Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 13:54 | No Comments »

I'm happy to report that yoga at The Clearing has going really well and I will continue to offer All Level classes;

TUESDAY: 5:30  and THURSDAY: 11:00 (new time beginning 10/8)  $10.  Bring your own mat and props. 

Classes are limited to six people max, properly distanced and masked. I need to know if you are coming (or not coming) ahead of time as space is limited. Boomers dominate but again I wont card you!

I will stick to teaching on these days but will add more classes if need be. We have develped a Sanga that is pretty special and intimate in the midst of this crazy time. True North staff make it possible to meet safely, the environment is super clean and the Doctor(s) are well informed on covid 19 in our area. 

Launching videos is still a work in process, my video guy lives in Fargo and we'll continue taping this month. 

Please contact me with any questions!  I'm open to meeting your needs including private sessions etc.  And ENJOY the fall weather, the sun when its beaming, the stars when they are glittering. Our air is clear, take it in, and send love to those who are stuggling in the west with fires.    PEACE........Shante Om, Ambi or Karen RUTH!!  



Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 15:39 | No Comments »

Hello!! Its almost been a year since my Dad died. Since then clearing out his life on his farm has been a full time job as I live in the same "neck of the woods" and am his first born daughter. Aside from sorting, cleaning, hauling, lifting, scrubbing, packing, throwing, (swearing) and shedding tears, I discovered endless treasures that defined his life and mine. It has been a thrill to find things that he hauled to northern Minnesota from my childhood in Mpls. Things that were my Moms who died when I was 14, things that we made in school, etc. Obviously teaching Yoga was not a  priority or a possibility due to Covid 19. When The Clearing opened up, I lit up, and I do have intentions for this fall. By the middle of the month I will have one less home and I canbegin to heal my body as stress has turned me into a hot mess! I did take time to breathe in fully, breathe out slowly, and throw in a down dog once in awhile this summer but my "whole self" is crying out for more!  I love teaching Yoga so heres what I indend to do this fall:

Kripalu Yoga Classes: ( for Boomers but you wont be carded) are the same:  Tuesday 5:30 and Thursday 10:00 $10, you need to let me know if you are coming (or not if you are a regular) as the studio can safely serve 6 bodies max. I will add more small classes if need be.

Ambi Yoga Videos: The first one was made this summer and another will be made this month. I honestly have had no time to work with the Videotographer or figure out how to launch them but I will. You will be able to purchase them online to do at home in October when were back inside more.

Mini Retreats:  The one day Mini Retreat with Sudha Lundeen was a wonderful, fabulous, outside,  love fest. A seven hour informative, relaxing, beautiful experience with Kripalu,s Goddess of Self Care. She was awed by Benidjis cool women as well. INTENTION: bring you more workshop opptunities for practice and learning with True North Collaborators .How? I dont know yet but we are a creative force so stay tuned.

Yoga for Immunity Strengthening: Kim Hegland, Yoga Teacher specialiizing in populations with special issues (like cancer recovery) will be teachings a small group on Sunday evenings at The Clearing. Contact me if you are interested and I will connect you to her. She will do this until the end of Oct.

I want to THANK YOU dear students, colleagues, friends, family, for your ongoing love and support while I navigated through The Farm. My Dad started buying the land as a very young man when he got out of the Navy. He planted Norway Pines, he had an old farmhouse until he left the Twin Cities, he built a new house and its now being passed on to a rural family who will love it. My brother and I still have 165 acres to roam reminding me of how Scandinavian I am, how connected to nature I am/we are here in the North Woods.   


Friday, August 21, 2020, 19:08 | No Comments »

Thank You  to the Ten wonderful women for saying yes to the mini retreat this coming Tuesday Aug 25. It will start at ten am and end at five. My address is 8062 Apollo Ct NE (off Little Bass Lake Rd) Sudha will guide us through some Ayruvedic Self Care, Gentle Yoga, Good conversation, and a bit of writing. Well have a fire and toss what we dont need into it!  I have plenty of yard space and we will maintain social distancing, and the weather looks good.  Ill have Clorax for using the restroom or enjoy the bushes! Heres what you need to bring:

Appropriate outside clothing (beach wear if you want to take a dip) yoga mat, blanket, pillow, your favorite lawnchair ( I have them too.)

Also pack a notepad for writing, and food to share.  You will get a sampling of Kitchari, and tea, but please bring some fruit, or vegtables, and protein of your choice if so desired. Our water here is good, bring your bottle.

I have bug stuff or bring your favorite kind to protect from deer ticks

Cost is $50 (unless were trading) bring a check ( issued to Carolyn Lundeen, not me) or cash.  

I am so excited for us to be a part of an intimate gathering, and one led by not only a Master but my "big sister"...."older sister" you are  in for a treat.  lmk if more questions!   Shante OM, Ambi K

Monday, August 17, 2020, 14:06 | No Comments »

On August 25 I will be hosting a Mini Retreat at my house (on Stump Lake) for 10 Women. Sudah Lundeen (Legacy Teacher @ Kripalu Center, google her) will guide us through self-care and tips for balancing LIFE!! Some gentle yoga, a taste of Aryuveda, conversation, and fun.  I'll post what to bring beforehand. $50 for a day of healing and happiness.  I need your YES so we can move forward with planning. Five spots have been secured. Again I'll give more details soon.  

LMK if you are attending either of  my weekly classes ( day before or morning of) as 5 students are the max.  The Clearing remains clean, ventilated, and bodies are distanced. Mouths and noses covered.  Tues 5:30, Thurs 10:00 am, $10.   

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 17:42 | No Comments »

My so called YOGA SCHEDULE deserves an explanation:

My life is CRAZY as I am nearing the finish line for emptying out my Dads farm, it sold!  It is an intense experience that takes all of my time (along with three gardens) and the virus makes it all the more surreal.  That said I am able to offer the following:

Classes In The Clearing,  Tues @ 5:30 and Thurs @ 10:00 am. $10. Masks are required, mats are 6 plus feet apart, 5 students max. You must contact me for space availability (unless you're a "regular.") Mainly Boomers and long time students of mine but I wont card you!

Ambiyoga Video,  I made my first one (Moderate Level, a little weird as there are no students!). I may make another and have them Finally available to purchase in September.  That works best for me and the Videotographer, especially with whats on my plate today.

Private Classes,  In the event you would like a private session for yourself or one other person I have studio availability and can safely accomodate you.  This can include some Yoga Therapy as people are melting down a wee bit. Or I can do some beginning instruction/posture training.  Cost according to your income. Dont hesitiate to reach out, I am called to serve during this bizaare time.

Our Covid cases are on the rise, remain viligent, stand back, BREATHE, prioritize time for your practice.  lmk if you have any comments or questions. 

JAI SHANTE OM,  Ambi  (not big on KAREN these days!!)




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