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This class is taught by:

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.

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.

Annie Kiel

Annie Kiel is an E-RYT, trained at O2 Yoga in the Boston Metro Area. Teaching beginner through advanced vinyasa yoga, she pays particular attention to alignment and safety as students move from posture to posture, connecting breath with movement, while finding stillness in mind. Annie strongly believes yoga is a lifelong practice which cultivates better awareness on and off the mat. She encourages students to focus inward and to be active participants in creating their own experience by listening to their bodies. She holds a MA in Gender and Peace Building, a MPH in Global Health, has been attuned in Reiki Levels I and II, and completed training as a Health and Wellness Coach in spring 2017. In 2013, Annie co-founded Firefly Yoga International, a nonprofit which uses yoga as the public health intervention for survivors of trauma: www.fireflyyoga.org

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.
For contunuing and intermediate students. Focus on alignment and the breath. Poses consist of sun salutations, standing poses, twists, back bends, inversions, and seated poses. Modifications and props are provided to help students access the poses safely and effectively. Philosophy is woven into the fabric of the class to help students embody the teachings of yoga.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Oct 22 9:00 am - 10:10 am with Chris Gordon
  • Tue Oct 24 6:00 pm - 7:10 pm with Gretchen Fellon
  • Wed Oct 25 6:00 pm - 7:10 pm with Annie Kiel
  • Sun Oct 29 9:00 am - 10:10 am with Chris Gordon
  • Tue Oct 31 6:00 pm - 7:10 pm with Nora Gordon
  • Wed Nov 01 6:00 pm - 7:10 pm with Nora Gordon
  • Sun Nov 05 9:00 am - 10:10 am with Chris Gordon
  • Tue Nov 07 6:00 pm - 7:10 pm with Gretchen Fellon
  • Wed Nov 08 6:00 pm - 7:10 pm with Nora Gordon
  • Sun Nov 12 9:00 am - 10:10 am with Chris Gordon
  • Tue Nov 14 6:00 pm - 7:10 pm with Gretchen Fellon
  • Wed Nov 15 6:00 pm - 7:10 pm with Nora Gordon
  • Sun Nov 19 9:00 am - 10:10 am with Chris Gordon
  • Tue Nov 21 6:00 pm - 7:10 pm with Gretchen Fellon
  • Wed Nov 22 6:00 pm - 7:10 pm with Nora Gordon
  • Sun Nov 26 9:00 am - 10:10 am with Chris Gordon
  • Tue Nov 28 6:00 pm - 7:10 pm with Gretchen Fellon
  • Wed Nov 29 6:00 pm - 7:10 pm with Nora Gordon
  • Sun Dec 03 9:00 am - 10:10 am with Chris Gordon
  • Tue Dec 05 6:00 pm - 7:10 pm with Gretchen Fellon