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Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse celebrates its 5th Anniversary with week-long festivities at all studio locations





Grand Rapids, Mich.,—Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse celebrates its 5th anniversary in true Funky Buddha style: with live music, a DJed laser light show yoga class, sales, delicious food, and sweaty hot yoga classes from Tuesday, December 1 through Saturday, December 5. This week-long celebration commemorates the opening of its Eastown studio (1331 Lake Dr.) 5 years ago on December 1, 2010.


Since then, Funky Buddha Yoga has grown to three locations, which include Holland (12330 James St.) and Forest Hills (820 Forest Hill Ave SE), with more than 100 classes a week in service to its growing member base. Owners Chris and Kerri Reinbold saw a need for an accessible hot yoga studio in Grand Rapids in 2010 and Funky Buddha Yoga was born.


"It's an understatement to say how grateful we are to the West Michigan community for their full-on embrace of Funky Buddha Yoga just five years ago,” said Kerri Reinbold, Co-Founder of Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse. “Our growth and continued success is due to our amazing staff and students who always show up ready to sweat and have fun. There are a lot of thanks to go around.”


The funky celebration will host special laser light show hot yoga classes showcasing local DJ AJ Paschka, a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, December 1 with representatives of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, and special sales at all three locations. 


The culmination of the anniversary on Saturday, December 5 will feature treats from local restaurants and giveaways during classes. A celebratory 90-minute hot yoga class at 12:30pm will cap off the day at the Eastown location.


A breakdown of anniversary activities at their respective locations:


EASTOWN STUDIO (1331 Lake Drive)
Tuesday, December 1 | Ribbon Cutting celebration with Grand Rapids Chamber Reps | 5:15PM
Tuesday, December 1 | Assist-A-Palooza Power Yoga Class | 7:30PM
Wednesday, December 2 | “Light & Love” Laser & Live DJ Yoga Class | 7:30PM
Friday, December 4 | DJ AB Music Live Yoga Class | 5:45PM
Saturday, December 5 | 90-Minute Special Anniversary Yoga Class | 12:30PM

HOLLAND STUDIO (12330 James St)
Tuesday, December 1 | Assist-A-Palooza Power Yoga Class | 7:30PM
Wednesday, December 3 | Molly & Theo of Vox Vidorra Music Yoga Class | 7:30PM
Friday, December 4 | “Light & Love” Laser & Live DJ Yoga Class | 5:45PM


FOREST HILLS STUDIO (820 Forest Hill Ave SE)
Thursday, December 3 | “Light & Love” Laser & Live DJ Yoga Class | 7PM


The public is welcome to participate. A Funky Buddha Yoga class drop-in fee is $20, $10 for students, and free for members.



The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse
Five-time “Best of Grand Rapids,” The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse offers hot yoga at three West Michigan locations. Yoga students of all levels practice within a space maintained at a balmy 95 degrees, a temperature ideal for releasing toxins, boosting flexibility and reducing injury. For more information on hot yoga, class rates and schedule, visit

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