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Workshops, Events + Experiences

DETROIT EXPERIENCE

Somatic Movement + Past Life Regression

Sun, Nov 20, 5:30-8pm

Join Casey and Adina for a meditative experience through somatic movement and past life regression.

Casey will open the space by guiding you through a deeply intuitive moment practice to explore subtle sensations and breath in the body. These modalities will help you feel nourished and safe to explore deeper layers of your being.

After integrating sensation, Adina will then use hypnosis techniques take you into a trance-like state of meditation. In this space you will be invited to dive into the subconscious mind and past life memories held there that are mirroring or influencing your present experience. Through this practice we’ll also explore how to shift current reality to embody and welcome in more of who you truly are.

Please bring a yoga mat, journal & pen, blanket/pillow, eye pillow if available, a grounding tool (such as a crystal or essential oil), and a mug for tea.

Doors open at 5:00pm, workshop starts at 5:30pm

Location: Citizen Yoga Detroit

Price: $44

BLOOMFIELD WORKSHOP

Hatha Yoga Practice at the Wall

Sun, Dec 4, 2-4pm

The focus of this workshop is twofold: what the wall has to teach us about our alignment, and how we can use the wall (a universal prop) to deepen our experience of our bodies and ourselves during our asana practice.

Come prepared for a moderately strenuous physical practice that focuses on pelvic and shoulder alignment in supine, standing, and seated postures. Inversions may be addressed if students are interested in them.

Bring a yoga mat and a friend! All participants will receive a copy of Nancy’s book, Yoga at the Wall. This is the perfect practice to take with you for the holidays.

All levels and bodies welcome!

Location: Citizen Yoga Bloomfield

Price: $30

DETROIT WORKSHOP

Expanding the Breath: Finding Ease in Each Inhalation

Sat, Dec 10, 12:30-3pm

Join CY teacher, Elyse Brogdon, and bodyworker, Evan Kueffner, for a 2.5 hour deep-dive into the breath.

As the “remote control” for the nervous system, the breath has numerous ways to shift our mind and body into states of increased ease and expansion. Through the bridges of asana, meditation, and self-myofascial release, we will learn to harness both the expansive and contractive energies of breath for the intentional modulation of our internal state.

All levels and bodies welcome!

Price: $45

Location: Citizen Yoga Detroit

DETROIT WORKSHOP

Reciprocity: Yoga + Candle Making

Sun, Dec 11, 5:30-7:30pm

Join Casey and Gina at Citizen Yoga Detroit for a fun, community-centered experience!

Gina Tringali, the owner and founder of Luna Rose Candles, will provide everything you need to customize a non-toxic candle to gift yourself or a loved one.

As the candles are setting, Casey will lead an all-levels yoga flow that will focus on building and mending relationships with self and others through techniques that regulate the nervous system. These include yoga asana, somatic movement, breathwork, partner work, and sound healing. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Please bring a yoga mat and a mug for herbal tea.

Parking is validated in the Z lot and parking on the street in Detroit is free on Sundays.

All levels and bodies welcome!

Location: Citizen Yoga Detroit

Price: $45

BLOOMFIELD WORKSHOP

Mindful Movement: Sculpt + Restore

Mon, Dec 12, 6:30-8pm

Join Steph Dallman and Carly Cenit for a special offering focusing on building strength and stability in postures as well as creating depth and space in the body.

This workshop will be 60 minutes of Sculpt-style yoga, introducing alignment in muscle groups with pose breakdowns, followed by 30 minutes of Restorative yoga to wind down and relax the body and mind.

All levels and bodies welcome!

Location: Citizen Yoga Bloomfield

Price: $30

DETROIT WORKSHOP

Multidimensional Being: Yoga, Art, + Play

Fri, Dec 16, 7:30-10pm

Soojin Kim and Adina Marie Bishop are thrilled to guide you on a journey of yoga, play, sound, and art.
Because liberation is not a lifestyle, it’s a conscious choice, we’re coming together to inspire the freedom found in our own creative self-expression. We’ll nurture our inner children and tap into our own creativity so we can shine together!

This workshop will include music, dance, yoga asana, human connection, a collective art piece created together + more creative surprises.

Come play and lean into the support and safe space of our community!

Please bring a yoga mat, an instrument (if you have one!), and anything that inspires your creativity.

All levels and bodies welcome!

Price: $44

ROYAL OAK WORKSHOP

Advancing Your Asana: Hamstrings

Mon, Dec 19, 6:45-8:15pm

Join Amber Cook-Green for an afternoon of deepening our knowledge of the hamstrings! This workshop will concentrate on the biomechanics in order to create alignment and space in your yoga practice.

In this offering, we will experience deeper postures, from standing poses to inversions, that involve strengthening and stretching the hamstrings.

Delve in to explore the benefits of opening and strengthening hamstrings physically, emotionally and energetically!

Location: Citizen Yoga Royal Oak

Price: $35

DETROIT EXPERIENCE

Let Yourself Glow: Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga for Self Expression

Fri, Dec 30, 7-8:30pm

Join CY teachers, Alice Lucas and Chris Warnack, for a 90-minute “Glow and Flow” for self expression. This workshop will feature a Blend-paced class, with breakdown of alignment in postures and a special focus on expressing ourselves.

