MEET OUR TEAM

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DIANE AFROOZ

E-RYT & YACEP - Yoga Alliance

200 hr RYT - Yoga Teacher Training CPY

100 hr - YogaSculpt Teacher Training CPY

Synergence Barre Teacher Training - ACE Certified

35 Hr Yoga for Trauma & Incarceration - Prison Yoga Project

 Diane founded 612 Yoga in 2018, as a means to share the gift of yoga practice with the community. Practicing since 2006, she has extensive training in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, and seeks to bring trauma informed yoga to our community; She is an experienced Instructor who intuitively senses what both your mind and body need. Having spent 20 years as an educator in the Aveda network, Diane seeks to connect meaningful movements that relate to our everyday experiences with a straightforward approach to teaching.  Diane is passionate about music, adventure, art, and not taking yourself too seriously. 

STACY BISEK

200 hr RYT - Yoga Teacher Training, Radiant Life Yoga

300 hr RYT (in training) The Seeker Yoga School

Stacy is passionate about sharing the practice of yoga to help people find balance in their lives. As a former college athlete, Stacy suffered from chronic pain as she navigated her way through a successful and demanding career in Interior Design. Stacy found yoga in 2010 to help cope with pain, and the anxiety & depression that comes as a result of chronic pain. 

Stacy likes to focus on alignment, balance, and breath for anxiety relief in her classes. She is a nutrition junkie and is known to share homemade healthy goodies from time to time! 

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MAGGIE BARRETT

Yoga Sculpt Certified - MFS

Maggie B (She/Her) is a Yoga Sculpt instructor, major vegan foodie, and ethical fashion advocate.  When she is not teaching or working her full-time job in fashion, you will  find her surrounded by her plants, designing and  sewing out of repurposed textiles. 

She strongly believes that EVERYBODY deserves a designated time for the mind-body connection that yoga provides.  She loves teaching classes that combine her passion for yoga, fitness, and mindfulness.  "My goal is to help others grow and build a welcoming sense of community"

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Teshia fell in love with the practice of yoga from the first class she took over a decade ago. The first place she taught yoga was at Heat Yoga in Blaine and learned that she finds it very fulfilling to guide people through their yoga practice.  She has taught Barre, vinyasa yoga, and restorative yoga throughout the metro over the years. Teshia is currently working on her Masters in Ayurveda and Integrative health and is very passionate about wanting to help people live their best lives through these mind-body approaches.

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JENNIFER HAMMER

Jennifer started practicing Kundalini yoga in 2000 in an effort to heal from a variety of chronic illnesses. This opened the pathway for her transformation; She has found her way through the dark night of her soul and is now happy to be of service to others who find themselves struggling to find their true self. Jennifer is a full Mesa carrier initiated into the Q’ero Shamanic healing traditions (an ancient lineage of the high Andes in Peru). She is an active member of the Native American Church and blessed to be taught by many Traditional Elders,  Wisdom Keepers and Medicine Carriers.  Jennifer is passionate about helping others heal from trauma and also excited to step into the role of a ceremonial leader.

200 hr RYT - Yoga Teacher Training, Radiant Life Yoga

Certified Shamanic Energy Healer - The Four Winds Society Light Body School 

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EDEN BAUER

Eden’s journey with yoga began after attending her first class where she fell in love with the deep feeling of peace she felt. She enjoys incorporating the healing powers of breath work and vibrational sound therapy in her classes as well as guided meditations.

 Eden is also a professional birth doula and helps birthers and families with the transitions through pregnancy, delivery and postpartum.

Eden believes in the importance of intuition and bodily awareness in yoga and aims to incorporate those foundations in her teaching style. 

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JOHN BOYER

200 hr RYT – Yoga Teacher Training CPY

Yin Yoga Certified - Yoga Retreat Center

Chair Yoga Certified - Devanadi School of Yoga & Wellness

John was invited to his first yoga class in 2008 and has been practicing ever since. Initially he was attracted to the physical benefits of yoga but then discovered an overall feeling of contentment, which kept him returning to the practice. John enjoys explaining and breaking down the elements of yoga to his students. He has taught yoga to seniors and the disabled, with a goal of making yoga accessible to all. John has worked as an art director in New York, Hong Kong and Bangkok and attended a 2-week Hatha yoga retreat in Rishikesh India in 2019.

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NATALIE TAGGART

200 Hour RYT - YogaRenew Teacher Training

Professional Birth Doula - Jeannie Baron, INTL Birth Doula Cert

Breath Work Coach (in training) - 

200 hr RYT – Yoga Teacher Training CPY

50 hr - YogaSculpt Teacher Training CPY

Synergence Barre Teacher Training - ACE Certified

TESHIA ISACKSON

Master Level Certified Life Coach

Owner: Natalie Taggart Launch Coach + Copywriter

Natalie is a writer, life coach, and mystic who believes in the power of words to change our lives. She helps women (and men!) find the confidence they need to create lives they love. She lives in Minneapolis, MN where you can find her drinking too much cold brew or walking by a lake.

Natalie is a coordinator and co-leader of the Sister Circle gatherings at 612 Yoga.

RICHARD JOHNSON

Tai Chi for Health Instructor - Tai Chi for Health Institute

200 hr RYT - Yoga Teacher Training LifePower Yoga

Richard is a classically trained philosopher and musician, but also a classic non-conformist.  He has been teaching Tai Chi and Yoga for more than 15 years and is passionate about upending misconceptions and preconceived notions.  A lifetime of learning spiritual-truths continues to be enriched through his fascination with political science, theoretical physics, artificial intelligence, astrology, and theology.  Despite a penchant for provacative statements, the driving force behind his offerings (by way of the great and magnificent grace of his Teachers) is always a blend of radical humor, fierce compassion, and real love.

ABBY ANDERSON

Synergence Barre Teacher Training - ACE Certified

Abby is a barre certified, passionate yogi who has found her own healing and growth on the four corners of her mat.

Abby has found yoga a pivotal component in managing stress, dealing with pain, and discovering emotional agility.

While she loves exercise and getting a sweat on, Abby is determined to make movement not about looking a certain way, but feeling good inside your body.

If you like good music, full body workouts, and some guidance on challenging your inner critic she’s the gal for you!