Sarah began her career in 1999 as a massage therapist, simultaneously incorporating yoga into her life. She was hooked on the heat & movement. of the Bikram style. She continued to make bodywork & breath a major part of her life, & understand that Yoga wasn't just about physical flexibility, but it taught her rules/obedience to live by. In 2009, she became a certified vinyasa and Hot yoga instructor. Yoga taught her to use breath to move through difficult postures on and off the mat, to stay flexible, which she loves to share in her teachings as it parallels life so well. She will push you in class and let you laugh and have at the same time. She opened Studio One Yoga Yoga Stillwater in November 2011 with her husband. But didn’t stop an continues to open studios. Sarah's is passionate about bringing "Community's together as One."
They live Downtown Stillwater with their 5 children, shares passion for volunteering and chooses to travel far far far away when she can.
Dariush Moslemi - Instructor
Dariush Moslemi: Always a skeptic of yoga or anything like it, Dariush grew up in the pool as a competitive swimmer while also practicing martial arts. Having spent his college career in the military and training in Tae Kwon Do, Dariush felt he knew all there was to know about health and wellness....until yoga. Talked into a power vinyasa class by a girl (of course), he figured if he went and got it out of the way he could be left alone about trying it. Seven days and seven classes later, he knew he was hooked and was already sharing with everyone in his life the benefits he was experiencing and how much he loved the well rounded workout, through body, mind and spirit. Not to long after his first class, Dariush enrolled in teacher training and became a certified 200 hour yoga instructor, following that up with an extended training refining his knowledge. He has since been an instructor throughout the twin cities in both large format classes and small private lessons. Dariush strives to bring yoga to the “everyman, woman or child,” having been such a skeptic himself, relates to his students through humor and humility while showing everyone how they are flexible, strong, confident, and ready for yoga. He married the girl that told talked him into it and spends most time with their 5 babies and couples of yoga studios.
Steve - Instructor
In my late teens my yoga journey began with books rather than physical practice. At the time I had no idea that looking within, living in the moment and not trusting my thoughts was at all connected to yoga. Later, in adult life I started a physical practice resulting in immediate physical results but still did not connect awareness to the postures on my mat. Eventually, teachers in my life helped me connect breath, awareness and postures to gain insight and understanding of my life and purpose. I'm certified in vinyasa (movement and flow) and yin (stillness and meditation) and would like to share what I've learned from my teachers.
Sara W - Director of Education and Instructor
Sara first stepped onto her yoga mat for a college PE credit in 2003. She immediately fell in love with the practice and discipline of connecting one's mind, body, spirit with breath and movement. Sara's love for her practice and desire to redirect her life's path inspired her to complete her first 200 hour teaching certification in the Spring of 2014. Since then she has committed to hundreds of hours of continuing education and lives by the mantra "if you stop learning you stop growing."
Sara has a passion for motivating and inspiring people to live healthy and positive lives. She brings this passion into her classes with a genuine approach while focusing on safety of alignment and self-care.
Outside of teaching, Sara is a certified holistic health coach. She loves to help health conscious individuals accomplish their wellness goals!
Kelly - Instructor
Kelly comes to Studio One from the world of teaching sculpt, strength classes and spin. Her classes are guided by the philosophy that when you focus on the core, and build your strength there first, the rest will follow. She is excited and honored to have the opportunity to teach at Studio One and bring together the best of both worlds; Yoga and Sculpt! Kelly lives in Stillwater with her husband and three children. Outside of Studio One she can be found spending time with her family and friends, loving the outdoors and eating ice cream at Nelsons.
Katy - Instructor
Katy has been doing yoga for 17+ years and loves everything it does for her and how much it has helped her grow. Katy is always interested in learning more about yoga and how to bring it into everyday life. Certified in Bindability Fitness and Aerialates ( Silks and trapeze), and Aerial Fitness as well as currently enrolled in Yoga teacher training at Devanadi. Katy brings her passion for flexibility and helping people of all levels to each class and individually helping each student find movement and gain the flexibility and strength they are looking for. She currently teaches Stretch and Flex, Foam rolling and Yin yoga.
Alex J - Instructor
In 2015 I took a yoga class on a whim with a friend, purely as a form of physical fitness. Instantly I fell in love, and it was not long before I realized that this practice went far deeper than the physical body. Yoga helped me deal with me severe anxiety in a way that nothing else had previously done. Soon after beginning my practice I completed both Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training and 200 Hour Power Yoga Training, and had the pleasure of teaching at Studio One. In July of 2016 I quit my full time job as a Research Chemist to pursue my dream of teaching yoga and fitness classes full time. I am now honored to teach every format offered at Studio One, and love every minute of using my passion to help others find theirs!
Shelly - Instructor
Shelly has been been practicing yoga since 2007 and fell in love with it immediately.
In 2014 she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training and is continuously amazed at how there is always something new to learn about yoga and the innerself, whether practicing or teaching yoga. Passionate about all the healthy and healing properties yoga has to offer, yoga is more than a physical workout, it can be applied to various aspects of daily living. "I truly believe it can help anyone and everyone." When not teaching, practicing or talking about yoga, Shelly is busy raising two girls and teaching them to live everyday to its fullest with gratitude and compassion.
