Get Inverted with Jenny
Aug
20
9:30am 9:30am

Get Inverted with Jenny

Get Inverted with Jenny! (not heated)
Sunday August 20 9:30am - 11:30am
Early Bird Pricing $25 (before August 16)
August 16 to day of $30

Revitalize, energize and strengthen in this 2 hour inversion workshop with Jenny! We will discover the playful, fun and accessible side of inverted poses. An inversion is any posture in which the head is below the heart. Not only do inversions increase upper body strength and core strength, they also cultivate courage, boosted immunity and clarity. In this workshop you will build confidence as you learn the fundamentals of alignment, as well as preparation poses for inverted postures. Whether you are a beginner or a more seasoned yogi, we will find the variation that is right for your body. Come enjoy this lighthearted, playful class to turn your world upside down!!
 

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Vinyasa Flow and Live Music with Girish
Nov
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

Vinyasa Flow and Live Music with Girish

On Sunday November 19th, Yoga Fever invites you to join us in welcoming celebrated yogi and musician Girish to Grand Rapids! 

Shannon Austin will lead a 90 minute practice as we flow to live music with Girish.  This vinaysa class will be a warm temp accessible to all levels. This uplifting yoga practice paired with beautiful live rhythms is designed to leave students expanded and renewed.

Who is Girish?

For as long as he can remember, Girish has created rhythm to accompany life. His first experience of music as sacred art came in college, playing with jazz bands. “During improvisational sessions,” he recalls, “there were these unexplainable moments of synchronicity and intuition that felt like magic.” This led Girish to an unexpected journey—a seeming detour to live as a monk in an ashram for five years that inadvertently nourished his musical artistry. Here, he studied Sanskrit as a means to understand the deeper meanings of ancient chants, which sparked a life-changing event that led him back to music—and to combining music with Sanskrit chants. Now he shares what he’s learned to help people of all ages, backgrounds, and traditions to transform body, brain, and life through mantra and music.

This class will sell out. 

November 19 - $25 early bird pricing | $30 at the door

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Killer Core with Dean Jeffrey
Aug
6
9:30am 9:30am

Killer Core with Dean Jeffrey

Killer Core with Dean Jeffrey
Sunday August 6 - 9:30am - 11am
Early bird pricing before August 1: $25
$30 August 1 - Day Of

Let's do some Killer Core work in this fun filled 90 minute workshop with Dean Jeffery!! This core focused class will dive deep into our abdominal, oblique, lower back and gluteal muscles while we explore stability and move through a variety of postures. We'll utilize blocks to emphasize muscular engagement and break down various ways to break down our core muscles mindfully throughout any class. We'll finish strong with a few twists to counter before resting in a guided meditation and savasana.
 **This is an all levels class and modification will be offered throughout class.
**Space is limited, reserve your space NOW!
 

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Teacher Training Q & A
Jul
30
9:30am 9:30am

Teacher Training Q & A

Attend our Q & A session to learn more about Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Fever. This is the perfect opportunity to meet our Teacher Trainer, learn about our curriculum, and participate and ask any unanswered questions.

Free Class with Jenny Lintdvedt 9:30 - 10:15
Q & A immediately following at 10:15am - ?
Feel feel to come to both or just one portion. Please register for this event to attend our free class.

Our 200 hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Training: The Artistry of Uniting Philosophy, Alignment & Flow is anchored in Vinyasa and Classical Yoga. Participants will be immersed in learning practical teaching skills linking breath & movement, human anatomy, sequencing for different styles, and philosophy/tradition integration (and SO much more!). This 4 month course will develop your confidence and prepare you to inspire others on their own path to physical and spiritual awakening. 
 

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Align & Relax Restorative Yoga
Apr
30
1:00pm 1:00pm

Align & Relax Restorative Yoga

$20 for 90 minutes of restoration | Space is limited | Not heated

Restorative yoga is a therapeutic style of yoga that promotes healing of the body and deep relaxation through supportive poses. Using gravity and props to naturally open the body to find full relaxation. The more the body is supported the deeper the relaxation can be experienced. In a restorative practice, there is no movement, no effort and the mind can be silent. 

Restorative yoga helps to engage the parasympathetic nervous system allowing for improved digestion and the reduction of muscle tension, chronic stress, fatigue, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. 

