Marnee McCormick - Founder & Director
Madilyn Oothoudt - Treasurer
Laura Carpenter - Secretary
"I first started doing yoga when I was traveling for work. It was something I could do in my hotel room or find a local studio and join a class. When I started practicing yoga my focus was on the 'excercise'. I soon realized the benefits I was getting from the mindfulness. Just being able to still my mind and breathe, to give myself a few minutes each day to reset was priceless. After practicing for 10 years I decided I wanted to learn more about Yoga,and it's origins, so I registered for a 200hr RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) training at CorePower Yoga in Minnetonka in 2018. I always had an idea of how cool it would be to be a part of a Yoga Studio that was open to everyone and could give back to the community. From this idea The Yoga Studio was founded.
We are so excited to be able to offer yoga in so many different styles with a great variety of amazing teachers."
"I first discovered yoga in my late 20’s doing videos from home, trying to get my kiddos to follow a yoga for kids dvd with me, and just practicing whenever I made myself a priority, which was rare as a working mother. I have always loved all things wellness, and started practicing regularly six years ago. I loved how it made me feel inside and out, I couldn’t believe how much I had been missing out on. Three years ago, I wanted to know more about yoga, and became a teacher. Through regularly practicing yoga, I found the benefits were endless. Yoga has been so life altering for me, it not only helped me get through very difficult times, but practicing and teaching has brought so much joy into my life. I am passionate about creating an experience for students so that they can discover at any level, how a regular practice of yoga can change their lives, and transform the body and the mind in so many positive ways. Life with yoga is a beautiful thing, and once you find it, you won’t let go."
"I am a homeschooling mom of 3, wife to my love of over 20 years, and a recent implant, from Arizona, to Minnesota. Yoga was first introduced to me in college, when, after only one class, I promptly swore I'd never go back! Fortunately, years later, my friend invited me to try it one more time and I've never looked back. I have now been practicing over 15 years and I completed Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in 2017. I joined YTT classes to deepen my own practice and found that I love teaching and sharing the benefits of yoga with others. I have taught a variety of yoga classes including all level flow, power flow, heated flow, slow flow, stretch and flow, restorative, yin, and have trained in Sound Healing. I teach focus and flexibility in mind and body and love that yoga can carry us to a place of stillness, in restorative and power classes alike, allowing us to ease anxiety, release tension an boost energy. I believe that EVERY BODY can benefit from yoga and enjoy seeing students practice at their own level. I am honored and blessed to be a part of The Yoga Studio community."
"I am an engaged community member and recovering workaholic. I found my way to yoga in 2015 through an invitation from a work acquaintance at the height of my work addiction. Through yoga, I learned how to slow down and be more present while building a better relationship to my body and mind.
After four years of being a student and a period of being in between jobs, I decided to take the leap into becoming a yoga teacher. I trained and taught at CorePower Yoga in Roseville, MN from 2018-2019. Shortly after moving to Bemidji in January 2020, the pandemic started and put my plans to continue teaching yoga to others on hold. In that time, I focused on truly integrating the lessons I had learned on my mat into my life off the mat. My approach to yoga is focused on the balance between strength and flexibility, exertion and release, having fun and finding challenge, and curiosity and knowing yourself. "
“I started regularly practicing yoga as a way to cope with PTSD and endometriosis. I never expected to find the physical and mental healing and growth that I gained from practicing yoga. I was so grateful that I began by sharing with friends and family first. In that process, I started to understand yoga on a deeper level as more of a life skill or tool that should be used by every human, rather than just another form of exercise that it has been stripped down to in modern times. I work with all different body types practicing different aspects of yoga and I am constantly learning how to make yoga more accessible to my community. My goal is to share these tools with anyone regardless of age, abilities, experience, etc. If you are curious about yoga and how it is applicable to your own life, please reach out. If you are familiar with the benefits of yoga and would like to practice together, please reach out. Thank you!”
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I have always been guided by curiosity and pursuit of new challenges. I came to yoga as a marathon runner looking for a complimentary activity to running. I stayed for the connectedness yoga brings to mind and body and connection with a community. Developing a passion for yoga of many different styles, I attended and graduated from Asheville Yoga Center’s 200 hour YTT, and later 500 hour from Yoga Loft in Willmar. My passion is in Ashtanga styles of yoga but I find importance in balancing energetic flows with more yoga styles. My classes are strength based and energetic but aimed at giving all type of yogis something to explore.