Yoga Classes 2019


thursdays 8:30 - 9:45 AM open to TLC residents & the ely community June 13 - September 12

Tofte Lake Center’s mission to provide a supportive community with daily opportunities for interaction, stimulation and reflection  is made manifest in an expanded way this summer!  Regular weekly Thursday yoga classes are now offered by three local instructors, Sarah Hansen, Kris Hallberg and Terez Walls. Yoga is offered for both our residents and visitors from the local community. Classes are designed for all experience levels.

Basic equipment  is provided (mat, blocks, straps, blankets). For your comfort, you are encouraged to bring your own favorite gear. Our yoga space is in The Aerie, our screened dance and performance building tucked in the woods.

Please dress in layers according to the weather du jour!



 THURSDAYS June 13 through Sept 12, 2019   

 All classes are from 8:30-9:45 AM ~ please arrive a few minutes early to settle in

  Tofte Lake Center ~  2209 Fernberg Road, Ely, MN ~ just 16 miles east of Ely, on the left 

  Meet in the Aerie ~ dance and performance studio; signs show the way       

  Parking is available near the Aerie ~ car pooling is encouraged


Walk-ins are welcome! $12/class cash/check

Purchase a Punch Card!  14 classes for $140  

Or send your check payable to Tofte Lake Center to Liz Engelman, 2209 Fernberg Road, Ely, MN 55731

Please include your summer phone number and email address with your payment. 

Your Punch Card will be waiting for you at your first class.


Questions:  or call our Program Assistant at 218-235-7699

Meet Our Instructors


Sarah Hansen

Sarah Hansen, is a Registered Yoga Therapist with 1000 hours of training and a Somatic Educator. Sarah’s background as a wilderness educator grounds her interest in guiding individual discoveries of body, mind and spirit.  As a SomaYoga practitioner, she blends yoga philosophy, asana and therapeutic yoga with the neuromuscular re-education of somatics. Together these gentle compassionate practices build awareness, center the mind, open the body, and deepen the inner connection of presence and possibility. 

Kris Hallberg

Kris Hallberg received her 200-hour and 500-hour yoga teaching certificates from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the largest yoga and holistic health center in North America   Among her teachers were Sudha Carolyn Lundeen, Devarshi Steven Hartman, Sudhir Jonathan Foust, and Yoganand Michael Carroll.

Kripalu, which means “being compassionate” in Sanskrit,  is a form of yoga that emphasizes following the flow of prana (life-force energy), compassionate self-acceptance, observing the activity of the mind without judgment, and taking what is learned into daily life.

Since 2011, Kris has taught moderate and gentle yoga classes in the Nett Lake and Vermilion communities of the Bois Forte Reservation, in addition to occasional classes in Tower and at Tofte Lake Center.