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Levels of Experience: Most classes are noted with one of two terms: everyone or experienced. Everyone means all levels, beginner-friendly, and no yoga experience is expected or needed; modifications will be provided, and the pace will be gentle and accessible. Experienced means that you have practiced yoga or completed a beginner series. We'll always modify when needed, regardless of experience.
Cloud Studio and Online Yoga: Currently, our online classes require registration. More information about online classes, retreats, and events is on the Workshops, Events, and Retreats page.
Styles of Yoga
We offer several class types; below is a short list of the most common.
HATHA FLOW : Deliberate, breath-based, controlled movement.
MEDITATION AND BREATHING : Practicing breathing exercises and different meditation styles in the same class session.
RESTORATIVE : Relaxing and renewing, taking your physical body to new levels of comfort and your mind to amazingly clarifying spaces. In the practice, you stay very still and comfortable, and remain awake and aware of your body.
POWER YOGA : Fast-paced, matching each breath with movement.
Passes can be purchased in the studio or online. Cash, check, and all major credit and debit cards accepted.
August Full Schedule
BOGA FitMat is an inflated mat, similar to a large yoga mat, placed on water. headstands everywhere is proud to offer yoga on FitMats through Willmar Community Ed & Rec (WCER). In the Summar, we practice at Dorothy Olsen Aquatic Center (DOAC) and in other seasons, we practice at the Willmar Senior High School pool. Information about current class offerings is also on our Full Schedule and in the Workshops, Events, & Retreats section.
Stay Tuned for the FitMat schedule for September!
Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga
We offer Intro to SUP Yoga and SUP Yoga classes in the Willmar-Lakes area. Information about current class offerings is also on our Full Schedule and in the Workshops, Events, & Retreats section. We offer expert instruction on BOGA Yoga SUPs.
Super SUP Sunday is a special 3-hour SUP Yoga paddle on Mill Pond, August 27, 1 - 4 PM. Class size is limited -- sign-up online or give us a call.
Streaming & Video Yoga
We have classes and series that are simulcast (shown live online while also available for in-person attendance), live online (shown live online only), and online (recorded and shown online only).
Studio classes canceled due to weather are typically live online at the scheduled class day/time and accessible to everyone.
Most simulcast sessions are part of workshops and only available to registrants.
Why Practice Yoga
Yoga is good for your mind and body. Yoga makes you feel good physically and mentally. Yoga helps you learn how to control your breath and mind. Yoga can help you learn how to relax or how to get energized.
Everyone knows that exercise and general physical activity are both good for you. Maybe you’ve heard this more than once or twice. You recognize that people who exercise regularly reap myriad benefits; specifically, boosts to both physical and mental health. And many of us exercise regularly because of this understanding. Those who participate in mildly intense sports like running or basketball know firsthand that there are amazing perks to these activities beyond fun, companionship, and comradery, including increased strength and endurance. But did you know that adding a regular yoga practice to your activity regimen increases the impact of these benefits?
While it may be true that most of us don’t typically think of yoga as a sport, practicing yoga can complement your workout and is also physically and mentally beneficial on its own. For a well-rounded repertoire, cardio activities such as running are fantastic for staying healthy and maintaining weight, while strength training is great for building muscle and endurance, and adding yoga to these workouts helps you improve your performance. But you don’t just have to take our word for it!
Real-World Examples of Yoga's Impact
You may have heard of former semi-professional baseball player and professional coach, Kevin Pillifant. Wanderlust interviewed him about his athletic career and about his time as a trainer with the Chicago White Sox. As an athlete he obviously understands the value of working out and physical activity, but he also had some surprising insights about yoga. Prior to 2013, he had not practiced, however after he was introduced to yoga and experienced its benefits, there was no turning back for him.
Immediately after that first yoga session Pillifant felt so many benefits that he kept going back for more, which included attending a regular yoga classes in the early morning. Pillifant began to realize the more he practiced, the stronger and more flexible he felt, and then he started feeling an irresistible pull to keep practicing. He began to add yoga to his own daily workout routines, and eventually this led him to incorporate yoga into his training methods for other athletes. At the end of a run for example, he would have the athletes practice yoga as a form of recovery from their strenuous exercising. As time went on, the athletes in his training group came to appreciate the recovery benefits. In a sense, yoga also gave Pillifant some purpose in life since he knew he needed to avoid heading out late in the evenings for drinks since he really wanted to be on time for those early morning sessions. Since the physical, mental and spiritual benefits Kevin Pillifant experienced were so helpful to him, he eventually became a certified yoga teacher.
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Small, Private, & Custom Classes Available
We offer Beginner Yoga series in small groups. We can put together a special group just for you, teach you one-on-one, or some combination. Whatever you're interested in, let's talk!