Spring 2020 Class Schedule

"Let us attain vitality together. Let our study be inspiring. Let there be harmony between us.

Om peace, peace, peace"

                                                      ~Kaivalya Upanishad

Next Session

April 6 - May 29

Yoga is a life-long practice, and the transformative benefits of a regular yoga practice are endless. A consistent yoga practice promotes strength, endurance, flexibility and cultivates a sense of calmness and well-being. We are passionate about extending the teachings of yoga and guiding you in your practice.  We'll share some really cool yoga poses and help you grow your yoga practice.... spiritually, mentally, and physically. 

Classes at Be Well Studios are offered as an 8-week series and require pre-registration.  We understand that sometimes a class must be missed, and absences can be made up by attending any other class during the same week.  Contact us about joining a series mid-session.

Yogis who are new to Be Well Studios are encouraged to try a class or two at no charge. Contact us if you have any questions or to let us know you're coming. 

Yoga Teacher Training

Weekends, April-Sept

Local, authentic, affordable, non-guru based yoga teacher training.

Discover the history of yoga tradition, learn to lead and sequence alignment based Hatha yoga classes, explore yoga lifestyle and philosophy, experience the world of personal growth and transformation. Earn your 200-hour, Yoga Alliance approved Yoga Teacher Certification at Be Well Studios. 

Sunrise Vinyasa

Monday, 6:30 am

Energize the body and mind while greeting the sun and the opportunities of a new day. Beginning with pranayama (breath work), you will be guided through mindful stretching, sun salutation and warrior flows, core work, and meditation. The body will be invigorated and the mind quieted by this moderately paced, Vinyasa style class, allowing you to meet the day’s challenges with peace and grace.  Level 2, some yoga experience is beneficial. This class is LIMITED TO SIX participants.

Gentle Vinyasa

Monday, 9:30 am

A gentle yoga practice of mindful movement, attention to breath and self awareness. For yogis looking for a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing practice. Props will be offered to make poses accessible. Level 1-2. This class is LIMITED TO SIX participants.

Senior Circuit

Monday, 2 pm

Resistance Training for the Young at Heart 

This total body workout is a great way for older adults to get started with strength training. The exercises focus on building total-body strength with an emphasis on improving balance, stability, and flexibility. All levels are welcome.

Tantra Rejuv

Monday, 5:15 pm

Improve your Health and Increase your Lifespan  

The word tantra means to weave or expand. The idea with Tantra yoga, then, is to weave together many yoga practices, and other spiritual styles and teachings, in order to connect with others and the universe. This class will focus on techniques designed to improve your health and increase your life span. The movements in this class are not complex and possible for all levels of practitioner. All levels are welcome.  Instructor: Shreejan Sita  Begins in May

Meditation

Monday, 6:30 pm

Practice sitting, walking and guided meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hahn as well as discussing the joys and challenges of practicing mindfulness. All levels are welcome and instruction is provided for beginners. Free, donations, if able.

Facilitated by the Mindfulness Group of Southwest Michigan

Beginning Yoga

Tuesday, 9 am

A perfect place to begin (or reawaken) your practice.  

 

A yoga class for those newer to yoga or those wanting a basic yoga class. This class introduces foundational yoga postures, teaches you how to breath and helps you feel more comfortable in the yoga practice. Although this class moves at a slower pace than the other classes, expect to be challenged both mentally and physically.  Level 1. Instructor: Gena Heminover

Hips and Hamstrings

Tuesday, 11 am

A deep release for the hips, hamstrings and lower back, this gentle yoga class will focus on 

improving mobility and flexibility while strengthening the gluteal and leg muscles that support our entire hip joint. Level 1. This class is LIMITED TO SIX participants.

Beginning Yoga

Tuesday, 5:30 pm

A perfect place to begin (or reawaken) your practice.  

