Sounds of Bliss

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Good Karma Yoga Studio

1744 Old US-23

Howell, MI 48843

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Sounds of Bliss is a fundraising event and multi-community attempt to raise $5,250 for a cochlear implant upgrade for local yoga teacher, Adam Boettger. This water-resistant technology will allow Adam to hear more clearly, without fear of threatening his connection to the important sounds of the world around him. Acquiring this upgrade will greatly improve Adam’s quality of life. More about the journey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCPjg2Eon_I

Teachers spanning across different lineages and communities unite in the true essence that is yoga. Asana practice and classes from sunrise beyond sunset, featuring meditation and live sounds. The night ends with a meditation and deeply immersive sound bath, Songs of the Heart, a multi-artist and multi-instrumental collaboration. There will be assists, silent auctions and more. Yoga is optional.

Upon your arrival, you will receive a wristband. You may then come and go at your leisure. Take a class or three or five! Leave for a meal and come back. Stay all day and hang out! Coming for the music? That is okay too! Enjoy, Breathe, Be.




Everyone & All Levels WELCOME!

Unable to attend and want to contribute or wish to further support the cause?

Donate here: gofundme.com/soundsofbliss


ADAM BOETTGER - Adam Boettger is an author, CYT and videographer. After taking a two-month sabbatical in 2016 — he knew in his heart that upon his return home — he would pursue teaching. He studied under Donna Heiple at Good Karma Yoga studio. Since graduation, Adam has been teaching at local studios, attempting to bring a ceremonial essence and healing into his classes.

BRAD HEIPLE - Co-owner of Good Karma Yoga Studio and CYT, has been practicing yoga for over twenty years. As his children grew up, Brad began yoga with Baron Baptiste videos and the occasional class at Body Language in Union Lake. Eventually — with an awareness of the importance of asana practice and ultimately a greater interest within the yogic texts and philosophies — Brad received certification in 2014, studying under Donna Heiple. Brad feels his life’s experiences can contribute to his classes and he finds the growth of the students to be very inspirational.

CINDA LARK - Obsessed with handstands and mother to two amazing children — Cinda Lark, E-RYT 500, LOAY 800 — trained with legendary yoga teacher, Sri Dharma Mittra. For five years, she has owned Breathe Yoga Studio and offers a Yoga Alliance 200 hour teacher-training program. She is passionate about sharing yoga in a foundational way and believes there is a practice for everyone.

DENIZ STRENSKI - Owner of Peace Chakra Yoga, has been a practitioner of the healing arts for 27 years, using multiple modalities including cymatics and chakra clearing. Deniz has been practicing yoga for nearly twenty years and teaching for five. She feels great joy in positively touching people, while helping them embrace and step into their power through love. She smiles, “You are the one you have been waiting for!”

DONNA HEIPLE - Donna Heiple, co-owner of Good Karma Yoga Studio and CYT, has lived and breathed yoga for nearly 20 years! Donna has brought her experience to over 10,000 classes, taught across 7 different studios, 2 gyms, community education programs and Good Karma. Her main focus and areas of interest are the practice of asana - keeping one’s body strong and flexible, nutrition - fueling the body, and lastly mediation - relaxing the body so we can explore the mind. Donna finds that there is no end to the depths of what one can find within the self-discovery that is yoga.

EILEEN MCNALLY - After leaving dance, Eileen's mindset shifted and she realized the power of looking inward — sparking her yoga journey at the young age of 12. She realized her body is strong, and deserving of love and care. Eileen has been teaching yoga since 2014 and currently teaches at Oakland University Recreation & Well Being. She believes yoga truly has the power to heal.

JIM GILLIGAN - Jim Gilligan began practicing Yoga in 1988 and as a RYT200 certified instructor started formally teaching Yoga in 2012. He Founded AcroYoga Ann Arbor in 2012 and became Michigan’s first certified AcroYoga teacher in 2014. He teaches playshops, weekly classes and hosts regular jams internationally and in Ann Arbor and surrounding areas.

