Mike offers gong immersions by appointment for you alone or for small pods of people who know each other. Andrea is a retired psychologist, and a 500 RYT instructor with 3 kundalini teacher trainings, a Yin Yoga training, and many hours spent doing Qi Gong and Deep Stretching with YogaBody. She offers Kundalini Yoga and Yin yoga Instruction. She uses the common kriyas as a jumping off point to design a healing, restorative experience based on a psychological and spiritual consultation with you.
Our mission is to provide a healing experience to all who enter our home/studio; to allow for whatever transformation of energy is needed by those who land here. Our mission is to welcome and expect the True Self to express, without judgement or repercussion. Our mission is to be happy, relaxed and free of dogmatic belief systems which divide us rather than unite us, and to practice and teach Kundalini Yoga as it has been taught to us, through the chain of teachers and students, from whom we have the honor to continually learn.
A Little More About Us
Sa Ta Na Ma-The Cycle of Existence is Truth
Mike and Andrea bought the home on Oak Drive in Detroit in 2010, and started taking Kundalini Yoga classes from Kimberly Douglas in Ferndale, MI. When she closed Inspiration Yoga, we found it difficult to find a Kundalini Yoga practice nearby. Kim encouraged us to make our attic space into a yoga room and invite friends over for yoga. In 2015 we completed the space and started offering yoga once a week, by any donation, with another day where Andrea taught Yin Yoga. We and our core group of yogis taught each other each week--so much fun! In 2017 we took the Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training from KRI in Ann Arbor, MI (deep gratitude for our teachers Mahan Rishi, Nirbhe Kaur, Keval Kaur, Nirmal Singh, Pritpal Singh, and Billie Mohinder Whalen) and we were certified IKYTA Level 1 Instructors in 2018. We were open 5 days a week, and have expanded our capacity to include Gong Immersions, Workshops, Sangat, Aquarian Sadhanas, House Concerts, and major workshop events such as "How To Let the Light In" with Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, and "A Journey Through the Chakras" with Ravi Singh and Ana Brett!
We took Yin Yoga teacher training with Lynne Baum in November of 2019 and offered Yin Yoga once or twice a week.
In February 2020, Mike and Andrea flew to Sedona for the Sedona Yoga Festival. The night before it was to begin, Arizona closed all large gatherings. We stayed the week and hiked and flew home the second week of March, to a fully locked down State of Michigan. Kundalini Yoga in Detroit closed.
Fast forward to summer solstice 2021; we are ready for a soft opening. Yoga and gong immersions by appointment only. We are fully vaccinated, and we expect our students, unless they have been advised by their doctor to abstain, to be vaccinated as well.
Our Metro Times article published February 6, 2020
Sat nam from Kundalini Yoga in Detroit!
Are you stressed out—feeling like you’re both ungrounded and stuck in the same place? Kundalini Yoga in Detroit has the solutions for you. This amazing home studio owned by KRI certified Kundalini Yoga instructors Mike Hendrian and Andrea Fiondo, is in the University District of Detroit, near U of D/Mercy. Once you try Kundalini Yoga, you’ll really want to be a part of this community to keep waking up to your true self—this is the Yoga of Self Awareness.
The Kundalini Yoga classes are based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, a master of Kundalini Yoga. Each 90-minute class consists of a tuning in, a breathing technique, a set of exercises, some meditation, and deep relaxation. This powerful combination of breath work, physical movement, stimulation of the glands and energy channels and group meditation will leave you feeling clear-headed, relaxed, and uplifted. As you experience your Self during the class, you will get better control of your Self outside of class. You are re-calibrating your nervous system to be better able to meet the challenges of your daily stressful life. The practice helps you wake up to your true nature and live a life of peace and contentment.
Kundalini Yoga is a deep and varied practice. Literally thousands of kriyas are available to us, passed down from masters of the technology. The teachers professionally combine these variables to provide a unique experience for each class. It has been said that, “If you can breathe, you can do Kundalini Yoga.” From 18 to 85, all humans are welcome. Do you have back, knee or shoulder issues? The exercises will be modified for you. Kundalini yoga is fairly gentle, and you can always just do as much as you can and then stop. The teachers are hands-off, and there is no judgement here. This is YOUR practice; they provide the space for your inner transformation.
Want to chill out without the hard work and sweat? Then KYD Gong Immersions are for you. You will be guided through light breath work to relax the body and mind. Then stretch out on a soft pad or mattress and let the body sleep while the mind dreams the solutions to your problems. The gongs and bowls will sing for a full hour. You rise up, with clarity; refreshed from an emotional reset.
KYD also offers Yin Yoga, intensives, workshops, and special events. The events are led by experts in their particular field. KYD recently hosted Gurucharan Singh Khalsa and will host Ravi Singh for a workshop and 200 hr./300 hr. Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in 2020.
Join the Kundalini Yoga in Detroit community today!