Classes may be entered during mid-session.
Drop-in fees are $18/class for K.O.
Punchcards available for K.O. - 6 class punch is $108 and is good for four months

**SPECIAL OFFER WITH K.O.**
Register for a group class session and add a first time two hour
private Yoga Therapy appointment for a reduced rate of $80 (normally $120)
See Therapeutic Yoga page for more information

 

WEEKLY CLASS SCHEDULE
JULY - AUGUST 2014
MONDAY
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Meditation Group - K.O. Aug 18
$5 ea
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Yoga for Life Workshop - Ann July 28, Aug 25
$15ea
 
TUESDAY
5:40 - 7:10 p.m. Mind & Body Yoga, Level 2 - K.O. July 22 - Sept 2
$98
7:30 - 8:45 p.m. Gentle Yoga + Restorative - Donna July 29, Aug 5, 19
$12 ea
       
WEDNESDAY
5:45 - 7:00 p.m. Yoga for Health - K.O. July 23 - Sept 3
$98
7:15 - 9:00 p.m. Mind & Body Yoga, Level 3 - K.O. July 23 - Sept 3
$98
       
THURSDAY
5:45 - 6:45 p.m. Meditation Group - K.O. July 24
$5ea
 
 
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2014
MONDAY      
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Meditation Group - K.O. Sept 29
$5ea
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Yoga for Life Workshop - Ann Sept 22, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 ($50 all Oct)
$15ea
       
TUESDAY
5:45 - 7:15 p.m. Mind & Body Yoga, Level 2 - K.O. Oct 21 - Dec 2, no 11/4
$85
7:30 - 8:45 p.m. Gentle Yoga + Restorative - Donna Sept 2, 16, 30, Oct 14, 28
$12ea
       
WEDNESDAY
5:45 - 7:00 p.m. Yoga for Health - K.O. Oct 22 - Dec 3, no 11/5
$85
7:15 - 9:00 p.m. Mind & Body Yoga, Level 3 - K.O. Oct 22 - Dec 3, no 11/5
$85
       
THURSDAY
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Meditation Group - K.O.  
$5ea
       

TESTIMONIAL:
I would highly recommend Kathy (KO) Ornish as an instructor and for individualized consultation.  Kathy has had extensive training in yoga therapy, asana (postures), meditation, and other yoga studies.  She has keen insight into adapting yoga postures to assist students.  Most individuals cannot physically perform all yoga postures and need to adapt to better suit their bodies and this is something you simply cannot obtain from a DVD, and in many cases students may injure their body by attempting to move into a full posture.  Even though I have been taking classes with KO for more than five years, her teaching style allows for new interpretations of the movement, and focuses on combining breath work with the physical aspects of the poses.  Almost every class I attend there is something different or new for me to learn.  With KO as an instructor, anyone can do yoga.  While I started taking classes to become more limber, attending KO’s classes has taught me to deal with the stresses of everyday life.  I can state that I am calmer and more focused because of her classes and assistance. 
MaryLynn N.


Group Yoga Classes

See "class schedule" tab above for more details.

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Yoga for Life Series Details: Discover - Explore - Connect with Ann Lapo
Mondays - 6:30-8:00pm, $15 each
Sept 22 - The Power and the Promise
Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 - Sustaining Focus ($50 for the four or $15 each)
Nov 17 - Finding Your Way - Defining Yoga for Yourself
Dec 8 - Practices for Peace

Make a deeper connection with yourself as we experience the yoga of life together -- You'll enjoy pose sequences, breathing awareness, meditation practices, discussion, poetry and music. These workshops are recommended for individuals with at least 6 weeks yoga experience and a curiosity about bringing yoga more fully into their daily life.

Gentle Movement + Restorative Yoga with Donna Cervelli
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:45 pm, $12each
Sept 2, 16, 30, Oct 14, 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec, 16
A gentle movement class incorporating poses and breath practices to increase circulation and relieve tension, then restorative poses using props to allow for deep relaxation.

Meditation Group with K.O.
Monday, Aug 18, Sept 29

Thursday, Oct 23, Nov 13
6:00-7:00 PM, Cost: $5 each

Are you challenged by keeping a regular home meditation practice? Do you feel like questions arise from practice that you don't understand? Come join like-minded people for a monthly gathering to support and nurture you in your journey of meditation. Our time together will include a discussion circle followed by 25 minutes of meditation together.

 

Out of State Workshops with K.O.

Yoga for Anxiety with K.O.
Himalayan Institutute, Honesdale, Pennsylvania
Friday - Sunday, Septmeber 19 - 21, 2014
http://yogainternational.com/events/view/yoga-for-anxiety1

Private Yoga Instruction with K.O.

