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. 2. 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.


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. This class with benefit The Chika Fund at the Have Faith Haiti Mission will cover life-saving medical costs and health care, including inoculations, nutrition, regular doctor checkups, medical tests and if-needed hospitalizations

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 HAVEN of Oakland County, providing shelter, counseling, advocacy and educational programming to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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!