We are so grateful for all of the wonderful customers and instructors that make up our studio! For more than 15 years, Expressions of Grace has been helping women and men in and around Kent County and West Michigan to discover—and rediscover—themselves though the arts of yoga, massage (such as massage therapy and traditional Thai massage), energy therapy (including Reiki), meditation and more.
The following are several brief reviews of our yoga studio for which we are extremely grateful:
"Expressions of Grace has been my yoga home for almost ten years. It has been a safe, nurturing place with amazing teachers. The view is extraordinary - the time of day, season, light is reflected beautifully off the lake. Thank you, EOG!"
- Linda T., May 30, 2016 (via Facebook)
"I've been to EoG for various workshops & practiced yoga as well .. The studio is gorgeously set on the water. Beautiful view & I'm always pleasantly surprised by the teachers. Great studio."
- Amy T., May 3, 2016 (via the web)
"I am so happy to be experiencing Yoga at EOG. The studio is so peaceful with a beautiful view. The instructors I have had are so, so helpful, and make me feel like I can do this! No pressure just encouragement. Thank you!!"
- Nancy W., April 5, 2016 (via Facebook)
"Today was my first class and I adored it! The studio is very warm and inviting!! The teacher of the class was amazing and made me feel very comfortable and in tune with my body!! I highly recommend this studio!"
- Jenna G., March 24, 2016 (via Facebook)
Also, a visitor from Chicago recently visited the area and had this to say about our Thai massage and Thai Bodywork services provided by Brent Doornbos, certified practitioner and instructor:
“When I woke up this morning and walked to the kitchen I thought OMG! I am not limping and I feel all loose and limber; like all my joints have been well oiled. My Achilles did not crack and pop, nor did my back ache and on and on. It was just awesome!
As we discussed I have had hundreds (if not more) Thai Massages as well as body work of all kinds done here in the US and throughout the world. Honestly yours was in the very top. I wish you lived closer to me as I would be addicted and send all my athlete friends to you.”
- Carol L., April 21, 2016
Share your own review! They mean a great deal to us, and help us learn how we can better partner with you on your own unique path to health and wellbeing. Visit us online at eogandcysyoga.com, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Or, if you prefer, please share your questions and comments by emailing us at, firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 616-361-8580 or stopping in for a visit. Our team will be more than happy to discuss your personal fitness and wellness goals, and how the practice of yoga and more may be the right fit for… you.
1) like, appreciate, or understand
2) discover information after a search or investigation
3) bring out something that is hidden or has been stored for a long time
4) extract from the ground by breaking up and moving earth
The name for this yoga blog was inspired by the Rainer Maria Rilke’s quote:
“Dig into yourself for a deep answer.”
We live in the age of information. We have answers everywhere from Wikipedia, Google, You-tube and Trip Advisor. But as Rilke advises we must "dig" into ourselves for the "deep" answer. We may have to unearth a lot of obstacles before we discover our truths. But as yogis, we make the U-turn of awareness from the outside world to the inside world of thoughts, emotions and digging up conditioned patterns.
Our intention for this blog, is to help students with this process. As yogi’s, we are like archaeologists excavating tension and holding patterns within the body/mind.
Sri Sri Shankar writes, “I tell you, deep inside you is a fountain of bliss, a fountain of joy. Deep inside your core is truth, light, love. There is no guilt, there is no fear there. Psychologists, or most people have never looked deep enough.”
Writings about asana (postures) will be rare, as there is much already written about that. We will explore concepts relating to the other limbs of yoga and other avenues to help students dig deep.