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Chersten Keillor

Certified Yoga Instructor

About Me:  I started teaching yoga in 2011 after graduating from an amazing yoga teacher training program from Heartwork Yoga Studio, in Northfield, MN.  I have been practicing yoga for many years and finally decided to teach what I love!  I enjoy teaching a variety of styles and can create a class to fit your needs. Yoga is a wonderful stress reliever and so good for your health on many levels.  You will feel stronger, more flexible and balanced in body and mind!  It’s great as a stand-alone practice but a perfect partner to any other form of exercise you love!

I am currently pursuing a long time goal of becoming an Occupational Therapist and love being a student again!  This has added to my knowledge as a yoga teacher in many ways and I hope to pair these two occupations in the future! I’m currently also a Paraprofessional working with preschoolers in the Rochester School District.  I am married to a writer and competitive runner/skier and we have 2 children.

Specialties:

  • Yoga Instructor
  • Prenatal, Gentle, Chair and Vinyasa Flow

 

Certifications:

  • 200 hr. Yoga Teacher training, Registered with Yoga Alliance
  • Continuing Ed. Credits in yoga related courses
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Wellness Coach Certification-Mayo Clinic
  • Mindfulness Fundamentals-Mindful Schools

 

Degrees:

  • BA in Anthropology from MN State Mankato

 

Philosophy:  My life philosophy is “just relax” and “enjoy the moments”  “practice peace” and “embrace who you are.”  Sorry can’t really choose just one!  In a way I feel like teaching yoga could also be called  “Relaxation Therapy.”  Through yoga I want to empower people to move through life with their relaxation responses turned on, rather than the more typical stress response.  Feeling more peace in your own heart and mind effects every interaction you have through out your day in ripples out into the community and world!

Contact information 507-282-2747