Five Places To Catch a Great Yoga Class This Week

While we all know the need to breath and stretch throughout the day, we wanted to share the Black-owned yoga studios to get back into practice.

Top Five Places to Take A Yoga Class This Week

I took my first yoga class this week at Distinct Life’s Elevated Yoga class in Royal Oak hosted by Yolanda and husband, Rick Williams, owners of Creme Blends and Distinct Life. The elevated yoga experience offered prerolls from Viola brand and taught by Nila Ellison who loves to combine her love for reggae music and yoga, provided all the tools needed to engage. My moves weren’t as fluid as they should have been and I felt that I needed to get back in the yoga game for both clarity and flexibility.

While we all know the need to breath and stretch throughout the day, we wanted to share the Black-owned yoga studios to help you get back into practice and support our community of small business owners. We implore you to continue to support these entrepreneurs as some of them are struggling to make it.

1. The Trap Yoga & Massage Studio 3179 Franklin St., Detroit

The Trap Yoga & Massage Studio provides an environment that allows every person to get rid of expectations so that the natural flow of life can be accepted and appreciated. Jamel Randall, the Black Yoda of yogis and owner of Trap Yoga and Massage Studio, invites all ages and stages to “turn down with the stars ” with Yin Yoga, every Wednesday, at 8 p.m. downtown at The Spirit Plaza at 2 Woodward Ave.

Yoga Schedule

  • 7 to 10:45 a.m. Mondays through Fridays;
  • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; and
  • 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays;

Daily Mediations

  • 6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Fridays
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

2. Sacred Space Yoga and Reflexology Centre — 310 Livernois, Ferndale

…another couple’s yoga class in the books at Sacred Space Yoga & Reflexology Centre! You can join us next month, third Saturday EVERY month!

Posted by Sacred Space Yoga & Reflexology Centre on Sunday, July 18, 2021

Trina Campbell, owner and founder of Sacred Space Yoga and Reflexology Centre, aspires to operate as an extension of God’s love, by unselfishly serving, encouraging, and positively impacting the lives of others. We endeavor to assist all in finding and maintaining their sacred space; physically, mentally and spiritually. They provide a LOVE, Couples Class — suitable for all levels, that bring couples together through movement and breath. This class is a medium for building stronger communication and intimacy between couples; it is a great way to strengthen a relationship by fostering trust and communication. Sacred Space Yoga offers yoga classes at Tap Dance Detroit.


  • Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. — Meekness (Yen),
  • Thursdays 6:00 p.m. — Temperance (Level 1-2),
  • Saturdays 8:00 a.m. — Gentleness (Level 1)
  • Saturdays 9:30 a.m. — Hips/Back class

3. Elevated Yogi 2930 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit

Elevated Yogi nurtures your divine self, enhances your wellness, and takes your practice to the next level, hosting a daily yoga classes. In addition, Elevated encourages the community to bring cannabis products to their space.


Yoga classes on Mondays through Thursday at 7 p.m.

4. Live Cycle Delight8019 Agnes St., Detroit

Founded by Clark Atlanta University grad, Amina Daniels, Live Cycle Delight (LCD) after nearly six years in West Village announced the closure of our West Village studios. “The pandemic, backed Coe COVID rent during the mandated closures, the flooding at the Coe, increased costs and the steady loss of clients has made the path to making our studios in West Village profitable less clear,” says Daniels in her Instagram post.

Our final classes will be held Sunday Oct. 9. Please Life Cycle Delight to celebrate what they have accomplished; inclusive fitness rooted in community, youth empowerment and so much more.


  • LCD Align, Monday 6-7 p.m.
  • LCD Flow Heated, Monday 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • LCD Still, Tuesday 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • LCD Still, Friday 7:15-8:15 p.m.

5. Essential Hot Yoga19472 Livernois, Suite 203 Detroit

Founded by Pamela Alexander, Essential is a private space that provides individualized and groups the hot Hatha yoga practice. They specialize in helping students practice the original 26/2 Asanas as created by founder, Bikram Choudhury the “Right Way.” In a private and small group setting, practitioners receive exclusive attention on alignment and pranayama (breath) work from a specialized instructors just for them.

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