In restorative yoga we use props including blankets, straps, pillows, bolsters and blocks which enable well-supported postures. When fully supported with the props, the body is able to enter into a state of deep and total relaxation. Typically restorative poses are held for longer periods of time. 

-- Things to bring with you --

  • Pillow
  • 2 Beach or bath towels
  • Yoga mat

We provide bolsters, blocks and straps*

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Moment of Peace: Mindfulness 4 Week Series
Mar
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

Moment of Peace: Mindfulness 4 Week Series

Yoga Fever Presents Moment of Peace with Claire Crowley

Yoga Fever presents Moment of Peace with Claire Crowley. This is a 4 week course for opportunity to experience emotional well-being through the practice of meditation. These classes gently guide students through specific meditation techniques meant to keep the mind alert while resting its attention on guided material. The contemplative practice encourages watching the mind and accepting what is, in order to free the mind of the distractions which cause emotional and physical suffering.  Moment of Peace aspires to help you savor each moment, embrace all that your life offers and celebrate the joy of everyday. 

These workshops are a blend of restorative meditation, relaxation techniques, and mindfulness training.  Also included is journaling (you may bring your own journaling material), small group discussion and Q&A. These courses are not heated but taught in a warm and welcoming environment accessible to all.  We will not be working yoga asana during these workshops.  Please bring a small cushion or mediation cushion for comfortable seating. 


Classes held Sundays @ 1:00pm-2:15pm | $75 Early Bird Pricing until Feb 28 | $90 Week of Workshop ~ Must be Paid in Full to Register        

  • March 5     Hard & Soft Focus
  • March 12    Attachment &Aversion
  • March 19    Cessation of Suffering
  • March 26    Zazen: Simply Sit

About Claire Crowley:

Currently, Claire is instructing the contemplative practices of yoga and meditation at both Grand Valley State University and Aquinas College as credited courses for students. She also taught at CYS for 10 years until her desire to find another way to bring these practices to more people lead her to conducting meditation research. She is currently involved in 2 research projects exploring the impact of the long term meditation practice on college students. The first has been accepted for publication in the College Students Journal 2017.

The creation of Moment of Peace, arose from designing and implementing a 3 credit meditation college course at the Honors School at Grand Valley State University where Claire began to truly see the fruition of the meditation practice in her students. This gave way to the desire again to find ways to offer this healing practice to more people. She has committed her life to helping others experience the depth and richness of life through these practices.
 
 

 

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Yoga Foundation for Beginners
Feb
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

Yoga Foundation for Beginners

Yoga Foundation for Beginners

If you're curious about yoga but nervous to begin, try our Yoga Foundation for Beginners Workshop. This class is geared specifically toward folks who have never practiced before or need a better understanding of those staple postures that we practice regularly. Please book & buy on our website www.yogafevergr.com/pricing

  • This class will be 'warm' NOT hot
  • Space is limited please sign up in advance
  • $20 in advance
  • February 12 1pm-2:15pm
  • Mat rentals available for $3 in studio
  • Wear gym clothes that are fit to the body
  • This enrollment is open to ages 12 + (fee is the same)

Everyone can do yoga, regardless of age, size, flexibility or strength. At Yoga Fever, yoga is available and accessible to all. Let's connect, mind, body and spirit. Do it, you'll be so glad you did. Check out our blog ~ What To Expect At Your First Yoga Class

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Learn to Fly!
Jan
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Learn to Fly!

Arm Balance Workshop

This fun, challenging workshop is designed to teach you how to practice arm-balances with greater mindfulness and ease. Students often over-rely on force when working on these poses rather than learning to understand the essential actions and movements. This workshop will break down muscle groups, the postures, and help your body understand the mechanics and leverage of arm-balancing to make these inspiring poses part of your practice.

  • Recommended – Student practices chaturunga comfortably
  • Date: January 28th, from 1:00 – 3:00
  • Cost: $30 before January 18, $35 after
  • Warm class | will not be full heat

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Aug
6
to Aug 7

The Power of Intention with Jessica Roodvoets

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WEEKEND WORKSHOP:

$120 for whole weekend ~ 2-day / 4-session program (Courses are NOT heated) You can sign up online for ALL WEEKEND ONLY. Please call the studio to sign up for individual classes (616) 805-3603.