Private instruction is a wonderful way to bring the tools of yoga into your life through one-on-one instruction. Using one or all of the tools of yoga - physical postures, breath awareness exercises, relaxation, meditation, and lifestyle suggestions- I hope to inspire and empower you to reach your full potential, both physically, mentally, and emotionally leading to a healthy, joyful, and productive life.

No special equipment is required. Sessions are tailored to meet your individual needs, and a personal practice is developed to encourage working on your own. Working one-on-one is especially helpful in addressing specific medical, physical, emotional, or other troubling issues (see Therapeutic Yoga for more information and pricing).

Contact K.O. at Email or 517.927.3327 for an appointment held in my East Lansing office.


Workplace Yoga Classes

K.O. offers group classes at your workplace! These classes usually last 45 minutes to 1 hour and can be conducted any time of day – before work, during lunch, after work or whenever it is convenient. This is a perfect gift to your employees helping them to reduce stress, and keep them fit and healthy.

One-time workshops are also available.


Periodically Taught Special Classes

Stress Management - also taught in the workplace
Beginning Meditation – this is a 4 week class that can also be taught in the workplace
Discover the Breadth of Yoga
The Chakras and the Prana Vayus
Men's Introduction to Yoga
Therapeutic Yoga for Back Pain
...and more workshops to come

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

All K.O.'s classes emphasize integrating the primacy of breath with movement in the physical poses, while learning to adapt the postures to suit your unique needs. Specialized breath practices (pranayama), visualization, meditation, and relaxation are also incorporated. All classes will help develop strength, flexibility, focus, and a greater awareness of body, breath, and mind.

Beginning Meditation with K.O. is periodically taught.
Learn how to begin a home meditation practice. Systematic methods for mantra meditation and stress reduction are covered each week. Many relaxation and concentration techniques, as well as gentle physical warm-ups, are explored to prepare the body and mind for sitting. Group discussion, lectures on lifestyle, and yoga philosophy are included. Class size limited to 10.

Yoga for Health with K.O. (all levels)
A gentle physical practice adapted to accommodate one’s physical abilities, combined with breath awareness, will increase strength and flexibility. Adaptation of the postures to the individual is integral to the practice. Breathing, meditation, and relaxation will end the class, leaving you relaxed and renewed.

Mind and Body Yoga with K.O. (Level 2)
Deepen your practice with more challenging physical postures, sun salutations, a more in depth exploration of breath (pranayama) techniques, and longer meditations. Emphasis is also placed on cultivating greater concentration and self-awareness, and on accessing the more subtle in the body. Some philosophy included.

Mind and Body Yoga with K.O. (Level 3)
For students with at least 1 year yoga and meditation experience. This class is similar to the Level 1-2 class, but is more physically challenging. More in-depth breath work, meditation, visualization, and philosophy are included.

Meditation Group with K.O.
Are you challenged by keeping a regular home meditation practice? Do you feel like questions arise from practice that you don't understand? Come join like-minded people for a monthly gathering to support and nurture you in your journey of meditation. Our time together will include a discussion circle followed by 25 minutes of meditation together.

Gentle Movement + Restorative Yoga with Donna Cervelli
A gentle movement class incorporating poses and breath practices to increase circulation and relieve tension, then restorative poses using props to allow for deep relaxation.

Yoga for Life Series: Discover - Explore - Connect with Ann Lapo
Make a deeper connection with yourself as we experience the yoga of life together -- You'll enjoy pose sequences, breathing awareness, meditation practices, discussion, poetry and music. These workshops are recommended for individuals with at least 6 weeks yoga experience and a curiosity about bringing yoga more fully into their daily life.

THERAPEUTIC CLASSES periodically taught by K.O.
Stress Management

It’s easy to feel as though the demands on our lives can exceed our resources. Many people live with feelings of irritability or anxiety. Many have trouble concentrating or sleeping. Would you like to begin to cultivate a more peaceful, less reactive life?
There are many conditions, both physical and emotional, that can be improved by decreasing one’s stress. Simple lifestyle changes, as well as learning to understand your perceptions and reactions to stress, can help support a calm and clear mind. In this class you will learn techniques to help decrease your reactions to stress through breathing, relaxation, and meditation. Lectures on lifestyle, some gentle physical exercises, and other related topics will also be included. This class will be limited to 8 people. No previous yoga experience is necessary.

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis
Yoga is a wonderful tool for promoting wellness in our bodies, our physiology,and our minds. This class is specifically designed to use yoga postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and visualization to encourage strength, flexibility, balance, and mental focus, while lessening stress, contraction, and fatigue. Our room will be climate controlled. No previous yoga experience is necessary.

Therapeutic Yoga for Back Pain
Using yoga practices that were demonstrated to be effective for chronic low back pain, this class is based on the N.I.H. funded controlled trial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, 2005. Discussion, yoga postures, breath techniques, visualization, relaxation, and home practices will be included. Class size is limited to 10 students. No previous yoga experience is necessary