WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

AUGUST

INTRODUCTION TO UNNATA® AERIAL YOGA WORKSHOP with Alternating Instructors

  • Thursday, August 4th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 9th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 25th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Cost: $30
  • PRE-REGISTER here

This workshop is the prerequisite for all of our drop-in Aerial Yoga classes.  Learn how to stay safe and present in the fabric hammock as you invert, maneuver, balance, stretch and have fun!! Practice modification and propping techniques to help you work more comfortably in the fabric.  Elevate your yoga practice to a new level and experience it in a new way. If you are unable to attend one of the listed dates, we offer private workshops at the convenience of your schedule.

For questions, please call 651-645-5551 or contact us.

COUPLES’ SUMMER DAY RETREAT with Janet Rowles & Abigail Tuominen

  • Date: Saturday, August 6th 2016
  • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Cost: $240/couple
  • PRE-REGISTER here

Conflict workshop with Janet Rowles of Mediation Unlimited
Mini-sessions of meditation and yoga with Abigail Tuominen
Delicious and healthful breakfast snacks and lunch

Give the ultimate gift to each other: a couple’s retreat where you learn how to welcome difficult conversations. This is a very forward-thinking concept designed to change how you interact with each other when it is the very hardest – during high-conflict moments. Yes, you can do it and so can your partner!

In this day-long retreat you will learn The Tell Me More Gesture, a new way to think about conflict and how to deal with conflict in a truly productive way and with heart. You be taught how to welcome difficult discussions, get practice doing so, and open yourself to the closeness and depth of going through something difficult with a loved one. These essential skills will help lower stress in your everyday life by improving all of your interactions involving disagreement, hurt feelings, anger, and power imbalances.

There will be breaks from this learning and practicing for lovely 30-minute meditation and yoga interludes with Abigail. Experience an interoceptive mindfulness practice to enhance the connection between your mind and your body, and bring a sense of calm and stability to your nervous system.

Included in the day is a delicious and healthful lunch, as well as delicious breakfast snacks when you arrive.

Limit: 8 couples

Please email janet@mediationunlimited.net with questions.

THERAPEUTIC YOGA PUBLIC CLINIC: SESSION I with Yoga North Teachers-In-Training

  • Date: Saturday, August 13th 2016
  • Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Cost: $20
  • PRE-REGISTER here

Receive a 90 minute Therapeutic Yoga Session. In this clinic you are the focus and will receive a private session from a Yoga Teacher in Training to improve function, reduce pain and increase freedom in your body. You will leave with a home practice specifically tailored to your needs. Space is limited space.  Sign up today for this very unique opportunity!

 

Only 4 spots available.

Please contact us or call 651-645-5551 with questions.

THERAPEUTIC YOGA PUBLIC CLINIC: SESSION II with Yoga North Teachers-In-Training

  • Date: Saturday, August 13th 2016
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
  • Cost: $20
  • PRE-REGISTER here

Receive a 90 minute Therapeutic Yoga Session. In this clinic you are the focus and will receive a private session from a Yoga Teacher in Training to improve function, reduce pain and increase freedom in your body. You will leave with a home practice specifically tailored to your needs. Space is limited space.  Sign up today for this very unique opportunity!

 

Only 4 spots available.

Please contact us or call 651-645-5551 with questions.

YOGA NORTH TEACHER TRAINING INFO SESSION with Teri Sanders

  • Date: Saturday, August 13th 2016
  • Time: 4:45 – 5:45 pm
  • Cost: free
  • PRE-REGISTER here

Come learn about the world-class yoga teacher training programs available at Yoga North! Begin your in-depth journey with the TT 200-hour certification, expand your knowledge with the TT 500-hour program, or complete your mastery with the Yoga Therapy Certification program! Learn why Yoga North is the perfect place to nurture yoga skills to live a more joyful life so that others can do the same.

Please contact us or call 651-645-5551 with questions.

YOGA NUTRITION & PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOP with Linda Rae Holcomb and Eric Shaw

  • Date: Thursday, August 18th 2016
  • Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Cost: $30
  • PRE-REGISTER here

Linda Rae Holcomb and Eric Shaw are teaming up to offer you more than 20 years of international teaching experience.

Their workshops offer a one-two punch: Linda teaches yoga nutrition, Eric teaches yoga philosophy—both teach a bang-up yoga asana sequence!

We begin with an a practice suitable for all levels, jump through theories of healthy eating and finish with a fetching round of smart imagery and colorful discussion of the yoga tradition.

