Our Staff

Claire Leslie Johnson

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claire@one-yoga.org

Admin & Program

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Stephanie Schultz

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Development & Marketing

Director

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James Orione

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james@one-yoga.org

Program Director

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Shira K Charis

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Client Services

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Our Board

Allison Bell

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Board Secretary

Allison’s work is focused on the relationships between individual, organizational, and systems change. She believes that through connection, courage, and creativity, we can change the world. Throughout her career, Allison has worked to adapt public policies, programs, and practices to better serve everyone in the community. She has done this work from different angles: as a government employee, university researcher, nonprofit leader, and now, President of Bellwether Consulting. Allison is preparing to release her first book, Herocrats, which shares stories and strategies of government employees who are fighting systemic injustice. She has been a student at One Yoga for over 10 years, and a board member since 2019.

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Sara Garry

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Board Chair

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Sara’s career has centered on building community affinity, elevating programmatic impact, brand management, and connecting people to causes. As an experienced nonprofit professional, she believes in an "all boats rise" approach to solution creation and harnessing the power of collaboration to drive systemic change. As the Board Chair, she supports One Yoga’s talented leadership team and teachers to improve community health equity and looks forward to establishing a new place-based studio.

David Gusaas

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Board Member

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For a long time, David sought to quiet his mind and find peace through ways that were ultimately self-destructive. When he discovered yoga, he learned there were healthy means to achieve the same ends. Through yoga he found answers to many of his unresolved questions, and acquired tools to "live the questions'' (in the spirit of Rainer Maria Rilke) when answers might not be immediately forthcoming. At One Yoga, he’s found a community that helps him bring this practical wisdom into his daily life and gives mutual encouragement to those who wish to do the same.

Tatyana Kurilov

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Board Member

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Tatyana is a finance professional with over 17 years of experience in leading audit functions for organizations. She is thrilled to be on the board of directors to share her expertise and support administrative functions of the organization. Tatyana is forever grateful for all the wonderful changes yoga has brought into her life and all the people she has met through yoga. One Yoga has a special place in her heart, because this is where she learned about Ashtanga and Kundalini Yoga. She believes in bringing balance, compassion, and peace into this world one yoga class at a time.

Will McDonald

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Board Member

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Will has been a board member at One Yoga since March 2019. He started practicing yoga at OY in 2017 and credits his practice with helping him in his recovery from substance abuse. Prior to his yoga practice, Will never considered himself an athletic person, Since then, he has made health and fitness a major driving force in his life, and today owns his own personal trainer business, Fitness With Compassion, in Minneapolis.

Arleigh Truesdale

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Board Member

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Self-reflection and healing are critical aspects of working to address climate change, racial injustice, and community building. Propagating plants, designing yoga classes, and taking walks are all ways Arleigh connects to the natural environment and climate activism.

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