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.


Chris Gordon instructs the following:
  • asana & meditation (mixed)
  • Asana practice (mixed level) to prepare for breath work (pranayama) and 20 minutes of meditation.

  • 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. 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. 

  • align & flow (2)
  • 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.

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

  • align & flow (mixed)
  • Mixed level 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.

  • gentle yoga
  • This class takes a gentle approach to a yoga. Using the wall, chairs, bolsters and blankets we modify yoga postures to meet the needs of varying abilities. Breathing is emphasized and meditation is introduced.