The Minneapolis Yoga Workshop has a diverse group of well-trained and experienced instructors — with more than 90 years of combined teaching experience. Our teachers come from many distinguished traditions, including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Zen, Tibetan Vajrayana Tantra, Dance and Midwifery. 

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Studio Director:
William Prottengeier

Amy Samson-Burke


William Prottengeier is a recognized senior teacher, having started the Minneapolis Yoga workshop in 1979.  Trained in India by BKS Iyengar, he is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. William trains and mentors teachers and dedicated students. He has also trained in the Raja Yoga, Vipassana, and Vajrayana meditation traditions, the principles of which he weaves into his yoga classes. In his classes, he is known for his humor, his depth of understanding and his therapeutic adjustments.

William: (612) 253-5115 or

Level 1 Beginner Iyengar
Tuesday 6:00–7:20 p.m.
Wednesday 6:00–7:20 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Level 2 Iyengar
Tuesday 7:30–9:00 .p.m
Wednesday 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Saturday 10:30 am–12:00 pm

Level 3 Iyengar
Wednesday 7:30–9:15 am
Thursday 9:00–11:00 a.m.

Mixed Level Iyengar
Friday 7:00–8:30 a.m.

Master Class: Advanced Yoga
Thursday 6:30–9:00 p.m.

Classes with William at other studios:

Intermediate Iyengar
Tuesday 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Mind Body Solutions
17516 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345

Mixed Level Iyengar
Friday 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
The St. Paul Yoga Center
1162 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55104

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Amy Samson-Burke, MPT, PYT has been a Physical Therapist since 1990 and received her Professional Yoga Therapist certification in 2013. She is Director of Programs at the non-profit Mind Body Solutions, teaches Adaptive Yoga workshops with Matthew Sanford, and directs continuing  educational programs at Mind Body Solutions for yoga teachers and healthcare providers. Amy loves teaching yoga to people of all abilities, especially those who feel they may be limited from participating in a traditional yoga class.  

Amy: (612) 859-4541 or

Ambulatory Adaptive Yoga
Friday 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

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