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.


Winter Holiday Support Series: A Yess Yoga Debut with Andrea Grace

Saturday, December 14th, 21st, and 28th| 3-5 pm | $35 or $100/series

The Winter Holiday season is loaded with emotion for many of us. The Minnesota winter weather gets intense, and seasonal festivities oftentimes deliver a complex mixture of pleasure, pressure, and other strong feeling states.


Our Winter Holiday Support Series offers a safe space for processing complex feelings & finding solace, comfort, and/or authentic forms of celebration during this time.


During each session of the series, we will meet in circle for structured sharing, healing movement & breath practices*, and a unique ritual to center our intentions for the powerful developments of the season.


*The movement segment of the series will involve slow flow Vinyasa movements & several longer Yin postures, designed for comfortable access to all bodies and levels of experience.


Attend just one session or all three.


108 Sun Salutations with Sara Funk

Saturday, December 21st| 1-2:30 pm | $20

Winter solstice is considered to be the start of the solar year, come and join in a celebration of your new year with 108 sun salutations. It will be a great way to build the warmth to hold onto through to spring and summer. This process will take us on a physical, mental, and possibly and emotional journey. Please join me to move, celebrate, and to connect.


You are not required to complete all 108 sun salutations, wherever you start and finish is the perfect way to celebrate the day. Please bring respect for the boundaries you may experience and a water bottle

Astro-Energy Tune-Up for the New Moon

Sunday, December 29th | 3-5 pm | $40 or $35 for members

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.


This workshop is led by astrologer, tarot reader, and certified yoga instructor Andrea Grace  and astrologer, oral historian, and energy healer Erica Shoshana Rivers.


**All movement will be gentle and accessible to all body types and abilities.


Melt: Yin and Tea Ceremony with Charmagne

Saturday, January 4th | 1-3:30 pm | $30

Melt: A yin yoga practice followed by a meditative Cha Dao tea ceremony! Welcome in the new year slowly, gently, warmly. Come soften your heart and soothe your winter body. Cha Dao, “The Way of Tea” is a practice that comes from Buddhist and TCM lineages. It has been used by the Daoists and Sages as a form of medicine and a way to cultivate awakened presence, sustaining long states of meditation. Yin and tea offer similar nourishment for these wild times in that they are both “steeped” in the beauty of slowing down and turning inward. This is a great opportunity to connect with the elements during a time of year when many of us are spending more time indoors. The tea itself is very special, called “living” tea. Add self care and connection to your weekend! No previous yoga or tea ceremony experience necessary. Charmagne is a mental health therapist, yoga teacher, and community herbalist. She’s been practicing yoga at Yess, her happy place, since 2015. She attended a course on Tea at Esalen from Zen Master WuDe in 2018, and hopes to study more in Taiwan soon!


Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Dates and times below | email:  | $500

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.

Friday, January 10th: 6:30-9:30 pm
Saturday, January 11th: 11:30-6:30 pm
Friday, January 17th: 6:30-9:30 pm
Saturday, January 18th: 11:30-6:30 pm


Yess Yoga’s 300 RYT

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

Only 3 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/ Modifications- 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 one:

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

Personal Yogic Teacher Training with Lucia

Dates and Times below (Feb 2020) | email:  | $500

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


Inclusivity and Modification w/ Elisabeth: 300 RYT Teacher Training Module

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

Only 3 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.  

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.