Weather Related Cancelations

Infinity Office is closed tomorrow and there will be no Lunchtime Gentle Yoga. As of right now Hailey is still planning on holding class but make sure to check back if the roads are iffy tomorrow evening.

Be safe and take care of yourself!

~Elle

Infinity Studio News for the week of Feb 11th

A world where it is safe to love is a world where it is safe to live.
Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio

The Heart Chakra, abstract green painted picture with circle pattern, mandala of anahata chakra It’s not an accident that the heart chakra is green, the color of healing. Loving relationships, most importantly our loving relationship with ourselves, are powerful forces for healing in our lives.

This week we are celebrating love in all its forms. We even have a very special event offered by Alanna and April, Valentines Partner Thai Yoga and Yoga Nidra. Read below for more information.

I am attending a silent retreat on Saturday next weekend. April is subbing for me, so everyone has two chances to enjoy a Restorative and Yin practice this week.

I also want to call your attention to a free lecture series hosted by Infinity practitioners. The next one is coming up on Thursday Feb 21st: Go with Your Gut by Dr. Kristin Noble.

Much Love,
Elle

Teacher Feature

This week I have the pleasure of being Infinity’s featured teacher and I’d like Headshot of Elle Newman wearing green yoga shirt and smiling broadly. to use this opportunity to announce an upcoming Forrest Inspired Yoga Journey, and long class.

Forrest Inspired Journey
You don’t have to do anything special, just continue to attend classes regularly. Beginning the first week in March each week’s themes will be centered around Forrest Yoga concepts including bringing elements from the 4 directions into our practice. It’s a way for me to share with my students in a deeper way some of the healing practices of Forrest Yoga.

 

Mandala depicting elements of nature.

Forrest Inspired Mini-Retreat
Our journey will culminate in an opportunity for a long practice. We’ll begin with a decadent warm up and have a chance to go deeper into our practice as well as spend longer in meditation.

Since this is for my students, I would love your input. If you are interested in participating in something like this, please fill out this doodle and let me know when you would be able to attend.

If you’re not able to attend at least once a week but still want to attend the mini-retreat, please talk to me about it. If you’ve been a regular student of Jen’s in the past and are familiar with Forrest Yoga but can’t make my regular classes, I’d love to see you!

When: To be determined. Please fill out this doodle if you’re interested in attending.
Cost: $30 early bird, $40 at the door.

Weekly Themes:

AlannaHeart Opening
Elle – Moving from Love
Mollee – Chakra Balancing
Jacque -Upper Extremities with the intention of adding expression to movement.

Upcoming Events:

Valentines Partner Thai Massage and Yoga Nidra

2 smiling yoga teachers named April and Alanna. Alanna is giving April a shoulder massage. When: Thursday Feb 14th, 7:15-8:30pm

Cost: $20 per pair ($10 each)
*Be sure that when you enroll you have your partner enroll with you!

Instructor: Alanna and April

Experience a playful, enriching, and fun way to enjoy yoga, and connect with a partner as you support and stretch each other.

Bring along a friend, significant other, sibling, parent or someone else who deserves it! Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and prepare for an evening of bliss. No experience is necessary.

Yoga with Erin Drummond

Black and White photo of woman dancing on edge of oceanWhen: Mondays 4:30-5:30pm
Feb 4th- 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.

SomaYoga with Eri Fujieda

Tie Die Background with mobius strip image and the words Mobility, Stability, and Strength. The symbol of SomaYogaWhen: Wednesdays 7-8:15pm Jan 30 and Feb 13, 20, 27

Instructor: Eri Fujieda

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.

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

The logo for Bluff country Co-op. Green background depicting a tree with a fork for a trunk.When: Tuesdays 12:05-12:50pm
Feb 19th

Cost: Free
Space is limited. Please RSVP at 507-452-1815.

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.

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with April

A woman lying on a yoga mat propped up with bolsters and pillows. Great care was taken with her comfort.When: Sunday Feb. 24, 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 are great choices for you. After some gentle movements and restorative yoga, we will settle in to a Yoga Nidra practice.

