Good vibes and
medicine for the people

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Emanating good energy
and soulful experiences

Experience Yoga

Good Vibes Yoga is an all-inclusive community emanating good energy and soulful experiences. Here, you are part of a movement. We connect. We feel. We breathe. We love. We unite.

Good Vibes means that everybody has an opportunity to experience yoga – to get that vibe. I offer donation-based classes where you give what you can, and we reinvest your donation into growing our community and keeping the movement moving. Whether you donate a dime or just commit your time, come be present with us! If you’re ready to experience the power of yoga, check out the schedule to see where current classes are offered.

We are always drumming up new ways to bring the tribe together. Check out our events for the most up-to-date information on special appearances and community happenings. Don’t forget to join my mailing list before you go and be the first to know what we are up to next.

Good vibes and medicine for the people.

- Ben Spellman -

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Monthly Calendar

Schedules will be updated monthly. Check back often for updated schedules! Special classes may be added for you to attend.

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2017 Tulum Yoga Retreat

Ben + Hannah are reconnecting for a 2nd annual winter yoga retreat in Mexico! The warm sand, ocean breeze and rejuvinating yoga practices are calling you! Retreat led by beloved yoga teachers Ben “Good Vibes” Spellman + Hannah Muse. Head over to for additional registration information. 

Early bird pricing available through December 6. Cash and check payments receive an additional $50 discount. 


March Yoga + Gallery Talk

Limit 50; Reservations required

Yoga novices and enthusiasts alike are invited to practice yoga in the lobby of the Art Center
with instructor Ben Spellman from 8:45-11 am, followed by a 20-minute gallery talk.

Register on the Des Moines Art Center website or by calling 515.271.0313. If reserving by phone, please specify which event(s) you wish to attend.

April Yoga + Gallery Talk

Limit 50; Reservations required

Yoga novices and enthusiasts alike are invited to practice yoga in the lobby of the Art Center
with instructor Ben Spellman from 8:45-11 am, followed by a 20-minute gallery talk.

Register on the Des Moines Art Center website or by calling 515.271.0313. If reserving by phone, please specify which event(s) you wish to attend.

Central Iowa Yoga Retreat

Join us for a day of inspiration, relaxation and renewal! We’re going for a fun day in a natural setting at the Raccoon River Nature Lodge in West Des Moines, where you can walk around the lake between sessions, enjoy a picnic lunch, or just admire the lake view from inside the lodge. Reserve your spot today!

Dubuque Yoga Festival

The Dubuque Yoga Festival focuses on creating inspiring, fun, transformative and soulful experiences with all four pillars of the festival experience. We begin building sangha (safe, sacred community) on Friday night, cultivate it's expansion on Saturday and Sunday morning, then bring it to a powerful close early Sunday afternoon with the closing ceremony. Our wonderful festival yoga instructors will be attending the transformative closing ceremony and we hope that you will too. 

California Roots Live Music & Arts Festival

California dreaming. No local classes while Ben is spreading good vibes at the California Roots Live Music & Arts Festival.

2017 Des Moines Art Festival

Don't miss Saturday morning community yoga at the Des Moines Arts Festival in Western Gateway Park. Bring your mat and a friend! 

Yoga on the Farm

Iowa's best farm party! Join us for Yoga on the Farm with

*The Scoop*
Mark your calendars for the 6th annual Yoga on the Farm at PepperHarrow. No excuses to pass on this opportunity, even if you’ve never done yoga, come out to enjoy the scene! The all day festival will feature music, food trucks, a fun-filled kid’s area, overnight camping and local vendors with art, merchandise and massages! Food will be available for purchase from local food vendors, and you also are welcome to bring your own meals and beverages.

12 pm Gates open
2 pm Acro yoga
4 pm Farm tour
6 pm Yoga with Ben “Good Vibes” Spellman

8 p.m. Moonlight meditation

*The Cause*
PepperHarrow Farm is a quaint, biodynamic, 20-acre family farm in Winterset. They are creating a local whole food system with bees, heirloom fruits and veggies to heritage animals. All proceeds for this donation-based event will go toward building hoop houses on the farm. This is a family friendly event. $40 per person and kids are always free!

*Sign Me Up*

Registration details coming summer 2017!
***Space is limited and pre-registration is highly encouraged so we can plan accordingly!***

*Getting Here*
PepperHarrow is located at 1809 S 4th Ave. in Winterset, approximately 30 minutes southwest of Des Moines.

From Des Moines, take I-35 South to the Winterset exit and turn right. At the 4-way stop, turn left. Head through town and turn right on Summit Avenue. Turn left on South 4th Avenue. As the road comes to a curve, look for the PepperHarrow sign and continue straight down the lane.

*The Rules*
We appreciate your help to make Yoga on the Farm fun, safe, creative and carefree. We thank you for partying safely, acting honorably and respecting our neighbors. Be aware of inherent risks like uneven ground, thorns, wasps, mud and fires. You must follow some basic neighborly rules otherwise you could be turned away or be asked to leave at any time.
• Absolutely NO pets are allowed
• Leave nothing but footprints. Don’t litter with microtrash or cigarette butts
• Do not feed the animals or enter paddocks
• Stay on the trail
• Do not destroy valuable, native plants
• Respect the wildlife and our pets
• Have fun and come back!

Work with Ben Spellman

While Good Vibes Yoga is about empowering the community and promoting human connection, private yoga lessons can be a great option for those with injuries or physical limitations who need some additional guidance to make yoga accessible to them or for those looking for a deeper yogic experience.

Please fill out the form for additional information on private lessons with Ben.

meet ben spellman

With an infectious enthusiasm for life, it doesn’t take long to understand how Ben became known to the community as Good Vibes. Through 11 moves and different 9 schools during his childhood in Des Moines, the seed was planted for living in the moment. From a young age, learned that to have community you have to grow it. 

Always an athlete, Ben first explored yoga through a course at the University of Northern Iowa. While enduring some trying personal times that tested his will and challenged his perspective, Ben would again turn to yoga in 2011 when an acquaintance provided him a list of 90 yoga poses. In an attempt to reflect and move forward, Ben used that list to learn movement, focus and meditation and became a passionate practitioner. His everyday commitment to learning and exploration of all styles and practices has helped mold his teaching methods.

In 2013, he earned his 200-hour registered yoga teacher certification and began to use teaching as a way to bring people together. Good Vibes guides you on a journey of energy and peace through yoga. His genuine personality and radiant positive energy has generated a loyal tribe of yogis in the Des Moines community where he is leading a movement of human reconnection.

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