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Body, Mind, & Spirit - Week of February 10, 2020






 
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Monday


February 2020
 5:45 p.m. 

"Suspension-Extension Coyopa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Yoga--unlike other yoga class you've taken before. This high intensity class uses straps (similar to TRX) to stretch muscles that can be difficult to stretch in other exercises. Class starts with some stretching, and once the body warms up, begins to pick up the pace. You will work on a flow sequence that will get the heart rate up. The straps are used to help balance and stretch deeper (and safely) into yoga postures. Usually you will feel the stretches in your tighter/weakest muscles first. Your first couple classes may be intense, but if you continue to come to this class, you will notice big changes! This class can help build strength, relieve pain, release tension, increase flexibility, and prevent injury. The studio will be heated between 90-95 degrees for this class, so bring a water bottle. Your first class at the studio is free!
You can park in the studio's parking lot for free. Same parking lot as the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with a red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (or package prices). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 6 p.m. 

Nei-Gong Class: Sun Shen.

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The SUN SHEN Nei-Gong System is a comprehensive system of meditation practices to build awareness and ability to harness and cultivate your own energy system and mind. With these practices you will learn how to increase your energy, balance your energy system, increase your energy flow and relaxation, and experience greater pleasure. This class is great for anyone who would like to enhance their health, their energy healing skills, mental calm and focus, and capacity for experiencing pleasure and happiness. Classes are held Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop-in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Siddhartha": Interfaith Round Table.

  community member   < less A book cover reads,

Herman Hesse's masterpiece, "Siddhartha" is a novel that explores the son of a wealthy family who develops a more spiritually based life during the time of the first Buddha. In a time when Americans are questioning the value of materialism, vital issues will be explored by no more than eight participants in a three-week study. The book study will be on a series of Monday nights (7pm-8:30pm) February 3, 10 and 17. The site will be at the home of Dwight L. Wilson, Co-Director of the Interfaith Round Table (1115 Baldwin Avenue, Ann Arbor). Please email dwightlwilson@hotmail.com to RSVP. Free.
Personal Home, 1115 Baldwin Avenue. Free. dwightlwilson@hotmail.com www.irtwc.org [map]



11

Tuesday


February 2020
 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this weekly free 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. Come when you can. Experience the power of mindfulness in community!
Center for Innovation (formerly St. Joe's Urgent Care) Community Room 2, 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 11:15 a.m. 

"Beginning Tai-Chi": Sun Shen.

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This class will begin with a series of Qi-Gong warm ups to foster flow and flexibility in the physical body and the energy body. We will then practice the 35 Form and from time to time highlight Tai-Chi principles. Classes are held Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $40/month or $12/drop-in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 Noon 

"Moving Meditation Relax & Recharge Noon-time Class": Great Lakes Healing Arts.

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Join Laura K. Cowan of Great Lakes Healing Arts for a new lunch-time class where you can experience relaxation and tension release through a variety of meditation techniques pulled from the healing and martial arts. From gentle moving meditations that stimulate the circulation and healing abilities of the body to guided meditations for processing life changes for a profound sense of contentment and presence. Adaptable to any physical ability, these peaceful but powerful self-care routines regenerate the body and mind in a flowing meditation style that is a great pick-me-up for anyone who has an hour to invest in themselves.
The Mix Studios, 2007 State Street. $20. 7348342401. greatlakeshealingarts@gmail.com http://www.the-mix-studios.com [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Pilates Class: Club Pilates Washtenaw.

