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Danielle Jokinen

Owner, Minnesota Power Yoga
500 HR Certified Baptiste Teacher
Founder, YOD

Yoga changed her life, and she is committed to sharing the practice (asana, meditation, and inquiry) with the world. Minnesota Power Yoga is a Baptiste Affiliate studio, and Danielle also supports Africa Yoga Project (AYP) by bringing YOD trainings to Kenya.

Her mission is to educate and inspire all to be their true, authentic selves and live in optimal health and happiness.

When she is not in the studio, she loves spending time with her daughter and boyfriend, being outside in nature, and making food for friends and family.

 

 
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Stazi Anderson

Your 3 values - Love, Communication, Exploration

Why MPY?
The community!

Your Favorite Quote
“God is our guide, eternally free from all limitations, beyond all suffering, and the source of all knowledge” - Inside the Yoga Sutras

What inspires you?
The beauty in the natural world.

What is your passion?
Yoga. Hiking. Learning. Loving. Connecting.

 

 
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Kristina Luby

Your 3 values - Love, Kindness, Authenticity

Why MPY?
MPY, and Baptiste Yoga, has helped me to step into my own and define myself. Through yoga practice, teacher training, and being with this group of amazing people I have felt empowered to define and to focus on the things that matter to me; Family, friends, love, connection, growth, health, and happiness among them! I feel confident in my path, grounded in my physical body, and supported. Every time I step into the studio I feel so much love and joy. It’s my happy place and I want to share this place and this practice with everyone!

Your Favorite Quote
“Forever - is composed of nows” Emily Dickinson

What inspires you?
I am inspired every day by my baby boy, Ned. He is expressive, loving, joyful, curious, observant, playful, and snuggly. I think we can all learn a lot from him and from the raw, unfiltered realness of kids.

What is your passion?
My passion is to create a world that is more full of compassion, joy, connection, and creativity. I want to create this world for my son by having a home that is full of love, fun, feelings, and support. I want to create this world with the people I am around every day by being a source of optimism, of listening, of sharing, and of being together. I love to teach, to share, to listen, and to learn. I am a stand for spaces and people that want to connect, to share, to lift up, to love, and to create.

 

 
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Emily Nicoll

Your 3 Values - Authenticity, Empathy, Love

Why MPY?
MPY is more than a place to "do yoga." MPY has become a home, a community of fellow seekers who value growth and connection and truly support each other in our own journeys toward wholehearted living.

Your Favorite Quote
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” -Ghandi

What inspires you?
My MPY community, my husband, my siblings and my children. My kids are at a particularly inspiring age as they are just encountering new sports and activities for the first time. I am inspired when I see them shrug off that initial "failure" instead choosing to revel in the joy of the experience of something new. Everything is new to them, they don't expect to ace it right away and they are unbelievably positive and resilient and I aspire to be that way!

What is your passion?
My passion is connection. I love to bring people together, to bridge divides, to highlight and motivate what joins us in common. Yoga and this practice is a beautiful platform for that!

 

 
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Camille Kraljic

Your 3 Values - Respect, Honesty, Laughter

Why MPY?
MPY is a place I can show up exactly as I am and be loved for it. It’s a fiercely supportive and welcoming community that encourages everyone to expand into their full potential.

Your Favorite Quote
"We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.” — Brené Brown

What inspires you?
Yoga, courage, puppies, the Earth, deep belly laughs and my parents

What is your passion?
People, plants, playing tennis and public health


 

 
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Andrew Nordberg

Your 3 values- Integrity, Balance, Laughter

Why MPY?
The tools I have been given from MPY are the tools that I use to work through any challenge with an open heart and positive mind. MPY is a place that encourages you to slow down and work through the ups and downs of life instead of rushing through. MPY invites you to be the hero of your own life.

Your Favorite Quote
“The way you make an omelet reveals your character.” - Anthony Bourdain

What inspires you?
Pure human connection, my love with Katrina, nourishment of all kinds, food, respecting the planet, scary opportunities for growth.

What is your passion?
Human wellness.

 

 
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Ericka Jones

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Natalie Sokol