Chris Coleman Chris' classes are a mix of Vinyasa, which is based in Ashtanga tradition, this yoga is an athletic, powerful practice, and therapeutic yoga. Her classes combine a series of flowing postures with emphasis on thoughtful movements and rhythmic breathing to develop muscular energy, core strength, balance and to attain mind-body awareness. Chris was first turned on to yoga in 2002 during her first pregnancy while living in Seattle and practiced gentle pregnancy yoga. Ten years ago Chris and her family moved back to Scandia where she was raised (née Obst). Once bitten by the Corepower Yoga bug at the Minneapolis studio, she discovered that the power of yoga went well beyond the physical but also connected her mind and body, and completed the Corepower 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher training program. Most recently she completed a 500-hour level Hatha YogaTraining in the Himalayan Tradition and Level 1 Yoga Therapy certification with Yoga North in Duluth, MN. Chris loves to share her passion for yoga with everyone she meets and enjoys teaching yoga to all ages. She also works as a guide in France leading adult tour groups for Seattle-based tour operator Rick Steves.
Lexy Dally is a diehard hockey fanatic, who has been completely saved by yoga. She grew upon the ice and was raised in a very active, competitive lifestyle. This lead her to play hockey at Bemidji State, where she studied health and exercise science. After college she felt a bit lost on what was next, without hockey in the mix. She went on a soul search and discovered she had an undeniable passion for yoga, and the lifestyle that follows. This new found drive lead her to receiving her 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher training in Costa Rica. Where she studied, lived and breathed all things yoga for an entire month. This life changing experience left her feeling healthy, balanced, and motivated to help people reach their potential.
Louise LeGrand Stanton Louise’s Prenatal classes are designed to nurture mind, body, and breath as you navigate the journey from pregnancy to childbirth and motherhood. You will experience an empowering blend of strength-building sequences, mindful inspiration, and childbirth preparation. Louise fell in love with yoga in her own pregnancy when she learned to trust her body in childbirth and surrender to the wild and wonderful life as a mama.She completed her 200-hour Registered Teacher Training at YOGAFAITH (RYT) in Seattle Washington and Prenatal Teacher certification at Blooma in Minneapolis. Louise is also a birth doula serving the Forest Lake and Twin Cities Metro area. Louise’s heart-filled teaching style will serve you up a little slice of heaven and keep you coming back for more.
Michele LaHood is very passionate about her Yoga practice & sharing her knowledge with many others. She completed her 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification with Yoga Alliance. Through her own practice she has experienced the many benefits Yoga has brought into her own lifestyle. It is through her continuing practice that she brings variety in guiding her students through their own practice. To find that balance we are all looking for in our life; Michele believes moderation & meditation are key elements to life. Michele understands the importance of creating a healthy lifestyle in our daily lives, and the challenges many of us encounter in this fast-paced environment we are surrounded in. It is through the commitment we make to ourselves, to take better care of our mind, body, & our spirit, for this is where we build the foundation of our life. Michele brings challenges to the classroom along with fun. No matter where you are in your practice, there is always a space for you in Michele’s class. Michele studies the practice of Holistic Healing & everyday meditation. It is through this practice she brings calmness & positive energy into her classes. There are the 4-Agreements of life in which she lives & guides her students with: Be Impeccable To Your Word , Don’t Take Anything Personally, Don’t Make Assumptions, and Always Do Your Best
Callie King Calli began her yoga journey by taking a chance and doing something she had never done, but had always wanted to do. It only took one yoga class for her to know that yoga would change her life. Calli became a devout practitioner and knew that she wanted others to experience the joy yoga brought to her life. She had the opportunity to travel to the beautiful island of Bali for a full month to study yoga and couldn't turn it down! After a month of living the yogic lifestyle in a tropical paradise she received her 200 hour certification as well as a stand up paddle board yoga certification. She is committed to sharing her love for yoga with those around her.
Joyce has been teaching yoga the past seven years, after working as a counselor and teacher with adolescents and their families for many years. Although Joyce had dabbled in yoga for many years, it wasn’t until she committed to a regular yoga practice, about ten years ago, that she experienced an amazing difference in her life. Wanting to share her joy with others, she became certified as a 200 hr. RYT with YogaFit/Yoga Alliance. As a counselor and yoga teacher, she has also had the wonderful opportunity to lead women's groups and retreats. Wanting to learn more, she began her 500hr. RYT training in Integrative Yoga Therapy, in March, 2016. This past October , as part of this training, Joyce became certified in Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy and qualified to be a facilitator for a "Overcome Anxiety Clinic". Joyce believes that by practicing yoga, we have an opportunity to come to embrace what is real for us. Learning to focus on our breath and movements, to listen to our bodies, to let go of judgments of ourselves... we become more fully present in the moment, kinder to ourselves and others. Joyce is very excited about teaching at Yoga Forest and learning from the other teachers and students!