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 1,000 hours of teacher training and yoga therapy training through Svaroopa® Yoga. "I am so very grateful for the quality and depth of my training through Svaroopa® Yoga & Meditation. I believe that I need to continue to grow and I continue on with ATT (Advanced Teacher Training) to be able to offer even more as a Teacher and Yoga Therapist."

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: Call Solveig at: 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)



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
Mondays 9am-10am

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
Thursdays 6pm-7pm

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

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




Jen Lubow

After a few years of home practice, I took my first yoga class in 2000. Immediately I fell in love with a newly discovered connection to my body - a revelation, after years of body image and weight issues. Yoga has given me the gift of feeling comfortable in my own skin, and I hope to pass that amazing experience along to my students.

I took classses for years before getting my 230-hour certification at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis in 2016. Since then, I've taken further training in Yin Yoga (my passion!), Curvy Yoga, Restorative Yoga , and Yoga for the Energetic Body.

My classes are a safe space for students to experience their practice. I invite students to come as they are, to greet the body of the day with curiosity and compassion, and to explore their physical and mental edges. Along with pose practice, students can expect a mixed bag, which might include breath work, nature wisdom with stones and essential oils, restorative poses, or a reading to inspire reflection. Oh, and a healthy dose of light-hearted humor!

Jen teaches Yin/Yang Yoga
Sundays 6:30pm-7:45pm

$15 drop-in, $75/6 classes




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
Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:15pm and Saturdays 10:30am-11:45am

$15 drop-in, $75/6 classes



Tasha Nienow

Tasha discovered yoga in her mid 30’s. As she became more established in her profession, she recognized the importance of self-care for continued effectiveness in professional and personal life roles. She immediately appreciated how yoga helped her to turn inward and to become more aware of both her physical and mental state. “Svaroopa® yoga classes have consistently helped me to quiet my mind and return to a state of calm and contentment from which to approach a busy life."

In 2013, Tasha pursued training to teach the gentle, restorative style of yoga that she began to practice in 2007. She became certificated as an Svaroopa® Basics Yoga Instructor after obtaining over 200 hours of training through Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Tasha enjoys introducing students to this accessible style of yoga. She is committed to teaching students practices that they can take into their everyday life and that provide a foundation for a home practice.

Tasha teaches Svaroopa® Yoga
Fridays 6:00pm-7:30pm

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. Interchangeable with any Svaroopa® Yoga class at Nokomis.



Sara Nuahn

Sara began practicing yoga initially as a means to find calm, balance and focus for herself in the midst of a stressful job, however practicing quickly became a community of support, and a connection to mind, body and breath. Yoga was/is an avenue for creating quiet space, meditation and movement and loving the results of her own practice and seeing what it was providing for others, Sara signed up for a Level One Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, to offer another avenue for supporting women she was working with. She completed Advanced Prenatal Yoga Training through Blooma and then her 200 hour Teacher Training Certification through Green Lotus Healing and Wellnesss Center. Sara is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Chanhassen.

Sara teaches: Meditation Hatha Yoga
Sundays 8:45am-9:45am

$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."

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

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

Jinjer teaches: Afternoon Yoga 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 proces ses.

"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