Young woman practicing yoga at home




Summer Schedule

New student special $10 classes


Friday 11:15-12:15pm 

South Shore Health & Racquet Club 3630 Tennis Ct. Saint Joseph, Mi 49085

Register to pay at SSH at 269-429-2101; 10 classes for $100 

Saturday 10am-4pm

Private yoga with forest bath for your group by reservation at Fernwood Botanical Garden

Also see here for seasonal retreats. 

Sundays 10-11:15am 

(outside venues twice a month)

Chikaming Township Park and Preserve:

September 25th and October 9th 10am

We practice under the covered area next to the river. 

You can drive past the community garden and park next to the yoga area if you wish. Great hiking all around!

Zoom from your patio other Sundays

Join me on your patio: Online Slowflow 

Please pre-reg online here by 5pm Saturday night.


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.
  3. New Students can buy a ten-credit pass for $100.
  4. One credit  = one class at any Spore Studios venue.  
  5. Go to the Calendar and reserve your spot by choosing which class you wish to attend.
  6. The system will then deduct one credit from your purchase. 
  7. You must sign up by 5pm on the day prior to the class or event.
  8.  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. 



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.