We had our first Tues am  zoom yoga class with Hiyala and it went well.  almost as good as being in person!  please let me know if you'd like to join us for this class on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:45.  (plan to sign in by 9:15)

Online yoga instruction with Ruth and Hiyala !

Hello everyone.  We are sending our love and wishes for your wellbeing. 
We are not doing in person classes (except for private sessions) at Peace Church for awhile.
In the meantime, Hiyala will continue to hold her class via Zoom on Tues mornings from 9:30-10:45.  Please sign in by 9:15 and have your things all set up and ready to go .  You will have a chance to chat with myself and others before we start and a bit afterwards if you want..
Anyone who is new is welcome!  Cost is $15/class  or the new student deal is 3/$30. and is payable by paypal. (in advance to please).
It's best if you've had some yoga (most everyone in this class has had about 5-10 years of yoga).  However, it is a "gently challenging class" and the age range is from about 50- a very fit and agile 82 year old!  We always start with a checkin  to let the instructor know about any physical, mental or emotional challenges or joys!  If you are new, please take a minute or two and…

Spring has come to Minnesota! Share the Joy!

Tues am yoga. The focus this session is on  Muditā..We have been talking about how we can lessen our pain and suffering (Dukha) .  How to create more ease (sukha) This is one way to do that.  If you find this article to be interesting, please consider joining us!  9:30-10:45am.In our asana practice we will be doing a sequence with a prayer for self compassion .  (Metta)  as well as a seated chair/lunge sequence. 

  Muditā: Sharing in Joy
A Chapter from Ajahn Sucitto’s book, Meditation: The Way of Awakening

Muditā means ‘appreciative (or empathic) joy.’ It’s the happiness that arises from appreciating other people’s (or one’s own) good fortune. It comes from acknowledging the basic happiness, the freedom from pain, fear or grief that all beings seek. It can be sensed as the buoyancy that occurs when we touch into well-being or whenever a difficulty ceases – even temporarily.

This quality, which flows into appreciation, contentment and gratitude, is tremendously nourishing. It is ho…
Spring is in the air...(sometimes).   It was a nice sunny day.  I even got to cross country ski at Turtle Lake Park. The wind did make it a bit nippy tho, so I only went around the park one and 1/2 times.. Didn't make it onto the lake as I had planned.

A new session of two months will begin starting the first week of March.  It will run through the end of April for a total of 9 weeks.  You don't have to sign up for the entire session, we feel it is the way to feel the most successful in this practice at our studio.  It helps to create the sense of community that we appreciate so much during these times of political turmoil and confusion.

Hiyala's class:  Tues am 9:30-10:45.

Ruth teaches Thursdays "Chair Yoga" 5-6pm and "Body Flow" from 6:15-7:30pm.

Hiyala also teaches a mat pilates class on Thursdays from 10-11am.

To sign up, just email me and let me know your intentions.  I'll help you determine the rate you need to pay, and it's always a bit c…
Time to hunker down MN! Enjoy the time at home with your families or alone with your thoughts.  I attended Ruth's class last night.  It's a great time to join as class size is only 4-5. We did the moon salutation.  She spoke about how much she loves the moon.  I also love the moon. And I love saying it in Spanish : La Luna.

The three gunas.. what??

In Tues AM yoga, our theme is Dukka (suffering) vs Sukka.(ease) Today I talked a bit about the three Gunas:  Tamas, Rajas, and Sattva. What? 

(Last week I talked about the 5 hindrances (hindering our ability to be free from dukka.)
 As a long time yoga student, learning about these things is what kept me coming back. 
 If you'd enjoy learning about things like this, in addition to practicing Asana (this session is yin yoga poses to decrease anxiety), consider joining Tues AM yoga:  9:30-10:45 at Peace in Shoreview.
To find out more about the three Gunas, click here

Thurs night classes start up again tonight!

These classes with Ruth are likely to be such a bright spot in your week.  Ever optimistic and enthusiastic, Ruth will bring your energy up. 5:00-6:00 PM Chair yoga.  You can stand, or sit. The chair is there for extra security with balance if you are able to stand for the standing poses.  Get warmed up, then stay for Body Flow yoga from 6:15-7:30 PM.  See the class pricing link, but if you're new to this location, you get the first 3 classes for $30.  Call to let us know you will be there if you can, otherwise,  just show up.