Yin


This class is taught by:

Chris Emmerson

Hey everyone, thanks for checking out the Shelter! This life has been a crazy ride so far. For many years I was searching for something but was looking in all the wrong places! I was definitely heading the wrong way and was very self destructive and confused. Over four years ago I was injured in a car accident that left me with a broken back, sternum and almost thirty stitches in my face. I was in a lot of physical and emotional pain and knew something had to change…ME! After trying many different types of therapy and still having acute pain some friends suggested that I try yoga and it changed my life! The physical practice has been really beneficial for my overall well-being but the philosophy has created the biggest shift in my life. Looking inward for happiness and peace, taking full responsibility for who I am and self reflection are some of my daily goals and are the foundation of the Yoga Shelter. Realizing that there is no one else to blame for who I am is incredibly liberating because it means that I have the power to change. Although I have to do this hard work my self I also know I’m not alone and that is what Sanga (community) Yoga is all about. I have had the chance to meet some really incredible, inspiring people here and there is a very welcoming vibe. Through this practice of yoga I hope to one day live a selfless life and truly be of service. So please come check out one of the many fine teachers at the Yoga Shelter and join the fam!

Victoria Birk Hill

I found my way to yoga because I was struggling with really bad anxiety and was desperate to find relief. Yoga helped. And the more I dug in and did the work, the more I healed. Yoga is so much more than a physical practice. It helps you spiritually and mentally. And it helps all of us find the best expression of ourselves.
I spent years studying many different yoga disciplines – Iyengar, Bikram, Ashtanga, Anusara – in Boston, Miami and New York, but it wasn't until I walked into the Yoga Shelter that I felt at home. There is such a positive and good energy about this place. It attracts and comforts those who walk through its doors. It is a safe space for all. And it teaches us life skills that we can apply in all that we encounter.
Teaching yoga has become a natural evolution for me - a way to give back and help guide others as they work through their own self-development. And it holds me accountable to be my best self in my own life journey.
I hope to share a class with all of you soon. The light in me honors the beautiful light in all of you.
Namaste!
Victoria
Yin yoga is a quiet practice which targets ligaments and fascia within the body. Each posture during a Yin yoga class is held for long periods of time to encourage the slow and safe opening of connective tissues, leaving the student with an overall feeling of lightness, spaciousness and peace.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jul 24 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Chris Emmerson
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Jul 26 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Victoria Birk Hill
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Mon Jul 31 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Chris Emmerson
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Aug 02 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Victoria Birk Hill
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Mon Aug 07 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Chris Emmerson
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Aug 09 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Victoria Birk Hill
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Mon Aug 14 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Chris Emmerson
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Aug 16 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Victoria Birk Hill
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Mon Aug 21 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Chris Emmerson
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Aug 23 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Victoria Birk Hill
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Mon Aug 28 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Chris Emmerson
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Aug 30 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Victoria Birk Hill
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Mon Sep 04 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Chris Emmerson
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Sep 06 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Victoria Birk Hill
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Mon Sep 11 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Chris Emmerson
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Sep 13 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Victoria Birk Hill
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Mon Sep 18 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Chris Emmerson
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Sep 20 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Victoria Birk Hill
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Mon Sep 25 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Chris Emmerson
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)
  • Wed Sep 27 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with Victoria Birk Hill
    at Yoga Shelter (Grosse Pointe)