Yoga Classes


Summer 2017

Yoga Classes at TLC are Open to TLC Residents & to the Ely Community

Tofte Lake Center’s mission to provide a supportive community with daily opportunities for interaction, stimulation and reflection  is made manifest in a new way this summer!  TLC now offers regular weekly yoga instruction 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!


                                            The Aerie Dance & Performance Studio at Tofte Lake Center


Times / Location

  June 15 through September 14, 2017   ~ 13 Weeks  (note there is no class on August 10)

  Thursdays 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 from town, 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

 Pre-Paid Punch Cards On Sale Now!

  The Pre-Paid Punch Card saves you money and guarantees your place in class

  Reserve your card now! 13 classes for $120

  Payment Options:

  > Payment ONLINE with a credit card  CLICK HERE  Fill in the fields & pick up your Punch Card at your first class.

  NOTE! Payment for yoga is located on our 'Donor" page. Just scroll down until you see "Yoga." Fill in the amount of your   payment and other requested information. Your payment is not a donation and not tax deductable. 

 > Payment by CHECK Make your check payable to Tofte Lake Center and mail to: Tofte Lake Center, 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.

 Drop-ins are welcome:  $12/class, payable at the door with cash or check


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


 Meet Our Instructors

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. Kris is shown here with her steadfast companion, Cooper.



 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. In addition, Sarah loves the daily adventures of parenting teens in Ely.


Click here to purchase your Yoga Punch Card for 2017!