Baby & Me Yoga
May
5
to Jun 9

Baby & Me Yoga

Join Amy for a yoga class that brings your two favorite things together your beautiful baby and yoga!  Baby yoga practice provides your baby with foundations in body awareness while offering the stretching and strengthening that all little ones need.  Moms and Dads get an opportunity to stretch and strengthen their tired bods too! 

Suitable for Babies 6 weeks to pre-crawling.

Contact amy@integrativeotswm.com to register.

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GMB Locomotion Workshop (Factory Coffee)
May
19
10:30 AM10:30

GMB Locomotion Workshop (Factory Coffee)

Whether you call it locomotion, movement, primal patterns, or crawling - it's all the rage these days...and for good reason!

This sort of "mindful movement" can help to balance your body and bulletproof your joints, tendons, and ligaments for more radical training and sports regimens. 

Essentially, this is the missing link in your training and exercise! Learn the basics of the GMB method and prepare your body to handle whatever life throws at it.

What: Locomotion Workshop
When: May 19, 2018 @ 1030 - 1230
Where: Factory Coffee, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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Aerial Hammock Yoga Training (YA CEUS 24hrs)
May
18
to May 20

Aerial Hammock Yoga Training (YA CEUS 24hrs)

In this high flying training you will learn much more than just how to take flight... You will leave with four full sequences and the knowledge of how to create many more on your own. Sequences include: Power Yoga for Fliers, Gentle/Restorative sequences, and Float, Flow, Fly

Instruction will include how to use the hammock and its handles to support students in traditional yoga poses as well as the super fun flying & inverted poses that people really love!  You will receive training on how to incorporate breath work and meditation into your sequences, how to create theme classes, how to work one on one in your private sessions, and also all about the hammock, its equipment, as well as continued follow up support from Adrienne (this is a tremendous benefit of training locally!).  You will also get information on how to schedule additional training for a level two certification if you want to further your study on the possibilities of this awesome yoga prop.

Dates & Times:

  • Friday, May 18th: 8:30a-5:30p

  • Saturday, May 19th 9:00a-6:00p

  • Sunday, May 20th: 9-5p

Cost for the training is $895 ($295 non-refundable required to hold your place, but may be applied to a future training if life should happen)

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Kettlebells & Coffee (Factory Coffee, Kalamazoo)
Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

Kettlebells & Coffee (Factory Coffee, Kalamazoo)

Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of [proper] Kettlebell training? Are you interested in strength training for Yoga? Do you enjoy a cup o Joe? Then this is the workshop for you!

This workshop includes a manual that will include the following:
- Proper Vinyasa Yoga Flow
- Specific drills to target commons weaknesses and imbalances
- How to Plank...for real
- Basics of Handstanding
- The Goblet Squat
- The Get-up
- The Swing
- Seriously helpful extras!
- Recommended programming

This is meant to be an overview and introduction to properly executed training so there’s a TON of information. Even if you’ve been training with all the above for a while, this workshop can still be very useful!

Kettlebells & Coffee will be held at Factory Coffee in Kalamazoo!

Price: $35

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Restorative & Reflexology
Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

Restorative & Reflexology

Holiday Season is here and it’s time to shake off the winter blues!  This workshop, which combines Restorative Yoga with Reflexology, is exactly what your nervous system needs to rejuvenate, energize, and prepare for the holiday fun ahead.

Bring your winter weary self (and any specific injuries you may be dealing with) so the healing can begin.  Restorative Yoga and Reflexology both assist the body’s process of recovering from injuries and clearing away any illness by releasing the deep tension that impedes healing.

Bolsters, straps, blankets, and blocks will support your body in restful poses, held for longer periods of time in a state of deep relaxation.  While enjoying your rest, everyone will receive moments of the healing touch of reflexology throughout the session.           Pure Bliss!

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Yoga Nidra 3-Day Teacher Training
Nov
26
to Dec 3

Yoga Nidra 3-Day Teacher Training

Dates & Times Sunday, November 26th 12:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, December 2nd 9:00a-6:00 p.m. & Sunday 10:00a-4:30 p.m. 

Yoga Nidra is a powerful and transformative yet easily accessible practice.  This easy practice requires no more than to lie down comfortably and listen.  There is no way to do it wrong and the effects are powerful.  Through the use of guided imagery, breath awareness and body scanning; Yoga Nidra helps alleviate not only muscular tension, but also mental and emotional stress, as those being guided switch on the parasympathetic nervous system – the relaxation response. 

Yoga Nidra—known as Yogic Sleep—is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation.

Yogic sleep is the perfect antidote for the demands we face in this time of frantic pace and nervous system over-stimulation.  The practice of Yoga Nidra transfers you to a state of harmony, health and well-being. 

