Sep
10
to Oct 15

Intro To Yoga/ 6 Week Course - $80

Learn the basics of yoga, from breathing techniques to proper pose alignment. Great for all levels. If you are new to yoga, or maybe a little rusty, this class is for you! This class is for six weeks of Intro to Yoga only, for the dates and times specified. Please check dates and times carefully before signing up. One makeup class may be allowed with prior permission from the instructor. Abbie Hanson will be instructing this course.

Every Monday 6pm-7:15pm

$80/pp

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Oct
5
to Nov 9

Prenatal Yoga 6 Week Course

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Calling all Mom's to be. In this 6 week prenatal yoga series we will be learning breathing practices and yoga poses to help ease the transition of the changing body and prepare the warrior within for the experience of childbirth. Participants will leave feeling both relaxed and empowered as we create sacred space and bring reverence to this magical time in a woman's journey. No previous yoga experience in required. Please consult with your doctor or midwife before beginning prenatal yoga if you have any concerns. This class is limited to 6 participants. Class begins October 5 and ends November 9th. $80

Teacher : Jen Claus

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Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga & Kayaking

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River Bend Yoga joins Plainwell Kayak Company to bring you a night connecting with yourself and nature. We will be meeting for a brief yoga session by the river's edge before we cruise for an hour long track down the Kalamazoo River. This will be a great adventure to be enjoyed solo or with some friends. Price includes single kayak and equipment. Wear comfortable clothes, suggested water shoes,and possible change of clothes. No prior kayak or yoga experience necessary.

*Rain date Sept 27th

*35/pp

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Sep
7
6:30 PM18:30

Yoga and Live Music with Roger Jaeger

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Join yoga teacher Abbie Hanson and singer/ songwriter Roger Jaeger for a night of yoga and live music. Roger Jaeger is on tour all the way from Nashville. This night will be a blend of a yoga class accompanied by a sitar followed by an acoustic set of his latest songs. Roger has been playing music all over the world and we are so honored to have him for this special night in a unique blend of music and movement.

 *mats provided

http://rogerjaegermusic.com/

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Aug
19
8:00 AM08:00

Beach Yoga #soha

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Join River Bend Yoga Instructor Abbie Hanson for an 'easy like Sunday morning' yoga practice.
We will meet on south beach in front of the kids playground. Please bring a mat, sunscreen and water. This class is by donation. No experience necessary.

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Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

Sound Bath & Journey

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Join singer and sound guide, Davin Youngs for this unique immersion in healing sounds. Blending ancient and contemporary tools, Davin will use his voice, crystal bowls, Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks and various other overtone-emitting instruments to transport you to a place of deep rest, relaxation and elevation. What makes this journey truly special is the subtle integration of electronic beats and emergence of music that will reflect the wonder and beauty of the universe. No experience is necessary. Your only job is to let go and receive the healing vibrations of the sound and music. You will walk away feeling refreshed, revitalized and renewed.

*Please bring a blanket and pillow, and wear comfortable clothing. Eye masks may also be desirable and mats are provided.

What is a Sound Bath?

Think of a Sound Bath as an opportunity for extended rest (savasana) while intentionally using the ancient medicine of sound to invite therapeutic and restorative change. It is a subtle, yet powerful experience for the mind and body.

Typically a Sound Bath begins with participants lying down or finding a comfortable seated position, often with a blanket and eye mask. After a short guided meditation, sounds are slowly introduced and layered in succession, creating an ever-changing sonic landscape. Participants often find themselves move into a deep state of relaxation, self-exploration and discovery, stimulating alpha and theta brain waves.

Sound has been used for thousands of years as an aid in healing. Sound Baths, journeys and experiences create a container for participants to encourage personal vibrational change in the subtle and physical bodies. As the physical body is 60 percent water, humans are vibratory beings and incredible transmitters for sound. In these experiences participants utilize vibration and a process called entrainment to transform their emotional and physical landscape. The experience of entraining, or ’syncing up’ to healing instruments can slow heart rates and respiratory rates, leading participants into a restful and peaceful state, conducive for healing. This often leaves participants feeling lighter, clearer and more rested.

*Chicago based singer, sound guide and Somatic Voicework(TM) teacher, Davin Youngs is passionate about utilizing singing and sound to facilitate healing with individuals and groups. He has spent thousands of hours with individuals and groups helping them explore and find their voice as an instrument and vehicle for change. He has worked with companies and organizations like Coca-cola, Google and Chicago Public Schools, leading them into improvised singing experiences and has worked individually with prominent singers and performers in the music industry, stage and film.

$20/pre-register   $25/at the door

 





 

 

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Jul
16
to Jul 18

Summer Kids Yoga Camp!

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This is a fun 3 day Intro to Yoga for kids!! In the world we live in children need the opportunity to learn the skill of deep breathing, focus and having healthy bodies leads to healthy minds!

11-11:30am   4-6 year olds - Learn yoga through storytelling by learning how to grow tall like a tree, flow like the river and shine like the sun!

12-1:00pm7-12 year olds - This class will teach kids the basics of yoga such as deep breathing, finding focus through balancing poses, strengthening and stretching their body and mind.

$20/per student for the 3 days or $7/drop in

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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Goat Yoga!!!

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River Bend Yoga is partnering with Thundering Oak Highlands for a second time to bring you Goat Yoga! Goat yoga is the fitness trend sweeping the nation. If you want to get a work out, find your center, laugh and hang out with some adorable goats come check this out!

Off site location: 8397 West B Ave, Otsego, MI 49078

$30/pp   *Mats provided

http://www.thunderingoakhighlands.com/

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Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Partner Yoga/ Intro to Acro Yoga Wokshop

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Come with a partner or solo! Could be a fun date night or something you do with your friends. You will enjoy learning the basics of both partner yoga and a quick intro to Acro Yoga. Partner yoga and Acro Yoga are a fun way to foster communication, community and trust. This class will be a lot of fun! No experience necessary just an open mind and a willingness to try something new.

