Yoga Workshops & Events

The Saint Paul Yoga Center offers workshops and special events to provide additional learning opportunities for students.

To register for most workshops, please click here and look for the workshop you want to sign up for.

Introduction to Yoga Series

Dates: Wed. May 23 through Wed. June 27 (repeating every six weeks)
Cost: $72 for the whole series. Single class drop-ins are $15
Location: The class will meet from 7:15-8:30 pm in the Corner Studio (note location and time change)
Teacher: Paul Busch

This is a six-class series that will introduce the fundamentals of alignment, breathing and mindfulness in foundational yoga postures and will lay the basic groundwork for students to comfortably step into our drop-in classes. This series is intended as an entry-point for students who are brand-new to yoga and want to start right at the beginning, or for those with some experience who want to spend more time on the foundations of yoga practice.

For those new to yoga, we recommend taking the entire series. Experienced students who want to review fundamental principles of yoga are welcome to register for individual classes in the series at a drop-in rate of $15 per class.

To Register: See instructions at the top of this page to take you to our Mindbody Workshops page. Register on that page. If you have any questions or issues with registration, please contact Paul Busch at 651-646-4656 or pobusch@msn.com

The Art of Ropes Workshop with William Prottengeier

Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Cost: $35
Location: Selby Studio

BKS Iyengar pioneered the use of wall ropes to assist in developing the body to do poses independently. His genius was wide-ranging, no more so than in his remarkable use of wall ropes to support and expand our ability to practice and experience our asanas in unique ways. The ropes provide traction and support for stiff and flexible people alike, and they allow those with neck or shoulder limitations to safely practice variations of headstand and shoulder stand.

In this workshop, William will show you how to do standing poses, inversions, forward bends and backbends with the ropes. (Plus, IT’S FUN)

To Register: Contact William Prottengeier directly at (612)799-5857 or prottengeier@gmail.com

Body-Mind Awareness Workshop with Teri Leigh

Fri., June 1 7-9 pm Hamstrings, Legs & Low Back: Yoga to Relieve Worry & Anxiety
Cost: $25 thru May 9, $30 after May 9
Has low back pain murdered your mojo? Do your feet, knees, legs, or low back give you grief? The emotional issues that live in the physical tissues of your hamstrings often create a “shaking leg” syndrome mimicking anxiety and panic. Over time, tight legs & hamstrings can lead to low back pain, sciatica, and other crippling conditions. This gentle and deep practice teaches simple alignment, posture and sequences to safely and effectively release tight hamstrings and legs. If you suffer anxiety attacks, worry-wart syndrome, or a penchance for panic, this practice is for you.

You will learn:
Proper posture and body mechanics for your low back, legs & feet
A simple “stabilizing” exercise you can use anytime and anywhere to feel safe and stable and reduce or release anxiety
Effective poses and sequencing to safely and effectively release worry, panic, anxiety, and other challenges surrounding safety and security
How to feel more safe, stable, and solid in your mind, body, and spirit

Sat., June 2 3-5 pm Hip Openers & Emotional Release: Yoga for Letting Go
Cost: $25 thru May 9, $30 after May 9
Do you have tight creaky hips? Does your pelvis, sacrum, hips, or low back whine with every move you make? This gentle and deep practice creates a full and open release of your hips and pelvis. Cries, sighs, giggles and laughter are expected in this workshop as the hips are our saddle bags for hidden and unexpressed emotions. Affirmations and positive reinforcement encourage the process and facilitate the fullest release possible.

You will learn:
Proper posture and body mechanics for the hips and pelvis
A simple “letting go” exercise you can use anytime and anywhere to release negative emotions
Effective poses and sequencing to safely and effectively release emotional traumas and tragedies held in the
hips and pelvis
How to feel more flexible, fluid, and free in your mind, body, and spirit

Sun., June 3 9-11 am Heart Openers: Yoga to Balance Giving & Receiving
Cost: $25 thru May 9, $30 after May 9
Do you hold tension and stress in your shoulders? Do your shoulders slouch and hang out up by your ears at the same time? Are you carrying the burdens and responsibilities of others on your back? This gentle and deep practice links deep focused breathing with gentle heart and shoulder opening poses. As your heart and lungs are on constant input and output, this practice helps you balance the energies of giving and receiving through breath and posture alignment for more efficient function of your heart and lungs.

You will learn:
Proper posture and body mechanics for your chest, shoulders, and arms
A simple “opening up” exercise you can use anytime and anywhere to open yourself to healthy balance of giving
and receiving
Effective poses and sequencing to safely and effectively balance self-care with care-taking
Practical techniques to increase your compassion and forgiveness
How to energetically protect yourself from being stabbed in the back
Simple ways to drop the weight of the world off your shoulders

Discount for taking all three sessions: $70 thru May 9, $80 after May 9

To Register: See instructions at the top of this page to take you to our Mindbody Workshops page. Register on that page. If you have any questions or issues with registration, please contact Paul Busch at 651-646-4656 or pobusch@msn.com

CranioSacral Therapy

The St. Paul Yoga Center is pleased to host a variety of CranioSacral Therapy Workshops, which are put on by the Heartwood Institute for Integrative Medicine.

Intro to CranioSacral Techniques and and CranioSacral Therapy I classes are open to all.

CranioSacral Therapy II and CranioSacral Therapy III are part of a continuing course, and have prior courses as a prerequisite.

For more information please visit the Heartwood Institute for Integrative Medicine website, or call Janet Berryhill at 651-773-9687.