Fusion


This class is taught by:

Nakia Reeves

I began practicing yoga in 2015 as a means to incorporate more physical activity into my life. After losing my very high profile advertising job in 2016, I became ashamed and depressed because I thought it defined me. My friends and now Yoga Shelter family brought me on board to work in the Grosse Pointe studio and sparked a side of me that I didn't even know existed. I began to practice on a daily basis and then started my journey to become a certified instructor. This practice has placed me on a path of endless self discovery. I am having the time of my life learning, growing and building upon a foundation that was laid not too long ago. It is my goal to help guide every person I meet down that same path to find the truest and highest form of themselves. See you on the mat!

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 Sep 25 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Nakia Reeves
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Sep 27 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Heidi Black
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Sep 27 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Michael Castile
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Mon Oct 02 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Nakia Reeves
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Oct 04 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Heidi Black
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Oct 04 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Michael Castile
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Mon Oct 09 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Nakia Reeves
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Oct 11 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Heidi Black
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Oct 11 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Michael Castile
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Mon Oct 16 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Nakia Reeves
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Oct 18 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Heidi Black
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Oct 18 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Michael Castile
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Mon Oct 23 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Nakia Reeves
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Oct 25 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Heidi Black
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Oct 25 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Michael Castile
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)