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AM

555 4th Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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AM Yoga is a studio based in Grand Rapids that offers an array of workshops for practitioners of all ages and experience levels. Students may choose from more than 20 weekly in-studio and virtual classes, such as Power Flow, Slow Burn, and AMP. Kids' Yoga classes like Super Yogi, AM Kids: Elementary, and Girl Power: Series are also available for children aged two years and up. AM Yoga is open for private sessions for individuals and small or large groups.

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Armentality Movement Arts Center

233 Fulton Street West, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Armentality Movement Arts Center in Grand Rapids is a yoga and fitness studio that has been providing a variety of movement disciplines since 1998. It offers group classes, including adaptive yoga, mobility flow, belly dance, contemporary dance, global jam, and body conditioning. Each class at Armentality Movement Arts Center is tailored according to the clients' specific needs. Thai yoga therapy, bridal boot camps, and dance parties for girl’s night outs, birthdays, and anniversaries are also offered at the studio.

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Bluebird Meadow Goat Yoga

2821 Boynton Avenue Northeast, Ada, MI 49301
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Bluebird Meadow Goat Yoga is situated in a meadow and farm northeast of Grand Rapids. It holds regular outdoor yoga activities where individuals can enjoy yoga in a natural setting in its hobby farm, interacting with goats during the session. Its certified yoga practitioners specialize in goat yoga therapy, which helps in improving physical, mental, emotional, and social functioning. It can also host private sessions, which it calls Animal Happy Hour, for clients who want to feature yoga and goats during parties.

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Cascade Yoga Studio

5060 Cascade Road Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Cascade Yoga Studio is a Michigan-based yoga studio providing classes to residents of Grand Rapids. It has been in business for over 20 years and has a group of instructors experienced in guiding novice yogis. It specializes in contemporary yoga practices faithful to ancient tradition. It offers workshops such as the Chakra series and hip stability. Students may avail of access to the studio's online library, zoom class packages, and monthly unlimited memberships. Cascade Yoga Studio also provides the 200-hour yoga teacher training program for aspiring instructors.

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Flip Dog Yoga

1511 Plainfield Ave NE suite B, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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Flip Dog Yoga is a yoga studio located in Grand Rapids that dedicates itself to bringing yoga to all people. The studio focuses on helping students manage their worry, rest and actually relax, and grow in their confidence. Flip Dog Yoga offers six classes, namely Flow Yoga, Flow 45, Slow Flow, Power Yoga, Yoga for Dudes, and Yoga for Athletes. Flow Yoga is accessible to many practitioners, being an hour-long mixed levels class, while Flow 45 is the same but shorter.

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From The Heart Yoga & Tai Chi Center

776 Leonard Street Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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From the Heart Yoga & Tai Chi Center is a Grand Rapids studio that holds regular yoga, tai chi, and guided meditation sessions. The studio is a hatha yoga specialist that is run by a team of experienced instructors who can handle basic yoga and more advanced practices in pranayama, asana, and guided flow. It also holds special sessions for prenatal yoga. The studio is owned by Behnje Masson, a former member of the National Certification Board for Anusara Yoga.

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Funky Buddha Yoga

122 Oakes Street Southwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse is a contemporary yoga practice studio that has served students in the Grand Rapids area since 2010. The school is solely focused on hot yoga classes and offers sessions in slow and power variations. The studio runs a community power flow class with profits donated to local community organizations and offers events such as the 21-day yoga challenge. Classes are also available for on-line access.

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IE3 Center for Body Wellness

1005 Parchment Dr SE Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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ie3 center for body wellness offers yoga, mindfulness, sound healing and a variety of movement classes, workshops and healing through private practices such as body work, holistic counseling, yoga therapy, mind-body integrative therapy and meditation.

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Light on Yoga Institute

327 Division Avenue South, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Light on Yoga Institute is a Colorado yoga studio offering classes to individuals in Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas. It offers weekly Iyengar yoga classes designed for students of all ages and fitness levels. Potential students may register for live online classes via the studio's website. The studio's founder, Jennifer Beaumont, is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher. She helps individuals develop optimal body alignment, strength, endurance, and flexibility and improve their intelligent evaluation, self-awareness, and inward reflection. Light on Yoga Institute also offers prenatal yoga classes for pregnant women.

