Workshops & Events


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Chakra series

Wednesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm
August 14 - September 25

In this 7-week series, we will explore the 7 major chakras, or energy centers of the body.

Join UpLifter Meghan Foley in this grounding all-levels practice, designed to explore the mysteries of the subtle body each. Each week will build upon the last and practitioners will learn the characteristics of each chakra and its location in the body, as well as mudras (hand gestures), physical poses, breath techniques and mantras that correspond to each energy center. The practice will leave you feeling refreshed, centered and balanced. All levels welcome.

Regular class rates apply.

Dates (Wednesdays): Aug 14th, 21st, 28th Sept 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

*It will definitely be fun and exploratory to make all 7 classes, and it isn't necessary meaning you can come for 1, a few, or all of the classes. For example, if you make it to the 2nd, 4th, and 7th class, you'll be just fine and won't be lost if you haven't made it to all previous classes in the series.

**No need to pre-register. If you do sign-up in advance, simply register for Meghan's regularly scheduled Ease-Up class listed on our schedule.

Email info@upyogamn.com with any questions.


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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


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Yoga & Journaling: Embracing our Storied Bodies

Friday, September 6, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Taught by Uplifter Emma Almeroth and Ellie Roscher

We believe our bodies hold deep wisdom. With a sense of curiosity and tender playfulness, this workshop couples journaling prompts with restorative yoga to unlock our wisdom and release embodied emotions. Emma will lead a gentle flow, supported by props just right for you, bringing attention to our hearts, hips and throats. Ellie will lead journaling exercises that promote reflection and help awaken us to our lives. In a warm, safe community, we will deepen our yoga and journaling practices through inquiry and intention.

Investment:

$35 or Workshop 3-Pack


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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


40 Days to Personal Revolution

40 Days to Personal Revolution

Begins October 1, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Led by Uplifter Emma Almeroth

Embark on a journey to self discovery. 40 Days to Personal Revolution is a breakthrough program designed by Baron Baptiste to radically change your body and awaken your soul. Through yoga, meditation, and personal inquiry work you will be supported in awakening a whole new you.

Tuesdays October 1st - November 12th
7:00pm - 8:15pm

As part of the program, participants will also receive the following:

  • Group discussions, community, and support throughout the program.

  • Small and large group 40 Day specific e-mails to keep you motivated.

  • Packet to help keep track of your progress

Investment:
$75 for Members
$200 for NonMembers (includes unlimited yoga)
$15 40 Days Book Required - Sold at Studio


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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


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chakras

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


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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


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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.