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YESS YOGA OFFERINGS

At Yess Yoga, we explore yoga, meditation and health on a rich and

personal level. It is our privilege to offer trainings, workshops and

community events. Please join us for these opportunities which

will expand and enrich your yoga practice.

WORKSHOPS

Women’s Moon Medicine: Moon in Scorpio

Saturday, July 21st | 7-9 pm  | $35

Scorpio invites us to engage with depth, intensity and honesty with ourselves and each other. Scorpio seeks to venture courageously into the Shadow, the Underworld, to unearth what has been hidden or repressed and bring it into the light of awareness to be understood, transformed and integrated. A willingness to do this deep inner and interpersonal work is at the core of reclaiming personal power and wholeness. Through radical transparency and the capacity to be with what makes us uncomfortable, we become brighter human beings with more capacity to catalyze transformation in our own hearts, in our relationships and our wider communities.

 

Our evening together is an opportunity to experience a felt sense of the high potential of Scorpio through a Soul-Seeing Ritual, a conscious Journey into the Underworld through authentic movement to music followed by Re-Emergence into Scorpionic gift-giving within the circle. Please come with something to share with the group which captures a deep, empowering truth that might be raw, edgy and uncomfortable, perhaps dealing with a taboo subject (fear, sexuality, death, injustice, oppression, aging, rage, etc) – all in the service of naming what has been hidden and reclaiming power and awareness around it. Women’s Moon Medicine is led by Evolutionary Astrologer, Jessa Walters. Jessa will send all who register an email several days before the event.

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Deep Psoas Tension Release Series

Thursday’s in August  | 7-8:30 pm  | Free for member or $70/series

Did you know that your psoas muscle is the “Muscle of the Soul”? It is a muscle deep within our abdominal cavity connected to the hips, low back, and core. It also has a important connection to our central nervous system, spine and our fight or flight response. That is why when we experience trauma or even everyday tension we often store that energy deep within the psoas. The result can lead to tightness all over the body, chronic pain and stored anxiety. Taoist philosophy believes that a healthy psoas can awaken the spine and allow energy to flow freely through the bones, tissues, muscles and joints. This free energy then grounds into the earth and rebounds through the body up to the cosmos. Therefore a healthy psoas is crucial not only for physical, but mental, emotional and spiritual health as well. Deep Psoas Tension Release is a set of exercises created to fatigue the Posas and induce involuntary shaking and tremor of the muscle. As a result, this practice can create a reset for the entire body. The following are just some of the benefits reported from this practice.

 

– reduction of anxiety, anger, stress, tension and post trauma symptoms
– better, deeper sleep
– reduction of muscle and back pain
– increases mobility, energy levels and autonomy
– resolves bodies trauma patterns neurologically
– reduced anger and rage
– release of emotions from mild upset to severe anxiety
– balancing of the nervous system
– aid to healing of past injuries
– relief from chronic medical conditions
– helps recovery from addictions
– complements speech and other therapies
– improving of relationships, less conflicts
– increase of self-esteem and confidence

 

Join Marnie Bounds as she leads a 4 week series of this truly transformative practice. You will also learn how to do the practice at home. There will be a brief discussion and introduction to the practice and each week we will do a brief assessment of progress/observations. No experience necessary. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Body Love: Respect

Saturday, August 4th | 6:30-8:30 pm  | $35

We are so happy to launch our second series of the monthly Body Love Gathering! In the past four months we have grown in to the space and lots is staying the same (first Saturday of the month!) and a few things are changing (smaller group maximum!) As always please join in for one or for all or for some! New and experienced yogis alike. The bundle package can be shared with a friend!

 

August 4th theme is R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Body Love is a big statement. What about those days you aren’t feeling the love? Our August gathering will focus on respect as a means to work towards finding peace with the body we live in every day.

 

Drop in ($35) or get our Body Love bundle $120 (4 workshops through the end of the year)

 

Future Dates
October 6th
November 3rd
Dec 1st

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Yoga and a Pint

Saturday, August 11th  | 10:45-11:45 am  | $20/yoga & a pint

We would love to say studies show that a beer after yoga is good for the soul, but we know it works for us! Yess Yoga will be hosting yoga at ClockWerks Brewing in Downtown Minneapolis each month. Elisabeth and Sara have sampled the beer and it is fabulous! We are really excited to partner with another locally-focused business. Each month there will be a one hour yoga class onsite with your choice of a pint ($20). Cheers!

TRAININGS

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Two weekends in July | dates & times below  |  $450 

Only 3 spots left!

 

Ancient Yogi’s knew that stress was the major cause of illness and dis-ease in the body, and thus created a entire system of wellness to clam the nervous system, increase the flow of prana (life-force), and promote overall mental and physical wellbeing. However, our modern world is even more stressed than ever before in history. That’s why Restorative yoga was created, to counteract the extreme demands of modern living. Join Marnie at Yess Yoga to learn the techniques, poses, and science behind this practical and vital yoga practice. Over two weekends you will learn about setting the mood for total body relaxation, restorative yoga poses, how to use props to support students, and the science behind rest and stress. This training is unique and is intended for you to become a more diverse and inclusive yoga teacher.

 

Dates and Times:
Friday, July 20th: 7:30-9:30 pm
Saturday, July 21st: 11:30-7pm
Friday, July 27th: 7:30-9:30 pm
Saturday, July 28th: 11:30-7pm
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Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Two weekends in September | dates & times below  |  $450 

Only 2 spots left!

 

Marnie and Lucia are beyond excited to bring you yin training. In this 20 hour training you will learn multiple ways to enhance your practice and make it available and enjoyable for others. Together we believe our training will give you a diverse and comprehensive understanding of the immense benefits of yin yoga. Please join us for this training if you are currently a yoga teacher, want to begin Yess Yoga’s teacher training or want to deepen your yin yoga practice.

 

Dates & Times:
Friday, August 31st: 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, September 1st: 11:30 am-7:30 pm
Friday, September 7th: 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, September 8th: 11:30 am-7:30 pm
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Yess Yoga’s RYT Certified Teacher Training

Starts January 2019 | email: lucia@yessyogastudio.com  | payment plans

Here’s the deal. We want you to know your personal practice, your intuitive side, how to teach with authenticity, and learn different styles of yoga. By the end of our teacher training you will be able to teach vinyasa, restorative, and yin. We value diversity, inclusive communities, and intelligence. If those qualities are important to you, this is your teacher training.

 

This is a certified RYT training with a variety of teaching styles (restorative, yin, and vinyasa) and teacher support (Lucia, Marnie, Victoria, Elisabeth, and Sara).

 

Email lucia@yessyogastudio for more information about the unique five sections. If you are currently a teacher and want to go through any of these trainings you are welcome to join! Open to all people.

Reserve Your Spot

Please note: There is a 48 hour cancellation policy due to the limited amount of space in our workshops and often having a waiting list.

 

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AT YESS YOGA, WE DO NAMASTE THE BEST WAY.