At IYDC, we believe everyone deserves access to the healing art of Iyengar Yoga. We regularly offer Community Gift/sliding-scale classes for $5-$25.
Every Tuesday, 7:15-8:30pm Black and Brown Yoga taught by Angela Abiodun A class specifically for those who self-identify as a person of color. Read more here.
Every Thursday, 5:30-6:45pm: Yoga for Uterine Health taught by Erin Shawgo All women-identified folks are welcome. If you want to come to focus on reproductive issues, such as pregnancy, menstruation, or menopause, this is the perfect time. Or if you prefer a women-only class for personal or religious reasons, you are also most welcome. We will have the room curtained on both sides for privacy.
2nd Fridays, 5:30-7pm, taught by Hong Gwi-Seok, focuses on: Resilience and Resistance: Restorative Yoga for Activists If you are on the front lines, fighting for water rights, decent schools, blocking foreclosures, and protecting Detroit from gentrifiers, you may well be stressed and exhausted. Take an evening to refuel, reboot, and restore. Let yourself be supported and nurtured. Spend time with comrades, resting deeply. As Sister Audre Lorde reminds us, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
4th Fridays, taught by rotating IYD faculty, will continue the focus on deep rest and recuperation.
Every Saturday, 11:00am - 12:15pm: Yoga for Emotional Health taught by Erin Shawgo Uplifting poses to help with the ups and downs in our emotional seasons. Standing poses, supported backbends and inversions help to steady the imbalance experienced with stress, anxiety, depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This is a multi-level class, open to all experience levels. In addition to being a CIYT, Erin holds her MSW with a background working in mental health and counseling.
3rd Sundays, 1:30-3pm: Yoga Philosophy, co-led by Hong Gwi-Seok and Erin Shawgo Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what the reading assignment is. Everyone is welcome to join and learn more about the philosophical foundation of the practice of yoga.
Where do you fit on the sliding-scale? Use the image below to discern what would be right for you.
When I pay at the high end of the scale, I'm helping others to access the class.
When I pay in the middle range, I help cover costs.
When I pay in the lower range, I'm letting the community hold and support me.
If I pay less when I can afford more, I make IYDC less accessible to those in financial need.
There may be times when I do not have cash to give, but can offer other gifts (labor, garden veggies, food, massage, etc), which I will discuss with my teacher.
Your honesty and generosity help us keep our lights on and offer affordable classes!
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