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Come join us this month for a FREE Intro class. Have you heard from your friends about Pilates, maybe you have read about it or just looking for a new fitness routine. Our intro class is a 30 minute session that will jump start your fitness journey and get you back on track to tone and strengthen your body!
We have a few different times you can pick from this month! Looking for something during the afternoon? Join us Tuesday at 12:30 pm, Wednesday at 11:30 am, Friday at 12 pm or Saturday at 1 pm. Maybe you are a night person? Join us on Tuesday at 7:30 pm.
Give a call to the studio today at 734-887-1938 and we can help you find the perfect time and day for you! But hurry now, $0 enrollment is going on and it wont last long!!
Club Pilates Washtenaw, 3370 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 734-887-1938. http://www2.clubpilates.com/landing-page/cpnewoffer/?ref=34876&lp=freedemo&cid=5620&_ga=2.58575338.1984322422.1581439026-721405012.1564505725 [map]



12

Wednesday


February 2020
 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Pilates Class: Club Pilates Washtenaw.

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Come join us this month for a FREE Intro class. Have you heard from your friends about Pilates, maybe you have read about it or just looking for a new fitness routine. Our intro class is a 30 minute session that will jump start your fitness journey and get you back on track to tone and strengthen your body!
We have a few different times you can pick from this month! Looking for something during the afternoon? Join us Tuesday at 12:30 pm, Wednesday at 11:30 am, Friday at 12 pm or Saturday at 1 pm. Maybe you are a night person? Join us on Tuesday at 7:30 pm.
Give a call to the studio today at 734-887-1938 and we can help you find the perfect time and day for you! But hurry now, $0 enrollment is going on and it wont last long!!
Club Pilates Washtenaw, 3370 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 734-887-1938. http://www2.clubpilates.com/landing-page/cpnewoffer/?ref=34876&lp=freedemo&cid=5620&_ga=2.58575338.1984322422.1581439026-721405012.1564505725 [map]



 5:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi Conditioning and Pushing Hands": Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang

Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Please contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop-in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 6 p.m. 

"One Prayer Class": Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Headshot of Samo Joanna Myers

The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. It includes a system of journaling techniques, life organization, and mapping your purpose and trajectory. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction; itʻs about following your heart and vision in concrete and practical ways. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Contact Samo Joanna Myers at samomyers@sunshen.org or (734) 395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $75/month. 734-395-8486. samomyers@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 7 p.m. 

"Yin/Restorative Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Wednesdays from 7-8pm
In this slower paced class, many of the 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 around 80 degrees.
We are located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. You may park in the parking lot across from the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses, including the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha.
Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $18. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


13

Thursday


February 2020
 Noon 

"Moving Meditation Relax & Recharge Noon-time Class": Great Lakes Healing Arts.

  community member   < less Meditation Class Poster

Join Laura K. Cowan of Great Lakes Healing Arts for a new lunch-time class where you can experience relaxation and tension release through a variety of meditation techniques pulled from the healing and martial arts. From gentle moving meditations that stimulate the circulation and healing abilities of the body to guided meditations for processing life changes for a profound sense of contentment and presence. Adaptable to any physical ability, these peaceful but powerful self-care routines regenerate the body and mind in a flowing meditation style that is a great pick-me-up for anyone who has an hour to invest in themselves.
The Mix Studios, 2007 State Street. $20. 7348342401. greatlakeshealingarts@gmail.com http://www.the-mix-studios.com [map]



 1 p.m. 

Tai-Chi for Arthritis: SUN SHEN.

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Medical studies have shown this particular program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as preventing falls for older adults. For this reason, arthritis foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America give it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginners to improve health and wellness. Classes are held Thursdays at 1:00-1:50 p.m. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. $55/month, $17/drop-in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [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]



14

Friday


February 2020
 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Moving & Grooving": Northfield Township Area Library.

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All ages are welcome at the Library on Fridays to move & groove & shake out those winter blues! Body groove sessions with dances and music will be projected on a screen in our Multipurpose Room so you can boogie along. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and registration is required.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 Noon  Free! 

Pilates Class: Club Pilates Washtenaw.