Aside from being relaxing, restorative and restful, studies have shown that Yoga Nidra can also:

  • Ease insomnia
  • Decrease anxiety
  • Alleviate stress
  • Reduce PTSD, chronic pain and chemical dependency
  • Heighten awareness and focus
  • Transform negative habits, behaviors and ways of thinking
  • Foster feelings of peace, calm, and clarity

In this course you will learn about the energetic system of the Koshas, which we will use as the framework for creating our Yoga Nidra scripts and journeys.  You will learn how to guide your students though the Koshas (or five layers of being) to a state of deep rest and relaxation.kvweee  As they journey through up to 7 stages of the meditation they will tap into the subconscious and unconscious minds, and move towards the ultimate goal… remembering who they truly are as a human being and tasting bliss.  

*This course qualifies for (20) Yoga Alliance C.E.U.’s

Sunday, November 26th 12:30-4:30p

Saturday, December 2nd 9:00a-5:00p

Sunday, December 3rd 10:00a-4:00p 

 

 

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Strength Training for Yogis
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

Strength Training for Yogis

Price: $25.00

Want to take your physical Yoga practice to the next level?  I'll show you how to get there!    

In this workshop I will show you the foundational principles and techniques to master your body.  I will show you how to use a variety of bodyweight and kettlebell drills to not only help your practice but repair any imbalances you may have incurred over time.  

You will master a few movements / exercises and the results will cross-over to everything you will ever do in the future!    

Sign-up for the 5-week follow-up series on the day of the event for a discount!  Keep your practice STRONG!

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GongLab Autumnal Equinox Celebration
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

GongLab Autumnal Equinox Celebration

Price: $35 or $40 day-of

An amazing experience of guided meditation, relaxation, cleansing, and sound. Not to be missed! This time celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with us! 


“For some the experience is meditative, other’s emotional, even transcendent, but in all circumstances it is a powerful and unforgettable event.”  
Gong Lab is best known for its deeply transporting blend of guided visualization, healing sound, hypnotic percussion, and otherworldly vocals. Each session carefully creates a protected space to disengage from stress and pain, so that the deep relief, bliss, and nurturance of reconnecting with the body’s natural revitalizing energies can be experienced. 
The evening begins by candlelight with a direction of intention and guided meditation as participants, reclining comfortably on the floor, are ushered into a spiraling cocoon of luminous sound. The shimmering reverberations of the Earth Gong create sound pressure waves that travel through the connective tissues which form one continuous network into all parts and systems of the body down to a cellular level. These multi-tonal frequencies facilitate the movement of “chi” or “prana” in the body and initiate the release of blocked energy that can often manifest as fear, fatigue, depression or illness. As this energetic recalibration takes place we experience the kind of reorganization of our inner resources that can help us transcend the challenging situations in our daily lives and access new templates for being.
Participants will lay comfortably on the floor for most of the experience. Please bring a mat, blanket, pillow, and any items in support of your deepest clearing and relaxation.
For More Info On GongLab:
* What might you expect in a GongLab session?:  
http://www.heartwoodcenter.com/a-review-of-gonglab-by-catherine-mcglynn

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Goodbye Summer SUP + Yoga at the Paw Paw River
Sep
8
10:15 AM10:15

Goodbye Summer SUP + Yoga at the Paw Paw River

Price: $40 / $30 if you BYOB(oard), paddle & life jacket

Kids are headed back to school, now moms (and dads) can have some final summer fun!  We'll head out to our floating Yoga studio, in the Lilly Pads, one more time for a SUP + Yoga class as we say goodbye to summer and embrace the fall + winter ahead :)  

Don't miss out on the fun, register now!

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Yoga, Beer, & Brunch
Aug
13
10:30 AM10:30

Yoga, Beer, & Brunch

Price: $49

Join us on Sunday, June 11th for a collaboration event between The Collective, North Pier Brewing Company, Mason Jar Cafe and Dweller's Coffee

You'll start the morning off with a next level yoga experience on the outdoor deck with the crew from The Collective. Once you're finished you can enjoy a relaxing pint or two courtesy of North Pier Brewing Company. Finally, you'll head back out to the deck for a wonderful farm fresh brunch provided by Mason Jar Cafe and delicious, fresh roasted coffee from Dweller's Coffee. Don't miss out!

To learn more about each collabortor, visit them online at:

http://www.rebelco-op.com/yoga-classes/

http://northpierbrewing.com/

http://masonjar.cafe/

https://dwellerscoffee.com/

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Back-bending Workshop
Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

Back-bending Workshop

Open your heart and embrace vulnerability through the art of back-bends.    What may at times seem uncomfortable or impossible, can happen through intelligent awakening of the physical body.  This workshop will guide you into proper alignment principles to comfortably attain your back-bending goals.