Rachel - Instructor
Rachel came to her mat in 2005 looking for a low stress whole body workout during pregnancy. Always being a fitness junkie the practice of yoga both physically and mentally introduced her to a more holistic approach on life. To deepen her practice she completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2015. It was then that she realized teaching yoga fulfilled a very special place in her heart and set on a path to share the practice with as many people as she can. She is known for her uplifting energy, fun-loving attitude, and warm contagious smile. Her deep and integrated knowledge of the human body and spirit allow her to connect with any student and cater to any body type. She truly makes yoga available to everyone. Rachel currently resides in Woodbury with her daughter and fiancee.
Nancy - Instructor
Nancy has been practicing yoga for the past eight years. Initially yoga was a compliment to running, biking and weight lifting. Over time the deeper benefits of yoga - strength of body, mind and spirit - became a passion. Yoga is foundational to living a healthy positive life. Nancy recently completely Studio One’s 200-hour teacher training and will be practice teaching at Studio One. “Teacher training is amazing! It refined my physical practice but moreover imparted to me a deep appreciation for the benefits of breathing and mindfulness.” Nancy is excited to continue learning and growing in her yoga practice and coming alongside her fellow yogis to “stay strong for the journey”.
Madison - Instructor
Madison began playing with yoga on and off as a child to a kids yoga VHS. It wasn’t until about 4 years ago, coming off a ski injury and working at glacier national park that her yoga practice became more serious. Yoga has helped her through the ups and downs of life ever since, and through consistently practicing yoga recognizes a better version of who she is - physically, mentally, and emotionally. Madison completed Studio One’s Teacher Training Program in the spring of 2018. She is excited to continue her yoga journey and share it with others!
Elizabeth - Instructor
After nearly a lifetime struggle with chronic anxiety, Liz sought to find change naturally, working to heal herself through developing a Yoga practice. Reluctantly, she tried a few classes at her local Yoga studios, but was amazed by the almost immediate transformation a quiet, welcoming space, breathing and gentle movements, afforded her weary mind and tired body. A practice she found not only to calm her anxious mind, but the perfect antidote to repair the damage done to her joints from years of running and intense strength training. A former personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Liz has always loved and felt passionate about health and wellness. After only a few short weeks into Yoga, she knew she had not only discovered the “Fountain of Youth” in this beautiful practice, but was quickly embraced by the gentle postures and connection to the breath, which significantly improve her emotional and physical health. Yoga changed her life. Literally. Her mind, her muscles, her skin, her outlook. . .and there has been no going back. After about eight years of developing her own practice, Liz wanted so much to guide others, using her personal experiences to serve and assist others in achieving the benefits of Yoga that have enriched her life more than she ever could’ve imagined. Elizabeth strives to help her students find a deeper connection to the power within, greater awareness of their bodies and minds, promoting self-healing through breath and movement. Most importantly, working with her students to create more joy-filled, peaceful, CONSCIOUS lives. Her daily practice has made her own life so much more whole and balanced and this is what Liz aims to provide to all her students. Liz is registered through Yogafit and works daily to grow her practice.
Madeline - Instructor
Madeline Summers began practicing yoga as a teenager. Practicing Iyengar at that age laid the groundwork for a love of the discipline yoga offers and an obsession with shoulder stand. She finds, within the yogic traditions, a pathway to never ending learning and blossoming in community with others. She is fascinated by how the work we do on our yoga mats can influence our lives outside the studio. Her journey has led her to pursue certifications in Vinyasa, Trauma Informed Yoga, Yin and Restorative. Outside of her yoga practice she walks dogs in South Minneapolis and manages volunteers in a community kitchen.
Cassie - Instructor
Sebastian - Instructor
Fitness has always been a part of my life; from speed skating as a kid to playing soccer in high school to cross country skiing later in college. I discovered yoga while in grad school and was hooked immediately. Of all the different types of exercise I enjoy, I absolutely love how yoga combines both a physical and mental challenge. I like loud music as well! I am so excited and honored to begin instructing at Studio One.
Amy B - Instructor
Amy discovered yoga during my own health and wellness journey. Originally she practiced yoga to maintain weight loss and create more flexibility within the body. She grew to learn more about yoga, beyond the postures. Completing her 200 hour teacher training she felt transformed. “Yoga has helped me gain self-confidence, self acceptance and control of my depression. My transformation was so moving I just want to help others adopt their yoga practice and gain a lifetime of happiness.”
Beyond yoga, Amy also work as a health and wellness coach to help people achieve their healthiest healthy. As well as spend time with her husband, darling daughter and mischievous cat.
Heidi Dunnigan - In loving memory
Heidi was first introduced to yoga when she was having horrible back and joint pain due to years of gymnastics injuries. After “stalking” her yoga instructor after class every day with questions and theories, it was suggested she find her own yoga path. Certified in 2007 Heidi still feels she is learning something new every day and will never be complete in her yoga training. Being scared she would lose her passion for yoga if it was a “job”, Heidi now realizes that her passion has grown stronger and she learns a new lesson from her practice as well as from the people she trains with each day.
Heidi loves the many styles of yoga and being able to blend one style with the next. Knowing that every day and everyone is different, we are not here to judge, but to accept who we are for what we are.
Heidi contributes yoga to healing her migraines, getting her through breast cancer, learning to accept her fears, and showing her that energy is always flowing. Just choose which kind to hold onto.
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