If you are serious about up-leveling your yoga—you want a holistic approach that uses what traditional yogis call the “first yoga”—that of food, while knowing that your practice will be enriched by knowing the “why” behind what you’re doing, this workshop is for you.

Please contact us or call 651-645-5551 with questions.

BODY OF INNOCENCE: AN OPEN FLOOR WORKSHOP with Peter Yanz

  • Date: Friday, August 19th – Sunday, August 21st 2016
  • Time: 6:30-9:30pm Friday | 11:00am – 6:00pm Saturday | 1:00pm – 6:00pm Sunday
  • Cost: $210 before July 29th
  • PRE-REGISTER here

Oh, these bodies we live in! They can bring us such joy and pleasure. All too often, though, we have received messages from family, culture and our experiences that cause us to push parts of our pleasure and sensuality underground, introducing shame and confusion to our basic human experience.

In this Open Floor workshop, we will come back to a place of innocence and curiosity, playfulness and connection. We will reconnect with the beauty and pleasure of the senses and from there begin to move into the simple joy of connecting with others without story or agenda. Moving through this territory, we will also emphasize clean and clear boundaries and personal responsibility.

We hope you will join us on this journey of self-discovery and transformation.

Open Floor Movement Practice is a lively, sweaty, full-on dance inquiry. We call on universal elements that are inherent in any moving body, such as breath, center, activation and settling, the hunger for connection and belonging, silence. This is the common ground all embodiment practices share and that we explore in Open Floor. We start small, end quiet. We respond to obstacles and slip through the cracks. Ask, how am I now? What’s possible? Find direction. Add fire. Push the limit. Embrace paradox. Open Floor is where the rubber meets the road – a place for creative focus and loving attention through movement.

About Peter:
Peter is a natural mover who finds deep joy in connection with nature, whether that be mountains, ocean or the wild nature that is his own earth body. His passion is in helping others wake up to their own bodies as earth and as home. He trained as a teacher of 5Rhythms movement with Gabrielle Roth and is currently engaged in an apprenticeship with Andrea Juhan, cofounder of Open Floor International.

All levels of experience welcome. This workshop counts as 13 hours of prerequisites and electives for the Open Floor Teacher Training.

Friday – 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday – 11am to 6:00pm
Sunday – 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Please email Teresa Reid with questions.

HIP HOP INTENSIVES with Gabe Blackburn

  • BEGINNING: Monday, August 22nd – Friday, August 26th 2016
  • INTERMEDIATE: Monday, August 29th – Friday, September 2nd 2016
  • Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Cost: $150 per Intensive
  • PRE-REGISTER here
Come learn about hip hop! From popping to breaking, juking to housing, you don’t want to miss out on this week long intensive of nonstop street dancing fun. Each day will consist of a technique class, a choreography class, and a short lesson about hip hop history and its cultural significance,  At the end of the week we’ll have a showcase for parents and friends to show off what we’ve learned. All ages from 6 years old up. Space is limited.  (Bring a water bottle and snack)
Gabriel Blackburn started dance at the age of 5 at Out on a Limb dance studio. There he studied the techniques of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Contemporary. He continued his training at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, and studied other forms such as Modern, African, Indian, Improv and  Hip-Hop. As soon as he was introduced to Hip-Hop it became his passion and his creative outlet. He now is pursuing a BFA in Dance at the University of Minnesota and is teaching and performing around the Twin Cities.

If you have questions, contact us or call 651-645-5551

SEPTEMBER

INTRODUCTION TO UNNATA® AERIAL YOGA WORKSHOPS with Alternating Instructors

  • Thursday, September 8th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 22nd, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Cost: $30
  • PRE-REGISTER here

This workshop is the prerequisite for all of our drop-in Aerial Yoga classes.  Learn how to stay safe and present in the fabric hammock as you invert, maneuver, balance, stretch and have fun!! Practice modification and propping techniques to help you work more comfortably in the fabric.  Elevate your yoga practice to a new level and experience it in a new way. If you are unable to attend one of the listed dates, we offer private workshops at the convenience of your schedule.

For questions, please call 651-645-5551 or contact us.

YOGA, CHAKRAS & ESSENTIAL OILS with Brianna Darling

  • Date: Saturday, September 10th 2016
  • Time: 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Cost: $45
  • PRE-REGISTER here

Join Brianna Darling for a sense awakening experience. You will learn why essential oils are important, and how incorporate them into your practice and life. This class will include instruction on oils, chakras and yoga; as well as meditation and a gentle gentle vinyasa practice. Throughout class you will experience using oils through applying them topically as well as through inhalation and ingestion. You will get the opportunity to play around with crystal pendulums to gain a deeper understanding on how oils affect your energy body.

