Yin Yoga Wellness Event
Friday, November 9th
Optional 5:30 PM Social/Pizza Gathering
Mark your calendar to join us for the next MWP Wellness Event on Friday, November 9th. St. Paul Hot Yoga has closed their studio for the evening for an exclusive Yin Yoga class just for MWP members! The class will be taught by Paula Chesley.
5:30pm: Informal gathering at John’s Pizza Cafe (check out there menu at https://johnspizzacafe.com/ for pricing and additional information).
7:00pm: Class begins. Suggested arrival by 6:45pm to sign waiver and set up.
Location: Saint Paul Hot Yoga • 535 Dale Street North • Saint Paul, MN 55103
A description of Yin Yoga
In yin yoga we practice letting go, working with gravity and passive stretching to reach into the fascia and connective tissue. As these are less flexible than muscles, we hold the poses for longer, generally from 3-5 minutes. Yin yoga is also a practice of presence: non-judgmental observation of our bodies, our minds. We focus on breath work and, if requested, practice meditation techniques. This class is taught warm (~85-90 degrees) and with candles for the ultimate relaxation experience. A water bottle and a mat are recommended, but the studio has both in case you don’t.
Paula first came to yoga through Bikram, starting in her Ph.D. program. She continued practicing yoga while a university professor and researcher, living in France, Canada, and Germany, but she realized something wasn’t clicking with her desk job — she needed more. She decided to leave her academic position in Tübingen, Germany, go to Berlin for one month, then come back to the U.S. and decide what to do next. However, in Berlin, she became involved with the dance scene (dance is a lifelong love), and ended up spending two years there, doing contemporary dance training and performances. Now back in her home of the Twin Cities, Paula is a ballroom and social dance instructor. Paula received her yoga teacher training at the Yoga Barn in Bali, and teaches yin and vinyasa styles. Paula finds yoga helps her manage her endometriosis symptoms. She is passionate about women’s health issues and the healing power of yoga.
Cost: $15 for the Yin Yoga Class, Mat, towel and water bottle rentals available for an additional nominal fee.
RSVP to Susan at [email protected] by November 7th, please indicate if you will join us at John’s Pizza Cafe in addition to the Yin Class.
Any proceeds will go towards the MWP Scholarship fund.
FFI: Farren Swanson at [email protected]