Saturday yoga at  Fernwood botanical gardens 

Saturdays | 11 – 12:15 pm  

Location: Fernwood Botanical Gardens 13988 Range Line Road
Niles, MI 49120

*Limited to ten participants so must pre-register by Friday 5pm by emailing instructor: Instructor will confirm if you’re in class by Friday night and then you may pay through Venmo. 

Private sessions also available throughout the Summer for groups of ten or less.

Morning and evening times available. Email 

See this short WNIT “Outdoor Elements” video to get a glimpse of our unique and healing nature retreat setting. 

Sunday yoga in the park

Summer Sundays | 11 – 12:15 pm 

Location: The Art and Education Center, in Dewey Cannon Park next to police station
Three Oaks, MI

 In case of rain go to Virtual Yoga page for Zoom links to live stream class.

sunday/Tuesday Private yoga

Limited space, by reservation only. 

Contact Deirdre to see if space is available.

Sundays 9:15-10:30am

Tuesdays 11-12:15pm (Vinyasa) and 7-8:15pm (Yin-Nidra) 

Read more about Yoga Nidra here.

Location is a private residence in Sawyer. 


social distancing

In accordance with CDC guidelines, we will space mats out at least six feet a part, which means we will limit enrollment and you will have to pre-register.
Also please bring your own mat and props. We will have bathrooms accessible at either site. Please do not come to class if you are feeling sick.


Fernwood class: $10 for members; $15 for drop-in. 

Three Oaks Class: $15-20 drop-in; 10-class pass $130 or $13/class
20-class pass $240 $12/class *Passes active for 6 months

Pay here:

Weekly Online Yoga

Wednesday & Friday mornings 9:30-10:30am 


Classes blend elements of Qigong to “warmup”, Slow-flow to connect breath and movement, Iyengar to focus on alignment, Yin to move deeper into connective tissue and Restorative to promote deep relaxation. As we grow our body-awareness of our subtle anatomy and harness our “bandhas”, the practice becomes lighter and brighter.
*Some yoga experience is recommended; please bring your own yoga mat and props.

(Beginner private lessons are available).

what is my level?

Depending on the focus that day, 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.

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.


Conscious Vinyasa Yoga for the first hour, then a forest bath down to the river and back, closing with Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep), as you are guided through the ‘five layers of self’ (Pancha Maya Kosha). Dress warmly and bring a blanket and eye pillow. 

Read more about Yoga Nidra here.

Private Yoga

Open Friday and Saturday mornings 9:30-12:30pm (EST). Classes tailored for your group may include restorative, yin, vinyasa flow, sutra themes, therapeutic or yoga-story for kids. 

Private or Couples:

$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):

$200/hour; $225/1.5 hours.

*Venues available are at the Art and Education Center in Three Oaks, Mi. and Fernwood Botanical Gardens. $20 transportation fee added for off-site location and bringing mats and props.