Yoga in the Gardens Policies & More Information

Wellness Protocols

  • Registration must be completed in advance online.
  • Please do not come to class if you are not feeling well. 
  • We may update our wellness protocols as the season progresses. 

This information was last updated May 14, 2022.

Rain Policy
We may cancel the class if there is a high probability of inclement weather forecasted during or before each session. If we decide to cancel a class, participants will be notified by email (please add efranchy@cranbrook.edu and houseandgardens@cranbrook.edu to your contact lists) and an alert will be placed on our website. In most cases, participants will be contacted at least an hour before class begins.

Refund Policy
Participants will receive a full refund if class is canceled by Cranbrook due to inclement weather or other reasons. Classes are otherwise non-refundable.  

Instruction Led by Citizen Yoga 
Class is taught by instructors from Citizen Yoga who have completed their 200-hour RYT, a Yoga Alliance-certified program. Yoga instructors may change from class to class.  

Class Type 
Classes are Citizen Yoga’s Citizen Standard unless noted otherwise. Citizen Standard is a class that educates on all the essentials to ensure a safe, aligned yoga practice. This is a perfectly balanced class for both the seasoned and newer practitioner. In the class, you will learn about breath, foot placement, standing poses, rotation of the legs, health of the pelvis, and foundational elements of the practice. It is a great experience, as well as, educational resource. Instructors may adjust the practice based on the experience level of the participants at each class. 

What should I bring to class? 
Participants should bring their own yoga mat/towel (grass may be damp, consider bringing an extra towel), and a water bottle.  

Athletic attire is recommended. 

Class Location
Class will take place outside at Cranbrook Gardens. For the 2022 season, classes are scheduled to take place by the Reflecting Pool. This is a sunny expanse of lawn complemented by two water features and beautiful flower beds on the west side of Cranbrook House. Please note that terrain may be uneven. 

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Location & Parking
Cranbrook House & Gardens is located at 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. Parking is available onsite and on Lone Pine Road. 

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Restrooms 
Yes. Restrooms are open from 7:00am to 7:00pm and are located at the Gatehouse Welcome Center at our main entrance off of Lone Pine Road. 

Waiver Statement
I hereby agree to attend and participate in the CITIZEN YOGA STUDIO program/activities held at Cranbrook House & Gardens located at 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304. In consideration of the Participant attending the Yoga in the Gardens program(s), I agree to the following: 

I hereby release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue Cranbrook Educational Community, Citizen Yoga Studio, their affiliates, officers, directors, employees, shareholders, members, representatives, attorneys, successors and assigns, or other participants (collectively, "Releasees") from all liability to me, the Participant, Participant's heirs, executors, representatives, successors and assigns for any and all loss or damage, and any claim or demands thereof on account of injury to the person or property of, or resulting in death of, the Participant, while the Participant attends the Yoga in the Gardens sessions and any activities incidental thereto and whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise. 

I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any loss, liability, damage, or cost of any and all kind they may incur due to the participation of the Participant in the program and any activities incidental thereto, whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise. 

I acknowledge, understand, and assume all risks of the Participant and any activities incidental thereto which can result in great bodily harm or death, disability, paralysis, and/or other damage even under well-controlled circumstances.  I have full knowledge of these risks despite the existence of rules, regulations, equipment and discipline.  I accept all these risks and any risks or dangers not known or which are not reasonably foreseeable, and I will not hold responsible Releasees for injuries or damages resulting from the Participant's participation in these activities, wherever or however they occur. 

Photo Release Statement
The undersigned do hereby give Cranbrook Educational Community, its assigns, licensees and legal representatives the irrevocable right to use their name (or fictional name), picture, portrait, or photograph in all forms and media and in all manners, including composite or distorted representation, for advertising, trade or any other lawful purpose, and waive any rights to inspect or approve the finished product, including written copy, that may be created in connection therewith.