Essential oils can help to regulate memory, create mental clarity, enhance creativity, and improve physical physical strength. They have the ability to interact with the mind and body in a way that allows one connect with the energetic body- and one’s true essence. The sense of smell is our most primal sense, dating back to the origins of life on Earth. Oils can be used to enhance asana, pranayama, meditation, relaxation, and general well-being.

This class is purely for fun and learning and is not designed to sell you oils! All students will receive a 2 ml vile of their choice of essential oil and detailed handouts to take home for further exploration. Essential oil-infused snacks will be provided to munch on. Reserve your spot early- this class will be capped at 15 students.

For more information, email tulayogawellness@gmail.com or call 651-645-5551.

GAME NIGHT with Julie Delene, Jim Robinson & Dennis Curley

  • Date: Friday, September 16th 2016
  • Time: 7:15 – 9:00 pm
  • Cost: $20/person or $35/couple
  • PRE-REGISTER here

Rediscover the power of play & tap into your natural abundance!

Using a combination of movement, music, play and discussion, we will explore ways to release obstacles, gain clarity and play more in joy. These games are designed to improve your understanding, agility and responsiveness to life and all its games. Join improv expert Jim Robinson, mindful musician Dennis Curley, and transformation agent Julie Delene for this game night.

Call for the couple’s discount.

If you have questions, contact us or call 651-645-5551

HONORING LARGER BODIED YOGIS: A WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS with Elen Bahr

  • Date: Sunday, September 18th 2016
  • Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Cost: $75
  • PRE-REGISTER here

A three hour workshop for teachers who want to truly bring more inclusivity to their classes.

It’s common for larger-bodied students to come to yoga and leave feeling frustrated. If a teacher doesn’t know how to give appropriate pose options, students try to force themselves into poses not appropriate to their own body. The result? Harmful alignment, potential injury and, yes, humiliation.

When the teacher doesn’t know how to seve these students the response is to ignore the student. That adds to the problem, as the student leaves feeling dishonored or invisible.

The reality is that most teacher training programs don’t teach us how to work with yogis living in larger bodies. If that’s the case for you, this is your workshop. In three hours together we will:

  • Explore wording choices for inclusivity
  • Learn varying options for the most commonly practices poses
  • Talk with current Yoga For Larger Bodies students about how we can best serve them
  • Invest in yourself as an inclusive yoga teacher.

For more information contact elen@everyyogi.com

FALL EQUINOX YIN & YOGA NIDRA PRACTICE with Brianna Darling

  • Date: Friday, September 23rd, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Cost: $30
  • PRE-REGISTER here

The Autumn Equinox is the point when day and night are equal in length. The Earth is balanced between the two extremes of the year: the Midsummer Solstice, the longest day, and the Midwinter Solstice, the longest night. The Autumn Equinox is rich with symbolism that we’ll integrate in to our yoga practice so that you can integrate it into your life. By aligning your own energies to the natural rhythms of the earth and the suns’ cycles you can more fully enjoy rest, contemplation and renewal during the dormant phase of the year we’re moving into.

Yin Yoga is a soft, still, deep, and nurturing seated practice. It goes beyond stretching the muscles. It opens and creates space in the body while cultivating elasticity in the facial system. Through this practice we will create space in the mind and body that will help ease us into a rich and restful fall. We’ll end with Yoga Nidra- a guided form of deep relaxation. No experience with this style of Yoga required, it is a very friendly practice that welcomes all. Come as you are, just remember to pre-register and pre-pay, this class will be capped at 25 students!

For more information, email tulayogawellness@gmail.com or call 651-645-5551.

JOURNEYDANCE™ INTENSIVE: THE EMBODIED HEART with Summer Joy Hills-Bonczyk

  • Date: Sunday, September 25th, 2016
  • Time: 2:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Cost: $75
  • PRE-REGISTER here

JourneyDance™ Intensive: The Embodied Heart

Feeling stuck? Searching for ways to think more creatively, move more naturally and live more skillfully? Are you in physical or emotional pain? In this immersive movement workshop we will give form to those raw, essential, vulnerable and creative places within us, so that we may know them more consciously, live what they teach us, and mine their wisdom for our lives.

Join Kripalu Yoga instructor, JourneyDance™ facilitator, performance artist and seasoned workshop leader, Summer Joy Hills-Bonczyk for an afternoon of soulful, sensual, intuitive movement and groovy, grounded connection. We will energize with dynamic breathwork and chanting, find balance with flowing yoga, dance and move intuitively, enjoy improvisational partner and group work, shake off unwanted habits, rest, and reflect.

