Teachers

Shanti Yoga Center Teachers are all passionate about helping students experience peace within, no matter their “skill” level. Many of our teachers come from inspiring backgrounds themselves, having found yoga in their journey just when they needed to. Though they all have a favorite style of yoga, they often find themselves teaching a variety of classes here at Shanti Yoga Center and enjoy the community of people that yoga connects us to.

Click a teacher's photo to learn more about them.

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Alex

Yoga Teacher

Yoga has taught Alex about patience, growth, acceptance, positivity, and compassion. All of which she has learned to use on and off her mat. She enjoys...

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Betsy

Yoga Teacher & Author

Betsy has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She is currently completing her 500-hour yoga teacher training at the Yoga Loft in Willmar and has...

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Chris

Yoga Teacher

Chris’s “group exercise” journey began after taking a YMCA Jazzercise class. She was nervous, but the instructor made her feel like she could do anything...

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Jessie

Founder of Shanti Yoga Center, Yoga and Aerial Yoga Teacher

Jessie, a health and wellness advocate for many years, is the owner and founder of Shanti Yoga Center. She has personally practiced yoga...

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Laura

Yoga Teacher

Laura has been exploring yoga asana for nearly 20 years, with curiosity towards movement and appreciation for the possibility of the human body...

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Nate

Yoga Teacher

Nate has been teaching yoga for thirteen years and has made three trips to Rishikesh, India. This is where he studied abroad and returned...

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Tracy

Yoga Teacher

Tracy was introduced to the practice of yoga in 2005. She has enjoyed exploring the physical practice, meditation, and breathwork and decided...

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Ande

Yoga Teacher

Ande began her yoga journey in the fall of 2014. She initially tried yoga out of pure curiosity, but after some consistent practice she quickly realized...

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Brook

Yoga and Aerial Teacher, Office Assistant

Yoga is more than physical exercise to Brook. It is a path to healing, lasting change, and interpersonal growth. A focus on individual adaptation is at the core of her teaching...

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Diane

Yoga Teacher

Jami completed her Ashtanga based 500-hour certification in May 2018 through The Yoga Loft in Willmar, Minnesota. Jami's gentle style emphasizes...

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Julie

Yoga and Aerial Teacher

Yoga has been a part of my life for over 10 years, and my practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible and grounded, both on and off the mat...

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Laurie

Yoga Teacher

Yoga has been a constant for me. It has seen me through car accidents, surgeries, injuries, and pregnancies...

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Paula

Yoga Teacher

Paula’s teaching style leans toward a strong Vinyasa flow. She loves introducing beginners of all ages and abilities to yoga and its benefits and is adept at offering options...

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Tram

Yoga Teacher

Tram is a retired college professor, having taught psychology for 42 years. He has practiced yoga since 2004 in a variety of styles, notably...

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Becki

Yoga Teacher

Becki began practicing yoga in 2010 to increase her flexibility and improve overall fitness. She fell in love with it over the past 5 years and took the leap...

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Celeste

Yoga Teacher and Reiki Practitioner

Celeste received her 200-hour (RYT) Yoga Teacher Certification from The Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center and is also a certified Group Exercise Instructor (NETA)...

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Jami

Yoga Teacher

Jami completed her Ashtanga based 500-hour certification in May 2018 through The Yoga Loft in Willmar, Minnesota. Jami's gentle style emphasizes...

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Kelly

Community Education Yoga Teacher

Kelly's yoga journey began on a cold dark Sunday evening in March of 2007. She went to her first yoga class...

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Mary

Yoga Teacher

After twelve years of home practice, Mary trained in St. Cloud at Return Yoga with Karin Burke Carlson, receiving her RYT 200 certificate in January, 2017...

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Rachel

Yoga Teacher, Marketing Assistant

Fitness has always been a part of life for Rachel Elizabeth Eickhoff, from running track as an SDSU student-athlete to weight training to practicing—and now teaching—yoga.