Welcome to the Center for Yoga!

Thank you for visiting mid-Michigan's Center for Yoga, Movement and Massage.  The Center for Yoga is dedicated to the traditional practices of Yoga, taught with integrity and skill (and some fun). Our intention is to provide the community with a safe and supportive environment for learning, sharing, and healing.

Entering our 18th year, we offer yoga classes in many styles and levels as well as home to a  Pilates studio. Our location in East Lansing, is a fully equipped studio that offers a wide variety of classes for all student levels, taught by our experienced, well-trained teachers.  Take a yoga class today and start balancing your mind, body, and spirit.

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Get ready for gardening, golfing and more! Join Candace for a 6 week class focusing on standing poses that with build your strength, create mobility and flexibility and improve posture.

May 11-June 29, 2016 

7:30-8:45 pm $72 for the 6 weeks (skips May 25 & June 8th

FREE class on May 4th for your Hips and Hamstrings

Contact Candace Merkel for further information 517.337.1807 or email cprettymerk@gmail.com.


 What is meditation?  

It is relaxing into an inner peace that is always available, but often hard to find.  Meditation techniques use the 5 senses and also an inner sensitivity to help you get your bearings, train attention, and become ready to let go into that inner silence which offers so much relief.  Initially, you can learn to rest in that silence during a formal sitting practice.  Eventually, you learn to experience that throughout a busy day.
Most everyone has had a taste of that peacefulness during their lives—even just a moment here or there.  As you start to experience meditation, you remember that this is something very familiar to you.  It is the most natural, human experience, available to us all.  We may have forgotten all about it, but we are hard-wired for it!
As with anything, the more you practice, the more you learn and experience its benefits.  This is true for meditation too.  Meditation develops slowly and beautifully, exposing deeper states of relaxation bit by bit.
Interestingly, it can also expose where we are stuck, afraid, confused, angry and hurt and provides a gentle way to be with that, move through it, and let it go.  If you have been pushing away all sorts of uncomfortable emotions, thoughts and physical sensations, meditation can be transformative in helping you find deep healing and sanity.

Adult Beginner Meditation Class

Wednesdays, April 27-May 25, 7:30-9 pm, Studio 2, $75 suggested The adult class walks you through various techniques from different traditions, points out their commonalities and shows you the human ability to go from anxious stimulation to conscious, open relaxation.  We move from focused techniques to open techniques and help you understand the journey of meditation from an experiential perspective.

Kids Beginner Meditation Class, Ages 5-8

Mondays, May 2-May 30, 5:45-6:30pm, Studio 4, $75 suggested per child/parent This kids class intersperses short periods of meditation with fun, attention training games.  Popular mindfulness and other sensory/awareness exercises are introduced.  Parents are encouraged to attend.  It's a great way to plant seeds, practice together and learn some de-stimulation techniques that can last a lifetime.

For more information or registration, please go to:  www.kurtscholler.com(734) 973-2040kurt@kurtscholler.com

We offer Pre-Natal Yoga and Mom and Baby Yoga with Kathy Stover on Wednesdays!

We also offer alternative healing modalities such as Acupuncture and Massage and PT !!!

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