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Summer Yoga Series returns to Little Caesars Arena

Four free yoga sessions hosted throughout summer at Little Caesars Arena, presented by Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

by Alex DiFilippo /

DETROIT - Returning after a successful inaugural season, the Summer Yoga Series, presented by Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, is set to return with the first of four free sessions scheduled for Wednesday, June 12 at the award-winning Little Caesars Arena within The District Detroit

As part of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System's "Healthy Hockeytown" initiative, the Summer Yoga Series features one-hour yoga sessions taking place on the exterior of Little Caesars Arena in the Chevrolet Plaza adjacent to the Meijer southwest entry. 

Yoga sessions will be led by certified instructors and are open to men and women of all skill levels and experience. Participants must bring their own yoga mat.

All sessions for the Summer Yoga Series will run from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, June 12 led by Bryan Durren and Zach Gowen 
  • Tuesday, July 17 led by Lila Lazarus 
  • Thursday, Aug. 1 led by Tommy Mack
  • Monday, Aug. 26 led by Courtney Welch 

"Healthy Hockeytown" includes multiple health-oriented events and initiatives within the community, including the continued expansion of the Healthy Choice program to offer fans healthy food options at Little Caesars Arena. Additionally, "Healthy Hockeytown" signage is present on the Little Caesars Arena concourse with statistics and helpful tips to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle. 

Mike's Pizza Bar and Sports and Social Detroit will also be offering 15 percent off food along with great drink specials before and after each yoga session (dine-in only). 

For more information and to register for the Summer Yoga Series, visit



About Little Caesars Arena:
Little Caesars Arena is a key anchor in The District Detroit and serves as the home of the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and countless other sports, entertainment and community events. Rich with the tradition of the Original Six™ and 11-time Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings, the three-time world champion Detroit Pistons and Detroit's incredible musical heritage, the arena also features state-of-the-art technology, fan amenities, and active community spaces like the Via, the BELFOR Training Center and the Chevrolet Plaza. One of the busiest venues in the world, Little Caesars Arena received the prestigious Sports Facility of the Year award at the 2018 Sports Business Awards Ceremony, established by SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily to celebrate and recognize the leaders, visionaries and day-to-day practitioners who personify excellence in the business of sports.


About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System:

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a health care organization serving seven counties in southeast Michigan including Livingston, Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Jackson, and Lenawee. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, and 133-bed St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea. Combined, the five hospitals are licensed for 1,553 beds, have five outpatient health centers, six urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 16,200 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 2,700 physicians.   SJMHS has annual operating revenues of about $1.9 billion and returns about $120 million to its communities annually through charity care and community benefit programs.

SJMHS is a member of Trinity Health, a leading Catholic health care system based in Livonia, Mich. Trinity Health operates in 22 states, employs about 129,000 people, has annual operating revenues of about $18.3 billion and assets of about $26.2 billion. Additionally, the organization returns almost $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs.

For more information on health services offered at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit

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