Arbor Wellness Center seeks to support healing and transformation through attending to mind, body and spirit. Yoga encompasses a wide range of practices including attention to the breath and body. Increasingly researchers across the globe are describing the positive effects of this ancient practice for both physical and mental health. The practice of yoga can be used as the primary treatment modality for a variety of mental health issues, as an adjunct to psychotherapy, or as part of a health and wellness routine. For some practitioners, yoga becomes linked to exploration or support of their spiritual life.
Yoga classes at the Arbor Wellness Center encourage students to engage with the practice according to their individualized needs. Students may be seeking primarily physical benefits, emotional support or mood management, mental clarity or spiritual exploration. All are welcome.
Arbor Wellness Center offers yoga and meditation classes and private sessions in an intimate, comfortable setting. Our classes are small. Our newly renovated space holds 8 – 10 people comfortably, allowing for individual attention and interaction with the teacher. Our offerings are designed to address a range of issues – from stress management and relaxation to depression, anxiety and trauma – while providing the benefits of physical practice.
For those seeking more tailored instruction, private or semi-private sessions are available and can be booked by contacting the instructor directly.
Intensely Gentle Yoga
Intensely Gentle Yoga is an adaptive form of Hatha yoga accommodating students with challenges due to illness, injury or trauma. I invite students to observe and cultivate a healing, interactive relationship with their bodies through their practice. Instructor: Patty Hart, E-RYT
Classes begin with warm-up movements and breath awareness to prepare you for yoga postures. The heart of each class is a sequence of postures that stretch, strengthen, and balance your body. Each class ends with deep relaxation and meditation. Experience release, calm and self awareness. ALL Levels Welcome. Pace is relaxed. Instructor: Mary Seibert, BSN, KYT 200
Gentle Yoga and Meditation
This class is perfect for beginners and experienced yogis alike seeking clarity, peace, and balance. Each class will incorporate gentle yoga poses drawing from Hatha, Restorative, and Yin practice styles. Participants will also learn mindfulness meditation practices in each class in order to stay grounded in the present moment and cultivate deeper self-awareness and self-acceptance. Soft music may be used. Instructor: Raina LaGrand, LLMSW, MPH, CYT
Golden: a yoga class for self-identified women and gender expansive people of color
This class is a body-positive space for brown women and gender expansive folks of all shades, shapes, and sizes to connect to our bodies, process stress and trauma, and affirm one another’s excellence. Classes incorporate basic yoga poses and flows, mindfulness meditation practices, and opportunities for reflection. Music is typically used in this class. Instructor: Liz Gonzalez, MSW, LMSW, CYT
Melanin Movement: a yoga class for people of color
This class provides a safe space for students to practice in community with other people of color. This class is open to people of all genders. Class content is primarily in the Hatha style and will build on previous weeks and perfect for beginners, though guidance will be provided for more seasoned individuals as well. Classes may also incorporate mindfulness meditation and personal self-care reflection. Instructor: Raina LaGrand, LLMSW, MPH, CYT
Unwind Yoga Class
Our bodies carry us through our day absorbing tension and stress. This class is designed to release the areas of tightness that we are often unaware of, and allow us to move through our week more relaxed and centered. This class combines yin, restorative and gentle flow along with attention to the breath to bring about a state of calm and wellbeing. It will end with a guided meditation (yoga nidra). This class is appropriate for all levels. Instructor: Johanna Soet Buzolits, Ph.D., RYT
Yoga for Managing Your Mood
Explore the power of our breath (prana) and poses (asana) through a dynamic flow to instill feelings of wellbeing. This classwill give you practical tools to deal with the ups and downs of life. Whether you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed or down or managing conditions such as anxiety and depression, this classcan help you find a greater sense of calm and peace in the face of life’s challenges. This class is appropriate for all levels. Instructor: Johanna Soet Buzolits, Ph.D., RYT
Diving Deeper: Yoga for Balancing the Endocrine System
This workshop explores the energetic and physical nature of the endocrine system from a yogic perspective. And, weaves yoga postures, breath work, and visualization to invite restored balance and connectivity to organs and bodily systems. Workshop size is limited, space reservation is helpful and appreciated! This workshop is led by Patty Hart, E-RYT.
Yoga for Managing Your Mood: Exploring the Chakras
In this workshop we will explore the 7 chakras and how to work with each of them to enhance feelings of wellbeing. Utilizing the power of our breath (prana), poses (asana), hand gestures (mudras) and sound (mantra) to stimulate and balance each of these 7 energy centers in our body will allow for a greater sense of control over our physical and emotional health. This workshop is helpful for those who are seeking more understanding of the chakras to promote wellbeing as well as addressing issues of stress, anxiety, depression, grief or sadness. This workshop is appropriate for all levels. This workshop is led by Johanna Soet Buzolits, Ph.D., RYT.
Classes and workshops are taught intermittently. Please contact instructor directly to learn about class schedules.
Johanna’s classes: $20 per class, $15 for students; 8 session package $140 (1 free class). 10 session package $160 (2 free classes). Coupons do not expire.
$40 for workshops before date, $50 on the day.
Patty’s classes: $17/drop in, $68 for 5 class discount coupon; $122 for 9 class discount coupon. Workshops $45.
Mary’s classes: 6 week session: $90; drop in $17 per class when space allows: RSVP for drop in.
Raina or Liz’s classes: All classes are $100-160. A $50 deposit holds your spot. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
Contact Johanna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-743-2828.
Contact Patty directly at email@example.com or 734-645-7251.
Contact Mary directly at email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-323-2520. For more information visit Mary’s website: www.compassionateyoga.info.
Contact Raina directly with questions or to register email@example.com.
Contact Liz directly at Liz@amplifycolectivo.com.
Individual and Semi-Private Sessions:
Yoga for Managing Your Mood – Johanna Soet Buzolits
Yoga for Women Recovering from Trauma – Patty Hart
Compassionate Yoga – Mary Seibert