Grove Emotional Health Collaborative
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Groups + Classes

LEARN IN

A COMMUNITY

Join us in our main street space
dedicated to wellness practices.

Interested in a class but can’t make the dates or time work? Email carryn@groveemotionalhealth.com with suggestions for future scheduling.


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iRest® Yoga Nidra

May 5 & 19 | June 9 & 23
Sunday 9:00 -10:30 am | $20 per session

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iRest® Yoga Nidra is a healing meditation practice that promotes deep rest and relaxation. Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep, is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping where the body is completely relaxed. This practice is done lying down or sitting, and throughout the meditation you will be guided through an experience of deep relaxation and restoration. The practice will begin with a short introduction followed a deep practice and concluded with a short question/answer session.

Limited spaces, 8 per class. Session price is $20, cash, check or venmo. Register via email: irestmeditation@gmail.com. During the practice students will be able to:

  • Explore and develop intention
  • Develop their heartfelt desire (purpose and meaning)
  • Experience Body Sensing
  • Experience breath and energy awareness
  • Develop skills to balance: body sensations and stress, feelings & emotions, beliefs, images and memories
  • Experience joy and wellbeing

View the flyers: March | April | May | June

Group Facilitator: Nicole Figueroa, MSN, RN, AHN-BC is an iRest ® level 1 instructor. As a holistic nurse she seeks to bring the skills of iRest ® yoga nidra to all those who seek to grow in their abilities to reduce stress and increase self care in their daily lives.

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Mid-Morning Mindfulness

Currently Closed | Please email barbara@groveemotionalhealth.com to be placed on the contact list for future classes.

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Learn basic practices you can use right away to enjoy more balance and ease in everyday life - including mindfulness with breathing (or other preferred anchor), sitting, walking, eating; and clear, calm awareness of sensations, thoughts, and emotions.

Each student will get personalized support for developing a daily meditation practice that’s appropriate for them (or fine-tuning it, if they have one already); and cultivating mindfulness skills through everyday activities.

Every class will include instruction, a guided practice exercise, student check-in, and Q/A.

Appropriate both for those new to mindfulness, and those with some experience who enjoy live guidance and companionship to boost their practice. Ages 17 and up.

View the flyer for the course here.

Click here to learn more about mindfulness and its many benefits for mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

This class is currently underway, please contact Sara Van Assche at sara@groveemotionalhealth.com to be placed on a waitlist for the next class.

Mindfulness for Parents

May 16 - June 6
Thursdays | 9:30 - 10:30 am | $80 for the 4-week series

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Take a weekly breather from the busyness of family life. Make room for the arising of fresh insight into what is (and isn't) essential. Learn how to offer yourself and your loved ones the most precious gift of all: your true, full presence.

Each student will get personalized support for developing a daily meditation practice that’s appropriate for them (or fine-tuning it, if they have one already); cultivating mindfulness skills through everyday activities; and deepening connection with family members. Every class will include instruction, a guided practice exercise, student check-in and Q/A.

Some prior experience with mindfulness is helpful, but not required. Ages 17 and up. $80 for the series.

View the flyer for the course.

Group Facilitator: Barbara Newell taught mindfulness and meditation around the world with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh from 2003 - 2015. Since 2016 she has been training students individually and in online courses led by renowned meditation teacher and psychologist Tara Brach.

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FRIDAY REFRESH for therapists

Currently Closed | Please email therapistrefresh@gmail.com 
to be placed on the contact list for future classes.

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Upcoming Dates: March 15 and April 12

Friday Refresh is a weekly offering for psychotherapists designed to recalibrate the nervous systems at the end of each week. We combine breath work, guided imagery, gentle movement and chanting to resource therapists and to provide an experience of community support and care. The practice aims to decrease vicarious traumatization and increase resilience, satisfaction, and joy in our work.

No minimum commitment required; drop in to one or all. Pre-registration is required.

Register by emailing Carryn Lund, LMSW, RYT, and Sharon Gold-Steinberg, PhD, at therapistrefresh@gmail.com

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

May 13 - July 1 | Mondays 5:30 - 8:00 pm
$300 for the 8-week series

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a group-oriented intervention designed to help people who have suffered from depression and/or anxiety, and are not currently experiencing acute depressive symptoms. MBCT combines cognitive therapy with meditative practices. The group helps participants to develop a new relationship to their symptoms, gain awareness of their “relapse signatures,” and develop individualized plans to prevent relapse.

Group Facilitator: Emily Hanna, LMSW is a psychotherapist who is passionate about the benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness, which prompted her to become certified in MBCT facilitation through the Centre for Mindfulness Studies. Emily specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. She is committed to providing evidence-based treatments to aid her clients and group members to reach their wellness goals in a supportive, compassionate environment. Contact Emily at: emilyhanna@groveemotionalhealth.com for a short intake.

Mindfulness + Yoga for Teens

Currently Running | Please email anique@groveemotionalhealth.com to be placed on the contact list for future classes.

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This course empowers teens with tools for mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Mindfulness is a mind-body awareness practice that fosters calmness, focus, emotional regulation, and compassion while decreasing stress, anxiety, and depression. Yoga combines mindful awareness with flowing movements between postures that balance, strengthen and heal the body and mind. Together, yoga and mindfulness form a powerful toolkit for adolescents, helping them navigate the challenges of today's world with composure and resilience. By teaching practical skills for health and happiness in a positive and supportive environment, this unique program cultivates well-being from the inside-out.

Click here to learn more about mindfulness and its many benefits for mental, physical, and emotional well being. Click here to learn more about the teacher.

View the flyer for the course.

Group Facilitator: Anique Pegeron, MA, RYT, is a mindfulness, meditation and yoga teacher who works to spread the benefits of mindfulness to the Ann Arbor area community. She offers individualized coaching, group classes, summer camps, and workshops. Her goal is to empower her students and clients to cultivate inner peace, emotional balance, and resilience from within.

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TRAUMA SENSITIVE YOGA

Starting April 3rd
Wednesday | 6:30 - 7:30 PM | $25 per class, pre-payment not required

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Honoring that there is no right or wrong way to be in your body or a yoga form, this invitational, choice-based practice, holds a space for you to investigate if connecting with your body in the present moment is useful for you. To heal from trauma might include reconnecting with your body in the here and now, aware and curious of your experience. We all heal at our own rate and in our own ways.

No physical assists, no trauma disclosure, no yoga experience needed. Additional support in the form of an established relationship with a licensed therapist required to register.

View the flyer for the course.

Register by emailing Lora Girata, MPH, CYT, at lora@yogabeyondtrauma.com

Visit Yoga Beyond Trauma's website to learn more about Lora and her offerings.

About teacher Lora Girata, MPH, CYT: After graduating from Northwestern University, Lora earned a Master’s of Public Health in Community and International Health from New York University. She pursued her yoga teaching certificate through A2 Yoga in Ann Arbor, and completed additional training in Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive yoga, the first SAMSHA approved, evidence-based yoga methodology for psychological trauma in the world. She is honored to move with you in your practice.