Ashtanga Yoga with Ellie Wannemacher

Welcome! I’ve been practicing since 2005, teaching since 2007, Authorized since 2014. I teach with an eye towards helping students build focus, concentration and stability in the nervous system. Side effects may include flexibility and strength. Join me for a class or a workshop. Limited availability for private lessons; please inquire.

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Weekly Classes

Led classes: Sundays at 8 and 10am. Nordeast Yoga, 1304 University Ave NE, Minneapolis.
$15 drop in.

I teach two drop-in weekly led classes. Sundays at 8am is a led primary series (90-100 min), geared towards folks with a basic understanding of the primary series (no perfection is required). Sundays at 10am is a beginner class, appropriate for all, guiding you through the basic structure and principles of Ashtanga (60 min)


Thursday Mysore classes. Dow Artist Building, 2242 University Ave W, St. Paul.
$20 drop in. 8-class session (to be used within 10 weeks) $135.

This Mysore class is open to anyone with an existing Ashtanga practice as well as anyone with a sincere desire to learn. Newcomers must commit to the 8-class session. **You MUST contact me first before attending to choose a start time, as the front door to the building is locked and I will need to let you in. You may start at 6am, 6:30, or 7, and must finish by 8:30am. Earlier start times may be available based on need.

Payment Forms Accepted:

Venmo (@elliewannemacher)
Cash App ($elliewannemacher)
Check (made out to Ashtanga Yoga Minneapolis)


Fall Workshop Schedule

The following workshops will take place in the second studio at Nordeast Yoga, 1304 University Ave NE, Minneapolis. Pre-registration is requested and you can do so via the contact form below.

Chanting in Sanskrit: Saturday September 28, 1-4pm

Chanting in Sanskrit is one of the most beautiful ways to access deeper layers of consciousness. This workshop is for anyone with a spark of interest: we will go over pronunciation and meaning, delve into the science of why it feels so good and what it is doing to body and mind, and best of all we will have a good amount of time to chant together and sit in silence afterwards. You will leave with your koshas buzzing.

Yoga Philosophy: Saturday October 26, 1-4pm

This workshop is perfect as an introduction or an opportunity to clarify the central teachings of yoga philosophy. We will situate the teachings of Yoga within the Six Darshanas that refer to the Vedas as scripture, then go on to explore the central points and differences between the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutras, and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. A dense subject for sure, but we’ll take a lighthearted approach that will focus on relevance to this era and your personal yoga practice. Sometimes getting comfortable with a new paradigm is what you need for a shift in consciousness.

Pranayama: Saturday November 23, 1-4pm

Conscious, vibrant breathing is essential for going down the rabbit hole in your yoga practice. In this workshop we will look at the anatomy, physiology, and energetics of breath, and learn techniques for building a seated pranayama practice. You will learn not just theory but the practical application of these techniques, we will practice them together, and you’ll come away with a game plan for a home pranayama practice that is appropriate for your level of experience.


Each of the three Saturday workshops is $35 in advance, $40 day-of. Register for all three workshops for $90.

Payment Forms Accepted:

Venmo (@elliewannemacher)
Cash App ($elliewannemacher)
Check (made out to Ashtanga Yoga Minneapolis)

Contact and Registration

Please use the contact form below to ask questions or register! If you are registering for a workshop or a class, please indicate the date and topic and your preferred method of payment. If you wish to practice Mysore on Thursdays, please indicate your preferred start time (6, 6:30, 7, or if before-6 is needed)

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