Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Sacred Tools: Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, healing stones and sweetgrass.
A word from Cait:
Caitlin Gottschalk is the owner/founder of Sacred Space and CTG Yoga. She holds a 250hr Yoga Certification and is trained in Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Sacred Geometry, Earth Medicine, and Reiki II attuned. Cait has been infatuated with crystals, sound bowls, animal totems and other earth magic for many moons. She hopes to help other souls connect to their own divine essence through ancient practices and divine wisdom.
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Sacred Tools: oracle cards, pendulum and palo santo
A word from Ashley:
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.
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Sacred Tools: Karma Yoga, writing, tuning fork
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.
I BELIEVE IN THE RAW POWER OF YOGA TO TRANSFORM, EMPOWER, AND RETURN US TO A SENSE OF ALIVENESS. BUT I ALSO THINK THAT YOGA IS EXCLUSIVE. IN STUDIOS, YOGA IS TOO EXCLUSIVE, TOO EXPENSIVE, AND TOO INTIMIDATING TO BE OF USE TO THOSE WHO COULD MOST USE IT. THERE ARE STUDIOS EVERYWHERE, AND THOUSANDS OF YOGA TEACHERS WHO CAN TEACH AMERICAN STYLE, WORKOUT BASED CLASSES. IN MOST CASES, YOGA IS A BUSINESS.
NOT HERE. NOT WITH ME.
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Sacred Tools: Yoga Nidra, Reiki, Healing Touch
A word from Melissa:
MELISSA HAS BEEN PRACTICING YOGA SINCE THE MID 1990S FOR FITNESS. LATER IN LIFE SHE WAS DRAWN TO THE INWARD PRACTICES TO HELP THROUGH THE DEATH OF HER FATHER AND OTHER MAJOR LIFE TRANSITIONS. THROUGH YOGA SHE FOUND HEALING FOR HERSELF AND WAS CALLED TO SHARE THE HEALING OF YOGA WITH OTHERS.
SHE DECIDED TO STUDY THE SUBTLE ASPECTS OF YOGA, STUDING REIKI WITH TANYA BOIGENZEN/DEVANADI YOGA IN 2015, OBTAINING HER REIKI MASTER IN 2016. SHE HAS DEEPENED HER STUDY IN ENERGY MEDICINE STUDYING WITH TIM MCCONVILLE IN HEALING TOUCH LEVEL 1 AND 2.
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.
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Sacred Tools: yin, vinyasa, buti yoga
A word from Keelin:
KEELIN CAME TO HER MAT SPACE THANKS TO A SEVERE BACK INJURY THAT SHE HAD BEEN NURTURING SINCE SHE WAS 12 YEARS OLD. WITH AN ATHLETIC-BASED BACKGROUND, KEELIN FIRST STRUGGLED WITH THE PRACTICE BECAUSE OF THE LIMITED RANGE OF HER SPINE, AND HER TENDENCY TO MOVE INTO THAT COMPETITION MINDSET. LITTLE DID SHE KNOW, THE PRACTICE WOULD OPEN HER MIND AND BODY TO A NEW KIND OF STRENGTH, FOCUS, AND LOVE. HER PASSION GREW AS SHE CONTINUED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ANATOMY OF THE POSTURES, AND THIS THEN GREW INTO HER STUDY OF THE SPIRITUAL PRACTICES OF YOGA. COMBINING THE PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL ATTRIBUTES OF THE JOURNEY IS SOMETHING SHE CONTINUES TO WORK ON, AND BRING IN TO HER PERSONAL PRACTICE.
HER YOGA PRACTICE HAS TAKEN HER AROUND THE WORLD, FROM THE MIDWEST TO CANADA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND EUROPE. IN A RECENT MOVE TO NICARAGUA, KEELIN BEGAN PRACTICING YIN AND BUTI YOGA AS A WAY TO BRING CHANGE TO HER MAT, AND STAY GROUNDED DURING SUCH A HUGE SHIFT IN HER LIFE. SHE FELL MADLY IN LOVE WITH THE WAY YIN OPENED UP HER BODY IN DIFFERENT WAYS, AND THE WAY THE ENERGY TANGIBLY MOVED THROUGH THE BUTI PRACTICE, BOTH FORMING DEEP COMMUNITY WITHOUT ANY JUDGEMENT (AHIMSA) AND WALL BUILDING. OPEN, AUTHENTIC, HONEST COMMUNITY - WHAT COULD BE BETTER?! SHE PURSUED BUTI YOGA TEACHER TRAINING AFTER MOVING BACK TO THE UNTIED STATES, AND IS EXCITED TO SPREAD THIS FUN PRACTICE TO OTHERS.
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. :)
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Sacred Tools: Kundalini Yoga, gong baths
A word from Courtney:
COURTNEY ATTENDED HER FIRST KUNDALINI YOGA CLASS IN 2011 AND WAS IMMEDIATELY DRAWN TO THIS TRANSFORMATIONAL STYLE OF YOGA. THROUGH A REGULAR PRACTICE OF KUNDALINI YOGA AS TAUGHT BY YOGI BHAJAN®, COURTNEY HAS EXPERIENCED PROFOUND SELF-HEALING AND INCREASED MINDFULNESS. SHE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT SHARING THE NUMEROUS BENEFITS OF THIS “YOGA OF AWARENESS” WITH OTHERS.
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.”
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.
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Sacred Tools: Crystals
A word from Jesse:
I received my 250hr Vinyasa Certification through CorePower in Spring 2018. I fell in love with the deep spirituality + mindfulness in yoga. I was drawn to Power Yoga Teacher Training so I could help guide students through mindful, skillful, and enjoyable practice to nurture their mind, body, and spirit on and off the mat.
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Sacred Tools: Touch + Palo Santo
A bit about Maria:
Maria Turbett is the founder of Soul-Serenity Health and Fitness blog site. She holds a 200HR Power Yoga Certification through CorePower Yoga in 2018. Maria has a passion for health, fitness, mindfulness and gratitude. In the past 2 years, Maria has awakened to new curiosities which have lead to lessons in self-love, tribe, cleansing your environment, relationships, and protecting your energy. Through yoga, mindfulness and meditation, Maria has found her soul's purpose to inspire, guide and hold space for others so they to can find their soul's serenity.
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Sacred Tools: tarot cards + mala
A word from Natalie:
I've been practicing yoga since I was eight years old and used to do sun salutations on my pony, who I named Warrior :) Today, I am so honored to be a part of the yoga community and love sharing the light!
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!