Yoga classes in your area, designed for you!
I am also now offering private and small-group yoga instruction in the mid- and northern Michigan areas. Personal instruction is a great option for anyone, regardless of experience or fitness level. Before the class, I will discuss your expectations and needs and design a class specifically for you. If you’d like to do virtual classes via Skype, we can do this, too!
These classes can be held in the comfort and privacy of your own home or workplace. Let’s talk about your needs and our location options! The cost will depend on the number of students and your location.
I’m also open to subbing classes, or adding a few new ones to my summer schedule! If you’re interested, contact me and let’s go from there! I’m comfortable guiding classes for everyone, ranging from beginners yoga and gentle class options, to intermediate and advanced vinyasa flow classes and a full, 90-120-minute traditional Ashtanga primary series class. I also enjoy adding meditation, pranayama, and intentional relaxation into each class to provide a comprehensive session that will work on your mind, body, and spirit to promote health, peace, and happiness.
For more information, please call or message me at 989-854-2377, or shoot me an email at email@example.com.
~~ Current class schedule! (updated 5/18/2015) ~~
– 5:30-7:00 | Railway Family Center in Coleman, MI. This is a Level 1-2 class accessible to all levels although some previous yoga experience or a moderate level of physical fitness is recommended. ((View a sample class of this intensity, recorded during a Monday practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBbFflPPqOU ))
– 9:35 – 10:35 | Midland Community Center in Midland, MI. This is a Gentle class accessible to all levels and well-suited for those with back or hip or knee injuries or tenderness.
– 10:45-11:45 | Midland Community Center in Midland, MI. This is a Level 1 class accessible to all levels.
– 6:00-7:15 | Midland Community Center in Midland, MI. This is a Level 1.5 class accessibly to all levels but some previous yoga experience or a moderate level of physical fitness is recommended.
– 7:45-8:45 | Element 22 in Midland, MI. This is a Yin-style class accessible to all levels where you’ll hold postures for long periods of time to work into the connective tissues. We also practice guided meditation and breathwork in my yin classes.
– 10:00-11:30 | Midland Community Center in Midland, MI. This is a Yin-style class accessible to all levels where you’ll hold postures for long periods of time to work into the connective tissues. We also practice guided meditation and breathwork in my yin classes.
– 5:30-6:25 | Element 22 in Midland. This is an Ashtanga-short form class open to all, but a moderate-high level of physical fitness is best, and a intermediate level of yoga knowledge is recommended. This is a powerful, vigorous form of yoga that stems from Mysore, India in the Pattabhi Jois lineage. Come prepared to sweat and surrender your ego!
– 7:15-8:45 | Railway Family Center in Coleman, MI. This is a relaxed Yin/Gentle-style class accessible to all levels. You’ll hold postures for long periods of time to work into the connective tissues.
Costs: At the Railway Family Center, your first class is FREE and pay only $7 for each class after. You may also purchase an 8-class option for $45 (additional discounts for members). At the Midland Community Center, pay $8 per class and only $7 per class for those age 50+ (additional discounts for members). At Element 22, your first 7 days are free and after that, pay $12 as a drop-in or get great discounts on packages or a membership. Mats are available for use at no additional charge.
Class notes: It’s best to arrive to class 10-minutes early to unwind and start to relax before class begins. Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach so try and refrain from eating at least 2 hours before class (a light snack is fine). Wear comfortable, lightweight clothes to class and bring a water bottle or towel if you’d like (most classes are fairly gentle and sweating is not common, but is totally ok and welcomed!). If you have any injuries or special needs, please let me know before class begins.
Yoga is suitable for people of all ages, but to help others remain focused in class, children under the age of 12 are not allowed in group class settings unless special arrangements have been made.
~~ Check out a video of Hatha-yoga Sun Salutations (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX4nBwhOwBw) and a round of Hatha-yoga Sun Salutations, then Ashtanga-yoga Sun Salutations A and B (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3slyMwUVIQ). ~~
I’m also available for private and small-group yoga instruction (contact for rates and information).
Private sessions are a wonderful way to build your yoga practice from the ground up, OR deepen your personal practice through a stronger teacher-student connection that allows for instruction tailored to meet your needs and designed to bring balance into your practice and into your life.
Who may benefit from a private session?
– Individuals new to yoga who would feel more comfortable practicing at home before joining group classes.
– Those who want to gain a deeper understanding of beginner or intermediate yoga postures to enhance a home practice or comfort level in group classes.
– Individuals needing a bit of extra personal attention and modifications because of injury, illness, or certain medical conditions.
– Those who want to work on specific postures, techniques, or styles of yoga not offered in all-level group classes.
If you don’t fit any of the categories above but would like to explore how a private session or series of sessions may benefit your practice, reach out!
989-854-2377 or RobinStremlowYoga@gmail.com
Robin is a 200-RYT certified yoga instructor who believes yoga provides not only the movement our bodies naturally want and need, but also the clarity our souls are seeking. Her eclectic classes aim to both exercise the body and deepen each student’s mind-body-spirit connection so that they may find lasting health, peace, and personal freedom through yoga.
Her yoga journey began in 2008 when Robin looked for a physical exercise that may help reduce the stress of University life and restore balance. After years of studying at studios throughout Michigan and across North America, Robin traveled to Rishikesh, India in early 2014 to complete a 200-hour teacher training program with Rishikul Yogshala. She received formal instruction in Ashtanga, Hatha, Kundalini and Yoga Nidra, and studied yoga philosophy, therapy, pranayama, meditation, and shat kriya techniques.
Robin currently teaches alignment-based vinyasa, gentle, and yin-style studio classes and private lessons in the Michigan, and has also taught yoga in Nepal. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to share these ancient healing and transformative tools with others in hopes that one by one, each of us may find peace, compassion, and sustainable happiness.
In her professional life, Robin is a visual designer and communications specialist. In her personal life, she’s a backpacking traveler, gardener, dog-walker, painter, and wannabe vegetarian chef.
From me directly:
In April, 2014, I completed a 200-hour teaching training program in Rishikesh, India with Rishikul Yogshala, a Yoga Alliance accredited yoga school focusing on Ashtanga, Hatha, Kundalini and Nidra yoga disciplines taught in the classical Indian method. In addition to these forms of yogasana, I am experienced in pranayama (breath control), meditation, shat kriya (cleansing), and have studied yoga therapy, philosophy, history, and physical anatomy. I’m blessed to have studied under yoga Master Bipin Baloni and a team of dedicated, experienced teachers.
I then traveled to Pokhara, Nepal with Rishikul Yogshala and assisted in a 200-hour teacher training program. I provided hands-on adjustments in Hatha and Ashtanga yogasana classes, and taught six Sanskrit classes focusing on prayers, mantras, and posture names and translations. I also taught morning drop-in classes to travelers in the area, with each class tailored to the students’ ability and expectations.
Now that I hold a teaching certification, I am excited to bring the skills learned in India back to Michigan where I’ll share my six years of practice with you, my home community. In addition to guided instruction and hands-on adjustment, I will share Indian yogic wisdom and philosophy for living a more peaceful, happy life, and my own thoughts on finding and maintaining your bliss.
In my heart, I know that this practice can provide hope and peace to our communities, and it is my sincere desire to bring lasting, positive change to the area, starting with one body and one soul at a time. Regardless of your physical limitations or financial situation, yoga IS for you. I will do my best to make it accessible and useful for each student who practices with me.
Om shanti, friends. xxoo.
❤ ~ If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go more, you will have more peace. And if you let go completely…your heart will be free. – Ajahn Chah ~ ❤