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Silent Yoga Retreat
July 12 -14, 2013
Capuchin Retreat Center
Washington Township, MI


"Unplug from the Grid"
Please join us for a weekend of discovery
through silence and reflection.
Yoga classes scheduled throughout the weekend
with class options for all needs.
Morning meditation, wonderful nature trail adventures, delicious vegetarian meals,
private rooms with accommodations.
Any questions, please feel free to contact us at gary@livoniayogacenter.com
 or 734-765-6090

Signature Talk
"Diet Ditching: What Are You Really Hungry For?"
with Liz Kearns, Healthy Lifestyle Coach
Saturday - February 11, 2012
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Awaken Mindfulness
    Liz Kearns, the Healthy Lifestyle Coach and Founder of
    AwakenMindfulness.com, supports high-achieving, visionary
    women in finally letting go of overload and overwhelm.
    Learn more at www.AwakenMindfulness.com 

    Cost: $25.00
    Venue: Livonia Yoga Center

The Healing Powers of Thai Vinyasa
with Lucile Palancher, founder and teacher
Saturday - January 14, 2012
Time: 12:30 - 1:30pm
    Find out Thai Vinyasa's many success stories about headaches/migraines,
    back problems, sciatica, frozen shoulders, nerve and muscle regeneration,
    spinal cord injury, walking disabilities, eating disorders, low self-esteem.
    Learn more at www.thaivinyasa.com

This event is FREE OF CHARGE
    RSVP Lucile 248-246-6444 or LYC 734-765-6090

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Livonia Yoga Center    The Yoga Mind

Share an evening of YOGA - MUSIC - MEDITATION
Move into WInter Solstice and Holiday Celebrations with joyous gratitude ...
restore, relax and rejuvenate yourself!
Led by Gary Sweetapple,
Heidi Hepler-Ramo and Michéle Ramo
Cost: $20
Northville Yoga Center - 200 S. Main Street
(next to Northville Saddlery and Stichery)
Phone 248.449.YOGA
Join ‘THE YOGA MIND’ on Facebook for sharing and inspiration ~ Founder: Todd Curtis

PeaceChakraYoga - September 2011 Chakra Series 
Namaste! Thank you for your interest in PeaceChakraYoga September 2011 Chakra Series! “Chakra” is the ancient sanskrit word for “wheel”. From these energy centers, Prana (life force/energy) flows through the body cleansing and restoring it. When Chakras align, the result is deep peace and wisdom...
September 9th 6pm-9pm
September 10th 3pm-6pm
September 11th 3pm-6pm

PeaceChakraYoga will be teaching a 3 day Chakra series in order to help people attain a deeper peace. The series costs $100 for the entire weekend, and the student rate is $50. Students should come prepared to practice Yoga, followed by energy clearing. Classes will be conducted at Northville Yoga Studio. 

This is a class for all ages and experience levels who are seeking to cultivate a direct experience and understanding of subtle energies through contact with the Chakras using different modalities. A 50% nonrefundable deposit is required upon registration.

Yoga Summer Retreat - Capuchin Retreat Center 
Dates: July 29 - July 31, 2011

Guided meditations, yoga classes for all levels, walks on the beautiful grounds of the Capuchin Retreat Center and vegetarian meals will have you feeling centered and balanced. 95 acres of nature with many secluded spaces for quiet reflection. We all know what it’s like to work really hard. Do we know what is it like to truly retreat? Give yourself this gift so you can go back to your life with a fresh perspective, a clear mind and a healthy body.
Please Pre-Register at:
Livonia Yoga Center
19219 Merriman Road, Livonia

Red Lotus Yoga Center
1900 S. Livernois, Rochester Hills

Northville Yoga Center
200 S. Main, Northville

Capuchin Retreat is located on 95 acres of gentle meadows and woods offering opportunity to renew your peace of mind and reconnect with your spirit. You will have a comfortable private room with private bath. Vegetarian meals with vegan opportunities too. Arrive by 6:00pm on Friday, dinner will be served at 6:30. We will be in silence from Friday night to Sunday at 11:00am.

Cost: $255 per person

Yoga Fundamentals Workshops
Understand basic postures with respect to:
  • Breath
  • Optimal alignment
  • Functional anatomy
  • Restrictions and modifications
Location: Northville Yoga Center
Instructor: Chuck Mallur

Saturday, June 18th, 3:00pm - 5:30pm / Standing Postures
Saturday, June 25th, 3:00pm - 5:30pm / Seated Postures & Backbends
Cost: $25 per session
Click here to view brochure.

