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LIve stream Yoga

In-person Update

When it’s safe we can return to indoor yoga at the Three Oaks Village Hall for Sunday Slowflow (stay tuned).

In the Spring we will return to outdoor yoga in Three Oaks (outside the community garden on Sundays), Fernwood Botanical Garden (Saturdays) and a new class at Chikaming Open Lands (Tuesdays). 

winter YOGA 

WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY  10am-11:15am (NO YOGA  January 22nd)

WEDNESDAY   7pm-8:15pm Yin-Nidra (yogic-sleep meditation).

SUNDAY   11am-12:15 pm 

Wednesday’s Yin-Nidra is a special Mid-week Ritual where we will focus on restoring and nourishing our overtaxed adrenals and minds. After some gentle movement, you will go into savasana and I will guide you through pancha maya kosha (the five layers of self). Feel free to practice in your pajamas for this one. Read about the benefits of Nidra here.  

All classes are available by live stream. All classes are (EST) time zone. 

Access Zoom links above. Those who have paid in advance will be granted access from the Zoom waiting room. 


$20 drop-in; or $15 with 10-card pass

Signup by emailing 

Special Membership Perks:

If you are a Fernwood Member, Wed/Friday morning yoga is free through January 2021. 

If you are enrolled in the Compassionate Wisdom Course, all yoga classes are included for free during your course enrollment. 

If you cannot afford to pay for yoga, you are welcome to live stream anytime. 

Deepest Shanti. We are all in this together. 

Yoga, Forest Bath & winter Reflection

Date TBA, 2-4pm, $39/session  

Register by 5pm Friday, prior to event.

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

Following gentle movement and guidance for your sensory walk, we will proceed down to the river where we will end with a seasonal reflective meditation in constructive rest.

See here or below for an introduction to the origins of the shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) practice in Japan.

Signup by emailing and paying using button below. 

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.