Restorative Yoga


This class is taught by:

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.

Chris Gordon

Chris Gordon has been teaching yoga classes and workshops for the past 20 years. He is Owner/Director 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 delights in his meditation practice and loves being active. He enjoys bicycling, running, and gardening. In his classes, Chris applies the ancient teachings of yoga to everyday life. He is passionate about teaching, is clear, down to earth and reverent.

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.

Liz Wentworth

Liz Wentworth began her exploration of the science and art of yoga about 11 years ago with a dear friend and an open heart. In 2008 Liz began her 200 hr. level training at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis and is now a certified yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. This journey has continued to bring new opportunities and revelations of the complexity, beauty and grace of the human body, mind, and spirit. Liz aims to teach a class that emphasizes self-trust and love, true body alignment (both inside and out), and holds the space for her student's own personal development. Her personal practice and teaching style is influenced by many people, experiences, & styles including:  Kripalu, Kundalini, Prenatal, Vinyasa flow, and dance/organic body awareness & movement.  Classes are steeped in breathwork, asana, & meditation.
Restorative yoga is designed to help relax and renew the body on many levels; the nervous system, emotional distress, physical tension, and more. Under the soft glow of candlelight to evoke the sacred, poses are supported by props while relaxing music is played and poetry is read to encourage introspection and relaxation. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jun 25 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm with Gretchen Fellon
  • Sun Jul 02 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm with Chris Gordon
  • Sun Jul 09 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm with Nora Gordon
  • Sun Jul 16 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm with Liz Wentworth
  • Sun Jul 23 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm with Gretchen Fellon
  • Sun Jul 30 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm with Liz Wentworth
  • Sun Aug 06 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm with Chris Gordon
  • Sun Aug 13 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm with Nora Gordon
  • Sun Aug 20 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm with Liz Wentworth
  • Sun Aug 27 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm with Gretchen Fellon
  • Sun Sep 03 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm with Chris Gordon
  • Sun Sep 10 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm with Nora Gordon
  • Sun Sep 17 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm with Liz Wentworth
  • Sun Sep 24 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm with Gretchen Fellon
  • Sun Oct 01 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm with Chris Gordon
  • Sun Oct 08 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm with Nora Gordon
  • Sun Oct 15 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm with Liz Wentworth
  • Sun Oct 22 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm with Gretchen Fellon