As a Moving and Learning Residency teacher, Stephanie finds the perfect intersection for her elementary teaching background and love of yoga. When she is not teaching, she loves to spend time with her family, has a passion for cooking/entertaining, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors at her cabin in central Minnesota. Stephanie also teaches Yoga Calm and mindfulness techniques to youth and teens through her company, Balancing Elephants LLC.
Theresa Tuma: Yoga Calm Certified Instructor
Theresa teaches our Moving and Learning Residencies and our adolescents in the hospital setting. Theresa comes with a background in Elementary Education. After using Yoga Calm practices in classroom and seeing the benefits she joined the 1000 Petals team. She enjoys the connection wtih students, teachers and the school community. In her freetime Theresa empowers children with self-published book, Switch, runs on the great trails MN has to offer, and lives a balanced life with family and friends, treating all people with kindness.
Amy Bieganek: RYT
Amy is an adult yoga teacher with 1000 Petals. She loves working with adults to incorporate Mindful Movement into schools and work environments. In her free time she loves yoga, travel and outdoor experiences.
Deb Motschenbacher: MA
This fall, Deb retired from Elementary Education after 27 years to join our Moving and Learning Residency team. She loves her continued interaction with the children and sharing Yoga Calm with other staff. When she isn’t in the classroom, you’ll find this grandmother of three on the move! From the ski hill to scuba diving nothing is off limits.
Kaye Standke is forever grateful for the benefits yoga provides her with on a daily basis. Kaye is so happy to be a part of the Yoga Calm family. Kaye teaches yoga to a wide range of students from preschool age to adult and everyone in between. She is currently teaching Yoga Calm at a Children’s Hospital Mental Health Units, and doing short sessions at local schools within the classroom setting. Kaye is a 200 hour registered yoga instructor since 2006. In addition Kaye has been a special education teacher for the past 11 years, and has received her masters degree in School Counseling in 2013. She is currently working part time as a school counselor, and her new full time plus job of “mommy” keeps her busy and content. You can catch Kaye teaching yoga at preschools, schools, hospital, Corepower Yoga Edina, and Blooma Minneapolis on a regular basis.
Pati has worked in a Minnesota school district for over 15 years as a licensed Parent Educator and has been a Family Literacy Coordinator for over 10 years. She is a certified Yoga Calm Instructor, has studied yoga in both India and the US where she has completed her 235hr Yoga Teacher Training, 340 hour Yoga Teacher Training, and Yoga Therapy with Dr Indu Arora. She has also been trained in Pre-Natal Yoga, is a Reiki Master, Studied Thai Yoga Bodywork both in Minnesota and Thailand, has an Ayuvedic Certification, and studied Essential Oils through Normandale and C.A.R.E. Pati enjoys working with both children and adults in private and group settings, runs kid’s yoga camps, and continuing learning new ideas to strengthen her teaching.
Anna Hayek, ERYT 200
Anna is truly grateful to have the opportunity to hold space for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to connect to their breath, body and community. Anna has been practicing yoga since the early 2000s and teaching yoga to adults and children since 2013. After 7 years of teaching English Language Learners in schools in the Apple Valley/Eagan/Rosemount School District, she embarked on a new adventure by taking a leave from classroom teaching to focus her work on yoga and wellness. She is certified Yoga Teacher, as well as a Yoga Calm Youth Instructor. She is passionate about connection through modalities such as movement, breath, music, art, theater, poetry and conversation.
Vanessa is a 3rd year Community Education Site Coordinator and runs the afterschool at Linwood Monroe Arts plus Upper Campus. She has a Bachelors of Science in Business from the Carlson School of Management. She also completed her Masters of Education with a Youth Development Leadership Focus from the University of Minnesota. As a field experience components she completed the Yoga Calm certification. Vanessa has a strong commitment to practicing and promoting health and wellness in the communities she is a part of. She has used Yoga calm in a variety of settings within schools and community spaces. Vanessa enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, instructing Yoga calm and Ryder classes.
Creating healthy schools and therapeutic environments by rooting mindfulness and movement into the heart of our families and communities.