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Body, Mind, & Spirit - Week of September 25, 2017






 
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Monday


September 2017
 10 a.m. 

Stretch & Strength Yoga: Better Living Fitness Center.

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This class targets specific areas to build strength, increase flexibility and improve your overall fitness. Special focus is given to alignment and proper from in the poses. Great for beginners! $20 walk-in rate; also included with some Better Living Fitness Center memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $20. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

Viniyoga to Tibetan Incantations.

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Sequenced gentle flowing repetitions of poses, that alternate with periods of holding the pose. All coordinated with the breath and a single chant. This is for an advanced beginner yoga practitioner in that no detailed instruction is offered. Originally choreographed by Barb Linderman - founder of Inward Bound Yoga - and lead by Robbi Duda RN. Floor heated in winter & Free Parking.
Friends Mtg. House, https://ibyoga.org/. $13. 734-741-8586. https://ibyoga.org


 5:30 p.m. 

Full-Body Fit: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Full-Body Fit: Energetic strength-training session including cardio subsets and work on balance and posture. $15 walk-in; included with most Better Living memberships. For all ages, and customized to suit your abilities.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $15. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



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Tuesday


September 2017
 8:15 a.m. 

CVT: Better Living Fitness Center.

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This 45-minute, total body class will get your heart rate up while strengthening your muscles in an interval timed format. Perfect for all levels! $20 for walk-ins; included with some Better Living Fitness Center memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $20. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 5:30 p.m. 

"Trampoline - Circuit Strength Class": The Mix Studios.

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Trampoline fitness and circuit strength class. Get the best of both worlds in this total body fitness class. Half low impact heart rate pumping trampoline cardio and half strength training using a variety of equipment to keep the workout fun and effective. We use dumbbells, kettlebells, bodyweight and med balls for a fun filled variety workout! All fitness levels welcome as we have trainers watching form and all moves can be modified to your level.
The Mix Studio, 2007 S State Street. Free First Class. 734-786-1260. fittogowithmolly.com or the-mix-studios.com [map]



 5:45 p.m. 

"Strength & Tone": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Get a great strength based workout in only 45 minutes. $15 walk in; also included in some Better Living Fitness Center memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $15. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



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Wednesday


September 2017
 10 a.m. 

Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Challenging Yoga workout that links breath with movement to create a dynamic flow of postures. This class is best suited for those with a strong yoga practice. $20 walk-in; included with some Better Living memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $20. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between.
We are currently discussing readings from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness for Beginners: reclaiming the present moment--and your life. No need to buy the book.
Center for Innovation (formerly St. Joe's Urgent Care), 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 4:30-6 p.m. 

Yoga & Mindfulness Workshop.

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Come join us for a 7-week yoga and mindfulness workshop. The group will meet Wednesdays at 4:30-6pm, for 7 Wednesdays from September 27th to November 8th, 2017. If you can, please plan to arrive by 4:15 to gather and get prepared to the session.
In this group, we will engage in the following:
-Learn basic Yogic breathing, stretching, and relaxation techniques.
-Engage in beginner Mindfulness practices.
-Learn the theory behind the technique.
-Practice the technique in session.
-Instructions for practicing at home.
-Participants will practice the application of mindfulness skills for daily life in an emotionally safe, positive group setting.
The group will happen in two parts: Part 1: Yoga and Part 2: Mindfulness Skills
Classes are facilitated by: Mansi Brat, Ph.D., LLPC, RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher)
For more information call (734) 944-3446 or email contact@still-waters-counseling.com
Still Waters Counseling, 137 Keveling Dr., Saline. Cost TBA. contact@still-waters-counseling.com www.still-waters-counseling.com [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

Full-Body Fit: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Energetic strength-training session including cardio subsets and work on balance and posture. $15 walk-in; included with most Better Living memberships. For all ages, and customized to suit your abilities.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $15. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Book study group: Interconnected": Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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This is the first session of a discussion group on the book "Interconnected" by the Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. The book is not strictly about Buddhism, but incorporates Buddhist principles to explore how we can go beyond a mere intellectual understanding of our connections to one another and to the earth. By first seeing, then feeling, and finally living these connections, we can become more effective agents as social change as well as experiencing greater satisfaction in our everyday lives. This book group will follow a public talk on the book at the Crazy Wisdom Bookstore on Friday, Sept. 22 by Lama Tsultrim Gyaltsen, as well as a seminar at the KTC on Sept. 23-24. (see separate listings)
Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, 614 Miner St. Free. 734-678-7549. nburks.61053@yahoo.com annarborktc.org [map]



 7 p.m. 

