OUR YOGA INSTRUCTORS



Solveig Corbin

Solveig Corbin, founder and director of Nokomis Yoga, began studying Svaroopa® Yoga in 2005. Prior to that she studied Hatha Yoga for several years. "I found that Svaroopa® Yoga opened me up and gave me profound relief from my chronic back pain and muscle stiffness. I had never experienced anything like it. No other medical or non-medical modality had come close to the healing that I experienced with this type of yoga and I was immediately hooked and wanted to share it with others."

Solveig has over 700 hours of teacher training and yoga therapy training through Master Yoga. "I am so very grateful for the quality and depth of my training through the Master Yoga Foundation. I believe that I need to continue to grow and I am continuing on with ATT (Advanced Teacher Training) to be able to offer even more as a teacher."

In addition to the studio classes, Solveig offers private ($75) or semi-private yoga classes ($75 total for 2-4 people to learn a home practice), and Embodyment Yoga Therapy® and Yoga Therapy for Treating Pain If you have pain or tightness and would like to learn how yoga can help: 612-770-2467.

Solveig teaches: Svaroopa® Yoga: Mondays 5:30pm(Intro) & 7:15pm(closed class), Wednesdays 9:30am & 7:30pm, Saturdays 8:30am(Intro), Sundays 4:30pm.

Rate: $20 drop-in, $88/6 classes or $125/10 classes = twice weekly (8 week expiration) or $150 month unlimited. Seniors 60 and over get a 10% discount on passes. Credit cards accepted.

NEW PACKAGES (With Yoga Therapy Private Sessions)
$275 for a package of: 10 class Svaroopa® Yoga card (exp 8 wk) with 3 private sessions(Embodyment® or Yoga Therapy- no expiry)

$240 for a package of: 6 class Svaroopa® Yoga card (exp 8 wk) with 3 private sessions (Embodyment® or Yoga Therapy - no expiry)



Krista Boos

Krista took her first yoga class in high school over 20 years ago and, as a dancer, she fell in love with the flow and precision that the postures required. Her practice became more regular after the birth of her first child and became more steady and dedicated from there.

After the birth of twins in 2007, yoga became a refuge for her. She found herself coming to the mat for much more than just a physical practice; she needed the calm that her practice provided in order to cope with the craziness of mothering 4 boys and all of the other stressors and busy-ness of life. She credits her yoga practice with keeping her sane through those long days and nights when sleep was a distant memory and everyone needed her every moment of the day.

Krista completede her 230 hour training at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis in 2010 and has also studied with teachers such as Seane Corn, Gary Kraftsow, Rod Stryker and more. She keeps her own practice a priority which in turn, makes her an inspired and creative teacher.

Krista's focus on adapting postures for different levels make her classes available to a wide range of students. She loves teaching a combination of flow and traditional Hatha styles and weaves a theme into each one of her thoughtfully created classes which also often include pranayama and meditation. Teaching Yoga Nidra is one of her favorite things. She loves the healing and deeply nourishing aspects of Yoga Nidra and teaches it regularly to students of all ages.

Krista is also a Food and Wellness Coach. You can find out more about Krista at: www.nourishedlifeyoga.com

Krista teaches: Yoga Nidra. $20 (credit cards accepted). See workshops page for dates and times. www.nourishedlifeyoga.com



Elizabeth Carls

I originally came to yoga as an almost middle-aged runner and tri-athlete looking for an alternative to strength training. But I quickly developed a deep respect and appreciation for the rich tradition of yoga. I discovered a home on the mat—a home that nurtured my creativity and encouraged me to practice peace.

I completed my Teacher Training with the Yoga Center of Minneapolis, through that program I was given the opportunity to study with nationally recognized teachers and was exposed to many different styles and traditions of yoga. Believing that one should always be a student, I continue to study yoga with a variety of teachers.

As a teacher I want to share with my students the physical and mental benefits of an asana practice, and encourage them to find a bit of peace in a chaotic world. I believe that the mindfulness practiced on our mats benefits not only ourselves, but our whole community as well. I believe that yoga is for everyone. Modifications are offered throughout each class so that those new to yoga, people with injuries, and people of all body types have a healthy and happy yoga experience. I do my best to create an environment where everyone feels welcome, nurtured, and encouraged.

