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Mind Body

Relax and Rejuvenate

Deep relaxation has the power to greatly improve your well-being, especially for those of us leading stressful lives. Relaxing can help reduce blood pressure, increase your circulation, boost your memory, even lower your risk of catching a cold. But true relaxation calls for a change of pace from your daily routine – a time to refocus your mind and address the tension in your body.

We have everything you need to find your calm and enhance your health. Classes focused on yoga, meditation, Pilates and stretching can help strengthen your mind, mood and body. Healing massage can relieve stress and stiffness. Nutrition counseling can guide you toward meals that increase your energy and prevent fatigue. And you can visit one of our saunas, steam rooms or whirlpools to soothe your muscles and unwind.

Schedule Services

Stop by the Member Services Desk, Book Online or Call:

  • YWCA Downtown: 612-215-4125
  • YWCA Midtown: 612-215-4331
  • YWCA Uptown: 612-215-4202

Massage

Massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, and has long been recognized as beneficial for relaxation and stress relief.

Discover all of our Minneapolis massage therapy options!

YWCA provides massage services at all three fitness locations.

Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition is a complicated topic. With so many mixed messages about eating well, how do you know what advice is best for you?

Begin your path toward better health, higher energy and improved quality of life with our registered dietitians.

YWCA provides nutrition counseling services at all three fitness locations.

Yoga

Hot Yoga Classes

As you flow through demanding yoga sequences, emphasis will be placed on proper alignment and the connection of breath to movement. Find focus and power in these challenging classes as you practice yoga in a heated room.

All Yoga Classes

YWCA provides a range of free yoga classes ranging from entry-level to advanced.

Focus on moving your body with attention to the breath allowing greater relaxation, restoration and renewal. Classes are designed to create a feeling of steadiness, comfort and ease throughout body, breath and mind.

Pilates

Pilates Halo® Classes

Using the ergonomic Halo Trainer, learn a variety of interval workouts focusing on overall body conditioning, strength, endurance and flexibility. Taught by Stott Certified Pilates Instructors, this class will take your Pilates practice to a new level.

Personal Pilates Training

We  have several levels of Pilates trainers ready to assist you in achieving your fitness goals. New to Pilates training? Try our Introductory Training Package Offer!

All Other Pilates Classes

Pilates classes range from entry level focusing on basic principles and simple movement, to experienced with foam rollers, balls and other small props for added stability, challenge and fun.

BODYFLOW™

BODYFLOW is a holistic workout which combines Yoga with Tai Chi and Pilates to:

  • Improve flexibility
  • Increase core strength
  • Reduce stress

Focus your mind on controlled breathing and experience carefully structured stretches, moves and poses.

Rediscover your body to a state of harmony and balance.

Meditation

Meditation is the practice of waking up to the present moment and learning to be open and at ease with the unfolding conditions of life.

This is a 30-minute guided meditation open to all whether you are new to meditation or have an established practice.