Make your Memorial Day Weekend Memorable!


You are invited to enjoy a long weekend

Silent Yoga Retreat at the Capuchin Retreat Center

Washington Township May 27th - 30th


We are pleased to offer an opportunity to expand your yoga practice. This May we will be hosting a silent yoga retreat at the Capuchin Retreat Center. Our previous experiences have given us the ability to understand and better meet the needs of our "retreaters". We are hoping this distillation of retreat feedback will make your personal experience memorable and moving. Come join in and see for yourself!

  • Private Room with Shower; Doubles available
  • Choose your room before going to retreat – no overbooking
  • Deliciously prepared vegetarian meals
  • Yoga Classes (All Levels)
  • Meditation
  • Friday night Satsang
  • Sanskrit Chanting
  • Lawn Labyrinth
  • Candle-lit, night walk
  • Miles of scenic trails to explore and enjoy
    (Stoney Creek Metropark is adjacent to the Retreat Center)  Bring your bike if you'd like!
  • A variety of seasoned teachers and teaching styles to broaden perspective
  • Additional day option (depart Monday instead of Sunday)
  • Massage Therapists and Reflexology services available (additional cost)
  • Check-in: Friday 6:30 p.m. Checkout: Sunday 11:00 a.m.
  • Unplug yourself from the grid and see what happen
  • Possible workshop, details  forthcoming

Three Options

Friday - Sunday: $260 total

Friday - Monday: $335 total

Sunday - Monday (12 noon check-in Sunday) to (12 noon checkout Monday): $130 total


The Retreat will sell out!  First come, first serve basis. Contact us at:

info@sattva-yoga-center.com  or gary@livoniayogacenter.com


We're hosting another Workshop at our Livonia Studio!

Yoga Fundamentals Workshop
Where: Livonia Yoga Center | Map
When: April 30th / 1:00pm - 3:30pm

     -  Brief History of Yoga
     -  Breathing
     -  Use of Energetic Locks
     -  Sun Salutations

Instructor: Chuck Mallur, Sattva Yoga Center
Cost: $20.00
To reserve a spot, please contact Gary at: gary@livoniayogacenter.com

Prenatal Yoga - Classes begin Saturday, February 26th 
Time: 11:35am - 12:30pm

Due to popular demand, we are now offering Prenatal Yoga beginning February 26th.  This Saturday mid-day class is for expectant mothers who wish to stay in touch with their bodies during this special time of life.  Enjoy movement and the moment with your growing child. This class offers an appropiately gentle flow of poses to stretch and strengthen while the body undergoes transformation.  Emphasis upon breathe and relaxation techniques will be central to the program.

Come join in the fun!

Our sincere gratitude to all of our wonderful members.
Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year!

Christmas Eve
No evening classes

Christmas Day
No classes

New Year's Eve *
NYC 11:30pm-12:15am  Meditation and Reflection
(a different way to celebrate!)

New Year's Day *
NYC 9:00-10:00am   All Level class to welcome in the year.
LYC 10:30-11:30am  All Level class in the same spirit.
*Members from both studios are gladly welcomed to attend the class that works best for their schedule. Gary will be teaching both classes. Classes are free.

Foot & Hip Workshop for Yogis, Runners & Walkers
A Feldenkrais Method Workshop®

Northville Yoga Center - Saturday, October 23, 2010

1:00 to 4:00 pm

Whether you walk, run, practice yoga or all of the above...
Whether you consider yourself an athlete or not...
Whether you prefer to go barefoot or shod...
This workshop will help you uncover the hidden potential of your feet, ankles, and hips. Discover how the unique functional movement sequences of the Feldenkrais Method can help you overcome injuries, improve performance and increase comfort in your hips, knees, ankles, feet, and back. Three Feldenkrais Method Awareness Through Movement® lessons will be taught:
  • Lesson 1 will lengthen your hamstrings and create more mobile hip joints.
  • Lesson 2 will help create smarter, more adaptable feet.
  • Lesson 3 will engage your pelvis and spine while taking advantage of what was learned in Lessons 1 & 2. Lesson 3 presents a fun, challenging movement involving a book, your foot, and rolling from your back to your front.
About the Teacher: Dale Jensen is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm with an intense personal interest in feet, footwear, walking, hiking, and running.

