*CANCELED* Zentangle® Beginner Workshop at Mind Body Solutions, Minnetonka

Date: Sunday, October 15th
Time: 2 pm – 4:30 pm

The Zentangle Method, developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create amazing drawings by assembling simple elements into complex structures of great beauty. Come spend an inspiring afternoon learning with Certified Zentangle Teachers Michelle and Kathy who are excited to help you create beautiful drawings you never thought possible.

Cost:  $35/person, beginner’s basic supply kit included
$60/person, deluxe Zentangle kit included

This class is designed for beginners; truly, no experience is necessary! Class size is limited, so R.S.V.P today! Pre-registration with payment is requested by October 8th to reserve your spot. Walk-up registration (up until 15 minutes before class time) is subject to availability. **Please note this workshop needs a minimum of five participants.

Reserve your spot  – call Michelle at 612.810.6848  or email using this form.

About the workshop leaders:  Michelle Aalbers and Kathy Rosenow are Certified Zentangle© Teachers (CZTs) from Synchrony, L.L.C. in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Michelle is also a certified thai yoga bodywork practitioner, yoga teacher and reiki master. Kathy is a technical communications consultant and musician. For them, learning the Zentangle method has opened up a whole new arena of creative expression and fulfillment. Both enjoy its many benefits, including stress relief, increased self-confidence, and a greater sense of well-being…and fun! Kathy and Michelle would love to introduce the method to you and help you incorporate it into your own self-care practices.


Moving with Scoliosis with Sandra Razieli
Sunday, October 29 from 1:00 – 4:00pm

Scoliosis is confusing. It creates imbalances in the body that can lead to pain and discomfort. Join us as we learn more about our own patterns of scoliosis and explore how to modify yoga postures and other movements for our individual needs. The first part of the workshop will be an overview of the anatomy and physiology of scoliosis. We will then use biomechanical and neurological-based movement techniques to explore how to create more balance and ease in our bodies while building strength and flexibility. This will be an interactive class where we will learn from each other about our own habits and patterns.  We will discuss modifications that can be brought into other yoga classes as well as specific practices to do at home. No yoga experience required.

$55 / Register here


Sandra Razieli

Sandra’s exploration of movement began when she was searching for ways to reduce pain associated with scoliosis. She found that the precision and awareness of an Iyengar-based yoga practice helped ease her pain and better understand the various imbalances created by scoliosis. She believes that focusing on alignment-based movement is a particularly powerful practice for those with scoliosis because it is a means by which one can take an active role in self-care. Sandra has been teaching yoga since 2000 and incorporates numerous movement techniques into her work. She is one of the first teachers to be certified by Elise Miller as a Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer. She is also R, I, S and T certified by Z-Health neurological-based movement training. You can find more information about Sandra and her classes at www.raziyoga.com.


Releasing Muscle Tension with Angie Fern
Saturday, November 4 from 1:00 – 4:00pm

A natural part of being human is the tightening of muscles and connective tissues in our body. As our tissues tighten, our posture, breathing, and energy are compromised, and we do not function at our best. This workshop will teach you ways to massage and release these tissues with the use of foam rollers and tennis balls. You will learn the 6 most effective and important areas of the body to release, and how to do so with these simple tools. You will practice using the foam rollers and tennis balls in class to open your body, and will leave with effective ways to care for yourself at home. Class is limited to 12 people so sign up early! Class is open to ambulatory adaptive students. All students must wear long sleeves or bring a towel to cover the foam roller.


$40 / Register here


Angie FernAngie Fern

Angie comes from over 16 years as a massage therapist and Reiki II energy worker, and has transitioned into yoga to assist others in connecting on all levels. Angie trained at Yoga Center Minneapolis, and most recently has become certified in Opening Yoga Level I & II Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training with Matthew Sanford. Angie has been volunteering with adaptive yoga for over two years and incorporates adaptations in all of her classes. Angie’s classes are designed to connect you with yourself, which will allows you to more fully connect with others.


Iyengar Workshop Weekend with Mona & Tiffany
Saturday and Sunday, November 11-12 from 1:00-3:00pm

November 11 & 12
INVERSIONS also known as Viparita Sthiti give us a new perspective from a place of stillness. Inversions are restful for the heart as the blood is flowing in the opposite direction. Inversions bring energy and focus as well as balance in the body and mind. Inversions carry a multitude of benefits to the body including the endocrine, lymphatic, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, urinary, excretory and reproductive systems. In this workshop we will explore how to build the strength and courage necessary to be upside down in a safe and supported way. RESTORATIVE POSTURES also known as Vsranta Karaka Sthiti bring the body and mind into equilibrium and relaxation. Props are utilized to support the body and allow you to surrender to the pose and your breath. Restorative asanas bring a sense of relief and recuperation from stress, injury and fatigue.  There are times in life when we all need to relax and recover, in this workshop we will guide you through a restorative practice culminating with the beginning of pranayama breath work. You will learn ways to support yourself and deepen your practice.


$40 per session or $70 for a full weekend / Register here


Mona McNeelyMona McNeeley

Mona McNeely is Iyengar Certified at the Introductory II level.   She took her first Iyengar class in 2004 at MBS and immediately became hooked.  She continues on the Iyengar teacher training track and takes yearly workshops with senior teachers. In addition to yoga, Mona spends her time knitting (a lot), spinning (a lot) and weaving the occasional rag rug. She is thankful to her family for supporting her passions. She is also thankful to her teachers, Momi Jhung and Matthew Sanford, for their continued patience and constant guidance on this yogic path.


tiffanyTiffany Bergin 

Tiffany grew up in Hawaii studying traditional Japanese martial arts and meditation.  She has always sought to help others and has held careers in behavioral health and education as well as veterinary care. She began studying different styles of yoga in her twenties and once she found the work of B.K.S Iyengar, she knew she had found the practice most aligned with her spirit. Tiffany is a certified Iyengar teacher at the Introductory II level. Tiffany is a devoted student and continues to dedicate much of her time to developing her practice. She enjoys attending weekly classes with her teachers as well as trainings and workshops with Senior Instructors in order to deepen her understanding of the Iyengar method. She teaches with care, enthusiasm and a true desire to help others develop awareness and find their own joy through the practice of yoga. Tiffany lives in Minnetrista with her husband, two young boys, dog and horses nearby.