Yoga Retreat Days


Saturday, September 18 Autumn Yoga Retreat

Relax your mind and refocus your energy at our Autumn Yoga Retreat on September 18, 2021. The day will feature classes from multiple instructors, as well as time for walks and quiet contemplation in the gardens.


Half-day member $20/non-member $35
Full day member $40/non-member $55


Half-day morning
Half-day afternoon
Full day


9:00-9:30 a.m.


9:30-10:30 a.m.

Yoga 4 You  |  Jenn Holm  |  Event Lawn
Fall Equinox Flow - a balance of movement and stillness

Rest in Chi  |  Sue Bitney  |  Red Barn
T'ai Chi Chih

Yoga Prairie  |  Karen Murray  |  Prairie Overlook
Guided Meditation

10:45-11:45 a.m.

Spirit of the Lake Yoga  |  Nicole Lovald  |  Event Lawn
Yoga Love: Building Community

One Love Yoga  |  Nancy Nystrom |  Red Barn
Move inward to discover new perspective and growth: Flow without eyesight

LifeTime Fitness  |  Kristine Rosa  |  Picnic Shelter
Gentle Yoga and Gong Bath

Noon-1:00 p.m.


1:00-2:00 p.m.

Live True Yoga  |  Val Roder  |  Event Lawn
Yoga Flow

One Love Yoga  |  Holly Bustle  |  Red Barn
Breathwork and Yin

Yoga Sanctuary Mpls  |  Shelley Pagitt  |  Picnic Shelter
Mindful Vinyasa

2:15-3:15 p.m.

Live True Yoga  |  Sarah Meyer  |  Event Lawn
Yoga Sculpt

Marjorie Grevious  |  Red Barn
Hatha Flow + Restorative class

Spirit of the Lake Yoga  |  Andrew Seifert  |  Picnic Shelter
Balance Flow

3:15-4:00 p.m.

BK Healing Arts  |  Birgit Kraus  |  Event Lawn
Singing Bowls

Instructor Bios

Karen Murray - Yoga Prairie with Spirit of the Lake Yoga 
Karen began practicing yoga 30 years ago out of curiosity. Ten years later she realized it was necessary as part of her self-care routine. Karen has scoliosis and yoga has helped prevent the usual worsening of back problems. Karen is “constantly recovering from something”, so she's a compassionate and caring teacher and always happy to discuss with her students how to help an issue, injury (old or new) or strengthen/stretch something.

Jenn Holm - Yoga 4 You
Jenn Holm is the director and founding partner of Yoga 4 You. Yoga found her in March of 2003. It began as a way to restore flexibility and get in shape, but after experiencing a wave of emotion while in half pigeon pose, she realized there was much more to “this yoga thing” than simply exercising. As her practice evolved, the mental and emotional benefits of yoga followed. It became apparent that the work on the mat was applicable off the mat as well, in every aspect of our lives. As this realization became clear, so did her desire to bring the experience to others and she decided to become a certified yoga instructor.

Holly Bustle - One Love Yoga 
Holly has a passion for people and connection. Naturally, when she found yoga, it was love at first breath. Since then, she's completed her 200 E-RYT & 300 RYT. Holly embraces being a student, teaching, leading workshops, retreats and Teacher Training. Her passion is to help individuals develop tools through their own practices. She strives to cultivate a personal sense of love, connection and encouragement through each class she leads & connection she makes. 

Herbie Bustle - One Love Yoga 
Herbie is an intellectual explorer of life. He's known for enjoying the journey. Herbie grew up in California where he joined the Marines at 18 and spent time serving his country and learning the artful skill of aircraft mechanics/modification. This line of work has taken Herbie across the country and finally landed him in Minnesota. He completed his 200-hour yoga teacher training with his wife. He enjoys spending time in life's counterposes to keep his balance.

Nancee Nystrom - One Love Yoga
Nancee is a resilient, intentional student of life that is always seeking, improving or working towards her next vision to become the best version of herself.  Many would describe her as a connected, loving person to all different kinds of people, ages, demographics, interests and beliefs.  She has a passion for philanthropy and teaching others what she has learned along the way.  Nancee found her path to the sober lifestyle on her yoga mat over 10 years ago so it would be accurate to say that yoga saved her life.  Nancee holds a 500 RYT designation and has been teaching yoga classes, workshops and yoga trainings for the last decade.  Yoga has given Nancee the opportunity to find her authentic voice to create space for her students to unveil, heal and discover themselves and the world around them with a new lens of compassion.  She is an advocate for people in addiction recovery and those with mental illness in order to remove the stigma surrounding these communities and topics.  If you want to be challenged, contemplate, grow and learn from a dynamic introvert that swears like a sailor, has experienced much trauma and healing in her life Nancee will be a breath of fresh air to you.

