Class Descriptions

Experience It All!

Oct 1 & 2, 2022 at the Bismarck Event Center

These classes were offered in 2021. You can expect similar type classes at NDYC 2022!

Teacher applications open in March 2022.

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The GROOVE Experience | Friday 4:30 - 5:30 PM

The Groove DANCE floor is a dynamically interactive and creative group movement experience. You will UNITE with everyone in a simple movement or rhythm but then invited to move in your own UNIQUE way that feels good in YOUR body. You’ll experience everything from slow delicious meditative grooves, to heart thumping and strength building cardio beats. The perfect recipe to nurture your body, mind, heart and soul.

Taught by Jenn Shanahan.

Chakra Activation Fusion Yoga* | Friday 6:30 - 8:00 PM

We often hear about the subtle energy body, but what is it and how does one “tune” it? Join Heather in exploring this quiet and important aspect of connection between mind, body, and soul with the tools of breath and movement in order to learn what an imbalance feels like and how to work to heal it. This workshop will also offer intuitive Soul Fire Reiki healing to practitioners during a long, sweet savasana and guided activation meditation.
Presentation Format: Workshop (a mix of physical practice & lecture)

Props Needed: Yoga Block, Bolster, Blanket

Class taught by Shauna Hylenski.

*Class worth 1.5 Yoga Alliance CEU’s.

Chakra Sound Bath Meditation | Friday 6:30 - 8:00 PM

This class will take you through the complete Chakra meditation using a variety of tools. I will start with a gong meditation followed by Crystal tones Alchemy bowls, then a full chakra meditation with Heaven and earth bowls. I will start with the Earth star and go up through the Sun star and back down the Chakras to find balance and bliss as you feel and hear the sound the bowls have to offer.

Class taught by Kari Donner.


Reiki Restorative Yoga & Meditation | Friday 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Invite Kundalini Reiki into your day by joining this healing practice which will allow you to experience inner calm, healing and deep relaxation. Sit back and relax while guided through restorative yoga poses followed with meditation to find inner healing through mindfulness, movement and your breath. By joining this class, students provide the instructor approval to invite Kundalini energy and the universal energy Reiki into your body helping to awaken to your higher self. This is your time to find peace in healing issues you may be dealing with and empowering yourself for great personal success . Everyone is welcome!

Props Needed: Bolsters and Blocks

Class taught by Keri Vammer.



Breath, Bandhas & Bhakti | Saturday 8:00 - 9:30 AM

The breath is what separates yoga from a ‘workout’. In yoga we call this pranayama – breath extension/control. We will practice pranayama techniques in a gentle and safe way, making it accessible for all levels. When practicing pranayama we cannot separate the connection to bandhas (energetic locks in the body). We will learn to engage the bandhas and use them in conjunction with the breathing practice. We will delve into bhakti yoga, centering our minds and connecting our hearts with devotion to the highest, using mantra (chanting) to cross over (traverse) from the turbulent mind to a state of bliss.

Please don’t eat 3 hours before class and take a shower/wash before class and wear clean clothes.

Props Needed: Blanket or Cushion

Class taught by Angie Swiec Kambeitz.

Yoga & Mobility Fusion for Pain-Free Movement* | Saturday 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Movement shouldn’t cause pain. As yogis and athletes we tend to over work, overload, and over stress our bodies. In this class learn basic assessment strategies for pain-free training.

Class taught by Heather Dressler.

*Class worth 1.5 Yoga Alliance CEU’s

Yoga & EFT for Stress Relief*| Saturday 8:00 - 10:00 AM

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) consists of tapping with your fingers on specific acupressure points while talking through stressors to restore the body’s energy balance. Blending EFT with yoga postures can help release negative mental patterns to allow the physical body to relax. When mind and body are at ease, healing can naturally occur.

Props Needed: Yoga Block, Bolster, Blanket

Class taught by Brenda Carey.

*Class worth 2 Yoga Alliance CEU’s.

