Our Student of The Month

Katte Rondeau

 "During the transitions is where the upmost attention must be paid."

This is a saying I have heard from Margie more than once and I believe it to hold meaning, not only in yoga, but most importantly in life. During my introduction to yoga at The Center I was able to find solace and the deepest understanding of myself in a safe, welcoming, warm and most encouraging environment. Every insecurity and intimidation I had walking into the building were immediately dispersed during my first practice where I learned to become aware of and focus on the breath flowing through my body. Thank you for providing space for me to learn how to love, appreciate and strengthen the mind and body I have been given. 



Thank You for all the love !

 

Easy paced Pilates and Yoga Great for everyone!


This is a great place! The Instructors are wonderful! It's small class size so you get individual  attention and I always feel great after each session.



Great Yoga class to go back to after not practicing Yoga for years! Can't wait to take my next one!


 

The Center is a beautifully run Yoga Studio, a perfect match of yoga practice and a very relaxed atmosphere.



Low key comfortable and kind staff.

Clean and cozy yoga room and building. Excellent instructors! 


 


Anna Kroll

  

 I started coming to the studio about 2 1/2 years ago.  I had a friend who practiced yoga for years and I never thought it was exercise.  Actually I made fun of it while I was doing stuff like cardio kickboxing and Zumba.  Well, I have come to learn that I was SO wrong!  Not only is it exercise for your body; more importantly, it is exercise for your mind.  The 1 or 2 hours I spend in class weekly is my release form all the stuff attached to "real life".  Plus, I get to do it with my good friend, Nancy.  And now my daughter, Lauren and niece Gina!  Love practicing with Margie, Sara & Alec
Namaste' Anna 



Rose Burns.  

 A few years ago I was in search of a TRUE yoga class experience with a non-intimidated, non-judgmental, casual vibe.  Margie and the other instructors are so passionate, and welcoming of any age group or experience. I cant imagine my life without yoga here at the Center!
 


 

Kara B.

  On the advice of a massage therapist, I reluctantly decided to take yoga a couple years ago.  I tried a few places and really liked The Center Massage Yoga and Wellness Studio.  It is by far the most comfortable and welcoming yoga studio I have been to.  Both the instructor and class members meet and accept you where you are.  The best part is that Margaret does the class with you.  When I was new, I appreciated being able to watch her to see what a pose was supposed to look like.  Now, I find myself missing it when I can’t make it to class.  Yoga has made a positive difference in how my body feels. - Kara 

Nancy Dziekan

 

I have been practicing yoga at the studio for a few years.  It has truly transformed me in many ways.  Not only am I stronger physically, but most important, mentally.  The classes have taught my mind & body about balance, endurance, strength and friendship.  Learning to be calm in stressful situations.  The support from the instructors and my fellow yogis is truly a gift.  I would encourage everyone  to come give it a try.  I know they would love it as much as I do.   

 Nancy  

Usha Mangrulkar

 I started practicing yoga at the Center in Plymouth a few months ago and have enjoyed every class I’ve taken!
The studio is well run, efficient and clean and the ambiance is warm and inviting. It’s minimalist philosophy of simplicity and beauty goes well with the yoga philosophy of individualized attention and competence. I have never felt so welcome and satisfied with my practice.
Margaret the owner and the many teachers, get all the credit and all the other students support her mission! Thank you all!


Glenda Semifero

 The Center is a special place.   No, they don't offer magical weight loss plans or a secret way to beat stress or even tout a clean eating regimen. (Although advice is given if you ask)    What they DO offer is solid, well taught, well practiced yoga, ready made for all shapes and sizes and with no preconceived expectations other that you be present and roll out your mat. 
I have been attending classes since last May or June and it has really been life changing for me.  I am so much stronger mentally and physically, and have stress relief techniques that work!!  I have met so many wonderful, kind people in the classes who just enhance the experience! 
The staff of instructors are friendly, patient, knowledgeable and helpful no matter what your level of expertise is.
I absolutely love this place and would recommend it to anyone looking for a second "home ".   Glenda S. 

