yoga http://michiganradio.org en World's largest indoor yoga session to take place at Ford Field this Saturday http://michiganradio.org/post/worlds-largest-indoor-yoga-session-take-place-ford-field-saturday <p>Picture this: thousands of people rolling out their yoga mats and getting into downward-facing dog, all in unison.</p><p>That's the vision behind the upcoming "Yoga Rocks Ford Field." It's happening this Saturday at the home of the Detroit Lions with the hope of getting 3,000 people to form the world's largest indoor yoga session.</p><p>Justin Jacobs is the president and founder of ComePlayDetroit, which is organizing Saturday's session, and he joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:23:13 +0000 Stateside Staff 16531 at http://michiganradio.org World's largest indoor yoga session to take place at Ford Field this Saturday How yoga studios can impact the cultural landscape of a city http://michiganradio.org/post/how-yoga-studios-can-impact-cultural-landscape-city <p>Back in the 1990s, we began to see coffee shops pop up in cities all around Michigan — Starbucks, Caribou, Biggby.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now, a similar trend is happening with yoga studios, here in Michigan and nationwide.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the Washington Post’s </span><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/11/AR2006061100766.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lyndsey Layton</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> put it:</span></p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“To track the economic transformation of Washington, here's a simple rule: Follow the yoga mats.”</span></p></blockquote><p>How do yoga studios change the cultural landscape of a city? Are these changes positive or are long-time residents being kept away from the table?</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:31:47 +0000 Stateside Staff 15135 at http://michiganradio.org How yoga studios can impact the cultural landscape of a city Yoga retreat & trout fishermen at odds over dam removal http://michiganradio.org/post/yoga-retreat-trout-fishermen-odds-over-dam-removal <p>A small but notorious dam on one of northern Michigan&#39;s prettiest trout streams might soon come down. But what fishermen value about the Pigeon River is at odds with how the owners of the dam view it.</p><p>Owners at Golden Lotus yoga retreat have twice made big mistakes operating their dam over the last quarter century. And each time, muck from the pond behind the dam surged downstream. It smothered river life, and killed tens of thousands of trout.</p><p>Dave Smethurst has been fishing, hunting and hiking in the Pigeon River State Forest for the last 40 years. And both times the dam failed, he was there to witness the destruction.</p><p><em>&quot;To see my river, and for trout fishermen rivers are very personal, to see my river devoid of life for several miles, it just wrenches your gut.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Smethurst is on the board of the Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited. T.U. is party to a lawsuit by the state of Michigan against Golden Lotus. The organization has been pushing for the entire dam to come out.</p><p> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 14:56:54 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 5100 at http://michiganradio.org Yoga retreat & trout fishermen at odds over dam removal