Fusion


This class is taught by:

Abbey Bradley

My practice of yoga began 7 years ago at yoga shelter Grosse Pointe. Following a bad break up and an alternative to dance, I began practicing yoga everyday. Although I didn't know exactly why then, I knew after practice I felt better physically, emotionally, and spiritually. My practice has continued to evolve from then and I consistently find different meanings for my physical practice. The practice of yoga has provided a space for me to create greater awareness within, calm anxious feelings, gain better self discipline and realize both my internal and external strength. The power of yoga is a gift to be shared and I feel so fortunate to share this gift as an instructor.

Heidi Black

Wherever you go, there you are…truer words were never spoken. I struggled for years trying to “find myself”, my path in life. Moved across the country, even crossed the pond for a few years, searching for something to fill the void. The only constant in my life up until now has been yoga. I attended my first yoga class over 20 years ago at Wayne State U. I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into (yoga wasn’t as popular back then) but after that first class I was hooked! I have discovered through a regular yoga practice and with Yoga Shelter’s Life Training that happiness and fulfillment isn’t somewhere else or with someone else, it is already within me… Wherever I go, there I am. Being truly in the moment gives me the courage to know I will never be someone other than who I am, and that who I am is absolutely wonderful.

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust

See you on the journey to enlightenment while both on and off the yoga mat,

Namaste’

Michael Castile

Hello everyone! To me yoga is all about connection. When I was 19 I was diagnosed bi-polar and spent the next 8 years of my life in a constant struggle with my mind. At the age of 27 I had assumed that life had passed me by and that I may as well just give up. I was stuck in a toxic workplace and in a very dysfunctional relationship with a person who made me feel useless. Despite all of this I woke up one day to realize that my life was actually just beginning. I got out of that relationship, started working out and eating healthy. I really felt like I was on my way. But something was missing. Then one day I asked my sister about good workouts and she said “why don’t you just come to yoga with me.” We left for the Yoga Shelter about an hour later and my life was changed forever. I remember stepping into class expecting a workout and getting so much more. I was questioned on if “I was reaching the highest version of myself?” That one moment set everything else into motion. I started attending classes very regularly and they did wonders for my body (helping me stay focused and losing 75 pounds). But it was the study groups that allowed me to stick with all the changes. The Vedanta philosophy allowed me to realize just how much attachment was a part of my life and that by developing my intellect I could continue to work on myself even more. Soon I was part of a community that I felt understood me. That didn’t judge me on my past addictions or disorders but that was ready to accept me for who I am. More so it allowed me to hold myself accountable for everything I do and accept who I am. I could never fully express the gratitude I feel to everyone that has been a part of this. The one thing I know for a fact about life is that it will have its ups and downs. However, with the connection I share on and off the mat at the Shelter I know that I can get through anything. In the end we are all connected. By stepping into the studio we share that search for our highest potential. I can’t wait to share my energy, love, and passion with everyone that walks through the doors of the shelter! So come in, connect, and help create a positive space of growth. Namaste
Fusion is heated, a blend of flowing and holding. Create internal heat with sun salutations then the class shifts to a slower pace, holding postures. Recommended for students with some yoga experience.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jul 24 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abbey Bradley
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Jul 26 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Heidi Black
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Jul 26 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Michael Castile
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Mon Jul 31 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abbey Bradley
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Aug 02 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Heidi Black
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Aug 02 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Michael Castile
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Mon Aug 07 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abbey Bradley
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Aug 09 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Heidi Black
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Aug 09 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Michael Castile
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Mon Aug 14 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abbey Bradley
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Aug 16 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Heidi Black
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Aug 16 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Michael Castile
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Mon Aug 21 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Abbey Bradley
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Aug 23 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Heidi Black
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Aug 23 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Michael Castile
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)