Yoga Block

Prenatal Yoga w/ Izzy

Wednesday, Aug 17-Sept 28th | 5:30-6:30 pm | $70 series or $15 

 

Prenatal yoga can help with sleep, optimize baby’s position for birth, soothe the common physical discomforts associated with pregnancy, and help you feel more connected to your body as you prepare for childbirth (and beyond!). This series is taught by Izzy Adair, a certified birth and postpartum doula CD/PCD(DONA), Khalsa Way teacher, and certified perinatal yoga  instructor (trained by the Prenatal Yoga Center of NYC). In addition to being an experienced perinatal yoga teacher (RYPT), Izzy is also an E-RYT 500 and has a background as a professionally trained dancer. She incorporates simple dance and movement techniques throughout her classes to help students feel stronger and more confident as they prepare for their birth. In her classes, movement is used to prepare your body and baby for an easier birth.

Each class will include asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), and movement all specifically designed to prepare the body for a better birth and postpartum experience. 

 
We’ll get to know each other through weekly check ins, share the ups and downs of pregnancy, move, and breathe together as a group. 
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Postnatal Yoga w/ Izzy

Friday’s, July 29- Sept 9th | 10-11 am |  $15 drop-in

 

Postnatal Yoga is about nourishing you, the postpartum parent, while facilitating space to connect and engage with your sweet baby. We begin each class with a check-in to share the ups and downs of postpartum, and to help you connect and find support within this group of postpartum folks. After check-in we practice an infant massage sequence to help with baby’s digestion and their development. Then we move through a gentle yoga sequence designed for the postpartum body. We’ll talk about the pelvic floor, rebuilding core strength intentionally, and do restorative postures and breath work to help your mind settle.

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New Moon Song Circle-Metal & Air w/ Conie & Liz

Friday, August 19th | 7:30-8:45 pm | $5-$20: Sliding Scale

When it feels like the world is falling apart, singing in community is a thing that heals and centers us—we’re not alone. Join us for a New Moon Song Circle, where we welcome in fresh beginnings and take our time exploring the potential of our voices.

As part of an ongoing series, each month we’ll take a deep dive connecting your voice to one element (did you know your voice has fire and water in it?) based on Barbara McAfee’s Full Voice Coaching. And with the new moon rising, we’ll set fresh intentions to guide the month ahead, release what’s not serving us, and move towards wholeness and delight.

Song leaders Liz Digitale Anderson and Conie Borchardt hold joyful, care-filled circles for you to discover freedom in your voice, de-stress your nervous system, and move your body. Come breathe deep and open up: we’ll sing songs to ground you, heal you, and motivate you for the days to come.

Pay what you can/sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds; we want you there! Just get in touch with us!

Pay what you can/sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds; we want you there! You can see previous setlists here

 

Please note: because Covid is airborne and we’ll be singing, we are asking folx to mask up for this workshop. Thank you! 

 

Sexual Alchemy for Healing + Sovereignty w/ Nicole Nardone

Saturday, August 20th | 2-4 pm | $45 

 

As we approach Virgo season, we’ll be exploring the theme of the virgin. The original meaning of the word virgin is understood as “one who belongs to herself”. It has little to do with purity or moral dogma. Rather, a virgin is a sovereign being, free and untamed.

Through the traditional practices of Taoist Tantric Arts, you’ll learn accessible and delicious practices of awakening sexual energy and channeling it into self-healing. You’ll leave with a short, sweet practice you can easily incorporate into your daily life.

In the Taoist traditions, sexual energy is understood as your primordial vitality, medicine, and magic. This raw elixir can be refined and channeled through the body for physical, mental, emotional, and energetic well-being. 

We’ll explore these themes through lecture (20%) and practice (80%). There will be movement, breath, and meditation. You’ll be fully clothed. This event is for those who identify as a woman. No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in.

Nicole Nardone is a devoted priestess of alchemical feminine arts. Her work weaves taoist tantric arts, sacred sexuality, kundalini yoga, breath work, ritual, and other sacred embodiment practices to support women in re-membering their innate power, pleasure, magic, and medicine. Visit nicolenardone.com for more information.

 

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Meditation for Reproductive Freedom Activists w/ Sonia

Monday, August 22nd | 7:30-8:30 pm | $20 

 

 

Meditation can steady the mind, heal, and recharge. A meditation practice supports the steadiness and stamina needed in activism. These sessions will provide Kundalini mantra (chanting) and visualization techniques to process dark emotions and examine their relationship with beneficial qualities. Guided by Sonia Reit, a certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher and long-time reproductive freedom volunteer and activist.

Bring your journal or something to write with. Proceeds will be donated to Our Justice
.
Note: This series is designed with activists in mind. If you or a loved one has had an abortion you may find this supportive or triggering. Everyone’s experience is quite different.
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Gong Bath w/ Michele

Sunday, August 28th | 7-8 pm | $20 

 

 

The use of vibration and sound is a critical tool for healing the human nervous system. We have all been in a state of uncertainty, anxiety, and dis-ease. These states of being tax the nervous system – both over-driving the sympathetic (flight or flight) nervous system and inhibiting the parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system. The yogis wisely noted that sound is the language of the parasympathetic nervous system and soothes a vata (or constant movement) imbalance. Here is an opportunity to allow your nervous system to repair and rejuvenate in a bath of sound vibrations. Class will begin with some insights about current astrology, stretching or calming yoga, and then 30-40 minutes of a gong bath. *If you are prone to headaches, please bring a head covering (hat, scarf, bandana, etc). *Minimum age for participation is 11-years-old. 

 

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Yoga and Acupuncture w/ Tatum & Constellation Acupuncture

Sunday, September 11th| 7-8:30 pm | $30

 

Sold Out: Email lucia@yessyogastudio.com to join the waitlist.

