The Dancing Tree Yoga

Rejuvenate body, mind, and spirit with gentle, beginner friendly yoga classes. She currently teaches in-person Gentle Yoga.

Certified 200RYT yoga instructor Maria Travers offers gentle, beginner-friendly yoga classes for people of all ages, from mothers and babies to retirees. This class blends meditative movement, mindful breathing, and deep relaxation. Maria invites you to cultivate peace in body, mind, and spirit. Other classes offered as individual or small group private sessions include: nurturing Prenatal Yoga; playful Kids Yoga, Mommy & Me Yoga, or Family Yoga; serene Live Cello Yoga; and energizing YogaDance.

Operating as usual

Photos from The Dancing Tree Yoga's post 03/07/2024

The wild strawberries and small milkweed bugs seem to think it's spring!
Spring out of bed on Thursday mornings and join us for some gentle yoga...
9-10am First Congregational United Church of Christ, Sioux Falls, SD


Join me for a gentle, joyful yoga class this Saturday at Balleraena Dance Studio!


Welcoming the New Year with an eye for humor and some Gentle Yoga...
Join our welcoming cozy crew:
Thursdays, 9am
at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Sioux Falls, SD

Photos from The Dancing Tree Yoga's post 12/07/2023

UPDATE: I tested negative, so I'll be leading class with a mask this morning. :)

Our frosty week has turned warmer.
Just want to share a heads up that I'm going to test for Covid tomorrow morning before class (Thurs).
I have no symptoms but my husband is positive and has been isolating.
I'll update in the morning. And if I'm negative, I'll be wearing a mask for good measure.

Photos from The Dancing Tree Yoga's post 09/21/2023

Beyond Door letter D
lies a welcoming space
to gently stretch your body
to attentively breathe
to explore your inner landscape

Gentle Yoga
offered through SFSD ComEd
held at Eugene Field A+ Elementary
Mondays at 6:00pm


Blue Sage View:
Please enjoy a glimpse of my first fall-blooming native plant addition to the garden this year: Blue Sage. Blue is a rare beauty to behold amidst the green and gold, purple and red...

Just want to confirm that we are meeting indoors tomorrow and for the foreseeable future as fall becomes official very soon.

Gentle Yoga
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023
9:00-10:00 am
First Congregational Church downtown

Peace and pollinator prosperity~


Feel free to take a few moments to pause, listen to the breeze and the wind chimes, and breathe...
Class is moving back indoors tomorrow, Sept. 7 at FCC due to the cooler mornings.


This colorful little moth announced itself in our yard. I hope it doesn't mind if I used its image to announce a new evening yoga class series coming soon!

What: Gentle Flow Yoga
offered through Community Education Sioux Falls
Where: Eugene Field A+ Elementary
When: Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm
Sept. 11 - Sept. 25, 2023
Oct. 2 - Oct. 30, 2023
Nov. 6 - Nov. 27, 2023
How: Register online
Who: Human Beings aged 14+ who wish to melt away stress with mindful movement, breathing, and relaxation. Beginners welcome!

Photos from The Dancing Tree Yoga's post 08/02/2023

I got to listen to this lovely quartet at Tuthill Park this evening, while I lay on the grass and gazed up at the sky.
Looking forward to gathering Thursday at McKennan Park, 9am, for a chance to listen, move gently, and gaze up at the sky.

Photos from The Dancing Tree Yoga's post 07/20/2023

Found this little creature just hangin' around in my backyard.
A couple hours later, the chrysalis was complete!
Looking forward to catching sight of a monarch butterfly birth soon...

In the meantime, how about some Gentle Yoga at McKennan Park! 9am Thursday... How would you like to emerge from a cocoon of mindful movement, breath, and relaxation?


If a group of squirrels is a scurry,
a group of goldfinches is a charm,
and a group of wombats is a wisdom,
I wonder what a group of people gathering for yoga in the park would be called...?

Gentle Yoga
Thursday, 9:00am
McKennan Park, Sunken Garden (or thereabouts)


This spot under the canopy of trees in the Sunken Gardens is so beautiful! Join us for Gentle Yoga at McKennan Park. Thursdays at 9am

Photos from Move To Heal South Dakota's post 06/30/2023

I’m so excited to be in training as a facilitator for Move to Heal!

Photos from The Dancing Tree Yoga's post 06/28/2023

I hope no matter how you are feeling this mid-summer week, a pause for presence will meet you where you're at.

Whether you're feeling depleted or prickly, full of potential or vibrant with energy, you're invited to join us for:

Gentle Yoga
McKennan Park, Sunken Garden
Thursday, June 29th

Come playfully bring balance to your being


Due to weather this morning, Yoga at Art Falls Art Market - June is starting a little later at 10am!!


Falls Art Market - June 24 from 8:30am - 1:30pm. 4th Saturday art market & artful activities and demos on the lawn at BronzeAge sculpture foundry, 1110 N Weber, Sioux Falls. In June: 9:00am Yoga on the lawn with Maria of The Dancing Tree Yoga $10/person, 10:15am free Salsa dance lesson, 10:45am Creating Micro-Prairies In The City talk with Boyd McPeek. Falls Art Market is just across the river from Farmers Market and Falls Park. Ample on site parking.
Pictured artist Cortney Pavelko Smoky Cort's Glass Co.


Happy Summer Solstice!
I spent some of this longest day of the year gazing at the many-colored beautiful things growing in the garden and creatures buzzing and meandering...
Does anybody know what this red bug being is, which apparently likes to munch on milkweeds?

Join us tomorrow for a Gentle Yoga class at McKennan Park at 9am in the Sunken Gardens.

Photos from The Dancing Tree Yoga's post 06/15/2023

Take a stroll through McKennan Park tomorrow and drop in for Gentle Yoga in the Sunken Garden. 9am

Maybe you'll spot something golden or blue
or something that dazzles with another brilliant hue
or something that's peaceful inside of you
:) (cheesy rhymes are dazzling too!)


Take a moment for a mid-week Un-Winding: Peaceful Yoga Flow
Wednesday, June 14 at 5:30pm
Balleraena Dance Studio

Yoga class with Maria tomorrow!!! 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♀️🧘‍♀️
$15 Drop in, class held at Balleraena Dance Studio

Peaceful Yoga: Give yourself an hour to slow down, move and breathe mindfully, and sink into peaceful relaxation.


Saturday, June 10th has lots of festivities to enjoy:
Our very own yogi friend, Boyd, is leading a workshop about Creating Micro-Prairies in the City at 12 noon on East 10th St. (Please see attached flier).
Both the Sioux Falls Pride Festival (at 8th & Railroad) and the Festival of Cultures (at the Levitt) are taking place as well.
I hope to see you in bustle and beauty...

Photos from The Dancing Tree Yoga's post 06/08/2023

Gentle Yoga in the Sunken Gardens at McKennan Park tomorrow, Thursday, June 8th at 9am.

Practice slowing down, breathing, and being present
with birds and bees
and wind in the leaves
in nature-surround-sound.


Gentle Yoga at McKennan Park, Sunken Gardens: Thursdays at 9am

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