pre-registration required) 
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)
Outdoor Sunflower Yoga 
Saturday, Aug. 1 & Aug. 8 at Westview Orchards
  
Join UpDog For Sunflower Yoga At Westview Orchards & Winery! 


Saturday, August 1 or Aug. 8
8:30AM-10:30AM
$30 per person ($35 door).  Includes Yoga class, wagon ride and U-pick sunflower 
Location: Westview Orchards, Washington, MI

Take in the morning sunshine and fragrant fresh flowers with "Yoga in the Sunflowers" at Westview Orchards & Winery.  We'll escort you via wagon ride out to the peaceful sunflower field for a one-hour Basic Yoga class where you can choose your own fresh sunflower to bring home with you! 
  • 8:15AM - Please arrive 15 min. early for check-in
  • 8:30AM - Wagon Ride To Sunflower Field
  • 9:00AM - 10:00AM - Basic Yoga Class In Sunflowers
  • 10:00AM - 10:30AM U-Pick Sunflower and Wagon Ride Back
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All  ages and Yoga skill levels are welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult).  Bring your Yoga mat, towel and face covering (face masks can be removed at your discretion once on your mat during outdoor class).

Pre -registration with Westview required:   https://westvieworchardsandwinery.ticketspice.com/sunflower-festival

Westview Orchards & Winery is  located  at 65075  Van  Dyke   in Washington, MI 
(corner of  30 Mile Rd.  and Old Van Dyke) 
586 -752- 3123

Full Moon Drum Circle & Meditation 
Monday, August 3 in Rochester
Monday, August 3
7:00PM-9:00PM
$15 per person ($20 door) 
Location: Rochester

Celebrate the  August 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! 
MELT Method Workshop:
For Happy Hips, Psoas & Low Back 
Friday, August 21 in Rochester
Have Low Back, Knee, Or Foot Pain?
The Source Of These Trouble Spots May Be Your Hips ...


Friday, August 21
7:30PM-9:00PM
$30 per person (pre-registration required). Includes use of MELT balls/roller and take-home handouts
MELT 4-Pack Workshop Special $99.   Pre-pay For Any 4 MELT Workshops & Save! 
We offer one new MELT workshop per month.
Location: Rochester

Certified MELT® Instructor, Stephanie Howard, presents a MELT Hand, Foot & Body Treatment in an interactive, supportive, workshop  environment.  No prior MELT or Yoga experience needed. Bring your Yoga mat (or use one of ours) and your water bottle. We'll provide use of MELT balls and rollers (or bring your own) which are also available for purchase after class.

In this Happy Hips session, learn how unstable hips may be contributing to and/or causing low back, knee, or foot pain. Pain tells us where the victim is - to make lasting changes, we need to look for the criminal. MELTing your hips may be the secret to whole body stability.

This interactive, yet gentle workshop will focus on a direct and indirect approach with the MELT roller and a mini foot treatment with the MELT ball to help you release compression of your spine from your neck to low back, returning the body to a more ideal state. Learn MELT techniques to improve stability of your shoulder girdle, hip girdle, and core. Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve alignment, and learn how to keep your whole body working and feeling better!

MELT Method Workshop:
For Anti-Aging 
Friday, September 25 in Rochester
Featuring the 50-Second Face Lift!


Friday, September 25
7:30PM-9:00PM
$30 per person (pre-registration required). Includes use of MELT balls/roller and take-home handouts
MELT 4-Pack Workshop Special $99.   Pre-pay For Any 4 MELT Workshops & Save! 
We offer one new MELT workshop per month.
Location: Rochester

Certified MELT® Instructor, Stephanie Howard, presents a MELT Hand, Foot & Body Treatment in an interactive, supportive, workshop  environment.  No prior MELT or Yoga experience needed. Bring your Yoga mat (or use one of ours) and your water bottle. We'll provide use of MELT balls and rollers (or bring your own) which are also available for purchase after class.

Connective tissue dehydration is a natural process of daily living.   It's  happening to  everyone...  when you sit you're pulling connective  tissue.  Aches  are a sign of dehydration, but they usually go away when you move so you never do anything about it -- but it accumulates and causes problems .   

One of the  many benefits  of the MELT method is that it helps reverse the signs of aging.  When your cells don't have fluid they die. This creates  low-grade  inflammation and accelerates aging. Learn how short bouts of tension and compression encourage cells to react, and as they react, there's a fluid exchange, creating cellular repair.  

This  session  will include hand and foot treatments, the  50-second  face lift, targeted moves with the roller to  improve circulation, reduce stiffness, create freedom of  movement   and space within.  Learn  how to stimulate the cells that produce collagen in your skin and restore your skin's natural hydration from the inside out.  MELT  techniques keep our connective tissue and nervous system in top condition and slow down the aging process. MELT rejuvenates tissue hydration and relieves the tension of day-to-day life that gets trapped in our bodies. 

MELT Method Workshop:
For Arthritis & Inflammation 
Friday, October 16 in Rochester
Do you suffer from arthritis?   H ave morning joint stiffness, swelling, tingling, numbness, or ongoing joint pain? 


