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We are here to lift you Up. As a community we will inspire, support and empower you to find your true purpose in this life. We are all highly trained and ready to support you on your journey.

 
 

 
Lindsay Grabb

Lindsay Grabb

Core Values:
Empowerment. Authenticity. Community.

Favorite Hangout:
Walking by Minnehaha Creek with her family.

Melissa Faulkner

Melissa Faulkner

Core Values:
Creativity. Adventure. Truth.

Favorite Hangout:
LynLake Brewery and Lindsay's house where she has wine and cake.

Brandyn Negri

Brandyn Negri

Core Values:
Generosity. Integrity. Authenticity.

Favorite Hangout:
The bike trails, lakes, and anywhere that serves great coffee + food + adult beverages.

Colin Kelley

Colin Kelley

Core Values:
Connection. Love. Allowance.

Favorite Hangout:
In his kitchen cooking for friends and family.

What to expect in class:
A consistent and powerful flow. Feeling safe and supported while stepping out of your comfort zone. Amazing hands on assists!

Yoga Journey:
Colin began his yoga journey in 2001 when his track coach sent him to a Baptiste Power Yoga class to improve his grace and body awareness. It was the physical benefits that first hooked Colin, but with a regular practice he gained an appreciation for the mental and spiritual aspects as well. Colin is Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 certified and is a Registered Yoga School (RYS 200). Additionally, he has over 300hrs of training with Baron Baptiste including focused work on hands-on-assists. Colin is a leader in the community with experience teaching workshops and trainings.

What others are saying:
Colin has a power in his voice that encourages me to take my practice to the next level each and every time. With his clear theme and speech he allows space for me to explore. Explore my breath, postures and mind...depending on the day. Colin has a clear understanding of anatomy and Baptiste Methodology and when he mixes this with his own experiences it’s magic.

Meghan Foley

Meghan Foley

Core Values:
Authenticity. Balance. Curiosity.

Favorite Hangout:
St. Genevieve :)

What to expect in class:
You will learn something new - always! Peace and ease balanced with strength, and possibly a hip hop tune to make you smile.

Yoga Journey:
Meghan is trained in traditional yoga therapy, as well as power vinyasa, yin yoga, and prenatal yoga. She incorporates mudras, yogic philosophy and the balance between ease and effort into her invigorating classes, and emphasizes alignment, balance, strength and playfulness. Meghan is so grateful to be assisting students on their transformational journeys leading to greater health and happiness in spirit, mind and body. When she's not on her mat, she can be found lost in a book, cooking up a new recipe, or planning her next adventure.

What others are saying:
Meghan will bring you to ease as soon as you walk through the door. She has that way about her. She is confident and sweet, smart and sassy. She has thousands of hours of yoga training, not to mention the dedication to her own practice, so she always has something new to share with students. She is beautiful through and through. She welcomes you into her space with grace. Her way of being is of love and gratitude and you can’t help but feel more graceful in her class.

Latricia Askew

Latricia Askew

Core Values:
Passion. Love. Genuine.

Favorite Hangout:
Her front porch, Urban Bean Coffee, & the Walker Art Museum.

What to expect in class:
You can expect to discover a balance between ease, power and beauty in your practice all while moving to amazing music. Latricia will guide you inward with grace, allowing space to be where you are, dropping expectations and competition. She is authentic and typically laughs at herself at least once during class…

Yoga Journey:
Latricia has been practicing yoga for 14 years. In college her favorite theatre professor introduced her to yoga and she was instantly hooked. She was initially drawn to the powerful physicality of the practice but soon realized the incredible healing and empowering aspects of the spiritual element of yoga. Her classes embody both. She brings a spirit of strength, flexibility, compassion, and power to her classes. She has experienced first-hand the way yoga can build heat and strength in the body as well as calm the mind and quiet the spirit, and her goal is to help her students experience this freedom too. Latricia has been teaching for 4 years and studied Forrest Yoga in Boston, vinyasa yoga under Tiffany Cruikshank while living in Portland, and has completed 240 hours with the Baptiste Institute. An actress with a degree in theatre, Latricia is passionate and full of life. She is loyal with her friends and family and completely devoted to her three young children. She sincerely wants to make the world a better place and she thinks yoga is an incredible tool for all to help open the heart and mind and create SPACE for new possibilities.

What others are saying:
Latricia is effortless. She has a grace and beauty that comes from within. Her teaching comes from that same space. You hear her words as she is teaching you and think "oh I can totally do that!" Before you even realize it, her southern grace and charm has just kicked your ass. She has an infectious laugh and it shows up in her teaching when you need it. She'll laugh at herself and encourage you to do the same. Her core values perfectly define her. Expect to find passion and love in her class.

Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

Core Values:
Adventure. Passion. Empowerment.

Favorite Hangout:
Outside! The dog park, Lake Calhoun on her paddle board, and drinking margaritas in her backyard.

What to expect in class:
A trifecta of love, movement and breath. You’ll move and flow with music, to uplift and connect mind, body and spirit. Be inspired, get sweaty, have some fun!

Yoga Journey:
Who knew that the first yoga book Nancy purchased at age 17 would change her life forever. Nancy has been inspired to practice and study yoga and Pilates with dozens of the best teachers in the world including yogis William Prottengeier, Baron Baptiste, Rod Stryker, Rodney Yee, Rusty Wells and many more. She has hundreds of hours of training with Baptiste Yoga and over 500 hours of training in Bhakti Yoga with Rusty Wells. Her passion for teaching spans decades and she still get excited before every class! Look for her at Lean Back with Nancy where she mentors and coaches lifestyle, business and mindset.

What others are saying:
Nancy is like no one I have ever met. She radiates self confidence and adventure. She lives the life she wants and she doesn’t apologize for it! She is generous and kind. She treats everyone she meets with respect. She is a true leader in our community. She is committed to her yoga practice and to you having a great time in her class and in your life!

Kelly Beaudoin

Kelly Beaudoin

Core Values:
Badass. Connection. Audacity.

Favorite Hangout:
Her kitchen! Kelly’s passion for cooking and baking has turned into a side business called Up Dog Chef.

What to expect in class:
You will find a steady and challenging flow with the focus on breath and intention. Kelly creates so much space in class for you to find your purpose. She is precise with her words, leaving you with the quiet you deserve. Expect to leave feeling more joyful and light.

Yoga Journey:
Kelly was hooked on yoga after her first 90 minute Baptiste class 3 years ago. She came back for 34 days straight, connected with breath and movement and began to witness her anxiety levels drop and relationships improve. Yoga has helped Kelly navigate huge career changes with ease. Kelly completed her 200-hr yoga teacher training through Sid Yoga in 2015 and is currently working toward Baptiste Certification. She completed Level 1 in 2016 and will attend Level 2 this fall.

What others are saying:
Kelly has a maturity and a depth about her that is truly inspiring. When I look at her I can’t help but think: “I want to be like her when I grow up!” She has a confidence in her choices and in her direction that is awe-inspiring. She challenges me to think and to own my life in ways that few friends can. She’s committed to being the very best person she can be in every moment, and is so open and receptive to the world around her. She is a BADASS!

Emma Holcomb

Emma Holcomb

Core Values:
Love. Adventure. Discovery.

Favorite Hangout:
The MAI studio and Surly Brewery

What to expect in class:
You can expect a huge smile waiting for you when you walk in the door. Emma will make you feel comfortable, appreciated and accepted. You will flow peacefully and mindfully through class, and be treated with an incredible savasana assist as you rest.

Yoga Journey:
Emma's first yoga class was a six-week beginner series at the YMCA in high school. Since then she had been a bit of a nomad while searching for the right yoga practice. When she stumbled into a Baptiste yoga studio in 2014, she knew she had found what she was looking for. Baptiste yoga offers an incredible power vinyasa flow that builds heat and strength while supporting her spiritual and mental journey. Emma completed her 200hr RYT in January 2016. She teaches a variety of classes, and while the flow and energy may change with each class, her positive, UPlifting spirit remains constant, supportive and energizing. When Emma isn't teaching she spends her time in her NorthEast design studio developing locally made workout clothing for her brand MAI : I AM enough. Her life motto is: 'some days you eat salad and go to yoga, other days you eat cake and refuse to put on pants. It's called balance.'

What others are saying:
Emma is an incredibly intuitive soul. She takes time to honor & recognize her own emotions, which makes her very sensitive to other's emotional needs. She's extremely gifted in the art of "holding space" for her friends. She knows when to simply listen, and when to say something. Her emotional depth is wise beyond her years, and she is consistently looking at ways to improve her life and challenge her barriers. She's committed to honest feedback, and is always willing to take a critical look at her heart & soul. The sun shines wherever Emma is - because she is contagiously bright, cheerful, and real.

Amy Kelley
 

Amy Kelley

Core Values:
Connection. Trust. Support.

Favorite Hangout:
Walking her dog Harriet around Lake of the Isles or at one of the many dog parks.

What to expect in class:
You will find endless support and ease in Amy’s class. Amy has a gentle voice and a calm presence that will guide you inward on your mat, help you find connection with yourself and leave you feeling strong and open.