Schedule for Feb 11th – Feb 17th

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday Feb 11th

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle
4:30 pm Yoga with Erin Drummond

Tuesday Feb 12th

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
7pm  Interval FlowHailey 

Wednesday Feb 13th

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am  Qi Gong and T’ai Chi – Lynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates FusionDeb
7-8:15pm SomaYogaEri

Thursday Feb 14th

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm Asana with Alanna
7:15-8:30pm Valentines Partner Massage and Yoga NidraAlanna & April

Friday Feb 15th

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

Saturday Feb 16th

9am Qi GongLynn
10:45amRestorative and Yin YogaApril

Sunday Feb 17th

6-7:15pm Restorative and Yin YogaApril

Studio News for Week of Feb 4th

Welcome to February!

abstract green painted picture with circle pattern, mandala of anahata chakraWe are motivated by love at Infinity Yoga Studio. We love what we do, we love our students, and we recognize the healing qualities of love. I’m honored to work with such a warm hearted bunch.

This month you’ll notice the heart chakra adorning our newsletters, many heart and love themed classes, and a very special valentines event offered by Alanna and April. Make sure you get all the information below!

Love,
Elle

Teacher Feature

This week’s featured teacher is Mollee Sheehan so let me begin by reminding you all that this Wednesday is Candlelight Yoga and this week’s theme is heart nourishing and loving kindness. These 90 minute classes include gentle yoga sequences designed to calm the nervous system, heal stress, and shift into a more relaxed state of mind.

To learn more about Mollee and what inspires her as a teacher check out this piece she wrote!

Weekly Themes:

AlannaFolding Forward/ Turning Inward
Elle – Moving from Love
Mollee – Happy Hips (Tuesday), Heart Nourishing (Wed)
Jacque -Core of the Body with the intention of increasing mobility in the three body weights: pelvis, chest, and head.

Upcoming Events:

Yoga with Erin Drummond

When: Mondays 4:30-5:30pm
Feb 4th- 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.

Candlelight Yoga

When: Wednesday, Feb. 6th,
7-8:30pm

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.

SomaYoga with Eri Fujieda

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

Instructor: Eri Fujieda

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.

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesdays 12:05-12:50pm
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.

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with April

When: Sunday Feb. 24, 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 are great choices for you. After some gentle movements and restorative yoga, we will settle in to a Yoga Nidra practice.

Schedule for Feb 4th – Feb 10th

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday Feb 4th

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle
4:30 pm Yoga with Erin Drummond

Tuesday Feb 5th

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
7pm  Interval FlowHailey 

Wednesday Feb 6th

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

Thursday Feb 7th

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm Asana with Alanna

Friday Feb 8th

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

Saturday Feb 9th

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

Sunday Feb 10th

6-7:15pm Restorative and Yin YogaApril

4 Questions with Infinity Yoga Teacher Mollee Sheehan

Mollee Sheehan answers questions about herself and her teaching style. Read on for Mollee in her own words!


1.  What is your teaching philosophy?

white water lilly flower

My short answer: Ancient + Modern.

I have a deep reverence for the ancient intentions of yoga as a path for self-realization and transcending human suffering.

I also make space for modern science and the ability of yoga to heal modern-day suffering — chronic stress, distraction and disconnection, and its impacts like anxiety, attention issues, and depression.

2.  What are your classes like?

By holding close to yoga’s ancient roots, the yoga I teach might not look like yoga often practiced in America today. The word yoga translates to union. I focus on supporting union of breath and movement, of body, mind and spirit. And building and strengthening not just the body but our relationship with ourselves, the outer and inner.

A student once said, “Your class didn’t seem like yoga. Yoga is so difficult and puts your body in all kinds of uncomfortable positions. Your class felt different. I feel so good! I feel so calm! What did you do?” My first thought: I was doing yoga!

The word for yoga postures, asana, is defined as a “steady, comfortable posture.” I guide students to find comfort and steadiness — physically and mentally. It’s rewarding to see tension soften when they are given permission to be themselves and let go of the struggle to “perform” a pose or look a certain way. The result is greater ease in mind and body.