 

After sufficiently warming the body through flow and dynamic movement, we will begin to work deeper into these heart opening postures.  Poses will include but are not limited to camel, wheel, bow and pigeon variations.  I will help you to reach as deep as you are willing to go.

 

Fun facts about back-bending:

* stimulates the digestive system

* increased spinal mobility

* improved posture

* mood booster, anti-depressant

* opens the heart chakra

* stretches the front line of the body

 

Be forewarned, this workshop will leave you bright eyed and energetic!

 

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SUP + Yoga Teacher Training
Aug
11
to Aug 13

SUP + Yoga Teacher Training

3-DAY STAND UP PADDLE BOARD YOGA TRAINING
Taught by WPA certified instructors: Jeannine Wilson and Adrienne White This 3 day 25 hour sup yoga teacher certification course includes:

  • SUP skills, paddle technique including stroke and maneuvering , board anatomy and handling, entry and exit techniques and caring for your board.
  • Instructing a beginner lesson.
  • Water safety, regulations and local regulations, rescue and lifesaving skills.
  • Adapting and sequencing three different yoga classes. All equipment provided.

email: adrienne@yogamuseswm.com 

Price: $600 Early Bird till July, 31 or $675 thereafter

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Ebb & Flow Yoga w/ Live Cello, drums, bowls, and bells
Jun
18
10:00 AM10:00

Ebb & Flow Yoga w/ Live Cello, drums, bowls, and bells

Price: $25 / $20 for dads!

An extraordinary Father's Day Flow class that transitions into deep Yin poses all accompanied by the otherwordly sounds of live Cello, drums, singing bowls, bells, and chimes. The beauty of this music cannot be explained so treat dad, or yourself, to an all levels class that will leave you feeling out of this world!

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A Spring Aerial Affair at The Collective
May
12
to May 13

A Spring Aerial Affair at The Collective

Price: $40 ea. for Friday Night Flight & Aerial Strength Class / $45 for 120-minute Aerial Master's Class

If you’ve fallen in love with your Aerial practice, sweep yourself away before Mother’s Day with a very special Aerial Affair. Aerial Fitness Instructor and Master Yoga Instructor Brian Witten is coming to The Collective in Benton Harbor, MI for a jam packed weekend of class for those who love Aerial silks, for those who love feeling strong, and even for those who might just be curious about the Aerial practice. Basically we’ve got all the bases covered, but why just take one class? We’ve set it up so you can give your mind and body a full overhaul with deeply strengthening, balancing, and restorative body care.  And the practice will leave you with a killer body and a peaceful mind, what partner wouldn’t love that? Why not bring them along? This is an affair everyone can get behind! Check out the class details below, space is limited so sign up today!

Friday Night Flight: Learn to use the aerial yoga silks to support you in traditional poses as well as some fun flips, inversions, and of course taking flight! This 90 minute practice will introduce the practice of Aerial silks movements, which deepen your flexibility, and build total body strength in a fun and refreshing way! Time to get silly off your body’s own feel goods as we invert, flip and fly ourselves through a Friday night! (Friday May 12 @ 7-8:30 p.m.)

Aerial Strength: Aerial silks can be used as a powerful tool to create true strength throughout your entire body, giving you control and support in all of your movement. Using the silks for core strengthening is like nothing else (you won’t believe us until you try *evil wink) and the silks can offer additional support in more challenging yoga poses such as arm balances and inversions. With a 90 minute practice, we’ll have plenty of time for some deeper stretching, hanging and fun! Can I get an inverted King Pigeon anyone? The best! (Saturday May 13 @ 10-11:30 a.m.)

Aerial Master’s Class: Have you been playing on the hammocks and silks for awhile and feel ready to try some more challenging poses and tricks? This is the class for you! The practice will be introducing single arm poses, basic level circus skills, and deeper inversions and wraps. This will be 120 minutes of high flying, challenging fun! Some Aerial yoga experience suggested. (Saturday May 13 @ 2-4 p.m.)

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Personal Power Yoga: A Manipura Chakra Practice
Mar
11
12:00 PM12:00

Personal Power Yoga: A Manipura Chakra Practice

Price: $20

Join us for this special 120-minute practice where we will dive deep into your power center: the Manipura Chakra. 

When in balance, you find; self confidence, joy, a healthy ego, and plenty of energy to carry out your life's purpose. We'll also explore how imbalance in this chakra center can effect your vibrancy, strength, and empowerment.

It's cold outside so come and tap into your own personal sunshine with us!

