Mindful Movement

A practice dedicated to the many facets of Yoga.

Welcome hOMe.

  Mindful Movement is a practice dedicated to the beautiful teachings of Yoga. 

  We share space with Monroe Jiu Jitsu and are located at 11 E. 2nd Street in Monroe, MI.

  During an hour class, we will explore the body physically, mentally, and spiritually, in hopes of stripping away some of the garbage that life throws at us.  So often, we go throughout our day ignoring our breath, what we put into our bodies, and what kind of activity our bodies receive.  Yoga teaches us to be mindful in all of the relationships in which we participate in.  This deeper understanding of the relationships we have with God, the universe, ourselves, food, our breath, physical activity, the ones we love, stress...helps us to live a healthy, happy life.  

  We offer classes for every body.  Therapeutic classes are perfect for those who are newer to the practice, or who would benefit from a slower, more grounding practice. In these classes, we work more on mindfulness, alignment, breathing, and the anatomy. Athletic classes are perfect for those who are already practicing yoga or another modality of movement (ex. daily walking, running, cross-fit, jiu jitsu, gymnastics). In these classes, we incorporate stronger asanas including inversions, deep backbends, and arm balances.  We also weave in vinyasas, mantra, pranayama, and philosophy.  Athletic classes are more physically challenging, and not recommended for those who suffer from an injury.  Our class descriptions can be found here.

   Come check out a class

  Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to class.  Each class starts at the time designated on our schedule. As a gesture of respect to your teacher and the studio, please be sure to arrive on time. Once class has begun, participants will not be permitted to join the class.  Thank you for understanding.    

  Malissa Whited B.S., teaches the classes at Mindful Movement.  She has been practicing Yoga for 25 years, and has taught therapeutic style yoga classes in Monroe, Michigan for over 2 decades. She is a E-RYT 200 and a YACEP through Yoga Alliance, a Wholistic Manual Medicine Therapist, and offers workshops and trainings in the U.S. and internationally.  Her mission is to heal and elevate the vibration of all beings through Yoga, love, gratitude, and kindness.  To learn more, click here. 

Mindful Messages:  

 Friday's 6:00AM Rise and Shine class (a combination of Yoga, Pilates, and function training), is now offered in person and via Zoom.  Join us. 

Yoga Retreat To The Anamaya Resort

March 2nd through the 9th, 2022. 

I returning to Costa Rica in 2022 for plenty of sunshine, food, amazing people, wonderful conversations on Yoga, tons of practice, and a continued discussion on the Ramayana and love. 

All are welcome. 

Save the date, and join me for an amazing week in paradise.  

To reserve your space, contact:


Please mention "Bliss In Paradise w/Malissa" when you register.  

See you in paradise!

Mindful Movement

11 E. 2nd Street 
Monroe, MI 48161
(734) 735-4472