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Uptown Yoga Presents:

Community Yoga & Acupuncture Retreat

When: Sunday March 10, 2024, 12:00-1:30pm

Where: 15 16th Ave NW Rochester, 55901 (The Uptown Yoga Studio)

What: A 90-minute session featuring gentle yoga stretches followed by a relaxing acupuncture treatment to sedate the nervous system and enhance circulation of Qi and blood.

Who: Christa Worrell (DVM, RYT 200 with Yin Certification) will lead the yoga session.

Kristina Gacesa (L. Ac., M.CM, Dipl. Ac), a Licensed Acupuncturist, will conduct the acupuncture portion of the event. She’s a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and owner of Seven Medicine TCM Healing Clinic in Rochester, MN. For more information about Kristina Gacesa’s practice & services, visit

How: General Flow of Events:

10 min: Welcome, Discussion & Q/A regarding the theory & merits of acupuncture.

40 min: Gentle Yoga Stretches (supine, seated, kneeling, and standing postures) appropriate for all levels from beginner to advanced.

40 min: Acupuncture treatment (on your mat) geared toward rest & relaxation.

Cost: Early Bird Special: $55 until March 2 at 10:00pm; $65 after March 2 at 10:00pm.

Register through OR via the Vagaro App.



  1. A HIPAA form will need to be signed to participate in the acupuncture portion.

  2. A liability waiver will need to be signed if you are new to Uptown Yoga & Pilates.

  3. Class size limited to 15 participants.

  4. We suggest stretchy, comfy layers of exercise clothes.

  5. We provide mats, blocks, bolsters, blankets, but bring your own props if you prefer.

  6. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY for the best experience. The studio will open 20 minutes prior to the retreat—plenty of time to settle on your mat.

  7. As this is a special event, we cannot accommodate drop-ins or refunds.

Thank you for your interest.


- Improves flexibility

-Helps with stress

-Improves mental health

-May reduce inflammation

-Will likely increase your strength

-May reduce anxiety

-May improve quality of life

-May boost immunity











-Increases core strength

-Improves posture

-Decreases back pain

-May prevent injuries

-Increases energy

-Enhances body awareness

-Decreases stress

-Improves flexibility & mobility

-Improves balance





Pilates & yoga go together - like peanut butter & jelly.  These two modalities together can make profound and long-lasting changes to your physical and mental health.

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