William is a Junior Intermediate Level 3 certified Iyengar teacher who has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 40 years. He started one of the first Yoga studios in the Twin Cities in 1979 called the Minneapolis Yoga Workshop. He made three trips to India to study with BKS Iyengar, and also trained in the Raja Yoga, Vipassana and Vajrayana meditation traditions, weaving their teachings into his classes. William trains and mentors teachers and dedicated students. His classes are known for his humor and his depth of understanding.

William’s mission is to support others in developing conscious, nonviolent and compassionate lives. By integrating the body, breath and mind through yoga postures, deep relaxation and meditation, he helps provide the tools and skills to open hearts, discover self-care, and improve well-being.

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Photo of William Protteinger in a yoga studio