Welcome to the Yoga Room!

Hatha Level 2


This class is taught by:

Stephanie Hynds

I began practicing yoga around the age of 16 and was drawn to it through my training as a dancer. I began moving toward becoming a teacher in 2011. I've also been practicing and teaching Pilates for approximately 5 years, and I love to integrate these two forms of movement. I have a degree in counseling and worked in this field for many years before deciding to devote my life to my yoga journey. In 2011, I embarked on the Appalachian Trail and spent 6 months hiking. This experience changed my life and helped me choose yoga as a new life path. I was trained in Florida by close friend and studio owner, Jana Whiddon, in many styles of yoga, which include: hot yoga, pre-natal yoga, yoga for kids, Yin yoga, Ashtanga yoga and vinyasa. My favorite style is vinyasa, and I spent 7 months in Michigan working at a Baptiste-inspired hot vinyasa studio, helping to hone my teaching skills and inspire some of those weird and wild poses my students are always seeing in class ;) I am also deeply passionate about climbing and much of my experience as a climber has helped me bring new challenges to my style of teaching.

My practice has truly changed my life, helped me to take better care of myself, love and respect myself and deal with the daily grind. What began for me as a purely physical practice, became a humbling experience and eventually a life calling. I believe that yoga has the power to change people's lives not only physically, but emotionally as well, and I love the opportunity to guide people on their own personal journey. I truly believe that yoga is a deeply personal experience that NEVER has a destination, and doesn't care how "good" you might think you are or aren't. Yoga is for Everyone! I am honored to teach at The Yoga Room, and to share space with such amazing yogis and yoginis.

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.
Life’s challenges makes us stronger, in body and in mind. Cultivate your own inner strength in this class by accessing your Samskaras, or habitual patternings, and grow away from these habits in order diminish that which isn't serving us. This class is accessible to all who are willing to welcome a challenge of the ego.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jun 26 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Jul 03 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Jul 10 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Jul 17 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Jul 24 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Jul 31 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Aug 07 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Jenna Minnes
  • Mon Aug 14 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Aug 21 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Aug 28 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Sep 04 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Sep 11 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Sep 18 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Sep 25 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Oct 02 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Oct 09 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Oct 16 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds
  • Mon Oct 23 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Hynds