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Come join us this month for a FREE Intro class. Have you heard from your friends about Pilates, maybe you have read about it or just looking for a new fitness routine. Our intro class is a 30 minute session that will jump start your fitness journey and get you back on track to tone and strengthen your body!
We have a few different times you can pick from this month! Looking for something during the afternoon? Join us Tuesday at 12:30 pm, Wednesday at 11:30 am, Friday at 12 pm or Saturday at 1 pm. Maybe you are a night person? Join us on Tuesday at 7:30 pm.
Give a call to the studio today at 734-887-1938 and we can help you find the perfect time and day for you! But hurry now, $0 enrollment is going on and it wont last long!!
Club Pilates Washtenaw, 3370 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 734-887-1938. http://www2.clubpilates.com/landing-page/cpnewoffer/?ref=34876&lp=freedemo&cid=5620&_ga=2.58575338.1984322422.1581439026-721405012.1564505725 [map]



 6 p.m. 

Partner Yoga Workshop: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Join MTY for a special partner yoga workshop on Friday, February 14 from 6:00-7:30pm. This workshop will help to deepen and expand your yoga practice. Partner yoga poses will help your muscles relax and stretch, while your partner's resistance will help your limbs stay in the pose. You will share poses, movement, and breath with your partner as you work together to try new poses and experience familiar poses in different ways.
This workshop will begin with a slow flow, transition to partner yoga, and then end in meditation. For all levels and experience. Bring a friend, family member, partner, or come by yourself and partner with someone at the studio.
Class will be heated to around 85 degrees.
$25 for 1 person or $35 for 2 people. Pay at the door, on our website at www.motathaiyoga.com, or on Mindbody.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. $25. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



15

Saturday


February 2020
 9:40 a.m. 

"Donation Morning Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This class is a great way to begin your day. These classes are combining a little slow flow with more holding and stretching postures. The temperature of the studio is usually between 80-85 degrees.

We are located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.

There is a donation jar at the front of studio next to the sign in sheet. Please donate what you are able. Suggested donations $5-20.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 11 a.m. 

"Donation YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Saturdays from 11am-12pm, join Mota Thai Yoga for a Donation YinYasa Yoga class (suggested donation $5-$20)
This class is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Some 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 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.
Mota Thai Yoga is located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. 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]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

Pilates Class: Club Pilates Washtenaw.

  community member   < less

Come join us this month for a FREE Intro class. Have you heard from your friends about Pilates, maybe you have read about it or just looking for a new fitness routine. Our intro class is a 30 minute session that will jump start your fitness journey and get you back on track to tone and strengthen your body!
We have a few different times you can pick from this month! Looking for something during the afternoon? Join us Tuesday at 12:30 pm, Wednesday at 11:30 am, Friday at 12 pm or Saturday at 1 pm. Maybe you are a night person? Join us on Tuesday at 7:30 pm.
Give a call to the studio today at 734-887-1938 and we can help you find the perfect time and day for you! But hurry now, $0 enrollment is going on and it wont last long!!
Club Pilates Washtenaw, 3370 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 734-887-1938. http://www2.clubpilates.com/landing-page/cpnewoffer/?ref=34876&lp=freedemo&cid=5620&_ga=2.58575338.1984322422.1581439026-721405012.1564505725 [map]



16

Sunday


February 2020
 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

  community member   < less Yoga with cats

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]



 9:40 a.m. 

"Donation Morning Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This class is a great way to begin your day. These classes are combining a little slow flow with more holding and stretching postures. The temperature of the studio is usually between 80-85 degrees.

We are located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.

There is a donation jar at the front of studio next to the sign in sheet. Please donate what you are able. Suggested donations $5-20.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Teen Yoga": ArogyaVeda.

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Free class for first timers
Teenage yoga is an excellent way to help your child deal with the overwhelming emotional and physical changes that she goes through during adolescence. Teenagers who practice yoga are less stressed and perform better than their counterparts in schools.
Adults are also allowed in this class.
Individual drop in class is $15 and a package of 5 classes is $60 and will allow 2 absences when informed earlier. Package payments should be done on day 1.
ArogyaVeda Yoga shaala, 2458 N Dixboro Rd. $15. arogya.veda.annarbor@gmail.com www.arogyaveda.org [map]






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