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The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse
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Sunshine & yoga.
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Pardon our dust starting Tuesday, July 5th.

Every summer, we spend time sprucing up our studios for you! This intensive "summer cleaning" requires some adjusted class schedules from Tuesday, July 5-Sunday, July 10. Be sure to check the schedule before coming in! http://bit.ly/28WvMfq
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Happy Funky Friday! #funkybuddhayoga
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Brunch & Yoga is back! This time, outside at Blue Water Grill! http://bit.ly/29LGRR9
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Monday Mantra. #funkybuddhayoga
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See you tonight, Holland!
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Always wanted to try out SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard)?

Here's your chance - get your feet wet at one of our ‪#‎free‬ Open Houses next week on Reeds Lake June 21 or Lake Macatawa June 23 from 5-7pm.

http://yogahothouse.com/event/sup-stand-up-paddleboard-yoga/

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1331 Lake Dr SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506
1331 Lake Drive SoutheastUSMichiganGrand Rapids49506
(616) 459-9642yogahothouse.com
Yoga StudioToday 6AM–9PM
Monday 6AM–9PMTuesday 6AM–9PMWednesday 6AM–9PMThursday 6AM–9PMFriday 6AM–9PMSaturday 7:30AM–3PMSunday 9AM–9PM
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Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse is West Michigans' premier hot yoga studio with classes for all levels. Join us in Eastown of Grand Rapids, Holland, or Forest Hills!  Check our our new customer special, 30 days of unlimited yoga for $39!
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"I love getting my sweat on at The Funky Buddha Yoga Hot House."
"My girlfriends and I tried the absolute beginners class last week."
"Instead they bark instructions in yelling voices like you're at boot camp."
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Cathie Martin
8 months ago
This was such a great experience! My first time at a class such as this, and I truly loved the energy and the instructors were fabulous! Thank you Funky Buddha!
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Amy Lishinski
2 years ago
I am crazy about this place. Great for my mind and body. The instructors are smart, kind, wonderful people, and the studio is very clean and pleasant. I highly recommend it. Helpful info: You can rent a mat and towel for, I believe, around $2, and there are blocks and straps to borrow for free. The absolute beginners class is a good place to start, so you can get used to the heat and learn the poses.
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Melissa Krenzke
3 years 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 - 3 years ago
Thanks Melissa! So glad you loved it!
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Lynn Ghazinouri
3 years 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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DK McGraw
8 months ago
great instructors and a great workout.n even good for a first time yogaer like me!
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junk mail
a year ago
I'm studio shopping, and this is my review of Funky as it compares to some other places: If you're looking for balance of mind body and spirit, if you're wanting to use your body to look within, to find connection, peace, spirituality, learn about the tradition of yoga... this is not the yoga studio for you. IF however, you are looking for an excellent workout with upbeat, funky, and energized instructors... this is definitely the place for you. Funky buddha will help you lose weight, gain strength and endurance, and maybe even laugh a little bit as you try new poses and fall over with everyone else in the class. It's young, it's trendy, hip and funky. It makes yoga "cool". And kudos, because I think that they're introducing yoga to a lot of people that wouldn't normally take part. ...but this is a western yoga, it's not traditional yoga. And it is definitely not accessible to all body types. I saw many people struggling in the "intro" class, and I can't even imagine how they would ever be able to do even a "slow flow" class at Funky. It's a great way to let off some steam (literally? figuratively?). These classes are very westernized, they don't encourage us to dig deep or think big. They DO give you a sexy body and they definitely make me feel empowered as I continue to grow strength and flexibility. It's a workout, not much more. With a one-month unlimited package I have lost 10 lbs and gained a lot more muscle definition (what? I have muscle under my belly skin? who knew!). Funky buddha's classes focus on the BODY above all else. Yoga as a way to get fit. I will say that the instructors and atmosphere at the Holland location are a bit more of the yoga that I am looking for. It's more balancing, I still work my body hard but am encouraged to see how my body is often a reflection of what's happening inside. Noticing connections, finding balance, yadda yadda. I like that spirit medicine. Funky isn't really the place for that. Hope this helps!
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Sarah Zielinski
3 years 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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Kia Abbgy
3 years ago
I went to the Sunday evening community class and briefly considered walking out after the first 5-10 min. I stayed, but would not go again. This is a fitness class. The instructor (Amanda, the night I went) wears a headset with a microphone and barks out the asana sequence like it's some kind of boot camp. I worry that there's no warning against beginners attending this class, as it is very fast-paced and there is almost zero instruction on how to properly flow through and be in the postures. People can be seriously injured in some of these poses, especially if they are unfamiliar with them and even more so if they are moving quickly between them trying to keep up with the class/instructor. My biggest disappointment though, and the reason I will not be back, is that for me yoga is a mindfulness practice. It can be very physically challenging, but without the mental, emotional, and spiritual challenge - the awareness, the connection between the physical and the mental/emotional/spiritual experience - it is nothing but another workout. This connection was completely absent from the class I attended. bottom line: The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse offers a workout for people familiar with yoga asanas. If that's something you're interested in, you should give them a try. If you're new to yoga or looking for a more well-rounded yoga practice, try another studio.. or at least avoid their community class.
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Response from the owner - 3 years ago
Thanks for the review. However, we see thousands of students a week that would vehemently disagree with your assessment. We offer 6 types of classes(several meant for new yogis) and you would have made a more informed reviewer by attending something other than 1 community class. Best wishes on your yoga journey.