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Andrea Atherton

Modo Yoga Minneapolis

Andrea began her journey with yoga in 2008. Her professional dance career left her injured and searching for a new passion. The discovery of yoga and the community surrounding it has transformed her life. Yoga and building community has now become Andrea's passion. Originally certified in Ashtanga yoga, Andrea connects very deeply to the movement of the human body. After attending the Moksha/Modo month long training program Andrea found her life's ambition. Returning home to teach full-time and manage the studio has allowed Andrea to bring together her passions for teaching and building community. Andrea's classes provide crystal clear cues and intensely planned sequences. The ability to help students feel supported and at ease in her classes make them accessible to all types of... Read the profile >>

Jessica Rosenberg

Adventures of Super-Stretch // Gorilla Yogis

Jessica Rosenberg has been practicing yoga and wellness since the early 1990s and teaching for more than 10 years. She studies yogic texts and sequencing philosophies from many yoga and fitness disciplines. The result is a wonderfully blended teaching style and a unique challenging class for children and adults that balances body, mind, and heart to help students enlighten up. Jessica’s greatest pleasure lies in sharing, mentoring and spreading the wonders of yoga movement, breathing and philosophy. In 2001, she created The Adventures of Super-Stretch™, an interactive fitness program, book series and games for the entire family developed to give children a physical outlet to express and empower themselves in a healthy and happy way; revealing their beauty from the inside... Read the profile >>

Kirsten Erickson

Sparrow Studios

A native of the south metro, Kirsten is used to traveling to far off lands {aka “across the river”} for her daily yoga & barre practice. When she learned that a new studio called Sparrow was opening practically in her backyard, she was thrilled (even more thrilled when she was asked to be a teacher there!)! Kirsten is so grateful for the opportunity to share her love of yoga, Yoga Sculpt, and BarreAmped and be part of the Sparrow community. She believes that there is something to learn from all experiences. And that the people we meet on this journey {life!} are our best teachers. Our roles continually change; in one moment, we are the teacher. In the next moment, we are the student. “The dance is what matters.” Kirsten can’t wait to be your barre-tender & bring you... Read the profile >>

Nick Bez

LifePower Yoga

Since leaving behind a vicious decade of drug and alcohol abuse in 2008 Nick has been working to use Yoga as a tool to shape his understanding of the world and his place in it. Very quickly after he started practicing he knew his calling was to share what he was learning so he left behind his “real life adult job” and completed the 1st of what has become multiple 200hr. Yoga Teacher Trainings. In the years since, he has lead thousands of practitioners through numerous variations of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga formats and has also transitioned into the world of Group Fitness, co-creating Life Time Fitness' Warrior Sculpt programming and leading formats such as Indoor Cycle. Through this experience as a teacher and his training with the likes of Jonny Kest, Kimberly Spreen, Jenn Chiarelli,... Read the profile >>