MEET THE TEACHERS…….
Root River Yoga serves its diverse community with a diverse group of teachers all dedicated to the intention of brining yoga to the rural areas of the Driftless area and beyond.
Alanna thinks of a yoga practice as a journey: the poses ("stops along the way") are linked together with the breath. Alanna believes you can take your yoga "journey" to whatever level you desire! Alanna believes you can take your yoga "journey" to whatever level you desire! She has been participating in Iyengar-style yoga classes for eleven years and leading vinyasa-style hatha classes for seven years. She has received her Levels 1 through 5 teacher training through YogaFit and she enjoys teaching yoga and mindfulness to children. Alanna has taken the Kid's YogaFit training and the YogaFit Props training through YogaFit. She enjoys learning more along her personal journey of yoga and will earn her 200 RYT in the next year
Houston: 5pm and 6 pm | Rushford: 7:15am
In my own teaching I strive to balance accessibility with challenge, and to create an environment conducive to growth, both as yogis and as individuals. You can expect an emphasis on taking care of shoulders, wrists, neck, and developing core strength. . As I get to know you as a class and learn more about you, I'll be creating specific classes to cater to your needs and your personal goals for your practice. I look forward to seeing you the mat!
Spring Grove: Tuesdays 5:30 pm.
I still remember the happiness I felt after my first ever Iyengar yoga class years ago, and I knew that I had found something I would do for years to come. I am working toward my certification in Iyengar yoga, and will teach classes with this method. I believe yoga can be enjoyed by everyone. Iyengar yoga can be both lively and sustainable into old age, both good for the body and the mind. We will work on alignment and motion, and I hope that as we learn together, we can create some of that joy I still feel when I practice yoga.
I’ve been described in many ways: woman, mother, teacher, daughter, student, and lover of all things gifted from Mother Nature. I am honored to now add the title of yogi to that list. What started as a means to heal a physical injury has allowed for a transformative journey, one where I fell in love with yoga and it’s power to heal.
Sub and Workshops
It took an open heart and a willingness to jump in feet first to surrender to her inner guidance. Liz is an eRYT500 Vinyasa, Yin and Yogaworks Teacher Trainer who caught a bit of wanderlust and has been traveling teaching yoga for the past 10 years, landing her currently in Winona.
Lydia Andersen is a CIYT (Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher) and LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist), and a lifelong student of Iyengar Yoga. I teach yoga classes with the Iyengar method. I find this method easy to learn, follow, and make accessible for people with all levels of strength and flexibility. Yoga is for everyone. What I enjoy about teaching is helping people individually. No body is the same, so no yoga pose will look the same.
Ridgeway: Monday 6pm
I have taken many different styles of yoga classes and absorb what I feel is important to me from each one. My teaching style is similar, finding a variety of techniques to express a theme or goal. Starting with breath and body awareness, finding strength, alignment and ease within, and always staying positive!
Lanesboro: Fridays 9am
I’ve lived in many different places, but now I’m based in Winona, MN and I love it so much here that I consider it my home town! I’m excited to teach with Root River Yoga because I wholeheartedly believe in the transformative power of yoga, breath, and community connection.