Two Studio Locations

Stillwater & White Bear Lake

We offer a variety of unique events and workshops throughout the year in addition to our regular Wellness Services, including daily Yoga Classes and weekly Tai Chi Classes. The events below change seasonally.

TO REGISTER for any of our classes, stop in at the studio or online here.

Yoga +Acupuncture

Thursday, March 19th 6:00 – 7:30 pm     Stillwater Studio

Marilyn and Aimee are celebrating 5 years of Yoga + Acupuncture. The very first Y+A was March 2015!

Marilyn Calver leads a restorative class that ends with a fully supported, extended savasana. In this fully relaxed state, your body’s ability to repair is at its peak, making savasana a great time to receive acupuncture. Aimee Van Ostrand, L.Ac. will come around to place a few needles to address your specific health issues while you blissfully rest on your yoga mat.

Feel the combined healing power of these two modalities together. Whether you are struggling with physical health issues or emotional health issues, this class is for you.
No experience necessary, perfect for beginners or seasoned yogis. Wear comfortable clothing. Yoga mats are provided but feel free to bring your own. $30.00. Space is limited.   Registration here.

Somatic Experiencing Workshop with Mike

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020.   2:00 – 5:00 pm  White Bear Lake Studio

Come for an afternoon of learning about your nervous system and how Somatic Experiencing can help you rediscover yourself. This workshop will help you navigate stress, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, and trauma with more resilience, composure, confidence and increased presence in your relationships.

We’ll learn the basics of how your nervous system functions, go through some visualization exercises and begin to tune into your body’s wisdom. We’ll move at a comfortable pace and allow plenty of questions so anyone looking to learn a little more about healing their own body will come away with something no matter your knowledge base already.

Wear something comfortable you can move in. Bring your yoga mat, otherwise we have mats at the studio. Chairs are also available, if you prefer not to be on the floor. Let us know if you have mobility issues so we can accommodate you.

Instructor: Mike McMahon

Pre-payment is not required. However, please shoot us a message or connect with Mike or Aimee, so we get you on the list.  $40.00 suggested donation cash/check (to Healing Within) payable at the time of class. 

Tea and snacks provided.

Tiny Tai Chi  (Ages 4 – 6 yrs old)

Fridays, January 10th  –  March 6th     White Bear Lake Studio                                             Level 1   4:30 – 5:00 p.m.,    Level 2   5:15 – 5:45 p.m.

This is an 8-wk Tai Chi class for kids ages 4-6. In Level 1 kids will learn the first half of the Yang Style 24-Form.  Level 2 will cover the second half of the Yang Style 24-Form. Each class begins with breathing practices which are used during the form itself as well as independently for emotion regulation and stress reduction. Parents join for the last five minutes of class to learn what we’ve shared. Students must be completely potty trained and have experience in a classroom setting.

About the Instructor:

Nico has been practicing Tai Chi, Yang Style for three years under Aimee Van Ostrand and assists with teaching tai chi classes at the Stillwater studio, often joining the group Saturday mornings for Tai Chi by the River.

Nico holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Justice and Women’s Studies from Hamline University and has 7 years of experience teaching and writing curriculum. Currently, Nico teaches PreK in the White Bear Lake school district and is the Assistant Director of Religious Education at WBUUC and uses moving meditation daily in the classroom. Nico is in awe of the speed and eagerness with which young kids soak up moving meditation practices and is excited to continue sparking interest in these lifelong practices.

To register for Tiny Tai Chi, stop by our studio or online here.


Monthly Meditation Practice with Marilyn

Monday, March 16th 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Stillwater Studio

An opportunity to explore different meditation and breathing practices and the power of collective consciousness. Group meditation is one of the best ways to help sustain your practice. Join our growing community. Guided practice led by Marilyn Calver, yoga and meditation teacher with more than 20 years experience. Drop in class. No pre-registration required. $20 pay in class. Cash or checks appreciated.

Restorative Yoga with Marilyn

Tuesday, February 25th   5:30 – 6:45 pm  Stillwater Studio

Deeply relaxing and nourishing class. Suitable for everyone including absolute beginners. You will rest in fully supported postures and experience a deep release of tension, stiffness and stress. Guided breathing further helps to quiet the mind and soothe the nervous system. You will leave feeling rested, renewed, and replenished.

This class is usually offered the last Tuesday evening of every month. Use your punch cards or register online here.



iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation

Sunday, March 15 3:00 – 4:15 pm Stillwater Studio

Join Liz Stoeckmann for a monthly iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation. Sign up for one or both. Use them to “check in” along side your home practice OR if you’re new, to give it a try.

What is iRest?

Based on classic meditation teachings adapted to suit modern life, the program helps you meet each movement with peace and well-being. Practiced and taught by thousands of people in a wide range of settings. iRest is simple to grasp. And once learned, becomes a set of tools for life.

You Benefit:

Improved Sleep | Chronic Pain Relief | Decreased Stress, Depression & Anxiety | Deeper Yoga Practice| Better Health & Well-being

NO yoga or meditation experience needed. Dress comfortably. Bring a yoga mat.

~ COST: $25/per class

To register, stop in at the studio or online here

About the instructor:

A Wisconsin native, Liz, owner of Mindful Bliss Yoga, is a Yoga Alliance 200 hour registered yoga teacher and a certified iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation instructor who brings yoga and meditation to military and civilian communities. A practitioner for more than 10 years, Liz is experienced in restorative yoga, meditation, senior yoga, yoga life coaching, yin and children’s yoga. She makes yoga accessible for all walks of life. Liz also provides trauma-based iRest® to military servicemembers/first responders, their families, and secular environments.  Follow Liz at:

Healing QiGong: 8-wk series

Tuesdays, 8-weeks beginning January 14th 1:30 – 3:00 Stillwater Studio

QiGong is an ancient Chinese healing methodology that seeks to balance, unblock and increase the flow of Qi/energy throughout the body. Instructor Dr. David Teschler will lead this series as an introduction to Qigong. You will learn postures and breath to establish an ongoing practice for self-healing.

Class will cover the following Eleven Practice Postures:

  1. Pushing the Universe
  2. Shooting the Bow & Arrow
  3. Pressing Heaven & Earth
  4. Stirring Qi
  5. Holding the Golden Bell
  6. Wind Blowing Leaves
  7. Bear Shakes Head
  8. Golden Eagle Spreads Wings
  9. Crane spreads wings
  10. Throwing Straw
  11. Scooping Rice 

Participants are encouraged to take the full 8-wk series. However, drop ins are welcome. Drop in rate is $15 per class. Cash or check only, payable at class. Wear something comfortable you can move in.

To register for the 8-week Healing QiGong series, stop in at our studio or online here

Donation-Based Gentle Movement Classes – White Bear Lake Studio

Seated Tai Chi with Kendra, Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. No tai chi experience needed. Wear something comfortable.

Gentle Movement and Breath with Mike, Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Come as you are. Bring a yoga mat or use one of ours.

Suggested donation is $12 – $20 per class. Cash or check (made out to Healing Within), payable at time of class. Simply place in the white mailbox by the front cubbies. No one will be turned away due to financial reasons.

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