Two Studio Locations

Stillwater & White Bear Lake

What is Yoga & Yoga Therapy?

Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda are ancient, rich sciences of self-exploration and self-development that incorporate a broad range of practices and techniques which can be tailored to suit men and women of any age, experience level and individual needs. Anyone can “do” yoga and everybody is a yoga body. You do not have to be flexible or perform pretzel-like maneuvers.

Yoga can be an effective way to reduce stress and anxiety and to unlock pain and tension. The physical postures of Yoga move the whole body — its muscles, ligaments and joints — through full ranges of motion. Combined with breath work, relaxation techniques and meditation, Yoga brings balance to the whole body.

Chronic stress can lead to a variety of health and emotional problems. According to the Mayo Clinic, Yoga can be an effective method to reduce stress and anxiety. Other health benefits of a regular Yoga practice include:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improved circulation
  • Back pain relief
  • Strength & flexibility
  • Improved balance & coordination
  • Better breathing

The gentle, systematic healing practices of Yoga Therapy can be effective for many specific health concerns such as: scoliosis, back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, cancer, surgery recovery, anxiety and emotional well-being, injuries and range-of- motion issues.

Download a PDF of Yoga Schedule 2019 – Healing Within

What Is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda, also known as “knowledge of life,” is a holistic system for living and self-healing in harmony with the principles of nature. It offers us tools to take ownership of our health through self-care routines, diet and lifestyle recommendations and individualized yoga practices.

Yoga was originally taught one-on-one, teacher to student. Private Yoga & Yoga Therapy Sessions reflect this tradition and are an effective way to address individual needs and goals such as:

  • Beginners who want to learn the basics before attending a group class.
  • Adapting a practice for injuries or physical restrictions.
  • Developing a customized home practice.
  • Addressing specific health conditions.
  • Fitting into your schedule.
  • Developing a deeper understanding of specific postures and techniques.
  • Applying the principles of Ayurveda to your practice.
  • Cross training.

For questions about any of our classes or to schedule small group or private sessions, contact Marilyn directly at 651-307-2776 or

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“Marilyn’s yoga classes are carefully planned and progress towards a pinacle/goal that yogi attendees realize we have been moving toward in our work during the hour.  The classes for the week often have similar pinacles/goals, but are modified for the effort level (gentle flow vs continuing–levels 1, 2, 3).  Marilyn offers a thoughtful, creative practice–participating is always a delight.”  ~ R. A.

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