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OUR STUDIO

OUR STUDIO

MISSION

           

At Yoga Shala we believe Yoga should be accessible to all, fun, taught by skilled, authentic teachers and supported by mindful staff.

CORE VALUES

           
 

JAMIE GARRISON

E-RYT 200, RYT 500IP, Reiki Master, iRest Level 1
Founder & Owner

           

Yoga has always been a part of my life. I recall as a child, feeling deeply connected to nature, spirituality and energy. As an adult it has become a way of life to maintain that union. On a quest for meaning and purpose I began yoga and meditation as a teenager. Over time my interests have evolved to include aromatherapy, herbalism, Ayurveda, Thai Massage and energy through Reiki & crystals. I considers myself to be a humble student of life and it is my dharma to share these interests with others so they too can attain balance and purpose in life.

In 2010, while working in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, I completed my 200-hr yoga teacher training. Deeply drawn to my personal practice I found my true calling as a yoga guide. It was during this time I began to explore Reiki and have since received a Master Level Attunement. In November 2017 I was ready to pursue my 500hr RYT, expected graduation June 2020. As my interests as a practitioner evolve, I have discovered the next step on my personal journey. In the fall of 2020, I will begin a program in Naturopathic Medicine.

I teach from experience, my personal practice, and from my heart. A part of my message to students it to be their own guru. My goal as a guide is to help my students honor their own personal truth, enabling them to live consciously, in touch with their hearts, and finding a practice that suits them.

I am grateful for this opportunity to share yoga and to empower my students to be their own best teacher. I am even more thankful for yoga, which has been invaluable both physically and mentally throughout my life including the beautiful journey of pregnancy, labor, and as a mother to 2 incredible boys. I have immense gratitude for those who believe in my vision and Yoga Shala’s mission, as a venue to share the light and healing benefits of yoga.

Jamie Garrison

JAMIE GARRISON

E-RYT 200, RYT 500IP, Reiki Master, iRest Level 1, Founder & Owner

           

Yoga has always been a part of my life. I recall as a child, feeling deeply connected to nature, spirituality and energy. As an adult it has become a way of life to maintain that union. On a quest for meaning and purpose I began yoga and meditation as a teenager. Over time my interests have evolved to include aromatherapy, herbalism, Ayurveda, Thai Massage and energy through Reiki & crystals. I considers myself to be a humble student of life and it is my dharma to share these interests with others so they too can attain balance and purpose in life.

In 2010, while working in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, I completed my 200-hr yoga teacher training. Deeply drawn to my personal practice I found my true calling as a yoga guide. It was during this time I began to explore Reiki and have since received a Master Level Attunement. In November 2017 I was ready to pursue my 500hr RYT, expected graduation June 2020. As my interests as a practitioner evolve, I have discovered the next step on my personal journey. In the fall of 2020, I will begin a program in Naturopathic Medicine.

I teach from experience, my personal practice, and from my heart. A part of my message to students it to be their own guru. My goal as a guide is to help my students honor their own personal truth, enabling them to live consciously, in touch with their hearts, and finding a practice that suits them.

I am grateful for this opportunity to share yoga and to empower my students to be their own best teacher. I am even more thankful for yoga, which has been invaluable both physically and mentally throughout my life including the beautiful journey of pregnancy, labor, and as a mother to 2 incredible boys. I have immense gratitude for those who believe in my vision and Yoga Shala’s mission, as a venue to share the light and healing benefits of yoga.

YOGA GUIDES

           
Alexis Harris

ALEXIS HARRIS

200RYT

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ALEXIS HARRIS

200RYT

           

I dabbled in yoga through my college years, but really strengthened my practice when I held my first corporate job. Through yoga, I began to learn how to let go of stress and negativity that came with this experience. I decided to take the plunge and completed a 200 hour teacher training program in 2015 as a way to deepen my personal practice. I found a love for teaching others about the uplifting benefits of yoga. In 2019, I completed a life coaching course earned a certification as a Whole Life Healing Coach. I incorporate aspects of healing coaching modalities into my classes to support my students in feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and connected to the world around them.

Amanda Lemming

AMANDA LEMMING

200RYT

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AMANDA LEMMING

200RYT

           

Why hello there! My journey of practice began as a self prescribed remedy to combat declining mental health and chronic pain in 2013. From that, I quickly discovered where I belong, not where I fit in. In the same way that a bird with one wing can’t fly, a practice of only physical postures can’t lift your spirit. It’s because of this principle that my classes are bursting with philosophical insight. Meet me on your mat, I’ll teach you the “why” behind your practice and how to fly with both wings.

Bonnie

BONNIE GREEN

200RYT, Reiki II

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BONNIE GREEN

200RYT, Reiki II

           

My yoga journey began in my elementary school years with Jane Fonda on PBS before I left for school. Throughout high school, my love for yoga grew, and I began to teach informally in college for our fitness club. I knew one day I wanted to become a yoga teacher, but the question was when and where. After moving to Dearborn, I came across Yoga Shala. After meeting the teachers and community, I knew this was where I was meant to take teacher training.

Jennifer

JEN BATTLES

200RYT

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JEN BATTLES

200RYT

           

I have been practicing yoga for over six years and completed my 200-hr yoga teacher training at Yoga Shala in the Summer of 2019. I began practicing yoga as a way to relieve stress and increase physical activity but soon found yoga to be much more than just a physical practice. Yoga helped me develop a new and appreciative relationship with my body and mind. Consequently, I am an advocate of yoga for all and aims to help students develop a positive and loving relationship to their bodies and minds. When not teaching yoga, I am finishing my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology where I study the impact of mindfulness and acceptance on mental and physical health.

Katie

KATIE LANDFAIR

200RYT

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KATIE LANDFAIR

200RYT

           

Yoga is the light that was missing from my life 10 years ago. As a college athlete, I was constantly grinding. I discovered yoga and it became a spiritual release for my body and mind. Since then, yoga has helped me to heal, learn, and grow in all aspects of my life. Now, as an Elementary School Counselor, I continue to practice to keep myself sane! Yoga is my self-care and brings me the peace and quiet I crave after spending the day with tiny humans.

I believe yoga is for everyone, and I strive as a teacher to make each class feel that way for all. My classes are accessible, playful, and full of good energy. You can expect to be met exactly where you are when you arrive and you always have permission to do what feels best for you.

Kristi

KRISTI WARRINGTON

200RYT, Reiki II

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KRISTI WARRINGTON

200RYT, Reiki II

           

Shala means home and that is what Yoga Shala means to me. Here is where I completed my 200 hr RYT and where I continue to practice and learn, rooting deep in my community. My love for yoga sparked early in my childhood. One of my greatest memories was practicing yoga from VHS tapes alongside my mother. The comforting tranquility I had during these practices is what I bring to my classes. Grounding my students we slowly flow consciously through and end in serenity. I find comfort when my students leave class with clarity and feeling restful.

Lindsey

LINDSEY BUNIO

200RYT

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LINDSEY BUNIO

200RYT

           

I am a metro Detroit-based yoga instructor who believes in fostering a practice of inclusivity and focusing on connection through community. My formal education is in Clinical Behavioral Psychology and I seek to bridge the physical practice of yoga with mindfulness through awareness and acceptance. I hope to inspire others to find gratitude for themselves, both on and away from the mat. When not on the mat… I’m exploring and growing through my love of fitness. That, or grabbing coffee at a local business and planning my next outdoor adventure.

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