3.  What is your teaching background and style?

I bring trauma-informed principles to every class I teach — whether teaching to the general population or leading healing-focused series.

That isn’t how I started. In the late 90s, I was a fitness instructor at the YMCA when yoga was beginning to gain popularity in the fitness world. So to my kickboxing and step aerobic repertoire I added fitness-style yoga as a physical fitness tool.

I eventually found my way to Iyengar Yoga, which taught me alignment and introduced me to the idea that yoga was much more than physical postures — that there were eight limbs of yoga, and physical practice was only one. I was intrigued at first Om. 😉

I taught at the Y until 2005 or so when career and family took priority. I left teaching but continued practicing and learning.

A few years ago, I experienced an extremely traumatic event I didn’t think I’d come back from. I haven’t yet. Not completely. I’ve made tremendous progress but am still healing.

The most significant therapy I experienced on my recovery path from PTSD is trauma-informed yoga. It’s saved my life, and I felt inspired to share this powerful healing tool with others.

I enrolled in a 200-hour yoga teacher certification program to develop my teaching, and became certified to lead trauma-informed yoga.

I’m continuing on the therapeutic yoga track and am finishing my 500-hour and Yoga Therapy training. I’m also completing Ayurveda and holistic wellness counseling training — that applies the tools of yoga, Ayurveda and modern psychology to support healing and thriving through one-on-one and group work.

4. Why do you teach yoga?

As a dedicated student, I’m continuously learning and evolving my understanding of this rich practice; the classes I teach shift and evolve along with me. I enjoy being on this journey alongside those who join me. We’re exploring and growing together.

Yoga has been one of the greatest gifts and healers in my life. I am honored to share it with anyone and everyone!

Studio News for Week of Jan. 28th

Hi Everyone,

When the weather gets cold like this I appreciate the warmth of Infinity Yoga Studio — both the physical warmth provided by our heaters and the emotional warmth emanating from our amazing students and teachers.

Speaking of classes and special events to get your warmth flowing, right now we have two special ongoing series: Erin is teaching Monday nights at 4:30pm for the next 5 weeks, and Eri’s SomaYoga is continuing on Wednesday evenings. And while you’re in the habit of treating yourself to movement and meditation on Wednesday evenings, make sure to register for Mollee’s next Candlelight Yoga event on Feb 6th!

See you on the mat,
~Elle

Teacher Feature

Alanna is sharing her teacher feature spotlight with April to highlight a very special offering they have coming up on Valentines day, combining partner Thai Massage and Yoga Nidra. Read more about it here.

Bring your friends, sweethearts, siblings or anyone you know who deserves an hour of self care. No experience in either Thai Massage or Yoga Nidra is required.

Weekly Themes:

AlannaRestorative
Mollee – Ground and Grow
Jacque -The Base of the Body: feet, ankles, knees, and hips

Upcoming Events:

Yoga with Erin Drummond

When: Mondays 4:30-5:30pm Jan 28th – 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.

SomaYoga with Eri Fujieda

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

Instructor: Eri Fujieda

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.

Candlelight Yoga

When: Wednesday, Feb. 6th,
7-8:30pm

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.

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesdays 12:05-12:50pm
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.

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with April

When: Sunday Feb. 24, 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 are great choices for you. After some gentle movements and restorative yoga, we will settle in to a Yoga Nidra practice.

Schedule for Jan 28- Feb 3rd

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday Jan 28th

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle
4:30 pm Yoga with Erin Drummond

Tuesday Jan 29th

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
7pm  Interval FlowHailey 

Wednesday Jan 30th

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

Thursday Jan 31st

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm Asana with Alanna

Friday Feb 1

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

Saturday Feb 2

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

Sunday Feb 3

6-7:15pm Restorative and Yin YogaApril

Studio News for Week of Jan 21st

Hi Everyone,

We have a lot going on this week. Erin Drummond begins teaching her 6-week series tomorrow, Monday Jan 21st at 4:30pm, and this Friday Alanna is teaching a very special Bedtime Family Yoga from 7-8pm. You can learn more about it from this short video Alanna created. 

