Welcome to Greenway Yoga! Led by breath, students of ALL LEVELS practice together in a judgment-free environment where modifications are encouraged. Practice will be held in a gently heated, candlelit environment. Check out our schedule and see which classes fit your needs!
Flow: Build your mind-body connection by linking breath to movement (often referred to as Vinyasa). Build heat in this moving meditation as you flow through a series of postures, core-strengthening, and balancing poses. All levels welcome.
Kirtan: Weaves live music and mantra together as part of the Bhakti yoga tradition, the path of divine love. Heart connection in a group circle through music, poetry, and vibrations from instruments such as: harmonium, violin, and guitar. Come as you are, listen/sing, feel the vibes.
Yin & Restore: Will help you access deeper layers of fascia and connective tissue to increase flexibility and circulation to your joints. This slow-paced practice includes supportive postures held for extended periods of time. Through the use of props, each instructor will offer unique variations of this class to include elements of meditation, restorative yoga, breathing techniques, and yoga Nidra. Dive deep into your body and consciousness.
Yin-Flow: (Slow Flow) A balance between effort and ease; a perfect unity between our Flow and Yin classes. Increase both strength and flexibility in this flowing yin-inspired sequence. Penetrate deep into your connective tissues as you pause & flow mindfully between postures. Discover the depths of both your body and mind.
Sound Heal: The idea is by listening to vibrations of different sounds, it can help heal and revitalize both your body and mind...think, "healing properties of music" and how your mood shifts after listening to your favorite song. Participants encouraged to use a yoga mat and props to sit/lay in positions to help them relax. A yoga teacher will facilitate with live instruments such as: sound bowls, chimes, flute, ext.
We suggest that all level students practice at least 2-3 times per week at home (self-practice) or in any community-led yoga environment in order to prevent injury and develop deeper benefits from yoga. Please refer to your physician before beginning any new exercise routine.
*Instructors offer hands on assist to help with alignment & enhancement of your practice. If you have an injury or prefer not to be touched, please inform and remind your instructor*
Doors open 15 min. before & after class and will LOCK once classes start, please arrive on time.
Phong Cao (he/him) is the founder & head teacher at Greenway Yoga. As a life-long student, he spent most of his post graduate years hopping from studio to studio learning many different forms of yoga. Phong's goal as a yoga teacher is to help you discover the depths of your potential. Phong believes that the harmony of your body, mind, and spirit can be a powerful tool towards positive change. Phong's deep passion for yoga and years of experience in coaching martial arts are apparent in his classes where you’ll find a wide range of depth in creativity, philosophy, and self-love. Outside of yoga, Phong enjoys biking, adventure, and all sorts of outdoor activities. Phong is inspired and honored to be your guide.
Sara Karimi: Sara was born and raised in Milwaukee, educated in Iowa, nurtured in Colorado and currently inhabiting the Twin Cities. She started practicing over 15 years ago and earned her 400 hour certification in 2009, while also finishing her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance Performance. Since that time, she has led classes and workshops in Colorado, California, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota, while expanding her education through retreats and classes abroad and mining her own practice. Outside of yoga, Sara is a professional dancer with Threads Dance Project and Concerto Dance and an independent artist/choreographer. Her classes are a mix of traditional Vinyasa and Hatha asansa as well as incorporating her extensive dance and kinesiology background.
Saoirse Dungan's journey into yoga began after a decade of competitive swimming as a non-competitive person. She wound up experiencing an inevitable burnout and knew change was needed, she took her first yoga class in 2009. The connection that she felt in her body and breath was something she had never experienced before. The level of serenity she felt left her wanting more! Saoirse has learned so much about herself and couldn't imagine life without her yoga practice. She loves new music, sweaty flows, and slow luscious stretching in her classes. Saoirse hopes to provide a space where everyone feels welcome and comfortable to learn. She wants her students to have fun and build a better connection with themselves.
