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: email@example.com. 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.
Email Deirdre@spore-studios.com. 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 yoga in the park
Summer Sundays | *9:30-11am & 11 – 12:15 pm
Location: The Art and Education Center, in Dewey Cannon Park next to police station
Three Oaks, MI
$20 for drop-in; 10 class pass $130, 20 class pass $240
*Classes require pre-registration by 5pm Saturday and confirmation by Instructor.
Email Instructor at Deirdre@spore-studios.com and she will confirm Saturday night.
$20 drop-in; 10-class pass $130 or $13/class
20-class pass $240 $12/class
Pay here: www.venmo.com/Deirdre-Guthrie
*Passes active for 6 months
**If finances are strained you may pay $5-10/class or attend any Zoom class for free.
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. In case of bad weather I will provide a Zoom link to your contact email and I will offer an online class. Please do not come to class if you are feeling sick.
Weekly Online Yoga
Wednesday & Friday mornings 9:30-10:30am
Monday evenings 7-8:15pm Yin and Yoga Nidra.
Read more about Yoga Nidra here.
Every yoga class I teach blends elements of different yoga styles including: Qigong and pranayama to “warmup”, Slowflow with breath connected to movement, Iyengar as we hold postures and focus on our alignment, and Yin and Restorative as we move deeper into connective tissue and close in a posture using props to support the bones and promote deep relaxation.
With greater body-awareness we will actively access our more subtle anatomy and harness our “bandhas” so our 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.
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.