Sue Bitney
Sue has had the honor of teaching T’ai Chi Chih for 15 years. I have been teaching through Nokomis Community Center, in view of Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis, for the past 10 years.

Andrew Siefert - Good Vibrations Yoga
After an initial brush with yoga in high school, the lure of the practice caught up with Andrew in 2005. Yoga helped him transition through a challenging time in his life and allowed him to go through what is usually a bitter process with an open heart. After several years of regular practice, he enrolled in a YTT program and embarked on a great journey. Since his initial training, he has dedicated himself to a process of continual learning. Whether it is a ParaYoga workshop, Yin Intensive or other platforms, the joy of yoga is that we always have more to learn.

Shelley Pagitt - Yoga Sanctuary Mpls
Shelley is a teacher at heart. She has been learning, living and sharing holistic ways for 30 years. Her passion for practicing and teaching yoga with intentions of personal integration are rooted in Child Psychology and love of people. Shelley created Yoga Sanctuary, a holistic, nonprofit studio, after completing her 200-hour Teacher Training in California at White Lotus in 2011. She has subsequently completed a nine-month intensive Yoga Studies Program with Ben Vincent and is an eager, lifelong student. Shelley co-created and co-leads Holistic Yoga Teacher Training & Personal Transformation, a 230-hour YTT, structured holistically around the elements and rooted in a compassionate, vulnerable, equitable community.  She is passionate about teaching teachers to teach yoga in ways that bring wholeness to self, to others and to the world.

Marjorie Grevious - Yoga Sanctuary Mpls
Marjorie has been practicing yoga for over 40 years and has grown more serious about yoga study and teaching over the last 10 years. She completed 230 hours of Yoga Teacher Training in 2012 at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. In 2011, she volunteered at Kripalu Yoga Center for over four months as a residential volunteer, where she lived and worked in a community with other yogis from all over the world and attended workshops with leading yoga teachers. Marjorie is certified in Street Yoga for trauma-informed yoga teaching, Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga training. 

Nicola Lovald - Spirit of the Lake Yoga
Nicole is one of the co-owners of Spirit of the Lake Yoga and Wellness Center and is a master’s level counselor, certified life coach, master reiki healer, and registered yoga teacher. As a natural healer all of her life, she has worked with a variety of populations in various settings throughout her career. Working from the perspective that everyone has the tools to heal within them, Nicole guides her clients to uncover their hidden potential and ability to heal. Nicole incorporates mindfulness, breathwork, guided imagery and relaxation, energy healing, as well as mind-body medicine techniques into her practice, when and where it is appropriate for clients.

Val Roder - Live True Yoga
Val is a believer that all bodies, minds, and hearts are capable of health, wellness, and joy, she knows the tools of yoga and meditation can deeply aid anyone’s journey. Upon returning to Minnesota from New York City after 11 years away, she proudly received her 200RYT through Yess Yoga. Shortly after, Val launched Olivine Yoga, an all-inclusive yoga and meditation business specializing in private sessions, yoga events, and group classes. Offering various yoga styles, as well as meditation and Barre, Val teaches in spaces throughout Minnesota and online.

Sarah Meyer - Live True Yoga
Sarah has been teaching since 2004. She is passionate about educating students to slow down, become intentional with the practice and let the breath be the guide for each pose. She reminds students that the breath eases the body even in challenging poses as well as guides movement between the poses or in the absence of breath, to serve as a reminder that a break may be just what was needed to recover. She believes that this practice can fuel a fire from within that promotes serenity and confidence. She loves creating a space to allow students to feel the fire that exists within each and every one of us and feel the strength that exists in a community.

Kristina Rosa - Life Power Yoga
Rosa shares a love and passion for connecting communities to a greater purpose. Through exploring the link of mind, body, and breath we take root and blossom together. Seeking and navigating through the entanglement of our deepest self and all living things. ​She brings enthusiasm, laughter, and a challenge to all her classes. Her bubbly and carefree spirit is highly contagious. In addition to teaching, Rosa has led yoga workshops and training's, guiding students to discover their own yoga journey. When she isn't teaching you can find her enjoying time with her 11-year-old daughter, practicing yoga, cooking, travelling, and enjoying a new adventure.


Yoga Retreat Extra

The Zen Den

When signing up with The Zen Den at a festival or retreat, we offer 20 minute grounding sessions through intuitive administration of hands on Reiki.  The reiki master will either focus on general grounding for you or send healing energy to specific areas you wish to work through.  Click here for more information.

Pre-book appointments by contacting Meagan at

Pricing is $15/20 min - payment to be made directly to The Zen Den - Cash, cc or Venmo accepted