Ongoing classes in Yoga and Tai Chi (September-December 2019)  

Tai Chi, Martial Arts & Self Defense

Primordial Qigong and Tao Yin Qigong with Steven Sy • Saturday-Monday, Oct. 19-21 • Primordial Qigong is a short qigong form that opens your heart center and accelerates spiritual development. Tao Yin Qigong is a set of floor exercises designed to keep the body in a youthful state. $375. Contact Steven at (517) 295-3477; steven@spiritualtao.com or spiritualtaoworkshops.com.

 

Tai Chi Beginners with Master Young and Sifu Carey • Mondays/Thursdays, 10-11:15 a.m.; Tuesdays/Thursdays, 7:15-8:30 p.m. • T’ai Chi form is a series of postures linked together in a continuous, fluid manner. As an internal Chinese martial art, the form focuses on self-cultivation, integrates both physical and mental energy mechanics, promotes relaxation, and builds a sense of presence and awareness. T’ai Chi is often characterized as a moving meditation. Register for one class, and you can attend all four sessions per week at no extra cost. $195. Contact Wasentha at 741-0695; wasentha@peacefuldragonschool.com or peacefuldragonschool.com.

 

Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan with Genie Parker • Mondays 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6-7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m. • Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan is a soft style martial art emphasizing balance and relaxation. All are welcome to learn this ancient art of meditation in motion. $45/month for one class/week, $70/two or more classes/week. Student, senior, and family rates available. First class free. Contact Genie at (248) 229-1060; wustyleannarbor@gmail.com or wustyle-annarbor.com.

 

Tai Chi for Mobility Maintenance and Multi-Level Tai Chi with Karla Groesbeck • Mondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. and 6:40-7:40 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m.; Thursdays, 9:30-11 a.m.; Fridays, 1-2 p.m. • Yang Tai Chi and Qigong classes are for individuals of any age and fitness level who seek to relax and have fun with this engaging body/mind activity. These are peaceful, flowing, low-impact exercises, well suited for calming, centering, and mobility maintenance. Prices vary. Seniors free. Contact Karla at 325-4244; info@taichilove.com or taichilove.com.

 

Chen Tai Chi Ch’uan with Joe Walters • Mondays, Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Saturdays 10-11 a.m. • Unique movement art emphasizing inner stillness and relaxation developed through disciplined whole body integration and refined awareness. Instruction in stance training, silk-reeling exercises, and Chen forms. $10/visit. $85/month. First class free. Contact Joe at annarbortaichi@gmail.com or annarbortaichi.com.

 

Morning Tai Chi with Master Sang Kim • Monday through Friday, 7-8:30 a.m. • Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. $225/month. Contact at 531-8796; info@sunshen.org or sunshen.org.

 

Tai Chi with Diane Evans • Tuesdays, 9 a.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.; and Thursdays, 6 p.m. • Tai chi classes at varying levels including a beginner group and continuing for those with more experience. Contact Imagine Fitness and Yoga at 622-8119; imagine@imaginefitnessandyoga.com or imaginefitnessandyoga.com.

 

Tai Chi Pushing Hands with Joseph Wang • Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Pushing hands is an interactive Tai Chi training which helps you experience the world in a nonreactive and calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. $70/month, $21/drop-in sessions. Contact at 531-8796; info@sunshen.org or sunshen.org.

 

Tai Chi for Arthritis with Jan Katz • Thursdays, 1-1:50 p.m. • Medical studies have shown this particular program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of life, as well as preventing falls for older adults. Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginners to improve health and wellness. $55/month or $17/drop-in sessions. Contact at 531-8796; info@sunshen.org or sunshen.org.

 

SUN SHEN Basic Tai Chi Form with Alexis Neuhaus • Mondays, 6-7 p.m. • Build a solid foundation in Tai Chi principles in an intimate setting, with guidance and personal adjustment in the SUN SHEN 35 Form. As you learn the sequence and details of the Form, you will experience the calm, effortless power which comes from relaxed focus. $55/month, $17/drop-in sessions. Contact at 531-8796; info@sunshen.org or sunshen.org.

 

Tai Chi for Kids with Jonathan Buckman • Sundays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. • From the slow Tai-Chi form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home. This class invites kids to learn about themselves and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness. Available to children from 5-17. $70/month, $21/drop-in sessions. Contact at 531-8796; info@sunshen.org or sunshen.org.

 

Martial Arts Classes with Huron Valley Aikikai • Monday-Saturday mornings and evenings • Huron Valley Aikikai is a community of martial arts practitioners with the goal of providing an authentic, supportive, and high-quality environment for the study of Aikido. Classes include Aikido, Zen Meditation, Mixed Martial Arts, Batto-ho, Weapons, and Children’s Aikido. For complete information, contact 761-6012; hv-aikido.com.

