Hello and welcome to my studio! I have been practicing yoga for over 4 years, becoming certified in 2015. For me, yoga is about the inner changes and awareness. My practice is a time to put everything else on hold and connect to my inner being. The heightened awareness I experience is what continues to draw me to my mat and to teaching. My passion is to share the positive effects yoga has had on my life in hopes of helping others feel and accomplish the same.



I started practicing yoga at the local gym about 14 years ago. After a tough life transition in 2013, I decided to focus on and deepen my practice. Yoga allows me the time and space to give back to my body and build strength mentally, emotionally, and physically. After getting a taste of leading yoga practice while subbing for another instructor, I pursued and received my Yoga Teacher Certification in July 2016. I am inspired to share the empowering benefits of yoga to all students regardless of shape, size, or level of ability.To improve flexibility and acceptance both physically and mentally, on and off the mat.




After 11 years of teaching elementary students, my life and career made a huge shift in 2012. With three kids in just four years, I chose to become a stay-at-home-mom. It wasn't long before I turned to some local fitness classes seeking interaction {and sanity!} I soon realized how powerful, energizing, and fulfilling sweating it out with others could be! I loved the low-impact yet high-intensity workout that Barre classes gave me. The transition from elementary teaching to fitness instructor was a natural fit! 

Through five years of teaching various group exercise, I have created my own flavor of Barre by fusing ballet inspired movements, mat pilates, and plyometric functional exercises. We take things more on the fitness side rather than dance, including interval training, a balance of cardio & strength building, and total body sculpting. I'm always cooking up something new and love to keep your workout fresh, challenging to all levels, and empower your whole self by building strength from within! Come embrace the shake with us!



You may have seen me in class, at an event, or recognize my name from an email (or two), as I have been working with Lindsey and the Fire Within team for the past year and half. While I'm not new to our studio, I am new to yoga instruction. After practicing yoga on and off for the past 15 years or so, I decided to expand my practice and take part in a 200 hour RYT summer immersion course.

Yoga has had a profound impact on my family and I, and I'm thrilled to bring it to our community twice a week. I love the peace and strength I find on my mat and enjoy the "power of pause" meditation and yoga brings to my daily life. I truly believe yoga is beneficial for every body type and the mind-body connection is an extraordinary energy source to harness.



While living in Hawaii, I fell in love with the way yoga helped me connect to my body, mind, and emotions. It wasn’t long before I wanted to be able to share that with everyone I knew, so I became certified to teach from Hawaii Yoga Institute in May 2015. I’ve been teaching and continuing my yoga studies in Minnesota for the last three years, including aerial yoga.  Currently I am finishing my 500 YTT at Devanadi School of Yoga and Wellness . I now offer ayurvedic yoga consultations and lead yoga sessions at a variety of locations in the Twin Cities. I am excited to join The Fire Within Yoga
and guide an aerial stretch and aerial vinyasa class on Tuesday nights.



I began my yoga journey just four years ago. I love the freedom I feel when I step onto my mat and the peaceful place it brings me to each and every time. The positive changes in my mind, body and spirit brought me to make the decision to take my 200 RYT at Green Lotus in the summer of 2017. It was an amazing accomplishment and it truly has changed my life. Yoga has allowed me to connect to my true self and I hope to help others recognize they can do the same!

My mission is to create a space where my students can find their “own breath” within the practice. I want my students to feel comfortable with their movements and to leave my classes with a full and open heart. Finding peace and gratitude are natural side effects of discovering and living your yoga practice.

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Children have always been a significant part of my life. I admire their love for life and embrace how they learn from moment to moment. After receiving a Bachelor’s in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University, I started my journey as a toddler and preschool teacher for almost a decade.

When I moved back to Minnesota, I started practicing yoga regularly. It became more than a workout for me- it became a lifestyle. Attending classes wasn’t enough for me. The next step in my journey was to enroll in yoga teacher training. In fact, I loved it so much I did it twice! The benefits of yoga physically, emotionally, and spiritually are amazing! I am a true believer that yoga can benefit every walk of life. Since children are the future, my goal is to teach them necessary tools that allow them to practice healthy life long skills. I will encourage children to grow and discover, find inner peace, and embrace every opportunity with mindfulness.

My Certificates include:

  • Bachelor’s in Family and Human Development

  • Super Stretch Children’s Yoga

  • 400 Hour Yoga Teacher Training by Life Time Academy

  • Level 1 & 2 Yin Yoga Teacher Training

  • First Degree Reiki Practitioner

  • Yoga Calm (in progress)

My mission is to teach people to align to their very best self; no matter how small, what their age is, or where they are in life. With learning yoga comes a set of tools that can help kids and adults learn to deal with the highs and lows in life. Each of us has some beautiful gifts we can use to make the world a better place, let’s uncover them, and share them with others.

I attended the Inner Spark Retreat. It was refreshing and relaxing. A lot of good information for overall health. Very friendly and open to suggestions.
— Tess B.