Friday, October 16
7:30PM-9:00PM
$30 per person (pre-registration required). Includes use of MELT balls/roller and take-home handouts
MELT 4-Pack Workshop Special $99.   Pre-pay For Any 4 MELT Workshops & Save! 
We offer one new MELT workshop per month.
Location: Rochester

Certified MELT® Instructor, Stephanie Howard, presents a MELT Hand, Foot & Body Treatment in an interactive, supportive, workshop  environment.  No prior MELT or Yoga experience needed. Bring your Yoga mat (or use one of ours) and your water bottle. We'll provide use of MELT balls and rollers (or bring your own) which are also available for purchase after class.

When you have arthritis, the simplest  of tasks become  more difficult.  Your joints ache and you experience pain,  limited  mobility, and loss of strength.  Chronic pain is exhausting and frustrating and it can keep you from doing the things you love, or getting a good night's sleep.  

No  matter what brought on your pain, you can learn how to help your body heal and rediscover pain-free living at any age.  Learn how to return the body to a more ideal state and release the compression of  your joints and spine,  from your neck to your low  back, with a simple  MELT  self-care routine.  This session provides a hands, feet and body treatment targeting key joint and inflammation hot spots.  Erase  pain and tension in your hands, feet, lower back and neck brought on by everyday stress, overuse, and age.  

Shamanic Rites of The Munay-Ki
Saturday, Oct. 24 & Dec. 12 in Rochester

Illuminate Your Spirit & Open Your Heart!  


Two-Part Series:  Saturday, October 24 & December 12
12:00PM-5:00PM
$90 per person (includes both Oct. & Dec. 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 April and  May sessions  and all workshop materials, including a DVD and a Pi Stone selected especially for you .

Pre-register early as space is limited to 8 participants.


MELT Method Workshop:
Self-Care Immersion 
Saturday, November 7 in Rochester


Saturday, November 7
1:00PM-2:30PM
$30 per person (pre-registration required). Includes use of MELT balls/roller and take-home handouts
MELT 4-Pack Workshop Special $99.   Pre-pay For Any 4 MELT Workshops & Save! 
We offer one new MELT workshop per month.
Location: Rochester

Certified MELT® Instructor, Stephanie Howard, presents a MELT Hand, Foot & Body Treatment in an interactive, supportive, workshop  environment.  No prior MELT or Yoga experience needed. Bring your Yoga mat (or use one of ours) and your water bottle. We'll provide use of MELT balls and rollers (or bring your own) which are also available for purchase after class.

Freedom  from  Pain = Independence   Gain  freedom and movement  to  do what you really love.  Experience  lasting changes in how your body looks and  feels in this Self-Care Immersion session targeting multiple areas of the body to help you identify and focus on your trouble spots. 

In this full immersion session you will learn  how to :
  • Identify where you have stuck stress in your body, a major cause of chronic aches and pains
  • Improve your Body Sense and notice the changes as your body finds greater alignment and balance
  • Use the MELT Hand and Foot Treatment, a unique indirect treatment for your whole body
  • Use the MELT Soft Body Roller to rehydrate tissues for greater mobility and ease of motion
  • Safely and effectively decompress your own neck and low back
  • Activate your own core strength and stability
  • Relieve common issues like headaches, insomnia, bloating, weight gain, cellulite and more
MELT Stands For:   Myofascial  Energetic Length Technique
   
The MELT Method® is a simple  Hands-off Bodywork™ self-treatment using MELT Hand and Foot balls and specialized rollers   that accesses and restores hydration in the body and reconnects with our internal autopilot/nervous system to reduce chronic  pain  - helping us stay healthy, youthful and active.   The  missing link to pain-free living  is:  balanced nervous system and healthy connective tissue.   These two components work together to provide your body support and optimal mind-body communication.  MELT directly addresses these body systems in a way no other self-treatment can.  You'll notice results  immediately!    

Fall  RYT200 
Yoga Teacher Training
& RYT200/500 Continuing Education

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

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!
 
Fall 2020 Yoga Teacher Training, begins October 4, 2020 and we're taking enrollments now at the early-bird discount pricing . Training takes place once a week on Sundays, Oct. 4, 2020 through January 10, 2021. 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 19 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 $400 with our early bird discounts:
  • Save $100 with $200 deposit prior to July 31, 2020
  • Save $300 with tuition paid in full prior to August 15, 2020
  • 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 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
 
Are you ready to start teaching the change you want to see in the world?
Contact Jill with questions and for more info:
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 Fall 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  jill@updogyoga.com  f or more information about specific session topics by date and to discuss your needs.
  
 
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:    



Customizable UpDog Gift Certificate Sample
 

Visit the Pricing page of our website for all other class package purchases, including in-studio and  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:
  
Also visit us in-person at the UpDog Boutique for your Yoga gear and metaphysical needs.  We appreciate you shopping local!

Thank You!    

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










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

Contact Us:
248.608.6668  
Email:  info@updogyoga.com 


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

Contact Us: 
586.232.9555


Named "Best Yoga Studio  In Metro-Detroit"