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Brandyn Negri

Sigh Yoga + Boutique

As a certified yoga teacher, Brandyn “speaks her truth” as she teaches. Using the lessons, passions, and joys in her life as a foundation to teach from, she is best known to wear her heart on her sleeve. She loves mixing up the vinyasa flow she teaches and creates fun music so her students can move with their flow. She believes music touches your soul and is a big part of the yoga experience. She loves creating a unique atmosphere for her students by using essential oils during practice and using candles or little lighting. “Yoga is sacred and therefore the environment that you practice it in should reflect that as well”. She is a “hands on teacher” and loves helping her students find a posture or move deeper into a posture. “Your body shifts as you continue to practice. To... Read the profile >>

Nancy Anderson

Centerspace Pilates Studio

Centerspace Pilates Studio owner Nancy Anderson has been a presence in the Twin Cities fitness industry since the early 1980's. As a young woman, Nancy studied dance with a variety of Minneapolis and New York choreographers, including Dorothy Lundstrum who was a friend and protégé of Joe Pilates. In the late seventies, she turned her passion for dance to a career in fitness instruction. She traveled to Los Angeles during the peak of Jane Fonda’s fitness craze to absorb the excitement and culture of the aerobic dance movement. She returned to Minneapolis to introduce aerobic dance in one of the first aerobic studios in Minneapolis called the Sweatshop Studio on Loring Park. In 1988, Nancy was recruited as a master trainer to introduce step aerobics to major clubs throughout the United... Read the profile >>