 

Yoga and acupuncture are a match made in the chillest of heavens. Whether you’re new to acupuncture, yoga or you love them both, this is an accessible and affordable way to combine these two healing modalities at once, each month at Yess Yoga.

This 90-minute trauma-informed yoga class will begin with a slow flow / yin yoga practice and conclude with an extended savasana needle nap. Together, the two complementary modalities will provide an opportunity for folks to relax and find balance. Tatum Fjerstad, a yoga teacher and licensed acupuncturist from Constellation Acupuncture & Healing Arts will be leading the yoga and providing the acupuncture. All levels are welcome. Bring your own mat and water bottle. 

 

*Masks worn, limited numbers, and spaced out.  

 

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Everyday Tools For Empaths + Highly Sensitive People w/ Lynn Salmon-Easter

Sunday, September 18th | 6:30-8 pm | $35 or $60 for two people

 

“A highly sensitive person (HSP) experiences the world differently than others. Due to a biological difference that they’re born with, highly sensitive people are more aware of subtleties and process information deeply. This means they tend to be creative, insightful, and empathetic, but it also means they’re more prone than others to stress and overwhelm.”
— excerpt from Highly Sensitive Refuge website

Do you sometimes feel like being an empath or a highly sensitive person (HSP) is more of a burden than a gift?

Are you wondering if you are an empath or a highly sensitive person (HSP)? If you can relate to many of the signs below you are likely one or both:

Frequently feel emotionally exhausted
You sense and feel other people’s emotions as your own
Easily feel overwhelmed and anxious
Challenged by violence and cruelty of any kind
Feel the need to withdraw often
You are a deep thinker and a seeker
Your inner world is alive and present
You often feel misunderstood
You are perceptive and conscientious
Conflict and criticism are painful for you

Let’s turn it around. In reality, being an empath and/or a highly sensitive person is a superpower!! When we are balanced and grounded in our bodies we will exhibit many positive traits like these:
Creative
Insightful
Highly perceptive
Strongly intuitive
Deep feeler
Easily know and recognize other people’s needs and feelings
Appreciate beauty and small wonders

This class is right for you if:
• You would like to gain knowledge of what it means to be highly sensitive and/or an empath
• You are looking to be in community with like-minded individuals to share and support you in your experience of being a highly sensitive person and/or an empath
• You would like to learn tools and ways to set healthy boundaries so you can live in the world with more grace and ease

Join Lynn Salmon-Easter, Reiki Master for this hands-on and interactive class where you will learn and practice tools to manage, regulate and balance your energy and nervous system. Just like brushing and flossing your teeth, your energetic body and nervous system need daily and/or weekly attention to stay healthy and balanced. Please bring an open heart and mind to class plus a journal or paper to take notes and we will live, love and learn together!

 

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Astrology & Tarot Training w/ Andrea Halverson

 Friday-Sunday, September 23-25th | 9-5 pm | $500

 

In this 3-day immersive module, we will experience a comprehensive and soulful introduction to Astrology and the Tarot, with a learning focus on the potential of various embodied applications of these Sacred Traditions through Yoga, Dance, and Meditation.

Because the subjects covered are so deep and vast in scope, the module will begin remotely well in advance of the in-person gathering. After answering a few welcome questions via email, each participant will receive both a Cosmic Care Package by snail mail, including a number of handmade and heart-felt treasures to explore before our in-person gathering, and also several instructional videos on key topics:

  • Structure & History of the Tarot
  • Major & Minor Arcana
  • Sacred Considerations of “The Spread”
  • Essential Astrological Grammar
  • Key Principles of Chart Analysis
  • The Magical Language of the Stars 
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Reiki 1 Training w/ Liz Flavin

Saturday, October 8th from 9-1 & Sunday, October 9th from 9-3 pm | $200

Do you want to learn how to use Reiki to heal yourself or others? Join Liz Flavin, Reiki Master and Teacher to learn the Reiki natural system for healing

mind, body and spirit. Reiki is a spiritually guided Universal Life Force Energy that anyone can learn to connect to. Liz offers training in the Usui Reiki lineage, the foundation for all modern variations of Reiki.

Reiki Level 1 is an introduction into the gentle, yet powerful art of Reiki healing. Delve into the customs and techniques that open your energy channels and enable Reiki energy to flow freely though you. Level 1 Reiki is an entrance into activating your innate ability to use Reiki to treat and heal yourself and others.

Included in this training:

  • Traditional Japanese techniques created by Reiki founder, Mikao Usui and his Masters
  • The Traditional Reiki Origin Story
  • What Reiki and is how it works
  • Reiki principles for living a balanced, peaceful life
  • 4 attunements to help release stagnant energy and connect to Reiki healing energy
  • Techniques to ground, center and protect your energy
  • Techniques for treating yourself and others
  •  Creative ways to use Reiki on animals, plants and so much more
  •  Lots of hands on practice time to give and receive Reiki

 

Upon completion, you will receive:

  • A printed certificate of completion
  • A community of support (new Reiki friends)
  • Ongoing access to Liz Flavin for questions, support & mentorship

This class will take place in the lower level yoga room at Yess Yoga. There will be several small breaks each day. There will also be lunch break on October 8th . Located near the notorious Minneapolis “eat street”, there are plenty of great restaurants within walking distance. There is also a refrigerator and microwave on site for those who prefer to bring a lunch from home.

Cost: Registration is $200. Class size is limited to 6 people, so enroll asap to reserve your spot!

Text: We will be using for class will be Reiki for Life, by Penelope Quest as a reference for this workshop. Please purchase in advance of class as there will be recommended reading before the workshop begins.

Have questions? Contact Liz at lizflavin218@gmail.com or 612-888-1353.