Yoga at the DIA with Chris Briney

Pat Halloran and I attended Chris’s class in the Reviera Court at the DIA on Saturday the 13th. What a great experience. Chris did a great job and the impact of the art all around us was so inspiring!! Here are a couple pictures…

Member Pat Halloran is second from left, Chris Briney is to the right of the screen.

Great turnout for our June Picnic!!

Thanks to all that took the time to join me at my house Sunday the 9th. We managed to have a fun and informative yoga practice, with each participant providing a pose….Always nice to see how someone else presents a pose and to discover new ones for consideration. The food was great and abundant. It’s so nice to meet members we don’t often see and have time to simply chat with others.

I wish I had remembered to get a picture of everyone!! Darn..Did anybody take a picture?? If so please share with me and I will post it here.

Char Pres.

June 9th Picnic

Looking forward to GOOD WEATHER (hopefully) and seeing everyone at my house on Sunday. As you know we are doing a pot luck. As promised, I will post here what foods I’ve been made aware of that are coming so you can better decide what to bring. I will provide coffee, tea,water, plates, paper cups and such along with a dip or two.

Kitchari ( a main dish) Ann

Bean Salad -Doris


Cinnamon Butter Cake-Audrey

Salad -Suann

Gluten Free Lemon Sqrs Jennie

Small Sandwiches-Karen

Pasta Salad- Sara

Blueberry lemon pound cake- Lynda

Veggie lasagna -Jan

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:

Update on Khaya’s Husband Ed

New information from member Khaya Davidson. Ed was scheduled for surgery to today but it has been delayed til Friday. He is having some lung capacity trouble and the doctors want him to be as healthy as possible. I’m sure they would appreciate your cards and prayers.

Pat Halloran

It is with much sadness we hear that Pat’s sister has passed away. Please send your condolences to Pat at35345 Blue Spruce De.,Farmington Hills,MI.48335

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