Friday, April 10, 2009

The New Detroit Evolution Laboratory


Detroit Evolution Laboratory
Dedicated to Health, Joy and Liberation!

Detroit Evolution Laboratory is a unique space in historic Eastern Market. The Lab is designed to facilitate and promote the exploration of healthy & sustainable tools, techniques and concepts that empower individuals and communities. Offering Yoga, Vegan & Raw Food kitchen classes, workshops on diverse topics, a community library, a lunar cycle art series, evolutionary music and special crossed-legged events, the Lab serves as a healthy and mindful gathering place and resource for our city and region.

Informed and inspired by Permaculture, the Transition Movement and Eastern, Western, and Indigenous explorations of Consciousness Expansion, we actively promote that an Urban-Agrarian, Sustainable, and Soulful lifestyle will facilitate Detroit’s survival and its future success as a relocalized city. Detroit Evolution Laboratory's focus is wide and favors radical creativity, exploring and sharing diverse aspects of culture from food & art to yoga & music. The Lab promotes other individuals, organizations, and businesses with complementary missions and goals for Detroit through active participation in projects and events throughout the city.

we are pleased to offer
* yoga, meditation, & awareness workshops
* kitchen classes & sustainable lifestyle training
* massage, bodywork & intuitive/energetic therapies
* evolutionary art & live music
* vegan & raw food catering
* community-building events

Featured in Hour Detroit Magazine, Model D, The Metrotimes, Fox 2 News, and awarded “best vegetarian” in WDIV’s 2008 4 the Best, Detroit Evolution Laboratory has been recognized as a community-based, healthy, refreshing and relaxing gathering place for the people of Detroit. The “Lab” is located at 1434 Gratiot Ave #1 near the SE corner of Gratiot and Russell St. At this time, the Lab is open during classes, events, or by appointment. For more information on the work of Detroit Evolution Laboratory please visit or call 313.316.1411

Community-Based Yoga at the Lab
These secrets of yoga are within the hearts of everyone. ~Yoga Rahasya III.29

Community-based Yoga is taught specifically for the students in attendance. Yoga is first and foremost about the breath and does not refer to our experience or physical flexibility. In the Lab we find common ground daily and practice from that point. Doors open a half an hour prior to class, mats are available at no charge, and beginners are welcome to any class!

Yoga Schedule & Fees
Monday - Friday, Morning Yoga - 8 am
Wednesday, Lunch Yoga - Noon
Tuesday & Thursday, Evening Yoga - 5:30 pm
Wednesday, Evening Yoga - 7 pm
Saturday, Market Yoga - 10 am & Noon

We encourage trade & offer a sliding scale for those in need
Walk-ins: $10.00
5 class pass (good for 1 month): $45.00
10 class pass (good for 2 months): $80.00
Reopening Special: 2 Months Unlimited Yoga for $100!

Event Horizon
Ongoing April 9 - May 8 - The Lab's Lunar Cycle Artist is Jeffrey Thomas
April 15, 7pm - Detroit Abides in Eastern Market's Shed 5, Movie: The Garden - FREE
April 18, Sustainable City Living Workshop, Scott Kellogg of the Rhizome Collective, Spirit of Hope Church, 7 pm - FREE
April 19, 12:30 pm - Gregg Presents "Motown to Growtown" Earth Day Expo in Rochester - FREE
April 22nd, 8pm - Alan plays the Rock Lottery Benefit for the Greening of Detroit at the Magic Stick - $10
April 25, 10 am - 3:30 pm - Angela shares at Bioneers Detroit Food Stories, First Unitarian Universalist Church, $3-10 Donation
April 26, 12 - 5 pm, VegFest at Ferndale High School, The Lab offers a Raw Foods Demo, $10 Entry

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