 

Aikido Yoshokai Association of North America • Evening classes offered four days per week • Aikido is a form of Japanese Budo, a way of study including both physical and mental training. The word Aikido can be loosely translated as “the way of harmony with nature or universal energy.” Aikido is a way of studying harmony through physical movements. We study moving in harmony with others to eventually strike harmony with nature. Children’s classes offered also. Contact 662-4686; aikidoyoshokai.org.

 

Classes with Asian Martial Arts Studio • Ongoing classes • Martial arts classes include Aikido, Kung Fu, Karate, Tai Chi, Wing Chun, and Lion Dance with the goals of developing a truthful knowledge of the fundamental elements of our martial arts traditions and their roots in Asian culture. Children’s classes offered also. Contact 994-3620; a2amas.com. 

Yoga

 First Friday Happy Hour Yin Yoga with Verapose Yoga • Fridays, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, 6 p.m. • Yin yoga is the perfect balance for our fast paced “yang-style” lives. We open the body as well as turn inward to cultivate an awareness of ourselves. Perfect for beginners. $5. Contact Courtney at 388-6062; veraposeyoga@gmail.com or veraposeyoga.com.

 

Yoga Teacher Training 200RYT with Verapose Yoga • Begins Saturday, Sept. 14 • Whether you’re looking to become a teacher or broaden your practice, we will support your goals and guide you through your yogic journey. With small class sizes, we are able to support our students with love and compassion. We are registered with the Yoga Alliance. $3,200. Contact Courtney at 726-0086; veraposeyoga@gmail.com or veraposeyoga.com.

 

Verapose Open House and Peace Pole Dedication with Verapose Yoga and Meditation House • Friday, Sept. 20, 6-9 p.m. • Join in celebration as we dedicate our new peace pole in ceremony. Enjoy food, music, art, and prizes. Open to the public. Free. Contact Victoria at victoria@veraposeyoga.com or veraposeyoga.com.

 

Partner Yoga Workshop with Verapose Yoga • Saturday, Oct. 19, 7-9 p.m. • Grab your partner and join us for a special Sweetest Day class. $10/first timers. $18/regular. Contact Courtney at 726-0086; veraposeyoga@gmail.com or veraposeyoga.com.

 

Burn it off! Post Thanksgiving Yoga with Verapose Yoga • Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, Nov. 29, 30; Dec. 1 • Need to re-energize after the holiday? Join us for a spirited yoga class designed to burn calories and energize the mind and body. $10/first timers. $18/regular. Contact Courtney at 388-6062; veraposeyoga@gmail.com or veraposeyoga.com.

 

Open Level Yoga with Michele Bond • Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m., Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. • Each student is encouraged to honor their own unique abilities and limitations in this mixed level class, with variations offered for all levels. Our method blends the science of biomechanics with an open-hearted, uplifting philosophy. Learn to look for the good in yourself and others as you enjoy a dynamic practice. $14/pre registered. $18/drop-in with permission. Contact Michele at 358-8546; michele@yogahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com.

 

Classical Hatha Yoga with Triple Crane Monastery • Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. • Start with a five-minute warm-up exercise, then one hour of custom yoga poses. Class emphasizes incorporating one’s body movements and breathing. Primarily focused on physical discipline, body strengthening, increasing vital life force, and calming one’s mind. Free. Contact Winnie at 757-8567; triple.crane@huayenworld.org or huayenworld.org/usa.

 

Yoga Classes at The Yoga Room with Christy DeBurton • Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 6-7:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 6-7:15 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:30-9:45 a.m. • Offering Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa yoga classes. See website for pricing and full schedule. Contact Christy at 761-8409; info@christydeburton.com or yogaroomannarbor.com.

 

Hatha Yoga with Kashi Amma • Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. • This class uses quieting yoga sequences to help destress and restore the body. The movements calm the nervous system and bring subtle energies back into balance. Please bring a yoga mat. $15. Contact Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram at 883-6947; lalitananda@kashinivas.org or kashinivas.org.

 

Compassionate Yoga with Mary Seibert • Tuesdays, 5:15-6:15 p.m. • Hatha Yoga is appropriate for beginners and seasoned students. Emphasis on mindfulness, breath, postures, strength, and balance. $13/registered. $15/drop-in. Contact Mary at 323-2520; mvsa2mvs@gmail.com or compassionateyoga.info.

 

Crazy Cheap Yoga with Irene’s Myomassology Institute • Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. • These are great classes for someone wanting to get started with yoga, as well as those who have practiced for years. These all-levels classes can challenge yogis while being modified for beginners. Open for anyone who wants to attend. $5/class. $36/12 classes. Contact Student Records at (248) 350-1400; contact@irenes.edu or irenes.edu.

