Fall Class Schedule

Autumn may not officially begin until September 22nd, but our fall schedule is getting an early start. So, roll out your mats and join us for a practice at The Firehouse! Our new weekly class schedule is as follows:

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Vinyasa with Nicole McLaughlin-Lublin
7:15 – 8:30 p.m. – Yin & Yoga Nidra with Nicole McLaughlin-Lublin (beginning 9/17) 

6:45 – 8:00 p.m. – Bhakti Yin with Molly Bondellio

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Vinyasa with Nicole McLaughlin-Lublin (beginning 9/12)

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Yogatta Give Back with Danielle Derouin Kim (select dates*)

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Vinyasa with Nicole Tuzzio-Rheinberger

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Vinyasa with Nicole Tuzzio-Rheinberger 
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Yogatta Give Back with Danielle Derouin Kim (select dates*) 

Plans are also in the works for a variety of workshops and events this fall, including beginner’s yoga, sound bath or kirtan experiences, and yoga with pop-up holiday shopping and toy donation drive. Check back often and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-date information.

* Yogatta Give Back classes typically take place every other Thursday and on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. However, schedule may vary based upon teacher availability and other events in the building. Please visit our registration page, the MindBody app, or Yogatta Give Back on Facebook for exact dates.


Yogatta Give Back in September – City Dogs

Join Danielle Derouin Kim and Yogatta Give Back
and help support City Dogs of Cleveland 

CITY DOGS Cleveland is a program of The City of Cleveland’s Division of Animal Care and Control (CACC). The CITY DOGS mission is to increase adoptions from the City Kennel by changing the image of the pit bulls who make up the majority of the kennel population, by preparing all adoptable dogs in the kennel for lives in loving homes and by creating as many opportunities as possible for the public to meet and get to know our dogs for the terrific pets they are meant to be.

This month, Danielle will be leading four practices at The Firehouse to help benefit this wonderful organization:

Thursday, September 6th @ 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 13th @ 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 20th @ 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 23rd @ 10:30 a.m.

Each practice lasts an hour, and ALL levels are welcome! For every $12 drop-in fee collected, $2 will go directly to CITY DOGS. In addition to the monetary donation, Danielle will also be accepting dog treat donations for the pups in the kennel.

Register here or via the MindBody app.
Learn more about Yogatta Give Back and CITY DOGS.


No Outdoor Yoga Tonight – Monday 7/23

Given current conditions, wet ground, and the chance for more rain/thunderstorms later…in addition to the park picnic pavilion being reserved…Nicole McL has decided to err on the side of better safe than sorry and move practice indoors this evening.

Instead of being at Edgewater Park, her 7:30 p.m. practice will be held at the studio (1422 Hopkins Ave. in Lakewood – second floor). She will lead a deep-stretching Yin practice with extra time in savasana, followed by a guided meditation focused on compassion. Class will still be donation based. Pre-register here if you’d like to donate via credit card (suggested $10 donation required) OR simply show up at the studio and make a cash donation in any amount. 

We hope to be back outside next Monday!



Location Change Tonight (7/17/2018) – Bhakti Yin

The weather is so gorgeous in Lakewood today, that Molly has decided to take this evening’s Bhakti Yin practice outdoors!

Join Molly tonight at Lakewood Park (meet near the playground) for a deeply opening Yin practice accompanied by mantra meditation & chant. Practice begins at 6:45 p.m. Register here or simply drop-in at the park!

Any questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Molly at 216-386-4141.


Yogatta Give Back Returns in August

There will be no Yogatta Give Back at the studio during the month of July, as Danielle travels to complete additional yoga teacher training. (We’ll be sending her lots of OMs and good vibes!)

Danielle will return to The Firehouse in August with new opportunities to combine your yoga practice with a chance to make a difference in the community. Exact dates and info will be posted soon, so be sure to check back.


New Saturday Morning Class

We’ve added a new Saturday morning class to the schedule. Join Nicole R at 8:30 a.m. for Vinyasa flow (all levels). This class will be offered every week, along with our current Saturday Yin-Yasa with Nicole McL at 10:00 a.m. Register here or via the MindBody app or simply drop-in at the studio.

