Workshops - Yess Yoga
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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.


Intro to Yoga with Elisabeth & Lucia

Saturday, January 18th | 1-2:30 pm  | $20 or $30/ two people

Have you ever wondered what Namaste means or thought since you can’t touch your toes that yoga might not be for you? Join us for this introductory workshop where we will spend 90 minutes going over essential yoga poses and offer up variations using props. Together we will share how to move into the physical practice of yoga in a body positive safe supported space. This workshop is accessible to all levels, including beginners in bodies of all sizes, abilities. Grab a friend or neighbor, or simply invite yourself to try something new! Find more info on the Yess Yoga website and register to save a spot!


Yoga + Acupuncture with Constellation Acupuncture 

Sunday, January 19th | 2-4 pm | $35 prior or $40 at the door

Yoga + Acupuncture is a 2-hour workshop that includes an introduction to one of the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine through:


  • gentle movement
  • a simple and powerful acupuncture treatment
  • meditation
  • acupressure and food therapies that you can take home and use when you need to call in the healing powers of the element in your daily life


The upcoming workshop will focus on the Water Element – the element associated with winter. In the Chinese medicine Five Element system, each element corresponds with a different season, taste, emotion, energy meridian and more. During this snowy, cold time of year, Water takes center stage in a very quiet way. Water is absolute rest and receptivity. Water is vital to survival and represents the act of returning to the universal soup from which we all spring. Dreaming is the most watery thing we can do, as it represents our connection to the great universal mind. Water also corresponds to the Kidney and Urinary Bladder energy meridians, which, when functioning in a balanced way, can help you stay grounded in the knowing that you can handle whatever life brings.


Tatum Fjerstad will lead a slow, nourishing yin practice. During your savasana/extended rest, Kim Christensen L.Ac. and Amy Kuresty L.Ac. will support your energy and adrenal systems in a short, but powerful needle-assisted nap on your mat


The event will take place in the large studio at Yess Yoga in south Minneapolis and the exchange for this offering is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. No yoga or acupuncture experience is necessary and all levels are welcome. Bring your own mat and water bottle.


To learn more about Tatum, click here.

To learn more about Kim, click here.

To learn more about Amy, click here.

Astro-Energy Tune-Up with Andrea Grace and Erica Shoshana

Sunday, January 26th | 10 am-12pm  | $35-members or $40

Do you ever get the sense that you’re affected by the moon and the movements of the planets and want to learn more about what’s going on? Or do you already follow astrology and want to learn more about how to work with the energy? Learning astrology can have a profound impact on a person’s self-knowledge, sense of direction and overall health. By learning how to work with its energy, we have the opportunity raise our consciousness and experience a distinct sense of personal freedom and broader collective awareness.
In this monthly tune-up series, participants will be supported in aligning with the astrological energies of the upcoming lunar month. We will meet in a sharing circle, explore the astrological weather report, and learn energy and movement** tools tuned into the specific energies of the upcoming cycle. We will close our time by setting new moon intentions in a sacred container. **All movement will be gentle and accessible to all body types and abilities.
This workshop is led by astrologer, tarot reader, and certified yoga instructor Andrea Grace and astrologer, oral historian, and energy healer Erica Shoshana Rivers.
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Old School Dance Class with Claire

Wednesday, Feb 5, Feb 1, & Mar 4th | 6:30-7:45 pm | $18 / class pass / or Free for members

This is not a high intensity interval training class. This is the dance class Richard Simmons would teach you if he knew how to dougie. We will shake off our worries and ground ourselves and fun and nostalgic movement. We might learn a few new moves along the way. No dance experience necessary, just come ready to move in comfy clothes and bare feet or gym shoes. Leg warmers encouraged.

Restorative & Sound Bath: Cello & Gong with Marnie and Rosa

Saturday, February 8th | 4-5:30 pm  | $35

Join Marnie Bounds and Rosa Thompson-Vieria for this very special event. Come relax in some gentle restorative poses while the healing vibrations of live gong and cello wash over you. The Parasympathetic Nervous System is ruled by sound. In this 90 minute class we will be using the vibrational healing sounds of the gong and cello to clear the energetic clutter that gets stored in the nervous system and the subconscious mind. Registration is required. Space is limited.



