Offerings

Yoga

Yoga

Come as you are, take a deep breath, and settle into your mat. Our yoga practice has roots in Ashtanga Vinyasa passed down from Pattabhi Jois, David Williams, and Jonny Kest. Our mat-based yoga classes will offer a range of physically demanding to mentally restorative. While we label each of our classes with difficulty levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced), know that it does not limit what classes you can or cannot take. These labels should simply be an indication of the challenge that will be offered.
Meditation

Meditation

“One does not practice meditation to become a great meditator. We meditate to wake up and live, to become skilled at the art of living.”  -Elizabeth Lesser

Coming from the Vipassana tradition, we practice insight meditation every weekday. Join us for a session from the comfort of your own home as all of our sessions are powered by zoom. You do not need any previous experience with meditation, only a willingness to practice. 

Aerial

Aerial

Fly with GLY as you move your body with the support of a fabric sling suspended from the ceiling. Try an Aerial Vinyasa to challenge your strength, flexibility, and mindset. It will perfectly combine yoga, inversion therapy, suspension training, and flying into one incredible experience. Aerial Yin will balance it out as we relax and use the sling to get deeper into a rest and restore state.

 

Aerial is new for most students. Come prepared, physically and mentally. It is completely normal for students new to aerial yoga to experience excitement, nervousness, lightheadedness, and a long lasting craving for more yoga. To minimize unpleasant feelings, skip meals (especially caffeine) 2-3 hours before class. And because we get asked a lot, our slings are weight tested up to 400 lbs from the manufacturer.

Events & Workshops

Events & Workshops

Expand your yoga practice with a variety of events and workshops. Every year we freshen up the calendar with opportunities that challenge and enlighten students of all experience levels. Watch for sound baths, outdoor mat and aerial classes, solstice celebrations, kids yoga, educational series, and more.
Trainings

Trainings

Take the studio experience of heat, growth, community, and freedom and amplify it in the 200 Hour Great Lakes Yoga Teacher Training. This journey through the 7 doorways of Vinyasa Yoga started in Detroit and was inspired by an Ashtanga Yoga lineage. This experiential training program will provide systematic learning modules and all the tools you will need to take the next step in your yoga journey. We host our 200 hour training every winter. 
Private Classes

Private Classes

Dive deep into yoga with a private yoga class. This session can be used to work one-on-one to build a strong foundation, to learn pose details, discuss yoga philosophy, understand meditation, or uncover the art of sequencing work. Or go big and think outside the box. Set up an aerial class, birthday party, lunch-time office yoga – yes, GLYoga can also travel to you! Whether it’s just you or you and a few friends, add all the personal flair you’d like! You have the option to pick your class style, music, length, and intention behind class. A private yoga class can be part of your regular practice or a reason to celebrate – think wedding or milestone event!

Retreats

Retreats

Uncover a love for your yoga practice that extends beyond the walls of the studio or the edges of your mat. Great Lakes Yoga is traveling the five great lakes to give back, dig deep, and share in the greater community of yoga.
OM Demand

OM Demand

The ultimate free flow is at your fingertips anytime you need to practice. With an ever growing library of on demand classes and content, you will always have an opportunity to practice no matter your schedule. This convenient feature is included in all memberships (intros and class packs are excluded)!

 

Other virtual yogis have offered up a few recommendations to solidify your home practice: use an external speaker for better sounds; dedicate a private space for a deeper practice; crank a space heater for a true ‘studio’ vibe; and invite a yoga friend to maximize the fun. Even props are optional for our classes. Oftentimes, all you need is a pile of towels or blankets and they will transform into the right prop at the right moment.