You now have TWO opportunities to start your weekend on the mat with Firehouse Yoga! We look forward to sharing practice with you soon.




Imperfect Yogi

Confession: I am an imperfect yogi.

I do not have the body that Hollywood or the fashion & fitness magazines would deem ideal for one who practices and teaches yoga.

I haven’t mastered every single asana. In fact, there are some that I haven’t even attempted yet. Sometimes, I still wobble in balance poses (even as a teacher!), my upper body strength is not where I would like it to be, and I do not have “human pretzel” flexibility. Also, my knees and Pigeon pose are not exactly on speaking terms.

Occasionally, my mind wanders during my practice. Or I lose my attention to breath. Or I may fidget during meditation.

Sometimes, I allow stubbornness or pride to encourage me to push myself too hard on the mat. Other times, I give in to fear and defeat and give up too soon. 

At times, I fail to take my practice off the mat and into the world. I don’t always get it right with the yamas & niyamas. In fact, there are moments in my life when I fall woefully short.

It’s all too easy to fall prey to the cult of busy, to focus all my energy on being a teacher and neglect to still be a student, to let my personal practice fall down on the priority list (often at times when I need my own practice the most).

I could go on and on, but you get the picture.

I’ve been wanting to start a studio blog for some time now but kept finding excuses to put it off. (This could actually be included in the above list of my imperfections, but I said I wasn’t going to go on an on.)

As it’s International Yoga Day, I thought what better opportunity to finally start putting my thoughts down on paper (or computer screen, as the case may be), as well as get super, authentically honest in a public way. Sometimes, I really mess this whole yoga thing up!

The good news? That’s OKAY! I’m so grateful that it’s a PRACTICE, that every day…moment to moment, even…I get the chance to start again. So does everyone else who commits to the yoga journey. We’ve all been in the rough spots. If it were easy, it would be called “yoga perfect.”

So, I commit to showing up, to keep trying. To be on my mat. To be in meditation. To keep learning and growing as both student and teacher. To being my authentic self and accepting that she’s sometimes messy. To just. Keep. Breathing.

Nicole McL

P.S. Welcome to the Firehouse Yoga Blog! More posts to come. I promise to share insights of my own as well as my fellow FH teachers about the practice, about finding yoga in unexpected places, learning from yoga in unexpected ways, and about taking the practice off the mat and living it in everyday life. Please join us in the conversation!


Yogatta Give Back in June – The City Mission

Join Danielle at The Firehouse to help support The City Mission.

Thursday, June 21st @ 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 24th @ 10:30 a.m.

Drop-in fee is $12, of which $2 will go directly to the organization. In addition to the monetary donation, we will also be collecting school supplies for The City Mission for the 2018-2019 school year. More details are available here.

All levels welcome. You may register via our website or by searching for Firehouse Yoga on the MindBody app. Also, be sure to visit Yogatta Give Back to learn about more opportunities to practice with Danielle and help make a difference in the community.



Outdoor Yoga This Summer

Take your practice outdoors this summer! On Mondays from June 18th – August 27th, join Nicole McLaughlin-Lublin for an outdoor practice at Edgewater Park.

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
By Donation – suggested $10

We’ll meet at Upper Edgewater — under the trees just beyond the Cleveland sign. Nicole will lead an all levels yoga practice (a combination of Hatha and gentle Vinyasa flow) with an unhurried Savasana and guided meditation. Come breathe, move, and feel centered in the fresh air. Take in the beauty of nature, a view of the lake, and the skyline of our strong, scrappy city.

You may register online and make the suggested $10 donation via credit card, OR simply show up at the park and bring a cash donation in any amount. As Nicole will be coming directly from an earlier class at the studio, she will arrive at the park between 7:15 – 7:20 p.m.

Rain Location:  Should inclement weather move in ahead of class, we will relocate to the studio and post notice on web and social media. In case of rain during practice, we will move to the park picnic pavilion.