YOGA & MINDFULNESS

Where Yoga, Mindfulness, & Social Justice Connect

 
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Monarch Yoga Community is a service of Amplify Colectivo with a mission to co-create a yoga space that honors our collective well-being.  

 

Classes & Workshops


 

PODEROSA Y FUERTE: YOGA  EN ESPAÑOL

En asociación con Uniendo Comunidades, ofrecemos una clase de yoga para todos los niveles. Esta clase se enfoca a promover el bienestar óptimo del cuerpo, la mente y el espíritu a través de un flujo suave que conecta el cuerpo y la respiración diseñados para llevar a los participantes a un lugar de paz y equilibrio.

Para más información, comuníquese con Elizabeth González a Liz@amplifycolectivo.com o Maria Ibarra-Frayre a mgif@umich.edu

 

 

GOLDEN: A YOGA CLASS FOR SELF-IDENTIFIED WOMEN OF COLOR, TRANSWOMEN OF COLOR, AND GENDER EXPANSIVE FEMMES OF COLOR

January 29 - March 19

This class is a body-positive space for brown women and gender expansive folks of all shades, shapes, and sizes to connect to our bodies, process stress and trauma, and affirm one another's excellence. Classes incorporate basic yoga poses and flows, mindfulness meditation practices, and opportunities for reflection. Music is typically used in this class.

$75 - $160 for the 8-week series. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. For more information, contact Liz González at Liz@amplifycolectivo.com

 

 

GENTLE YOGA & MEDITATION

Currently not offered

This class is perfect for beginners and experienced students alike seeking clarity, peace, and balance. Each class will incorporate gentle yoga poses drawing from Hatha, Restorative, and Yin practice styles. Participants will also learn mindfulness meditation practices in each class in order to stay grounded in the present moment and cultivate deeper self-awareness and self-acceptance. Soft music may be used.                                                           

 

 

MELANIN MOVEMENT

Currently not offered

This class provides a safe space for students to practice in community with other people of color. This class is open to people of all genders. Class content is primarily in the Hatha style and will build on previous weeks and perfect for beginners, though guidance will be provided for more seasoned individuals as well. Classes may also incorporate mindfulness meditation and personal self-care reflection.

For more information, contact Liz González at Liz@amplifycolectivo.com

 

CLASSES

 

Classes are taught intermittently. For more information and class schedule, follow us on Facebook: Amplify Colectivo

 

 

WORKSHOPS

We enjoy partnering with schools, businesses, student and community organizations to offer workshops that connect yoga, mindfulness, and social justice. Some workshops we have led include:

  • Yoga with Liz

    • Empowerment Yoga. Honoring National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - February 2016

    • Yoga for Self-Care. UM Art, Architecture, & Urban Planning Wellness Week - December 2016

    • Yoga Flo & Reflect. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated - Beta Eta Chapter -November 2016

    • Yoga: Self-Care as Activism. UM Counseling & Psychological Services - November 2016

    • Yoga for Healing. Integrative Empowerment Group, PLLC - July 2016

    • Decolonize(d) Yoga. UM Summer Bridge Scholars Wellness Conference - July 2016

    • Rooted & Rising. Ypsi High School Girl's Retreat - May 2016

    • Decolonize(d) Yoga. Spectrum Health & Wellness Week - March 2016

  • Yoga with Raina

    • Self-Care and ActivismHow the two are inseparable. UM Program on Intergroup Relations courses. November 2016

    • Working with Intention: Mindfulness and Self-Reflection. UM Student Life Professional Development offerings. October 2016

    • Healing from Racial Trauma. Facilitated for members of the student organization, Students of Color of Rackham. Summer 2016

    • Self-care for Sexual Assault Activists. UM Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center volunteer programs. January 2014

  • Yoga with Stephanie

    • The Law of Chill: Yoga for Law Students! UM Law School. Fall 2017

    • Yoga for Black Lives. UIC African-American Cultural Center. Fall 2015

 

 

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Amplify is proud to offer clients yoga through private instruction. Private instruction allows you to work on what makes sense for you, at your own pace.

Our approach is to start with a consultation so that the content, pace and focus of each session can be tailored to help you achieve your goals. We will move through a practice together working on postures. 

You will be provided with homework recommendations to support your practice outside of our time together.

 

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We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
— Maya Angelou

Meet Our Instructors

 

Elizabeth González
LMSW, CYT

Raina LaGrand
LLMSW, MPH, CYT

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Stephanie Hicks
PhD, CYT

 

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