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April Challenge

April Challenge

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘yoga’? A young, blonde woman in $90 spandex pants?  An aging hippy with dreads and a faint patchouli oder?  A blissed-out vegan bent into some sort of pretzel shape?  What about a new mom looking to feel more comfortable in her post-baby body?  Or the business person trying to de-stress at lunch?  A marathon runner trying to heal a strained muscle?  A believer looking to deepen a spiritual connection?  An anxious performer trying to calm jittery nerves?

A yoga practice doesn’t have to fit neatly into any box, label or perception.  It’s a completely individual action wherever, whenever, however you chose to practice.  Our Seva community is a beautiful mix of all types of yogis practicing for all types of reasons.  This April, we’re celebrating the diversity and uniqueness of yogis with our Yoga As You Are contest!  We want to see your real-life, ordinary (or extraordinary!) practice as it really happens.

Rules are listed below.  We can’t wait to see you practice AS YOU ARE!

  • Post a picture of you practicing yoga – any time, any place, in your heels, in your jammies, in the studio, in the grocery store, AS YOU ARE in that moment.
  • Mark your pictures using the hashtag #yogaasyouare
  • Each picture (limit one per day) will be one entry in our grand prize drawing!
  • At the end of the month we’ll randomly draw one grand prize winner and two runners-up from all the entries (limit one prize per person).
Camp Seva ALL inclusive Yoga & Adventure Retreat

Camp Seva ALL inclusive Yoga & Adventure Retreat

Do your 2017 goals include more yoga, travel, nature & adventure? Join Melissa for our third annual Camp Seva Retreat! At this ALL inclusive weekend you will enjoy the following:

*Daily yoga and meditation classes.
*High ropes course/Zip Line, SUP (weather permitting) & Horseback riding (Pick 2).
*Brew tasting at Newaygo Brewing Co.
Enjoy local craft beer/cider/wine
*Hammocks are available throughout the weekend retreat for extra relaxation. Want a solo adventure? Take a hike on one of their trails.
*Evening Campfires/Community & Smores
*Well balanced vegan meals will be prepared for retreat attendees. Can provide gluten free options.
*Shared accommodations in Camp Henrys well appointed cabins.

Specific itinerary on YOGA, FOOD and FUN will be provided 1 week prior to the weekend!

When? May 19th-21st
Where? Camp Henry Newaygo, Mi
How much? $349 ALL inclusive
How do I sign up?

sign up

Lets get outside and play!

Free Fridays. Yoga with a View

Free Fridays. Yoga with a View

Free Fridays Yoga SUMMER LINEUP!
Sponsored by Seva Yoga & Grand Rapids Parks and Rec

Bring your mat & tell your friends!
Friday May 12
Downtown GR, Blue Bridge 6:00pm-7:00pm

Facebook event – click HERE

Josh Feister

Josh Feister

1.  What originally brought you to yoga?
My whole life I had been interested in Eastern Spirituality and its connection to science and a modern scientific worldview, and its claims on being able to master and understand the mind. I was always a lay fan of Buddhism and esoterism until I moved to Grand Rapids. It became clear that I need an outlet to center myself and express myself as a way to balance a stressful work environment. A friend of mine invited me to Yoga at Seva and I haven’t left since.

2.  What keeps you coming back?
No matter how stressed or tense I am, I know I can do something holistically positive for myself on my mat.

3.  What is your favorite asana and why?

4.  What do you love about Seva?
The eclectic background and interests of all of the teachers makes every class a new experience.

5.  What do you bring off your mat from your practice?
Willpower, mindfulness and compassion

6.  Favorite Book:
Thought as a system by David Bohm

7.  Favorite Place to Visit:
Northern Michigan

8.  Food:
No bake cookies