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About

Devanadi School of Yoga & Wellness offers a wide variety of trainings, workshops and retreats with renowned guests and faculty teachers. Deepen your practice and/or study and get certified in our trainings including 200/300hr Yoga Teacher Trainings and Intensives, Thai Yoga Bodywork, Reiki, Ayurveda, ParaYoga® Master Trainings, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, and others. We also offer workshops, wellness services, mentorship programs, and continuing education for students and teachers.

Devanadi operates with ethical, sustainable, and green business practices, and seeks to empower people with authentic and time-tested tools and teachings to help them reach their highest potential. We invite you to join our great community of yogis and yoginis! Devanadi is also Yoga Alliance Registered and is licensed with the State of Minnesota as a Private Career School.

What does “Devanadi” mean?

(day-vah • nah-dee) Deva is often translated as “god” or “sacred” but it is more correctly understood as a free and shining being – as well as a being in whose presence you become shining and free. Deva is derived from the verbal root div, which connotes brightly shining and expansive light as well as a certain mood of playfulness. Nadi means “river,” “channel,” “nerves,” or “pathways.” In the body, the ancients described a system of nadis that conduct pranic energy or life force. For yogis, three main nadis are the most important: 1) ida – the left channel corresponding to lunar energy, intuition, cooling, healing, yin; 2) pingala– the right channel corresponding to solar energy, physical, active, yang; 3) sushumna – the center channel that when awakened leads to meditation and enlightenment. There are said to be 72,000 nadis in the body. Modern scientists have discerned that we have about 72,000 – 75,000 nerves in the physical body.

Tanya, Founder and Executive Director, chose the name Devanadi as represented the threading together of all the mystical traditions that she has been studying over the years – the Sacred Rivers of Yoga, Thai Yoga Bodywork, Ayurveda and Energy Medicine, which all use the understanding of the nadis. Her son is also named River, so the name was an “a-ha!” moment when it came to her. We hope that your experience here is a blend of all the Sacred Rivers in your life too.

Our Studio & Location

Devanadi School of Yoga and Wellness is located inside the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community Building. Lake Harriet Spiritual Community is located in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Southwest Minneapolis on the corner of 44th Street and Upton Avenue South. Lake Harriet Spiritual Community is a vibrant, spiritually diverse community which honors and explores the unique connection to the Divine within each of us. Through our commitment to personal development we contribute to the expansion of global consciousness. We maintain a beautiful environment which is available for members and the greater community for meetings, workshops and wellness offerings.

Going GREEN

Devanadi Yoga is a GREEN Yoga Studio, certified by the Green Yoga Association, and is the first yoga studio in Minnesota to belong! In our present space, we are living eco-smartly by using non-VOC paint, turning the thermostat down each night to 55 degrees (the space luckily heats up quickly), opening the windows as opposed to using A/C (don’t worry – we do have A/C if needed!), purchasing eco-friendly yoga props and paper products, encouraging students to use our website for info rather than print off paper-wasting flyers & schedules, purchasing from local vendors and walking to their establishments, recycling bottles and paper, donating money from our community events (our Holiday Kirtan racked in several hundred dollars a well as many cans of food for local food charities!) to local eco-friendly non-profits, and more to come. Contact us to learn more about how you can help.

Our Community

Devanadi School of Yoga and Wellness aims to serve the local Linden Hills community in Minneapolis, as well as all lovers of traditional yoga from all parts of the Twin Cities and around. We encourage people from all walks of life to our school and believe that yoga is for everybody. We encourage and honor sustainable practices of transportation to class such as public transportation, biking and walking. Although we are a yoga school first, our mission is to help cultivate a sanctuary for like-minded individuals to gather for wellness, spirituality and community. Check out our Community Page to learn more about upcoming events, volunteer opportunites and more.

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*The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my YogSadhana Yoga Therapy certification, not derived from my status as an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.