Join Certified Yoga Therapist, Yvonne Clark (C-IAYT, ERYT 500) at UpDog Yoga Rochester, for a special therapeutic workshop to help alleviate sciatic nerve pain in the lower back, hips and legs. Sciatic pain typically radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, a long nerve which runs from the lower back, across the hips and back side, and down the back of each leg. Sciatica is a very common and painful problem which can range from tingling and numbness to shooting pain down the hip, entire leg and foot. Left untreated sciatica can significantly restrict movement. Yvonne will guide students through several simple yet effective yoga poses which can provide immediate sciatic pain relief. Students will learn how to relieve and release the sciatic nerve and how to perform the poses at home. Prior yoga experience is not required. Yvonne is an Internationally Certified Yoga Therapist and has been teaching yoga since 2006. Yoga Instructors earn yoga alliance continuing education credits by attending this workshop. To register or for more information or call 248-608-6668. #updogyogami #yogatherapy #heal #yogarules #yogatherapyforsciaticarelief #goloveyourself❤️

Mindfulness is a basic attention practice which promotes awareness to the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, and is used as a therapeutic technique. Join Certified Yoga Therapist, Yvonne Clark and the Mindfulness Institute of Michigan at UpDog Yoga Rochester to learn how the ancient techniques of meditation and mindfulness can be activated and useful in everyday life. Attendees of this workshop will access this information through simple interactive exercises, short meditation practices in a seated or reclined position, as well as, a few very gentle yoga poses intended to awaken the attendees inner awareness. Individuals will also learn how to utilize intention and directing the energy in order to live in a healthy and meaningful way. No prior yoga nor meditation experience necessary. Paying attention, on purpose, trains the brain to focus more; individuals can strengthen brain functions and experience numerous benefits including but not limited to: increased Clarity and thinking and perception, lowered anxiety levels, the experience of being calm and internally still, the experience of feeling connected, a decrease in depressive symptoms, and an increase in attention and focus. Yvonne is certified at the highest level of teaching yoga and is a Certified Yoga Therapist. She is also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). Yoga instructors can earn yoga Alliance continuing education credits by attending this Workshop. For more information and to register please call 248-608-6668 or online at #updogyogami #experiencemindfulness #awakenandapplymindfulness #healthyliving #goloveyourself❤️ #goloveyourmind

Fiat Club America, Detroit Chapter and UpDog Yoga have teamed up to help families in need by providing Thanksgiving donations to Lighthouse, a Pontiac based food and shelter organization serving Oakland County communities. Lighthouse has a goal of providing dinner boxes to 1,500 families in need this year, and you can help with our Fill-A-Fiat Food Drive! With your donation, we will fill a Fiat in the UpDog Yoga parking lot with non-perishable food items, gift cards or check donations. Please come anytime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 16th to place your items in the Fiat. Note, early donations of Dry Goods, gift cards or checks payable to Lighthouse will be accepted at the updog front-desk beginning November 1st through November 15th. To keep it sweet and warm, in addition to our fiat's will have cider and donuts for everyone. Any non-perishable Thanksgiving food items are appreciated or you may also donate gift cards or a check. An anonymous donor will match all gift card and check donations made on November 16th! Please join us for this fun event for a great cause. If you cannot make it in person on November 16th but still wish to support this great cause, please donate online to Lighthouse #updogyogami #happythanksgiving

Happy Halloween! All morning classes through 6 p.m. are still on. Evening classes and prenatal are canceled have a safe and happy holiday! #happyhalloween🎃

Join spiritual intuitive and advisor, Chuck McNabb, as he leads a guided meditation and workshop to help you learn to identify and connect with your spirit guides, animal totems, angels and ascended masters. Everyone has guides and animal totems who walk with them in spirit during their lifetime, teaching and guiding them, and in some cases protecting them. Your higher self helps select these guides and they are responsible for helping you fulfill the spiritual contract you make with your higher self. Chuck helps you to attune to and identify what guides you have around you currently, how they relate to you and helping you on your life's journey, and how you can begin to connect with them through meditation and other techniques. To register or for more information or call 248-608-6668. #updogyogami #spiritguides #tunein

Learn to open and balance the 7 chakra energy centers in your body - release and he'll what is no longer serving you! Chakras are our internal power centers that move energy in and out of our bodies. Each of our seven chakras running along the spine, from the tailbone to the crown of the head, plays a role in creating balance in our bodies Which shapes and affects our overall physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. This Workshop led by Marjorie Lakovic and Jill Rocker will create a space to heal and release on spiritual, emotional and physical Levels by providing education and awareness of the chakras combined with guided meditation and chanting to open each Energy Center. Students will learn how to use a pendulum to see which chakras in their body are open or closed. Marjorie and Jill will set a Sacred Space and perform Reiki energy healing, intuitive insight and guidance to assist students in releasing and healing. Students will learn how to set intentions to maintain this balance. Marjorie is a Reiki healer and spiritual intuitive. Jill is a Reiki master, full Mesa Shaman, E-RYT200 Yoga Instructor and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). or call 248-608-6668 to register or for more information. #updogyogami #chakras #balanceyourchakras

