Classes

Just B Yoga is a donation-based yoga community outreach that shares accessible, trauma-informed yoga with social justice and action at the core. We believe in and practice “open source yoga.” We freely share our practice and gratefully accept whatever donation you wish to give. We represent diversity of shape, size, age, race, sexual orientation, gender identification and/or expression.

Class Descriptions

Home Yoga Practice

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.

Yoga 2eXceL

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.

LGBTQIA Flow

This LGBTQIA and Ally-friendly class offers space for us to cultivate a safe and nurturing environment in community and within ourselves. Class varies from a flowing yoga sequence to workshop-style classes. Poses are taught considering various possibilities like recent surgeries, the effect of hormonal changes or overall body image/identification challenges.

Yoga Basics

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.

Chakra Flow Yoga

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 Yoga

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.

Video Classes

Join Just B Yoga from wherever you are via webcast video classes. We have Facebook and YouTube Livestream classes six (6) days a week and you can catch any of the classes on replay based on your schedule and availability.

Livestream/Replay Video Classes

Livestream/Replay video classes include: Yoga Basics, Home Yoga Practice, Chakra Yoga Flow and Empower Yoga

Private Yoga

We offer video private yoga sessions via Zoom or Google Meet. These private lessons include practice journaling and video recording for the student to use for home practice and review.

Workshops

We offer Facebook and YouTube Livestream workshops. Follow or subscribe to learn what’s coming up!

Studio Classes

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

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:

  • Sexual trauma (including gender based/LGBTQ-based trauma)
  • Generational/Ancestral trauma (race, oppression)
  • Domestic violence

Class Etiquette

We welcome anyone and everyone to join our community. We treat each other and the space with respect and loving kindness.

Please honor each others’ practice and the sanctuary of the studio with the following observances:

  • Remove your shoes upon entering the studio.
  • Remove dangling and protrusive jewelry.
  • Perfumes/colognes. Please DO NOT wear perfumes or colognes in practice.
  • DO NOT chew gum during practice (this is for your safety as well as to respect others)
  • Turn all mobile devices OFF or on SILENT. (no vibrate mode)
  • Observe a noble silence upon entering  the studio (class may be getting started or ending).
  • Open and close doors gently and slowly to keep noise to a minimum.
  • Bring as little into the studio as possible (bags, books, etc) we have little to no storage space.
  • Place your mat down and roll it out. Do not drop it down.
  • If you must leave class early or arrive late please honor the practice of the group by being as silent as possible.

What to wear/bring for yoga class:

  • Comfortable and stretchy pants and tops. Women, sports bras are recommended.
  • No shoes. Socks are not recommended but we leave that to your discretion
  • Bring a towel for sweat.
  • Bring water.

What to wear/bring for tai chi class:

  • Wear soft-soled indoor shoes (or wipe down the soles of outside dirt and grit)
  • Wear loose-fitting pants and tops.