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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 Studios Closed thru April 13 During Michigan COVID-19 Executive Order

It is with very heavy hearts to announce that we have closed both UpDog Rochester and Sterling Hgts. studio locations thru April 13 in compliance with the governor's COVID-19 executive order. The order specifically limits indoor exercise/fitness facilities from remaining open to groups of people during this time. We are committed to the health and wellness of you, our valued clients, as well as our instructors and all patrons of both studios, and will endeavor to do our part to assist in stopping both the spread and elimination of the COVID-19 virus in our communities.

We absolutely plan to re-open on April 14, or as soon as the order is lifted and deemed safe to do so. Please visit this page for updates.

In the meantime, we are here for you to stay connected in other ways! Please CLICK HERE to view details about "UpDog Yoga From Home" Online Yoga Classes, Virtual Yoga sessions by appt., and other online happenings.

We are ever grateful for your continued support during these difficult and constantly changing times. Our hearts go out to you and everyone dealing with this pandemic, in a variety of direct and indirect ways, including our own instructors, staff and DWU tenants. Despite the required social distance for now, when we come together as a community and open our hearts... we can and will create the necessary change for a brighter future. Know that you are loved, and we look forward to joining you on your mats again soon.

Love & Light To All!

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

As a thank you to all our Healthcare Heroes out there in our Michigan communities, UpDog Yoga invites you to join our UpDog Yoga- From Home Online Yoga Classes for FREE! We appreciate all you are doing in our community and want to extend a little bit of gratitude by offering you 100% free access to our online yoga offerings now and thru the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We hope you will enjoy these daily yoga classes, meditations and mindfulness sessions to help you de-stress when you have the time and are not busy and hard at work. UpDog Yoga From Home offers both live streaming classes daily at scheduled times, as well as a library of recorded sessions which you can watch at your convenience anytime.

All employees with a valid ID from any Michigan hospital will receive FREE access to the group with just a few simple steps:

  1. Take a pic. of your hospital ID and text to 248-388-5487
  2. Click here UpDog Yoga- From Home then log-in to Facebook and request to join the group (or search "UpDog Yoga From Home" from Facebook)
  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

Thank you once again for all you do, as you truly are our heroes in this time of need. Be strong, safe and well and know that you are loved and appreciated beyond words!

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Join Us Daily For Virtual Yoga Classes Online with "UpDog Yoga From Home"!

Start or enhance your at-home Yoga practice while we are closed per the COVID-19 social distancing orders with "UpDog Yoga From Home" presented by your favorite UpDog instructors . This online service allows you to still get your Yoga practice in from home, as led virtually by an UpDog instructor!

We offer 1-2 online Yoga classes daily, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home at your convenience. You have the option to tune-in to live classes from a variety of UpDog instructors at pre-scheduled times, or view videos from their recorded sessions whenever you like.

Class schedules are posted on both the Home and Class Schedule pages of our website, events section of our Updog Facebook page and the calendar within the group: https://www.updogyoga.com/class-schedule-rochester

It's 100% FREE to join if you are an Unlimited Yoga Member at either UpDog Yoga Rochester or UpDog Yoga Sterling Heights, or an UpDog Teacher Trainee! CLICK HERE TO JOIN "UPDOG YOGA FROM HOME" NOW

If you do not already have an Unlimited package, or even if you are not a current UpDog client, you can still join for only $20 per month which gives you a 1-Month Unlimited Online Pass for 30 days from date of purchase: CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE UPDOG FROM HOME 1-MONTH UNLIMITED ONLINE PASS $20

Get Started:

1. If you are not an already an UpDog Unlimited Member, purchase an UpDog Yoga From Home 1-Month Unlimited Pass online: https://www.updogyoga.com/prices/pricing-rochester

2. Join the UpDog Yoga at Home Facebook group (you must have an existing or set-up a new Facebook account): https://www.facebook.com/groups/570681677137587/

3. Access the "UpDog At Home" Facebook group to tune-in to virtual Yoga classes in real-time at the scheduled time or view the library of pre-recorded videos available in the group at your convenience.

Questions? Give us a call: 248-608-6668

Stay tuned for more content daily, and most importantly stay safe and healthy - WE LOVE and MISS YOU ALL!

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UpDog Yoga In The News! Click above image for full article featuring UpDog Yoga and how the Metro-Detroit Yoga Community is offering online alternatives during COVID-19 social distancing

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.

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

As we are all in the midst of Coronavirus and being mindful of maintaining a clean, germ-free space, want to share some news about the new Sterilaser™ cleaning device we now have at UpDog and will be using on all floors thruout the studio.

We will use this unit as part of our regular cleaning regimen when we are permitted to re-open for regular in-studio classes (in addition to our regular dry and wet mop cleaning procedures we do on all practice room floors 2-3 times daily, 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) lights to disinfect any large flat surface. When pulled at a normal walking pace, it will kill 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). 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 to disinfect and sterilize. 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 a few weeks ago when we began evaluating and looking for ways to further improve our cleanliness procedures to combat Coronavirus.

I'm just 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.

Check out the video to see the Sterilaser in action!


RYT200 Fall 2020 Yoga Teacher Training

Fall 2020 Yoga Teacher Training begins October 4th, 2020. Training takes place on Sundays, October 4, 2020 through January 10, 2021.

All you need is a desire to teach the change you want to see! 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!

Our $2,900 price makes UpDog’s training remarkably affordable and you can save up to $400 with early bird discounts:

  • Save $100 with $200 deposit prior to July 31, 2020
  • Save $300 with tuition paid in full prior to August 15, 2020
  • Payment plans are also available

Visit Teacher Training Page

Call or email Jill: 248.608.6668


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

Visit our second location, 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.