Flipside Yoga was created with music lovers in mind. I first began teaching yoga in 2020, eager to share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness with others, especially in the wake of the global pandemic. Based in the Minneapolis Metro area, my classes help my clients listen to their inner selves (and their favorite jams) and find the courage to step out of their comfort zone, while breaking the cycle of inactivity.
Our classes are inclusive, discrimination free, and accommodating. We have a no hate and no harassment policy for all classes.
Ethan's signature format, Vinyl Vinyasa is a vinyasa class set to vinyl hits! As a record collector himself, Ethan noticed during his teacher training that a large amount of his peers were also audiophiles. The comparison of two "ancient" but incredibly popular and still practiced art forms led to the creation of a high fidelity, high energy, and highly rewarding style of practice based in part on Behavioral Activation.
Owner, Instructor (RYT200)
Specialties in Vinyasa, Chair, Restorative, and Yin Yoga, and Breathwork Meditation
Gamer, Advocate, Artist, Musician, Nerd for all things creative
in 2020 I took my personal practice to the next level
As someone who struggles with anxiety and depression, I found the call to yoga and meditation as treatment almost demeaning at first -
like someone was telling me to just "breathe through it."
In hindsight, that's exactly the advice I'd give myself - the delivery just needed some work. As I learned more about yoga (and myself) I realized the barriers that exist between healthy fitness and mental health.
I started my journey to becoming a yoga teacher with fitness cross training as a dancer, boulderer, and swimmer, but found a quick unexpected home in the philosophies and the meditative movement. As a choreographer, I noticed how it was hard to hold a bad mood when I knew I had dance coming up. Even just the promise of getting to move intentionally to music I loved was enough to motivate me to get through the week. This is the sensation we try to replicate with Flipside's classes.
Cultivating yoga practice to music seems to advance mindful connection, breath aided by rhythm, and of course enjoyment, leading to classes set to vinyl records and based on concepts from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy such as Behavioral Activation.
Ethan lives in Minneapolis with his partner Nick, cats Wednesday and Astreya, and greyhound Willow.