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.
Yoga Center of Minneapolis: Offering every level of yoga and incredible variety of yoga styles. Try Restorative Yoga, Aerial Yoga or Big A*&^ Yoga. Workshops offered regularly: Yoga Psychotherapy to Treat Emotional and Stress Eating or Valentine’s Partner Yoga Workshop or Yoga for Runners and Bicyclists Mpls Studio: 212 3rd Ave. N, Suite 205 St. Louis Park Studio: 4200 Minnetonka Blvd. www.yogacentermpls.com
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. www.rivergardenyoga.com.
Recovery Yoga – Life Beyond Addiction (Caitlin Carroll – email@example.com). 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 www.n2livingstrong.com
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 www.commongroundmeditation.org
MindRoads – Mindfulness 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, www.themeditationcenter.org
Minnesota Zen Meditation Center – A well-established source offering classes, seminars, speakers, retreats and other activities devoted to zazen, or Zen Meditation, including free sessions for first time meditators: Sundays 8:30-9:50 a.m. (followed by optional lecture at 10:00 and tea at 11:00); First and third Tuesdays of each month 5:30-6:30 p.m., 3343 East Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408, www.mnzencenter.org
Spring Forest Qigong Center – Qigong training and practice, also with a focus on healing of self and others. Check out the website for two Spring Forest exercises to experience an introduction. 7520 Market Place Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, www.springforestgigong.org
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. www.themarsh.com
Institute of the Himalayan Tradition (R) – Classes, seminars, workshops and retreats in hatha yoga, meditation, wellness, philosophy of life, and personal growth. 1317 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105. www.ihtyoga.org
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 www.mindbodysolutions.org
YWCA Minneapolis – Several TCMA sites. Visit the website for details and locations., Group fitness offerings include a wide selection of “Mind-Body” classes. www.ywca-minneapolis.org
Bikram’s Yoga College of India – Bikram Yoga uses a series of Hatha Yoga postures and breathing exercises, performed in a hot room. 2836 Lyndale Av S, Minneapolis on the Midtown Greenway. 612-870-YOGA (9642). www.bikramyogamn.com
City of Lakes Tai Chi 3010 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis, Minnesota 612-722-5799 www.cityoflakestaichi.org