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. Oct. 17 through Wed. Nov. 21(repeating every six weeks,sometimes with a short break)
Cost: $72 for the whole series. Single class drop-ins are $15
Location: The class will meet from 7:15-8:45 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

Muscle Imbalances: Using Yoga to Prevent and Heal Neck & Shoulder Pain with Julie Gudmestad Oct. 27-28, 2018

Dates: Oct. 27-28, 2018
Cost: Early session of each day (12:30-3:30pm Sat and 10:00am-1:00pm Sunday): $60
Later session of each day (5:00-7:00pm Sat and 2:30-4:30pm Sunday): $40
Early-bird Discount if paid by Oct. 6: $185 for the full workshop or $95 for a full day

Muscle imbalances around the upper back, neck and shoulders can cause and contribute to pain and injuries in those areas. On the other hand, a well-structured Yoga practice can help correct imbalances, prevent problems, and bring relief to students who come to class seeking help with previous injuries.

In this class, we will study important muscle groups in the neck and shoulders, including the trapezius, pectorals, serratus anterior, and the rotator cuff. We’ll look at common imbalances (strong vs. weak and tight vs. flexible) in these muscles and how they contribute to mis-alignments and movement patterns that set the stage for problems. Then we’ll practice Yoga poses and sequences that correct imbalances, improve alignment and relieve pain.

These will be active classes and therefore are not recommended for people with severe problems or significantly limited mobility.

One year of yoga experience is suggested.
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.