Personal Yogic Teacher Training with Lucia

Dates and Times below (Feb 2020) | email:  | $550

Yess Yoga’s Personal Yogic Training will immerse you in yoga philosophy, yogic lifestyle, ancient traditions, and a supportive community. Its focus is to unite you with your soul’s truth and aid you along your path. This unique opportunity will give you tools, support, and confidence to have a dynamic and personal yoga practice, both on and off the mat.


Special features: kosha and chakra series, Ayurvedic work (yoga’s sister practice), and more.


Dates & Times:

Friday, January 31st- 6:30-9:30 pm
Saturday, February 1st- 11:30- 6:30 pm
Sunday, February 2nd- 11:30-3:30 pm
Friday, February 7th: 6:30-9:30 pm
Saturday, February 8th: 11:30- 6:30 pm
Sunday, February 9th: 11:30-3:30 pm


Yess Yoga’s 300 RYT

For Dates and times email:  | $500 discount until December 1st

Only 2 spots left. Email today to learn more.


The modules are hosted by Yess Yoga and will also be at our studio, except for our week at Bay Lake! We can’t wait to offer these modules and growth opportunities. As always there are a couple of payment plans listed below. Please let me know if you have any questions or have other payment plan ideas.


Six mandatory modules:

1. Inclusivity/ Variations- w/ Elisabeth Pletcher:
a. February 28, 29, March 1 – $500

2. In- Depth Vinyasa- w/ Lucia Yess and Meghan Foley:
a. April 24, 25, 26 – $500

3. Mantra & Mudras- w/ Mary Bue and Meghan Foley:
a. May 15, 16, 17th – $500

4. Energy Week Retreat- w/ Lucia Yess, Marnie Bounds, & Anna Befort
a. June 15-21 at Bay Lake – $1500

5. Bring it all together: w/ Lucia Yess and friends :
a. September 18, 19, 20 – $500

6. Trauma Informed Yoga – w/ Annie Kiel
a. October 23, 24, & 25 (sign up on Firefly’s website) – $399


Then pick two:

1. Restorative Yoga- w/ Marnie Bounds- $500
a. January 10, 11, 17 & 18th

2. Ayurveda – w/ Meghan Foley:
a. March 27, 28, 29 – $500

3. Astrology and Tarot: w/ Andrea Halverson :
a. July 31, August 1, 2 – $500


Payment plans:
1. Register and pay by December 1st: $4000
2. Pay prior to training beginning: $4500
3. Per section

Inclusivity and Variations w/ Elisabeth

February 28, 29 & March 1 2020 | email:  | $500

Only 2 spots left. Email today to learn more.

As teachers we always want to create an open, welcoming, safe space for everyone who comes to our classes, but what does that actually mean in a real life setting?


During this module we will take an in-depth exploration of major yoga poses and together we will:

  • focus on alignment & modifications, including the use of props, chairs, walls, and the floor
  • the importance of inclusive, permission based, body and self-affirming language
  • learn creative sequencing
  • learn how to create integrated (mixed level) classes


We will also discuss how yoga philosophy informs how we teach focusing on: Ahimsa– To practice ahimsa is to be constantly vigilant, to observe ourselves in interaction with others and to notice our thoughts and intentions.  

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Ayurveda Weekend Intensive w/ Meghan Foley

March 27, 28, & 29th | $500 | Email- for details & payment options

Only 3 spots left. Email today to learn more.


Join Yoga Therapist Meghan Foley for a weekend-long intensive studying and embodying the practices of yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda. In this _____hr training (I forgot how many total hours this weekend consists of), you will learn about the 5,000 year old system of Indian medicine based on the five elements and reconnecting with the natural world around us. Ayurveda means the “science of life” and governs all aspects of being, creating personalized plans for each individual based on his or her unique make up. You will learn Ayurvedic philosophy, the connection to yoga and ways to tailor your yoga practice, your daily routine, your diet according to the seasons, time of day and your personal dosha, or constitution.


This training is open to current yoga teachers, teachers in training, and students seeking to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga from a holistic perspective. The training will consist of lecture, experiential learning and 3 yoga classes themed around the five elements.

Yess Yoga’s RYT Certified Teacher Training

Starts Fall 2020 | email:  | 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 special offerings (trainings, workshops, etc) and often having a waiting list.