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 workshops and community

events in our schedule. Please join us for these opportunities to

expand and enrich your yoga practice.

Yess Yoga’s RYT Certified Teacher Training

Starts Fall 2017| email:  | payment plans

Here’s the deal. We want you to know your personal practice, your intuitive side and teach with authenticity, and learn different styles of yoga so you can teach vinyasa, restorative, and yin. We value diversity, inclusive communities, and intelligence. If those qualities are important to you as well, 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).


If you are currently a teacher and want to go through any of these trainings you are welcome to join! Open to all people.


Women’s Moon Medicine: Moon in Cancer, Element of Water


Saturday, July 22nd | 7-9 pm  |  $30

This workshop is FULL: Email us to be on the wait list.


The essence of Cancerian energy is sensitivity, self-care and healing. The waters She rules are deep. Come and steep in the refuge of the Great Mother within, who knows exactly what is needed to nurture and soothe your heart. Our evening together will include Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra, a healing touch ritual and time for reflection. Please bring your yoga mat and a journal if you have one (paper will be available if you don’t bring one). Wear comfortable clothing in which you feel relaxed and at ease. Women’s Moon Medicine is led by Jessa Walters.

Merging With the Medicine Wheel: Living the Life That Wants to Live in You

Four Saturdays | 7-9 pm  | $30

Discover who you are meant to be in this world!


The world is in the midst of a profound shift in consciousness, and we need people living in their truth now more than ever before. However, it’s easy to get lost in societal expectations, technology, and old thought patterns that create suffering. The Native American Medicine Wheel is an ancient tradition which provides a structure for the process of releasing that which no longer serves us in order to make room for that which we want to manifest in our lives. The Medicine Wheel is opened by calling in the winds of the four cardinal directions. Each wind is associated with a spirit animal that represents a part of the releasing and manifesting process. The Medicine Wheel holds ancient, natural wisdom that can gently guide you into your true essence. Your spirit is waiting for you to tap into this ocean of knowledge!


Join Amy for this special workshop series to explore the true meaning of living authentically in today’s world. Feel the support of mother Jaguar as you tap into your shadows. Sing with the Hummingbird as you awaken to your own intuitive wisdom and passions. Fly with the Eagle as the powerful Being who sees the vastness of Life. Now is the time for you to claim your path and share your inner light!


Each 2-hour workshop includes:


• Yoga

• Lecture

• Group sharing

• Writing exercises

• Guided meditation + visualization

• Oiling

• Sacred ritual

• And more!


A four part series with Amy Heilman. The workshops dates are May 20th, June, 24th, July 15th, and August 12th. Attend one part or many parts.

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Part III- Merging With the Medicine Wheel: The Hummingbird


Saturday, July 29th | 7-9 pm  |  $30

The Wind of the North: The Hummingbird


At the Soul Perception of the Hummingbird, we perceive all of our experiences as a part of an epic and magnificent journey. The Hummingbird guides us on a soul journey tasting the sweet nectar of life, embracing love, harmony, beauty and joy in every aspect of our flight.


Part IV- Merging with the Medicine Wheel: The Eagle

Saturday, August 12th | 7-9 pm  |  $30

August 12th: The Wind of the East: The Eagle

At the Spiritual Perception of the Eagle, we are guided to travel beyond the limited perceptions of ourselves, our bodies and our minds, and begin to see things from a higher perspective. The Eagle takes us above the mountains and clouds where we can fly wing-to-wing with Spirit and experience the sacred vision of Oneness.


ClockWerks Brewing Yoga Class

Saturday,  August 12th | 10:45 -11:45 am  |  $20 w/ 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! Starting April 8, Yess Yoga will be hosting yoga at ClockWerks Brewing in Downtown Minneapolis on the second Saturday of each month, class starts at 11am. 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!


A Trauma-Sensitive approach to teaching Yoga

Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17th | 11:30-3:30 pm (Sat) 12:30-3:30 pm (Sun)  |  $150

Facilitated by Jessa Walters, MA, E-RYT, TCTSY-F and Daniel Gaustad, DC, RYT, this training is designed for yoga teachers (and teachers in training) and mental health professionals who are looking to integrate embodiment into their work.


Strongly influenced by Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), as taught by David Emerson and based upon over a decade of research, this training will include lecture, discussion and experiential practice.


Participants will learn the key practical components to trauma-sensitive teaching including the use of language, the importance of interoception and the teacher qualities needed to create a trauma-sensitive space. We will explore the dynamics inherent in trauma and how to teach in a way that does not perpetuate the trauma paradigm, but rather offers the opportunity for choice, present moment experience and empowerment. There will be ample time during the training to put these skills into practice with Jessa and Dan’s support.


Through the knowledge and experience gained in this 2-day training, it is our aim that participants walk away feeling confident when integrating trauma-sensitivity into their work and their lives.


Jessa Walters completed the 300-hour TCTSY certification with David Emerson through the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Boston. She currently teaches TCTSY to women in recovery. Jessa began teaching TCTSY in 2013 as part of a study through the University of Minnesota and the Domestic Abuse Project researching TCTSY as a viable clinical treatment for trauma. Daniel Gaustad has completed the 40-hour TCTSY training at Kripalu with David Emerson and is currently participating in the 3-year Somatic Experiencing Professional Trauma Training Program. He has been teaching yoga to men in recovery since 2012 and integrates trauma-sensitivity into his practice as a chiropractor.

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.