Workshops & Events

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kids summer yoga camps

june 17 - 20
July 22 - 25
August 12 - 15

Little Kids (4 - 7) | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Older Kids (8 and older) | 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Taught by Uplifter Destinie Joy

Little Kids - This camp is all about adventure, exploration, kindness, and fun. We will explore moving our bodies intentionally, mindful relaxation, and storytelling. We will spend time learning yoga poses through creative games, intentional exercises, and crafts.

Older Kids - This camp will provide the space and tools for kids to use mindfulness, self-confidence, compassion, and creativity in their lives each day. We will learn the Baptiste sequence in a safe and supportive environment through fun games, moving our bodies intentionally, journaling, and art. We will also learn how the power of meditation and breath can support them on and off their mats.

Please sign your children up for this vs. signing yourself up.  You can add family members in your profile.

$12 drop in
$40 for 4 pack



Wednesday, August 7, 6:15pm - 8:15pm

Taught by UpLifter Vicki Shea.

What better way than a Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga Class to combine your love of yoga, and the fun of a Minnesota summer! Previous SUP or SUP Yoga experience is great, and not necessary. Staying in child's pose the whole time is perfectly acceptable!

This two hour class will include on-land and on-the-water paddling instructions and general safety with attention paid to stroke technique, turning, stopping and getting back on the board from the water. The one hour yoga portion of the class begins with integration and breath work, stretching and centering. We’ll move to Sun A's and B's and the warrior postures both kneeling and then standing. Malasana or crow pose will be offered (not as hard as it looks on a board) as well as backbends, core work, and balance postures followed by a yummy floating savasana. After the class you’ll have time to play with optional poses, headstands, shoulder stands, arm balances or any pose that you want to play with before paddling back to shore.

Where: Lake Nokomis - Meet at the Wheel Fun Rentals kiosk at Nokomis Main Beach (5022 W Nokomis Pkwy)

Life vests are supplied if you rent a SUP. If you bring your own board, be sure to bring your own life vest.

$35 includes board rental
$15 if you bring your own board and life vest

This event has limited capacity, so grab your friends and sign Up asap!

Questions? Email


Baptiste foundation’s #unstoppable training

thursday, august 8th, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Taught by Lindsay Grabb - Tier 3 Certified Baptiste Influencer & Owner of Up Yoga

The #unstoppable program exists to create a resilient generation of children that use Baptiste Yoga as a life skill.

This is a training for anyone who works with youth - school teachers, school counselors, aides, coaches, community center employees, police officers, etc. You will learn through personal experience, a set of tools to teach basic yoga poses, breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques to youth as a part of how you already work with them. The training will also give an introduction as to why and how these tools can help people who have experienced trauma. You will be given valuable tools that will teach you to care for yourself first so you can more effectively serve others.

This training will cover how yoga, meditation and self inquiry are powerful tools for your own self care, but also through your own personal experience, how you can share them with others.

$99 if you currently work with children
$199 if you do not currently work with children

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Up North Rustic Retreat

Thursday, august 15-Saturday august 17

Taught by Uplifters Evan Almeroth & Emma Almeroth

Yoga. Meditation. Hiking. Community.  Nature.

We live in a busy world with its constant demands of technology, over-stimulation and tight schedules. Summer is a chance for a much needed break. This retreat is for anyone in need of a reprieve who loves to move and finds their bliss in nature. Anyone who wants an adventure. Anyone longing for a yoga retreat that’s down to earth and simple. It’s not about a fancy locale; it’s about you.

Join Evan and Emma Up North in Tettegouche State Park. Restore and revitalize through daily yoga and meditation practices. Draw inspiration from nature as you explore the North Shore's rivers, waterfalls, and coast.  Connect with yourself, each other and nature.

Arrive evening of August 15, return to Minneapolis August 17.

What's included:
Group Campsite
State Park Pass
Daily Yoga Practice
Daily Meditation
Guided Hikes
Help with Planning and Packing
Basic Equipment (camping stove, cookware, water filtration)

Investment:  $150


Yoga philosophy: yamas & niyamas

Sunday, September 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Taught by Uplifter Meghan Foley

Do you often wonder where yoga comes from? What does it mean to be a yogi? Have you noticed that yoga has affected all aspects of your life? Take your practice deeper by studying the Yamas & Niyamas, the ethical guidelines outlined in the first two limbs of Patanjali's 8-limbed path in the Yoga Sutras.

