Welcome to the Yoga Room!

Yoga & Wine


This class is taught by:

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.

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.
First Friday is BACK and this time with WINE!
Join our rotating group of Yoga Room teachers for a 75 minute all levels yoga class followed by a glass (or two!) of wine with our downstairs neighbor, Uncorked Tahoe City.

5:30-6:45pm Yoga
6:45-8pm Wine & Friends
$10 for yoga, $5 for wine for class participants
(gratuity not included)


Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Nov 03 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Greg Lindsey
  • Fri Dec 01 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Deborah Lapkin
  • Fri Jan 05 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Yoga Room Staff
  • Fri Feb 02 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jenna Minnes