Teen yoga!! ages 13-18

Is your teen a "natural person?" unassuming? uncompetitive? or maybe too competitive? Hiyala is now teaching Teen yoga.. learn how to focus, stay calm. In a world where often the loudest and funniest is deem " the most popular" , yoga provides a quiet space for teens where they can be natural and unassuming. Some work will be done with the Aerial yoga sling. we will start On Tues Oct 12th with 3 Tuesdays 5-6pm. Peace United Church in Shoreveiw.. 5050 hodgeson Rd. Please reply here or email  

Fall update

  Things are constantly changing.  Right now, we are wearing masks as we enter the church and as we leave. Our space is very large so we can be spread out far. Therefore, most people are removing masks as we do our practice.  Tues am class has about 7 people and tues pm has 5. I am thinking that perhaps at some point we will have to do the outdoor thing. We have at least a month or 2 where we could do outside exercise. We would begin with a brisk walk, then sun salutes or a variation of that.  I know of a field closeby Dunn bros near 96 and hodgeson. Turtle lake park is an option but sometimes too windy. So, if being outside is appealing to you, let me know. I am guessing that Zoom yoga is probably on the docket again for the winter. We did that last winter and it went quite well. Starting Novembe perhaps? Stay well and safe!

No yoga tues Aug 31

 No am or pm yoga that day. We will, however have yoga on Sept 7, the day after Labor Day. Please let me know if you plan to attend that day. We will continue with our "yin like" practice  thru the month of September. I say "yin like" because there is a practice called "yin yoga" and I have not been trained as a teacher for it, however I am certainly qualified to teach a slow moving, meditative style of yoga where we hold the poses for a long time. And , especially in the time of year when it is hot and we are  over scheduled, this is a good way to balance the fire dosha which is In abundance in our bodies. Stress also increases inflamation in our bodies and a lot of people feel stress about the world right now. Stay cool. Eat cucumbers and lots of melon. Chin up!  

Enjoy clear breath in August

 We have had such terrible air quality here in MN. I was so grateful to see blue skies and white clouds again this morning.  It feels like we can breath again.  Ah! The gift of fresh air to breath is something I will not take for granted ever again.  In Tues pm yoga we are practicing yin yoga.  Yin is related to the Earth.  Some Earth/yin qualities are solid, grounded, dependable,nurturing.  Yang is related to the sky/air.  Qualities are movement, quick changes (necessitating the need to adapt quickly) and lightness. Which of those qualities are present in your life? Your yoga practice? Come join us tues pm 6:15-7:30 to learn more.

summer at Body Mind Circle

Missing the quieter life of Covid Times? Return to Yoga! Greetings!  We have been welcoming back many clients who have come to Hiyala for massage  and many students who have taken yoga in the past, and had to take a break due to covid and other reasons.  It is soo good to see everyone's face back in our healing open space at Peace church in Shoreview. (5050 Hodgeson Rd).  For info on massage with Hiyala please scroll down.  What style of yoga do I teach ?   Somebody asked me recently what the yoga that I teach is called.   Often , the style of yoga is determined by the lineage. I do not follow any one lineage. In my teacher training, I studied for 14 intensive days with Joseph LePage who calls his business, "Integrative Yoga Therapy". I did that training waayy back in 1994.  Since then  I have studied with many "master teachers" and what I teach is a combination of what I found most useful.  Because I am 66 and many of my students are over 55, I tend to cater to

Flip flops with arch support

 As you can tell from this photo of me in my mid 30s, I have a very high arch in my feet. In ballet classes, that gave me a very good point! I recently determined that I need more arch support that my flat sandals were giving me. I went to a shoe store in northtown mall called Tradewinds (I think?). I cant believe I spent 49.00 for a pair of flip flops But, they feel so good on my feet.  I'm not tired anymore in the early evenings.  Soon after, an ad for another flip flop made in Australia caught my attention.  It s a company called "Archies". They also determined that these flat flip flops cause foot and ankle problems.  One thing that happens is that you grip your toes cuz the strap is usually loose.  These fit tightly . No toe gripping.  Cost is only 25.00.  I am considering making them available in Shoreview  Would you be interested? Comes in many different colors   Right now I have one black pair, size 9 to sample.     

Aerial yoga, private and semiprivate

 Dont be intimidated by the idea of being "in the air" cuz there are plenty of things we can do at a height as low as 1'.  The sling can be helpful as support in many poses.  If you like the idea of inverting, that is an option on the higher sling. Cost: first time $25 per person per hour. Normal price is $60/hour. (Divide by 2 or three for semiprivate sessions) I also do aerial body work sessions (shiatsu) . With you in the sling, you will feel like you are floating. First time cost: $65. Regular price: $75/hour.