Begin a new practice. Revive a past passion. Invigorate your current practice.
River Garden Yoga Center offers a variety of morning, afternoon, and evening yoga and meditation classes for all levels of experience—from beginner to advanced. RGYC invites everyone, regardless of income, to experience the benefits of yoga and meditation. If you are experiencing financial hardships, please discuss with your teacher about their “open heart” policy. RGYC offers a variety of donation based classes—see classes for details.
The first class is always free to local residents.
upcoming workshops & events
Group Healing & Reiki Workshop (with kaTIE STREITZ & TACY NIELSON)
Katie and Tacy weave together an intuitive group healing journey, plus hands on Reiki Healing and a Singing Bowl sound bath to round out the evening. They thoughtfully craft a safe and sacred environment for the group present to unwind tension, open to energy healing and integrate understanding for how this all can apply to every day life. The work can include chakra healing and re-balancing, release of outdated mind programming, re-awakening of true voice, soul retrieval, communication with spirit, and more. Participants can rest deeply to receive the healing with props on a yoga mat (provided at River Garden). Wear comfy clothes; we will do some gentle yin yoga towards the end of our workshop. Katie is an Energy Reader, Healer and Yoga Teacher. Tacy is a Reiki Master and Healer, Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher. They both see private clients at ‘A Corner on Health’ in St. Paul, MN.
Saturday, May 25, 6 - 7:30pm. Cost: $40./Pre-Registered, $45. Drop in. Contact: Katie at email@example.com
ALIVE AND KICKING (with BIANCA MATTER)
A workshop to cultivate joy in your body, deepen your awareness of your subtle energies, and widen your consciousness via practicing a synthesis of Kundalini, Classical and Tantric Hatha Yoga tools. The workshop will mostly be hands-on with little theory. Indulge in the experience of your body temple and the consciousness that rests within as well as expands beyond it. Some Yoga experience is preferred as certain exercises can be high intensity or longer holds; participants are encouraged to work at their own pace and modifications will be offered. Note; For online Registration, please go to Workshops page
Saturday, June 1, 4 - 6pm. Cost: $35. Contact: Bianca at firstname.lastname@example.org
somatic yoga series (with BIANCA MATTER)
A four-week series incorporating deliberately slow movements, on the ground (or seated in a chair if applicable) to re-engage the sensory-motor cortex. Through the application of voluntary, controlled contractions and releases of muscles, the brain-to-body communication lines can be refined, resulting in improved posture and mobility, relieving chronic pain patterns, and improving your capacity to relax. This series is accessible to all ages and ability levels. Pre-registration is required.
Mondays, May 13, May 20, June 3, June 10, 7:30 - 8:45pm. Cost: $65. Lower studio/garden entrance. Contact: Bianca at email@example.com
Restorative Yoga with Essential Oils (with Michele Anderson)
Enjoy the benefits of both Restorative Yoga and essential oils in this unique workshop. Your nervous system will have the chance to completely relax in supported yoga postures meant to restore your system’s natural state of balance. Essential oils are a plant based medicine that offer many healing properties. You will experience 1 essential oil with every Restorative Yoga posture. Workshop will begin with 30 minutes of education about essential oils, followed by 1 hour of Restorative Yoga and ending with a 30 minute healing gong relaxation.
Sunday, June 2, 1 - 3pm. Cost: $35. Drop ins welcome. Contact: Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org
new & featured classes
Kundalini Yoga (with Channing Mckinley)
Join Channing in the sunlight of the upper studio for a daytime class of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Kundalini Yoga is known as the yoga of awareness. Through postures, meditation, breath work and mantra, this class will provide a vehicle to experience deeper connection with your inner wisdom and bring the fullness of the self into the present moment. “In Kundalini Yoga, the most important thing is your experience. It goes right to your heart. No words can replace your experience.” -Yogi Bhajan
Hatha Yoga (with anna Andaházy)
Hatha Yoga is a practice of balancing our sun/active (Ha) with moon/receptive (Tha) energies. This class will adjust in accordance with Ayurvedic understandings of seasonal and daylight fluctuations. You can expect various combinations of slow-flowing movement, steadily-held postural alignment, relaxation, breathwork, and mental concentration practices. Practitioners of all levels are welcome.
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:45pm (begins April 24). Cost: Sliding Fee of $8 -15. Drop ins welcome. Contact: Anna at email@example.com
Ashtanga Yoga-Half Primary Series (with Kristin Mansch)
This 75-minute breath-centered practice creates internal heat to purify the body and calm the mind. The set sequence of postures, with continuous deep breathing, cleanse and align the body. Regular practice generates clarity, energy, ease, and improves one’s health and well-being.
Wednesdays, 7 - 8:15pm and Saturdays, 7-8:15am Cost: $14. Drop-in or 10 Class Pass $120. Contact: Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kundalini Yoga (with abby o’keefe)
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is a yoga practice for everyone. It combines physical exercises, breathing techniques, mantra, and meditation to give you an experience of your true self. The technology of Kundalini Yoga is a science of the mind and body used to elevate the human spirit, reach a higher level of awareness, experience oneness, relieve stress and anxiety, strengthen the nervous system, and cultivate inner peace and stillness.
Mondays, 7:30 - 8:45pm. Cost: $10 drop-in. Everyone welcome! Contact: Abby at email@example.com
New Moon Intention Setting (with kate cherne)
The new moon is a time of quiet, introspection and intention setting. We often think of the lunar cycle in relationship to the full moon because it has such an obviously powerful energy. The new moon is as potent but in a yin, feminine kind of way. This New Moon Intention setting class will give you space and support to set your intention for the current lunar cycle. In this 75 minute practice, you will be guided and offered hatha based flow to guide energy (prana) towards your intention.
Mondays, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3. Cost: $15 or pay what you can Contact: Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org