Join us for our upcoming events. Workshops and special events are priced separately from our regular classes.
Northern Life Yoga Balcony Boutique
Shop and save in our Balcony Boutique! Quality brand name active wear at reasonable prices. Our seasonal balcony boutique features a selection of tanks tops, t-shirts, long sleeve layers, UPF (ultra-protective factor 50+) tops, wraps, and stylish sweatshirts. We also have a healthy supply of Jade Yoga mats and accessories. Make your holiday wish list with our boutique wish list cards!
Yoga 101 workshop for beginners
Make 2019 the year of wellness, stress reduction, peace and positive energy! Ready to get started? Define your yoga practice and enhance your journey with the right tools with this Yoga 101 workshop!
Join Allie Brawley for a gentle approach to learning the basics of the practice of yoga in a welcoming and non-intimidating environment. Learn the importance of breath in your practice and how to flow with it, experience basic yoga poses to build your foundation, and understand proper alignment to better improve body function and obtain long-term health goals.
If you've heard about all the physical and mental benefits of yoga and you're curious to learn more, but you're hesitant to walk into a yoga class without any experience, this is the workshop for you! Or maybe you already take classes but wish to enhance your understanding of the practice to gain more confidence - you'll benefit from this workshop also!
With hands-on assists, adjustments and cues for better posture along with a 15 minute savasana (guided relaxation), you will feel right at home on your mat. You'll leave feeling refreshed, confident and eager to participate in group yoga classes.
Guidance will be provided for the best yoga class to suit your needs. Mats and props provided. Just wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.
January 5 - Part 1 - Introduction to seated poses (common in gentle yoga)
January 19 - Part 2 - Focus on breath and movement through standing poses (common in flow classes)
Please pre-register using the link below OR email Allie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, January 5 & 19, 11:00AM -12:30PM
MANIFEST with Alicia Gervais and Lola Kennedy
What do you want to manifest in 2019? How do you envision your best self, your health, your relationships, your work, and your creativity? Is there anything you need let go of in order to receive all that you’ve been asking for?
MANIFEST is an amazing opportunity to harness the new year energy and release anything that’s been holding you back. Process, heal, release and LET GO of old patterns so that you can manifest and receive your vision! We will use powerful practices to assist you in releasing old stagnant energy such as Reiki, Kundalini Yoga, Clarity Breathwork, Meditation, Native traditions, Forgiveness, and Chord Cutting. Click here for more background on these practices.
- Opening ceremony and introductions
- Kundalini Yoga: Abundance Kriya
- Forgiveness process
- Chord cutting Reiki and release
- Break (bring light snack if you wish)
- Power process
- 1 hr Clarity Breathwork
- Closing circle
Saturday, January 19 and Saturday, February 2, 1:00-6:00PM
$88 for one Saturday / $108 for both days
Tai Chi with Lauren Paitson
T'ai Chi Chih is a moving meditation and not a martial art. Developed in 1974 by Justin Stone, an American T'ai Chi Ch'uan instructor and Zen Master, his focus was to use his knowledge to develop a modified non-violent practice, which he called Joy Through Movement. This new practice would incorporate the best of the longer Tai Chi practice but be more easily learned and practiced by Westerners without memorization of sequences and multiple years of training with a master. Justin wanted more people to have access to activate, balance and circulate their intrinsic energy (Chi) while using "the effort of no effort." T'ai Chi Chih is not an exercise and is available to all ages and physical ability as it can be practiced either seated or standing; it needs no particular level of physical fitness or coordination. Typically, the full practice is 45 minutes in length and no special attire or props are needed. COME AS YOU ARE!
All levels welcome - no experience required. Based on attendance of this class, we may offer a regular Tai Chi class on the schedule (by attending, you can provide feedback on the best day/time for class).
$15 per person; Northern Life Yoga class cards and memberships honored
About the Instructor:
While an avid practicing yogi at her local studio in Montgomery, Texas, Lauren was intrigued by a new course offering of T'ai Chi Chih. After 2 1/2 years of practice and then a move to the Soo, she was determined to study further in Albuquerque, New Mexico and earn her accreditation, which she did in the Fall 2018. Lauren is now the fourth accredited T'ai Chi Chih teacher in the state of Michigan with the closest teacher being downstate in Elk Rapids and within the Province of Ontario, the closest T'ai Chi Chih teacher is in Toronto.
Sunday, January 20, 1:00-2:00PM
$15 drop-in; NLY class cards and memberships honored
Kids Yoga, ages 3-6
This playful class encourages self-expression and building social skills. Children will strengthen their bodies as they learn how to focus through breathing and relaxation techniques. Enhance your bond with your little yogi as we stretch and play in this light-hearted and energy releasing class. We’ll explore jungle animals in our January class!
Note: Limited to 15 spots. Please sign up through our Mind Body site or email Allie (email@example.com).
Saturday, January 26, 11:00-11:45AM
Cost: $15 for child and parent. Moms, Dads, and grandparents welcome!
Shake Your Soul with Barb Rogers
Enjoy a creative music embodiment class! Explore elements of yoga and dance set to invigorating world music. Rediscover your instinct to move and dance with soul and passion. Shake Your Soul® is a dynamic dance experience that transforms and heals participants. Both a health practice and a spiritual practice, it awakens your sense of joy, freedom, grace, strength, and vitality.
Barb Rogers completed her Shake Your Soul training in the summer of 2018 at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
Sunday, January 6 & 20, 2019 at 4:00PM (this 60 minute yoga and dance class will alternate with belly dance every other Sunday)
$15 drop-in; Northern Life Yoga class cards and memberships honored