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2015 update! At the end of Jan 2015,   Body Prayers Yoga/Massage moved!  This was not an easy decision, but in the interest of simplifying my life I chose to do this and I’m happy to say I have  a very nice location closeby where I can continue to do the work that I love :  massage and yoga.   Our new address is 620 Civic Heights Drive, #101 (enter to left of Chiro sign) .  Circle Pines, mn 55014.

 To register, pls click here.


pineview, exteriorHiyala creates a  serene environment that sets the stage for yoga studies of all levels of practice, all shapes and sizes! Hiyala  teaches  the traditional style of yoga incorporating long holding of the poses, pranayama and  meditation.   You will receive a warm welcome.

:newsletter: end of august 2015

 Beginning Yoga Mondays 5:30-6:30 at Peace United Church.  Begins  Sept 14 2015,

Pilates continues on the dock in Circle pines thru sept 23, 4:30-5:30.  Beginning sept 30, We will continue with pilates, but  in Shoreview!  at Peace United Church-  just a bit north of hwy 96 on Hodgeson Road.   Wednesdays. 5-6pm     please prepay for the first class using paypal ( or send a check.  Cost is $16 per class if you pay for 4 weeks  consecutive, otherwise , $18 dropin.

New session yoga classes begins first week of Sept and ends the last week of Oct.   At Pine View Center near the Circle Pines Post Office.(photo to left and right) 620 Civic Heights Drive. #101.
This is a lovely , healing space.  If weather is nice , we will be outside at dock  on tues  sept 22 and thurs sept 10. bestpineview yoga and massage

 New classes!

Outdoor yoga+ aerobic walk!  Mondays and Wednesdays bright and early.  meet at 6am at  Labyrinth in Circle Pines.  (by clock tower roundabout) Walk the rice creek trail to the bridge.  Do yoga.. walk back. If it’s raining ,we’ll walk (or drive)  to  Golden Lake and do yoga under the shelter. Done by 7:00am .  Fun ! fun!  $15 per person. dress accordingly.   pre-registration 24 hours advance  required.

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Parent+Child yoga (ages 4-8 plus one parent/guardian)  . I am available to teach your group at my location or yours.  call 612 850-0071 or



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We specialize in a gentle, restorative, gently challenging yoga

We specialize in a gentle, restorative, gently challenging yoga




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Year of the Wood Sheep begins Feb 19th.


Sheep year 2015 is time to focus on creating a lovely home. Sheep correlates to the Western sign Cancer, the sign of home, family, and roots.

Sheep is a kind, sweet, and generous soul. Home is very important to Sheep.  Sheep, along with Sheep’s best friend Rabbit, need a safe, cozy home environment to return to after dealing with the harsh world. Sheep, Rabbit, and Snake are the artists of the Chinese zodiac.

2015 is a superb year to redecorate your environment.  Sheep loves art and beauty in their environment, and are bothered by things that are dirty or tasteless. So keep your home tidy and nice all year long.  Where to start? Start at the front door. Clean out your entry to welcome all the good luck that will come into your home and place of business in 2015. Clean out the front porch, entry hall, lobby, or whatever the entry is where you live. Make this area clean, well lit, and inviting. Check the entry’s lighting fixtures, add a fresh coat of paint, and a new rug to welcome the New Year of the Sheep.

One of many styles of feng shui is to overlay a map of the eight tri-grams, called ba-gua in Chinese.

Ba-gua focus to create abundance for Wood Sheep year is to emphasize the Helpful People area. This is located in the near right corner from the entry. Sheep do better when they have the support of others. Sheep bring peace and harmony to a group, and group efforts are rewarded.  Save independent action and risk for Fire Monkey 2016.

