The Minneapolis Yoga Workshop offers a variety of workshops and events throughout the year.

Click on a link below to find out more about:

Advanced Yoga Master Classes with William
Summer 2015 Yoga Intensive with William
Yoga Vacation in Mexico 2016

Yoga Studies Program classes with William:
Yoga Studies Program

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Master Classes with William Prottengeier

Advanced Yoga Training Series
Summer Session

This series is for dedicated long-time practitioners of yoga, who wish to refine and reenergize their practice. As students of Yoga, ongoing study or “Svadhyaya” is essential to our understanding of the practice.

These classes will provide the foundation for a comprehensive and effective personal practice. Each class examines a specific type of posture, structural mechanics of poses, use of props to adapt poses for individual needs, therapeutic adaptations, and integration of the breath into the practice.

There will also be training in Mindfulness Meditation, learning how to integrate our sitting practice with our asana practice.

Class Time & Dates

All classes are Thursdays 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

July 9     Standing Poses
July 16   Forward Bends & Twists
July 23   Inversions
July 30   Backbends
Aug. 6   Restorative & Meditation

Fees: $190 per session

Location: Barre Bliss Studio at 2908 Harriet Ave. S. Mpls

Drop-ins:$40/class drop-ins. If you drop in, please email prior to class.

Master Class Registration Form
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Summer Yoga Intensive with William

Deepen and Stregthen Your Practice with Twice Daily Classes
Integrating Meditation and Asana

Sunday, August 16 to Friday, August 21

Regular practice, done with persistence and devotion, is the key to success in yoga. This popular annual workshop is a great opportunity to learn how to structure a comprehensive and balanced daily yoga practice.

These classes will combine yoga asanas with Vipassana (mindfulness) meditation practice.You will practice with the focus on bringing meditative concentration to the asana practice. Come experience the joy of daily asana and meditation. Space is limited. Register early for your discount.

This workshop is for students with at least one year of experience and will include asana and dhyana (meditation) in the Vipassana tradition. You may be a beginner to meditation practice.

Instructor: William Prottengeier
Founder and director of the Minneapolis Yoga Workshop, William is a certified Iyengar instructor and has been practicing Yoga since 1975 and teaching Yoga since 1979. William studied with Swami Veda Bharati (Pandit Usharbudh Arya) for 15 years. His teaching flows from the Hatha Yoga tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar, with Ramanand Patel as his primary teacher in the U.S. His other major influences are the Vipassana and Advaita Vedanta traditions. William’s teaching weaves these traditions into the practice of asana. His teaching blends and balances concentration and precision in asana practice with mindfulness and compassion in daily living.

Barre Bliss Studio, 2908 Harriet Ave. S. Minneapolis 55408

Class Schedule: Classes will run Sunday to Friday (5 days).
Sunday, Aug. 16 to Friday, Aug. 21

Sunday, Aug. 16
3:00 to 5:30 pm

Monday, Aug. 17–Thursday, Aug. 20
6:30 to 9:00 am
5:00 to 6:30 pm

Friday, Aug. 21
6:30 to 9:00 am

Full Workshop Fee:
$290 before July 15.
$310 after July 15.
Balance due by August 1.

By-the-Class Fees:
Sunday P.M. and all A.M. classes are $35/class.
All other P.M. classes are $25/class.

Reserve your space: A $50 deposit will reserve your space. Space is limited and priority will be given to those registering for the full workshop. Balance due by August 1. No refunds after August 1 unless your space can be filled.

For more information: Contact William at or (612) 253-5115.

Summer Intensive Registration Form

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Yoga Vacation in Mexico

March 19-26, 2016

Come and experience the joy of a yoga vacation with William Prottengeier of the Minneapolis Yoga Workshop and Gabriel Halpern of Chicago’s Yoga Circle. Open to all levels.

Just one-half hour south of Cancun, yet far removed from the crush of civilization, the tranquil
shores of Mexico offer everything for a restful yoga getaway. We will stay at Villas Shanti Resort,
a yoga-friendly retreat located just a 15-minute walk to Puerto Morelos. Here you will find the relaxed approach to life for which the tropics is famous. Puerto Morelos is home to a number of excellent restaurants that cater to the preferences and variety of visitors' needs, as well as a marketplace with fresh local produce.

Enjoy two yoga classes daily, Vipassana meditation, white sand beaches, snorkeling, sweat lodge, day trips to ruins and more.

The vacation includes double-occupancy accommodations with private bath and kitchenette, daily brunch, free drinks at poolside, welcoming and farewell dinners, evening activities, and a great time with a fantastic group of yogis from around the country.

Download videos of yoga classes, the local beach and surf, and Villas Shanti Resort.

Click for a downloadable brochure: Yoga in Mexico Brochure (PDF)

For more information:

William Prottengeier, Minneapolis Yoga Workshop, Minneapolis: (612) 253-5115 or

Gabriel Halpern,, Chicago: (312) 915-0750 or

Cost: $1,375 double or $1,625 single

For more information about Villas Shanti, visit their website at

Mexico Registration Form
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