Jen Lebaron: Jen is a coffee lover, yogini and wellness enthusiast. She finds satisfaction in expanding her knowledge for overall health, spirituality, wellness and gets excited in sharing. She fell in love with movement and teaching when she completed her 200 hour Power Yoga training through CorePower Yoga. She believes that movement is for everybody and every body. Having the heart of a student she has now expanded to teaching not only yoga but Pilates and Barre. Jen's passion is to inspire you to fall in love with moving your body, helping to build balance in the body and mind.
Born in northern Minnesota, Emily Antonson moved to Minneapolis in 2007 to study sociology and Spanish at the U of M. She began her yoga journey with the Reif Center dance company, where she also studied ballet, jazz, modern, and hip-hop dance. She traveled to Costa Rica in 2015 for her 200 hr teacher training with Frog Lotus Yoga. She has been teaching Vinyasa yoga in the Twin Cities ever since. In her free time, Emily enjoys camping, playing music, vegetarian cooking, and playing with her cats!
Justyn O'Neill (She/her): is a 500hr certified yoga instructor and educator. Her mission as a teacher is to create a pathway for students to broaden their perspective, to see their own worth, remeber the truth of who they are and love themselves in a bigger way. Her intention as a teacher is to offer the teachings of yoga in a sacred way, upholding the reverence to the roots of the tradition. Justyn guides in a way that honors the feminine aspect of the practice. Weaving in wisdom form Shakti/Goddess traditions gives the practitioner an opportunity to connect with their own inner power and inherent wisdom. She invites students to challenge their perspective through questions. Questions that invoke depth and illuminate where we have limiting beliefs. We start by examining our relationship to the self first, then cultivate love for what we see. Then growing, nurturing, and watching the impact of love will deepen and impact the way we love all other beings. You can find Justyn teaching workshops along with weekly classes here at Greenway.
Maria Kennedy: Originally from Wisconsin, Maria tried out a yoga asana class while attending graduate school in Oregon in 2012. As life ebbed and flowed, she was drawn to deepen her practice by completing her 200-hour training, and is continuing to grow her knowledge by working towards a 300-hour certification, as well as learning from the never ending chances to observe the world each day! With a curious eye and love for learning, she brings a compassionate, reverent, and vibrant energy to sharing this practice. As an eternal optimist and someone who considers and connects many perspectives, Maria finds yoga to be a powerful grounding practice, and a chance to see and acknowledge the full experience of each moment of reality, as it is. Yoga invites us to notice and listen to what is here now, and through this to be empowered to move, be, and show up in a way that aligns with your truth and unique gifts. She is intentional about creating space in class to integrate wholeness, self awareness, and love for all beings into our day to day lives. She is honored to practice with you in whatever way yoga shows up in your life - and hopes to reflect your own light back to you
Khara Hesse (She/her): was born and raised in the Twin Cities. She attended Loyola University in New Orleans and after graduating, spent time living in Japan, Costa Rica, and Guatemala, returning to Minnesota in 2015. For Khara, yoga has served as a consistent guide toward greater health, happiness, and peace. Khara believes that yoga practice is a form of physical, emotional, and spiritual self-care, and a strong community builder. Khara's classes move slowly, focus on form and alignment, and incorporate Sanskrit and yoga philosophy into the physical practice. Khara has experienced being the only person of color in a yoga class and sees the ways in which the yoga community can be homogeneous and exclusive. Khara strives to cultivate a space in which all feel welcome and can enjoy the benefits of yoga practice. Always seeking opportunities for growth, she enthusiastically welcomes feedback and suggestions for how to better serve her students and the community. Khara is an aspiring Couple and Family Therapist and in her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, Krav Maga (martial arts), and spending time outdoors.
Sam Polivick (he/him/his): journey into yoga began at age 15 when he took his first yoga class in Southern Missouri. What started out as a purely physical practice quickly evolved into a deeper experience and a lifelong passion that has impacted all aspects of his life. Through inner focus, breath, and movement, Sam has overcome many physical and mental obstacles to grow into the person he is today.
