The Yoga Center Retreat offers yoga teacher training, yoga classes, series
and workshops that can help you change your life

Come for the yoga, Stay for the community

The Yoga Center Retreat is a vibrant community committed to the practices of yoga and meditation, and to the training of well-prepared yoga teachers. We offer daily drop-in classes where you’ll find students of every age, size, race and gender, as well as weekly workshops, specialty series, and events to grow your practice.

Our bright and airy studio in Saint Louis Park, MN boasts three fully-accessible yoga spaces and a meditation room, as well as massage therapy and spa services. Our colorful boutique offers a curated selection of yoga books and props, as well as handmade jewelry and gifts created by local and national artisans.

Longest running yoga teacher training in Minnesota

We’ve been training exceptional yoga teachers in the Twin Cities for more than 20 years. Our program of study is broad, encompassing as many styles of yoga as possible to provide a holistic view of the practice of yoga. Students are encouraged  to discover what they love most about yoga and to dive deep, crafting their own yoga voice as they complete their studies.  Learn more about yoga teacher training »

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Start practicing yoga

Ready to try yoga, but not sure where to start? Come practice with us. We offer beginner yoga classes so you can learn in a safe and supportive environment.
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Practice with Us

Offering daily drop-in classes in styles including Hatha, vinyasa, slow flow, gentle yoga, prenatal yoga, adaptive yoga, Iyengar, yin yoga, restorative, meditation and more.
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Deepen Your Practice

Go deeper into your favorite yoga practice or try something new with one of our 2- or 3-hour yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, philosophy and spirituality workshops.
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Become a Yoga Teacher

Start your yoga teaching journey with our 230-hour yoga teacher training or take your teaching to the next level with our intensive 300-hour training program.
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Community News

29 Nov: Why We Host Puppy Yoga for MARS

It’s no secret that The Yoga Center Retreat team loves dogs. Most of us have at least one (or wish…

26 Nov: Do Yoga…Do Good for Seniors This Holiday Season

Everyone knows that yoga benefits the person who steps on to the mat to practice. You leave the studio feeling…

22 Nov: A Different Way to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

by Suzula Bidon, E-RYT 200, YACEP My NYE experiences can be broken down into three basic categories: A Lion: raging…

11 Sep: How I Discovered the Healing of Avita Yoga

by Kim Tatman I was going to begin by saying “I found Avita…” but realized I didn’t find it, it…



Puppies from Midwest Animal Rescue & Services (MARS) are coming to YCR! class! It’s no secret that The Yoga Center Retreat team loves dogs. Most of us have at least one (or wish we did). When you stop by, you might see a beloved canine hanging out with the front desk staff.

So, when the opportunity to combine our love of dogs with our passion for yoga in a Puppy Yoga class benefitting MARS we jumped at the chance. We’re excited to host our third Puppy Yoga Class on Dec. 14 from 1-2 PM.



Ring in the New Year with Suzula Bidon and other YCR staff for a mindful and inspirational New Years Eve Retreat!

The end of the year is an opportune time to reflect on the past, and set our course for the future. At this retreat and celebration, through yoga practice, journal making, writing, and sharing, we will honor and release the past; find presence and peace in the here and now; and define and set our intentions for the future.