Yoga Classes Mankato MN

There are yoga classes offered in all types of yoga, with hatha and Vinyasa yoga being two of the mian types. Other types of yoga include Integral yoga, hot yoga, and Kundalini yoga. Different yoga classes are more fitness-based, while others are more spiritally oriented. See below for yoga studios in Mankato, MN that gives access to qualified yoga instructors who teach a range of styles of yoga classes.

Sun Moon Studios
(507) 387-6600
635 So. Front St.
Mankato, MN
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, Hot

Fridley Bally Total Fitness
7200 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pool, Sauna, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Higher Power Training
(952) 942-6320
10360 W 70th st
Eden Prairie, MN
Programs & Services
Boot Camp, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Kickboxing, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Medicine Balls, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Punching Bag, Sauna, Stationary Bikes, Yoga

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Cardiolix
(651) 714-8150
1785 Radio Drive
Woodbury, MN
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Kickboxing, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Parking, Silver Sneakers, Towel Service, Yoga

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Richfield Bally Total Fitness
100 W 66th St
Minneapolis, MN
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Reaction Cycling, Yoga

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LA Fitness
(612) 225-9831
7360 33rd. Street North
Oakdale, MN
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Basketball, Body Sculpting, Boot Camp, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Kickboxing, Child Center, Circuit Training, Cross Fit, Elliptical Trainers, Family Gym, Free Weights, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Hip Hop Dance Class, Indoor Bike, Indoor Pool, Jacuzzi, Medicine Balls, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Punching Bag, Raquetball, Rowing Machines, Sauna, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Volleyball, Water Aerobics, Water Exercise

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St. Louis Park Bally Total Fitness
4900 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
Programs & Services
Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pool, Sauna, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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St. Paul Bally Total Fitness
1166 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Little Canada Bally Total Fitness
71 Minnesota Ave
Little Canada, MN
Programs & Services
Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Kimmie Olson
(651) 329-8843
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Kick Boxing, Body Sculpting, nutrition
Schedule Type
NETA, AMFPT, CPR/AED First Aid, Pilates, Core Conditioning
Education
Neta personal training workshop, CPR/AED first aid classes, Boot camp training.
General Information
25 years old (trains both men and women)

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Breathe and Heal

Yogic breathwork helps your body absorb more oxygen while shedding stress.

by Linda Melone

June 2010

As the owner of a financial consulting firm, Jon Farber considers stress part of the job. “Even when business is good, it’s still stressful,” says the 44-year old New Yorker. A self-proclaimed “tightly wound” person, he began taking yoga classes a year ago that included conscious breathing techniques.

A lifelong runner and swimmer, Farber didn’t feel he needed instructions on how to breathe. However, he learned that he was breathing too shallowly, resulting in an oxygen deficit that added to his stress. Ten minutes of yogic breathing at the end of each class left him feeling relaxed and focused. “Yogic breathing helps me reframe myself for the week,” says Farber. “It takes a lot of concentration for me, but I feel completely different afterward; even my heart rate slows down.”

Farber attends a weekly class and practices yogic breathing four nights a week on his own before going to sleep. “Yogic breathing has made a big difference in my everyday balance and temperament,” he says.

Few of us pay much attention to our breathing, despite it being a bodily function we can control consciously. Yet yogic breathing can have profound effects on mind, body and spirit, proponents say.

Breathe For What Ails You

Yogic breathing comprises a branch of yoga called Pranayama, a Sanskrit word that means lengthening of the prana, or breath. Pranayama in yoga is used before performing asanas (yoga postures) to cleanse the mind and body.

“Yogic breathing decreases pain for chronic pain sufferers, decreases stress and helps people with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),” says Stephanie Mihalas, PhD, NCSP, founder of The Center for Well-Being in Los Angeles. Stress often triggers shallow breathing, which leads to more stressful feelings, creating a feedback loop. “When people are stressed or in a state of panic, they stop breathing,” says Mihalas. “Although you may think you’re breathing, you’re actually panting, taking in short bursts of air.” As a result, less oxygen is in circulation, which adds to a fight-or-flight feeling.

Conscious, diaphragmatic breathing lowers levels of cortisol (a hormone released during stress), produces a sense of calm. Studies show that athletes who practice diaphragmatic breathing increase their antioxidant defenses after strenuous exercise. This may protect them from the long-term adverse effects of free-radical damage from vigorous exertion (Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 10/29/09 online).

Why does it seem so natural to breathe shallowly? It’s simply become part of our fast-paced lifestyle. “It’s easier and faster to breathe shallowly from our upper lungs. It takes time to practice slow, deep breathing,” says Mihalas.

Air In, Stress Out

Mihalas suggests the following healing breath practice for quick relief of stress and anxiety. She uses it in her pract...

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