White River Yoga

8724 Ferry Street,
Montague, MI 49437

(These are descriptions of some of the classes we offer. Some are seasonal, and will not appear on our current schedule. Our schedule is on the home page)

Gentle Yoga  is the perfect class for beginners. The practice focuses on gentle stretching and   features postures intended to improve flexibility and balance. Students are guided and encouraged to listen to their bodies and be gentle with themselves. We encourage the use of blocks, blankets and bolsters for support.

Yoga for all levels is, as the title implies, a class suitable for all levels of experience.  Newer students will learn and practice the rudiments of yoga, while within the same class, intermediate and advanced students are given the opportunity to take their practice to a deeper level. 

Fitness Yoga  is geared toward those who want a sweat-inducing, cardio-focused practice, that combines core-strengthening, muscle-toning and flexibility-building for an all-over workout that will leave you spent, but happy. This class is not for the faint of heart. Nor, for that matter, those with bad hearts. You. Will. Work.

Sunset & Sunrise Flow 
guides you through poses in a Vinyasa style, beginning with the basics, but featuring the opportunity to pursue somewhat more challenging poses. Props are encouraged to allow each body to achieve every pose. Sunset Flow is great for both beginners, unfamiliar with the practice, and for more experienced yogis who are looking for a gentle, relaxing sequence.

Men's Yoga is designed to accommodate the man who feels uncomfortable in a traditional yoga class, where everyone is stick-thin and flexible as hell. It's a class that takes into account your age, weight, and other potential physical limitations. It's yoga, no doubt, but we move slowly, with a focus on what we can do--not on what we can't. Tried yoga before and hated it? Try it again. This is the class for you. 

​Yin Yoga 
is a slow-paced style of yoga that features seated, and reclining poses, that are held for longer periods of time—five minutes or longer per pose is typical. Yin poses focus on the connective tissues—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. The poses are also designed to improve the flow of qi, (chi) the subtle energy said in Chinese medicine to run through the meridian pathways of the body. Improved qi flow is hypothesized to improve organ health, immunity, and emotional well-being. Yin is often described as the ideal complement to the more active 'Yang' style of yoga.

Yoga and Ayurveda (for all levels) will begin with an interesting introduction to a certain Ayurvedic principles, such as Dosha (bodily dynamics and their functional integrity) or Dhatu (body tissues), and then move into Yoga sequences in order to better understand the principle, as well as to deepen the experience of the poses. Classes will include season-specific pranayama, salutations, asana and techniques of meditation and relaxation to provide both invigoration as well as balance and tranquility. Classes introduce one to Ayurvedic concepts throughout the flow of a yoga class, and are designed to promote overall health and longevity--perfect for your commitment to developing your optimal you!

Women's Moon Circle Yoga (for all levels) Offered monthly, on the full moon (see our schedule for this month's class) this class is designed to help the women in our community by specifically incorporating poses designed to address reproductive health, strengthen the pelvic floor, release emotion trapped in the body, and reconnect us to self, and to divinity. We will create safe and compassionate space for movement by going at a steady pace and regularly including restorative poses. Students leave feeling gooood.