The Power of Intention:

Yoga, Purpose and Fulfillment from the Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita

Join Jessica for a weekend immersion into yoga and the timeless wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita. Considered India’s most widely revered spiritual scripture, the Bhagavad Gita is a compelling epic poem that contains the complete science of yoga and self-realization. More than a series of poses, the Bhagavad Gita defines yoga as a way of life; a purification of consciousness through a life of study, service, love and devotion-in-action. It prescribes that the success of yoga — and long-term happiness and fulfillment in life — is realized by fully “yoking” one’s life to dharma, by aligning the ways you act, think and speak with the divine intelligence that pervades the universe — filling the place in the world that only you can fill, making the contribution that only you can make.

Dharma, the inner possibility harbored within every human soul, is the centerpiece of the yoga tradition. The tools of yoga — asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation — are a means to support and embody these deeper spirited teachings. Take a weekend to align your practice with your purpose and discover the life-giving teachings of this ancient yogic text.

Dharma: Claiming Your Unique Role in the Whole of Life // 2 hours // $35 // Saturday August 6 //1:30pm - 3:30pm

Dharma is the compelling force in each of us that longs to thrive and become who and what we are meant to be. We are each a single cell in the greater body of this world, with a unique role to play in the service of sustaining and advancing the whole of which we are part. Dharma supports you, as an individual, in your role as an essential part of the whole of life.

In this workshop, we will introduce the story of the Bhagavad Gita and how these teachings inform and impact the practitioner of yoga today. After in-depth study into the Vedic understanding of dharma, truth and action, we will weave the teachings into a practice of asana, meditation and guided Self-inquiry.

Desire: Purifying the Divine Spark // 2.5 hours // $45 // Saturday August 6 // 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Desire is the apex of our consciousness. It precedes our every action, since before we can do, we first have to want. Through our wanting, we come to know more of ourselves, each other and life. Desire is the divine spark that fuels our pursuit of spiritual and lasting fulfillment in every aspect of our lives.

In this workshop, we will explore the fickle, murky, yet life-affirming territory of desire, and how, as practitioners of yoga, we can approach and employ it to be a guide, instead of a hindrance, to our spiritual pursuit. After guided self-study and a written activity, we will use the tools of sankalpa (an intention we make to support our highest truth, or dharma) and yoga nidra (a systematic guided relaxation) to dissolve our self-imposed limitations, making the mind a more powerful agent to help us fulfill our desires, intentions and dharma.

Devotion: The Yoga of Action // 2.5 hours // $45 // Sunday August 7 // 10:00am - 12:30pm

The word yoga means "to yoke.” In the case of the yoga of action, it means to yoke all of one’s being to dharma. To bring every action into alignment with your highest purpose. If we do not regulate our lifestyle, environment and activities to support our dharma, our mind will be more and more agitated and our deepest intentions will become lost. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna states that perfection in yoga is attained when one has molded his life in such a way that all his thoughts and activities are yoked to higher truth. This is when our yoga becomes lived.

In this workshop, we will explore the yogic topics of bhakti (devotion), sadhana (spiritual practice), sattvic (pure) lifestyle, karma yoga (service) and samadhi (union) in light of the Gita’s wisdom and discuss how small deliberate choices taken in support of dharma can radically transform our lives. To conclude, we will engage a practice of action-oriented asana and mantra meditation.

Detachment: Freedom from Anxiety // 2 hours // $35 // Sunday August 7 // 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Bhagavad Gita says that all anxiety is a result of being attached to the reward of our action. When we are motivated only by desire for the fruits of our actions, our mind becomes divided and miserable; always anxious about the results of what we do. Freedom from anxiety is found in one of the most brilliant discoveries of the ancient yoga tradition: the power of non-attachment. When the ego relinquishes control, our unconditional devotion brings its own fulfillment and eventually the task takes on a life of its own. Only action based on inspiration and humility, and not bound by expectation, is truly free.

In this workshop, we will explore how to balance the two-fold path of yoga, abhyasa (persevering practice) and vairagya (non-attachment). These topics will be discussed in light of this determining point in Krishna’s dialogue with Arjuna, as well as the fifth niyama in Pantanjali’s eight-limbed system of yoga, ishvara pranidhana (surrender/devotion to the Divine). These teachings will be woven into a practice of anxiety-reducing pranayama and restorative asana.

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