Cost: $35 / Registration & More information: www.MichiganFeldenkrais.com 734-646-9368

Sunday, August 22nd - In lieu of our regularly schedule evening class, we will be having a benefit Flow Yoga class accompanied by live violin music. Velda Kelly will be providing a lively and energetic music with donations to benefit the Tiny Scarab Series. All are welcomed and we have a few spots left.

On Saturday, July 24th, we are hosting our 2nd Annual Open House Event. 
ease mark your calendar, and set some time aside!


After our regularly scheduled classes in the morning, we will switch gears by opening our doors and hearts to visiting guests and members. Please feel free to stop in to engage and share the moment with some of your yoga teachers and fellow members, maybe grabbing a bite to eat too.  If time permits, and your schedule allows, please spend the entire day sampling some of our members' various talents. Pick and choose activities that ring true to you.
Here's a listing of what is currently planned…maybe more will be added to the mix!

  • A Facilitated Labyrinth Walk: Kathy Igoe, professional life coach, will be present to open up your awareness in this outdoor, yet inward, walk. Held outside on a very large canvas labyrinth. Contact Kathy to reserve a spot. www.igoecoach.com
  • Yoga Art: Lindsay Satchell, professional artist, will showcase her many beautiful works in our lobby turned art studio. If you enjoy yoga, and you have any artistic appreciation; you will love Lindsay and her paintings. 
  • Massage & Reiki: Let our studio memberships' cast of talented Massage Therapists and Reiki Masters show off their abilities by bringing relaxation and comfort to your body, mind and being through their kind touch.
  • Restorative Yoga Session: Mini-session held outdoors on the labyrinth. Suitable for anyone that can breathe.
  • Healthy Food: Fresh fruit, veggies, and other assorted delectable items will be available. If you are so inclined, feel free to bring along something to share. 
  • Labyrinth Closing:  We wrap things up, by wrapping up the labyrinth, physically, as well as, ceremonially.  Meaningful and friendly conversations illuminated by warm and friendly fire follow the closing ceremony. Participants are encouraged to hang out and share a moment with others as we gaze into that primordial fire. Marshmallows optional!
If this hasn't piqued your interest a little, please check your pulse. ;-)

We sincerely hope that you will be able to make it to this laid-back, but interesting event. Our teachers and staff have truly appreciated what you, our membership, have given to us through our shared "yogic" journey. Here is our tentative time schedule. See what works for you!

Open House, Food and Drinks 12:00-9:00pm
Yoga Art Displays 1:00-9:00pm
Massage & Reiki Services 4:00-8:00pm 
Labyrinth Walk 6:30-8:30pm
Restorative Yoga 8:30-9:00pm (TBD)
Labyrinth Closing Ceremony 9:00pm
Bonfire with quiet reflections and conversations 9:20pm-10:00pm+


Open House: Come as you are, come as you can. No requirements, free and open to all!

Yoga Art: Look and enjoy, if you like, some items are for sale.

Massage & Reiki: Mini-Sessions, usually $1/minute (10-15 min sessions)

Food & Drinks: Free. We can always order pizza if we run out.

Labyrinth: $15 in advance; $20 at the "door". www.igoecoach.com

Yoga and Bonfire: Free (maybe not mosquito free!)

Sharing time together: Priceless!

Questions: Contact us @ 734-765-6090 (Gary) or 248-854-4266 (Kathy)


Join us July 30-August 1, 2010

Guided meditations, yoga classes for all levels, walks on the beautiful grounds of the Capuchin Retreat Center and Vegetarian meals will have you feeling centered and balanced. 95 acres of nature with many secluded spaces for quiet reflection.

We all know what it’s like to work really hard. Do we know what is it like to truly retreat? Give yourself this gift so you can go back to your life with a fresh perspective, a clear mind and a healthy body.

$255 per person before July 18 / $275 per person after July 18
Download Capuchin Retreat Flyer (pdf)

Pre-register at: Livonia Yoga Center
19219 Merriman Road Livonia, MI 48152
Phone 248.449.9642

Special Yin Yoga & Live Music Event in collaboration with Dixon's Violin

Venue: Livonia Yoga Center
Saturday, June 19th / 6pm-7:15pm
How deeply are you prepared to let go? Join in a deeply releasing Yin Yoga class held in a safe space and bathed in the bliss of Dixon's Violin. Healer Leslie Blackburn will guide you through a yummy Yin Yoga practice from a place of breath and body awareness. Acclaimed electric violinist Dixon will perform his interstellar and inspiring music live throughout. These will be very deep and powerful yoga sessions!
All levels are welcome! Whether you are brand new to yoga or have a regular practice join us for this healing, stress relieving practice. Yin Yoga is about sinking deeply into poses for longer periods of time, safely stretching connective tissue, letting go and creating space in the body. Afterwards experience a feeling of relaxed lightness and peace.
Cost: $15.00

Spring 2010
Great Opportunity to Deepen Your Yoga Practice!

