Meet our Coaches
Nora Gordon, MPH, CHWC

Hello! My name is Nora and I believe we each hold the capacity for transformation through our deep unsurpassed wisdom. I am passionate about health from a holistic framework of food, lifestyle, and all aspects of being including mind, body and spirit.

I have a master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition (MPH) from the University of Minnesota and I am a Certified Health and Wellness Coach (CHWC) with WellCoaches along with a BA in Theater/Scenic Design and a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate. I take a public health approach and address all factors of health from my experience working in local government with diverse populations in the areas of nutrition, food access, and health equity. In my personal life, creativity has been a powerful tool for change and I continue to use art and design as a way of feeding my inner spark and connecting to my emotional intelligence. I love to take life by the reins and be my best-self possible. As a health coach, I offer this same approach to my clients so they can remain open to what life has to offer and live their life fully.

I have been a student of yoga since 2003 and have studied and experienced many types of integrative approaches including yoga, functional nutrition, Ayurveda, herbal therapies, flower essences, and Thai massage and have traveled to Kerala, India to study yoga and Ayurveda. Together with my husband and best friend, Chris, we own and operate Big River Yoga. Often, you can find me on on my mat at Big River Yoga, riding my bicycle, enjoying the outdoors, getting creative in the kitchen (I LOVE food and cooking!) or sipping a cup of chai tea.

Nora sees clients:
Tuesdays/6:00-8:00pm
Wednesdays/ 5:30 - 8:00pm 
Thursdays/ 6:00 - 8:00pm 
Fridays/ 9:00am - 3:00pm 
Sundays/ please email for availability




Chris Gordon, BS, CMT, E-RYT500, CHWC

Chris Gordon has been teaching yoga classes and workshops for the past 20 years. He is Owner/Director of Big River Yoga in Minneapolis and leads the Yoga for Conscious Living, Teacher Training program. Chris is also a massage therapist, specializing in Thai Massage and leads Thai Massage Trainings in the Twin Cites and beyond. To offer additional support for his clients’ wellness, Chris is a certified health and wellness coach and offers Health Coaching. As a teacher, Chris is recognized for his experience and knowledge, down to earth authentic presence, and inspiring classes.

Hello, my name is Chris. After moving to Oregon at the age of twenty and living in community at a mountain retreat center, I developed a passion for yoga and the healing arts. I have had the gift of close friends, great schools and teachers, along with time and dedication to steep in, learn and grow on this career path of what is recognized as integrated health care. Twenty years later I continue to learn and strive to live a balanced life that includes yoga, exercise, eating nutritious whole foods, work and play and family time. Through the various roles I play as a yogi, teacher, healer, father, and business owner I understand the importance of having the necessary supports in place to cultivate daily rhythms to sustain wellness and reach my goals. I am excited to offer this support to my clients on their journey towards optimal well-being and a life well lived.                                                                                                                                

Chris sees clients:(in-person or by phone all days)
Mondays/ 11:30 - 2:30pm
Tuesdays/ 11:00 - 6:00pm
Wednesdays/ 12:30 - 5:30pm
Thursdays/ 11:30 - 5:30pm


HealthCoaching-Free Intro Session
email info@bigriveryoga to schedule


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