Gloria Burcham

 ​​I have always wanted to practice yoga, but it was easy to come up with reasons not to learn -- I don't know anything about it, so it's intimidating, I don't have enough time, I'm not sure where to go, etc. 
Now that I'm retired, there are no more excuses. Last year, for Christmas, my daughter gave me a yoga mat and a gift certificate for the Center. She said, I know you will like it, and now that you are retired you will have time to go. I am so glad she did and that she chose the Center! I had my one-year anniversary last month and I feel so much stronger and so much more empowered. 
I love the positive energy and welcoming atmosphere at the Center.   Margaret and the other instructors take the time to make sure everyone understands and is doing the poses properly. The classes are fun and challenging at the same time. I have learned how to breathe deeply and calm my mind and body. The mind/body connection is a very powerful thing! I have made a lot of new friends and am so grateful for our little yoga community. In this next phase of my life journey, I cannot imagine it without yoga. 

Thank you all and Namaste! 

Alexandra Albright

  

My mom and I started taking yoga classes at The Center a little over a year ago, and I am so happy we did! The Center is so warm and inviting and Margie is an awesome instructor. She always encourages her students to be the best they can be, and changes up class routines so that we never get bored. I always leave The Center feeling like I got a great workout in, and it is a great end to my busy days. Thank You Margie and The Center Staff for continuing to be such a positive influence in my life.    Alexandra




Charles Holoweski


I started at The Center two months ago.  Margie and her instructors do a wonderful job and are very helpful.  I injured my knee a few weeks back and they are mindful in offering me ways to protect it and still be in the pose. It works great and is getting better every day.  Everyone there is super nice and, no matter what your level, you are in a relaxed atmosphere.  I have been to several studios and I feel right at home here.  Many thinks to all the instructors for a very positive experience!  

Terry Swierb

  
I became interested in yoga about two years ago hoping to improve my core strength and balance as a beginning ball room dancer.Since yoga was a new concept for me, I started out in one of the Gentle Flow classes. I considered myself in good physical condition but found myself a bit shaky throughout the routines with no strength to hold a plank. Having persevered, I can say yoga improved the balance and core strength I needed on the dance floor to stay focused and complete those many spins and turns. At 71, I feel I'm in the best shape with more energy to be the best person I can be.Thank you Margaret and The Center for your encouragement by always coaching us to be positive and helping us to be our best!!  

Marnie Britcher

 I stopped by, to visit The center July of 2014. There I was met by a smiling and caring Margaret Antio. She showed me around, and not only invited me back, but let me know that she would be teaching any modifications I might need to further my practice. I love the atmosphere of serenity, peace and happiness. The  best part is that she ask the class for what they need each day, and she adjust the session to include those request. The warm temps of the studio making for much more comfortable practice and easier movements. The yoga bond increases as the ladies open up to each other, and we share in the beginning of each day for more flexibility and movement. My objective to continue yoga is the opening of my whole body to the heart center of life. -Marnie Britcher 

Beth Campau

 I have been taking Margie's classes for 2 years or so (Slow Flow) and have loved every one of them. Since taking yoga I have found new balance, flexibility and strength within myself. (AND it's improved my golf game!) Her classes are informative and very fun. No two classes are ever the same so one never gets tired of doing the same thing. Everyone works at their own tempo (Margie encourages this) and always offers alternate methods if anyone is having a problem. The gals that come to the classes are always wonderful and very fun. When I go out of town and have to skip going, I really miss Margie and all the ladies plus I've never found a yoga class that I enjoy as much as Margie's.
Thank you Margie for starting my Wednesdays and Fridays in such a wonderfully healthy way!  Namaste' 

Jenny Boebinger

 
I've been coming to The Center since 2014.  I enjoy the classes and they help me tremendously with increased strength and flexibility.  My foot was broken in 2016 and then I had a re-injury and I really missed yoga during my recovery times!  I still have to wear shoes to protect my sore foot and I appreciate that Margie is very understanding of this and of all our individual needs.  She always shows us how to adjust our positions for any physical limitations and that is extremely helpful!!    All the people at The Center are very nice and welcoming!  