Please note that Pat will be teaching Pilates for Deb this Wednesday. For those of you who miss practicing with Pat this will be the perfect time to catch up with her.

Hope to see you on the mat soon!

~Elle

Teacher Feature

In January, Jacque introduced a new Nia routine: Source. You can read about this and Jacque’s explanations about what makes Nia such a unique form of movement here. 

Hopefully many of you have already experienced Nia classes with Jacque and know firsthand how inspirational they are. If you’re looking for more information on Nia you can check out the beautiful Nia website. If you’re looking for more information on Jacque check out her personal site.

Weekly Themes:

Elle – Be Yourself on the Mat
AlannaInversions
Mollee – Heart Flow
JacqueNatural Time

Upcoming Events:

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.
Themes:
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.

SomaYoga with Eri Fujieda

When: Wednesdays 7-8:15pm Jan 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.

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 PJs, 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 are great 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,
7-8:30pm

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.

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesdays 12:05-12:50pm
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.

Schedule for Jan. 21-27

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday Jan 14th

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle
4:30 pm Yoga with Erin Drummond

Tuesday Jan 15th

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
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 FusionPat
&-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
7pm Bedtime Family Yoga – Alanna

Saturday Jan 19th

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

Sunday Jan. 20th

6-7:15pm Restorative Yoga and Yoga NidraApril

New Nia Routine: Source

 

In Nia, we believe that every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies.  

One thing that makes Nia unique is how much intention goes into everything.  Instructors have a focus and intention before every class they teach. While we may practice the same routine for many weeks, the intention changes each time.  We may focus on the knees, the breath, or maybe listening to the music. We are able to experience movement and our bodies in unique ways each week as we apply the focus.  

This same intention goes into the creation of full Nia routines. In January we will be dancing to the new routine, Source.  In this routine, the focus is the EYES with the intention to engage the spine and direct attention. Have you ever free danced with your eyes? Curious?  You can learn more from creators Kelly Rae Oien and Kevin Vereecke in this video:

I hope you will join us!

Best,

Jacque
Nia Black Belt and 5 Stages Certified Instructor

 

Bedtime Family Yoga is Here!

Help your children sleep better with yoga

Instructor: Alanna

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.

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.

~Elle

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.
Themes:
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,
7-8:30pm

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

Retreating into Softness by April Herndon

Over the last few years, my yoga practice has become much slower and more methodical because that’s what my body has needed as I continue to grapple with the ongoing effects of Lyme. On some days, I can still do any pose I like; on others, many poses simply aren’t available to me. Last weekend, I went to a yoga and meditation retreat knowing part of me still grieved what I often think of as my more “athletic” and “intense” practice that I’ve left behind.

I went to the retreat because I wanted to challenge myself to take the instructions I give to my students every Sunday evening but that I still find hard to take into my own practice: listen to your body; support it; let it be soft; honor the things it can do on the mat for this hour of this day, knowing that the body is different each time, and knowing that all bodies deserve honor, respect, and joy.

I wanted to reconnect with my body. I wanted to learn to approach it with care and softness and to appreciate it for what it is now rather than what it was or what I imagine it used to be.
Each day of the retreat brought a new lesson to me about the power of supporting and appreciating my body as it is. In one restorative pose, I used a prop for support because I realized I couldn’t stay in the pose without it; it was empowering to take that assistance—to momentarily cast away any hesitancy to care for my own body for fear that someone might think I was weak. I let myself just stay in the pose with the support, and when any feeling of hesitancy or fear arose, I let myself feel it and then exhale it away. As I did, my body became softer, and at the same time I felt stronger in my resolve to support and honor my body’s needs and capabilities.

Later in the weekend, during a meditation, deep sadness for the body and abilities I once had arose again. At that moment, I finally allowed myself to grieve the body I lived with and through before Lyme. Our culture doesn’t talk nearly enough about how changes to our bodies and abilities affect us. After living in a body that works and/or looks a certain way for so many years, a different body is an adjustment and can feel like a loss; it certainly did for me. I let myself weep soft and silent tears for the body I once lived with; I sat with the grief and let myself remember the poses I once loved but now aren’t a part of my regular practice and how my body felt before arthritis settled in my knees.

