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The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse
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Come check out our newest location!  Forest Hills opens November 9th...with classes, food from Saburba, giveaways and fun!  Click for details.
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Fear will keep you up at night. Peace makes a mighty fine pillow.
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We all have both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we act on; that's who we truly are.
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A scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. It cannot measure your worth, awesomeness, kindness, beauty, possibility, conviction, strength, or love.
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It's not always easy to find lasting happiness within yourself, but its impossible to find it outside yourself.
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There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
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Normal is an illusion. What is normal for a spider is chaos for the fly. Don't be normal, just be you.
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Now is all we have and love is who we are.
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Sucking at something is the first step to getting sort of good at it. Take the first step.
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'What ifs' and 'should haves' are like zombies; they will eat your brain if you let them.
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1331 Lake Dr SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506
1331 Lake Dr SEUSMIGrand Rapids49506
(616) 459-9642yogahothouse.com
Yoga StudioToday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 6:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 6:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 6:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 6:00 am – 9:00 pmSaturday 7:30 am – 3:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

West Michigans' premier hot yoga studio with classes for all levels.  Join us in Eastown, Holland, or Forest Hills!  Check our our new customer special, 30 days of unlimited yoga for $39!
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People talk about power vinyasa, absolute beginners, slow flow, hot power and workout
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Kara Meyers
reviewed a month ago
One word: amazing! I love The Funky Buddha and its instructors...Ashley is awesome at what she does and her classes rock. :)
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Sarah Zielinski
reviewed a year ago
I don't normally write reviews, but when I saw the Funky Buddha got some negative ones I felt I had to chime in. I began going to Funky Buddha about a month ago and I was instantly in love. I had never been to a yoga studio before, hadn't even practiced at my house! The staff there are the friendliest people you will ever meet and they (and the assistants) help you however and whenever they can to better your experience. And the people that go there are always friendly and open to meeting new people and no one judges if you are a beginner like myself. Soon after I started there, things got rather complicated in my personal life, Funky Buddha was (and is) my place to go to clear my mind and hit reset. Not sure what I would do without that safe haven!
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I Meyer
reviewed a year ago
Whilst I like the classes I dislike the fact that regular specials such as GROUPON deals fill up the classes to the point that regulars ($ 89/month membership fee) have access denied - even if pre-registered for a class but not arrived 5 minutes prior to class start. Given that I drive 15 min to class and am on a "full paying" membership (compared to the big portion of "student discount attendees" or Groupon) I feel the classes should be made available at all times as honor to their core customers.
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Lynn Ghazinouri
reviewed 9 months ago
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!! All of the instructors are warm, friendly, and most of all encouraging. I wandered in without a clue about vinyasa and very little knowledge of yoga (though I was familiar with some of the poses from a yoga book I bought)...and while I was totally lost in the beginning (as many of you have expressed) I would like to pass along the sentiment of my instructor after the very first class I took, she said , "just keep coming - it will sink in - I promise." I did and it did. Though it took some time (as all good things do) but the journey has been and continues to be well worth it. So - to those of you that seem a little lost at first - PLEASE GO BACK - just keep going and I promise it will sink in! Namaste :-)
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Melissa Krenzke
reviewed a year ago
My girlfriends and I tried the absolute beginners class last week. None of us have ever taken a formal yoga class...and have really only done the few moves in P90X. This was a 2 hr class and let me tell you..it was amazing! The three instructors were so incredibly nice and they answered any questions people had. We would learn a few moves and then "flow" by going from move to move to move. The instructors would walk around and adjust you if you needed it but it was very helpful and they were very encouraging. We were in a class with other "absolute beginners" and it was a great environment. You didn't feel like you were being judged if you couldn't do the move just right. You definitely SWEAT but it feels so good! I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in trying Hot yoga!!
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Thanks Melissa! So glad you loved it!
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Christina Hamati
reviewed a year ago
This is a decent yoga studio with lots of room for improvement. I attended a few different classes and instructors over the summer and got the sense that they were all Baptiste-trained. Some of my favorite instructors were trained in this discipline, but not the ones who teach at this studio. The classes are too fast-paced, even for an avid yogini/regular long-distance runner like myself. Sun salutations are meant to be coordinated with breath, yet there are no cues given for breathing, and even if there were, the sequences move too fast to properly breathe with each pose. There is absolutely zero guidance on proper form and alignment, which concerned me because I brought some newer yogis (my sisters) with me when I went and I wanted them not only to like it, but also to learn from it. Even though I've been practicing for awhile, it is still nice to be reminded on proper form and alignment in order to stay present and focused during my practice. The instructors are terrible at speaking in the relaxing tones I typically associate with my favorite yoga instructors at other studios. Instead they bark instructions in yelling voices like you're at boot camp. I found this to be very jarring and distracting from the focus of a yoga class which is to relax and tune into one's body, first and foremost, with the workout/calorie burning aspect being more secondary. The priorities are switched at this studio. I also thought the receptionist the second time I went was quite rude. We got to the studio at least 10 minutes early, but she took forever to let my sister rent a mat even though we were the only ones at the counter, and then did not let us into the room because we were "late" and everyone was "meditating" (i.e. laying in savasana at the start of class). I thought that was annoying. The receptionist at the time was Jaime, who also happens to be the instructor that is most guilty of "barking" instructions during class. I like Ashley's classes -- she is fun and playful, although sometimes talks too much/says bizarre things. I also like Laura's classes. I have yet to try Carrie's. I have heard good things about her from other yoga-loving friends, though. While I obviously have a lot of complaints about this studio, I still enjoy going. There are not many places to do yoga in West Michigan, though, so my options are quite limited. Things I like about this studio include the fun music, the way the studio is run in a well-organized manner, and that all the classes are heated. I also love their slow-flow classes, which, contrary to the name, is a half hour of fast-paced typical Baptiste flow followed by deep long holds (love those). Lastly, I like that all the classes are challenging. While it is annoying to bring new-to-yoga friends to them, it is nice for me personally because my practice is more advanced, so I know how to modify if I feel like I can't breathe properly or I am too tired. I think the studio could benefit from diversifying the types of instructors they hire (i.e. hire instructors from disciplines other than Baptiste). In the same vein, I also think the studio could benefit from switching up the flow a bit. It is easy to get in a yoga rut as a practitioner when all of the classes follow the exact same format--I find this to be very boring. However, I do look forward to checking out the new Holland location when I am home for vacation over winter break. Maybe there will be some newer instructors.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Thanks for your feedback Christina. We always recommend that new students start with our Absolute Beginners class and then move on to our Basics classes. We appreciate you bringing new students but keep in mind the best type of class for them.