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.


Chris Gordon instructs the following:
  • Asana and Meditation (1/2)
  • Asana practice (1/2 level) to prepare for breath work (pranayama) and 20 minutes of meditation. Start your morning off right in this 70 minute class!

  • Align and Flow (1/2)
  • Level 1/2 class. 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.

  • Beginners
  • Ideal for those new to yoga. Build a solid foundation for a safe and joyful yoga practice.

  • Align and Flow (2)
  • For continuing 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.

  • Vinyasa (1/2)
  • Link breath to movement in this level 1/2 Vinyasa Yoga class. Class includes sun salutations and a dynamic sequence of postures (asanas) that build heat, release tension and focus the mind. 

  • Restorative Yoga
  • Restorative yoga is designed to help relax and renew the body on many levels; the nervous system, emotional distress, physical tension, and more. Poses are supported by props while relaxing music is played and poetry is read to encourage introspection and relaxation.