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At Center for Yoga, Movement and Massage

Our intention is to provide our community with a comfortable, supportive environment for learning, sharing, and being in community.

We share with our students Yoga and Holistic therapy that enhances health, awakens the body, balances emotions, and improves ones' mobility. Classes are sequenced with purposeful intent to directly affect the student's experience of Yoga, providing the opportunity for inner peace and tranquility.

To read in greater detail about the Center for Yoga, Movement and Massage and our approach to health, visit our About Us and Class Descriptions pages. We look forward to having you visit Greater Lansing’s first and most trusted Yoga Center.

At Center for Yoga, Movement and Massage we offer classes that are designed to support any body
in their practice of Yoga. Our studio provides you with all the essential yoga props necessary to practice. We offer Yoga classes for Beginners to Advanced, from Chairs to Ropes, as well as Yoga for Health Challenges, Ageless Yoga, and much, much more.


Classes at Center for Yoga support you where you need to begin and require no prerequisites. Yoga classes are structured to integrate the whole of Yoga and spend time each class on being active and reflective and always include time for rest and relaxation. We will show you how to use your breath and how to progress in Yoga without being asked to go beyond your capacity so you are able to fulfill your health potential

Our teaching traditions and methodologies include Iyengar Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, Yin Yoga and Hatha Yoga. We offer Chair Yoga, Gentle Yoga for Health Challenges, are home to the Great Yoga Rope wall. We occasionally offer Prenatal Yoga and Restorative Yoga classes.  Many of our teachers offer one on one sessions that can address specific needs to help you in your practice. 

At Center for Yoga we have an entire wing devoted to skilled holistic practitioners that can assist in bringing your physical and spiritual wellness into balance. Our therapists share in your vision toward wholeness and promote health, well-being and joy. Please visit the Tranquility Experts page to read about our modalities for health and healing such as Cranio-Sacral, Esoteric Healing, Massage therapy,  Auth Method and Plant Spirit Medicine and much more. Let our experts help you in reaching your optimal health potential.

Anandalay Yoga Study is a program taught by Ruth Fisk at Center for Yoga to enrich your understanding of Yoga's history and create value and meaning in the tools Yoga can provide in your everyday life.  If you are interested in deepening your knowledge and practice, contact her at


Center for Yoga hosts Jehangir Palkhivala of Mumbai, India, a remarkable being and special teacher who studied with BKS Iyengar from the age of 7.  Jehangir shares his brilliance and remarkable depth of understanding of bringing Yoga into your life. 

Meet Ruth...


A visionary leader, founder and owner of the Center for Yoga, Ruth Fisk began studying Iyengar Yoga in 1980 and has been teaching for 37 years. She remains spirited and passionate in her delivery of this ancient art and science and is dedicated to the teaching of Yoga in a traditional and kind way with abundant humor and self-reflection. Ruth is a Level II Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher authorized to teach BKS Iyengar's method. Her spiritual practice is guided by Jehangir Palkhivala (who grew up with Mr. Iyengar) and she makes yearly visits to India to study. Twenty-five years ago Ruth Fisk founded the Center for Yoga Movement and Massage, the first Yoga center in the greater Lansing area. Her teaching and the continual expansion the Center for Yoga over the years has been instrumental to growing the community of students and teachers and has facilitated numerous teachers to open Yoga studios that are operating today in greater Lansing and Mid-Michigan. Generous by nature, Ruth provides an environment at the Center that is safe and caring with the intention to help students find the right place and right teacher to grow and transform through Yoga. Ruth also mentors teachers in their quest to become knowledgeable in the teaching of Yoga and sharing of Yoga with their students.  To read about Ruth's classes follow this link:  


Everyone comes to Yoga for their own reasons; Ruth's was a dance injury. The discovery of Iyengar Yoga turned into a life long journey of self-discovery and a career filled with giving and heart centered work. Ruth has dedicated her life to studying and teaching Iyengar Yoga. In her 37 years of practicing and teaching and of mentoring students to become teachers, she emphasizes the faithful, methodical and integrative communication of her direct study with the Iyengar family and her spiritual studies with Jehangir Palkhivala. Ruth travels to India each year for study, attends Iyengar conventions, attends online classes with Abhijata Iyengar, hosts retreats and offers a Yoga study program for emerging teachers. Teaching Yoga for Ruth brings such happiness to be able to give back one fraction of the priceless gift her teachers have shared. Along with being an experienced teacher Certified in the tradition of BKS Iyengar, she is also an E-RYT 500, YACEP with Yoga Alliance and the founder of the Anandalay for Yoga Study Program. This one-year program is offered to assist students in deepening their understanding of Yoga overall.

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