Spring Yoga Day

$15 per class / $60 for the whole day | Ticket sales end at midnight on May 3, 2024. You must register ahead of time.

Check-in begins at 8:30 am

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Class Lineup

Suitable for all levels. Please have a yoga mat, blanket, strap and blocks with you if possible. Some limited props may be available.

9:00 am – 10:15 am | Laughter Yoga
Laura Lerman, E-RYT 200, CLYT, LMT , RMT

Laughter Yoga is a unique concept whereby we laugh on purpose without comedy, jokes, or props as a mind/body mild to moderate aerobic exercise with yogic breathing.  In celebration of World Laughter Day, join Laura, a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher,, as she leads us through the 4 elements of joy as taught by Laughter Yoga founder, Dr. Madan Kataria.

About Laura

Laura Lerman

Laura Lerman has led laughter yoga groups since 2013,  and became a certified laughter yoga leader trainer in 2017.   She has two RYT 200 certificates from Rising Sun Yoga in 2003 and Yoga Medics in 2017.  She’s also a licensed massage therapist, life coach, and reiki master teacher.    Laura enjoys teaching laughter yoga, and believes wellness begins within self, and expresses outwardly as a commitment to joyful living.  

10:30 am – 12:00 pm | Chair Yoga
Karen Lutz

Let’s explore some of the key yoga postures that we traditionally do on a yoga mat, and move into these as we work with or in a chair. Feel the different sensations standing and seated, and then move into a slow flow utilizing these asanas.

About Karen

Karen is a certified yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. She spent several years teaching yoga for the St. John Providence Health System, and specializes in a gentle style of yoga on the mat, and chair yoga for those who are either limited in mobility, reluctant to get onto a mat, or are recovering from an injury or illness. Karen has been teaching daily yoga classes in the Birmingham Bloomfield area for over 10 years, and has been a member of YAGD for the past 7 years

1:00 pm – 2:15pm | Ashtanga Yoga
Sophia Beydoun

Ashtanga is an ancient form of yoga that was developed in 1948 by its founder K. Pattabhi Jois.

This challenging style of yoga is dynamic and powerful. There are 4 elements to this style of yoga and the flow is the same each time beginning with warmups of Sun salutation letter A, Sun salutation letter B, standing and balancing series, and seated and finishing series.  This type of yoga benefits all yogis from beginner to the experienced. Breath is the focus as this style of yoga practice emphasizes breath, movement, and gaze. 

About Sophia

I am Sophia Beydoun and I completed my 200-hour YTT certification in May 2023.  I am a novice teacher who wants to share the love of yoga with others; especially Ashtanga. I have been practicing yoga since June 2021 and I practice yoga daily, sometimes twice or more a day. I am committed to the practice of yoga, and I hope to begin teaching Ashtanga at Wayne County Community College District in the Van Buren Township Campus in their community yoga program this summer. I am honored and thrilled to guide you in Ashtanga yoga practice on Spring Yoga Day!!! 

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm | Pranayama Practice  
Jennifer Ray, Heartfulness Meditation Trainer

30 Minutes of breath practice followed by 30-45 Minutes of Heartfulness Guided Meditation

What a great way to end your day of yoga practice with a  guided focus on the breath followed by meditation. Join Jennifer and James for an introduction to the art of breathing techniques to calm or energize your central nervous system. Finish up with a Heartfulness meditation guided by a Heartfulness  meditation trainer.