Everything you wanted to know about yoga, but were afraid to ask!

Weekly classes designed to deepen your personal yoga practice, and if so inclined, culminating in becoming a Register Yoga Teacher santioned by the Yoga Alliance.

Beginning on Monday, May 10th
Meeting every Monday from 12:30-3:00pm
Sattva Yoga Center (Dearborn)
Teacher: Chuckji Mallur

No words can express what Chuck brings to the table, you would have to speak with him yourself to know of what I speak. If you are evenly slighly interested, you owe it to your Self to give him a ring and see if this program is right for you!

Long term committment; life long+ benefits

Strong Sweetapple Recommendation ;-)
Call 913-238-0938 to speak with Chuck

2009 was a great year for our LYC! 
We look forward to sharing many more years of adventures into yoga with you. Thanks for being part of our small, but growing yoga community; we appreciate the beauty that you have brought into our lives!!

Winter Yoga Retreat 
December 11-13, 2009
Capuchin Retreat Center, Washington Township  
map & directions

Re-center through a weekend of snowy silence, yoga and so much more ...
Consider this pre-holiday weekend getaway as a means to reconnect with yourself! Our sibling studio in Rochester Hills, Red Lotus Yoga, has once again graciously invited NYC and LYC to participate in an ever delightful weekend silent retreat. Many of our members have had the great opportunity to taste this wonderful experience of scenic trails, calming yoga practices, great vegetarian food, and that magical bond of kindred spirits through silence.
For those that have tried it, your room awaits you at the Capuchin Center; for those that have yet to try it out, here's your opportunity. I know you will be well pleased! Check out some of the other postings on this event calendar to get a feel for what it is all about.

Questions? Email or call us, we will gladly share what we know. This event does sell out... let us know your intention as soon as possible, so a room can be secured for you. Check out the CRC website for more information and visuals too! www.capretreat.org  

Labyrinth Event scheduled for Northville on August 29th. 

Finding Your Way to Love: A Labyrinth Journey to Self-Discovery
Make time to relax, walk outdoors and connect with your inner nature on this summer eve.  Release tolerations and make space to receive answers you have been seeking from within, then enjoy a bonfire after the walk.
A collaboration with Livonia Yoga Center - Free Open House
Saturday, July 25th  5:30-8:30pm  (bonfire to follow)
Labyrinth Fee: $15 Pre-registration / $20 Walk-in
Labyrinth event facilitated by Life Coach, Kathy Igoe.  For more information or to register,
please visit
www.IgoeCoach.com or call 248-854-4266.

"Hear" Yoga: A Moving Experience!

Please join your fellow yogis and yoginis this Thursday morning for a very special event:
Yoga With Live Music.

As featured in May's Yoga Journal, yoga accompanied by live music is playing to rave reviews across the nation. Now, the freshest trend in yoga is coming to Metro Detroit—don’t miss YOUR chance to give it a try!

Let instructor Leslie Blackburn guide you through a Gentle Yoga session focusing on breath and body awareness, as musician Paul Briggs provides a live soundtrack of energizing guitar stylings designed to “move” you. You’ll leave the session uplifted, restored and ready for the day ahead.

When: Thursday, July 8th  9:15-10:15 AM
Where: Livonia Yoga Center 
Use your regular class package at Livonia Yoga Center, or $14 drop in rate.
As always, first class is free at LYC for local area residents.

Summer Solstice Yoga Practice - Especially for Women
Venue: Northville Yoga Center*
Embrace the Life Giving Warmth and Energy of the Sun
Open Your Heart and Reach High to the Sky
Bathe in Light, Abundance and Personal Power
Join Terri Wong, E-RYT for a 2 hour summer yoga practice that will include meditation, pranayama, asana and the circle of life affirming inspiration of sisterhood. 
  • Saturday, June 20th 7:00 - 9:00pm
  • $15.00 Fee (Payable in Cash or by Check to Terri Wong)
  • For All Levels of Experience
Requesting each class participant bring something to give away: something you have created or encompasses life energy from the earth and sun - a plant, flower, food item, artwork, poem, prayer, a crystal, item from the earth.

