September 13, 2017
While sitting at the North edge of downtown, behind the Perry Hotel looking out over Little Traverse Bay, one can be in direct contact with the healing effects of mindfulness and meditative contemplation practiced for thousands of years by Native Americans around this very bay.
In Downtown Petoskey, there continues such a practice at Yoga Roots and Healing Arts. Located at 444 East Mitchell Street and celebrating 10 years this November, Tiffany Lenau’s program encompasses ancient arts of yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and sound healing along with extemporaneous discussions of nutrition and sleep.
The power of movement and the aura of the past floats in, thru, and around Downtown Petoskey like a calm breeze through the stress of a day. While others are content with the pace of running, biking, and anything aerobic, Yoga Roots offers the in-between of stretching and healing rounding out a complete wellness driven lifestyle.
If you’ve never experienced a day at Yoga Roots, you’re in for an amazing revelation. An hour and a half of the blended music and movement, culminating at Shavasana with Tibetan singing bowls, one leaves, no, one floats out the door allowing the body’s natural endorphins to release what every drug can’t match – total tranquility.
Making regular visits and creating a practice embedded among other activities moves one to a magical contortion of lifestyle awareness. A peaceful existence is a possible pathway under the day-to-day pressure of a busy life.
“What I love best about Yoga Roots,” says Tiffany, “is that all are welcome. No matter your size, shape, or experience level.”
Speaking from experience, by hands-on assists and the patience of a saint, Tiffany has the gift of becoming your personal guide through the session - even in a classroom of people. There’s parking in front on Mitchell Street, along the side on Waukazoo, and in a city lot behind. Go to the back alley and enter into a “peace” of downtown that, purposely, doesn’t make a lot of noise.