A Year In Review


we're turning one!

We are filled with so much nostalgia and joy over all the growth that taken place in just a year. Let's review with a letter from our owners & UpLifters Lindsay & John:

Up Yoga Minneapolis

"Up Yoga is turning ONE on May 8, 2018! Together as a community we have created something incredible that has far exceeded our expectations.  John and I had a vision of a space that was warm and welcoming. A space that was beautiful - yet you could mess it Up. A space that would leave students  feeling powerful and wanting to come back again and again. What we couldn’t imagine was all the empowering teachers that would fill Up the space with their energy and passion.  We never imagined all the incredible students that would walk through the doors smiling saying “I love it here, I love how I feel when I’m here”. Thank you for believing in our vision.  Thank you for showing Up as yourselves and trusting the process of Baptiste Yoga. We couldn’t do what we do without you!

We’ve been thinking about everything that has happened since we opened the front door.  We’ve taught 1400 classes, 30 workshops, led two 40 Days programs, will graduate 14 amazing teacher trainees in a couple weeks, and we officially became a Baptiste Affiliate Studio back in January.  All that in under a year! Pretty remarkable! But what is harder to recap are all the laughs we’ve heard. Orr the tears that have been shed. All the muscles that are stronger and more flexible. All the crows we’ve achieved or all the wheels we’ve popped Up into (1400 x 6….? Give or take a few!). These are the moments we cherish. These are the moments that give this studio the light, love, and energy that can be felt when you walk in the door.

Up Yoga Minneapolis

We remember when our member Joe took his first class last summer.  He lit Up! We’ve had countless conversations with him since about how his yoga practice has changed his life.  It is the longest he’s stayed with one form of exercise. He now brings his family to classes. We’ll never forget his radiant exclamation after a very crowded Saturday class: “This yoga is for real.  It works!”. Yes, this yoga stuff really works Joe! But it works because YOU do the work.

We are constantly in awe of our community’s commitment to continued growth & excellence. We didn’t realize it at the time - but our studio’s name is beyond fitting. We’ve seen first hand the power of individuals that choose to rise Up. We rise Up, and then we bring others with us, because it inspires others to live their biggest, boldest, brightest lives. This community is a testament to that.

So this Anniversary Party is for YOU. We celebrate YOU - for all that you are, all that you’re working towards, and all that you bring into our space. We love each and every one of you. Thank you for showing Up for yourself.  Thank you for telling your friends about us and giving us feedback. We exist to empower you to build connections, take action and be a leader in your own life. We are committed to our growth, your growth and the growth of this community - and we know you are too. Together we will RISE UP, and we will take others with us.  We are excited to see what Year Two brings to us all. Let’s continue to UpLift ourselves and each other.

With love and gratitude,
Lindsay and John

Baptiste Yoga South Minneapolis
Power Up Baptiste Yoga Minneapolis

Please join us for our One Year Birthday Celebration!
Saturday, May 12

Followed by a community celebration with food, drink, dancing, and music. Bring your family, kids, friends, partners, and let's come together to celebrate a year of incredible growth and connection. 

Lindsay GrabbUp Yoga