Elizabeth teaches: Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga
Sundays 10:30am - 11:45am
For more information: visit www.elizabethcarls.com.

Rate: $15 drop-in, $75/6 Credit cards accepted.



Melissa Cross

Melissa began her Yoga journey while studying dance at the University of Minnesota in 2000. After graduating in 2002, she moved to Baltimore where she received her 200-hour teacher certification in Integrative Yoga Therapy. The lovely city of Minneapolis called her back, and for the past five years she’s been teaching independently in the Twin Cities.

As a student of Anusara Yoga, Melissa enjoys the playful side of asana, as well as the deep connection to breath and spirit. She recently graduated from Ananda Seva Yoga Mission’s 300-hour Yoga Therapy Training, and is eager to pass on more healing benefits of Classical Yoga. Her classes are suitable for Yogis of all levels, with focus on alignment, breath, and stress relief.

"My intention is for my students to rediscover their natural state of bliss and well-being. The more we can all live blissfully and truthfully, the more we can spread this energy to others, all over the world." When Melissa is not teaching Yoga, she is busy rehearsing or performing with Illumination Fire Troupe. She loves mixing Yoga and fire!

Melissa teaches: Yoga for Seniors
Fridays 10am-11am

Rate: $13 drop-in $68/6 classes



Rachel Guvenc

Rachel took her first yoga class nearly twenty years ago. She instantly fell in love with both the therapeutic and physical benefits of yoga. Using techniques taught through yoga she learned to quit smoking, relieve chronic pain and increase her confidence.

Rachel received her 230 hour teacher training through the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. This program provided her with well-rounded knowledge of yogic philosophy, meditation, breathwork, alignment and modifications in poses.

Rachel has taught yoga at St. Joe's Home for Childen and for Minneapolis Adult Education. She continues to deepen her knowledge and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with her students.

Rachel teaches: Gentle Hatha Yoga
Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm

Rate: $15 drop-in $75/6 classes



Sarah Kalweit

In 2002, after years of back pain, sciatica and herniated disc surgery, Sarah came to yoga as a means to heal. Time on the yoga mat offered her the strength to recover along with the amazing, yet curious path of observing, learning & appreciating. Most importantly, Sarah became empowered to heal from the inside out, feeling healthier (and virtually pain free!), stronger, calmer, more grateful. Sharing & teaching the bounty of the yogic traditions was heartfelt.

Sarah completed her studies with Devanadi Yoga (500 hour Advanced Teacher Training), and Yoga Center of Minneapolis (230 hour Certification.) Her E-RYT status indicates over 1500 hours of teaching experience. She also received YogaBonding Certification with Swami Lisa Bergely, emphasizing pre & postnatal yoga applications. Sarah follows the traditional Hatha (Sun & Moon) branch of yoga, integrating Asana, Pranayama & Meditation as the segue to optimal health & spiritual growth. Her teaching style is welcoming and caring, recognizing that yoga is all inclusive- everyone has a home on the mat.

Sarah challenges students to explore their potential as they venture deeper inside to find out what matters most; serenity, wisdom and inner peace. She is grateful for the teachers & students who inspire her daily. She looks forward to assisting you on your "yogic" path to wellness.

Sarah teaches:
Yoga Bonding with Baby
Saturdays (once a month)

Prenatal Yoga
Thurs 6pm-7pm

Hatha Yoga
Fridays from 8:30am-9:30am.

Rate: $15 drop-in, $75/6 classes. Credit cards accepted.




Mike Nali

Mike has been practicing yoga since the mid-late 2000’s when he decided to try yoga as an adjunct to other fitness activities. As he experienced different styles of yoga and different teachers, he grew more attracted to yoga, practicing more often "because of the way it made me feel- good, both physically and psychologically." Continuing to make yoga a larger part of his life, Mike completed the 230 hour yoga instructor training program at Yoga Center of Minneapolis in 2012. Mike is a physical therapist and brings many years of experience in helping people learn to move to his yoga instruction, encouraging students to mindfully pay close attention to alignment, form and self-awareness.