Heading into this new year, instead of making resolutions to change ourselves, let’s focus on celebrating who we are! We’ll start our journey together creating a Self Acceptance mantra to guide us through 2023, followed by yoga under black lights. Using glow in the dark crayons, paints, and glow sticks, we can express our individuality as we move on a journey towards letting your true selves shine.

All levels and bodies welcome!

Price: $35

Location: Citizen Yoga Detroit

ROYAL OAK WORKSHOP

108 New Year's Sun Salutations + Kirtan

Sun, Jan 1, 11:15-12:45pm

Join Dayle for 108 Sun Salutations + Kirtan to celebrate the starting of a new year!

Practicing 108 Sun Salutations is a meditative practice that connects the body, mind, and the universe specifically when nature is undergoing a change. Ring in 2023 with this invigorating and resetting challenge followed by a beautiful Kirtan, or call and response style song/chant.

All levels and bodies welcome!

Price: $30

Location: Citizen Yoga Royal Oak

BLOOMFIELD WORKSHOP

Yoga for Emotional Well-Being

Sat, Jan 7, 2-4pm

In this 2-hour session we’ll be looking at common but difficult emotions such as anger, grief, shame and guilt and noting how they create walls within us. As we move into the new year we will explore these walls at the edge of our comfort zone to learn what they have to teach us and how we can grow from greeting them with open hearts.

Come prepared for physical postures, short meditations, breathing practices and sharing.

Please bring a yoga mat and a notebook. Handouts will be provided.

All levels and bodies welcome!

Location: Citizen Yoga Bloomfield

Price: $30

DETROIT WORKSHOP

Center for Balance: Core + Arm Balancing

Sun, Jan 8, 12:30-2pm

Play around with Melissa Wagasy and Han Dinh for a Core and Arm Balance workshop!
During the workshop, you will learn and explore proper alignment to prepare and work toward various arm balances.
This workshop will lead you through a warm up sequence to warm the body in preparation for arm balances, with a focus on core stability and core strength. There will be ample opportunity to incorporate blocks and straps and to choose safe and healthy variations of a pose to build strength and confidence in your practice.

Bring a playful and curious attitude!

All levels and bodies welcome!

Location: Citizen Yoga Detroit

Price: $30

ROYAL OAK EXPERIENCE

Restorative Yoga + Gong Bath

Fri, Jan 13, 7:30-9pm

Join Cindy Levine and Samantha Mee for an evening of restorative yoga accompanied by the healing sounds and vibrations of the gong.

The gong is an ancient instrument that has been used to bring people into deep states of relaxation & meditation by slowing down the brain waves & calming the nervous system. We are working to repair the body from the inside out!

All levels and bodies welcome!

Price: $35

Location: Citizen Yoga Royal Oak

DETROIT WORKSHOP

Identity & Our Practice

Sun, Feb 5, 5:30-7pm

In this workshop, we’ll begin to explore our social identities (gender, race, social class, etc.) and how they inform and impact our practice. In addition to asana, meditation and breathwork, we’ll also explore our identity through writing.

Location: Citizen Yoga Detroit

Price: $45

About Stephanie Hicks
Stephanie Hicks (PhD, RYT-200) came to the practice of yoga in 2011, after many starts and stops on the yoga mat. She hoped the practice would help her create some stability in a time of great precarity in her life. What she found was even greater: a community, a renewed sense of purpose, and the ability to look at herself and others with more grace and compassion, and less judgment and fear.

From 2011-2016, she practiced and worked at Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago. Under the guidance of strong, loving and knowledgeable teachers, she has practiced Restorative, Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga yoga, among other styles. In 2016, she founded Yoga for Black Lives to support resistance to state-sanctioned violence against Black life by giving people the opportunity to take part in a life-affirming and life-sustaining practice. Her writing and thoughts
about yoga, social identities and systems of oppression has appeared in Practicing Yoga as Resistance: Voices of Color in Search of Freedom and Yoga Journal.

Stephanie has practiced and taught in various studios around the US, as well as Central America. When she’s not on the mat, Stephanie can be found teaching in the University of Michigan’s Program on Intergroup Relations, where she’s a faculty member.

DETROIT STUDIO + ONLINE

Building a Community of Practice

Sat + Sun, Feb 18-19
12:30-5:30pm each day

In this module, we’ll use our base knowledge of social identities to explore how we can build strong communities around our practice, ones that are rooted in deep values and connectivity.

A look at the curriculum for this 2-day immersion:

  • Social Identities – Understanding how we identify -and how we’re identified- in our communities and in our yoga practice
  • Systems of Oppression & Liberation – The “-isms,” what they mean for our practice and how we dismantle them
  • Socialization – How we shape – and how we’re shaped by- the world(s) around us
  • Values – What’s important to us, and how that informs our practice
  • Lineage – Who has made a way for us by living their values, and for whom are we making a way?
  • Accountability – What does it mean to be accountable in our practice, and with whom are we in accountable relationships?