And as I sat, a deer came to the window of the retreat center and looked inside. Behind him, the sky was lit with stars, and the tips of his small antlers rose to meet a constellation. When the wind kicked up and the white birches behind him swayed, he turned to go back to the woods. As I watched him go, I found myself weeping tears of gratitude to be alive and to be sitting there to witness such a sight—grateful for the body that let me do that. At that moment, I began to truly reconnect with my body.

Each day of the retreat, I found an intensity in the stillness of restorative poses, meditation, and Yoga Nidra that we seldom talk about but which is no less powerful and no less deserving of our respect as that more “athletic” practice I had left behind. In fact, I found myself rethinking what it means to have an “intense” practice and recognizing the power and joy of staying long enough in a pose or an emotion to connect with my body, my feelings, and my precious breath. Intensity isn’t necessarily about the physical feat but more about what we bring to our practice, and I was finding my own kind of intensity as I reconnected with my body. Finally, I let myself explore where I am with an open mind instead of constantly focusing on where I once was. Although it may not have looked like much was going on as I stayed in stillness, my practice was no less intense than any other I’ve done in my life.

My hope is to bring what I experienced and learned at my retreat not only back to my own ongoing practice but back to my students. There is no doubt that there are many physical benefits to the supported and long-held stretches that restorative poses offer and the deep relaxed yogic sleeping of Yoga Nidra, but these practices and classes offer more than that. While restorative classes and Yoga Nidra don’t always look like other yoga classes because we are so often on our mats and supported by props, these are practices that build a different kind of strength in our muscles, emotions, and spirits. They help build the kind of strength that lets us be soft in and with our bodies, to relax the tense muscles we so often use to protect ourselves, and to be kind to ourselves. These classes offer their own kind of beautiful intensity.

When we simply stay with our breath and our bodies and let ourselves explore rather than running away or imagining our bodies to be different, there can be joy, lightness, and a deep comfort. We learn patience and acceptance for ourselves and our bodies when we just breathe and stay, and we take that outside the corners of our yoga mats and into our lives.
I know that yoga has transformed my life many times, and the stillness of restorative work and Yoga Nidra have taught me so much about myself recently. I was transformed again at the retreat when I realized all the wonderful things my body still allows me to do. I found so much more than yoga and meditation on that mat, and I hope the same for my students.

Studio News for Week of Jan 7th

Hi Everyone,

There’s great savings to be had this week at Infinity Studio. Eri’s SomaYoga classes are starting again this Wednesday at 7pm and she’s kicking it off with a free class! You’ll need to register to save your spot. 507-453-7941

Asana with Alanna begins again this Thursday and for this series if you commit to all 8, you only pay for 7. As if you needed another reason to show up for this great class!

See you on the mat!

~Elle

Weekly Themes:

Jacque – The Joy of Movement
Elle – “Let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.”

Upcoming Events:

SomaYoga with Eri Fujieda

When: Wednesdays 7-8:15pm Jan 9, 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.

Asana with Alanna Series

When: Thursdays 5:50pm
Jan. 10 – Feb 28th

Cost: 7 punches on your Infinity Card. (8 classes for the price of 7)

Instructor: Alanna Pelowski

Though students are welcome to drop in anytime, for the most benefit you’ll want to attend all 8. For those of you committed to attending all 8 sessions in a series, Alanna is offering the special price or 8 classes for the price of 7.

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.

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,
7-8:30pm

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

 

Theme: New Beginnings + Ganesh mantra

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. 7-13th

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday Jan 7th

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

Tuesday Jan 8th

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
7pm Interval FlowHailey 

Wednesday Jan 9th

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am  Qi Gong and T’ai Chi – Lynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates Fusion Deb
&-8:15pm SomaYogaEri (free with registration, call 507-453-7941)

Thursday Jan 10th

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm Asana with Alanna

Friday Jan 11th

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

Saturday Jan 12th

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

Sunday Jan. 13th

6-7:15pm Restorative Yoga and Yoga NidraApril

Theme for Elle’s classes week of Jan. 6th

Do you know Mary Oliver’s poem Wild Geese? It’s one of my favorites and it’s familiar lines run through my mind often during my practice. Especially the first stanza,

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.

