I was thrilled to catch up with fellow neighbors and Michiganders (GO BLUE!) Mason Levey, and Sarah Larson, owners of the Y7 Yoga Studio at 240 Kent Ave. Y7 offers a challenging yoga experience, inspired by heat, music, and darkness." At Y7 we artfully link music and movement along with the breath that guides our practice. Our classes are designed to bring out the best in all of us; always candle lit and heated to 85-90 degrees, you will sweat out toxins and flow through curated sequences designed to strengthen the body and mind." They offer a Vinyasa Class, and a Slow Burn Class, as well as private instruction and interesting workshops. Their Vinyasa Class is described as: "Vinyasa is mindful movement. We flow through our sequences with intention, braiding postures together that will open, stretch and restore your body from the inside-out. Each class will help link breath and movement, deepen the connection of mind and body, and bring a greater consciousness to your subtle body. We will peel back the layers through a smart and safe yoga sequence, carefully choreographed to music that ranges from The Weeknd to Stevie Wonder." Sounds pretty awesome to me!!
The Slow Burn Class sounds equally appealing: "Different than Y7’s Vinyasa class, Slow Burn works toward not only reaching our edge, but surpassing it. This class is slower than a typical Y7 Vinyasa class, as the teacher guides you deeper and deeper into a carefully selected series of postures. We will focus on foundation and structure within our movement, while mindfully tackling some of the master asanas. With a deeper emphasis on both the necessity and support our breath allots us as practitioners, we will use pranayama to both inspire our movement and guide our mind. Although we aren’t flowing as fast, please come prepared to sweat, work, breathe and finally, to restore. This is a great class to take in the evenings when you’re ready to turn off and tune in. Beginners and advanced practitioners encouraged and welcomed."
For more info on Y7 and classes, check out their website at www.Y7-Studio.com