Phillip LaRouche


 

The Center has a very relaxing and casual atmosphere. The instructors are passionate and knowledgeable and I have found the yoga very beneficial for mental and physical well-being. 

Phil 

Meaghan Ringwelski

  When my boyfriend and I bought a Groupon to try yoga at The Center last year, I figured that it would be a fun experience; little did I know that it would literally change my life! Up until then, I’d never tried even a single yoga pose. I admit to having many preconceived notions about it too, including the assumption that yoga couldn’t take the place of a “real workout.” How wrong I was! It was pure luck that helped me find The Center last November, and I am grateful for it every day. How lucky it was for my first experiences with yoga to be with such patient, experienced and completely unpretentious instructors. In no time flat, I was swapping out other activities for time at the studio. The various classes always teach me something new—even ones that I attend regularly. Best of all, I connect with so many amazing people from the local community—people of many ages, backgrounds and walks of life who are drawn together thanks to Margie, the woman behind it all! For me, yoga is about way more than striking that perfect pose or sculpting a toned body. It’s about pushing yourself hard and then letting yourself find peace. It’s about sharing power and strength with everyone in the room and drawing it from those around you. I sincerely wish that every person I know would go hit up at least a few classes at The Center. Young, old, athletic, sedentary, man, woman—regardless of who you are or your past experiences or anything else, you will be welcomed with open arms by the lovely people who run this amazing studio. Thanks again for honoring me with Student of the Month! I look forward to another awesome year forging new friendships and experiences at The Center!     


 


Lauren Kroll

 After living in Chicago for four and a half years and not really having a place to work out and let the weeks frustrations fade away there, finding The Center had been such a breath of fresh air after moving back to Michigan two years ago. My mom introduced me to the center shortly after I left the city and I couldn’t be happier going to classes there each week. I’ve been attending at least two classes a week, typically Core Yoga and Willpower and Grace, with her for almost the entirety of the last two years and look forward to every Tuesday and Wednesday when I get to go back.   Throughout my life I’ve attended yoga classes here and there and had never considered myself a true “yogi.” Each class I went to seemed like it was never a good fit for me. They either pushed you too hard, catered to more experienced people, or it seemed like everyone in the room was trying to outdo each other with their poses. When I began going to The Center I found everything I had been missing. I was able to get right into the flow of the classes and I never felt out of place or unwelcome. Attending Sara’s Core Yoga classes has helped me gain strength I haven’t had in years. Slowly I’ve able to build my core up and now each week I push myself more than the last. I love sweating away the week’s worries, pumping out some pushups and getting the gratification that comes at the end of each session. Meeting Margie and going to both yoga and Willpower and Grace classes over the last two years with her as my instructor has been so fun. When I went to my first Willpower and Grace class I honestly thought I wasn’t going to make it out alive. It’s such a tough mix of constant movement and lunges that it would take even the most experienced athlete by surprise the first time they completed it. After continuing to go back each week I’ve been able to add the perfect mix of cardio, core, and strength conditioning I’ve been missing in my workouts and now I feel like a pro.  I think the most important thing I’ve found through my journey at The Center and with yoga as a whole has been the overwhelming sense of friendship and love. Not only have I become even closer with my mom (if that was possible), but we hold ourselves accountable each week by not just showing up to our classes but also being present during them. Both Margie and Sara have become friends who I look forward to seeing before, during and after classes. I’m fortunate that we’ve been able to get to know each other on a more personal level and that we get together socially outside of the studio as well. Yoga has become a safe-haven for me both physically and spiritually and I love being able to free my mind when I’m practicing. It’s been amazing being a student at a local studio here in Plymouth, as I live just down the street, and being able to support not only a local business but my friends as well. Thank you for honoring me as your Student of the month – I feel lucky to be a part of The Center and to have the positivity it brings to my life!  Namaste!