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Little Dipper

630 Kenmoor Avenue Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Little Dipper is a Grand Rapids yoga studio that serves practitioners in and around the city. It offers hour-long private sessions, as well as small group classes that last from 30 minutes to 75 minutes. The studio is run by Kate Block, an RYT-200 instructor that offers outdoor and off-site yoga practices. She is also a licensed massage therapist and a therapeutic bodywork practitioner. She specializes in diagnosing and treating those with lower body pains, such as lower back injuries and hip conditions.

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Pure Hot Yoga GR

2909 Breton Road Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
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Pure Hot Yoga GR is a yoga studio in Grand Rapids that has been operating since 2018. The studio serves various customers, from beginners to regular practitioners. Packages offered range from starter memberships that last up to four months to unlimited packages that can be good for a whole year. Drop-in classes are also available, as well as a two-week class for new students. Aside from these classes, Pure Hot Yoga GR also offers massage therapy, such as deep tissue and aromatherapy massages.

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Seva Yoga

2213 Wealthy Southeast Suite 210, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Seva Yoga is a yoga school that is open to students in the Grand Rapids area. The studio specializes in private instruction sessions catering to students who have a physical condition that requires extra attention, are new to yoga, or who wish to deepen their practice through individual instruction. Seva Yoga also offers small in-studio group sessions in ashtanga yoga and online classes to all members via its Namastream service.

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The Yoga Studio

959 Lake Drive Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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The Yoga Studio is a Grand Rapids-based business established in 1979. Its team of certified iyengar yoga instructors is committed to making yoga accessible to students of different ages, sizes, and abilities by offering alternatives and modifications and providing instructions on how to practice in an encouraging environment. Each class consists of a small number of students, allowing the instructors to give each student personalized guidance. Company owner Denise Baker, who has been practicing yoga since 2007, is also a lawyer.

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Twisted Hot Yoga

1971 East Beltline Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Twisted Hot Yoga is a yoga studio in the Grand Rapids area. The school focuses almost exclusively on hot yoga across a range of styles. Twisted Hot Yoga's contemporary offerings include a heated Flex class that utilizes hand weights, resistance bands, and cardio exercises and a Hip Hop Heat class incorporating dance and set to a hip hop soundtrack. The school also offers more traditional vinyasa and yin yoga styles.

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Yoga Fever

1154 Wealthy Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Yoga Fever is a mindful movement studio in Grand Rapids that offers power and slow flow vinyasa sessions, which are held in its 99-degree hot yoga room. It also holds combination classes, including the Ride (30) + Flow (30) session, which fuses hot yoga with cardio. The 60-minute session, which increases students' heart rate, aims to help in improving range in motion and flexibility. Yoga Fever advocates for holistic wellness and in line with this, offers flexibility, cardio, strength, and recovery classes.

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Yoga Zen

9175 Cherry Valley Avenue, Caledonia, MI 49316
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Yoga Zen is a studio that provides its services to individuals located in Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas. It offers a wide variety of programs for all ages, which include beginner-friendly, kids yoga, vinyasa, core-focused, zen, and reiki + restore classes. These are held in-studio, through virtual means, or even outside the studio. In addition, Yoga Zen offers massages for kids and adults. Catherine Schmidt, the establishment's lead teacher, has completed a 200-hour E-RYT training.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Yoga is a type of physical exercise that has been practiced for over 5,000 years. It originated in southeast Asia and was first practiced as a way for individuals to bring balance to mind, body, and spirit. Yoga has long been associated with spirituality, and many instructors close out classes with guided meditations.

Today's yoga differs from its early beginnings, as instructors incorporate more physical exercise to help students get in shape and lose weight. Power yoga is one example of a newer type of yoga meant for physical fitness. Types of yoga include Hatha, a relaxing practice, Kundalini, a practice designed to ignite internal energy, and Vinyasa, which utilizes multiple poses.

What is yoga?

Yoga is a physical practice that's deeply established in Indian culture and philosophy. The practice consists of physical poses and breathing techniques designed to bring the mind and body together, promote relaxation, and strengthen the muscles. In today's world, many people practice yoga for both relaxation and physical fitness.

What does yoga mean?

