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On October 30th, we announced that Sangha Yoga
will discontinue offering weekly drop-in yoga classes at the end of 2014.
Please read the announcement.

 

In 2015, Sangha Yoga: School of Higher Learning will operate out of various locations in the Kalamazoo area on a quarterly basis. It will serve those looking to deepen an understanding of themselves and yoga through training programs, seminars, and private consultations.

 

Now is the time to gather and celebrate what Sangha Yoga has been for us for over a decade, and what it is becoming. Join us for classes & events through 12/21/14!

 

FAQ's:

Why is Sangha Yoga closing?

Sangha isn't really closing, we're expanding! We're still a community, just no longer confined to a single location. Our teachers are doing great things locally and globally. Check them out!

Where do I go next?

Many Sangha Yoga Teachers are already teaching at other locations in the Kalamazoo area. Others will have new locations soon. Keep checking the Teachers Page which will stay up on our site until the end of January.

Will Karina still teach yoga and see clients in Kalamazoo?

Yes, Karina will maintain sanghayoga.com and operate Sangha Yoga Institute, School of Higher Learning in the Kalamazoo area. See her teaching schedule.

The school will stay in Mall Plaza until Jan 30, 2015, then in April 2015, the training programs will operate out of People's Church on 10th St.

Starting in February 2015, Karina's private office will relocate to 1104 S. Westnedge in the Vine Street Neighborhood.

What will happen to Shanti Massage and Healing Arts?

Shanti has renewed their lease in Mall Plaza and will continue operations as usual in 2015.

 

Welcome to Sangha Yoga!

Southwest Michigan's Most Reputable Yoga Studio & Yoga Teacher Training School

Sangha, pronounced (SAHNguh), means a healthy, like minded, community. Our studio is a "green" space made of recycled, refurbished, and sustainable materials. But Sangha is more than a yoga studio alone, we are a community of yoga practitioners, seekers, healers and teachers who come together to practice the rich, holistic science and spiritual system of Yoga.

 

Why Practice with Us?

Yoga has become quite popular in recent years. Yoga classes are being offered in wide variety of locations. New yoga studios promoting the latest trends in yoga fashion and fitness are popping up in every town. So how does one choose where to practice yoga?

Sangha Yoga has been a locally owned industry leader since 2003. Our director, Karina Mirsky is an internationally respected yoga educator. All Sangha teachers are certified and highly qualified to work with a variety of human needs. Our holistic and therapeutic approach to yoga practice is largely rooted in Rod Stryker's ParaYoga and the Himalayan Tradition.

Our group classes and private sessions offer any adult body type or fitness level a systematic approach to yoga to meet their unique needs. Our classrooms are warm enough to be safe and comfortably open the body, but are not hot. We proudly share Meditation and authentic philosophy in our classes.

At Sangha Yoga, we explore yoga as a lifestyle, not just an exercise. Our instructors recognize that physical pain, stress, illness, anxiety, and depression are common human issues. We aim to skillfully and compassionately address these issues with students when they arise. See Testimonials.

Sangha Yoga cares deeply for the well being of our community. We want to help you thrive in all aspects of your life. Please read our Mission Statement & Studio Policies.

New to Yoga?

Want to make a commitment to learning about it?
We offer a six week beginning yoga semester called Pure Basics

Rather drop in once in a while?
We have over 20 on-going classes each week for you to drop into anytime. Nearly all of our classes are appropriate for beginning students. (see the current "Weekly Schedule")

Still have questions or concerns about starting yoga classes?
Read our comprehensive Beginner Q & A or contact Jerry in the Sangha Yoga office.

What Level am I?

A Beginning Yoga Practitioner - has limited or no experience taking group yoga classes. They are just being introduced to basic yogic concepts, poses, breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques. Beginning yoga students are learning the names, forms, and functions of yoga poses. They are exploring how to align themselves safely in yoga postures and modify poses for their unique needs.

An Intermediate Yoga Practitioner - has been studying yoga in a classroom setting long enough to have a basic understanding of yoga poses, breathing, and meditation techniques. These students know how to align and modify yoga postures for their personal needs. They also have the ability to stay calm and steady as the physical challenge level increases. These students are looking to learn more and "go deeper."

An Advanced Yoga Practitioner - has established a regular yoga practice. They have cultivated the physical endurance to approach more complex postures, engage in breath retention, and sit in meditation for longer periods. They understand what "balanced practice" is and how to maintain it. Advanced students embrace yoga philosophy and are looking to access subtle energy in practice. They are also exploring what it means to "live yoga" as a lifestyle.

Front Desk & Studio Info


Policies:
Please read our important Studio Policies before attending any of our classes.
A note about Class Cancellations

Gift Shop:
Our gift shop carries yoga mats, props, books, CD's, meditation supplies, and Himalayan Institute Neti Pot products, botanicals and immune support herbs. The Sangha Yoga Gift Shop is open during Front Desk Hours.

Front Desk Hours:
NOTE: classes run at additional times

Monday

4:30pm –8:30pm

Tuesday

4:30pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday

9:30am – 12pm :: 4:30pm – 8:30pm

Thursday

4:30pm – 8:30pm

Friday

*by appointment only*

Saturday*

11:30am – 1:30pm

Sunday*

11:30am – 1:30pm

*The front desk staff is allowed to leave during weekend shifts..
Best to stop in at the beginning or end of these shifts.

 

 

Our Director

Karina Ayn Mirsky was featured in Yoga Journal as one of 21 teachers under the age of 40 shaping the future of yoga in America. Learn more below:

Karina's Bio

Sangha Calendar

National Event Schedule

 



Sangha Yoga proudly supports the Himalayan Institute.

H.I. logo

Get $10 off a year long membership and a free subscription to Yoga International magazine.
Coupon Code: HISY51412

We share a lobby with Shanti

Seva means "service with selfless intention." Below are just some of the organizations that Sangha Yoga has raised funds for or offered services to:

Himalayan Institute
Ministry with Community
Toys for Tots
West Michigan Cancer Center
American Red Cross
World Yoga Fund
Youth Aids
The Red Tent
Pretty Lake Camp
PeaceJam
SYTT Scholarship Fund

Philosophy

Start Learning Here
We carry many H.I. Press books at Sangha too!

Yoga Asana

Yoga for Wellness,
by Gary Krafstow

Classical Texts

1.Yoga Sutras
2. Hatha Yoga Pradipika
3. Bhagavad Gita  

Sangha Yoga
157 S. Kalamazoo Mall
Mall Plaza, Suite# 140
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Location Details

MapQuest Directions

Sangha Yoga, LLC.
Ph: (269) 910-0162
Fax: (269) 344-6469

List of Email Contacts

Bulletin Board

Updated Nov. 17, 2014

Upcoming Events

12/19:Annual Winter Solstice Meditaion & Ceremony

12/20: Winter Renewal Asana
w/ Kara Aubin

12/20: Sankalpa w Karina

12/21: FREE CLASS DAY

12/21: FREE Community Social

SEE ALL EVENTS

Keep up with Sangha Teachers in 2015
Sangha Staff!