E-RYT Certified Yoga Teacher
Yoga found Annie during a turbulent time in her life. After her mothers death, the feeling of grief, loss and sadness were overwhelming. Through yoga Annie found herself on a journey of healing, transformation and peace, both on and off her mat.
Annie believes that yoga is for EVERYONE. Through her teaching, she hopes to help students create more balance in their lives and to find compassion for themselves and others.
Annie has studied with Hiyala Indiga at Body Prayers for 15 years, as well as other local teachers.She did her yoga teacher training at Samasati in Costa Rica with Marianne Wells and is a Certified 200-ERYT through Yoga Alliance.She is certified in restorative yoga and other healing modalities. Annie’s primary style of yoga is Hatha, and her classes focus on balance, proper alignment, flexibility and body and mind awareness.
Annie lives in Shoreview, MN with her husband Ron, and their beloved dog Shanti Om. They have twin boys, one who lives in China with his wife and son, and one in Heaven. Annie is excited to share her passion of yoga with you!
RYT Registered Yoga Teacher
Jill happened into her first yoga class at the suggestion of a friend, hoping it would bring stress relief from corporate life. “I was skeptical, never being an athletic person, thinking perhaps I was too old and stiff!” But what she found was that yoga is a very individual practice, and one that truly meets each person exactly where they are – in life, and in any physical state.
“I came to yoga on a whim, hoping that I could ‘endure’ a few classes.” What she found was that yoga unites the body, mind and spirit. “I soon realized that yoga is a beautiful practice that has allowed my faith to deepen, and has helped me lose weight and keep those pounds off – I love it!”
Jill is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS). In addition to her 200 hour training certification achieved through YogaFaith, she also has training certifications in both Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga through the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. She is also certified in faith-integrated yoga through YogaDevotion.
I came to yoga on a whim hoping that I could 'endure' a few classes... I soon realized that yoga is a beautiful practice that has allowed my faith to deepen... ~ Jill
RYT Registered Yoga Teacher
Driven by a desire for a healthier body and mind, I have spent almost two decades immersed in the practice of Yoga. Now a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance, I help foster an environment and atmosphere where other people can strengthen and develop their own personal relationship with Yoga.
My aim is to share creative and energetic flows that awaken the inner strength, calm and happiness that reside in all of us. I welcome all levels, and hope to make each students needs feel heard as I adapt each class to the energy in the room. I currently practice a blend of Ashtanga and Kundalini lineages and this will shine through in my classes. ~ Lalainia
Energy Worker, Reiki Master Teacher, Empath, Student of The Universe
Amy Nesdahl completed her Reiki Master Training in 2004 and has been actively practicing ever since. Having worked in many environments throughout her career, Amy is excited to be part of our team offering Reiki and energy healing at Shanti Om Yoga studio.
Amy Nesdahl is a Reiki Master and Teacher who has worked with hundreds of clients to find peace, healing and purpose in their lives.
As an intuitive and divinely guided healer, Amy can help you release and clear up old, unwanted energy blocks to help bridge life as you know it to the life you desire.
Amy is a diverse healer using Reiki as well as many other healing tools. Her experience includes (but not limited to) trauma/post trauma, childhood trauma, grief & loss, stress & anxiety, cancer/chronic illness, chronic pain, relationship issues, life changes & vibrational shifts, spiritual awakening and so much more. Energy healing is a very gentle, yet powerful method of helping us move through life’s experiences with safety, support and empowerment.
Amy graduated from UN-L in 1997 with a Masters of Science in Audiology. Having always been interested in helping people in the field of health and sciences, as well as a lifelong intuitive, when she stumbled upon Reiki nearly 20 years ago, it was a perfect fit.
Healing sessions with Amy include Reiki as well as many other healing tools she has gathered working with hundreds of people over thousands of hours.
Whether you’re working through chronic pain; trauma; anxiety; energy blocks affecting your body/mind/spirit or it’s showing itself in any area of your life, Amy will work with you to clear and recharge your energy as well as provide intuitive guidance for creating proactive changes in your world.
It has been my absolute pleasure to have worked with hundreds of people over thousands of hours doing this amazing work! ~ Amy