The second area for focus in Sheep year is the Knowledge corner, located in the near left corner from the entry. Sensitive Sheep needs quiet time to replenish. Create time for some soul searching, especially if you feel the need for some spiritual or emotional recuperation after swift Horse year 2015.

white lotusMake sure that all areas are clean with no clutter! Don’t get stuck in life by living with too much stuff. Avoid all clutter in Sheep year, or else you could experience sadness or confusion. Bring in fresh flowers. If you have a green thumb, decorate with  healthy plants.


Sheep 2015 is the time to decorate, be fancy, and treat yourself! And eat well. One green smoothie a day suits delicate Sheep. And organize your wardrobe. Sheep is very fashionable and pays attention to the details of  clothing. Elegance matters to genteel Sheep.

Attention to feng shui is important at New Year to welcome new opportunities. Clean your home as if it is spring cleaning but done now. Move any piece of furniture that has not been moved during this past year to clean behind and below it. Do not start a new year and a new cycle in a messy or dirty home environment. If you have clutter anywhere, now is the time to get rid of it. What is clutter? Any item that you do not use. Clear out all closets, drawers, and storage areas if they have clutter and are not organized and tidy.

First Thing Seen . When entering your home, what is the first thing seen? Your eye goes somewhere, so be observant in every room of your home. Make sure that the first thing seen in each room is inviting, clean, and inspiring when you enter. You do not want to see a pile of paperwork or any type of mess. Organize each room so that the first thing seen sets a pleasant tone and makes the room inviting to enter.

The first thing seen should be so attractive that you want to be near it. Not everyone has great artistic talents, but everyone can aspire to improve the beauty, comfort, and general appeal of their immediate surroundings. Read a few interior design books or magazines. Be open to cultivating your own sense art, beauty, and aesthetics.

Pay off Debt. It is very fortunate to start the New Year with no debt. (A mortgage or a school loan are not in this category.) If you have personal debt on New Year, get out of debt in 2015 and organize your finances. And watch out for overspending this year! Sheep “eat paper” meaning that Sheep can really spend, so do not start out Sheep year with any financial problems.

Paint One Room.  The energy of any environment can be transformed completely by adding a couple of coats of paint. If each room of your home has white or ivory walls, all that white is too much of the element Metal which can lead to arguing and bickering. When the weather warms up in summer of Sheep year (Sheep’s power season) be sure to paint at least one room with color.

It can be a small room such as a bathroom, but all-white walls in a home is too much Metal that leads to imbalance. Good colors for a small room are soft blue for a bathroom or light green for a bedroom. Be sure the blue or green are restful and not too bright. Yellow is good in the kitchen, or gold in the dining room. Which room to paint? Paint the area that looks the most rundown and is in most need of sprucing up.

Energize your kitchen. Every room of your home or office has a Helpful People corner to focus on in Sheep year. But the most important room this year is your kitchen because that is the room of the element Wood, and 2015 is the year of the Wood Sheep. Fix your kitchen, a minor yang room. Start by standing at the entry of your kitchen. Then observe what is in your Helpful people corner. Really look at your kitchen to clean it up, and then make it the kitchen that you really want. Do the work. The next room to transform is your bedroom, a yin room in this yin Sheep year.

feng_shui430x300Flowers and Plants.  In a Wood year, it’s fortunate to add plants, flowers, and healthy bamboo to your home and workplace. Fresh flowers bring fresh aroma that clears the air for New Year, especially if your home feels dark, over heated, or musty. Add beautiful flowers to welcome the New Year and to increase abundance. And plants offer fresh oxygen to improve health. The energy of a room is brightened by the addition of flowers and plants. So be sure to add fresh cut flowers or a healthy plant to your home for New Year.

At work add green house plants with round leaves such as a lily (peace plant), jade, pothos, Chinese evergreen, or orchids with round leaves. If you do not have a green thumb, bring in fresh flowers on Monday to the office, or add silk flowers in lively colors. If you do add a fish tank or fountain, be sure you can commit to the work involved in maintaining a tank or fountain. But a fountain in this Wood year is fortunate because Water is the mother of Wood, meaning that water added to wood (plants) helps growth.