Rise

 Rise Yoga MN

What is the Rise?

It’s that feeling in the center of your chest when your feet connect to the ground. It’s the pressing down of your sitting bones when your legs are crossed and your palms are pressed together. It’s the resting of your head on your mat in that final Shavasana pose. It’s that moment when you settle into your body, and your mind, heart and spirit align in a quiet way.

That’s the Rise.

The Rise does not discriminate. It doesn’t know age, skin color, shape, or experience. The Rise is something anyone brave enough to show up can experience.

The Rise is what connects us with ourselves and the world around us.

Come Rise with Us.

Our Mission

WE PRACTICE YOGA TO TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES.

Rise Yoga is a community of people who value using the practice of yoga to take care of themselves so that they can better care for others, their community, and their world. The practice of yoga is healing and restorative to both mind and body. We believe regular yoga practice can heal past and present injuries and prevent future ones whether they are injuries of the mind, body, or spirit. We practice and share yoga to honor our past and to live into our futures with more ease, love, and happiness.
 

WE PRACTICE YOGA TO TAKE CARE OF THE COMMUNITY

We believe that taking care of ourselves through the practice of yoga is the best gift we can give to others. A me without pain is a me with more compassion. A me without stress is a me with more patience. A me without shame is a me with more acceptance. If we replace chronic stress and tension with ease and celebration, we’re more likely to be THE LOVE that the people in our lives, our communities, and our world need.

Join our community and change the world.

It starts with you.

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Our Teachers

  Catie  is the boss lady who owns and manages Rise Yoga along with her spouse Eric. In addition to teaching, she also makes sure that everything runs smoothly at the studio, creating an atmosphere where everyone is welcome and encouraged to show up exactly as they are. Catie, how has worked as an ICU Nurse and a mental health nurse,  is endlessly fascinated with how things work and how they are connected. Humans are her favorite subject. She is a runner, a yogi and a weightlifter and she passionately incorporates knowledge and love for the body into classes. You’ll leave Catie’s class feeling more in tune with your mind-body-spirit.

Catie is the boss lady who owns and manages Rise Yoga along with her spouse Eric. In addition to teaching, she also makes sure that everything runs smoothly at the studio, creating an atmosphere where everyone is welcome and encouraged to show up exactly as they are. Catie, how has worked as an ICU Nurse and a mental health nurse, is endlessly fascinated with how things work and how they are connected. Humans are her favorite subject. She is a runner, a yogi and a weightlifter and she passionately incorporates knowledge and love for the body into classes. You’ll leave Catie’s class feeling more in tune with your mind-body-spirit.

  Carla  is our in-house mindfulness guru, encouraging us to use our minds in meditation/yoga to  feel  our bodies instead of using our minds to think about our bodies. For her, yoga classes subtly (and sometimes not so subtly) help us be us kinder to ourselves and others. She writes, “I’ve found that the chronic stress, anxiety, and traumas of this life can be healed, calmed and soothed through this practice.” That’s a pretty big deal and high praise coming from a woman who is also both a social worker and a mental health therapist.

Carla is our in-house mindfulness guru, encouraging us to use our minds in meditation/yoga to feel our bodies instead of using our minds to think about our bodies. For her, yoga classes subtly (and sometimes not so subtly) help us be us kinder to ourselves and others. She writes, “I’ve found that the chronic stress, anxiety, and traumas of this life can be healed, calmed and soothed through this practice.” That’s a pretty big deal and high praise coming from a woman who is also both a social worker and a mental health therapist.

  Dallas  brings a deeply thoughtful approach to her teaching informed by her inherent ethic of care. Having done animal advocacy work in the nonprofit sector for over a decade and as a current student of American Sign Language, she is passionate about the complexity and beauty of diverse communities. She loves that her role as a yoga teacher allows her “to bring goodness into the world in a way that feels healthy and sustainable for both students and me.” We’re grateful for all the ways that she models this renewable goodness both in and outside the studio. In her classes, you will be encouraged and empowered; with a background in Muay Thai (martial arts), she’s the perfect person to help you push through discomfort to experience the pride and joy that comes with a breakthrough. She teaches us all how to be more curious and excited to take risks.