KAITY SINKE - Kaity Sinke, R-DMT, LLPC, CYT, holds a master’s degree from Columbia College Chicago in dance/movement therapy and counseling. She currently works as a registered dance/movement therapist, certified yoga teacher, and limited licensed professional counselor. Kaity’s work is rooted in a holistic approach to psychoanalysis, with an emphasis on creative expression.

RED RACHEL - Rachel has been a student of yoga for over twenty years. In the early 2000s, she trained under Johnny Kest at Center for Yoga. Rachel shines authenticity and has the ability to tell a story. Her fire, her passion and dynamo personality will guide you through a class that Rachel says will “flow.”

SHERRYL PERRY - Sherryl Perry Gilligan is an RYT500 yoga teacher & mat Pilates instructor with years of classroom experience. She graduated from EMU with a BS in psychology and literature. Also certified as a Thai Massage body worker, & a level 3 Reiki master, she finds that Thai massage is a perfect space in which to share Reiki. Sherryl has a certificate of completion for Yoga as Movement Therapy Mentorship with Katherine Schafer, and has studied yoga, pranayama, anatomy, movement & theory.

STACY MULKA - Stacy knew she found something special the very first time she rolled out her yoga mat and since, her love of the practice continues to grow. She received her certification from Good Karma Yoga Studio in 2014 and immediately began teaching. Stacy believes happiness is an inside job and in order to make the most of this wonderful life, one must find gratitude for what is, no matter how small. It is this gratitude she hopes each student takes with them - each time they step off their mat - and go back into the world.


BRENDAN COLLINS - Owner of Healing Forest Massage, has 7 years experience in the art of massage therapy. His compassionate and cheerful approach to healing his clients has revealed more magical pathways leading him to sound. Sound healing can transform and open one’s heart to be free-spirited and loving. Brendan says, “you will feel like that cute little yellow bird, joyfully singing freely.”

COLTOR - Music has always been a deeply immersive part of Colton’s life. Studying music throughout his education - from drumming, singing, djing, and live looping - he continues to explore and discover what music is for him. Live looping remains Colton’s favorite act, allowing him to make beats live with his equipment. He is most inspired by musical shaman and artist, Dub Fx. Colton wanted to add, “I believe music is the language of the universe, talking to our soul. I hope you enjoy what the universe says to me, as I share it with you.”

JEREMY ARNDT - Jeremy Arndt is a world-traveling musician from Michigan. For the last 8 years, he has traveled the world studying different musical traditions and sharing his own music. His journeys have taken him to unique performance stages around the world. He has shared his music in 24 different countries, on 5 continents. He shares the stories of his journey through the music of the Handpan (aka Hang Drum) and didgeridoo.

MARK JAMES - Mark James has found solace in music, yoga, nature and animals over the years. His teachings have resonated and been reflected in travels to Bali, Nicaragua, Hawaii and back. He believes in crystal forgiveness- the practice of always starting anew. You can find and contact him at YlangAnalog.com.

MIKE ROCHOWIAK - Mike is passionate about yoga and well-being. He enjoys learning about different healing modalities and is truly dedicated to his yoga practice and the education surrounding it. Mike is a 200 CYT and is currently training for his 300 hour. He enjoys playing crystal bowls to help realign and balance the energy centers within the body. Mike is here to help educate others on how to feel better within themselves. Mike is a compassionate, honest, open, loving person - here to spread light and love - with an outlook on life that is one of a kind.

NATHAN CORRELL - Nathan Correll has been serving the Ann Arbor Community since 2010 with his business healing River therapy. He specializes in several modalities of Bodywork and also is an experienced healing sound facilitator where he works with individuals and groups to create a shift in consciousness where clientele have access two many forms of healing. During the sound healing sessions Nathan uses the power of prayer and intentions and gets out of the way in order to help allow this natural process to take place. Sound and vibration and intention create reality.



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