$25/ pp

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Jun
4
to Jun 5

Intro To Yoga/ 6 Week Course - $80

Learn the basics of yoga, from breathing techniques to proper pose alignment. Great for all levels. If you are new to yoga, or maybe a little rusty, this class is for you! This class is for six weeks of Intro to Yoga only, for the dates and times specified. Please check dates and times carefully before signing up. One makeup class may be allowed with prior permission from the instructor. Abbie Hanson will be instructing this course.

Every Monday 6pm-7:15pm

$80/pp

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Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Spring Yoga and Sound Journey

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Join Yoga Teacher Abbie Hanson and Singer Davin Youngs in this unique experience of movement and rest with the assistance of spontaneously created live music. What exactly is a sound journey? Think of it like live soundtrack to assist your yoga experience, creating tones and rhythms that aid in movement and restoration. One of our most ancient medicines, music and vibration have the ability to alter our interior landscape as well as reflect the beauty and mystery of the universe. Coupling these ancient traditions with modern technology, Davin will use his voice and crystal bowls to improvise music and sounds that will guide participants on a journey of joy and healing. You will leave refreshed and renewed. This class is open to all levels. Mats provided. Extended savasana and meditation.

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Feb
2
6:30 PM18:30

Aroma Freedom through Yoga and Oils

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A step-by-step process for identifying and releasing negative thoughts, feelings, and memories that interfere with us reaching our goals and dreams. Through the use of meditation and essential oils we can actually trigger a permanent shift in how we view ourselves and the world.

We will correlate asana with applying oils intentionally to bring about awareness and smell to the brain. With those two factors combined we can work towards emotional balance, dissolving negative thoughts and attitudes, and create a positive outlook so that you can move toward your goals and dreams.

Come and join us for an evening of self -love and mindfulness. Come and work with us to block out those negative thoughts that are holding you captive from receiving freedom to succeed.

Presenter  Anne Heersink-Darby with Young Living and Yoga Instructor Abbie Hanson  

$15 / pp   

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Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga Faith- Discovering Postures of Prayer

  Matthew 22: 37 "Love the Lord your GOD with all your heart and with all your mind and all your soul"

Learn how to combine your faith with the physical practice of yoga, we call it YogaFaith, We’ll explore the postures of prayer in the bible and discuss their relationship to yoga postures. You’ll leave changed as you learn to use your entire body for worship. We’ll practice yoga and do some bible study. No yoga experience necessary. Bring: your bible and a notebook, comfortable clothes to practice yoga, an open mind and heart. Mats provided.

Held at Northbridge Church. 8824 Douglas Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

*Class is by donation*

Abbie Hanson is facilitating the class and is a certified Yoga Faith Instructor.

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Jul
28
6:00 PM18:00

Restorative Night of Yoga

Take a night to pause during this busy summer season. Join Ashton as she takes you on a body, mind, spirit restorative 2hr class. Long holds, supportive poses, calming the nervous system and dropping into the silence where all is complete and all is well!

Facilitated by Ashton June Mastenbrook-CYT 200hr

$20/pp

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Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

Acro Fit and Beginning Acro Yoga Workshop

Join certified Yoga Fit trainer Justin Chartier at River Bend Yoga for an All levels Acro Fit class and/ or a Beginner Acro Yoga Class.

11-12 Acro Fit Class - No experience necessary.  AcroFit is the social fitness innovation that combines strength training, cardio endurance, and flexibility with the partner work of Acro Yoga. We will be working in groups so bring a friend but no partner necessary! $15/pp

12:30-2pm Beginner AcroYoga Class - Acro Yoga combines the elements of community, trust, balance, strength, acrobatics and yoga in a playful fun experience. Learn to fly or to support others as they fly!  All experience levels welcome with open play from 2-3pm. $15/pp

Register for both classes before

June 17th only pay $25!!!

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Apr
15
12:00 PM12:00

Hula-Hoop Workshop!

In the workshop participants will be guided through the Spinal Awakening Series and From The Core workout. Shani Anne Blueford is a HoopYogini™ teacher at Emerge and Circulate in Kalamazoo. A short description for HoopYogini™ is "holistic fitness that merges hula-hooping, hatha yoga, and mindfulness meditation"  This workshop is going to be a lot of fun! $30/pp

 

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Nov
19
2:00 PM14:00

The Grateful Heart

You are invited to join the amazing community at Riverbend Yoga on November 19th from 2-4pm to move through yoga asana and soak in the amazing privilege of Being....Being in this human form, Being with one another, Being with the mysteries of our aches and pains, our fumbles and follies, and our Joys. In this 2 hour workshop, we will be still and move and sweat and breathe and deeply relax. You are invited to bring a photo of a loved one who has passed, a photo or symbol of someone or something that brings you Joy, and your perfectly imperfect self. 

Jen will be leading this class. $25/pp

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Aug
20
1:00 PM13:00

Warrior Wisdom: A Yoga Workshop with Molly Kitchen

In this lively workshop you will learn the mythic stories of the warrior Virabhadra, and keys to practicing the poses he has inspired. Through engaging storytelling, rejuvenating asana and reflective journaling you will learn how to align more clearly with your inner warrior.  $25/pp

                         Molly Kitchen, E-RYT, is the director of Adhikara Yoga School in Western Massachusetts. Molly's yoga teaching is infused with clarity, humor and heart. Using precise alignment instruction and inspiring philosophy, she creates an environment that invites her students to connect with the wisdom of their heart. Learn more at MollyKitchen.com or AdhikaraYogaschool.com

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