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Our Story

All who enter the door of this charming and friendly gathering place feel instantly enveloped in a sense of peace and tranquility.


The attentive & gracious teachers offer a full spectrum of classes ranging from the gentle Restorative, Kundalini, Yin for Flexibility, Slow, Gentle Slow Yoga (all great for beginners) to the more challenging Slow Yoga Flow, Vinyasa & Ashtanga. Donation Gong Meditation is enormously popular on Wednesday Evenings.


Ayurveda Consultation, Reiki, Bowen, Gong Therapy, Yoga & Thai Bodywork are available by appointment.


Yoga Nidra + Auricular Acupuncture for Chemical Dependency is a specialty offered by Village Yoga’s Certified Acu-Detox Specialists.




Meet The Teachers

Merrily McDonald


Regina Townsend Stephanie Williams

In March, 2014, I embarked on another journey (there have been many)  in my life, and Village Yoga was given to me for with the promise that it would become a success.  No money, just the promise.


After teaching yoga for 10 years and being involved in the opening of studio, I hesitantly (my husband shaking his head, “no, no, no”), jumped at the opportunity!  Since that humble beginning in August 2014, the studio has exponentially grown into what it is today.


My style of teaching is infused with a strong Ashtanga foundation, with a ton of compassion and humor my strengths.  Some have thought I spent time in the Armed Forces, challenging students to places they thought they could never go. With an educational background in social work and chemical dependency, I weave what I have learned and lived through in all my classes.



I am passionate about helping to bring balance into the lives of others by encouraging the release of old traumas locked in the memory of the body and mind.


I teach Restorative yoga at Village Yoga on Monday evenings because I love the intimate studio space there for promoting restorative postures and

releasing old tension in the mind and body. Through deep breathing and sloand purposeful movement the unwinding naturally begins to happen as students

relax to the sounds of beautiful soothing music.

From a young age, gymnastics, dance, and team sports taught me to be in playful wonder of the body. As an adult, yoga and meditation teach me how to maintain a healthy body, as well as awaken mental, emotional, and spiritual aptness. A big part of my intention as a teacher is to compassionately guide safe and progressive classes that leave room for the practice of breath, stillness, and peace.


 I look forward to meeting YOU at Village Yoga. Feel free to learn more about me and what I do at

Lexi Schaffer MJ McDonald



I am incredibly passionate about helping others realize their highest potential in life. I believe we are here to manifest more joy, peace and abundance in all aspects of our busy lives. It is my mission to help you elevate your consciousness so you can experience a more liberated & fulfilled life.


I specialize in Kundalini Yoga & Meditation and fuze both spiritual and practical principles into my teachings. When I’m not helping students achieve flow, I’m a Spiritual Life Coach at:


Samantha Mee


I am a certified Ayurvedic Consultant, Ayurveda translating to the science of life, or knowledge of longevity...which is the oldest health care system known to date. Its focus is helping individuals to balance all parts of their being (mind, body, & soul) and looking to correct imbalance which cause dis-EASE. I also recently completed an Ayurvedic Psychology (Spiritual Counseling course), helping one dive deeper into their psyche to remove unwanted habits and limiting benefits.

Katy Fenton


Katy has embraced yoga for over 25 years.


She began practicing at Center For Yoga, and has been practicing at numerous studios in and out of the Detroit metro area. She ended up at Ashtanga Yoga Room, owned by her son, Aaron Fenton, where she found strength, focus, and the spiritual side of his practice.

Andy Brock


I met my first yoga teacher while working at a summer camp (a fitting beginning to my path of study) and began seriously studying with him the following fall in a lineage heavily influenced by Tibetan Heart Buddhism. Though that tradition was my scholarly introduction, it is not the limitation of my learning experience, and I shortly thereafter began to study in a second, related lineage of teachers in the tradition of Adviata Vedanta. I am very fortunate and greatly blessed to have such knowledgeable and compassionate gurus!




32751 Franklin Road

Franklin, Michigan 48025

Parking & entrance in the rear