Our class instructors are passionate about yoga, fitness, personal wellness, and above all, your success in our programs. Our studio is a community.
I was a yoga practitioner for 5 years before I received my RYT 200 from Kashish School of yoga in Goa, India. I love yoga not only for the benefits it gives your body, but also your mind. I love teaching vinyasa because it can be molded in to any type of class you want it to be, whether you need a workout or need to unwind. My day isn’t complete unless I make time to practice. Put your body and mind first, you’re worth it!
Motto: what excites you is not random, it is what brings you closer to your purpose. Follow it!
I was born and raised in Duluth, and am currently studying Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Running had always been my passion until I got a knee injury. That's when I discovered yoga. While I still love running and spin classes, I love the balance that yoga brings and how it is something every one can do -- no matter where their body is at.
Through my work as a mental health therapist, I began practicing and studying yoga as a way to offer clients another tool for healing. My goal is to have my classes bring a unique approach of experience and knowledge of the heart, mind, soul, body connection.
Certificates: Holy Yoga Instructor (soon to be Master Holy Yoga Instructor), Nationally Certified Counselor of Mental Health, Trauma Focused trained
Specialties: Restorative/Healing yoga, Trauma Informed, accepting atmosphere, come as you are.
Motto: Love, Grace, Acceptance, Strength.
Rod Raymond, a seasoned fitness instructor, has been helping others achieve optimal fitness in his classes and workshops for over 20 years. His enthusiasm and love for fitness are only exceeded by his skill set and passion to help others become their best self. He’s the founder of Evolve and has been a student of the art of fitness promotion. His motto “You don’t need to lead a horse to water, just get him thirsty, and he’ll find a way” is about helping others find their inner motivation to exercise and live well.
I have been a fitness professional for five years. My first love is being a mother of three girls, but fitness takes a close second. Instructing classes has been a God - given blessing. It has helped me grow in physical strength and it gives me emotional and mental stamina too. I really want to help other people achieve this goal.
Our bodies are temples so let’s take care of them together.
Tony first came to yoga for the physical benefits hoping to lose weight and become more fit while studying Dance at university. As his body became stronger and healthier, he soon discovered that his yoga mat was a place to find a sense of mind body connection and wellness, much like a dance studio. Tony decided to join Evolve to deepen his practice and share with other inspiring yogis the same mental, physical, and emotions benefits that yoga awakens. As a dancer, Tony realizes that body practices are not a "one size” practice, and that every person is on a different path and tries to offer students the opportunity to take that path in their own way at their own pace, to modify when needed and to honor how they feel at all times. Tony finds great joy, inspiration, and compassion in seeing students discover their own personal yoga journey.
My love of yoga began about 8 years ago. Life was challenging me and I knew I needed to find that inner peace that I had tucked away for so long. I left my first yoga class feeling amazing. It was at that moment my yoga journey began.
I completed my 200hr YTT at Yoga North ISYI in Duluth, and began teaching independently and at local studios. The best part of yoga is the people. My passion lies in helping and getting to know others. Yoga brings people together. It is such a positive, warm, and inviting community of people where ALL BODIES are made to feel welcome and connected.
Motto: Be kind to all people.