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Here is a list of the classes / retreats / trainings on the schedule. I’d love to have you join me. I also am available for private sessions, read more below.

Gnesen Yoga

All Levels Hatha Yoga

Tuesday evenings 6:30pm - 7:35pm

Yoga is beneficial for our bodies and minds, offering so much:  increased focus and awareness, reduced stress and muscle tension, increased flexibility and strength, reduced back/neck aches, reduced hip/shoulder pain. Yoga helps us establish healthy breathing habits, develop better posture, is an excellent cross-training practice, and offers relaxation techniques and a sense of wellbeing that we can take into our daily lives.

We practice gentle hatha yoga, which includes stretching, breath work, and held poses. All levels of experience are welcome. This class is geared toward adults. Children (14 and up) are welcome with an adult. Bring your own yoga mat, and dress in clothes that allow you to move. The price for a class is $9 per person with lower rates available through the purchase of a punch card. Continued attendance is encouraged.

As with any movement practice, check with your doctor for approval before attending class. 


Dance Party Yoga / Sacred Dance for Women

2nd Thursdays (once a month) 6:30pm - 7:35pm


Sacred Dance for Women. This is an opportunity to feel embodied and luxuriate, to sense and surrender, to be and breathe, to let go and invite goodness. The time has come!

I play a variety of styles of music from different traditions — all great for moving and getting into the dance. We begin with the setting of intentions, then gentle yoga movements to wake the body, and finally the dancing begins with suggestions on how to move. You may follow my lead, or move as you are inspired to, as you are ready to.

I want to stand by the river in my finest dress. I want to sing, strong and hard, and stomp my feet with a hundred others so that the waters hum with our happiness. I want to dance for the renewal of the world.

~ Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass

The price for this class is just $10 per person. Please join us on an ongoing basis, as each month we build a sacred container the more we practice. Plus, each month will hold a different theme.


House of the Gathering Yoga School

Goddess Immersion Retreat

DETAILS TO COME! JUNE 2019 at Camp Janette Pollay on the Jean Duluth Road in Duluth

I will add a full description here when we have details. You may also view the House of the Gathering Yoga School website, if you’d like. Click here to learn more…


YTT 250 — Yoga Teacher Training Program

Erika Fryklepak is the co-lead trainer in the 250 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at House of the Gathering Yoga School.


For some, there is a desire for something deeper in their yoga practice. The House of the Gathering Yoga School (HGYS) Teacher Training Program emphasizes traditional yogic thought and meditation, supplemental coursework in Depth Psychology, the Classroom Without Walls philosophy, and seva. These aspects deepen the learning experience and thereby the practice, aiding in answering big questions that YOU may ask in the context of your practice and personal spiritual journey.

Time is spent learning postures, anatomy, yoga philosophy, and more. Students will be able to teach foundational techniques, including cueing, adjustments, modifications and variations. Students will leave the program with the basic knowledge required to begin to teach yoga on their own with confidence and awareness. 

Learn more about the program here. 


Private Sessions

Please inquire with interest, with an indication of the content you are interested in exploring. 

I am available for private sessions. Topics include, but are not limited to: 

Injury focused postures / asana:  for yoga students who have injuries or areas of chronic pain; excellent for people with specific concerns or healing goals. I can teach you modifications to classic postures (to avoid further injury and help you feel confident in your practice) as well as therapeutic yoga postures which can aid in reducing pain and tension.

Of course, I am also available to yoga students who do not have specific injuries to address, but simply want to explore particular poses on a one-to-one basis and more in depth. 

Breath work:  for yoga students who want to learn to breathe well. We begin life breathing well, but through life's traumas and challenges, we develop habits of holding that constrict our natural healthy breath. I can help you to unpack those patterns and find your way back to full healthy breathing. Breathing well has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, give us a sense of vitality and increased energy, and help us to think more clearly. It can positively affect our sleep, exercise, and bring contentment to our days. 

Meditation:  for yoga students who are interested in heightened focus and concentration, cultivating feelings of wellbeing, and the ability to adapt well to what life presents you. I can teach you the basics of meditation (tailored to your questions) including accessible styles of meditation, ways to develop (and maintain) a habit of meditation, and ways to make sitting for periods of time more comfortable. 

Available by appointment evenings, weekends, and some weekdays. Inquire for prices -- can vary based on the nature of the session:

90 minute session (required for first time private session clients)

60 minute session