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The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse
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Today 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
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In practice and in life. #funkybuddhayoga
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New life motto. #funkybuddhayoga  
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Don't stop dreaming. #funkybuddhayoga
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Woohoo! Vox Vidorra is playing a special Slow Flow class at Forest Hills 9:15pm tomorrow. http://bit.ly/1yLUe2O
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Suppppp.

We have more live music from Vox Vidorra, DJ Reduce Reuse, Rick Chyme and workshops coming up. Check it. ‪#‎funkyeah‬
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Drumroll, Please! March's Pose of the Month is ‪#‎Ragdoll‬! It may seem simple, but it does the body good.

Alignment: Place your feet hip-width apart, hinge your hips and relax your torso forward over your legs. Bring opposite hands over elbows, drop your head and let go of your neck. Keep your knees soft and relax your whole upper body. Just breathe out.

Benefit: With an inversion element, it flushes your brain with fresh oxygen-rich blood and revitalizes the nervous system.

Modification: Bend your knees as much as you need to or drop your hands to the ground, or to a block, for more support.
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We don’t use Sanskrit very often in class, but when we do, ever wonder what the funk it means? #funkybuddhayoga  
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Breathing techniques for the everyday. #funkybuddhayoga
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Fun or challenging? Mix up ‪#‎ShoulderStand‬ and try Plow or Deaf Man's Pose. ‪#‎SpiceItUp‬ 
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1331 Lake Dr SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506, United States
1331 Lake Drive SoutheastUSMichiganGrand Rapids49506
(616) 459-9642yogahothouse.com
Yoga StudioToday 6:00 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
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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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"I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in trying Hot yoga!"
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"My girlfriends and I tried the absolute beginners class last week."
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"All of the instructors are warm, friendly, and most of all encouraging."
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Amy Lishinski
8 months 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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Sarah Zielinski
2 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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Melissa Krenzke
2 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 - 2 years ago
Thanks Melissa! So glad you loved it!
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Katie Peden
7 months ago
Loved every minute of it! The people are so friendly and welcoming!
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5 months 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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Lynn Ghazinouri
a year 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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Kara Meyers
a year 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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I Meyer
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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