Yoga for Everybody - Teaching Inclusivity | Saturday 8:00 - 9:30 AM

No one should be left out of class. Going over modifications and cuing that helps all walks of life feel comfortable as they enter the classroom. You will leave feeling empowered to teach to everyone in the room!

Class taught by Danielle Turk-Bly

Yoga for Sleep* | Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Seems like it’s never been harder to fall asleep and stay asleep. Equip yourself to get a better night’s sleep with yoga poses, breathing practices, meditation techniques and a basic understanding of how sleep works. Learn about the science of sleep and the importance of good sleep on your well-being. Learn strategies to help manage the ways sleep can be interrupted and what to do to help your body back to sleep at 3am. Explore various yoga poses to help the body prepare for sleep.

Class taught by Sigrid Strebe.

*Class worth 2 Yoga Alliance CEU’s.

Powerful Themes and Cues*| Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Discover how the main theme of your life can become the inspiration for authentic and meaningful intentions for your yoga classes and workshops.  Notice how your body language and repetitive filler words can get in the way of your teaching.  Speak your truth and inspire your yoga students.

Class taught by Shauna Hylenski.

*Class worth 2 Yoga Alliance CEU’s.

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression | Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

In this workshop, we will be learning about how yoga can help to manage anxiety and depression through breathing techniques, yoga poses and flows, meditations, and ayurvedic practices! This workshop is for yoga practitioners (any level!) or yoga teachers looking to learn more about yoga in the mental health field.

Class taught by Katie Heupel.

No More Surface Level Living| Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Misperceptions of spirituality can hold us back from experiencing deep connection with ourselves and others. We will recognize opportunities to uplift ourselves and how lessons from nature and yoga can deepen our daily experience and our existence for more MeaningFULL Living.

Props Needed: Journal & Pen, something to sit upon

Class taught by Rachael Schauer.

Subtle Inspired Yoga* | Saturday 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Introspection with breath to connect the mind and body. Slow gentle movements that focus on function and being comfortable in the pose. As we age our body has different needs, we still want to practice our yoga but need to find movements that work with our body.

Class taught by Brenda Stone.

*Class is worth 1.5 Yoga Alliance CEU’s. 

Journey Through the Five Elements | Saturday 2:00 - 3:30 PM

From Earth to Ether, this practice promotes realignment with the rhythms of nature through yoga postures to revitalize your body, breathing and mudras to balance your energy and yoga nidra guided meditation to rest and rejuvenate.

Class taught by: Bonny Fetch.

Astrology for Yoga Practice: Moon Phases* | Saturday 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Astrology for Yoga Practice: Moon Phases instructs yoga practitioners about the three main phases of the Moon: New, Full, and Eclipses and how to work with them in everyday life. Astrology is an ancient study of how stars, planets, and the cosmos influence human lives. There is a profound connection with Yoga as a sister “science” as shown in poses, breathwork, and stories from ancient Indian texts (Sun Salutations, Moon Salutations, Half Moon, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, and more). Learn how to follow the moon phases and combine it with your yoga practice to elevate you to a new dimension of self-awareness, empowerment, and energy mastery. This class will teach themes of the moon phase and zodiac sign including asana, pranayama, mantra, and how each phase of the moon affects our energy in body, mind, and spirit. Gain skills and insight to develop optimal alignment with the moon phases in your everyday life!

Props Needed: Yoga Block, Bolster, Pen for writing

Class taught by Sirena Dudgeon.

*Class worth 2 Yoga Alliance CEU’s.

Cultivate Compassion Through Restorative Yoga* | Saturday 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing and mindful practice. In these slower paced flow classes, poses are held for extended amounts of time to bring awareness to the subtle sensations that move throughout the body and to use specific techniques to melt tension and stress away. As a teacher, and practitioner, discover many of the key factors that make this practice so unique compared to other styles of yoga. Restorative yoga is a tool to release the stress of everyday life, tap into the collective, further connect with yourself and find compassion for others. Stillness is a powerful practice.