Don’t you love it? You can find the whole poem here. The new year is a good time I think to practice letting the our soft animal body love what they love. While the world is telling us to be a new better version of ourselves, I dare you to practice loving yourself instead. Move in a way that is good for your body, in fact move in ways that your body loves.

 

First Studio News of 2019

Silhouette of the girl who holds the numbers of the new year in the sunset. Concept of replacement 2018 to 2019.

Happy New Year!

Make sure to read over the schedule below carefully as we have a few holiday week changes.

Mollee’s next Candlelight is coming up this week and she really knows how to start out a new year with clarity and peace! If you’re planning on attending, please make sure to register. 507-453-7941

Alanna’s next series is beginning on January 10th. Don’t forget that by committing to all of them up front you get one class for free.

Eri’s next SomaYoga series is Wednesdays Jan. 9, 16, 23, and 30, 7-8:20pm. More information to follow!

See you on the mat!

~Elle

Upcoming Events:

Candlelight Yoga

When: Wednesday, Jan 2nd, 7-8:30pm

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

 

Theme: New Beginnings + Ganesh mantra

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.

Asana with Alanna Series

When: Thursdays 5:50pm
Jan. 10 – Feb 28th

Cost: 7 punches on your Infinity Card. (8 classes for the price of 7)

Instructor: Alanna Pelowski

Though students are welcome to drop in anytime, for the most benefit you’ll want to attend all 8. For those of you committed to attending all 8 sessions in a series, Alanna is offering the special price or 8 classes for the price of 7.

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.

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.

Schedule for Dec. 31st- Jan 4th

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday Dec. 31st

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle

Tuesday Jan 1st:

Happy New Year! 

Wednesday Jan 2nd

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am  Qi Gong and T’ai Chi – Lynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates Fusion Deb
7-8:30pm Candlelight Yoga – Mollee

Thursday Jan 3rd

9am  NiaJacque

Friday Jan 4th

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

Saturday Jan 5th

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

Sunday Jan. 6th

6-7:15pm Restorative Yoga and Yoga NidraApril

Studio News – Holiday Edition

Happy Holidays!

We wish you a safe and fun holiday with your family and friends.

If you’re around, make sure you check out our schedule below. While some of our teachers are out of town there are still plenty of classes for everyone.

For those of you who have been asking about Eri’s next SomaYoga series, we just confirmed the dates this morning: Wednesdays Jan. 9, 16, 23, and 30, 7-8:20pm. More information to follow!

Speaking of great things happening on Wednesday nights, make sure you register for Mollee’s Candlelight Class on January 2nd. Call 507-453-7941. More information below.

Alanna’s next series is beginning on January 10th. Don’t forget that by committing to all of them up front you get one class for free.

See you on the mat!

~Elle

Upcoming Events:

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with April

When: Sunday Dec. 30th 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, Jan 2nd, 7-8:30pm

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

 

Theme: New Beginnings + Ganesh mantra

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.

Asana with Alanna Series

When: Thursdays 5:50pm
Jan. 10 – Feb 28th

Cost: 7 punches on your Infinity Card. (8 classes for the price of 7)

Instructor: Alanna Pelowski

Though students are welcome to drop in anytime, for the most benefit you’ll want to attend all 8. For those of you committed to attending all 8 sessions in a series, Alanna is offering the special price or 8 classes for the price of 7.

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.

Schedule for Dec. 23- Jan 4th

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Sunday Dec. 23rd:

No Restorative Yoga

Monday Dec. 24th:

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle

Tuesday Dec. 25th:

Merry Christmas

Wednesday 26th:

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
12:05-12:50pm Pilates Fusion Deb

Thursday Dec. 27th:

No Classes

Friday Dec. 28th

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

Saturday Dec. 29th

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

Sunday Dec. 30th

6-7:15pm Restorative Yoga and Yoga NidraApril

Monday Dec. 31st

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle

Tuesday Jan 1st:

Happy New Year! 

