Sarah came to yoga from the perspective of an athlete, and found it to bring grace and balance to muscular overuse,
and symmetry to her body, making sports like climbing & skiing more enjoyable. As she continued to study, she learned how to cultivate mindfulness and awareness in her life and over time this deeply therapeutic practice became a source of psychological healing. She appreciates the path of yoga for the lifeline it was for her, and attempts to guide her students with humility toward their own awakenings. She has been a devoted yogini for many years, and teaching since 2007. Sarah has studied and taught all over the country, and is co-creator of EnLIVEn Retreats, hosting Wellness Retreats on Vieques Island in Puerto Rico starting in 2013. Yoga has been balancing and transformative, and has enriched her life in many ways - physically, emotionally, mentally, and energetically. From the perspective of yoga as therapy she has found that yoga helps people move through trauma in a very unique way. She has studied under many different teachers and styles including Vinyasa, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Yin, and Hatha. She is currently studying with Jackie Chiodo, earning her RYT 500 certification with a focus on Chakra Therapy, Ayurveda and Prenatal Yoga.
Yoga for Health Education is ideally located in a campus setting - the site of a former state hospital. Nearly 400
acres of property provides a most tranquil environment for yoga, meditation, tai chi, Pilates and Feldenkrais classes, as well as clinics and workshops. Our focus is on wellness of body, mind and soul. We have three classrooms and a room for kinesio taping & private sessions. In our retail space, we offer a great selection of yoga accessories, including books, along with an assortment of Ayurvedic products. Over 40 classes are offered Monday through Sunday, including some FREE classes.
Yen Yoga & Fitness is a teacher-based, multidisciplinary studio in Traverse City, Mich., that serves a vibrant community
of learners who wish to live life in a balanced, healthy, ethical and joy-filled way. It is our mission to support our community by developing each student’s practice and well-being as a personal journey that emphasizes mind, body and spirit. Our air-conditioned, thoughtfully designed studio space is located right on Front Street in downtown Traverse City. Our space spans more than 7,000 square feet, with four studios for yoga, Pilates, and various fitness classes, and a dedicated cycling ampitheater stocked with more than two dozen LeMond RevMaster bikes for spinning classes. Our spacious and serene locker rooms have bamboo lockers as well as multiple showers and restrooms, allowing you a peaceful space to safely keep your belongings and get ready before and after class. We happily offer yoga mats and gym towels free of charge to all of our students, as well as shower towels for rent.
Any time our studio is open, we invite you to relax in our comfortable lounge area and enjoy a cup of tea from Light of Day Organics—a certified organic, fair trade and biodynamic tea company based in nearby Leelanau County. Find yoga clothing, jewelry, housewares and other lifestyle items in our on-site boutique.
Our educated, friendly and supportive staff is always available to answer questions or give you a tour of our space.
Increase the flow of Qi ("Chi") & correct imbalances which cause excess body fat, using 5-point, affordable ear acupuncture
(a 30-minute, seated, clothed treatment) for stress-relief. Followed by gentle standing or chair Yoga for those with compromised physical abilities. Includes complementary herbal infusion for dietary cleanse assistance. Holistic nutrition consulting and comprehensive wellness guidance. Meditation instruction from an ordained Zen Buddhist Dharmachari in Thich Nhat Hanh's Order of Interbeing. Hypnotherapy.