Do you have low back, knee, or foot pain? The source of these trouble spots maybe your hips...Certified MELT Instructor, Stephanie Howard, presents a MELT body and mini foot treatment at UpDog Yoga Rochester to help rehydrate and restore your hips, psoas, low back and feet. MELT offers natural pain relief, to address the true cause of chronic pain, not just mask symptoms. In this Happy Hips session, learn how unstable hips may be contributing to and or causing low back, knee, or foot pain. MELTing your hips maybe the secret to whole body stability. MELT stands for: myofascial energetic length technique. The MELT Method is a simple self treatment that accesses and restores hydration in the body and reconnects our internal autopilot/nervous system to reduce chronic pain - helping us stay healthy, youthful and active. Learn how connective tissue gets dehydrated, common aches and pains it can cause, and how to rehydrate this essential system. Learn simple self treatments you can do at home to erase pain and tension in your hands, feet, lower back and neck brought on by everyday stress, overused, and age. Benefits of MELT include: relief from neck and low back pain, arthritis, bunions, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome; more energy and less fatigued throughout your day; reduced tension and stress; fall asleep more easily and sleep more soundly; improved posture, balance and flexibility. To register or for any questions please call 248-608-6668 or online at #MELT #updogyogami #MELTawaypain #feelgood

Celebrate the Full Moon at UpDog Yoga-Rochester with a powerful, creative Native American drumming and meditation session led by Chuck McNabb, gifted medium and spiritual advisor. The drum circle and braces people of all ages and no prior drumming or meditation experience is necessary. Native American drums and rattles of various shapes and sizes will be provided, and feel free to bring your own instruments. Indigenous peoples of the world have for Millenia gathered under the light of the full moon to dance and make music. The beat of the drums brings us in tune with the rhythms of nature to evoke and raise powerful currents of Life Energy. As participants relax, enjoy and explore the music, their natural creativity and curiosity emerges and The rhythms grow and change. Each person is able to express themselves through their individual instrument while simultaneously participating as part of a larger whole for a therapeutic experience- a new voice, a collective voice, emerges as we drum together and just have fun! To register or for more information please call 248-608-6668 or #updogyogami #fullmooncelebration #drum

Bliss out with Reiki in Yin poses accompanied by massage. Restorative yin yoga poses, thai yoga massage and Reiki energy healing combine for UpDog's RestoraYin Yoga Experience! Much copied, but never duplicated, there's no Bliss like UpDog's RestoraYin body bliss! This revitalizing form of Bodywork is a wonderful way to relax, restore and renew to promote energy balancing. Restorative poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely which benefits all organ systems within the body. Results typically include a deep release of blocked energy in body and mind. These soothing and well-supported poses offer us the opportunity to linger quietly for a few moments and Savor the simple sweetness of Life, leaving us feeling nourished and well-rested. To register or for more information please call 248-608-6668 or #updogyogami #relaxandenjoy #restorativeyoga

If you have ever asked yourself "Am I doing this post right?" Or "How is my alignment?" -then this workshop is for you! From basic yoga poses, to more challenging postures you may otherwise hesitate to try a regular class, Tina will take quality time to break down several different poses of your choice so you feel more safe, confident and comfortable in each. Proper positioning tips, alignment technique, modification options, and props will be used to help you better understand, enter/exit, and experienced each pose safely. Then you will incorporate what you learned into a short practice Flo. This is a great opportunity to expand and enhance your practice with guidance and support! An interactive workshop with your input, we invite you to email us in advance of April 13th with suggestions of any specific poses you would like to work on: (subject line: "Protect & Perfect"). Yoga instructors can earn yoga Alliance continuing education credits by attending this Workshop. To register or for more information please call 248-608-6668 or online at #yogaposes #Protect&Perfect #updogyogami

Students will prepare and ground the body and mind for the coming holidays! This Workshop uses Earth's "grounding ingredients" -sandbags, essential oils, various props for simple yin and restorative postures, allowing muscles to be supported while soothing the nervous system. This amazing Workshop is suitable for all levels and provides an open and safe space to let go of tension, pain, and negative energy, as well as help restore and bring harmony into your life. The practice will focus on specific poses that cleanse, purify, massage and stretch the digestive organs, reducing toxins, increasing energy and improving mental acuity. or call 248-608-6668 to register or for more information. #updogyogami #cleanse #goloveyourself❤️

The Munay-Ki are a series of nine empowerment rights of Awakening passed down from the ancient shamans of Peru. "Munay" means "love and will" together with "ki" from the Japanese word for energy, combine to give the meaning: energy of Love. Shaman Joe will educate the group about the "great rites of enlightenment" of the "Munay-Ki" and perform the nine rights for each participant amongst the support of the group. Receiving these deep healing rites is a very uplifting and personal experience to help the student realize their Sacred Space, illuminate their Spirit, open their heart, and aligned with their highest self. This powerful transformation will take place over two separate sessions. $90 cost includes attendance at both Oct. 26th and Dec. 7th sessions and all Workshop materials, including a DVD and a Pi Stone selected especially for the student. For more information and to register or call 248-608-6668. #updogyogami #shaman #healingrites