Spring Yoga Day Success!

WOW we had the best yoga day turnout in a long while and I just want to thank all of those who attended and helped out. It was a fun filled day of meditation, laughter yoga, Iyenger yoga, alignment, chair, playfulness, and more.

We also want to welcome Mary Deroo, Marla Horwitz, Stephanie Nagy and Peggy Darnell as new members who joined us Saturday. We will have their info out in Tapas shortly. Below is a photo from last years SYD just for fun!!

Introducing Chela Yoga


Marlo Ziegler E-RYT200, RCYT began teaching Yoga after completing her RYT200 at YogaChi, Birmingham in 2003 after falling in love with the her first “real” Yoga class in 2001

Marlo, Owner and Founder of Chela Yoga LLC opened its doors in 2012.

Chela Yoga Studio is a Yoga Alliance Accredited School (RYS200) since 2011. Marlo’s original RYT200 certification was in Ashtanga/Vinyasa which she taught and practiced regularly up until a few years ago when her own practiced shifted due to multiple injuries. Her teaching style has since  changed to a more restorative and adaptable Hatha practice focused on personal alignment and “Feel Good” movement.

We are known to most as a community with like minded teachers working on the healing art of Yoga. Meditation, and Pranayama work are the forefront of the classes led at Chela Yoga, where a variety of classes are taught. From Slow Flow Vinyasa, Gentle Hatha, Yin, and Restorative, all classes are design with the students needs in mind and are adapted accordingly in an all inclusive and welcoming setting.

Our Chela Family, students and teachers put a lot of focus into its charitable events, from Adopting a road in Waterford just down the street from its Highland location, to its Community Garden located at Hess Hathaway in Waterford feeding the community through Open Door, to its countless event raising money and goods for such non-profit organizations such as Common Ground (Pontiac), Care House of Oakland County (Pontiac), Affirmations (Ferndale), Detroit Zen Center (Hamtramck) and many more.

Chela Yoga also has a small rental space for local Healers, and Massage therapist to use complete with its own waiting room,salt lamps, a calming atmosphere and a massage table. In the front lobby located in the rear of the building, we have a small retail section housing local hand crafted items from local small businesses, including handmade soaps and beauty products from Ma Belle Lune to Yoga books, mats, towels, blocks, and our very own Chela swag. 

To find out more about Chela Yoga, visit their website:

Our Holiday gathering

Thanks to all who brought a dish to pass. We had a moderate turnout, as several members came down with various bugs going around.  Wishing them a speedy recovery.    Khaya’s husband Ed is on the mend and home from the hospital.  He still has a potential surgery to go through so keep them in your thoughts.  Looking forward to the New Year!

Khaya Davidson

Dear members, just want you to know Khaya has advised that her spouse Ed had an event last Tuesday morning that has landed him in the hospital.  He will require future surgery and is also recovering form a fractured sacrum.  Please send Khaya and Ed your prayers and thoughts.  I’m sure they would enjoy hearing from you via cards or emails.


Kind Regards


Free Laughter Yoga class

Laura Lerman is offering free Laughter Yoga Class on Saturdays




Laughter Yoga is the best medicine to reducestress and promote health and wellbeing!  According to Wikipedia Laughter Yoga is a practice involving voluntary laughter.  Sounds complicated, right?  Not really; this yoga allows the inner child in you to come out and have fun!  A great way to improve overall mind/body health, and more!!

Taught by Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Laura Lerman.  No classes  11/24 or 12/29.  Wear loose comfortable clothing, bring water and yoga mat.

For more information call:  313-282-5402

Our Hearts go out to Jan Chekirda

It is with much sadness we are advised that Jan’s mother passed away last week.  Jan has indicated they don’t want  a memorial donation for Mom..just loving thoughts and a quick prayer for the family.  A private family service is being held today Monday,Oct 22nd. We send Jan a big hug and our loving thoughts.  I’m sure, in this day of electronics, she would find a call or hand signed card most comforting.  Char

Fall Yoga Day is HERE!

Dear Friends,

We are hosting our 10th annual fall yoga day this year with the Birmingham Community House. Please think about joining us for part of the day or the whole thing.  All levels of experience are welcome.  You can find more info on our home page or under Events on our website. There will be gently used books available for a donation. YAGD merchandise and good company!

Hope to see you there. If you need a ride or have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or email me at  248-535-3101.