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UpDog Mission

To provide unparalleled levels of Yoga instruction and stress reduction in a calm, peaceful, safe and beautiful environment.


UpDog Re-Open For All In-Person, In-Studio Classes!

All in-person classes at both Rochester and Sterling Hgts. studio locations resumed on Monday, January 18, per the prior COVID-19 indoor group fitness closure which has now been lifted by the governor and MDHHS!

See below and the Schedule pages by studio location for the complete listing of our weekly in-studio class schedule. Please pre-register online in advance for any classes you'd like to attend. Walk-ins will only be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis space permitting to accommodate limited capacity social distancing. Social distancing and face masks continue within the practice rooms and when entering/exiting and moving about the studios.

Rochester Class Schedule

Sterling Hgts. Class Schedule

Additionally, our "UpDog Yoga From Home" Online Live Stream classes and Facebook Video library of 270 pre-recorded classes continues for those who still wish to practice at home. We have an updated schedule of Online Live Stream classes with NEW times and offerings. See below for ONLINE schedules and details:

Rochester Online Live Stream

Sterling Hgts. Online Live Stream

Video Library of Classes

Michigan hospital employees can also continue to access our Facebook Video Library for free, including new users who text us your hospital ID. Click for details: Facebook Video Library

Should you have any additional questions or needs, please let us know: info@updogyoga.com 248-608-6668

See below for our Schedule of Classes. Note location of each class for either Rochester ("UpDog Yoga") or Sterling Heights ("UpDog Yoga Sterling"). Click on the filter icon to narrow or expand your view by day/week/location.

To view complete Descriptions of class types and Schedule by individual studio location, go to the "Classes" menu bar at very top left of this page.

Save time by pre-registering online for any classes you'd like to attend by clicking the "Sign-Up" button next to a class in the below schedule. Optionally, you can also download the free MindBody App to your mobile device (click MindBody button below).

Online pre-registration ensures a spot and is required for all ONLINE Live Stream classes. Walk-ins for in-person, in-studio classes are always welcome on a first come, first serve basis after giving first priority to pre-registered clients and space permitting per limited capacity social distancing requirements.

Download a copy of our weekly Schedule of Yoga Classes for either Rochester or Sterling Hgts. by clicking on the PDF documents below. Package pricing for either/both In-Studio or Online Live Stream classes is also listed in attached, or please visit the Pricing page:

Rochester Pricing

Sterling Hgts. Pricing

UpDog Workshops & Classroom Series

In addition to our regular schedule of Yoga classes, we offer a variety of specialized Workshops of varying topics and themes each month - all of which are designed to either grow your Yoga or meditation practice, promote health and wellness, or enhance personal and spiritual development.

Also join our talented UpDog teachers for our "Intro To Yoga" signature classroom series which is suitable for beginners or anyone who would like to deepen their knowledge of Yoga.

See Workshops page for upcoming events and details

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RYT200 Spring 2021 Yoga Teacher Training

Spring 2021 Yoga Teacher Training begins March 7, 2021. Training takes place on Sundays, March 7 through June 13, 2021. The UpDog School For Yoga can help you begin an open-hearted journey to becoming a Yoga Instructor as you learn how to share what you love with others – it’s the best thing you’ll ever do!

Yoga Teacher Training is a wonderful experience that will enrich your life in so many positive ways, both during and after the training is complete. Our RYT200 program is open to Yoga practitioners of ALL experience levels aspiring to learn, with no prerequisites.

Our $2,900 price makes UpDog’s training remarkably affordable and payment plans are also available.

Visit Teacher Training Page

Call or email Jill: 248.608.6668


Balance Within Retreat At Lake Bluff Preserve, Frankfort, MI, June 4-6, 2021

Make Your Reservation: https://balancewithinretreat.com

Balance Within Retreat Weekend At Lake Bluff Preserve, June 4-6, 2021

UpDog Yoga and Balance Within™ present Balance Within Weekend Retreat At Lake Bluff Preserve in Frankfort, Michigan, June 4-6, 2021. Join us for an Inspiring Weekend of Laughter, Joy and Peace in the Freedom of True Self on ‘America’s Third Coast’!

Immerse yourself in the pure natural beauty that surrounds you - awe inspiring cliffs, sapphire blue water, the rhythmic sound of rolling waves below you, and refreshing breezes - from high atop your perch 350 feet above Lake Michigan at the spacious yet cozy Lake Bluff retreat accommodations.

The clean, clear, magical energy of ‘The Bluff’ provides isolation from our busy lives and forms the backdrop to an immersive weekend of Balance Within™ workshops, activities and techniques for self-awareness and growth to bring a greater sense of calm and balance into your world:

  • Balance Within™ Techniques
  • Guided Meditation, Mantras & Chanting
  • Intentions & Manifestation Wheel
  • Reiki Share & Attunement
  • Food & Energy Awareness
  • Shamanic Journey
  • Drum Circle & Bonfire
  • RestoraYin (Restorative Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage & Reiki combined)
  • Daily Yoga Classes (indoors/outdoors)
  • Individual Energy Healings (by appt.)

Choose from any/all of the above gatherings, plus enjoy free time to explore the beauty that surrounds Lake Bluff and hike the beach and natural surroundings that abound right outside your door.

All accommodations, Cordon Bleu Chef prepared daily meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and a complete itinerary of life-changing Balance Within daily activities and gatherings are included in one all-inclusive price!

Cost varies per person based on choice of room starting at $600 for the entire weekend. Choose from a large master suite with private balcony, or well appointed standard rooms with stunning lake views (all rooms have queen beds). $375 deposit holds your room choice.

Laughter, Joy and Peace reside in this life changing retreat. You will leave feeling lighter, with a sense of peace to carry with you into your daily life and bring home to your loved ones. Finding this balance is the energy and pure intention behind Balance Within.

