Coleen Elwood

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Yoga Teacher, Teacher Trainer, E-RYT 200®, YACEP®, Reiki Master

Teaching Certifications

200 Hour Atma Yoga (InnerSky Yoga) Certified, Christopher Baxter
Prenatal Teacher Training, Janice Clairfield
Reiki Level 1, Level 2 and Master, Center for Happiness, Helena Kriel
2-year training of the Inca Wisdom Teachings, Christina Donnell
450+ Hours Continued Study Receptive Wisdom, The Winds of Change Association, Christina Donnell


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 Inca Mystery teachings. She has also studied with Nischala Joy Devi, Guru Dev, Rod Stryker, Judith Lasater & Gary Kraftsow, to name a few. Coleen brings over 10,000 hours of teaching experience in prenatal yoga, restorative yoga, gentle yoga, chair yoga, meditation and shamanic healing. She has been a proud member of the Yoga Center of Minneapolis Teacher Training faculty since 2009. In 2007, Coleen founded Peace Medicine™, a signature practice that blends yoga, shamanic healing and energy work. Peace Medicine™ is the centerpiece of her workshops, trainings and specialty series.

Her classes are gentle, meditative classes designed to develop intuition and connect people to their bodies wisdom. Earth-based and soul-centered, her classes draw upon her continued study of yoga, healing and energy medicine. All levels welcome!

3 Things That Make Her Happy:

  1. Time in nature
  2. Chanting
  3. Nature walks with my son

Favorite Poses…this week:

  • Pigeon
  • Child’s pose
  • Tree

Coleen’s Drop-in Classes
Beginning Yoga Series
Coleen’s Workshops
Colleen’s Specialty Series