 

A yoga class for those newer to yoga or those wanting a basic yoga class. This class introduces foundational yoga postures, teaches you how to breath and helps you feel more comfortable in the yoga practice. Although this class moves at a slower pace than the other classes, expect to be challenged both mentally and physically.  Level 1. This class is LIMITED TO SIX participants.

Chair Yoga

Wednesday, 9:30 am

Wednesday, 2 pm

This gentle yoga class is designed to meet the needs of those experiencing limited range of motion due to injury or aging. Using the breath and gentle movement we will incorporate poses that increase core strength and improve balance and flexibility. All poses are practiced either sitting in a chair or using a chair for balance while standing.​ All levels welcome. This class is LIMITED TO SIX participants.

Yoga Core

Wednesday, 11 am

Resistance Training for Yogis

In this yoga-based class, we will explore postures that focus on the primary muscles that stabilize the "core" of the body, and that strengthen and stretch the abdomen, back, buttocks, hamstrings, and hip flexors. Build muscular and emotional energy and balance tension in the areas of the hips and lower back. 

Gentle Vinyasa

Wednesday, 5:30 pm

A gentle yoga practice of mindful movement, attention to breath and self awareness. For yogis looking for a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing practice. Level 2, some yoga experience is beneficial. This class is LIMITED TO SIX participants.

Hatha Yoga

Thursday, 9 am

This class concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Hatha yoga uses bodily postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation techniques (dyana) with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. Level 1. Instructor: Carol Mitchell

Senior Circuit

Thursday, 11 am

Resistance Training for the Young at Heart

This total body workout is a great way for older adults to get started with strength training. The exercises focus on building total-body strength with an emphasis on improving balance, stability, and flexibility. All levels welcome

Advanced Practices

Thursday, 5:30 pm

Achieve a higher level of awareness of your body’s energy system through a combination of pranayama, asanas, mudras and meditation. For those who enjoy a flowing yoga class and have some yoga experience with sun salutations, standing poses, forward bends, twist, backbends and inversions. Extended posture sequences offer advanced practice in coordinating strength, flexibility and balance. Take your yoga practice to a new level and experience a complete workout of the mind, body and soul. Level 3.  This class is LIMITED TO SIX participants. 

Sunrise Vinyasa

Friday, 6:30 am

Energize the body and mind while greeting the sun and the opportunities of a new day. Beginning with pranayama (breath work), you will be guided through mindful stretching, sun salutation and warrior flows, core work, and meditation. The body will be invigorated and the mind quieted by this moderately paced, Vinyasa style class, allowing you to meet the day’s challenges with peace and grace. Level 2, some yoga experience is beneficial.  This class is LIMITED TO SIX participants.

Gentle Vinyasa

Friday, 9:30 am

A gentle yoga practice of mindful movement, attention to breath and self awareness. For yogis looking for a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing practice. Level 1. This class is LIMITED TO SIX participants.

Ayurvedic Lifestyle

Saturday, 4 pm

In this six-week series, we will discuss Ayurveda and how you can use it to stay balanced. You'll discover your Dosha and how it combines with your significant others. You'll learn three energies at play in your evolution and how you can best manage them. You'll also discover the foods that work best with your body and mind. This series includes three cooking demonstrations. Class is LIMITED TO 8 PARTICIPANTS.  Begins May 2.

Private Yoga

by appointment

All the attention is on you! Working one-on-one with a yoga instructor or training coach allows each session to be tailored to your goals and based on your health, body type and lifestyle. With individualized instruction, you gain confidence while progressing rapidly and safely to your wellness goals. Private sessions are available by appointment. 

Wondering which classes are for you?

 

Mixed-Levels classes are suitable for beginners, masters and everyone in between. 

Level 1 classes are designed for those who have had no previous exposure to yoga.

 

Level 2 classes are designed for the experienced beginner looking to become more familiar with the poses and breath.

 

Level 3 classes are designed for those looking to deepen their daily, personal yoga practice on and off the mat.

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