about the approach

Tree of Life Yoga offers mindful yoga classes, workshops and wellness sessions for individuals and small groups in the Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Located near bike paths, the Hiawatha LRT line and bus routes, Tree of Life Yoga is a green, local alternative to larger studios.

Gentle yoga classes, mindfulness retreats and craniosacral therapy sessions are customized for toddlers, midlife and third age women. Seasonal eco-yoga retreats provide an opportunity for Tree of Life Yoga students to practice in community, and to appreciate the wonders of nature.

Come join us at Tree of Life Yoga so you can:

Experience greater ease in your body and mind.
Reduce the negative effects of stress.
Restore balance to your nervous system.
Improve your posture and experience spinal health.
Gently tone your muscles and strengthen your core.
Create a healthier lifestyle, tailored to your needs.
Deepen your family and community connections.
Develop a deeper connection with the natural environment.

the teacher

Milissa Link has helped hundreds of students to find a peaceful, calm place within. She has taught yoga and meditation at nonprofit organizations, schools, international retreat centers and at her studio, Tree of Life Yoga.

Five years ago, Milissa responded to a student’s request to create a class for families. Drawing on her experience with Montessori education, she developed a program for toddlers, parents and grandparents. Her passion for working with children was awakened and Milissa found her true calling: bringing yoga and mindfulness to the field of Early Childhood Education.

As we live in such a stressful and chaotic world, her mission is to share this transformative work with as many children as possible, especially those at risk or with special needs. In doing so, her hope is that they will grow into a peaceful future. The Peaceful Preschooler program was developed by Milissa in culturally and economically diverse preschools in the Twin Cities. In addition to her work in the schools, Ms. Milissa is the creator of Tot-Mama Yoga, an innovative program for toddlers and their adult family members. She has presented Yoga in Early Childhood workshops to teachers, daycare providers and parents.

Milissa is a Certified Sivananda Yoga Teacher, a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, a Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner and an Assistant Teacher certified by Association Montessori Internationale. She has been teaching yoga for almost twenty years.

Milissa loves to walk mindfully along the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, where she lives with her husband of 24 years. She is also an author of children’s literature and plans to publish her picture books about mindfulness in nature.