Yin/Restorative Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Wednesdays from 7-8pm
In this slower paced class, postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow the muscles to relax and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched.
Class is heated between 80-90 degrees.
Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $18. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


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Thursday


September 2017
 8:15 a.m. 

CVT: Better Living Fitness Center.

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This 45-minute, total body class will get your heart rate up while strengthening your muscles in an interval timed format. Perfect for all levels! $20 for walk-ins; included with some Better Living Fitness Center memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $20. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 5 p.m. 

Full-Body Fit: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Energetic strength-training session including cardio subsets and work on balance and posture. $15 walk-in; included with most Better Living memberships. For all ages, and customized to suit your abilities.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $15. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 5:30 p.m. 

Trampoline Fitness Class - Total Body Jump.

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Enjoy a FUN cardio workout without all the harmful impact on your joints and muscles. This high intensity low impact workout delivers all over muscle tone working every cell in your body. Trampoline fitness is unique in the fact that it detoxes the lymph system through the G-forces of jumping. I addition it strengthens the core like no other workout and improves posture and balance. All this while having fun and torching calories. Classes designed for beginners and fitness enthusiast alike.
Balance bars available on select trampolines.
New Students -$5 for 5 classes
Saturday mornings park on the south side of the studio due to tailgating. Arrive 5 minutes early.
The Mix Studio, 2007 S State Street. $5 for 5 classes. 734-786-1260. mollystamos@hotmail.com fittogowithmolly.com [map]



 6 p.m. 

Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Challenging Yoga workout that links breath with movement to create a dynamic flow of postures. This class is best suited for those with a strong yoga practice. $20 walk-in; included with some Better Living memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $20. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

Yoga with Cats: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



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Friday


September 2017
 12:30 p.m. 

Full-Body Fit: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Energetic strength-training session including cardio subsets and work on balance and posture. $15 walk-in; included with most Better Living memberships. For all ages, and customized to suit your abilities.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $15. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 6-7 p.m.  Free! 

Free Yoga Class: The Yoga Space.

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A free one hour yoga class for anyone who is interested. No pre-registration is necessary and all equipment is provided. The class will introduce basic standing and sitting poses and include a guided relaxation. It will be taught by a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher.
The Yoga Space, 180 Little Lake Dr, #1 48103. Free. 734-622-9600. sue@yogaspaceannarbor.com www.yogaspaceannarbor.com [map]



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Saturday


September 2017
 10 a.m. 

Full-Body Fit: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Energetic strength-training session including cardio subsets and work on balance and posture. $15 walk-in; included with most Better Living memberships. For all ages, and customized to suit your abilities.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $15. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 10 a.m. 

Trampoline Fitness Class - Total Body Jump.

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Enjoy a FUN cardio workout without all the harmful impact on your joints and muscles. This high intensity low impact workout delivers all over muscle tone working every cell in your body. Trampoline fitness is unique in the fact that it detoxes the lymph system through the G-forces of jumping. I addition it strengthens the core like no other workout and improves posture and balance. All this while having fun and torching calories. Classes designed for beginners and fitness enthusiast alike.
Balance bars available on select trampolines.
New Students -$5 for 5 classes
Saturday mornings park on the south side of the studio due to tailgating. Arrive 5 minutes early.
The Mix Studio, 2007 S State Street. $5 for 5 classes. 734-786-1260. mollystamos@hotmail.com fittogowithmolly.com [map]



 10:30 a.m.-noon & 2-4 p.m. 

