Frequently Asked Questions

The Yoga Room and its classes are designed for students who are ready to make the commitment to an ongoing, weekly class. Students are strongly encouraged to register for a full session to have consistency in their practice and to see the most benefits. Our classes are mindful, tranquil and alignment-based (even Vinyasa) so that students can build a sustainable practice. Students are required to manage their cancellations and make-ups classes in the online booking system. If you are looking to just drop-in to classes occasionally on short notice or want to do super-fast yoga to loud, pop music in a sweaty room, The Yoga Room is probably not the right fit for you.

You may want to bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and perhaps a hand towel. If you don’t have a mat, the studio has extras that students may borrow until they get their own. If you use props in your practice (blocks, straps, etc.), please bring them. Fitted exercise clothing is recommended. Yoga is practiced in bare feet. First-timers should get to the studio 10 minutes before class starts to meet your yoga instructor and ask any questions. Please bring your Session Intention form that you were sent in your confirmation email so that your instructor can go over it with you before class begins. Please turn off cell phones and leave in the studio foyer.

Yes, there is a bathroom with a shower at the studio.

Executive Director and Registered Yoga Teacher Christy DeBurton is a thoughtful, knowledgeable instructor with more than 20 years teaching experience. She takes a unique approach with weekly classes that you won’t find at other studios by designing sessions around a specific theme such as Journey Through the Chakras, Spring Cleaning for Body and Mind, Yoga for Core Strength and Balance and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga. Through these intentional offerings, students learn much more than just yoga poses each time they come to class. Class sizes are small here — a maximum of seven students — so that each student is able to receive the attention they deserve. Finally, the yoga studio is an experience in itself, a charming ‘cottage’ in a quiet, garden setting with a high ceiling, cork floor, and lots of windows overlooking a swimming pool and pine trees.

While not required, we strongly encourage you to commit to a full session as there is an intentional theme and the classes often build upon one another. With a limit of seven students per class, this also guarantees you a spot each week. Classes are run in sessions because to see the benefits of yoga you need to make a regular commitment to it. It is hard for us humans to be disciplined sometimes, and registering for a session is a good way to hold yourself accountable.

Students are welcome to make up any classes they miss in the same session for which they’re registered. You just have to cancel the class you can’t attend at least two hours in advance or else you forfeit your make-up. The Yoga Room’s Class Management Online Booking System helps you with this.

We ask students to refrain from wearing fragrances or scented products (lotions, perfumes, deodorants, hairspray, fabric softeners, etc.) to class, and if you’ve bought a new mat, consider airing it out before bringing it to class. No fragrances means everyone can take nice deep yoga breaths!

Please view the Class Schedule page to check on class availability or request to be put on our email list to find out about upcoming sessions.

Please create an account in our online booking system to check on class availability for drop-ins. Please note our new waitlist feature.

Absolutely! Our classes range in challenge from gentler to more advanced. We recommend those who have never taken yoga before start with a Hatha class. PM Hatha classes are gentler than AM Hatha classes.

Yoga actually promotes flexibility. You don’t have to be flexible to start doing yoga. During the workday, much of our activity — or lack thereof — shortens muscles. Think about how often you either sit at a desk, in your car or at home. Yoga lengthens and strengthens muscles while helping release stress. While becoming more flexible is a great benefit of yoga, an even greater benefit is that it helps us to live more powerfully and peacefully in body, mind and spirit. This gain happens regardless of whether or not you can touch your toes!

We do not keep the studio at a set temperature and instead strive to keep it at a comfortable temperature for most people year-round. Students are encouraged to wear layers and regulate their own body temperature.

We recommend parents wait until their children are 12 years old to attend. Those 12 to 15 must practice with a parent or guardian. If parents would like to bring a younger child, please email info@christydeburton.com to ask about using the loft space for the two of you during a class.

A successful yoga practice requires discipline, consistency and commitment. To experience the true benefits of a yoga practice, we recommend taking at least one yoga class a week year-round. Some students take two classes a week and some even take three! The more you are able to take, the more benefits you will experience.

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IN THEIR OWN WORDS

I have been practicing yoga with Christy for over 13 years and I can say that I have learned more about yoga and grown more as a human in that time period than I ever would have imagined.

Jessie C.

Christy's attention to mindfulness is something I particularly appreciate and her style that incorporates teaching students about yoga principles in practice reinforces the instruction.

Kellie M. R.

I love the personal attention and Christy's teaching style, which recognizes that everyone comes to class with a different intention. Oh, and the studio is GORGEOUS.

Sadie W.

Thanks to [Christy], I've become stronger, more flexible, and more mindful, both on and off the mat. Christy is kind, supportive, and knowledgeable. She challenges me to deepen my practice, but only at my own pace.

Kelly R.

Of all the yoga teachers I’ve had, I’ve found your approach to be the most supportive and have recommended you to several friends, who now happily take your classes as well.

Stephen N.

I have been taking Christy’s classes for 12 years now and haven’t missed a session. I feel invigorated and whole when I leave Vinyasa or any class!

Jen W.

Christy’s new studio is incredibly warm and inviting. The small class sizes always make it feel more intimate and personalized. I couldn’t recommend this studio more!

Tim W.

For me, your classes help me to curb my anxiety, charge my battery, think clearly, react appropriately, be courageous without being rude or offensive, and strengthen my muscles.

Lori B.

Christy’s “Yoga Room” is unique and genuine. Classes are small and the environment supportive and welcoming. It is indeed a quiet refuge. [Christy’s] teaching style is informative and accommodating.

Dave R.

[Christy] is simply a lovely person, a qualified instructor and a centering influence on the mat. This is a special place. And I feel special when I am there.

Andrea B.

I went to The Yoga Room for five years before moving and I can say, hands down, it’s the best yoga studio I’ve ever had the privilege to Vinyasa at!

Megan A.

[Christy] makes you feel comfortable no matter your ability or skill level. The hour I am doing yoga, I feel like I am far away from everything. I leave in a better state of mind.

Elaine N.

Twice Voted Best Yoga Studio in Ann Arbor

Contact Us

info@christydeburton.com // 889 Honey Creek Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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