Young woman practicing yoga at home




Fall Schedule 


10:30-11:45am 1816 W John Beers Rd. Stevensville, Mi. 49127

(Indoor class size limited to five students to maintain distance.)


10-11:15am Free Community Class 

Shoreham Downs Village Park at 3059 Wissing Lane.

(18 minutes from downtown Sawyer)


12-1:15pm 816 W John Beers Rd. Stevensville, Mi. 49127

(Indoor class size limited to five students to maintain distance.)


10-11:15 am Chikaming Township Park and Preserve  

See here for Chikaming Open Lands website

Directions: Drive on Warren Woods Road towards the lake and make a left right before you go over the bypass. This is Chikaming Park and you’ll see a community garden on your left. You can park there and walk through the prairie (10 minutes) or keep driving into the park and stop right next to the Pavilion (covered area) where we will practice.


10am-4pm by reservation at Fernwood Botanical Garden 


11-12:15pm adjacent to the Three Oaks Community Garden, in the shade

How to register and pay

Register and pay online at the Spore Store.

Here are the steps:

  1. Create your own account with login and password.
  2. Purchase a drop-in credit for $20 or 10-credit pass for $150. One credit  = one class at any Spore Studios venue.  
  3. Go to the Calendar and reserve your spot by choosing which class you wish to attend.
  4. The system will then deduct one credit from your purchase. 
  5. You must sign up by 5pm on the day prior to the class or event.
  6.  Classes need five people minimum to be held in person. If the class is cancelled due to weather or under-enrollment, you will receive a notification the night prior to class. 


Live Stream links 

All classes will also be live streamed in case of rain or if it is your preference to practice from home. 

Email Deirdre to request a Zoom class. 

Click days of the week below for Zoom links.

TUESDAY  10:30-11:45am

THURSDAY 12PM-1:15 pm

FRIDAY 10-11:15am

SUNDAY 11am-12:15 pm 


All Payments will be received through the Spore Studios Online Store.

Go to:

$20 drop-in; or $15 with 10-card pass. Passes are good for any Spore Studios yoga venues. 

The Compassionate Wisdom Course includes Ten Free Yoga Classes.

Deirdre’s Style 

All classes are Slowflow and involve a creative fusion of qigong warmups, dynamic yin-yang, vinyasa and holding poses, breathwork and mindfulness. We will build strength and cardiovascular capacity by linking postures with flowing vinyasas to develop core stability, hip and shoulder opening and spinal flexibility with variations offered for all levels. As we grow our body-awareness of our subtle anatomy and harness our “bandhas”, the practice becomes lighter and brighter.

The intention of our practice is to: 

  • strengthen and stretch your muscles 
  • re-sculpt your connective tissue 
  • release your anxiety and tension 
  • focus your mind and sharpen your sensory awareness 
  • cultivate compassion for self and other
  • restore your whole system toward greater equilibrium

what is my level?

Read a wonderful blog post here from Maya Lev, Director of Yoga Center Santa Cruz, on how to self-determine one’s “level” of yoga as a student through assessing one’s tapas (drive), discernment (understanding) and physical preparation.

Private Yoga

Private classes tailored for your group may include a blend of styles: restorative, yin, vinyasa flow, sutra themes, therapeutic or yoga-story for kids. 


*$20 transportation fee added for off-site location and bringing mats and props.


  • $90/hour, $99/1.5 hour house session
  • $425 for a series of five one-hour sessions.

SEMI-PRIVATES (3-5 people)

  • $70/hour; $85/1.5 hour

CORPORATE CLASS (5-20 people)

  • $200/hour; $225/1.5 hours.


  • Art and Education Center in Three Oaks, Mi. and Fernwood Botanical Gardens.