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  • Yoga Center of Minneapolis

    July-Sept 2012 Magazine

    Celebrating 11 Years!

    Class Schedules & Workshops

    Yoga Study Corner, Upcoming Events...

    Finding Your EnergyInterview with

    Christy Burnette

    Off the Mat: Coping with Change

    Summer Smoothies

    Yoga Music Summer Playlist

  • Yoga Center of Minneapolis www.yogacentermpls.com | 612.436.4700 July-Sept 2012

    SUMMER YOGA

    This quarterly

    publication is

    assembled by the Yoga

    Center of Minneapolis

    staff and community.

    Our studios are

    located on the west

    edge of downtown

    Minneapolis near

    the Twins Stadium

    (212 3rd Ave N. #205)

    and between Lake

    Calhoun and Hwy 100

    (4200 Minnetonka Blvd).

    A special thanks

    to those who have

    contributed their

    talents to this

    publication. If you

    are interested in

    contributing ideas or

    articles, please email

    register@

    yogacentermpls.com.

    On the CoverA double congratulations is in order to our cover model, Bethany Connelly,

    yoga teacher and Advanced (500-hour) Teacher Trainee. Bethany recently

    found out she is pregnant with twins! (Must have been all that yoga so close

    to the stadium.) Change seems to be in the air this year, and the teachers

    of YCM are here to provide you with yoga and resources to navigate the

    changes and challenges of your life, as well as keep you healthy and glowing

    all summer. A big thank you to our cover photographer Greg Morrill,

    recently back in the Twin Cities after a West Coast sabatical.

  • TABLE OF COnTEnTSYOUR YOGA JOURNEY Getting Started Class Passes & Free Class Opportunities............................................... Personal Yogi Consultation............................................................... Class Categories and Descriptions....................................................... Class Level, Sweat Factor.................................................................

    Entry Level Practices Beginner Class Descriptions and Session Dates...................................

    Continuing Practices View the Drop-in Class Schedule online at www.yogacentermpls.com Workshops and Class Series...............................................................

    Deepening Your Journey Kids Yoga Summer Camps................................................................ Specialty Programs & Teacher Trainings, Visiting Instructors....................... 230 and 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings..............................................

    FEATURED ARTICLES Christy Burnette Interview...................................................................................... Music Guru Summer Playlist.................................................................................... Off the Mat: Coping With Change............................................................................ Finding Your Energy............................................................................................. A Yogis Kitchen: Summer Smoothies......................................................................... Stories From the Mat: Growing Through Grief............................................................. Yoga Study Corner and Coupons...............................................................................

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    Directors NoteSummer is an amazing time for change

    and transformation. While the sun is

    shining we feel motivated to shed that

    which we do not need and somehow

    feel clearer about our intentions and

    purpose. What a wonderful gift

    it is for me to see so many of

    you walk in wide-eyed for your

    first ABC class, watch so many

    transformations, and hear your

    amazing stories. Thank you all for

    trusting us to be a part of your

    continued transformations!

    - Namaste, Jennifer GrayYCM Owner & Director

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    Meet with one of our teachers to create a program of wellness services that is right for you utilizing YCM classes, workshops, programs and Dharma Wellness services. Each students needs are unique and we wish to help you find the path to achieving your goals in a manner that feels good, is affordable, and fits into your schedule. Call to schedule a Personal Yogi Consultation at either studio location. If you prefer, you may consult by phone. We request a $25 deposit at the time of your consult, which will be applied toward your first class passes, workshops, or intensives.

    New to Yoga? For those of you who are just beginning, your first consultation will be spent determining your needs, goals, physical limitations, desires and experience to help place you in a class and/or recommend wellness services that are a best fit. Once you begin your classes or services, your Personal Yogi will follow up with you to answer any questions.

    Have Yoga Experience? Take advantage of a consultation to determine how to deepen or create a consistent practice, weave wellness services and in-depth workshops into your practice, and explore other yoga opportunities.

    Pregnant? YCM offers a variety of services and classes to help make this special time in your life meaningful, comfortable and help you to bring a calm state of mind to the birthing room. Your yogi consultant will help you design a program to support you in a yogic fashion during your pregnancy. We look forward to getting to know you!

    Personal Yogi ConsultationsHelping you define your personal wellness needs, goals, and options

    NEW STUDENT DEALS METRO AREA RESIDENTS new to the Yoga Center of Minneapolis have the option of purchasing a $25 One-Week Unlimited Drop-in Pass at their first class.

    Single Class: $17 4 Class Pass: $64 6 Class Pass: $9612 Class Pass: $16924 Class Pass: $29936 Class Pass: $4148 for 88!* Pass: 8 classes for $88 (*1-month expiration, membership not applicable)

    Student/Senior Single: $13 Student/Senior: 6 Class Pass $69 (Seniors=65+ / Student= a college/trade school student with current ID paying for own classes.)

    CLASS PASSES Use at either Studio. Class passes expire 3 months from date of first use unless you are a member.

    Yogi Rewards Did you know you can earn free class passes? Through

    the Refer a Friend and the Frequent Yogi Card

    programs you can earn free classes and vouchers to

    apply toward retail purchases. Visit the website under

    Class Info > Yogi Rewards for details on how to get started!

    YEARLY MEMBERSHIP: $50 + tax All pass expiration dates will be waived for ONE

    YEAR from the membership start date. Receive 10% discount on all retail plus access to studio space for

    personal practice when available. See web for full list of benefits!

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    Experience LevelPregistration required for beginner sessions. Register online or call 612.436.4700.

    Level 1/2: For those who have some yoga experience and are still working on gaining flexibility and need help learning how to modify poses for their bodies.

    Level 2: For intermediates who have yoga experience and are ready for more challenging poses, pace, and concepts. For those who know how to and willingly will modify poses to suit their experience level and comfort.

    Level 2/3: For yogis who are intermediates and up who are able to safely work into backbends & inversions such

    as Bridge Pose and Headstand.

    Vinyasa Vinyasa-based classes link breath and movement for a moving meditation. Poses are generally held for a shorter period of time so that transitions may become part of the poses themselves. This allows for more poses to be practiced during a class. Generally, our vinyasa classes are more rigorous than what we term hatha classes and may involve sun salutations. AshtangaDharmaJivamuktiSlow FlowVinyasa

    HathaOur hatha-based classes generally involve holding the poses for a longer period of time to allow for more exploration of breath within a pose. This allows more time for focus on alignment. Aerial YogaBig A#%! YogaHatha FlowKundalini Mi-anYin Yoga RestorativeTwilight YogaYoga for FlexibilityYoga for Back Strength

    Tantric yoga is the original yoga of ancient India in which all other styles of yoga are rooted. Tantra literally translates to extend beyond all limitations. Tantra class pays special attention to the whole person and works to intentionally help you move energy in a productive and clear direction, detoxify your body and mind, build your inner fire and through sequences that are both dynamic (repetitive and moving) and static (still), and help you create space and strength in your physical body while you gain a better sense of clarity and peace of mind. Pranayama (breath work) is the cornerstone of the practice.

    ANU...SHTANGA..MUKTI...ASANAAAAA?!

    CLASS STYLES DECRYPTEDAlthough Hatha Yoga technically encompasses all physical practices of yoga, over time the yoga tree has sprouted many physical variations. YCM welcomes all styles of yoga, so in order to help you find your best fit, we loosely categorize the styles we offer so even if youre not familiar with the specific tradition o