Studio News for week of Jan 14th

Hi Everyone,

We have some exciting events coming up!

Erin Drummond is back and is going to be teaching a 6 week series starting Monday, Jan 21st from 4:30-5:30pm. For those of you who usually attend my Forrest Inspired Basics class at this time, this means you can easily take advantage of this special opportunity to study yoga with Erin. Read more below.

On Friday, January 25th Alanna is teaching a very special Bedtime Family Yoga from 7-8pm. Come in your PJs, bring your favorite blankets, and leave with a plan to revolutionize your bedtime routines.

Don’t forget that [[Lunchtime Gentle Yoga]] with Mollee is held at Bluff Country Co-op this week. If you haven’t already reserved your space, call  507-452-1815 today.


Teacher Feature

These past few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of talking with [[April Herndon]] about how her own practice is changing to support what her body needs. As always with April, I was impressed with her willingness to be real. She embodies the truths that all bodies can do yoga. And talking with her reaffirmed for me how beneficial—and indeed intense—a quiet restorative yoga practice can be.

April just returned from a yoga retreat where she explored the subtle aspects of a yoga practice and the intensity of going within. Please read her personal reflections on this experience and her growing practice.

Weekly Themes:

Elle – Breath
AlannaSeated Postures
Mollee – Gentle Yoga at the Coop, Neck and Shoulders

Upcoming Events:

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesdays 12:05-12:50pm
Jan 15th, Feb 19th

Cost: Free

Instructor: Mollee Sheehan

Make a lunch date with your yoga mat at the Co-op!

Bluff Country Co-op has partnered with us to offer you a free yoga class in the Co-op’s Community Room on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. De-stress and re-focus while getting your yoga fix during the lunch hour. This all-levels 45-minute yoga sequence will help create balance in the body and mind and, of course, connect with and honor the light within us all.

Space is limited. Please RSVP at 507-452-1815.

SomaYoga with Eri Fujieda

When: Wednesdays 7-8:15pm Jan 16, 23, 30 and Feb 13, 20, 27

Instructor: Eri Fujieda

Jan 9th is a free class, please register by calling 507-453-7941 in advance to hold your space.

SomaYoga: Somatics is a way of re-educating the way our brain senses and moves the muscles. Soma Yoga brings this wisdom into our yoga & meditation practice. Chronic tension patterns change as the body regains its innate ability to self-correct to ease and efficiency. These practices promote agility, equanimity and quiet mind. Suitable to all individuals with various physical abilities and conditions.

Yoga with Erin Drummond

When: Mondays 4:30-5:30pm Jan 21st – Feb. 25th

Cost: $10 drop in or use your Infinity Card

Instructor: Erin Drummond

Join Erin for a unique 6-week series including elements of Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga. Experience asana, pranayama and meditation.
Riding the waves: yoga of conscious transformation.
Fire in winter: yoga for revitalization.
Erin Drummond:
Erin first got very into yoga while living in Brooklyn nearly fifteen years ago.  It stirred her out of a deep depression and she went on to study intensively and become a teacher at 7 Centers Yoga Arts in Arizona, training in the lineage of the Bihar school, with additional study in Kundalini and Ayurveda. She has continued her studies and teaching in the years since, along with working as a freelance modern dancer and choreographer.  She holds an MFA in Dance and currently directs the dance program at Winona State University.

Bedtime Family Yoga with Alanna 

When: Friday Jan 25th 7-8pm

Cost: $15 a family up to 4 people. $5 per extra person. *Registration required call 507- 453-7941 to reserve your place today.

Instructor: Alanna Pelowski


Did you know that self soothing yoga postures can reduce bedtime stress and help your children sleep better?

Join experienced children’s yoga instructor, Alanna Pelowski, for a very special edition of Family Yoga. You’ll leave ready for a great night’s sleep and everything you need to create your own bedtime yoga routine at home.

Come in your pj’s, bring your favorite blankets and pillows.

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with April

When: Sunday Jan. 27th 6-7:15pm

Cost: $10 drop-in or Infinity Card Punch

Instructor: April Herndon

Would you like to bring more relaxation to your week and help your body in its natural healing processes? If so, Restorative yoga and Yoga Nidra may be good choices for you. After some gentle movements and restorative yoga, we will settle in to a Yoga Nidra practice.

Candlelight Yoga

When: Wednesday, Feb. 6th,

Cost:  $10 per class or Infinity Card with Registration, $15 at the door

Instructor: Mollee Sheehan

Theme: LOVE + metta meditation

Monthly Candlelight includes a gentle yoga sequence designed to calm the nervous system, heal stress, and shift into a more relaxed state. This 90-minute class includes an additional practice such as meditation, mantra, yoga nidra, energy work or breathing practices.

Schedule for Jan. 14th – 20th

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday Jan 14th

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle
4:30 pm Forrest Inspired BasicsElle

Tuesday Jan 15th

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
*held at Bluff Country Co-op reservations required.
7pm Interval FlowHailey 

Wednesday Jan 16th

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am  Qi Gong and T’ai Chi – Lynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates Fusion Deb
&-8:15pm SomaYogaEri

Thursday Jan 17th

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm Asana with Alanna

Friday Jan 18th

8:15am  Forrest Inspired Vinyasa Elle
9:30am  Qi Gong and T’ai Chi – Lynn

Saturday Jan 19th

9am Qi GongLynn
10:45am Gentle Yoga – Elle

Sunday Jan. 20th

6-7:15pm Restorative Yoga and Yoga NidraApril