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 artists in residence 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, a 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 (not on July 4)  

 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/carpooling is encouraged


Walk-ins are welcome! $12/class cash or check at the door

Pre-pay and save with a Punch Card now!  13 classes for $130 / your card guarantees your place in class 

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 


call 218-365-7769

Meet Our Instructors

sarah hansen & Kris hallberg welcome terez walls to the tofte lake yoga program!

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 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. 

Terez Walls initially pursued yoga as a personal physical practice and as she continued her path she discovered the numerous benefits yoga offers, especially the balance between mind, body and breath. In 2014 Terez completed her 200-hour yoga certification through the Reflections Teacher Training program in Homewood, IL with a focus on Hatha yoga. Her background in fitness and dance influence her passion to share the importance of proper alignment while improving the body’s overall balance and the mind-body connection through breath. Terez moved to Ely in 2017 and recently started teaching Jazz with Molly Olson’s Reflections Dance Company.