Yoga

Welcome to Northern Enlightenment
at Cycling Salamander
Classes resume in June
Cycling Salamander offers a warm and supportive space for your yoga practice.   Instructors are here to offer professional guidance and encouragement. Instructors teach to the individual's level of ability. EVERYONE can benefit from yoga! We welcome you to our studio. Namaste, Rebecca

Yoga is a mental and physical practice, which leads to self-awareness/consciousness. The physical practice is a series of poses called asanas, which increase flexibility, strength and circulation, accompanied by breathing techniques called Pranayamas, which help with increasing oxygen flow through the body and final meditation which helps to clear the mind so that the practitioner can be present in everyday life.


Gentle Yoga with Rebecca
Every Wednesday and Saturday Mornings through August.
9:30-11:00am. (please call or text to reserve your spot. 231.838.6460) By 8:30am.
A class for all ages and abilities.  Gentle yoga focuses on the breath as we move through a series of gentle poses on the floor.  Blankets and blocks are available to assist you.   Enjoy pleasant music in a serene environment.  Gentle yoga will focus your thoughts and energize your mind so that you may feel refreshed and more productive during the day.  Come feel good!

Sleepy Time Gentle Yoga for Good Sleep/Good Health Monday (8pm-9:30pm ) 
(This class is on demand) Please call or text to see if this class is available.
Do you have trouble winding down after a busy weekend?  Is your sleep interrupted, or do you have trouble falling asleep?  Do you think to yourself, "If only I could find the right pillow?"  Do you suffer from headaches or general body aches?  This class if for you!    Join Rebecca for an evening of meditation through breath and gentle movement that is for all ability levels.   The class is followed by an cup of hot herbal tea. (optional)

Beginning Vinyasa Flow 
Not Scheduled
On this journey through movement, the instructor incorporates creativity and fluidity with each asana (pose) that is sure to leave the body feeling refreshed and stimulated. Vinyasa means "breath synchronized movement" so you can expect this class to smoothly move you through a series of dance-like poses linking the power of the movement with each inhalation and exhalation.

Restorative Yoga 
Not Scheduled.
A restorative yoga practice frequently relies on the use of props and the prolonged holding of a few simple poses to achieve a deep level of relaxation. It offers a welcome respite among all the turbulence of life and helps to prepare the mind and body for the inward stroke of meditation and deepened awareness. Moving slowly through the poses allows you to explore your mind and body at a steady and natural tempo. The overall calming effect on the nervous system sets a deeply relaxing tone for the class that comforts your mind and body down to the cellular level.

Instructor

Rebecca (far Right) at Yoga Teacher Training Graduation
Rebecca Glotfelty, E-RYT 200
Founder of Northern Enlightenment
I was first introduced to a series of yoga poses in 1984 through a yoga video by Raquel Welch.  Even my subtle teenage body found many of the poses (lotus, dancer, pigeon, etc.) difficult.  I was amazed that Raquel Welch, at her “advanced age (mid 40’s) could do these poses.  Skip forward a couple decades now, at that “advanced age,’ I enrolled in a six month, 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program with Be the Love Registered Yoga School in Petoskey, Michigan.  I have always been a proponent of stretching and believed yoga would be good for my body. It wasn’t long into the training that I realized that yoga was not just about twisting my body into poses; Yoga is a path to happiness, yoga has become a way of living.   I completed my RYT 200 yoga training program in February 2014 and I'm excited to bring these tools to members of my community