Yoga Journey:
Amy's mother first introduced her to yoga during high school via Rodney Yee DVD's. She found her yoga practice instilled clarity and peace during a transitional point in her life and she loved the physicality it provided since school sports weren't the perfect fit for her. A steady yoga practice led her to her first yoga teacher training after she completed college. Since then she has completed over 500 hours of yoga study and has gained experience in a variety of yoga formats (kids, seniors, prenatal population). She is also a certified birth doula. Find more information at www.amynkelley.com Amy’s mantra is “I am enough exactly as I am.”

What others are saying:
Amy is generous and kind to everyone she meets. She combines that kindness with her deep well of yoga knowledge to skillfully weaves beautiful yoga classes. She can teach yoga to anyone anywhere because she lives it and practices it all the time. She is a true gift to our community and we know you’ll feel the love too.

 
 

 

What to expect in class:
You will find a steady and challenging flow with focus on alignment to help you explore your postures powerfully and safely. Expect hands on assists, laughter and empowerment.

Yoga Journey:
Lindsay has been practicing yoga for 8 years and teaching for 5. Her journey started with prenatal yoga where she found the breath and community empowering. She returned to her mat after her baby girl was born and found Baptiste Power Yoga! Through this powerful practice she found space in her body, mind and soul that shifted her entire way of being. She quit her 12-year corporate job, went to teacher training, became a birth doula, moved abroad, and is now the owner of Up Yoga.. She is a Baptiste Certified Teacher, RYT with Yoga Alliance and currently assists Baptiste Teacher Trainings. She will complete her 500-hour certification with The Baptiste Institute in Sept, 2017. She completed her 230-hour training with Yoga Center Minneapolis in 2012 and Prenatal Teacher Training at Blooma Minneapolis in 2013. Find more information on her work as a birth doula at Gaja Doula.

What others are saying:
Lindsay is a force to be reckoned with, and it’s a powerful, palpable energy that can be felt the second you meet her. She’s real. She’s raw. She’s honest. And it’s such a dose of fresh air, in a world of sometimes “blah” and surface-level interactions. She is undeniably committed to growth, healing, and transcending the cages and barriers that a lot of us choose to live with. Lindsay makes you feel like there’s an infinite well of hope and possibility, if you can just commit to getting out of your own way. She is a loyal team-player, but is also someone you can’t help but follow - because her leadership is part of her being and essence. People gravitate towards Lindsay, because her very way of living is admirable.

What to expect in class:
You can expect to be yourself in Melissa’s class. She is all about authentic yoga - just show up as you are. Flaws, imperfections, tears, pain, joy, confusion, stress - whatever comes up is perfect. She will encourage you to feel what you feel and know you are enough in this moment.

Yoga Journey:
Melissa is a California native that fell in love with Minneapolis when she moved here for work in 2013. She’s a yoga practitioner by morning, a marketing guru by day, and a craft beer connoisseur by night - because Melissa believes a happy life is built upon the foundation of balance and not perfection. Melissa received her 200-hour RYT certification from Transcending Yoga School and Minnesota Power Yoga - a Baptiste Affiliate. Melissa is an avid karaoke singer, an amateur urban cyclist, and aspires to own a Pomeranian Husky named Pocket. When she isn’t practicing yoga, you can find her enjoying a good Brene Brown book, while sipping a Cortado & eating Honey Feta Toast at the Canteen. She’s also a passionate blogger, and hopes to formally publish her work someday beyond Thought Catalog.

What others are saying:
Melissa is an incredibly gifted person and teacher. The first time I took her class she had me in tears. Her passion is contagious. She lives life FULLY with her heart on her sleeve. She feels "all the feelings" and it's a powerful and inspirational thing to witness. She has an incredibly powerful way with words. When Melissa talks, you can't help but listen. She is your friend. She is the one that encourages you when you need it the most and is also there to say "nope", I don't think you should do that. She has a love of music, and gifts her students with her voice in song.

What to expect in class:
Expect “no-thing” and be open to possibility! She teaches a blend of alignment, dharma & intention, give hands on adjustments, and holds space for everyone’s greatness.

Yoga Journey:
Brandyn brings her passion to every class she teaches. Her style is a balance between alignment and a daily intention to create an inspiring class. She has her 500 Hour Certifications in both Baptiste Power Yoga & Modo International Yoga. In addition to teaching yoga classes, she’s been apart of the Teaching Faculty for both yoga schools. Outside of teaching yoga, she runs her coaching business, leads retreats, and personal growth immersions. A native of Indiana, she’s called Minnesota home since 2006.

What others are saying:
Brandyn has a passion for life that is contagious. The practice of mindfulness and yoga has changed her life, as it has for so many others, but where Brandyn stands apart is in her ability to share her experiences and guide others to find their own way. She is a shining light in my life. Someone I trust to listen and encourage me to find courage through the chapters of my life. She is not afraid to get messy on and off her mat. She practices what she teaches everyday!