With creative storytelling and intelligent instruction, Summer shares a fusion of dynamic movement practices from a variety of wisdom traditions. You will be guided through an experience that is safe, fun, powerful and welcoming. Summer brings her love of diverse and soulful world music to this heart-opening workshop. Music will carry you through an afternoon that is guaranteed to leave you feeling creative, connected and open to possibility.

Wear clothing appropriate for movement. We usually dance barefoot, but if you have foot issues, please wear comfortable shoes. Bring an object to place on the altar that represents you.

*Scholarships available, please contact summerjhb@gmail.com

Experience: Appropriate for people of all levels of experience and physical ability.

Number of participants:
Minimum – 6
Maximum – 20

For more information, email Summer.

OCTOBER

INTRODUCTION TO UNNATA® AERIAL YOGA WORKSHOPS with Alternating Instructors

  • Thursday, October 13th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 20th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Cost: $30
  • PRE-REGISTER here

This workshop is the prerequisite for all of our drop-in Aerial Yoga classes.  Learn how to stay safe and present in the fabric hammock as you invert, maneuver, balance, stretch and have fun!! Practice modification and propping techniques to help you work more comfortably in the fabric.  Elevate your yoga practice to a new level and experience it in a new way. If you are unable to attend one of the listed dates, we offer private workshops at the convenience of your schedule.

For questions, please call 651-645-5551 or contact us.

NOVEMBER

INTRODUCTION TO UNNATA® AERIAL YOGA WORKSHOP with Alternating Instructors

  • Thursday, November 3rd, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Cost: $30
  • PRE-REGISTER here

This workshop is the prerequisite for all of our drop-in Aerial Yoga classes.  Learn how to stay safe and present in the fabric hammock as you invert, maneuver, balance, stretch and have fun!! Practice modification and propping techniques to help you work more comfortably in the fabric.  Elevate your yoga practice to a new level and experience it in a new way. If you are unable to attend one of the listed dates, we offer private workshops at the convenience of your schedule.

For questions, please call 651-645-5551 or contact us.

SALUTATIONS TO THE MOON: CHANDRA SADHANA with special guest Indu Arora

  • Date: Friday, November 18th 2016
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Cost: $65 for single workshop (or $250 for the whole weekend)
  • PRE-REGISTER here

Salutations to the Moon is not just a physical sequence that we may perform. It is practiced in the recognition that rest is as important as movement, sleep is as important as being awake, pause is as important as action. It is in acknowledging this balance and harmony that we pay our homage and invoke the Moon. 

Moon is mind and in order to witness the pure mind one must calm the ripples of thoughts and emotions so that the reflection of moon is crystal clear in the clam and still waters. Mind is Saumya, with moon like pleasantness.

Have the courage to look into the mirror and see what is unpleasant and work in making it Moon like pleasant. 

Study the history and origins of Moon Salutations and the sequence of the practice.

Please contact us or call 651-645-5551 with questions.

YOGA & AYURVEDA FOR YOUR DOSHA with special guest Indu Arora

  • Date: Saturday, November 19th 2016
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Cost: $65 single workshop | $120 Saturday all-day | $250 weekend pass
  • PRE-REGISTER here

Make your practice TriDoshic!

According to Ayurveda, doshas are made up of five elements: air, space, fire, earth and water. Learn some basic principles to modify a yoga session by incorporating mantra, pranayams, kriyas and yoga to balance doshas. 

Connect to your true Divine essence and expand your consciousness.

Contents of workshop:

  • Introduction to Sankhya philopshy on the manifestation  of dosha
  • Guidelines to your dosha type
  • Asana, pranayama, mudras, mantra and kriyas as per dosha type
  • Simple ways to bring harmony in practice

Please contact us or call 651-645-5551 with questions.

BASICS OF MUDRA YOGA with special guest Indu Arora

  • Date: Saturday, November 19th 2016
  • Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Cost: $65 single workshop | $120 Saturday all-day | $250 weekend pass
  • PRE-REGISTER here

“Anyone, who can breathe can do Mudras.”

Mudra is the ancient Yogic art and science of gesturing and sealing vital pranic energies in the human body for health, well being and spiritual evolution. It also works as a therapy for the body and mind by balancing the ratio of five elements (panch tattvas) when done with hands.

Join this program to get introduced to the basics of Mudras.

The workshop is followed by book signing with Indu Arora: Mudra: The Sacred Secret

Please contact us or call 651-645-5551 with questions.

