Sarah began her career1999 as a massage therapist, simultaneouslyincorporating yoga into her life. She was hooked on the heat & movement. 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 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 opened S1 Yoga Stillwater in November 2011 with her husband. Sarah's is passionate about bringing "Community's together as One." They live Downtown Stillwater with their 5 children.
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.
Sara Wait - Director of Education/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."
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!
Rachel King - 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.
Kate Streitz - Instructor
Kaitlin has over 400 hours of yoga certification through Core Power Yoga in Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative and Hot Yoga. She graduated from the Green River Dance for Global Somatics in 2015 and became a practitioner of Global Somatics TM. She studied each system of the human body through dance, sound, vibration, touch, and psychophysical processing with teacher Suzanne Green River. Her yoga classes are truly of a Global Somatics inspiration channeled through yoga asana. She teaches from the wisdom of her own natural body and her energy reading of the bodies in the room. She puts a lot of love into her classes – all of her teachings are personalized moment-to-moment; based on the studio environment and students’ needs. Kaitlin’s yoga classes are intended to be liberating physically and spiritually for all students present. She often guides through and beyond self-limiting thinking and emotional energy moving through bodies; Kaitlin believes all of this can be navigated and released over time if we are willing and ready to experience real freedom! She also speaks often about the chakra system. Certain movements, combined with breath and intention, clears these passageways. She sees that most everyone on this planet carries around a great deal of past trauma, it’s in our DNA.
“Real freedom in the human body takes courage to feel and a burning desire to experience the real joy of the soul. Healing is fun! Each of us has access to unlimited happiness and a natural exuberance to be alive. That is who we really are! A consistent yoga practice can be a path to open those doors. I am always learning through my work as a healer, teacher, artist, and writer. I also love to dance everywhere, be goofy with my boyfriend whom I adore, hang out with my family, connect authentically with friends, and read inspiring books. See you in class!” -Kaitlin
Hi there, my name is Taylor Star & I am so excited to be a part of your yoga journey. I recently graduated Yoga Teacher Training from Studio One Yoga & I am honored to be a part of their team. I found yoga during Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). I credit yoga with helping me become the person I am today. Yoga inspires me to live mindfully in the present moment, I hope to inspire others to welcome mindfulness into all areas of their life. My mission is to offer a grounding space for students to explore yoga, experience the benefits & discover more inner peace
Tacy Nielson - Instructor
Tacy began practicing yoga during her freshman year of college at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2006. After her first class she was addicted! Yoga gives her an opportunity to quiet her busy mind and challenge herself both physically and mentally. She completed her 200 hour teacher training in Costa Rica in 2014 with Marianne Wells. Tacy moved to San Diego with her husband in 2015 where she completed a 40 hour level 2 teacher training with CorePower Yoga, Yin Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Nidra Teacher Training. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Level 1 Reiki healer.
Tacy is passionate about holistic healing and believes that yoga is a key element in a healthy lifestyle. It is important to her that her students have fun and leave class feeling confident, challenged and successful. Tacy’s yoga journey is constantly evolving and she loves teaching because she learns something new with every class and from every student.
Kristin Verhoeven - Instructor
Kristin became more dedicated to her yoga practice to cultivate physical and mental endurance as well as to develop a greater sense of connectedness during her undergraduate studies. She has been teaching a Hatha-style of yoga since 2014 after many years of personal practice. Yoga has invited peace, compassion and joy into her life along the way. Kristin has studied the use of yoga for addiction and recovery to share yoga’s ancient wisdom with patients she works with as a registered nurse. She also has studied ways to integrate other healing modalities such as essential oil therapy, Reiki, and Tibetan Medicine into her nursing practice through the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing. The opportunity for guiding yogis and yoginis to self-discovery and personal empowerment drives her passion to share the practice with others. Kristin enjoys creating an environment of inclusivity and accessibility to all who come to their mat regardless of where they are in their own yogic journey.
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 my yoga journey and share it with others!
Molly’s journey with yoga began in 2008 and has evolved in countless ways. Inspired to contribute to the community and tradition of yoga as an instructor, she received her 200-hour certification in 2013 and has since taught in Peru, Vietnam, and Nepal. Her goal as a yoga instructor is to create a welcoming space where students can be free within themselves, unearth a sense of playfulness, and explore their innate sense of curiosity.
She focuses on fostering an empowering relationship between breath, body, and intention, and strives to support each student on their path to finding a more authentic self. Her classes integrate detailed alignment cues, intentional sequencing, and thought-provoking concepts that are relevant and practical to the present world. Molly believes that through mindful movement and a quiet mind, we can cultivate a deeper connection with ourselves and with each other.
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