Welcome to the Yoga Room!

Vinyasa Flow


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.

Tracy Desens

Tracy’s love for yoga started 15 years ago in Southern California. She moved to Tahoe in 2000 and loves it! Tracy obtained her certification in the YogaWorks method by Lakshmi (Angie) Norwood in March 2014. YogaWorks is a combination of Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Viniyoga; basically stated, it is alignment with flow. In Tracy’s classes, you can expect a level 1-2 in difficulty, breath awareness with flowing movement, use of gentle sun salutes to heat the body, an emphasis on alignment in postures, and use of props. In addition to Tracy’s love for yoga, she greatly enjoys being outdoors; hiking, mountain biking, SUP, skiing, XC skiing, camping, dancing to live funky music with her husband and having fun adventures with her two young, beautiful daughters. Tracy is very grateful for the Yoga Room and its teachers for this opportunity to share, grow and align with one another, the local community and the wider community.
Move with the breath and place in a special way. Our vinyasa classes are mindfully and creatively sequenced. You will build inner heat, cultivate breath awareness and move with meditation. Vinyasa teachers offer modifications in order to build strength and flexibility, both in the physical and subtle body. Level 1/2 and up.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu May 25 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Stephanie Hynds
  • Sat May 27 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Jenna Minnes
  • Thu Jun 01 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Stephanie Hynds
  • Sat Jun 03 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Jenna Minnes
  • Thu Jun 08 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Tracy Desens
  • Sat Jun 10 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Jenna Minnes
  • Thu Jun 15 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Stephanie Hynds
  • Sat Jun 17 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Jenna Minnes
  • Thu Jun 22 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Stephanie Hynds
  • Sat Jun 24 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Jenna Minnes
  • Thu Jun 29 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Stephanie Hynds
  • Sat Jul 01 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Jenna Minnes
  • Thu Jul 06 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Stephanie Hynds
  • Sat Jul 08 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Jenna Minnes
  • Thu Jul 13 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Stephanie Hynds
  • Sat Jul 15 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Jenna Minnes
  • Thu Jul 20 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Stephanie Hynds
  • Sat Jul 22 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Jenna Minnes
  • Thu Jul 27 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Stephanie Hynds
  • Sat Jul 29 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Jenna Minnes