The Minneapolis Yoga Workshop offers a variety of workshops and events throughout the year.
Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

Click on a link below to find out more about:

Pranayama 6-week Immersion with William
Qigong with Franz Mockl
Advanced Yoga Master Classes with William
Summer Yoga Intensive with William
Yoga Vacation in Mexico 2015
Auspicious Beginnings New Year's Day 2015

Yoga Studies Program classes with William:
Yoga Studies Program

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Pranayama Immersion with William

Pranayama—the harnessing and extension of your vital energy or life force—is considered the fourth limb of Ashtanga Yoga, after theYamas (restraints), Niyamas (observances) and Asana (postures).
In this 6-week course, you will learn practices to restore your nervous system and methodically prepare for subtle, deep work with your own Prana, or life force.

Topics covered week to week include supine and seated techniques, mudras, bandhas, and digital control. The course will include instruction on Ujayi I-III, Viloma I-III and Bhramari IA, IB, IIA, and IIB Pranayamas.

The philosophical basis, components, hints and cautions of pranayama will be described, and the Sanskrit names, definitions and significance of the 5 vayus.

If you are experienced with Pranayama, this course will deepen and refine your practice. For those new to Pranayama, this course will support a safe and systematic approach for this transformative practice.

Class Dates and Times:
Thursdays 6:30-8:00 p.m.
May 22, 29, 26 and June 12,19, 26
No make-ups.

Fee: $120

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

Minneapolis Yoga Workshop, Ivy Building, 2637 27th Ave. S., Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN 55406

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Summer Yoga Intensive with William

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

Sunday, August 17 to Friday, August 22

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.

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

Minneapolis Yoga Workshop, Ivy Building, 2637 27th Ave. S., Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Class Schedule:
Sunday, August 17
3:00 to 5:30 pm

Monday, August 18–Thursday, August 21
6:30 to 9:00 am
5:00 to 6:30 pm

Friday, August 22
6:30 to 9:00 am

You can register for specific classes or the entire workshop.

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.

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Master Classes with William Prottengeier

Advanced Yoga Training Series

The foundation for teaching Yoga is one’s personal Yoga practice. This series is for teachers, teachers in training and serious students wishing to go beyond basic teacher training and integrate their practice skills with their teaching skills. Even if you don’t plan on teaching, this series will provide the foundation for a comprehensive and effective personal practice.

Mondays 9:30 a.m. – Noon

May 5: Standing poses
May 12: Forward Bends
May 19: Twists
June 2: Inversions
June 16: Backbends
June 23: Restorative & Meditation
June 30: Yoga Dharma: Svadhyaya essential yoga texts.

Spring Series Fee: $290 for the full series (save $25) or $45/class for drop-ins

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

Minneapolis Yoga Workshop, Ivy Building, 2637 27th Ave. S., Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN 55406

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Yoga Vacation in Mexico

March 21-28, 2015

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: $1,300 double or $1,600 single

For more information about Villas Shanti, visit their website at

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Weekend Qigong Workshop with Franz Möckl

Saturday, May 31
Sunday, June 1

A weekend workshop of cleansing the body of stagnant or turbid energy and uncluttering the mind. We will learn and practice “Healing Sounds,” the “Master exercise” and other methods from the rich tradition of Qigong. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age or physical condition, to participate in any of these workshops.
This workshop is co-sponsored by Minneapolis Yoga Workshop and Rivers’ Way Meditation Center.

About Franz Möckl

Franz has practiced Qigong and Tai-ji for more than thirty years and is a long-time practioner of Vipassana Meditation. He has been a monk in Burma and Thailand and has trained and taught at Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Clinic (MBSR) in MA. Franz teaches internationally and embodies the joy and freedom of aliveness in this mindful movement practice. “Ehi Pasiko” ... come and see for yourself!

Workshop Details

Workshop Dates & Times:

Saturday, May 31
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 1
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Yoga Workshop, Suite #207, Ivy Arts Building, 2637 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 55406

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

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14th Annual Auspicious Beginnings
New Year's Day Class

Thursday, January 1, 2015
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Start your year off right with Yoga! This popular class will get you on track for the new year. It will include asana and meditation practice. Please join William Prottengeier, director of the Minneapolis Yoga Workshop, in bringing in the New Year.

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

Location: Minneapolis Yoga Workshop, Ivy Building, 2637 27th Ave. S., Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Fee: $35

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