Wednesday Jan 2nd

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
9:30am  Qi Gong and T’ai Chi – Lynn
12:05-12:50pm Pilates Fusion Deb
7-7:30pm Candlelight Yoga – Mollee

Thursday Jan 3rd

9am  NiaJacque

Friday Jan 4th

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

Saturday Jan 5th

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

Holiday Schedule is Here

Hello Everyone,

below is your handy dandy, easy peasy guide to our Holiday schedule. We hope you have a fun and safe holiday, and if you’re in town we hope to see you in our classes!

Om Shanti,

Elle

Schedule for Dec. 20 – Jan 4th

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Thursday Dec. 20th:

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm AsanaAlanna

Friday Dec. 21st:

8:15am  Solstice Flow Elle
9:30am  Qi Gong and T’ai Chi – Lynn

Saturday Dec. 22nd:

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

Sunday Dec. 23rd:

No Restorative Yoga

Monday Dec. 24th:

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle

Tuesday Dec. 25th:

Merry Christmas

Wednesday 26th:

8:15am Forrest Inspired BasicsElle
12:05-12:50pm Pilates Fusion Deb

Thursday Dec. 27th:

No Classes

Friday Dec. 28th

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

Saturday Dec. 29th

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

Sunday Dec. 30th

6-7:15pm Restorative Yoga and Yoga NidraApril

Monday Dec. 31st

8:15am Forrest Inspired VinyasaElle

Tuesday Jan 1st:

Happy New Year! 

Wednesday Jan 2nd

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

Thursday Jan 3rd

9am  NiaJacque

Friday Jan 4th

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

Saturday Jan 5th

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

Studio Newsletter for week of Dec. 16th

Dear Infinity Students,

 

This week is Asana with Alanna’s last class until Jan. 10th when her new series starts. Remember if you plan on coming to all 8, register beforehand and get a special price.

Gentle Lunchtime Yoga students, please remember this Tuesday your class is at Bluff Country Co-op. It’s free, but you’ll need to register: 507-452-1815.

Lastly, thank you to everyone who tried to fill out our survey!  For those of you who were able to complete the survey we got your responses and they are very helpful.

Unfortunately even though this survey ran smoothly in our testing, it turned out to be super glitchy for many of you. If you have feedback you weren’t able to give, you can reply to this email or send it to me directly at ellenewman11.@gmail.com. Here are the main things we would like to know:

1. Have you drifted away from Infinity classes? If so, why? Do you plan on returning? Do you need your class to be held at a different time? What other obstacles to attendance are you facing?

2. Do you know if your insurance provides incentives for you to attend classes regularly? Usually this takes the form of a $20 rebate off of a monthly membership (Infinity Monthly Pass) if you attend enough classes. If this was available at Infinity, would you use it? If so please let us know what incentive program you could qualify for and how important it is to you. You can read more about it here. http://www.nihca.org

3. Anything else you’d like us to know, we’re grateful for your feedback!

THANK YOU!

Teacher Feature

The time has come for the featured teacher to be me (Elle Newman), but it takes a tribe to raise a yoga teacher, so I’d like to talk a bit about mine.

I have been lucky enough to have support from my community in every step of my yoga journey. I have had help funding trainings and emotional support when I doubt myself, not to mention dedicated students who show up week after week.

Some of my students have been taking yoga with me from the beginning and have helped shape my teaching with their feedback. Truly, your dedication to your practice inspires me!

You are all a blessing in my life, thank you so much.

If you are interested in watching or sharing a video about the classes I teach at Infinity, you can see it here. If you’re interested in knowing about my career outside of Infinity, please check out my professional website.  While you’re there, enjoy the free meditations.  And if you’re curious about why I wear a mask, here’s some info on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.

Much Love,

Elle

This Week’s Class Themes

Upcoming Events:

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesdays 12:05-12:50pm
Dec 18th, 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.

