Albert Einstien once said, “Play is the highest form of research.” Minnesota yoga instructor, Ted Roseen has been teaching his unique blend of yoga around the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St.Paul for over 16 years. One of the primary components that sets him and his classes apart from the hoards of yoga teachers and yoga classes out there is his sense of “play.” Roseen encourages his students to use their mats as a playground to re-discover that childlike sense of confidence, exploration, and joy that many of us have buried deep under layers of cynicism and ego. It’s important to be sincere in one’s practice, but he encourages you not to get that confused with seriousness. Ted teaches a mix of Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga. The biomechanics of Iyengar, the strong poses and repetition of Ashtanga, are bound together with the gentle flow of Vinyasa. This combination creates a fun, yet challenging balance for students of any level. As a marathoner, triathlete, and rock climber, Roseen understands the importance of an open body, the benefits of a positive and quiet mind and the powerful resource that is tapped when that open body and quiet mind are connected through the vehicle of the breath. He has studied under a number of gurus, including Saraswathi Rangaswamy, daughter of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India and local yogi Dec Barry. Ted was acknowledged for his efforts and abilities in yoga in the Mpls/St.Paul Magazine “Best of the Twins Cities 2007,” the March 2010 issue of Twin Cities Statement, and was one of the featured Minnesota Master teachers at the 2016 Minneapolis Yoga Conference. Roseen enjoys working within the studio setting, but also beyond. He works with actors at the Guthrie Theater, and has worked with the likes of the dance company STOMP, the band My Morning Jacket, and athletes from high school age to professionals, such as Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild. But, beyond trainings with fancy gurus, or accolades, or teacher training hours, YogaTed just really enjoys yoga, and tries to help others find that similar joy through their own path.
Mysore-trained Roseen handles the yoga instruction in a refreshingly easygoing yet still vigorous Ashtanga style, infused with laughter from a few well-timed one-liners. His teaching has a solid deconstructionist theme without all the over-formal nonsense you find in some studios. – Twin Cities Statement, March 2010