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Deep connection to Spirit, community and the individual journey is so very important to Greta and how she serves at The Cave.
OWNER & YOGA/BARRE INSTRUCTOR
Sophia is a modern mover with a passion to explore internal/physical perception and experience. She has always been a mover with an extensive background in dance. She first stepped on a yoga mat over 10 years ago, after her first class she realized there was more than just the physicality of yoga – the mind, body, soul connection. Through consistency and diving head first into the world of yoga Sophia now teaches to those connections. As a teacher, her goal is to empower her students and encourage them to focus on the now and to “just be”. Her classes are powerful, playful, and devout. She emphasis anatomical adjustments as well as provides body knowledge to her students.
OWNER & ADVANCED ESTHETICIAN
Emily is an advanced practice licensed Esthetician and salon manger. She has always had a passion for wellness, beauty, and skin care. After graduating from college with a business degree, she decided she wanted to focus her expertise on her passions. Emilys techniques include lash extensions in both classic and volume, waxing services, as well as advanced skin care services. Emily prides herself on showcasing each individual’s beauty.
Emily received her advanced practice esthetician license from PCI Academy as well as became an advanced lash technician.
Meagan is a Registered Nurse and Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. She completed her massage training from the Minneapolis School of Massage and Bodywork in 2004 and has incorporated holistic modalities into her nursing practice for many years. Meagan is a Reiki Usui Master and and holds a Master Degree in Law of Ethics and Compliance. Serving others in their journey to wellbeing is her life’s passion.
Eliana is a Licensed Advanced Practice Esthetician, Certified Laser Technician, Certified Plasmapen Technician, and lover of all things beauty. She specializes in eyebrow waxing and facial massage. Eliana has a passion for helping others in every aspect of life. When Eliana isn’t performing services you can find her creating art or relaxing with her dog.
ADVANCED ESTHETICIAN & LASH ARTIST
Kendra is an Advanced Practice Esthetician & Eyelash Extension Specialist with more than 5 years of experience. She has always been influenced and passionate with the beauty industry. In 2016 Kendra attended and graduated from PCI Academy. It brings Kendra joy helping others achieve their desired goals in skin care, lashes, and waxing. Kendra truly sees her clients as part of her own family. When not working Kendra enjoys spending her days on Lake Minnetonka.
My yoga journey started 21 years ago as a way to figure out how to land back in my body after the birth of my third son. Just one hour of moving mindfully with my breath and I was hooked! Since then I have been lucky to have the opportunity to learn from amazing yogis and deepen my practice. As a teacher I work to foster and environment of curiosity and empowerment with customizable sequence and engaging playlists. I’m a total nerd and love to geek out over all things yoga, energy, meditation, and breathwork. My hope is that you leave my class smiling, feeling strong, and seen.
Sandy is a 200 RYT, Reiki Master, and meditation teacher. She has completed trainings in Yin Yoga, Trauma Informed Yoga, Levels 1-2 of Art of Assisting and YOD. She sat a ten day, 100 hour Vipassana Meditation course and is certified in sound healing. When she is not practicing she spends her days walking her poodles; Oberon and Nelly, reading trashy romance novels, mountain biking, or camping with her husband.
Kacey is a dedicated to growth and wholeness. Her spiritual, emotional, and mental health and transformation has always been deeply rooted in physical movement, and she believes that the body serves as a gateway to the deeper places inside of us all. Kacey began practicing yoga over 20 years ago, and it has held her through every victory, challenge, obstacle, and lesson she has experience along the way. She has received deep transformation and support from the practice in her own life, and she finds tremendous joy in teaching and supporting that transformation to come alive within others.
Kacey is also a Life Coach who specializes in helping people BREAK THROUGH cycles that prevent them from living WHOLE, and she uses ancient Yogic philosophies with her clients as tools for transformation. She is a sixth-generation Colorado native who recently traded the mountains for lake life and she lives in Mound with her partner on Dutch Lake. One of her favorite things to do is ride her 1976 vintage tandmen bike with her man (when its warm enough!) She also loves being on her yoga mat, spending time outdoors, reading in the bathtub, and enjoying her family every chance she gets. Kacey is dedicated to being, sharing, and growing the light.
Inspired by my own personal yoga practice, I am committed to helping others cultivate confidence & realize your own beauty & strength. I offer mindfulness-based classes that promote awareness of body, mind & spirit. I create intelligent & playful sequencing, empowering you to feel peaceful & at ease in your body as you step off your mat. I am honored to hold a space for you as you progress on your personal yoga journey. I am grateful that I have experienced the powerful benefits of yoga & am passionate about sharing that love & joy with others.
Melissa is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance & trained with Inner Fire Yoga Studio in Madison, Wisconsin. She is certified as a Karma Kids Yoga Instructor. She holds a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. Melissa taught for eight years as a classroom teacher in Chicago, Philadelphia & Rochester. Melissa taught for five years with the little om BIG OM team in Madison. She teaches vinyasa & power flow yoga classes in the Twin Cities area. When off of the mat, you can find Melissa seeking out travel adventures, reading good books, drinking wine & hanging out with family & friends, and exploring the beautiful local trails with her husband & three young children.
Nikki spent much of her early life working in the arts, both teaching and performing. While she loved her days of dance, she knew she was missing a key component in her life… the need for spiritual and mental health. Nikki found herself incredibly drawn o yoga. In 2012 she took her first class. She felt the power of breath connected to movement and the incredible energy from those surrounding her. Nikki fell in love. She knew this was the next journey she had to embark on. The love and passion she has for yoga has completely changed her life. The strength of her mind and body has grown so dramatically over the past 8 years, giving her ability to be a happier and healthier version of her best self. She is incredibly thankful to have found yoga and to be surrounded daily by inspiring, supportive, and loving people. Nikki is extremely eager to share this beautiful experience with others.
Karen loves how yoga quiets the mind through breath and movement, even in an upbeat setting. With a passion for wellness and connecting with others, she can bring out the best in them through moving meditation. With a history of dance, she discovered yoga while seeking out different ways of moving her body and has enjoyed practicing ever since. Students can expect to be brought to their edge and will find an opportunity for intellectual and physical growth through both guided and flow-on-your-own sequences, dynamic combinations, and isolated holds.
Karen obtained her RYT-200 through Life Power Yoga in 2020 and acquired an in-depth knowledge about breathing techniques, postures, and spiritual elements of teaching yoga. Format competencies include the Ashtanga primary series and Vinyasa flow.