Carolyn Heines and Chris Smith
Iyengar, Restorative, Yoga For Children
Private / Individual, Seniors, Workshops
The Yoga Studio, Grand Rapids' first, was founded in 1979 by Carolyn Heines as a vehicle for her teaching. Now co-owned by Kat McKinney, it employs four additional instructors and offers ongoing classes in Iyengar influenced classical hatha yoga. All levels of yoga, beginning to advanced, are offered, plus gentle and restorative classes, teen yoga and a unique program for kids, Sing Song Yoga. Private instruction is also available.The experienced teachers provide a supportive environment in which students can enhance their well- being. Through attention to alignment in postures and the use of props to adjust the poses to meet individual needs, students are given tools to increase strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation, free the breath, develop concentration, reduce stress and awaken to the inner life.
Located in the vibrant East Hills neighborhood of Grand Rapids, the studio is housed in a beautiful historic building with hardwood floors and lots of natural light.