In this discussion and lecture-based workshop, we will dive deep into what it means to be a yogi on and off your mat, and by sharing real life examples, make the material relatable, practical and relevant. The study of the Yamas & Niyamas will enrich your practice and your life. All levels welcome.

Qualifies for 2 hours of Yoga-Alliance approved Continuing Education Credits.

No yoga experience necessary.

Investment: $40


Rest up: restorative aroma yoga

Friday, October 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Taught by Uplifter Meghan Foley

We all live very full lives. Our minds are constantly racing, rarely giving our sympathetic (fight-or-flight) nervous system a break. To maintain our health long-term, it's absolutely essential to rest and restore. This powerful 90-minute class will calm your body and mind through a unique combination of Restorative Yoga and Aromatherapy.

Come ready to be supported. Physically by blankets, bolsters, straps & blocks. Mentally & spiritually by our UpLifter Meghan, who will help you find deep muscle relief and a relaxing mental state - somewhere between wakefulness and sleep. Exactly the kind of self-care a power yogi needs after a long week: lower your stress level, release long-held tension, and increase your energy levels for joyful weekend ahead.

Investment: $35



Sunday, October 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Taught by Uplifter Meghan Foley

This workshop is designed for the yogi who wants to deepen his/her understanding of the subtle body by taking a journey through the chakras, the 7 major energy centers within the body that align with the spine and the endocrine system. Each chakra is associated with a color, mudra, element, stage of life, characteristic, part of the body, emotion, etc.

Sometimes referred to as the "psychology of yoga," yogis will gain a greater understanding of self by deepening their awareness of this subtle body energy. For optimal health and balance, we want the chakras to be flowing freely. We will close the lecture with a short chakra-based physical practice, so yogis will have the opportunity to feel these subtle energy centers within their own bodies.

All levels welcome.

Qualifies for 2 hours of Yoga-Alliance approved Continuing Education Credits.

Investment: $40


into to ayurveda

Sunday, November 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Taught by Uplifter Meghan Foley

Ayurveda translates from Sanskrit as the "science of life." We are each born with a certain constitution, or dosha, that determines our personalities, body types, food preferences, emotions, etc. In this workshop, you will learn how to determine your own personal dosha and which breath techniques, yoga styles, postures, foods, and mudras correspond with your particular makeup. The workshop is intended for students of all levels and will also include a short physical practice exploring each dosha and its properties.

You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of this ancient science that will add a new layer of depth to your yoga practice and help you find balance beyond the mat using special techniques designed for your particular dosha.

Qualifies for 2 hours of Yoga-Alliance approved Continuing Education Credits.

Cost: $40


carson calhoun weekend workshops

A self-described “Handstand-Up Comedian,” Carson combines his love for being upside-down with his natural ability to make people laugh. During his workshops, students are encouraged to push their limits and explore their edge, while maintaining a playful attitude.

$40 for one or $100 for all 3

Intro to Handstands
Saturday, december 28, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

This workshop is perfect for students starting an inversion practice, or for teachers looking for tips to help beginner students. We will cover the fundamentals of inverting, and learn how to use the wall and other props to get you started safely on this journey. No upside-down experience required, just a positive outlook and a desire to learn.

Floating on Breath
Saturday, december 28, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Learn to float! This workshop will cover the basics of floating: Pranayama/Breath work, Bandhas/Core control, and Focus/Meditation practices. Using the discipline of Ashtanga
Yoga, we will cultivate strength and grace in the movements, building to a pike press handstand and a floating Jedi Sun Salutation. All levels welcome

Tricky Transitions
Sunday, december 29, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

In this workshop, we will dive deeper into the trickier elements of inverting: handstand pressing, floating in sun salutations, transitioning in and out of arm balances, and many more drills to take with you to your home practice.
*Prerequisites: a comfortable crow pose and some experience upside-down.