 

Yoga Essentials with Michele Bond • Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. • For those new to yoga, or new to this system, learn Universal Principles of Alignment that are an invaluable aid to learning the postures, deepening your understanding of the body, developing a yoga practice that is safe, joyful, therapeutic, and fun. $14/registered. $18/drop-in with permission. Contact Michele at 358-8546; michele@yogahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com.

 

Yoga Class with Zen Buddhist Temple • Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 10 and Oct. 29, 6:30-8 p.m. • Beginning and experienced students in the classes learn traditional yoga postures with an emphasis on relaxation, concentration, and working with the breath. The instructors were trained by the Sivananda Yoga Organization, and combine that experience with meditation training. $60/all six sessions. $12/session. Contact Zen Buddhist Temple at 761-6520; annarbor@zenbuddhisttemple.org or zenbuddhisttemple.org.

 

Gentle Yoga with Erica Dutton • Wednesdays, 10:30-12 p.m. • Class starts with a half hour of silent meditation followed by an hour of gentle yoga. Iyengar Yoga for all levels, no experience necessary. Gentle enough for those with back and other body issues. Please bring a yoga mat and wear loose clothing. $10-20. Contact Erica at 417-4385; eld0306@yahoo.com or enlightenedsoulcenter.com.

 

Yoga for Athletes with Michele Bond • Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. • Athletes or anyone looking for a strong practice will enjoy increasing core strength, enhancing flexibility, agility, balance, and mental focus with this fun and energetic practice. Universal Alignment Principles help open the door to peak performance in sports and all areas of your life. $14/preregistered. $18/drop-in with permission. Contact Michele at 358-8546; michele@yogahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com.

 

Iyengar Yoga with David Rosenberg • Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 10-11:30 a.m. • Experience invigorating yoga postures using the methods of B. K. S. Iyengar to strengthen the body, create a feeling of wellbeing, reduce stress, and release tension through physical activity and meditation. The instructor emphasizes use of yoga props and individualized instruction so students of varying experience, age, flexibility, and strength can participate together. $99/eight classes. Contact David at 646-4195; massage4@aol.com or aareced.com.

 

Restorative Yoga with Kashi Amma • Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. • Designed to soothe and refresh the body and soul using props and guided meditation. Please bring a yoga mat. $15. Contact Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram at 883-6947; lalitananda@kashinivas.org or kashinivas.org.

 

Yoga Happy Hour: Basics and Restorative with Michele Bond • Fridays, 6-7 p.m. • Relax in our peaceful, serene setting as you discover the joys of Restorative Yoga. Simple breathwork to balance your energy, gentle stretching, and supported postures help your stress melt away. No yoga experience required. $11/registered. $13/drop-in with permission. Contact Michele at 358-8546; michele@yogahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com.

 

Inward Bound Yoga at Friends Meetinghouse • Variety of approaches to yoga, including Hatha, Ashtanga, and several flow classes coordinated with music. For class descriptions and fees, see website: ibyoga.com.

 

Yoga Classes at The Yoga Space • Various class times • Offering beginner, intermediate, advanced, and senior classes. Most classes are an hour-and-a-half. Contact Sue at sue@yogaspaceannarbor.com or yogaspaceannarbor.com.

 

Yoga Classes with Imagine Fitness • Mondays, 9:15 a.m and 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, 6 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m.; Fridays, 12 p.m. • Yoga classes for everyone. No experience necessary. Styles include Hatha, Restorative, Beginners, and Fundamentals. $21/drop-in. Contact Imagine Fitness and Yoga at 622-8119; imagine@imaginefitnessandyoga.com or imaginefitnessandyoga.com.

 

Yoga with Cats with Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center • Sundays, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. • Practice Hatha style yoga with the furry feline masters at Ann Arbor’s own cat cafe! Bring peace to your mind and body while filling your heart with joy as you help animals―proceeds help the homeless animals in our community. $10. Tenth class free! Contact at 661-3530; humaneed@hshv.org or tinylions.org/yoga.

 

Rise and Shine Yoga with Michele Bond • Fridays, 7-8:15 a.m. • The class begins with candlelight as the sun rises over the nearby treetops and ends in the full light of the new day. Mixed-level practice. $14/registered; $18/drop-in with instructor permission. Call 358-8546; michele@yogahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com.

 

Rise and Shine at Nine with Michele Bond • Thursdays, 9-10:15 a.m. • Includes the goodness of the original Rise and Shine class but at a later hour. $14/registered; $18/drop-in with instructor permission. Call 358-8546; michele@yogahouseannarbor.com or yogahouseannarbor.com.