For details and to make your reservation:


Call: 586-453-4560

Email: balancewithinretreat@gmail.com

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FREE "UpDog Yoga From Home" Online Yoga Classes For Michigan Healthcare Workers Continues

As a continued thank you to all our Healthcare Heroes in our Michigan communities, UpDog is continuing to offer ongoing access to our Facebook Video Library of Yoga Classes to ALL Michigan Hospital Employees for FREE!, including new users.

We appreciate all you have done for our communities throughout the pandemic and are aware that many of you are still working hard and working overtime. We extend gratitude by continuing to offer you 100% free access to our Facebook Video Library of over 270 pre-recorded classes from UpDog instructors. We hope you will continue to enjoy these daily Yoga classes, meditations and mindfulness sessions to help you de-stress.

Haven't joined yet? If you are an active Michigan hospital employee with ID, here's how to receive FREE access to the group in just a few simple steps:

  1. Take a picture of your hospital ID and text to 248-388-5487
  2. Login to Facebook and request to join the group (or search "UpDog Yoga From Home" from Facebook): UpDog Yoga- From Home Facebook Group
  3. Once we verify your ID via text, we will add you to the group and you can begin enjoying all of our session offerings at your convenience anytime

For more details, click here: Facebook Video Library

Thank you once again for all you do. Be strong, safe and well and know that you are loved and appreciated beyond words!

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UpDog Gift Certificates Available Anytime!

Purchase Gift Certificates Online or In-Studio for all of our services at UpDog. Choose a specific service, or simply select any dollar amount and your gift recipient can redeem on any items or services they choose:

  • Yoga Classes
  • Private Yoga Therapy
  • Workshops
  • Massage
  • Energy Healing Therapy
  • Sound Healing Therapy
  • Yoga Gear, Merchandise & Accessories

To Purchase e-Certificates Online: Personalize and order eGift Certificates from our Online Store for emailing directly to your recipient or you can print them out: Buy Gift Certificates

You can also call us anytime to purchase via credit card to put a gift certificate on your recipient's UpDog account: 248.608.6668

To Purchase Printed Gift Certificates In-Studio: Visit us during regular business hours/scheduled class times 7 days a week (cash, check, credit or debit accepted).

Don't forget the yogis in your life for holidays and special events, or give someone a head-start to begin their Yoga journey!

Germicidal UVC Sterilaser™ Now At UpDog Studios: Disinfects All Practice Rooms, Floors and Yoga Mats (including yours) In Seconds!

As we are all mindful of maintaining a clean, germ-free space, we want to introduce you to the Sterilaser™ cleaning device we now have at UpDog and will be using between classes on all floors thruout both studio locations.

This unit is now part of our regular cleaning regimen, in addition to our regular dry and wet mop cleaning procedures we do on all practice room floors as well as hallways, lobby and bathroom floors. What is also very cool is that we can also use it to disinfect all of our rental Yoga mats and can even use on your own personal Yoga mat just by running it across your mat before and/or after class!

Sterilaser delivers a massive dose of germicidal ultraviolet (UVC) light to disinfect any large flat surface. When pulled at a normal walking pace, it kills over 99.7% of all pathogens in its path in less than a quarter of a second (as verified by bio-medical testing at Oakland University and other studies. (Click to view OU study results.) It is perfectly safe, super quick, easy to use, and a chemical free (Green Technology) product.

It destroys dangerous germs, bacteria and viruses such as Hepatitis, STAPH (including MRSA), E-Coli, Salmonella, HIV and the Influenza-Viruses. Microorganisms, such as ring worm and dust mites are instantly killed, as is mold and mildew. As a "Green Technology" UVC does not contribute to the development of resistant strains of microorganisms, as do other antimicrobials and antibiotics.

Hospitals have been using germicidal UVC for years. The Sterilaser unit in particular has been around for about 7 years and was concepted and manufactured right here in Rochester, MI out of a need to disinfect wrestling and gymnastics mats and is actively used in schools and gymnasiums nationwide. An UpDog client's husband, who is a former wrestler, emailed me about it when we began evaluating and looking for ways to further improve our cleanliness procedures to combat Coronavirus in early March.

We're pleased to be able to find a way to bring this same germicidal technology into the studio to make it as germ free as possible and to give all a little more peace of mind when practicing. We have two Sterilaser units and will use at both of the UpDog Rochester and Sterling Hgts. locations on a daily basis. According to the manufacturer, we are the first Yoga studio nationwide to utilize the Sterilaser and we are excited to bring this technology to our Yoga community.

See details for all of our Studio Health & Safety Protocols

UpDog Yoga Rochester Practice Room Freshly Re-Painted With A New Look!

Here's a quick video of the new paint color of the Updog Yoga practice room in Rochester. Spent some quality quarantine time priming, painting and caulking and just wanted to share the final product!

Take A Virtual Video Tour Of UpDog And Explore Our Beautiful Space!

Visit UpDog Yoga-Sterling Heights!

Take a virtual video tour of UpDog Yoga-Sterling Heights and our 1,000 sq. ft. practice room located at 13911 19-Mile Road with The Float Institute - a zero gravity float & wellness center. NEW STUDENTS: 5 Yoga Classes for only $15!

Check out our Yoga Class schedule: https://www.updogyoga.com/class-schedule-sterling-heights

Call: 586.232.9555

Email: info@updogyoga.com

UpDog Yoga Welcomes YOU!


UpDog Voted "Best Yoga Studio In Metro-Detroit" by WDIV Click-On Detroit

Visit our beautiful space, warm Yoga community and gifted instructors to see WHY!

UpDog Yoga Named 2018 MINDBODY Visionary!

This award recognizes businesses in the health and wellness industry who are supporting their communities.