The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit root yuj, which translates to unite or yoke. This means to bring the mind, body, and spirit together. People have practiced yoga for thousands of years. The main objective of the practice is to promote inner peace and balance, and many practitioners utilize yoga to get in shape both physically and mentally.

Where did yoga originate?

Yoga originated in the northwestern regions of Southeast Asia over 5,000 years ago. Soapstone seals and fossil remains found by researchers featured yogic symbols and were believed to be related to the Indus Saraswati valley civilization. Gurus taught yoga and focused on its spiritual rituals, with poses such as the Sun Salute, in which practitioners honor the sun.

What is the difference between yoga and Pilates?

While yoga and Pilates are both a type of low-impact exercise, the practice of yoga is based on spiritual and meditative principles, and Pilates is more focused on engaging and strengthening the body's core. Pilates does incorporate some yoga techniques, including deep breathing and stretching.

What is goat yoga?

Goat yoga is a form of yoga in which students and practitioners perform common poses while goats roam around. Goats sometimes stand on students' backs and stomachs during poses, such as plank and child's pose. The practice was invented on a farm in Oregon, and the goats offer a calming presence during class.

Is yoga good for you?

Yoga offers a wide range of benefits, including increased relaxation, a mind and body connection, and strengthened muscles. Many students experience strong feelings of inner peace during poses and meditations at the end of each session, and yoga can also aid in weight loss and pain reduction.

Does yoga help you lose weight?

Yoga helps people lose weight by lowering cortisol levels in the body. Cortisol is a stress hormone that's linked to weight gain in the abdominal area. Yoga also promotes mindfulness, which helps students and practitioners focus on healthier eating habits. Additionally, yoga helps strengthen muscles, which in turn can lead to a leaner figure.

Is yoga a good workout?

Yoga classes offer a good workout by toning the muscles throughout the body, similar to weight training. Students are required to hold yoga poses for extended lengths of time, which helps increase muscle endurance. Vinyasa yoga raises the heart rate, which improves calorie burn.

What does yoga help with?

Yoga helps promote relaxation and reduce stress, and it helps tone and elongate muscles. Holding yoga poses for extended amounts of time helps students achieve balance throughout the body, and different poses can help ease muscle tension by gently stretching the muscles. Deep breathing in yoga helps increase blood flow, and inverted poses improve blood flow to the extremities.

What does yoga do for your body?

Yoga is a beneficial practice that helps the body in many ways. Deep breathing techniques utilized during poses help people become balanced and focused, while stretches help soothe muscles and release tension. Poses, such as Downward Dog and Warrior, elongate and strengthen the arm and leg muscles, and meditation at the end of practice helps promote restful sleep.

How to do yoga?

To perform a Forward Fold pose, students first stand up straight and then bend down towards the floor using the hips and waist. Downward Dog pose starts with a forward fold, followed by walking the arms further away from the shoulders until the arms and legs are at opposite angles. Corpse pose consists of lying flat on the back with arms at the sides.

What should I wear to yoga?

When attending a yoga class, it's always a good idea to wear comfortable, breathable clothes. Many sporting goods stores sell workout gear specifically designed for yoga, including pants, tops, and yoga socks that easily grip bare flooring. Some students also prefer to go barefoot during yoga class.

What should I wear to hot yoga?

Indoor temperatures during a hot yoga class can range between 80 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so it's important to wear breathable clothing. T-shirts over tank tops are also a good idea, as layers can be removed as the body warms up.

How do you clean a yoga mat?

Yoga mats should be cleaned by hand with mild soap and warm water, then thoroughly rinsed to prevent soap residue buildup. Another option is to submerge the mat in warm, soapy water. Once dried, you can also spray the yoga mat with disinfectant spray to freshen it up and eliminate potential lingering germs and bacteria.

How much do yoga instructors make?

The pay rate for yoga instructors varies greatly depending on the type of yoga classes being taught, experience levels, and price points dictated by yoga practitioners. In general, a yoga teacher's salary at a yoga studio ranges between $31 and $35 per hour.

How does someone become a yoga instructor?

To become a yoga instructor, one must first complete a yoga teacher training course or YTTC. There are several course programs ranging from 200 to 500 total hours. Once certified, yoga instructors can train students as independent contractors, work in gyms, and open their own yoga studios. Since there are several types of yoga, instructors can build their skill sets with continuing education courses.

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