Duluth Yoga was founded by Kristin Hill and Sheila Wixo, both of whom are certified in Vinyasa Yoga through CorePower Yoga. Together, Kristin and Sheila have over 25 years of experience in teaching yoga, health and wellness and in successful business operations. Though they don't usually speak in the third person, they can't emphasize enough how excited they are to meet you.
Kristin is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with Vinyasa Level 1, Level 2, Sculpt and Candlelight Flow training through CorePower Yoga and has been teaching since 2007.
Kristin has her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota and currently practices Sports Medicine at Essentia Health.
Kristin loves being with her family, playing tennis and other sports, tending bees, and singing in the church choir.
Favorite Pose: Dancer Pose because it is a very strong posture that requires strength, balance, mobility, and an element of letting go.
Sarah has taught yoga since 2005. She studied with Nancy Ruby in Bozeman, MT and with the late Lynda Schweich in Northfield, MN. Sarah earned a MEd with an emphasis in physical education and is a Certified Personal Trainer through American College of Sports Medicine. Sarah was the head tennis coach and a Professor of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation at Carlton College.
Sarah's teaching style is marked by her energy, playfulness and love of teaching.
Sarah enjoys her home on the lake which includes her husband, John, and 2 very spoiled dogs.
Jillian completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training through CorePower Yoga in 2014, and had been practicing yoga for over 11 years prior to being certified. For her, yoga was for a form of exercise that was physically challenging yet easy on her joints. In addition to providing a great workout, Jillian also discovered that practicing yoga regularly helped her find focus in all areas of her life! Her desire to teach came from wanting to share the many benefits, both physical and mental, that came from her yoga experiences.
When not teaching Yoga, Jillian enjoys spending time with her husband. They love all outdoor activities and the daily adventure of living off the grid.
Daniela is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) through Yoga Alliance. She completed Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Sculpt, Hot Yoga and Hot Power Fusion trainings through CorePower Yoga and has been teaching yoga since 2005. Daniela initially enrolled in her first yoga teacher training to deepen her yoga practice, as she found yoga to be a great way to release stress and find balance from daily life. A native of Mexico City, but a Duluthian at heart, Daniela has returned to Duluth to train as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Her own yoga experiences have inspired her to expand her knowledge of human anatomy and rehabilitation.
Kate Taylor is a certified prenatal yoga instructor through Blooma of Minneapolis and completed the 200-hr Teacher Training program at Yoga North. Prior to becoming a yoga instructor, Kate worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in women’s mental health, trauma, and most recently maternal mental health. Both personally and professionally, Kate is a strong believer and advocate for the importance of the mind-body connection,. As a mama to 3 busy boys, she practices yoga to maintain energy, flexibility, and sanity! Besides yoga, Kate is a foodie with many hobbies, including Pilates, running, mountain biking, hiking, movies, and drinking wine. She loves to spend time with her family, and taking advantage of all the outdoor activities Duluth has to offer.
Chloe is a 300-hour certified vinyasa, yin yoga, and hot power fusion teacher with training from Core Power Yoga. She has lead and coached Core Power Yoga’s Power Teacher Training Program. Chloe’s classes are based in vinyasa and yin techniques with emphasis on linking breath to movement, mind to body and heart to intention. Her classes offer fun and challenging flows suitable for beginners with enough layers to push advanced practitioners to continue to grow their practices. She brings her passion for social justice together with her love of dance and movement in her classes to cultivate a welcome space that honors students in their bodies and minds, nourishing them mentally and physically. She holds space in her classes for her students to find their edge, meditate, play, relax, breathe, reflect, turn-off and let go. Her classes inspire her students to leave their days behind when they walk in the studio and leave with an open heart.
Yoga has been a part of my life for over 3 years, and my practice has helped me to grow stronger and more aware of my body, both on and off the mat. After playing collegiate volleyball for 2 years and having several injuries, yoga was the answer my body craved. Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully.
I completed my 200 hour Teacher Training at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico and have previously taught yoga and barre in Eau Claire, WI. I will always be a student of the practice and am deeply grateful for the loving wisdom my teachers have shared with me.
In my classes, I love to combine creative sequencing, fun music, and juicy hands on assists to help you deepen your practice. I seek to help others become aware of the body, and then simply listen to it. I look forward to sharing space, breath, and mindfulness with you. Namaste.
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