Sweet Pea Yoga - Kid's Summer
Yoga Classes held at Livonia Yoga Center

In today's hurry-up world, our kids face many pressures that were unknown to us years ago.  Yoga can help
our kids cope more effectively with everyday stress.  Specifically, Kid's yoga: 
  • Enhances flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness.
  • Improves concentration by promoting a sense of calmness and relaxation.
  • Provides an opportunity to connect more deeply with the inner self through noncompetitive exercise and play.

View Kid's Summer Classes Flyer


Tibetan Heart Yoga Special Event
Saturday, May 23, 2009  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open your mind; open your heart; save yourself the trip to Tibet. Brian Granader is coming back to town to teach the second part in a series of Tibetan Heart Yoga classes.  Maybe you missed the first workshop held in January? Not to worry. This can be accessed at many points.
Tentatively, we'll be hosting this event at our Northville studio. Please make your reservations early, as space is very limited.  In the event that the membership response is very strong and exceeds 40 people, we will host this Red Carpet event at the beautiful Gurdwara Shahib - Hidden Falls. Tea, light refreshments and open discussion to follow. Your early response will help us determine which venue we will need to pursue.
FYI: Tibetan Heart Yoga utilizes many of the familiar hatha yoga poses with a Tibetan Buddhist focus on matters of the heart including compassion, forgiveness, loving kindness...

Venue:      25 participants
                   Northville Yoga Center
                   200 S. Mail  Northville, MI

                   40+ participants
                   Gurdwara Shahib - Hidden Falls  Plymouth, MI
                   Directions will be provided... 
Cost: $15
  Please make checks payable to Brian Granader
carolyne@northvillyogacenter.com or  livoniayogacenter@gmail.com

Workshop: The Art of Daily Syurvedic Healing Rituals, Ayurveda Science and Nutrition

Dr. Beena Vesikar, M.D. Ayurveda
Northville Yoga Center - Saturday, May 9, 2009  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how the natural cycles of the body organs and dosha influences our lives in relationship to the daily time and yearly seasons. Through honoring these biological rhythms and applying Ayurvedic healing modalities, one can create a daily routine according to the seasons that is aligned with the beauty of nature. In this way, we experience more joy, abundant energy, good health, and peace in each moment. This workshop will help you understand how to maintain your health as per your body constitution. Kitchen pharmacy (spices and herbs) Ayurvedic recipes for spring season. Incompatible food combinations.

This presentation is designed to be an interactive process, your questions are welcomed!

Dr. Beena Vesikar, M.D. (Ayurvedic Medicine) Nutrition Consultant,
Carolyne Brown R.Y.T., carolyne@northvilleyogacenter.com
Gary Sweetapple, gary@northvilleyogacenter.com

Cost: $35 / Reservations Requested.  All are welcome!

Introduction to Ayurveda

Dr. Beena Vesikar, M.D.
Northville Yoga Center - Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian science of healing. This holistic, humanistic and person centered medicine system shows us how to find our own natural health and unfold our deeper energy potentials. This science is designed to provide a better understanding of an individual's physiological, psychological and spiritual nature. It includes all methods of healing from diet, herbs, exercise and lifestyle regimen to yoga practices and meditation.

The combined study of Ayurveda and Yoga is of great importance for self- discipline, as Ayurveda through self healing supports Yoga for Self-realization. Together Ayurveda and Yoga is a complete discipline, which can transform our existence from the physical to the deepest spiritual level. This lecture gave those who attended a brief introduction to Ayurvedic science and how it helps to maintain our health in day-to-day life.

Sky Foundation Fundraiser

June McCarthy / Free Flow Style
Northville Yoga Center - Tuesday, February 24, 2009

One of our very own members and "teacher extraordinaire", June McCarthy, hosted this special Tuesday evening class at Northville Yoga Center. The intention being not only for having an enjoyable evening of yoga, but to exemplify selflessness and service through our yoga practice. Many enjoyed this special evening of serving others. The donations for attending this practice were solely channeled to the Sky Foundation Inc. This foundation directs its energy to develop technologies and testing systems to detect early stage pancreatic cancer, when it's most treatable. This fundraiser was held at Northville Yoga Center. Red Pepper Deli and Wild Flower "delectables" were served after the event!

A big THANK YOU to June and all the members that attended this Fundraiser.
Together we can make a difference!

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