Dallas brings a deeply thoughtful approach to her teaching informed by her inherent ethic of care. Having done animal advocacy work in the nonprofit sector for over a decade and as a current student of American Sign Language, she is passionate about the complexity and beauty of diverse communities. She loves that her role as a yoga teacher allows her “to bring goodness into the world in a way that feels healthy and sustainable for both students and me.” We’re grateful for all the ways that she models this renewable goodness both in and outside the studio. In her classes, you will be encouraged and empowered; with a background in Muay Thai (martial arts), she’s the perfect person to help you push through discomfort to experience the pride and joy that comes with a breakthrough. She teaches us all how to be more curious and excited to take risks.

 
  Eric  isn’t your stereotypical yoga instructor, having grown up in rural Wisconsin playing football and currently working as an engineer in a corporate setting. And that’s why we love having him on our teaching team; he brings a fresh perspective and reminds us that a yogi is someone who is breathing on their mat, regardless of their background. Eric’s classes will help you realize that your best existence is achievable. There is more then one way to be a yogi, on and off the mat.

Eric isn’t your stereotypical yoga instructor, having grown up in rural Wisconsin playing football and currently working as an engineer in a corporate setting. And that’s why we love having him on our teaching team; he brings a fresh perspective and reminds us that a yogi is someone who is breathing on their mat, regardless of their background. Eric’s classes will help you realize that your best existence is achievable. There is more then one way to be a yogi, on and off the mat.

 
  Molly  is insightful and intelligent. She has a way of making you feel at home. Molly has been practicing yoga for over a decade and is trained to teach vinyasa and chair yoga. Outside of the studio, she knows first-hand the impact of a high-stress, fast-paced career, as well as the skill and courage it takes to figure out how to actively shape a purposeful path and practice self-care to find balance and eliminate burnout. After working for 15 years in the marketing and advertising industry, she bravely started her own strategy and consumer insights consulting business. She teaches an intelligent, yet light-hearted class that in her own words, “can help you lighten up, loosen up, and live in your whole body, rather than getting tangled in all the thoughts in your mind!

Molly is insightful and intelligent. She has a way of making you feel at home. Molly has been practicing yoga for over a decade and is trained to teach vinyasa and chair yoga. Outside of the studio, she knows first-hand the impact of a high-stress, fast-paced career, as well as the skill and courage it takes to figure out how to actively shape a purposeful path and practice self-care to find balance and eliminate burnout. After working for 15 years in the marketing and advertising industry, she bravely started her own strategy and consumer insights consulting business. She teaches an intelligent, yet light-hearted class that in her own words, “can help you lighten up, loosen up, and live in your whole body, rather than getting tangled in all the thoughts in your mind!

  Ginny   emanates warmth and profound care. One of the quotes that guides her teaching is from Amber Karnes,  “My yoga mat is where I have a cease-fire zone with my body. It’s a place where I can make peace with the body I’m in today.” It’s not surprise then that attending class with Ginny is like taking a deep breath and knowing that everything is going to be okay.  She teaches both our flow and restorative classes, threading pearls of wisdom throughout class from her experience as a meditation teacher throughout.

Ginny emanates warmth and profound care. One of the quotes that guides her teaching is from Amber Karnes, “My yoga mat is where I have a cease-fire zone with my body. It’s a place where I can make peace with the body I’m in today.” It’s not surprise then that attending class with Ginny is like taking a deep breath and knowing that everything is going to be okay. She teaches both our flow and restorative classes, threading pearls of wisdom throughout class from her experience as a meditation teacher throughout.

  Molly  has been dancer from a young age; she’s the type of human for whom movement of the body, in addition to being fun, is also a requirement for feeling fully alive and herself. She works as the Community Relations and Program and Event Manager at the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota. She consistently expresses gratitude for having a career that aligns with her passion of making wellbeing accessible to a wide range of communities. She skillfully curates yoga classes that challenge you to explore the dynamic range of living in body in a way that is fun and accessible.

Molly has been dancer from a young age; she’s the type of human for whom movement of the body, in addition to being fun, is also a requirement for feeling fully alive and herself. She works as the Community Relations and Program and Event Manager at the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota. She consistently expresses gratitude for having a career that aligns with her passion of making wellbeing accessible to a wide range of communities. She skillfully curates yoga classes that challenge you to explore the dynamic range of living in body in a way that is fun and accessible.