Special Events

Where you’ll find me next

I have the honor and privilege of participating at the Women Veteran’s Conference again this year! I will be teaching a yoga class vs. exhibiting this year!


Sat, May 26, 2018

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM CDT


Ramada Plymouth Hotel and Conference Center

2705 Annapolis Lane North

Plymouth, MN 55441


We are honored to host retired US Army Brigadier General Pat Foote as the keynote speaker. We will also offer a variety of infomative breakout sessions including VA Healthcare/VA Benefits, yoga and holistic therapy. Breakfast and Lunch will also be available for free.

One of the projects featured is the ‘I’m Not Invisible” campaign, an awareness campaign designed to honor our women veterans and educate the public about some of the unique challenges women veterans face when they come back from their service. Now they are ready to unveil the campaign to the public, with a portrait exhibit featuring 33 of Minnesota’s women veterans and a multimedia PSA campaign.

Please join us, INVITE ANOTHER WOMAN VETERAN. Click here to register.



Back again this year at the The Women Veterans Conference
(Formerly Salute to Women Veterans) May 25, 2017!

Better Day Yoga is exhibiting with the Holistic Health Practitioners from 12:00 – 5:00 PM! I will be offering complimentary mini boothside consultations to help you understand your Ayurvedic body type/dosha and how knowing this will help you befriend your greatest assests for health and vitality!

Register for the event on EventBrite. Find out more about the MDVA and the Women Veterans Conference at www.minnesotaveteran.org/womenveterans.




Salute to Women Veterans 2016

All women who have served or are currently serving in the US Armed Forces, from all branches and eras, are invited to a Salute to Women Veterans 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday, June 18 at Metropolitan State, Saint Paul Campus.

Included in this free event are workshops, networking, benefits and resources, breakfast and lunch, notable speakers and a presentation of the 2016 Woman Veteran of the Year Award. Some of the workshops being held include:

  • Entrepreneurship for women veterans
  • VA healthcare for women
  • Navigating the VA system
  • Mindfulness and yoga
  • Utilizing your education options

The event is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs (MDVA) Women Veterans Program, which seeks to ensure all women veterans have equitable access to federal and state benefits and services, respond to the gender specific needs of women veterans and ensure that women veterans are treated with dignity and respect.

Better Day Yoga is exhibiting with the Holistic Health Practitioners! Offering complimentary mini boothside classes reviewing the popular “three thumps” from Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine book, along with other fun, energetic tidbits as the mood strikes me.

Tapping on these points restores your energy when you’re tired, increases your vitality and keeps your immune system strong. Use this process each morning and anytime during the day that you need a pick-me-up!

Register for the event on EventBrite or view on Facebook. Find out more about the MDVA and Salute to Women Veterans 2016 atwww.minnesotaveteran.org/womenveterans.

2015 event archive:

Where you’ll find me August 14-16, 2015

A Taste of Wellness:
Retreat for Women Veterans

Women veterans face unique challenges in their lives, often carrying stress, grief numbness and anxiety in their spirits and in their bodies.


This weekend of reflection and wellness is an opportunity to come together in the supportive environment of the Spirituality Center at Saint Benedict’s Monastery with others who have shared your experience. The retreat offers an opportunity to tend to the soul-wounds that are sometimes experienced in the military, to rekindle hope and compassion, and to reconnect to the wisdom of your own heart.


Throughout the weekend you will experience:


Choices…   This retreat is for YOU! We invite you to participate as much or as little as you like. This is YOUR time!


Cost for this all-inclusive retreat is just $75. Space is limited, so register early!

Registration is available online through EventBrite.

E-mail womenveteransinitiative@gmail.com  for a link to registration.


Where you’ll find me May 16, 2015:

Salute to Women Veterans

Location: Cragun’s Resort
11000 Craguns Drive
Brainerd, MN  56401

Better Day Yoga is exhibiting with the Holistic Health Practitioners! Offering complimentary breath classes to balance your nervous system


Keynote Speaker:
Peggy Moon, 1st woman American Legion Department of Minnesota Commander and first ever female chair of the Commander’s Task Force.

