AWWWWWW my dear yoga friends! I can’t believe that this is the week of our Grand Opening PARTY!!!
Just 5 quick days away on Saturday, June 11th! The accumulation of many months of work, many years of dreaming, wondering if, how and why will be made manifest just days before my eyes. I cannot believe how amazing it feels to have gathered such an incredible crew of instructors, or how I was able to manage this renovation and feel so at home in this space.
It is my vision that all who enter here “imbue” their lives with well being, energy and compassion. Imbue is a little used verb — but now that you’ve been seeing it in action, you might start reading it everywhere. What would you like to be imbued with?
I would like to be imbued with grace, patience, wildness, wisdom and warrior spirit. I just spent a weekend at the 5th annual Midwest Women’s Herbalist Conference and was so taken by ALisa Starkweather’s opening and closing ceremonies invoking some of the rich archetypes of woman: Warrior, Wild Woman, “Sweet Woman with Honey in her Heart” and Wonder Woman. Of course for other genders there are myriad archetypes, many overlapping with these. Warrior sits DEEP with me at this time in my life — and warrior / virhabadrasana variations are such essential postures (asanas) in our western yoga classes. I feel as though, like focusing through the keyhole, aiming the bow and arrow, this vision has come into focus. On Saturday at 3 pm, we will spring forth into the great unknown!
PLEASE come and party with us June 11th from 3 – 8 pm! Come for a few minutes or stay for all!
Here is how the day will go:
3 pm: Ribbon cutting, toast & spontaneous drumming / Kirtan with Sons of Shiva
3:30: Live music with members of Brian Just Band featuring Josie Just
4:00: Mini Kundalini Class with Lauren Asheim / Sat Rattan Yoga
4:30: Live music with Dirty Knobs – ambient electronic
5:00: Mini Relaxation & Mindfulness practice with Kathleen Sprole / One Moment Center LLC
5:30 Mini Slow Vinyasa Flow class w/ Mary Bue set to drone music by Dirty Knobs
6:00 – 8:00 Open House with food & bevs by family, friends and our gracious sponsor Punk Rawk Labs w/ live music by yours truly and Katy Vernon
We will have raffles all afternoon for class passes and yoga swag! Also some special deals on class passes: 5 and 10 packs will have no expiration if bought day of or before the 11th, the monthly automatic unlimited membership is $75 until August 1st (then it goes to $89), private lessons with me are $50, etc. More info on pricing here.
It would mean the WORLD to me if you came and checked out the space and tried a few classes on for size! Facebook invite here. Would be so grateful if you shared and invited your people!
Here’s our sweet roster of instructors:
Lauren Asheim / Sat Rattan Yoga: Kundalini Yoga & Meditation – Thursdays 9 am & Kundalini Rising: Unlocking the Creative Spirit – Saturdays 10:30 am
Kathleen Sprole / One Moment Center LLC: My Time: Relaxation & Mindfulness – Wednesdays 7 pm
Rosemary Erb: Yin Yoga – Mondays 7 pm starting June 20th
Molly Maher: Power Vinyasa – Sundays 10:30 am starting June 26th & Mondays 5:30 pm starting June 27th
Dorothy Jordan: Kundalini Morning Practice – Tuesday 7 am
Katie Olson / The Traveling Yogini: Hatha/Vinyasa – Western Mind, Eastern Yoga – Thursdays 7 pm & Candlelight Restorative Yoga – Thursdays 8:30 pm
Mary Bue: Hatha/Vinyasa – Fridays 12:15 pm & Saturdays 1 pm, Slow Vinyasa Flow – Wednesdays 9 am, Yoga for Runners & Bikers – Tuesdays 7 pm & Thursdays 7 am, Prenatal Yoga – Tuesdays 5:30 pm, Viniyoga – Wednesdays 5:30 pm, Candlelight Flow – Tuesdays 8:30 pm, Yoga for the Absolute Beginner who wants to know what the fuss is all about, etc!
KIDS YOGA INSTRUCTOR TBA! We will have 2 kids yoga classes on Saturday afternoons for 3-5 year olds and 6 – 9 year olds. I’m interviewing 3 people this week. WOO HOO!
Instructors on deck:
Jude Ortiz will be on board for subbing & Sue Redmond (who used to own this space as Hiawatha Yoga!!!) will hopefully be adding a Restorative Class Thursday evenings starting in August when Katie takes off on her travels.
WOW. I am so grateful for these amazing instructors and so proud of our programming!!!
YOGA at MIDTOWN FARMERS MARKET
We are pleased to offer yoga every other Saturday at the Midtown Farmer’s Market at 8:30 am!
Dates: June 11, 25th, July 9th, 23rd, August 6th, 20th, September 3rd, 17th, Oct 1st weather permitting for all. Hope I got those dates right 😉 More info: www.midtownfarmersmarket.org
VERY GRATEFUL FOR RECENT PRESS!
Big love to the Corcoran News for putting a feature about us in PRINT! The Corcoran News is the only Minneapolis neighborhood newspaper that is in print and not online. Pick yours up at the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization on Cedar and 35th Street. PS our grand opening is the same day as the Corcoran neighborhood garage sales from 9 to 1!
The Herbivorous Butcher, America’s first vegan butcher shop, did a little business spotlight on us for their blog last week! They are AMAZING – located in NE Minneapolis, about to be featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives this August. Try their vegan jerky, no guilt, full of love! It’s vegan, it must be healthy! Read here.
Rift Magazine did a big feature post about my story of opening the studio and how yoga and music intersect for me. So grateful for this one and I got pretty candid. Read here.
Ann Treacy of MostlyMinnesota.com posted a sweet preview about our party in her blog a few weeks ago. Read here.
I can’t wait to meet you, practice with you, grow in this neighborhood with you! I hope you find benefit in this space, in our teachers, in the community. So much more to come!
Namaste, peace be the journey! You rock!
WORKSHOPS & SERIES THIS SUMMER & FALL – More info coming soon!
Yoga for the Absolute Beginner who wants to know what the fuss is all about – June 22nd for four weeks
Yoga for Relationship Transitions – July 27th for four weeks
Mindfulness Practice w/ Kathleen Sprole July 3oth
Thai Yoga Body Work w/ Partners with Margaret Harstand Oct 1st
Ashtanga Immersion with Joey Paz from Norman, OK – Oct. 14th & 15th
Full calendar at www.imbueyoga.com/calendar/