Cait is the founder and gentle keeper of Sacred Space. Cait has found that the most surprising thing about the unfolding of her journey is that it feels like coming home—like remembering. She created Sacred Space for you to bring your spirit home to, and remember your divine connection.
Growing up as an only-child with a single mum, deep in the woods of the Kinnickinnic State Park in Wisconsin, Cait was emboldened with a rich appreciation for solitude. To this day, she always feels the most connected to spirit when she gets to quietly work her hands and slow down enough to tend to the finer details that usually go unnoticed. Creating divine spaces, elevated experiences and unforgettable moments for others brings her the most joy. She gets lost in playing with sounds and composing original music, and recharges by connecting her feet directly with Mama Earth, searching for stones, and soaking in life through all (six) senses.
Cait holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion & Textile Design in addition to 250hr Yoga Certification. She shares and practices Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Sacred Geometry, Sound Healing, Earth Medicine, altar-building, Astrology, and Reiki.
The one thing Cait hopes those who cross her path walk away with is this:
Lead with your heart, act with integrity, speak with truth, listen widely, be still often.
Ashley carlson received her 200hr yoga certification through Yoga North in 2015. She received her Reiki I & II attunements through Devanadi School of Yoga and Wellness in 2017. Ashley believes we each have our own way to practice, to connect, and heal ourselves. The more we tap into our own individual gifts, the more connected we can become. She believes in holding space so others can discover and create the sacred space within themselves.
Courtney Sukhtej, Instructor
Zodiac Sign: Taurus Sacred Tools: Kundalini Yoga, gong baths
A word from Courtney: COURTNEY DELIVERS HER CLASSES IN A LOVING, STRAIGHTFORWARD FASHION AND ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO GO WITHIN TO FIND THEIR OWN INNER “GURU”. USING THE TOOLS OF KUNDALINI YOGA, SELF-LIMITING MESSAGES ARE REPLACED WITH SELF-EMPOWERING MESSAGES. STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO RELEASE THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS THAT ARE NO LONGER SERVING THEIR HIGHEST INTEREST. “I LOVE TO SEE THE INCREDIBLE SHIFTS THAT PEOPLE MAKE DURING CLASS. THIS IS THE TIME WE TAKE FOR OURSELVES TO REALLY LISTEN TO OUR SOUL.”
A word from Karin: FOUNDER OF THE ONLINE YOGA STUDIES PROGRAM DEEPER PRACTICE AND THE NON-PROFIT RETURN YOGA, KARIN LYNN CARLSON HAS BROUGHT YOGA OUT OF THE STUDIO TO AT RISK POPULATIONS FOR NEARLY TEN YEARS. RETURN YOGA IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OFFERING COMMUNITY BASED YOGA CLASSES, OUTREACH CLASSES, AND DEEPER COURSES OF STUDY INCLUDING TEACHER TRAINING.
A word from Melissa: SHE OBTAINED HER 200 RYT IN 2016 FROM DEVANADI YOGA AND HAS TAKEN FURTHER STUDY IN YIN YOGA WITH MICHELLE PIETRZAK-WEGNER AT TULA YOGA AND RESTORATIVE YOGA WITH CHANTI TACONTE-PEREZ AT DEVANDI WELLNESS. SHE IS CURRENTLY PURSUING HER 500 HOUR YOGA CERTIFICATION THOUGH DEVANADI WELLNESS AND PLANS TO BE A LIFELONG STUDENT IN THE HIMILAYAN TRADITION.
Nathaniel Gonzales, Studio Community Lead
Zodiac Sign(s): Libra, Libra, Taurus
Sacred Tools: hands, intuition, music
A word from Nathaniel:
Nathaniel is an East Coast transplant most recently by way of Philly. He is 250 RYT Certified, trained in Yin and Street Yoga, a Reiki Master of the Usui-Hyashi-Takata lineage, a full spectrum doula, and intuitive energyworker. He is stoked to be a part of the Sacred Space community and but really likes leading class for people, "who aren't really into yoga" "don't know about that woo-y thing" or "just want to nap".