Props Needed: Blanket

Class taught by Terra Scharnowske.

*Class worth 2 Yoga Alliance CEU’s.

Yoga Story Time* | Saturday 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Journey through time and experience the mythical stories of yoga. Combining mantra, asana and journaling with our stories allows you to embody your yoga practice and connect with the incredibly powerful energy of the yogic deities – Lakshmi, Kali & Ganesha. This is not just a normal yoga class – it’s a yoga experience!

Class taught by Allison Rissel.

*Class worth 2 Yoga Alliance CEU’s.



5 Element Qi Gong | Sunday 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Introduction to an ancient Qi gong practice balancing the five elements.

Class taught by Elicia Faul.

DEEP by Buti Yoga*| Sunday 8:00 - 9:30 AM

DEEP by Buti Yoga is a practice that utilizes all of the elements we love about Buti including the spiral technique, pulses, and hip ticks. This actively restorative practice connects the mind to the muscle with micro-movements for a low impact, challenging release. DEEP is designed to restructure the deep core, restoring inner action and assist in the safe recovery of pelvic floor prolapse and Diastasis Recti. This class includes self-massage and pressure point activation throughout the asanas. Class duration is around ninety minutes and includes a seven to ten minute mediation with sound bowls during savasana.

Class taught by Abby Weber.

Set Your Subtle Body Free* | Sunday 8:00 - 10:00 AM

Discover how to use your yoga practice to understand energy and the way it moves, the basic energetic imbalances we all face, and how to see these energies in yourself and others. The first step in seeing clearly is knowing where to look!

Props Needed: Yoga Block, Yoga Strap

Class is taught by Brenna Rollie.

*Class worth 2 Yoga Alliance CEU’s.

Movement and Mandala: emergence of creativity through art and sound* | Sunday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Strengthen the mind body connection with a mandala flow practice that moves you around the mat. Learn the history of Mandalas and mandala use in meditation. Then slow it down with a mandala creation of your very own with the aid of singing bowls.

Props Needed: Yoga Block

Class taught by Stephanie Strand and Courtney Fergel.

*Class with 2 Yoga Alliance CEU’s.

Yoga, Adrenal Fatigue & Menopause* | Sunday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

What is menopause and adrenal fatigue, how are they connected, and how can Yoga help?
Hormonal imbalance in the adrenal glands can produce symptoms that are quite similar to menopausal symptoms, making it difficult for women to uncover the underlying cause of their issues. This Workshop is for anyone looking for natural ways to manage stress and soothe overworked adrenals and menopause symptoms. In this 2-hour workshop we will be going over:
What is menopause and adrenal fatigue, how are they are connected, and how can yoga help.
Discuss the 5 stress hormones and how they function in the body.
Outline symptoms of stress hormone imbalance.
Dietary adjustments and essential oils for managing adrenal and menopausal health.
Yoga meditation and breathing techniques to soothe the nervous system.
20-25 minute Yoga Nidra practice at the end.

Class taught by Karla Hensrud-Wagner.

*Class worth 2 Yoga Alliance CEU’s.

Gentle Somatic Movement Flows* | Sunday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

GENTLE SOMATIC YOGA (GSY) was created to develop a more intuitive relationship with the SOMA (me, the bodily being) as a journey of self-exploration and discovery. Learn the science behind the system James Knight created. SOMATIC MOVEMENT FLOWS (SMF)are movement sequences with specific anatomical focus to discover areas of SENSORY MOTOR AMNESIA, which is thought to be the root cause of muscular tension and pain. Learn somatic movement flows to gain SOMATIC MOTOR AWAKENING. Think of these movements as an exploration of coordinating muscles, sensing, feeling, and fostering greater interoception and embodiment. This is the neuromuscular re-education. More movement choices equals greater freedom. Connect with your inner intuitive guide and find your inner YES! Complete your GSY experience with healing visualizations and meditation.

Class taught by Lori Hill.

*Class worth 1.5 Yoga Alliance CEU’s.