ASANA INSIGHTS with special guest Indu Arora

  • Date: Sunday, November 20th 2016
  • Time: Part I: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Part II: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Cost: $120 for the whole day (or $250 for the whole weekend)
  • PRE-REGISTER here

Dive into Marma, Kosha, Nadi, Dosha, Chakra and Pranas.

Asana symbolizes the pose of the mind and not simply a pose by the body. It is the sacred seat that we create with the conscious exploration beyond the body. 

We often learn about the asanas from the physiology and anatomy glasses – muscles, tendons, joints – but never have we thought that none of the Yogic texts speak about asanas in the physical context.

The Yogic perceptive of the asana is the understanding of a pose as per the functioning at the five layers (pancha koshas), balance of the elements and doshas, nadis, energy flow, the invocation, expansion of energy and the distribution of energy. 

Join this full day workshop where we discuss three most important poses – in standing, seated, supine.

Please contact us or call 651-645-5551 with questions.

BOOK SIGNING with Indu Arora

  • Date: Sunday, November 20th 2016
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • DROP-IN

Mudra: The Sacred Secret was written keeping in mind the lack of literature on the subject for masses, Yoga teachers Ayurvedic practitioners and seekers alike. It is to open a completely new and unexplored platform of alternative modality of healing.

Indu’s vision is to spread the word on Mudras as a therapeutic tool, a tool for reconnecting with ourselves and a subject that needs to be understood more deeply in the present era.

Please contact us or call 651-645-5551 with questions.

DECEMBER

INTRODUCTION TO UNNATA® AERIAL YOGA WORKSHOPS with Alternating Instructors

  • Thursday, December 1st, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 29th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Cost: $30
  • PRE-REGISTER here

This workshop is the prerequisite for all of our drop-in Aerial Yoga classes.  Learn how to stay safe and present in the fabric hammock as you invert, maneuver, balance, stretch and have fun!! Practice modification and propping techniques to help you work more comfortably in the fabric.  Elevate your yoga practice to a new level and experience it in a new way. If you are unable to attend one of the listed dates, we offer private workshops at the convenience of your schedule.

For questions, please call 651-645-5551 or contact us.

MANAGING HOLIDAY STRESS WORKSHOP with Sarah Turino

  • Saturday, December 17th, 2016
  • Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Cost: $25
  • PRE-REGISTER here

Are the holidays stressing you out? Does this season bring you anxiety instead of joy? Come to this gentle yoga class and workshop and learn practical tools to help YOU manage holiday stress and anxiety.

For questions, please call 651-645-5551 or contact us.

WINTER SOLSTICE MINI-RETREAT with Teresa Reid

  • Saturday, December 17th, 2016
  • Time: 3:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Cost: TBA
  • PRE-REGISTER

A mini-retreat with Dancing Freedom & Sitting Meditation

It can be restorative to sit quietly in the darkness and drink in the mystery of the Great Unknown. The same is true for silence and stillness and aloneness. Now and again we need to retreat to an inner sanctuary – to dream big empty thoughts in the tranquil depths. This is the time of year for that kind of rejuvenation – to contemplate and rest in the silence of the season – to connect with our inner light and wisdom.

In this Winter Solstice retreat we weave the power of conscious dance and sitting meditation to bring awareness to both our movement and our stillness – to settle our systems and quiet our minds – to listen with conscious intent – to ignite our inner flame.

Both men and women are welcome and encouraged to attend – all bodies, all abilities, all backgrounds.
Slow down & let go. Rest & reflect. Set your intentions. Join us!

3:00pm – 9:00pm (with a break for dinner – bring your own meal or find a restaurant in the area)

www.rootedandrising.com

Questions? Contact Teresa Reid at rootedandrising.global@gmail.com

WINTER SOLSTICE CANDLELIGHT YIN & YOGA NIDRA with Brianna Darling

  • Friday, December 23rd, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Cost: $30
  • PRE-REGISTER here

Join Brianna for a luxurious two hour candlelight Yin class centered around the element of water and the meridian lines associated with the winter season. Yin Yoga is a soft, still, deep and nurturing seated practice. It goes beyond stretching the muscles. It opens and creates space in the body while cultivating elasticity in the fascial system. When we practice Yin, energy is able to move more freely throughout the body.

This class comes at a perfect time with the Holidays approaching as well as the Winter Solstice. It’s a time of transformation. Give yourself the space to feel and experience the now. Cultivate meaning and understanding as you transition into the winter months. We’ll end class with a Yoga Nidra practice (guided deep relaxation) where we’ll explore our inner landscape from a state of deep rest.

All are welcome, no experience necessary. Please pre-register and pre-pay, this class will be capped at 25 students.

For questions, please call 651-645-5551 or contact us.