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Priority Health Practice for a Purpose, a new outdoor yoga class, will feature calming and strengthening yoga classes held at Ford Arts, Beats & Eats, courtesy of Royal Oak’s own Citizen Yoga and Troy and Farmington Hills-based Thrive Hot Yoga (formerly Detroit Bikram). Two large group classes will get yogis stretching into poses meant to find balance, peace and strength on Sunday, Sept. 3. The Thrive Yoga Class begins at 9:00am, and the Citizen Yoga Class begins at 10:30am. Classes are $10 each or $15 for both.

Participants can pre-register online here 

Thrive will present its Original Hot Yoga class, which will feature 26 postures and two breathing exercises. The all-inclusive class, recommended for all experience levels, will offer something for everyone, including individuals in wheelchairs and those with movement restrictions. Thrive will donate its proceeds to Spina Bifida Association of Michigan, an organization that provides resources and support for families of children suffering from this debilitating birth defect.

Citizen Yoga Royal Oak, the first yoga studio in metro Detroit to offer alignment-based Vinyasa, Blend and Slow Burn classes, will host a class during the festival. Proceeds from the class will proudly benefit Humble Design, a Pontiac-based non-profit that creates inviting and comforting spaces in houses for those recently transitioning out of homeless or abuse shelters.

Participants will receive free parking (at the Center Street parking structure located at 3rd & Center Streets in downtown Royal Oak), 2 free admission passes to the festival and free water.  Please note outside food and beverage is not allowed at the festival, so leave your water bottles at home!