Location: Citizen Yoga Detroit and Online

Price: $200 for both days or $100 for Day 1 only.

About Stephanie Hicks
Stephanie Hicks (PhD, RYT-200) came to the practice of yoga in 2011, after many starts and stops on the yoga mat. She hoped the practice would help her create some stability in a time of great precarity in her life. What she found was even greater: a community, a renewed sense of purpose, and the ability to look at herself and others with more grace and compassion, and less judgment and fear.

From 2011-2016, she practiced and worked at Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago. Under the guidance of strong, loving and knowledgeable teachers, she has practiced Restorative, Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga yoga, among other styles. In 2016, she founded Yoga for Black Lives to support resistance to state-sanctioned violence against Black life by giving people the opportunity to take part in a life-affirming and life-sustaining practice. Her writing and thoughts
about yoga, social identities and systems of oppression has appeared in Practicing Yoga as Resistance: Voices of Color in Search of Freedom and Yoga Journal.

Stephanie has practiced and taught in various studios around the US, as well as Central America. When she’s not on the mat, Stephanie can be found teaching in the University of Michigan’s Program on Intergroup Relations, where she’s a faculty member.

KATONAH® MASTERCLASS + IMMERSIONS

Katonah Weekend with Abbie Galvin

BLOOMFIELD STUDIO
April 22 – 23, 2023
SESSION ONE

MasterClass Katonah® Foundations: Asana + Pranayama

MasterClass Katonah® Foundations: Asana + Pranayama
Sat, April, 22, 9:45am – 12:15pm

The Katonah® practice is designed to awaken pieces of ourselves from the slumber of unconscious habits in order to access our sentient self. The use of technique, rather than our personal impulses, affords better function. Thus, it is technique that propositions us to change.
We use measure rather than feelings to create a stable structure and as we do, we discover that our body was designed to fit itself.
In this masterclass we will move through the fundamentals of the Katonah® Yoga asana practice and experience the power of pranayama to open up territory in our bodies for our spirit to move through it.
Price: $50
SESSION TWO

Katonah® Body Reading Immersion

Katonah® Body Reading Immersion
Sat, April 22, 1 – 6pm

Reading a body, assessing a pose, interpreting where one is heading, is the art of seeing. Poses show propensities of behavior and how personal habits are articulated in the practice. When we look at a yoga pose, we reference the ideal form of it so that we have a template, a map, a criteria to look for.
In this intensive we will set up the body on a grid to be deciphered as a map, read the feet as a fractal of the whole narrative, learn how to unearth chronic and acute physical issues and explore what to do with the information we discover in our body readings.
Price: $175
SESSION THREE

MasterClass Katonah® Restorative

MasterClass Katonah® Restorative
Sun, April 23, 9:45am – 12:15pm

Restoration is the work of returning something to its former state and relaxation is the state of freedom from tension or anxiety. Our goal is reformation: the act of improving or making changes for the better.

The technique of restorative yoga is to embody formal forms (asanas) whose geometry over time allows for a therapeutic experience. The Katonah® approach to restorative yoga is meant to reshape a stressed out, uninformed or broken body, which helps to set up the conditions to redirect a life.

This masterclass is for both teachers looking to assimilate restorative theory into their teaching, as well as students interested in immersing themselves in a restorative experience to more deeply profit from it.

Price: $50

SESSION FOUR

Katonah® Adjustments Immersion

Katonah® Adjustments Immersion
Sun, April 23, 1 – 6pm

Developing your own vision is the key to learning how to adjust well. The goal of an adjustment is to change someone’s frame of reference. For the most part, since personal style summons one’s unconscious habits, adjusting another practitioner’s pose offers a reorientation in order to open up a portal of experience impossible on one’s own.
In this intensive we will work pragmatically as well as theoretically, moving through asanas in order to discover how best to approach an adjustment, move a body and address injuries, enhancing our ability to see more dimensionally in order to enrich another person’s vision.
Price: $175
Interested in attending all 4 sessions? Save $50. Register HERE.
ONLINE WORKSHOP

Self-Study + Restorative Practice for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma with Dr. Gail Parker

Tue, May 9, 5:30-8:30pm

In a racialized world we are all, regardless of race or ethnicity, whether directly or indirectly, affected by race and racism. Because the cultural norm in the United States has been to remain silent regarding its impact, we are embedded in a culture of unexamined untreated, unhealed ethnic and racial stress and trauma. Addressing these emotional wounds requires that each one of us take an honest look at the wounding we have endured and the wounding we have inflicted on others. In order for lasting change to occur, self-reflection and self-study, svadhyaya are required.

In this webinar tools will be offered, through a yogic lens, that can help you compassionately explore, address and transcend your own stress and trauma regarding race and ethnicity, allowing you to engage in emotionally restorative relationships with others.

5:30p-8:00p Lecture & 8:00p-8:30p Q&A

Teacher: Dr. Gail Parker, Ph.D., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP

Location: Online

Cost: $75

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