Mike teaches Yoga Basics and Slow Flow Vinyasa
Yoga Basics: Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:15pm and Saturdays 10:30am-11:45am

$15 drop-in, $75/6 classes




Erika Peterson

I started yoga in 2008 because I heard it was supposed to be a great all-body workout. I found a couple of teachers that really resonated with me, but but then moved. I was introduced again to yoga in a new studio, and found a new connection to yoga beyond the great all-body workout. As I increased my practice, I found more centering and balance of mind to offset the stresses of a high-intensity kitchen job, and all of the mental multi-tasking that I do. Yoga has also given me more physical and mental body awareness.

I graduated from Radiant Life Yoga 230hr Teacher Training program where I studied many different styles of Yoga, but focused on Hatha Yoga with Jaina and Matt Portwood. I am grateful for the community of educators in the Twin Cities, and am always seeking new education through the many wonderful teachers and students that I have discovered and encountered.

I would like to help people find their true Self, a deeper connectedness to their body and present moment through a joyful practice, pranayama (breath work), and a focus on the bandhas. I would love to share a mindful practice with any level of yoga student and body type.

Erika teaches Vinyasa/Yin Yoga
Sundays 6:30pm-7:45pm

$15 drop-in, $75/6 classes



Myra K. Rucker

Myra is a yoga teacher, and yoga student, who firmly believes in the benefits of sthira sukham asanam (Yoga Sutras, II:46) – steady, joyful practice. Her introduction to yoga, practicing once a week between professional dancers and musicians (of various ages and fitness levels), quickly illustrated how yoga provides a path for anyone and everyone to be the best version of themselves.

A native Texan, Myra has studied with Robert Boustany, Rie Congelio, Paul Barrera, Meredith Bowerman, and Jasna Chavalo Abrams. She has also taken workshops with Bryan Kest and Ana Forrest. Immediately after completing CorePower Yoga's 200-Hour Teacher Training, Myra began teaching “yoga parties” in people's homes. She has also completed Vinyasa Teacher Training with Seane Corn.

Myra's teaching philosophy centers around the fact that smiling changes brain chemistry. She is also inspired by the idea that yoga (union) – and life – are like a poem, which, as Robert Frost said, “begins in delight and ends in wisdom.”

Myra is always available to answer questions or address concerns before and after class. For more information, visit ajoyfulpractice.wordpress.com.

Myra teaches: Vinyasa - Open Level
Tuesdays 12 noon - 1pm, and Tuesdays 7:15pm- 8:30pm, and Wednesdays 4:30pm-5:30pm

$15 drop-in, $75/6 classes, $120/12 classes



Jinjer Stanton

Jinjer began her yoga studies with a philosophy of yoga class in college that whetted her curiousity. She then began taking hatha yoga classes wherever she could find them. After 20 years as a student, a teacher suggested she start teaching. She has been teaching now for nearly 20 years and has been motivated by students with special needs to develop techniques to make yoga accessible. She strives to make her yoga classes safe, accessible, and fun. Jinjer has written numerous articles for Twin Cities-based Edge and Essential Wellness. "Teaching yoga is almost a guilty pleasure! I'm grateful when my students get as much out of it as I do."

Jinjer Stanton's book, Yoga for Every Room in Your House, brings yoga home in a very practical way. You can purchase this book at Nokomis Yoga for just $14.95 plus tax.

For more information visit: http://jinjerstanton.com/wp

To read examples of Jinjer's articles visit: www.jinjerstanton.com/articles.html"

Jinjer teaches: Yoga Coffee Break: A moment for renewal in a hectic day
Thursdays 1:30pm-3pm

$15 drop-in, $75/6 classes



Joseph Ramdeep Singh Wild

Joseph Wild, also known as Ramdeep Singh, is a Kundalini Yoga instructor currently engaged in the 2 year long process of Level 2 Teacher Training. When Ramdeep first encountered Kundalini Yoga, he had been practicing "fitness club yoga" and was searching for tools to support deeper healing processes.

"I was immediately thrilled to learn that Kundalini Yoga engages us deeply and on many levels. When I turned my focus inward, I felt as if I were finally beginning to listen to an inner wisdom that had been patiently awaiting my attention."

Ramdeep teaches: Kundalini Yoga
Thursdays 7:15pm -8:45pm

Rate: $18 drop-in, $75/5 classes or $130/10 classes