Lakesha Gordon, Instructor
Zodiac Sign: pisces
Sacred Tools: Breath, Harmonica, Essential Oils
A word from Lakesha: I believe that if we change the way we breathe we can create change holistically. As a Yoga instructor and Birth Doula my goal is to help students and prenatal families develop self-awareness while honoring their bodies,help create a relaxed state of concentration and focus intention, guide techniques to use on and off the mat, and the understanding/awareness of Mind+Body+Baby connection. 2016 I completed Yoga Study/Teacher training with Yoga Center of Minneapolis. 2017 I completed Prenatal Yoga Training with Yoga Center of Minneapolis and completed Doula Training with DONA International.I am committed to forever deepening my knowledge in yoga and prenatal/labor care.
Victoria Blackbird, Studio Experience Lead
Zodiac Sign: Libra Sacred Tools: Palo Santo, Light Language and Prana
A bit about Victoria: Victoria has completed the 300hr Shamanic Energy Medicine Program at the Light Body School though The Four Winds Society. She shares an energetic lineage with the Q'ero, Inca Shamans of Peru, a carrier of the Munay-Ki stewardship rites and The Rite of the Womb.
Kelly O'Donnell, Instructor
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Sacred Tools: Chakras + Guided Meditation .
A bit about Kelly: Kelly has always been attracted to the subtle spiritualities of life. In 2017, she decided to embark on her 235hr teaching certification from Devanadi. Kelly loves to incorporate breath awareness, along with juicy meditations in order to connect to the energetics of the body, mind and spirit.
Keelin Roche, Instructor
Zodiac Sign: Leo Sacred Tools: yin, vinyasa, buti yoga
A word from Keelin: KEELIN BEGAN PRACTICING YIN AND BUTI YOGA AS A WAY TO BRING CHANGE TO HER MAT, AND STAY GROUNDED DURING SHIFTS IN LIFE. KEELIN IS A STUDENT FIRST AND FOREMOST, AND HOPES THAT IN HER CLASSES THE SENSE OF COMMUNITY WILL CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THERE IS EQUAL GIVE AND TAKE, LEARNING AND TEACHING, THROUGH BOTH HER AND THE STUDENTS, SO THAT EVERYONE LEAVES WITH A SENSE OF JOY, PEACE, AND A DESIRE TO LEARN MORE.
Amy Tupper, Instructor
Zodiac Sign: Gemini Sacred Tools: Music + Essential Oils
A word from Amy: I have been a yoga practitioner for almost ten years. Taking the things I've learned on the mat and applying them to my life off the mat has helped me overcome so many obstacles; both physically and energetically. This ongoing practice inspires me to step on my mat and discover what else can be revealed so that I may expand further. I obtained my RYT200hr this past May, and am so excited to share this practice with others. I am also a bit of a plant hoarder, a maker of macrame(including all things fiber), have an eye for design(interiors) and a deep love of travel and adventure.
Lucy Voller, Instructor
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn Sacred Tools: Palo Santo
A bit about Lucy: Lucy is a Minneapolis based artist and art educator. She is the founder of There There, a collective of women artists that work to support one another through creative collaboration. She loves to practice yoga and meditation daily- and uses the tools of her practice to ground, center, and increase creative intuition!
Kellie Weiland, Instructor
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Sacred Tools: Essential Oils + Music .
A bit about Kellie: Kellie dabbled in yoga off and on for more than 20 years until a health challenge drew her to the mat for good. To deepen her practice, she attended yoga teacher training at Radiant Life Yoga, where she graduated in May 2018. Kellie is passionate about the benefits of yoga for all ages, shapes and sizes and is currently completing her Yoga for All certification. If you see her out and about, she’ll likely have her camera in hand.