Fitness for Body and Mind

The list below is a brief compilation of local resources. Many places offer free trials and drop in classes, so be sure to keep looking until you find a good match. Don’t forget to check with your local community education department, too.

RiverGarden Yoga Center – is located in an historic brick building at 455 West 7th Street in St. Paul, just down the street from Day by Day Cafe at Goodrich and West 7th. The studio is spacious with high ceilings, maple wood floor, an interior brick wall and soothing colors…. See website for a full variety of classes including 12 Step Recovery Yoga (with Suzula Bidon). Recovery is more than just abstinence. Recovery is a lifelong process of healing, transformation, and growth. Fridays: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
455 West 7th Street, St. Paul, MN, 55102, 651-270-6643.

Recovery Yoga – Life Beyond Addiction (Caitlin Carroll – Addiction to anything, from drugs and alcohol to food and gambling, is understood to be a malady of body, mind and spirit. Because the goal of yoga is to create peaceful union between body, mind and spirit, it can be a wonderful complement to your recovery program. Sundays 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. RiverGardenClassSchedule

N2Living – Live Life With Strength…N2Living was started to help people increase their overall body strength so that they can get the most out of their life. We want you to get in, work out and get on with your life. Being strong doesn’t take long. 3260 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls. 612-767-0240

Common Ground Meditation Center a community meditation center dedicated to the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness meditation is the practice of waking up to the present moment and learning to be open and at ease with the unfolding conditions of life. With practice, mindfulness reveals deep wisdom, compassion and intimacy with all things. 2700 East 26th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406, 612-722-8260

MindRoadsMindfulness in the Twelve Steps Weekly Practice Group This ongoing program is for those seeking spiritual development by practicing the principles of the Twelve Steps and the Buddha’s teachings in everyday life. This program supplements recovery and is designed to reveal to us that consistent mindfulness practice is vital to spiritual progress. This practice group is open to all who have an interest in mindfulness and the Twelve Steps. Led by Patti S.,Emil J., Elene L., Gail I., Ollie S., Anita R., and Craig V. Fridays, 7:00 – 8:30p.m.  mindfulness-12-steps

The Meditation Center offers classes, retreats, and more, including family and children’s activities. Founded in the Himalayan Tradition and centered on Raja Yoga, “an integrated, scientific, experiential approach to improving a person’s ability to skillfully use mind and body in everyday life.” 631University Ave NE, Mpls,

The Marsh – Dedicated to “Wellness through educational programs, services, environment, professional care and personal guidance,” the Marsh is a comprehensive facility offering classes, exercise facilities, bodywork, on-site physical therapy, a spa, restaurant and overnight stays. Open to the public and offers membership. 15000 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka,MN 55345-1500, (952) 935-2202.

Mind Body Solutions – Founded by Matthew Sanford, this non-profit offers yoga classes for all levels of ability and disability. Sandford is also an author and speaker who says: “It took a devastating car accident, paralysis from the chest down, and dependence on a wheelchair before I truly realized the importance of my body.” 17516 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345

YWCA Minneapolis – Several TCMA sites. Visit the website for details and locations., Group fitness offerings include a wide selection of “Mind-Body” classes.

Vibrant Health Safe Space: A digital resource offering supportive resources and tools in an emotionally safe environment.

Last Updated on March 3, 2020