Loving Kindness and Compassion--Start with Yourself! Weekend seminar by Lama Tsultrim Yeshe: Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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We often find it easier to be loving and compassionate toward others than to extend the same consideration to ourselves. The seminar will include a combination of explanation, practice and individual interviews to help participants learn and practice new ways of transforming our own negative feelings about ourselves into compassion for ourselves, and others as well.
Lama Yeshe has been a student of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche since 1989, and in 1996 he completed a traditional Tibetan 3-year retreat led by Khenpo Karthar. He is especially known for workshops in which participants use Tibetan Buddhist practices to explore the nature of forgiveness and healing.
Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, 614 Miner St. Donation. $40/day suggested. 734-678-7549. nburks.61053@yahoo.com annarborktc.org [map]



 11 a.m. 

Cardio & Core: Better Living Fitness Center.

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If you've always wanted a flat stomach, 6-pack abs or just a stronger core, this is the class for you. This class combines high-energy music with a core-sculpting routine to give you a toned midsection. Get me some abs! $15 walk-in; included with some Better Living memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $15. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 11 a.m. 

YinYasa Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Saturdays from 11am-12pm, join Mota Thai Yoga for a free yoga class (with donations accepted).
This class is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This allows the muscles to relax, and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. In between these types of postures, movement and flowing between postures will be done to create internal heat. Appropriate for all levels. This class is heated between 80-90 degrees.
Look for door #22 with the red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. info@motathaiyoga.com motathaiyoga.com [map]



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Sunday


October 2017
 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

Yoga with Cats: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 10:30 a.m.-noon & 2-4 p.m. 

Loving Kindness and Compassion--Start with Yourself! Weekend seminar by Lama Tsultrim Yeshe: Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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We often find it easier to be loving and compassionate toward others than to extend the same consideration to ourselves. The seminar will include a combination of explanation, practice and individual interviews to help participants learn and practice new ways of transforming our own negative feelings about ourselves into compassion for ourselves, and others as well.
Lama Yeshe has been a student of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche since 1989, and in 1996 he completed a traditional Tibetan 3-year retreat led by Khenpo Karthar. He is especially known for workshops in which participants use Tibetan Buddhist practices to explore the nature of forgiveness and healing.
Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, 614 Miner St. Donation. $40/day suggested. 734-678-7549. nburks.61053@yahoo.com annarborktc.org [map]



 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Worship Service: Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.

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The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation is an open and inclusive community within the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. We're rooted in the Anglican tradition, nourished by contemplative practice, and committed to service and advocacy.
Come as you are. Whoever you are. Wherever you are on your journey. We don't have a dress code. And we don't have any expectations or requirements about what you need to believe in order to be welcome here.
Our church community is a diverse one - in age, race, and family structure. We welcome non-traditional families, including single parent, adoptive, multi-racial, and families headed by same-sex couples.
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 3257 Lohr Rd. Free. 734-769-7900. http://incarnationannarbor.org/ [map]



 7-8:30 p.m. 

Quartz Crystal Bowls Blue Sky Sundays: Amy Feger LMT, Reiki Master.

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Float away in a dream state following the playing of an indian made drum, shamanic rattling and your basic cleansing rain stick sounds. Enjoying a pure hour of quartz crystal bowls played by Amy Feger. (The basic 7 chakra tuned bowls.) Check out our meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Reiki-Share-Meetup-Crystal-Bowls-Meditations/ Please, RSVP on the meetup for this is a fairly new Event and we welcome all to come and check it out. Space limited to 25/30 people so please RSVP and claim your spot! Bring a yoga mat or small blanket. If you forget we have some extras...
1945 Pauline Blvd. Suite D Ann Arbor, MI, 1945 pauline Blvd. suite D, Ann Arbor MI. $20. (313)854-8846. amyfegerlmt@gmail.com http://amyfeger.massagetherapy.com/quartz-crystal-bowls-blue-sky-sundays [map]



On August 2, 2017, Amy wrote:
Quartz Crystal Bowls Sound Vibration.
Restorative yoga and bowls are every other thursday night and once a month we have a Reiki share as well. This information is also on our meetup listed above.

On August 12, 2017, Amy wrote:
https://www.meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Reiki-Share-Meetup-Crystal-Bowls-Meditations/ Also called Crystal Heart Initiate on meetup. you could also just text to rsvp.





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