Sam chose to further his practice in 2016 by seeking his 200 RYT through Yoga East Healing Arts studio in Cape Girardeau, MO, with the intention of leading others into finding a spark for holistic wellness. His personal teaching style focuses on the artistry of linking poses together to create space for self-study within an overall relaxing and restorative experience. Today, Sam creates his home in Roseville, MN with his partner, John, and their cat, Sorata; where he loves to cook, watch anime, and take walks.
Brynne Gadbury (She/her): Movement has been key in her life to feeling great, mentally and physically. She has had the great pleasure to train, coach, and teach for the last 8 years. Brynne grew up on the West Coast, where she played many sports like soccer, tennis, golf, and discovered one of her passions: Ballet. Ballet grew into a budding passion which was a catalyst that sparked her intrigue with the capabilities of the human body. This, in turn, inspired her to teach and coach. Brynne values the diversity in people and in movement, and believes that one is never too old to try something completely new! She loves yoga because it's the pathway to finding happiness and peace in the present moment; which helps with mental clarity and body preservation. As we age, mobility, flexibility, balance, and body awareness play a vital role in maintaining independence. Brynne is looking forward to meeting you and sharing the experience of movement together!
Erin Wintervold (She/her): Born and raised in Minneapolis, Erin first stepped on her mat at a free class on her college campus. That experience sparked a curiosity that led to exploring studios throughout the Twin Cities, eventually finding that yoga was something she could not live without. Erin was inspired to begin teacher training after recovering from an eating disorder. Yoga became a crucial part of healing her relationship to movement and finding love and appreciation for her body, and she felt called to share this transformative power with others. She strives to provide a space for students to cultivate awareness, connection and joy along their unique journeys in life and in yoga. She has completed her 230 hour certification and Yin Yoga instructor training in Minneapolis. When not teaching or practicing, you can find Erin digging in her garden, on bike or hiking trail, trying new recipes and checking out local breweries.
Rene M (She/her): Began her practice years ago when she was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. Luckily, her healthcare team suggested yoga and over a year it changed her life. Rene was able to be free of wearing a back brace and her pain went down tremendously. Rene's trauma competent approach to yoga
suggest that each student decide what practice is right for their mind, body and spirit even if it isn’t the
same as hers. Yoga is about personal agency to her. Rene believes in taking what you need and leaving
the rest as long as you always keep learning and leaning into what is most uncomfortable. Meaning, (Do
the scary thing, its worth it.) In her free time Rene is a quiet bookworm, likes to spend time with her
partner and cook. Rene is a proud full time caregiver and is an active member of the preforming arts
community where she is a strong advocate for making art spaces more accessible for all women.
Ash W (She/her): Ash first began practicing with her mom while growing up in Uganda. Her practice has since developed as a space to think and be present amidst the happy responsibilities of life. Ash continued to bring her practice around the world when she became a 200RYT after training at Ananda Yoga and Detox Center in Koh Phangan. She is currently based in Berlin working as a theatre and multimedia artist. To her, yoga is a space of journey and focus. She is seeking to create classes and spaces that make yoga human and accessible, and remind us that it is always a practice and never a performance. Ash started as an ambassador for our studio many years ago, then started teaching in-studio classes in 2018, and currently is based out of Germany teaching via Greenway Yoga Online.
Andie Gallagher (She/her): Andie comes from a large family, born and raised in St. Paul. She was first drawn to yoga at 14 years old. Naturally introspective, she found that dedicating time to bring awareness to the breath, mind, and body helped ground her in an often chaotic life. For Andie, yoga is fearlessness. Through practice, she feels empowered to lean into the fear and the uncomfortable in order to flourish. As a yoga instructor, she feels called to hold space for others to do the same. She enjoys experimenting in her classes with creative sequences and music.