The Yoga and Wellness Collective Schedule of Classes

We are very excited to announce the schedule of classes and begin to share yoga in its many therapeutic variations in Dearborn, MI, and the surrounding communityes!

Here is the link to The Collective schedule of classes beginning August 1, 2013. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Here is the SCHEDULE.


The Yoga and Wellness Collective

I am so very excited to begin to share a vision of expansion! Please welcome The Yoga and Wellness Collective! As the building I am in has transitioned opening more space, we are dedicated to growing the yoga on the low level, with more teachers. My massage practice, with space for private sessions, has moved to the upper level.

The teachers included currently are myself, Erin Moss of Rowan Tree Yoga, Dana Stough of Yoga DNikki Hollandsworth and Katy Hinz.

Please stay tuned as we grow to include more yoga classes, meditation, and workshops!

Here is our Mission Statement:

The Yoga and Wellness Collective’s Mission Statement is:

To bring together professionals in the field of therapeutic health, healing, and wellness to create a group dedicating our time, energy, and resources to assisting each individual to regain and maintain their health by working harmoniously together to achieve that goal. We focus on facilitating the body’s innate self healing process regardless of a patient’s age, gender, sexual orientation, or creed to bring spiritual, emotional, physical, mental pain relief, and prevention such as through, but not limited to: yoga, massage therapy, Reiki, and other forms of natural health practices.

We commit ourselves to the ongoing process of educating the community, empowering them to take a more active role in their own wellness. We will treat all clients/students/patients and each other with kindness, compassion, and respect.


In Monday’s meditation, we talked about connection, contentment, and gratitude. Santosha is one of the limbs of Yoga that means contentment. And, I believe connection and gratitude are both a product of and a means to feeling content.

If we pause in the present moment and feel gratitude for one thing in our life, we feel connected to that thing, be it a person, situation, or idea of how things are; and that equates to feeling content with our lives as they are. Maybe not perfect, probably not perfect, as that is a very limited view of things. Perfection is just our idea of how we think things should be based on past patterning of the mind. The only perfect thing is what is happening in the moment, this is where we are, who we are, and what we’ve created our life to be.

This moment. Pause. Feel gratitude. Connect. Be content.

50 Health Conditions Benefited by Yoga

(as shown in scientific studies)

A great list compiled by the amazing Dr. McCall of “Yoga As Medicine”
I have the PDF of the references of the studies, or you can find it on his website, link at the bottom of this post.

1. Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse
2. Anxiety
3. Asthma
4. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
5. Back Pain
6. Balance Problems
7. Cancer
8. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
9. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), e.g. Emphysema
10.Congestive Heart Failure
13.Drug Withdrawal
14.Eating Disorders
17.Heart Disease
22.High Blood Pressure
23.Hyperkyphosis (Excessive Curvature) of Thoracic Spine
24.Irritable Bowel Syndrome
25.Kidney Failure
26.Mental Retardation
27.Menopausal (and Perimenopausal) Symptoms
28.Migraine and Tension Headaches
29.Multiple Sclerosis
30.Neuroses (e.g. Phobias)
31.Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
33.Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Arthritis)
34.Pancreatitis (Chronic)
35.Pain (Chronic)
36.Pleural Effusion (Fluid Collection in the Lung
37.Post Heart Attack Rehabilitation
38.Post-Polio Syndrome
39.Post-Operative Recovery
40.Post-Stroke Rehabilitation
41.Pregnancy (Both Normal and Complicated)
42.Premature Ejaculation
44.Rheumatoid Arthritis
45.Rhinitis (Inflammation of the Nose)
47.Scoliosis (Curvature of the Spine)
50.Urinary Stress Incontinence

from Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing (Bantam)
© 2007 Timothy McCall, MD (Updated June, 2009)