Muscle Tension Relief With Foam Roller & Tennis Balls
Saturday, March 24 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Join teacher, Angie Fern for an informative workshop using Foam Rollers and Tennis Balls for muscle and myofascial release. Learn tips and tricks from 18 years of bodywork experience. You will learn which muscles to release for conditions such as neck and back pain, TMJ, sinus issues, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, headaches, leg pain, and more.
This popular workshop is great for yoga teachers and bodyworkers looking for more tips on how to help people relax tight muscles. This class is also great for anyone who has a tightly wound body, looking for more tools to help move the body (and mind) into a relaxed state of being.
Come prepared to work on your whole body. Wear long sleeves or bring a towel to cover the foam roller. All materials are provided, and rollers will be for sale. Cost is $45.
***Exciting news: This workshop is now approved for 3 CE credits for Massage therapists***
$45 / Register here
Angie’s journey with the mind-body connection began in 1999 as a certified massage therapist, which led to a career of rehabilitative body and energy work, and the expanse of trauma healing. She later discovered asana yoga and bhakti yoga (the yoga of devotion), which further transformed her life and her relationship to it. Much like the inner sensations she has found through these practices, she feels these things had a way of finding her, not her searching for them. Angie came to yoga to work with those inner sensations for personal healing, then become a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Center of Minneapolis, and in Advanced Level Adaptive Yoga at MBS. She now uses her experience to volunteer with Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Center in the adaptive yoga program, teach adaptive and traditional yoga classes, and work with special populations as a health coach and teacher. Angie is a Yoga Alliance RYT200.
Yoga And Being Human – Or Being a Human That Does Yoga
Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8
“Making progress in your yoga practice does not always mean ‘mastering the perfect pose’. Sometimes we need to do the best we can today and realize the true yoga practice is within us as we are when we are putting our heart into it. It means truly taking in that my pose and your pose may not look the same and realize that it is still yoga – your yoga.” ~ Jo Zukovich
It’s always a real treat to welcome Matthew Sanford’s first yoga teacher, Jo Zukovich, to the studio! Come explore with Jo as she breaks down foundational poses while sharing tips and techniques that will give you a fresh perspective for your practice. She will also help decipher challenging postures using a variety of props, tools, and approaches. Join us in this weekend of play – come with questions and an open mind! Come for one session, or attend the whole weekend.
Friday, April 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 7 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 7 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 8 from 10:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Individual sessions $50 / Full Weekend $160
Jo has been practicing yoga since 1970. She began studying Iyengar yoga in 1980 and has been teaching since 1984, traveling to India to study directly with the Iyengar family. Her dynamic and fun teaching style enables students of all abilities to reach new potentials and discover the joy of yoga.
Supple Body, Quiet Mind
Saturday, April 14 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Reverse the stress response for greater ease and freedom in body and mind with Wendy Brom, Certified-IAYT Yoga Therapist, AYS, BA
Discover the effects of the stress response and our body’s hidden reactions that can cause pain, tension, dysfunction, and lack of freedom in our life. Learn daily practices to help release some of the physical habits that lead to the cumulative effects of stress on our bodies and minds.
• Learn about the body’s reaction to stress and the main stress reflexes and responses.
• Understand the concept of Sensory Motor Amnesia and Sensory Motor Competence and how this new work is key to sustained freedom and function in the body.
• Learn how to use proprioception, exteroception, and interoception to heal yourself.
• Take home tangible tools to feel better today!
$50 / Register here
Move Without Pain – Therapeutic Approach to Classic Asana
Saturday, May 5 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Yoga Sutra 2.46: Sthira Sukham Asana; The Posture should be steady and comfortable.
Do you feel like your yoga poses are hurting you? Are you unmotivated to get on your mat? Join Wendy Brom (Certified-IAYT Yoga Therapist, AYS, BA) and learn how to use good biomechanics in asanas to cultivate and maintain steady ease in yoga postures. Bringing back joy, freedom, and enthusiasm for your practice.
• Learn anatomical planes of movement and why they are important so we can move with greater efficiency and ease.
• Learn how to safely release muscles and move in your authentic range of motion so you can stay pain free in your practice.
• Deepen your personal practice and understanding of poses.
$50 / Register here
Wendy reveres life and strives to create harmony. She has been practicing yoga since 2000 and her practice is soul centered and earth based. She has studied with teacher/mentor Coleen Elwood since 2003 when she was pregnant with her first child. Using yoga as a tool for labor, Wendy first experienced the deep and powerful mind body connection yoga offers. Since then, Wendy has dedicated herself to sharing yoga as a way to heal and empower herself and others. Wendy graduated from the 230 hour teacher training at The Yoga Center of Minneapolis in 2011. Wendy has also completed the Level 1 and Level 2 Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training at Mind Body Solutions and assists in the adaptive yoga class for people with disability at The Courage Center. Wendy is currently pursuing yoga therapy training to deepen her knowledge even more. Wendy is thrilled to join the Mind Body Solutions community! She not only treasures the mind body connection her yoga practice has given her, but also treasures the connections it has given her with others and the wonderful community it provides. Her teaching style focuses on empowering her students to bring their yoga practice into daily living.
Ropes and Backbends with William Prottengeier
Saturday, April 28 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Because so much of the day is spent hunched over a desk, iPhone or computer, the regular practice of backbends is an antidote to our everyday postural habits. Backbends are invigorating, challenging poses that build confidence. In this workshop you will learn how to safely develop a backbend practice from the most basic to the more advanced poses.The backward bending asanas energize, refresh and invigorate the body by opening the chest. Backbends are dynamic postures, which move to counter gravity and therefore require and build energy and strength, especially in the wrists, arms, legs, buttocks and spine. Backbends also stretch the front of the abdomen, hips, thighs, shoulders and chest.You will explore how to warm up and how to cool down from backbends in order to balance the body and mind.
$35 / Register here
Where Heaven and Earth Meet – Mobility and Stability of the Pelvis
Saturday, May 19 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
People in class often say, “Let’s do hip-openers!” This workshop with William Prottengeier will explore just what “hip-opening” means, and how to create stability as the foundation from which mobility can be safely explored.
$35 / Register here
Twists with William Prottengeier
Saturday, October 6 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Twists promote resiliency in the spinal muscles and nerves, while helping to improve the functioning of the abdominal; and pelvic organs. In this workshop, we will practice the full range of standing and seated twists.
$35 / Register here
William Prottengeier, founder and director of the Minneapolis Yoga Workshop, is a Certified Iyengar instructor. He has been practicing yoga since 1975, and teaching yoga since 1979. He studied with Swami Veda Bharati (Pandit Usharbudh Arya) for 15 years. William’s teaching flows from the Hatha Yoga tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar, with Ramanand Patel as his primary teacher in the U.S. His other major influences are the Vipassana and Advaita Vedanta traditions. William’s teaching weaves these traditions into the practice of asana. His teaching blends and balances concentration and precision in asana practice with mindfulness and compassion in daily living.