Gentle & Restorative
Hatha & Meditation
Vinyasa, Restorative, & Chanting
Yoga for Sleep
Hatha & Meditation
My yoga journey began with resistance, deeply rooted in a sense of "not good enough" and convinced I lived in a defective body, forever destined to be betrayed by it. When I let that stuff go and finally allowed yoga in, it taught me to be compassionate with myself and others, trust myself, and connect to a body I used to see as defective. I believe yoga is for everyone and strive to create a truly inclusive space free of gender and body stereotypes. Let any concerns you may have about being strong enough, flexible enough, or anything else go, send them on their way. Just come to your mat exactly as you are and remember that it's yoga practice, not yoga perfect.
Through yoga, I’ve found home in my body, and I desire to help guide others to this sense of self-belonging as well. The classroom/studio has always been a cathartic space for me, a haven of guidance and collective energy—a mutual exchange of giving and receiving. As an instructor my aim is to skillfully walk alongside you in your practice, creating space for your inner wisdom to expand, as you arrive at a greater sense of Self—body, breath, mind, being.
Within the Mysore-style practice space relationship is paramount to fostering a balanced [and by extension a sustainable] approach toward the physical and mental aspects of a “practice." As an instructor, I strive to establish an environment of support, trust, and open communication. I facilitate the individual’s path of growth which these rich traditions hold and impart to all who seek their limitless knowledge. It is a journey aided by the wisdom imparted by those who practice(d).
In Kundalini Yoga we bring our awareness to our bodies, minds, and spirits through postures and meditation. We bow to the teacher in all things and to the teacher within. In my classes I want my students to uncover an inner peace which allows each of them to expand their capacity for kindness, compassion, and patience in life. I am an experienced teacher who can provide alternatives for people at all levels.
Yoga teaches us to observe from steady ground, then ACT. What would we say if we knew the entire universe was listening? What would we do if we knew the stars were aligned with our actions? I am an experienced yoga educator and connector. Over the last decade, I've brought my whole-person approach to yoga teaching in Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota, as well as in Denver, Colorado. I'm currently pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Yoga Therapy at Maryland University of Integrative Health.
Phoebe has been studying and practicing yoga since late childhood and has maintained a regular practice throughout adulthood. Her primary methodology for teaching and practice is Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Phoebe received her 200 teaching certification in 2014. Additional trainings have included Ashtanga vinyasa specific training through the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Encinitas, CA directed by Tim Miller, Yin teaching certification (Yoga Center), Trauma-Informed Yoga Training, Pranayama training, Iyengar training + Philosophy, and continuing studies through the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. Phoebe’s studies of the Ashtanga method continue with Steven Dwelley (Santa Barbara, CA) and Dena Kingsberg (Byron Bay Australia).
Regardless of who you are, what you look like, or whom you love, creating a space for everybody is very important. Society places many expectations and roles as to how, what, when, where, and why you are doing something instead of simply being. Through conscious movement connected to breath, you have an opportunity to learn how to be in this moment. Yoga is an opportunity to create, rediscover, and connect to the experience of being human and overcome the obstacles that stand in your path. I invite you to join me.
Sofía Padilla started her yoga practice in 2005 as a complementary training for her theater training. In 2012 she completed her 200-hour teacher training with Brigitte Longueville and David McAmmond at Solstice Yoga Center in Oaxaca, Mexico. She has worked with Solstice Yoga Center since 2011 as PR and Restorative Yoga teacher, teaching daily drop-in classes, retreats, and teacher trainings in their center in Oaxaca, Mexico. In June 2018 Sofía opened her own yoga studio in Mexico City: Anitya Yoga. After a great success, it closed due to the Covid pandemic in July 2020. Currently Sofía teaches classes in English and/or Spanish for Solstice Yoga Center online, as well as teaching private yoga lessons around the world.
Dallas (she/they) practices a responsive teaching method, which means she teaches to the needs of the people in the space to the best of her ability. They strive for inclusive, affirming language, offering options for poses and level of participation, and spaces that support ease of access and dignity for all. Our body and our relationship to it changes throughout our lives (and day-to-day), and Dallas sees yoga as an excellent practice to help you learn how to listen to and respond to yours with skill and confidence. They also offer regular embodied practices to support grieving bodies and is currently working toward ordination as an interfaith, interspecies animal chaplain.
Sofia’s experience in the United States has been centered around working with both individuals and groups focusing on body mindfulness and stress management. She is passionate about working with the Latinx community and providing supportive tools that promote positive and holistic wellness. Sofia specializes and is certified in SomaYoga, a somatics-based yoga that uses neuromuscular retraining to re-pattern stress responses in the body. She is a certified psychologist in her home country of Chile.
Vicki is a Level I certified Kundalini yoga and meditation instructor who has been teaching and leading meditation around Minneapolis since winter of 2020. Naturally inclined to teach and deeply committed to being a student, Vicki finds deep wisdom in the oneness of teacher and student – a continual invitation to affirm the authentic Self through practice. As a life-long athlete, spirit seeker, and someone with very early life memories working with her breath, Vicki is instinctively drawn to Kundalini yoga – there is familiar ease and experience with this practice. Vicki believes Kundalini yoga and meditation is an accessible, inclusive, and important practice – she looks forward to seeing you in class.
Yoga is a gift in connecting - connecting to our breath and connecting to our inner awareness. Community classes also give us the opportunity to connect to the people around us. Yoga invites us to show up and check-in with our internal experience. My teaching goal is to support people in connecting to a place of steadiness and comfort in their yoga practice. I hope to share the experience of this connection in my classes.
I see every yoga practice as an opportunity to infuse daily living with vitality, balance and curiosity. I hold space for students to dive into the richness yoga has to offer, to explore their edges and listen deeply. Through intentional sequencing, breath practices and mediation, we awaken to what is alive within and walk more boldly in the world.
My teaching is a reflection of my life - I support students in awakening the full potential of body, mind and heart in service of Self-Realization. I aspire to transmit the timeless teachings of yoga authentically and accessibly. I specialize in in-depth study, practice and personalized/ therapeutic applications of yoga. www.vincentyoga.com.
Minneapolis-born, I am a yoga and meditation instructor with a rapidly expanding resumé. My mastery of language-arts provides accurate, relatable, and informed guidance for beginners and advanced practitioners. With transcendent descriptions my classes blend ancient wisdom and contemporary science that not only explain how to practice but also the many reasons why.
Ashley Nissen Jones
Thomas Pieper (Kundalini)
Vaughn Powell (Ashtanga)