YCM Celebrates Our Teacher, Ann!

Ann has been a registered nurse for over 20 years and has specialized in Palliative care for the last 12 yrs. As her nursing career evolved Ann found her calling in helping patients and their families find solace as they coped with chronic or terminal illnesses. Palliative care is a holistic approach that works to relieve suffering in all areas …

A Journey with Forward Bends

by Celia McCoy, E-RYT 200, RYT 500 I am naturally bendy.  Lots of people who are drawn to yoga are. The first 6 years of my yoga practice were devoted to moving my body into shapes that looked increasingly bendier.  I was proud that my postures looked advanced.  In uttānāsana (standing forward bend)  my forehead could touch my shins, and …

Coleen

YCM Celebrates Our Teacher, Coleen!

Coleen has been studying yoga since 1995, and teaching since 1999. She is certified in Atma (Christopher Baxter) and pre-natal yoga (Janice Clairfield). In 2003 she became a Reiki Master .In 2008 she completed a 2 year Shamanic training in the Inka Mystery teachings. Her classes are gentle and meditative, designed to develop intuition and connect people to their bodies …

Nichole

YCM Celebrates Our Teacher, Nichole!

Nichole was a part of the Yoga Center of Minneapolis’s 230 hour teacher training On the Road in Eau Claire, WI in 2014! She entered the program as a gift to herself with a desire to deepen her own understanding of yoga. She discovered YCM’s Big A#% yoga classes and knew she had found her tribe. She also discovered that …

Good Grief. What’s yoga got to do with it?

by Moya McGinn Mathews, E-RYT 500, YACEP Say the word, “grief,” to yourself. Say it out loud. Listen to the word. Do you notice thoughts, feelings, sensations, vibrations,  or memories of emotions when you hear yourself pronounce the word, “grief?” Is there a lump in your throat, a heaviness in your chest, an emptiness in your gut, or the subtle …