Our Teachers

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Elle Anna
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Kundalini

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Courtney Bolstad
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Kundalini

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Liz Campos
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Kundalini

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Bryan Carpenter
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Mysore Ashtanga

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Shira K Charis
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Vinyasa
Gentle
Candlelight Flow

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Paula Chesley
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Yin Yoga
Vinyasa

Amanda Frayeh
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Vinyasa

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Yin Yoga

Greg Hines
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Hatha

Phoebe Krejci
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Mysore Ashtanga

James Orione
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Vinyasa
Hatha
Vinyasa, Restorative, & Chanting

Paula Rojas
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Yoga para principiantes

Nichole Vesperman
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Hatha & Meditation

Angela Vincent
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Vinyasa

Ben Vincent
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Hatha
Vinyasa

Chance York
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Vinyasa
Hatha
Yin & Yoga Nidra

My intention is to cultivate a safe, supportive space to come together and experience the teachings of Yogi Bhajan through kundalini yoga & meditation. With the utmost respect to the cultural significance of this ancient technology, I have been exploring the many limbs of yoga for over a decade. Asana, meditation, mantra and pranayama are tools to help us learn how to nourish ourselves with each choice we make through strengthening the intuitive guide within.

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Yoga gives you... you! This is what happened to me from practicing Kundalini Yoga and what inspires me to share this technology with others. I invite you to close your eyes, become aware of your breath, and listen to the messages your soul is sending you. Beyond the chatter of your mind and pressure from the world outside of you, you have your own inner guide, unique projection, and powerful radiance. It takes courage, commitment, and grace to express your individual truth authentically. With supportive guidance through these ancient practices, we find our truth and our light, our Sat Nam.

I am a certified yoga instructor and a KRI certified Kundalini yoga instructor. I enjoy taking my students to places deep inside where they can tap into energy they didn’t know existed. I teach my students to always honor their bodies and rest when needed, ultimately with a goal to allow them to become their own best teacher.

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Within the Mysore-style practice space relationship is paramount to fostering a balanced [and by extension a sustainable] approach toward the physical and mental aspects of a “practice." As an instructor, I strive to establish an environment of support, trust, and open communication. I facilitate the individual’s path of growth which these rich traditions hold and impart to all who seek their limitless knowledge. It is a journey aided by the wisdom imparted by those who practice(d).

My first priority in teaching is to clear away the stress, tension and mental chatter from the day by creating a comfortable and welcoming environment. From there, my role as a teacher is to know when to step in and when to get out of the way. Using compassionate guidance, I support students in whatever way seems most appropriate. Perhaps a hands-on assist, or it might be drawing attention to something in a student’s practice that they are not able to see or feel. Regardless of the means, the goal is always the same: to create increased self-awareness and support the realization that true understanding comes from within.

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My first goal is to help students relax. From there, you get to choose your own yoga adventure: my classes have elements of strength, balance, stretching, breathwork, and meditation, and are tailored to suit many levels. Through gentle cues on alignment and breath, I create a space for students to access calm, clarity of purpose, empowerment, and play. Yoga is a tool for liberation — nothing can take your self-connection from you! (E-RYT)

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My goal as an instructor is to help students feel balanced, strong, and calm on their mats, able to respond to everyday challenges with more patience and self-compassion. As a runner and soccer player, I enjoy teaching athletes and other "tight and tired" folks, how to modify poses so they can balance effort with ease. I focus on building poses from the ground up for a strong foundation, but then weave in lightheartedness (and occasionally laughter) into our alignment-based practice so we can have some fun on our yoga journey.

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I'm a Black weirdo with an East Coast heart & a RBF. I'm also a facilitator, yoga instructor, Reiki master, & doula. Truth be told, I've never had any intention of being a bodyworker but every time I asked Spirit to be put in alignment with my life another opportunity to practice arose. Slowly untying my self-worth from the idea of upward mobility, I'm attempting to be less of a brat, practice joy, & truly appreciate the gift of holding space for others to be present with their lived experience. My personal & community based practices are rooted in harm reduction & healing justice.

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Yoga teaches us to observe from steady ground, then ACT. What would we say if we knew the entire universe was listening? What would we do if we knew the stars were aligned with our actions? I am an experienced yoga educator and connector. Over the last decade, I've brought my whole-person approach to yoga teaching in Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota, as well as in Denver, Colorado. I'm currently pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Yoga Therapy at Maryland University of Integrative Health.

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A wise person once said "yoga is serious fun" which I believe is a pretty good start in describing this transformative practice. It’s fun and hard work, sweat and tears! A glorious alchemy that leads practitioners into a deeper understanding of themselves and can result in more peace, contentedness and empathy, among other things. This last part happens naturally even without any dedicated intention over time! It is seriously awesome.

Regardless of who you are, what you look like, or whom you love, creating a space for everybody is very important.  Society places many expectations and roles as to how, what, when, where, and why you are doing something instead of simply being. Through conscious movement connected to breath, you have an opportunity to learn how to be in this moment. Yoga is an opportunity to create, rediscover, and connect to the experience of being human and overcome the obstacles that stand in your path. I invite you to join me.

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My aim as a teacher is to hold space to explore the body, in search of simplicity, tranquility, and awareness through a series of gentle movements and meditative practices. During my class, I'd like the student to find the connection to themselves and tune into the vibrations of their inner experience. I offer a moment of silence and ease as a gift in this busy world that constantly fights for your attention. Join me with no expectations and open to receive and listen to what you need at that moment

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Yoga is a gift in connecting - connecting to our breath and connecting to our inner awareness. Community classes also give us the opportunity to connect to the people around us. Yoga invites us to show up and check-in with our internal experience. My teaching goal is to support people in connecting to a place of steadiness and comfort in their yoga practice. I hope to share the experience of this connection in my classes.

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I see every yoga practice as an opportunity to infuse daily living with vitality, balance and curiosity. I hold space for students to dive into the richness yoga has to offer, to explore their edges and listen deeply. Through intentional sequencing, breath practices and mediation, we awaken to what is alive within and walk more boldly in the world.

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My teaching is a reflection of my life - I support students in awakening the full potential of body, mind and heart in service of Self-Realization. I aspire to transmit the timeless teachings of yoga authentically and accessibly. I specialize in in-depth study, practice and personalized/ therapeutic applications of yoga. www.vincentyoga.com.

Minneapolis-born, I am a yoga and meditation instructor with a rapidly expanding resumé. My mastery of language-arts provides accurate, relatable, and informed guidance for beginners and advanced practitioners. With transcendent descriptions my classes blend ancient wisdom and contemporary science that not only explain how to practice but also the many reasons why.

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