Young woman practicing yoga at home

Live stream and outdoor yoga

Spring in-person  Outdoor Yoga

Spring has sprung and Harbor Country offers so many gorgeous settings for us to practice yoga! 

For most venues, except for Chikaming Parks, you will register simply by emailing me 24 hours in advance at deirdre@spore-studios.com.

TUESDAY 

10am at Chikaming Open Lands.

(April 13, May 11, June 8, July 6, August 17).

Please contact the COL office at cstruecker@chikamingopenlands.org or call (269) 405-1006 to reserve your space today! 

See https://www.chikamingopenlands.org/events 

6pm River Saint Joe Brewery and Farm

Begins May 4th; https://www.riversaintjoe.com

WEDNESDAY

6-7:30pm (through April); then 4-5:30pm Yin-Restorative in Sawyer, Mi.

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.   

Private home, email me for address;

Begins May 5th.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

12-1:15pm at Fernwood Botanical Garden

April 16-May 29; https://www.fernwoodbotanical.org/calendar

SUNDAY

11-12:15pm in Three Oaks, Mi.

Begins May 30th. 

SEE HERE FOR CALENDAR VIEW OF CLASS SCHEDULE.

Live Stream links 

All classes will also be live streamed in case of rain or if it is your preference to practice from home. 

Click days of the week below for Zoom links.

TUESDAY 10am Chikaming Parks. (April 13, May 11, June 8, July 6, August 17).

TUESDAY 6PM River Saint Joe Brewery & Farm

WEDNESDAY   Yin-Nidra (yogic-sleep meditation), 6pm-7:15pm through April, then 4-5:15pm May-August

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 12pm  Fernwood Botanical

SUNDAY   11am-12:15 pm Slowflow 

YOGA PRICING

All Payments will be received through Spore Studios by using Venmo or paying instructor with Cash or Check.  

$20 drop-in; or $15 with 10-card pass. Passes are good for any Spore Studios yoga venues. 

Ten free yoga classes with enrollment in the Compassionate Wisdom Course.

SPRING RETREATS

May 8, 1-4pm, $49/session  

Register by 5pm Friday, prior to event.

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

These workshops invite mindfulness and reconnection to our own inner nature as we engage in sensory walks (forest-bathing), explore micro-environments, create mandalas and appreciate poetry inspired by natural elements. Two retreats are offered each season: winter, spring, summer and fall. 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. Also available for private bookings to celebrate and honor family and friends. 

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

Signup by emailing deirdre@spore-studios.com 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. 

PRICING

*$20 transportation fee added for off-site location and bringing mats and props.

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 people)

  • $200/hour; $225/1.5 hours.

VENUES

  • Art and Education Center in Three Oaks, Mi. and Fernwood Botanical Gardens.