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Aerial Yoga 5-week Workshop
Jan
19
to Feb 16

Aerial Yoga 5-week Workshop

Price: $125

PLEASE NOTE: there is a MONDAY 5-Week Session starting on the 16th of January and a THURSDAY 5-Week beginning on the 19th of January.

Learn to fly, and do many other awesome yoga poses, on the Aerial Yoga Hammocks under the tutelage of Adrienne White, trained Ascension Yoga teachers.  Over several weeks you will move, stretch, hang, and fly; building strength, mobility, and flexibility.  Anyone can do it, it's so much fun!

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New Years Day 2-hour YOGA RESTORATIVE
Jan
1
3:00 PM15:00

New Years Day 2-hour YOGA RESTORATIVE

Start your New Year by relaxing deeply with a decadent 2 hour Restorative Yoga practice.  Restorative Yoga calms your nervous system and soothes the soul.  We'll set our intentions for the coming year, practice gentle supported yoga poses with long holds, and enjoy a Yoga Nidra meditation and extended savasana. Pure New Years Bliss!  Sunday January 1st 3-5 p.m.  $20 in advance, $25 day of.  

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"Glowga" Blacklight + Body Paint New Year's Celebration!
Dec
31
7:00 PM19:00

"Glowga" Blacklight + Body Paint New Year's Celebration!

Price: $40 or $45 day-of

Say goodbye to 2016 and welcome the new year with a playful spirit at this blacklight yoga event! Live DJ, Niles, will be pumping this place full of life as we practice our Vinyasa Yoga flows to the music! 

We provide:

  • Snakcs & refreshments
  • Glow paints
  • Movie time for the kiddos
  • Complimentary champagne
  • Master DJ

You can bring:

  • BYOB (after party)
  • Potluck style food (after party)
  • Any white clothing you'd prefer to paint instead of your body
  • Your kids!

List of events is as follows:

  • 7-7:45p Painting Ceremony
  • 7:45-9p Glowga
  • 7:45-9:15p Movie Time & Kid Sitting
  • 9p-12:30a After Party!!! 

The afterparty is open to all!

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Aerial Yoga Extended Practice and Meditation – The Art of Letting Go
Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

Aerial Yoga Extended Practice and Meditation – The Art of Letting Go

Price: $40

Aerial yoga instructor Brian Witten is back with a perfect Aerial Yoga Workshop for the fall! This extended aerial yoga practice will offer students a unique opportunity to create self transformation in the body and mind. The fall is a time of transition from our active, expressive self to a more inward focused state of being. As we cultivate the nourishing aspects of our lives and let go of the things that have reached an end, it is a perfect time to release the energies, habits and patterns that keep us from finding the comfort of inner peace. This dynamic practice with aerial silks hammock is a fresh approach to yoga that teaches students the art of holding on to inner peace even through uncertainty. With the support of the silks students will break away from negative patterns within the body and mind, and find grace in movement by expressing the true potential that resides within each of us. This extended practice will also include a special relaxation meditation to help rid the mind of all business and clutter that keeps us from experiencing true clarity of mind and inner bliss.

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Aerial Silks Friday FUNdamentals – Hammock Flow and Transition
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Aerial Silks Friday FUNdamentals – Hammock Flow and Transition

Price: $40

This dynamic, strength building workshop will introduce the fundamental skills and conditioning movements of aerial silks. With a practice geared towards freedom and fun, you will feel like your inner child or maybe your inner cirque performer has come out to play. This workshop will focus on some fundamental conditioning skills, hanging and inverting and simple flow and transition movements in the aerial silks hammock. All levels welcome to join, the practice can be modified for all students.

*There is a physical element to this practice as a conditioning class that can potentially aggravate current or recent musculo-skeletal injury. Notify the instructor of any issues or reach out with any questions prior to the workshop.

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Yoga & Harvest Dinner
Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga & Harvest Dinner

Location: The Collective & Mason Jar Cafe
Price: $99 or $110 after October 19th

Enjoy farm fresh Yoga with Adrienne and appetizers at The Collective (complimentary champagne tasting included), then stroll across the park for a local / organic Harvest Dinner at Mason Jar Cafe.

Jayme and Abel have a scrumptious menu planned for you to celebrate the harvest season including: butternut squash soup, smoked duck, ratatouille, crab stuffed mushrooms, pear apple crisp, and much much more!

*Complimentary wine pairing included.

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Flight School
Oct
9
11:00 AM11:00

Flight School

Price: $50

A challenging Aerial Yoga practice featuring hand balancing, inversions, and strength-building while in flight. Students will learn the proper way to and engage through the upper body in a variety of arm balances and inversion variations. The best part is that the Aerial Silks provide a level of support that will allow for near-weightless access to advanced poses that would otherwise be less accessible.

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