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with April

When: Sunday Dec. 30th 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, Jan 2nd, 7-8:30pm

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

 

Theme: New Beginnings + Ganesh mantra

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.

Asana with Alanna Series

When: Thursdays 5:50pm
Jan. 10 – Feb 28th

Cost: 7 punches on your Infinity Card. (8 classes for the price of 7)

Instructor: Alanna Pelowski

Though students are welcome to drop in anytime, for the most benefit you’ll want to attend all 8. For those of you committed to attending all 8 sessions in a series, Alanna is offering the special price or 8 classes for the price of 7.

Schedule for Dec. 3rd – 9th

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday:

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

Tuesday:

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
7pm No Interval Flow –Will return in January

Wednesday:

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

Thursday:

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm AsanaAlanna

Friday:

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

Saturday:

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

Sunday:

6-7:15pm Restorative and Yoga NidraApril

 

Solstice Week!

This Friday is winter solstice and this week is not only the darkest of the year, but it marks the return of light. The concept of finding light in the darkness is one that is near and dear to my heart so rather than hosting one class to celebrate Solstice, we’ll be honoring it all week.

 

Monday:

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa and 4:30pm Forrest Inspired Basics

Heart Centering: finding our courage and our core.

Wednesday

8:15am Forrest Inspired Basics

Heart Opening supported Back Bends

Friday Happy Solstice!

8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa

Faux Candlelight Flow

Saturday

10:45am Gentle Yoga

A gentle flow ending with a heart realm meditation. Come ready for an inward adventure.

 

 

Studio Newsletter for week of Dec. 10th

Dear Infinity Students,

Well, the easy set up for the survey didn’t turn out to be so easy and I know several of you tried to fill it out but weren’t able to complete the survey. I’m very sorry for the inconvenience. If you didn’t get all the way to the end, meaning you didn’t get to the questions on insurance rebates and the open question about anything else you want us to know, please try one more time.  Here is the link to the survey that works.

Former Infinity teacher Dr. Jen Bayer is in town and is co-leading Monday morning’s Forrest class with me. Join us for a great class!

In gratitude,

~Elle

This Week’s Class Themes

Upcoming Events:

Candlelight Yoga

When: Wednesday, Jan 2nd, 7-8:30pm

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

 

Theme: New Beginnings + Ganesh mantra

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.

Infinity Class Sampler

When: Tuesday, Dec. 11th 5-6:30pm

Cost: Free!

Space is limited. Please register by calling 507-453-7941. Thank You!

Are you curious about Infinity’s classes? This is an excellent opportunity to meet Infinity’s experienced instructors and learn about their classes. Beginners welcome! Read more here.

Lunchtime Gentle Yoga at Bluff Country Co-op

When: Tuesdays 12:05-12:50pm
Dec 18th, 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.

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with April

When: Sunday Dec. 30th 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, Jan 2nd, 7-8:30pm

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

 

Theme: New Beginnings + Ganesh mantra

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.

Asana with Alanna Series

When: Thursdays 5:50pm
Jan. 10 – Feb 28th

Cost: 7 punches on your Infinity Card. (8 classes for the price of 7)

Instructor: Alanna Pelowski

Though students are welcome to drop in anytime, for the most benefit you’ll want to attend all 8. For those of you committed to attending all 8 sessions in a series, Alanna is offering the special price or 8 classes for the price of 7.

Schedule for Dec. 3rd – 9th

Unless otherwise noted, all classes run an hour.

Monday:

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

Tuesday:

12:05-12:50pm Lunchtime Gentle YogaMollee
7pm Interval FlowHailey

Wednesday:

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

Thursday:

9am  NiaJacque
5:50pm AsanaAlanna

Friday:

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

Saturday:

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

Sunday:

6-7:15pm Restorative and Yoga NidraApril

 

Infinity Class Survey – This is the one that works!

Hi Everyone!

Thank you to every one who tried to fill this out already, some of you tried several times! You’re amazing and we really appreciate you!

It should be all working now, thank you in advance for taking the few minutes to fill it out. Your feedback is very important to all of us.

Much Love,

~Elle

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