Beginners


This class is taught by:

Stephanie Mauceri

Steph is a native New Yorker who relocated to The Twin Cities in November 2009. She has been practicing Yoga since 1991 and teaching since 2003. Her first teaching certification was from OM Yoga NYC with additional studies/certifications in Prenatal Yoga, Yin Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Yoga for Children, and Anatomy for Yoga Teachers.

Although initially beginning her Yoga practice in the Ashtanga and Vinyasa traditions, she was in a car accident in 2004 and this caused her to reestablish her practice as more of a restorative and rehabilitative modality. Steph's classroom teaching style especially blends Vinyasa and Iyengar techniques with a strong emphasis on anatomy and kinesiology.

She is also a writer, proud mom of healthy fraternal twin boys-- born in 2010, and starting in summer 2015 will begin coursework towards a masters degree in Integrative Health Coaching.

Chris Gordon

Chris Gordon has been teaching yoga for the past 20 years. He is owner of Big River Yoga and is also a healer, specializing in Thai Massage and leads Thai Massage Trainings in the twin cites and beyond. Chris is also a certified health and wellness coach and offers empathic support to his clients. Chris delights in his meditation practice and enjoys bicycling and swimming and walking his dog, Ruby. In classes, Chris applies the ancient philosophy of yoga to everyday life. He is passionate about teaching, clear, down to earth and reverent.

Gretchen Fellon

Gretchen felt a pull to yoga for its ability to nurture the body, mind, and spirit in a compassionate, loving way. She found her way to the Colorado Eldorado Mountain Ashram where she studied Shambhava Hatha Yoga and has been teaching since 2003. As a mother of two, Gretchen's yoga practice serves as a retreat from the day-to-day; an opportunity to indulge in self-care and self-love. Her classes encourage turning inward to allow your inner light to shine and your inner wisdom to guide. When we are in union with our natural state, we live a life of balance and harmony, free from negativity and dis-ease. She brings intention, passion, and big love to her yoga practice and encourages her students to do the same.

Nora Gordon

Nora loves to take life by the reins and is passionate about health; believing our bodies have unsurpassed wisdom. She supports a sustainable model of health through food, lifestyle, spirituality and holistic medicine. Nora holds a Masters in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Minnesota and currently works to improve health equity and food justice in Minneapolis. Additionally, she is a 200hr certified yoga instructor from Big River's Yoga for Conscious Living Program and she has studied health coaching, Ayurveda and holistic nutrition sciences. Often, you can find Nora on her mat at Big River Yoga, riding her bicycle, enjoying the outdoors, getting creative in the kitchen or sipping a cup of chai tea.
Ideal for those new to yoga. Build a solid foundation for a safe and joyful yoga practice.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Oct 19 9:30 am - 10:40 am with Stephanie Mauceri
  • Sat Oct 20 11:00 am - 12:10 pm with Stephanie Mauceri
  • Sun Oct 21 10:45 am - 11:55 am with Chris Gordon
  • Mon Oct 22 6:00 pm - 7:10 pm with Gretchen Fellon
  • Tue Oct 23 9:30 am - 10:40 am with Chris Gordon
  • Fri Oct 26 9:30 am - 10:40 am with Stephanie Mauceri
  • Sat Oct 27 11:00 am - 12:10 pm with Nora Gordon
  • Sun Oct 28 10:45 am - 11:55 am with Chris Gordon
  • Mon Oct 29 6:00 pm - 7:10 pm with Gretchen Fellon
  • Tue Oct 30 9:30 am - 10:40 am with Chris Gordon
  • Fri Nov 02 9:30 am - 10:40 am with Stephanie Mauceri
  • Sat Nov 03 11:00 am - 12:10 pm with Kayla Estenson Williams
  • Sun Nov 04 10:45 am - 11:55 am with Chris Gordon
  • Mon Nov 05 6:00 pm - 7:10 pm with Gretchen Fellon
  • Tue Nov 06 9:30 am - 10:40 am with Chris Gordon
  • Fri Nov 09 9:30 am - 10:40 am with Stephanie Mauceri
  • Sat Nov 10 11:00 am - 12:10 pm with Kayla Estenson Williams
  • Sun Nov 11 10:45 am - 11:55 am with Chris Gordon
  • Mon Nov 12 6:00 pm - 7:10 pm with Gretchen Fellon
  • Tue Nov 13 9:30 am - 10:40 am with Chris Gordon