Our Mission is to bring yoga and wellness to communities with limited access to its healing.
We believe in the healing powers of re-establishing mind/body connection and seek to remove the suffering caused by barriers that come from economic hardship, systemic bias and prejudice.
Together we can change the world by empowering our fellow human beings to become more healthy, mindful, and connected through yoga, education and community.
Holly has a passion for people and connection. Naturally, when she found yoga it was love at first breath. Since then she's completed her 200 E-RYT & 300 RYT. Holly embraces teaching, leading workshops, leading Yoga Teacher Training and helping many individuals develop tools through their own practices. She strives to cultivate a personal sense of love, connection and encouragement through each class she leads & connection she makes. When she isn’t teaching yoga in Schools or in the community, Holly can be found on an adventure with her family, or caring for her mini farm, giant garden or plethora of houseplants at home.
Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees. - BKS Iyengar
Herbie is an intellectual explorer of life. He's known for enjoying the journey. He's a father to 4, a husband to one, and son/friend/connector to many. Herbie grew up in CA where he joined the Marines at 18 and spent time serving his country and learning the artful skill of aircraft mechanics/modification. This line of work has taken Herbie from CA to WA, OR, TX, LA, ID, AZ, and landed him in MN. Herbie enjoys spending time with his family and community, crafting anything with wood, doing yoga in the kitchen while he cooks, learning more about history, being of service to others and listening to podcasts. He completed his 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2019. He enjoys spending time in life's counter poses to keep his balance.
Matthew is a yoga teacher and musician. He completed his 200-hour yoga teacher training at Spirit of the Lake in Excelsior and he is currently working on his 300-hour teacher training at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA. Matthew believes present-moment awareness provides the foundation for mindfulness and yoga, and he encourages people to actively engage with the truth of their experiences. His classes provide opportunities for self-observation without judgment, whether engaging in rigorous physical postures, relaxing into restorative poses and meditation, or calming the mind with music. Matthew publishes a meditation podcast called Pretty Good Meditation. He is a former music professor and has a PhD in musicology. Learn more at matthewtift.com.
Nancee is a resilient, intentional student of life that is always seeking, improving or working towards her next vision to become the best version of herself. Many would describe her as a connected and accepting person to all different kinds of people, ages, demographics, interests and beliefs. She has a passion for philanthropy and teaching others what she has learned along the way. Nancee holds a 500 RYT designation and has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2012. She is a Reiki Master that provides healing to her community. Her love for Minnesota summers, camping, mountain biking, hiking, outdoor yoga and travel is huge. Winters are for hot yoga, cooking delicious vegetarian meals, taking rest and catching up on her stack of reading materials. If you want to grow and learn as from a dynamic introvert that has experienced much in her life, is honest and loves rap music Nancee will brighten your day.
Bob found yoga late in life, but as the saying goes, “When the student is ready the teacher will appear.” Yoga has been the fountain of enlightenment prior to and during his transition from 35 years as a financial executive into a retirement filled with mindfulness and a new focus on a whole body/whole mind lifestyle. Bob recently completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training at LifePower Yoga and has a passion to teach yoga to his former corporate colleagues as a way to give back to this community and all communities that can benefit from yoga’s teachings of balance and mindfulness.
Bob and his wife Jane have been involved doers for schools and other causes important to them for many years. Bob’s involvement with onelove.yoga fits perfectly as a combination of his financial skills, philanthropic interests and commitment to spreading yoga. Some people say Bob is quiet, some say he is serious and some say he is funny, so you never know what you will get at any moment.
Alicia currently teaches yoga full time after transitioning from being a full time nanny for over eight years. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training last year, and is currently embarking on her 300 hour yoga teacher training. Before embarking on her yoga teaching training journey, she completed her bachelors of science degree in nutrition from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Alicia is passionate about the healing powers of yoga, and she strives to share the benefits of yoga with as many people as possible. Yoga for Alicia truly is a way of living, and she strives to carry all the lessons learned on her mat into her everyday life. Aside from being a yoga teacher, Alicia is happily married to her best friend and a fur mama to two dogs and two cats. When she’s not practicing or teaching yoga, Alicia loves to spend time outdoors and has a love for music and good times with family and friends.
Karey’s passion for self-exploration and growth is the perfect union for serving on the onelove.yoga Board. She believes everyone can become the best versions of themselves, and that the path to who you truly are resembles branches on a tree; growing in all different directions but always up to your highest self. As a mother, Karey hopes to inspire her daughter to use yoga techniques to stay grounded when emotions rise or just to maintain harmony in life. With a background as a paralegal and assistant to a successful Realtor, Karey thrives on all things organization, communication, and checklists. Also, Karey will not hesitate to start up a conversation with anyone she meets so if you see her at the Chanhassen Farmers Market, a local coffee shop, playground, or the grocery store don't be surprised to receive a friendly greeting.
Having grown up dancing, Julie was first drawn to the movement of Vinyasa yoga, but quickly became enveloped in the breath and mindfulness aspects of yoga, noticing them showing up in her life off the mat. A “forever student,” after completing her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2019, she has gone on to complete an advanced kids yoga teacher training, become a certified Ayurvedic nutritionist as well as a mindfulness coach and is currently working to complete a 300 hour teacher training. When she’s not practicing or teaching yoga, Julie can be found spending time with her two boys, husband, and plethora of pets.
Seeking humans that want to serve their community by sharing their gifts as a volunteer (general or teacher) for onelove.yoga.
For yoga teachers, any unique yoga or creative niche, healing, style or philosophies will be considered. As an organization that values diversity and inclusivity, LGBTQ and marginalized community members are encouraged to join us.
In the Bhagavad Gita Shri Krishna said: “Do your duty without the concern to the fruit of it”. The word “Karma” means action, so Karma Yoga is the Yoga of Action or duty. Karma Yoga can be best defined as followed: Doing your duty at your best without any involvement of ego or attachment.
Holly S. grew up in a strong dance tradition and came to yoga 20 years ago. She is a 500 Hour RYT whose powerful classes combine insightful meditations, creative sequencing, and a spirit of playfulness to help deepen one’s practice. Holly guides students at their own pace to become aware of and remove obstacles in their bodies so that they are able to more comfortably move through their lives. Yoga is an expression of joy, an experience of community and a compelling lens for studying yourself. Whether your goal is to become stronger, more flexible or more fearless on and off the mat, yoga can be a great addition to any lifestyle or exercise routine.
Holly is deeply grateful for the loving wisdom shared by her fellow teachers and yogis.
“You are what you think. So today, say to yourself, ‘I am wonderful.’ And believe it.”
Take a deep breath and join her soon…
Dena Bretz has been a yoga student for nearly 15 years, and in 2017 decided to register for 200-hour teacher training as a gift to herself as she turned 40. In the time since then she has taught numerous classes, completed her 300-hour course, and has continued to get to know herself both on and off her mat. As a English Literature major, and educator she also believes that books have a role to be played in developing both a well-rounded practice and human-being.