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.
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
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
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
City of Lakes Tai Chi 3010 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis, Minnesota 612-722-5799 www.cityoflakestaichi.org