Gorilla Yogis in action in 2011 on Lyndale Avenue near Lake Street in Minneapolis.

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Best yoga movement - Gorilla Yogis - 2014 Best of MN

  • May 15, 2014 - 12:34 PM

They have no bananas, but what the founders of Gorilla Yogis do have is a cool mission to free yoga from fancy studios by offering no-frills classes to the masses on public streets. Inspired by the larger “guerrilla yoga” movement in other cities, the Twin Cities group was founded by local yoga revolutionaries Nan Gane Arundel and Jessica Rosenberg. Hundreds have flocked to their impromptu yoga classes to practice their downward-facing dog pose in parking lots, baseball fields and even outside First Avenue nightclub. The monthly gatherings are free but donations are collected for assorted charities. Talk about enlightened.

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