Welcome to the Yoga Room!

Yoga For Tight People


This class is taught by:

Jenna Minnes

Jenna Minnes founded The Yoga Room in January of 2015! Jenna's heart and soul goes into the studio as the owner, teacher, manager and student. Her passion for the Tahoe City community and Yoga is what inspires her most. Jenna’s first yoga experience was at Kirpalu at age 16. The class stuck with her until her early 20s when she was reconnected with the practice. As a bodyworker of almost ten years, Jenna sought out yoga as a form of self care. By experiencing the physical benefits of her yoga practice she started to share the advantages with her clients. Observing her own shifts of the physical body, she found an even deeper progression within her mind and spirit. Jenna has embraced the teachings of Ashtanga, Anusara, Vinyasa, Iyengar and Restorative, as well as her extensive knowledge as a bodyworker, to form her classes into a balance of moving from the heart while honoring the physical container. Jenna completed her training with Nikki Estrada through YogaWorks and continues to expand her knowledge with frequent workshops, training and intensives.

Deborah Lapkin

All paths lead to yoga. My yoga practice began in 1998 while recovering from a skiing injury. I started taking Yoga classes to help strengthen my knee and in the process found that Yoga offered many other benefits.
I became very interested in learning more about Yoga and how it can positively affect the body and the mind. I wanted to learn more about Iyengar Yoga and completed my course work at the San Francisco Iyengar Institute. I’ve been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 2004. I am a certified Iyengar teacher. I teach Iyengar Yoga because it focuses on the precise alignment of the body. Iyengar yoga helps anyone to gain good health, mental peace, emotional equanimity and intellectual clarity. I have studied and trained with the masters BKS Iyengar and Gita Iyengar, Patricia Walden, Joan White, Manuso Manos, and Janet Macleod.

Deanna Kay

Deanna found yoga whole-heartedly in 2009.
During this time, she traveled to India and began practicing various forms of yoga; Hatha, Ashtanga, Kundalini and also an array of meditation techniques. When she returned to the states she began her studies in Anusara Yoga under teachers Ashleigh Sergeant and Siri Peterson.
She has been teaching yoga for the past five years and continues to refine her expression of what yoga truly is to her. Her style of teaching incorporates alignment-based asana along with pranayama and meditation. For Deanna, yoga is about calming the mind, freeing the body of pain, raising our energetic vibrations and always opening and bringing light into the heart.
Non-itimidating and accessible to all, Yoga for Tight People is just as it’s namesake suggests. Great for pro-atheletes, pro-athlete wannabes, weekend warriors and desk jockeys. Suggested for releasing bound muscles as well as congested minds. All levels welcome.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun May 28 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Jenna Minnes
  • Sun Jun 04 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Sun Jun 11 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Jenna Minnes
  • Sun Jun 18 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deanna Kay
  • Sun Jun 25 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deanna Kay
  • Sun Jul 02 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deanna Kay
  • Sun Jul 09 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deanna Kay
  • Sun Jul 16 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deanna Kay
  • Sun Jul 23 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deanna Kay
  • Sun Jul 30 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deanna Kay
  • Sun Aug 06 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deanna Kay
  • Sun Aug 13 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deanna Kay
  • Sun Aug 20 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deanna Kay
  • Sun Aug 27 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deanna Kay
  • Sun Sep 03 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deanna Kay
  • Sun Sep 10 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deanna Kay
  • Sun Sep 17 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deanna Kay