Just B Yoga is a donation-based yoga community outreach that shares accessible, trauma-informed yoga with social justice and action at the core. Our instruction moved purely online when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. We offer “open source yoga” – community classes for the public without passwords or special accounts available on Facebook and YouTube. We freely share our practice and gratefully accept whatever donation you wish to give. We celebrate every unique and divine shape, size, age, race, sexual orientation, gender identification and/or expression.
Learn how to develop and grow YOUR personal home yoga practice. Using philosophy and sacred texts, Belinda guides students through all eight (8) limbs of yoga and ways to bring mindful attention to them at home and throughout our day.
Curvy Friendly yoga class for bigger and taller-bodied people. Modifications and variations are offered to navigate girth and fleshy folds, as well as joint or back issues that may be present.
Breaking down the fundamentals of all types of poses – standing, seated, reclining, balanced, twisting and more! Students learn to modify postures and to use supportive yoga props to make poses and movements accessible and safe. Class also introduces the basics of breath practices and meditation.
Balance all of your energy centers with a creative integration of yoga poses, breath practice, meditation, sound, mudra (hand postures) and more. Modifications and variations are offered to suit diverse body types and abilities.
Empower yourselves to find your edge without cutting yourself with it. This challenging class is suited for students who have developed fundamental understanding of breath awareness and alignment in yoga postures and transitions. Specific focus is given to core and upper body poses, including inversions and arm balances. Modifications and variations are offered to suit diverse body types and abilities.
Join Just B Yoga from wherever you are via webcam. We have Facebook and YouTube Livestream classes six (6) days a week and you can catch any of the classes on-demand based on your schedule and availability.
Livestream/On-Demand video classes include: Yoga Basics, Home Yoga Practice, Chakra Yoga Flow and Empower Yoga
Receive personal, custom instruction in a private session via Zoom. These private lessons include lesson planning, journaling, home assignments and video recording of the session for the student to use for home practice and review. (More on Private Sessions)
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the studio location has been closed for in-person classes, workshops and private instruction.
The studio, located in the south Lansing neighborhood of REO Town, is a cozy, humble facility with a bike rack out back and huge community box garden.
Trauma-informed yoga can be a useful additional tool in the trauma survivor’s toolkit. Yoga is a practice that creates connection. Yoga’s focus on cultivating awareness of breath, body and mind and our reaction to them can help with self regulation and healing from trauma and PTSD.
Belinda Thurston is trained and experience in trauma-informed work with children and teens, mental health professionals and corrections professionals. She specializes in:
We welcome anyone and everyone to join our community. We treat each other and the space with respect and loving kindness.