Courtesy of Lindsey YoakumLindsey Yoakum stretches during an outside yoga class
“Yoga has saved me,” is a common expression stated by yoga teachers and practitioners alike. “I’m a different person [because of it],” said Daniel Johnson, yoga practitioner. “I have this whole thread of joy that I never had before.”
Due to COVID-19 shutting down exercise facilities such as gyms and yoga studios, there is now a greater demand for different methods of exercise. That is why Citizen Yoga has curated alternative ways for yoga practitioners to enjoy an hour’s worth of peace and quiet with their Zoom classes and new, free outdoor yoga at Grand Circus Park in Detroit. The summer classes began June 21 and take place every Sunday at 7 p.m. through Aug.
Goat yoga in Williamston with MSU student discounts? You’ve goat to be kidding me! The social media phenomenon of goat yoga started with Michigan native Lainey Morse who now resides in Oregon. This phenomenon has expanded and created goat yoga satellite locations such as Hilltop Views Farm in Williamston. Shawn Cannarile is the owner of Hilltop Views and began her goat yoga satellite location in April 2018.
From Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 Mason native Toby Mohlman returned to his hometown to find a yoga mat for the Mason community. Toby Mohlman, who lived in Mason until he was 18, has since spent his years living in Colorado, Massachusetts and currently Cleveland. He began practicing yoga in 2000 with his girlfriend as a form of physical therapy.