Conscious Vinyasa

Each yoga series will build strength and cardiovascular capacity by linking hatha yoga postures with flowing vinyasas. Sequences incorporate core stability, hip and shoulder opening and spinal flexibility with variations offered for all levels. Class opens with qigong warmups and pranayama; emphasis is on harnessing our bandhas so our practice becomes lighter and brighter. Some yoga experience is recommended; please bring your own yoga props to the botanical garden class.

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. 

Monday | 5:30 – 6:30 pM  
Location: Redbud Fitness and Lifestyle Center, 500 E. Third St. Buchanan, MI.  Drop in 5 class pass $50. 

Each week we offer a different style of yoga in this order: Iyengar (focus on alignment), Slowflow (breath connected to movement), Yin (holding poses and moving deeper into connective tissue) and Restorative (using props to support the bones and promote deep relaxation). 

Private Sessions over Winter

Wednesdays and Fridays 

Location: Fernwood Botanical Gardens

$10 (Members $8)

Contact Deirdre with your group of 5 or more yogis interested in practicing in the gardens on a weekly basis. We will arrange a 6 week series tailored to your needs. Morning and evening times available. 

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

Sunday | 11 – 12:15 pm  
Location: The Art and Education Center, in Dewey Cannon Park next to police station

Three Oaks, MI
$10 drop-in (cash or check)


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. 

Sundays | 2 – 4 pM  
Yoga & Nidra/Meditation, 

Location: Fernwood Botanical Gardens
$24 (Members $20) Register  Wednesday prior to class. Winter Dates: 12/8, 12/22, 1/19, 2/9, 2/23

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.