Art Therapy
Meditation, Mindfulness, Ecopsychology
VA Healthcare for Women

Vendors and resources

Holistic Health Practitioners on site!

Please contact Jennell Stai at 612.970.5787 to register

  • Gathering interest for a possible Roseville, MN location for trauma-informed yoga for female Veterans and their families!
  • Classes will be open to female veterans and their families.
  • Have a location in mind? Maybe we can help! Just let us know who to contact!


Event earlier this year:

Holistic Health Fair & Service Sampler

Refresh, Recharge, Renew, Restart

Saturday, January 17th
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Roseville Professional Center ~
We’ll be poolside in the basement




This will be a fun-filled day! What will be your “I will…” for 2015? Please come and enjoy all the suggestions! I’ll be at my Better Day Yoga booth!

What Will You Do This Year…

* Reduce stress
* Eat healthier foods
* Drink more water
* Detoxify
* Get organized
* Try yoga
* Switch to non toxic personal care products
* Lose weight
* Find balance
* Choose healthier thoughts
* Try a new healing technique
Whatever your health goals for 2015, stop on by our health fair where you’re sure to find resources to help!


Holistic Health Fair/Service Sampler
January 17th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM,
Roseville Professional Center
2233 N Hamline Ave, Roseville
We’ll be poolside in the basement
Please join us for a fun filled day of COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES, yummy treats, gifted healers and lots of resources to help you reach your goals for 2015!

Yoga/Meditation booth with Better Day Yoga LLC!

Other vendor services include:

Chair Massage
Foot Reflexology
CranioSacral Therapy
Ionic Detox Footbath
Young Living Essential Oils
Purium Health Products
Nutritional Consultation
Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Professional Organizing
And More!

We ask that you limit yourself to 2 complimentary services that you haven’t experienced with us before so that everyone has the opportunity to try a service or two.

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Below are two of the classes Better Day Yoga offers. Please contact me if you’re interested in bringing them to your  location in the future!

Meditation / Breathwork “How-To” Class


Location: Optimal Wellness Solutions
2233 North Hamline Ave., Ste. 412
Roseville, MN 55113

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Learn how to de-stress and rejuvenate with several basic types of meditation including general awareness, breath, guided meditation, object focus meditation, and more! Come learn how to use your breath to center your mind, experience a guided visualization, start to develop your own meditation practice that works for you, and receive several take-home practices. While this class is broken down into two evenings, each evening can serve as a stand-alone class, pending a four-person minimum.

Some benefits of Meditation include:

  • Helps you detach from the negative emotions and see the event as “transitory” and not a major part of your life.  They’ll no longer overwhelm you.
  • Helps you stop being carried away by regrets, frustrations, and anger whether they are from your past, present or future.
  • Has a positive effect on stress-related illness, immune function, chronic or terminal illness, cardiovascular and respiratory functions (high blood pressure/heart problems etc.) and brain chemistry.


    Unsolicited Testimonial email received after a recent class:

    The class last night was fun and very interesting.  Thanks.


    *I also slept quite nice last night.  I’ve been having restless nights for about a week so I finally got some shut eye.  I guess I need to meditate more, huh…! “



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See below for another class you can inquire about for future dates at your location


Facial Exercises, Acupressure,
Self-Massage Workshop

Want to have this workshop at your studio, home, or business?
Or perhaps you’d like to try my

Meditation / Breathwork “how-to” Class?
Please inquire!


Turn back the hands of time and learn some basic facial exercises that add muscle tone and a fresh glow to your complexion—and have a lot of fun in the process!
No needles, or chemicals involved.

Be prepared to touch your own face (deciding whether you want to wear make-up to class is up to you!). We’ll also cover facial acupressure points and self-massage techniques.

The benefits of facial exercises are many:

15 Facial exercises we’ll cover in a full class:

Bring a vibrant new glow to your complexion!




Other events available:

If you have a location where you’d like to hold a Meditation/Breathwork, Facial Exercise, or even a Yoga Party/Yoga to go class, please let me know!



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