Meet our Team
Diane MOTR/L, 200RYT, yogahour Certified
Hello, I began teaching yoga in January, 2018 thanks to the encouragement of Patty Gorder! I love learning about yoga and am currently working towards a 500 RYT certification through Namaste School of Yoga. I am also working on becoming a Professional Yoga Therapist, certified in Medical Therapeutic Yoga from the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute – which focuses on lifestyle medicine. I believe yoga is essential for healthy aging. I love creating a peaceful environment for people to come relax & enjoy the amazing benefits of a regular yoga practice.
Tiffany 200 RYT
I grew up on a ND farm, no stranger to hard work & driving too fast on gravel roads. After suffering for years with sciatic nerve pain, I learned to alleviate the shooting pain through specific yoga postures. Inspired to help others, I pursued my yoga teacher certificate from the Himalayan Yoga Institute, located in rural Ropa, India (in the mountains of the Himalayas) I studied Raja Di Raja Yoga , an ancient form of classical yoga.
My 200 Hour Yoga Therapy Degree was completed through Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy. Currently, I am working towards completing an 875 hour practicum to fulfill certification from the International Association of Yoga Therapy. I work 1:1 with yoga therapy clients on physical and/or mental health issues, teach therapeutic yoga classes, and teach trauma-sensitive yoga at CVIC.
Kim has been giving therapeutic massages for 18 years. During this time, she has focused extra training on various Ayurvedic body work treatments, Lomi Lomi (Sacred Temple Massage), and Raindrop Therapy. She is also a Certified Yoga Instructor, teaching for 10 years, and combines the knowledge learned from both Massage Therapy and Yoga training to tailor bodywork appointments for optimal body balancing and health. Other hobbies include baking, food fermentation, academic study of traditional health systems around the world, and maternal refugee health.
Staci RN, CHTP
Certified Healing Touch Practitioner
Staci has been sharing healing touch energy therapy with clients for over 10 years. Her strength is developing a connection with others and creating a safe and nurturing environment to support the person’s innate ability to heal itself.
“I believe in assessing a person’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health during each session. This enables a person to experience a sense of balance as we address the condition that triggered the person to seek care”
Staci has used healing touch to treat those who are dealing with anxiety and depression, acute or chronic pain, insomnia, headaches and immune system disorders. She also finds benefit in using healing touch to help prepare a person prior to surgery and to support their healing following surgery. Staci has worked with client’s of all ages.
I attended my first yoga class in 2006. I quickly realized that yoga was a forever-thing for me. Ten years later, I started teacher training as Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute in Duluth, MN. I taught for over two years and I am currently working toward being a SomaYoga Therapy Teacher. SomaYoga works on your small muscles for stability – which allows the ability to walk, stand, lie down and sit with ease. Pain was a big motivator for me. I wanted to live pain-free. Through yoga, I learned about the many ways I am unkind to my body and how to care for it–me. I’ve learned patience as it take time to unlearn bad habits and practice new ones. Sharing t his freedom with others is may goal as a yoga teacher.
Wanda MOTR/L, CHTP, 200RYT, yogahour Certified
Certified Healing Touch Practitioner
Dr. Tonya Loken ND, MS Whole Food Nutrition, B.S. Nutrition, Registered Nurse
After completing my Bachelors Degree in nutrition, from UND, I spent four years in Portland, OR studying to be a Naturopathic doctor at the National University of Natural Medicine. During my time at NUNM, I completed my doctorate in Naturopathic medicine (ND) and my masters degree in whole food nutrition (MScN).
Arlene PT, DPT
My name is Arlene Johnson. I graduated as a physical therapist from the College of St. Scholastica in 1983. I received my Masters of Physical Therapy from UND in 1993 and in 2005 graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. I have worked in a variety of settings including children to geriatrics. I have specialized training in women’s health, craniosacral therapy from the Upledger Institute, myofascial release and reflex integration. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and find joy in helping them reach their goals.
Tammy PTA, DeLT, CFT
I have been a Certified Fitness Trainer since 2005 working with all ages and goals. I have more recently attained my Tai Chi Instructors Certification through the Tai Chi for Health Institute.
I was Certified as a Decongestive Lymphatic Therapist in 2009 and went on to pursue my degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant in 2011. Health and wellness in its many forms are an ongoing interest of mine.