Carla Wiessing 

Owner and Lead Dreamer

Gratitude . I am grateful for the opportunity to share what I am passionate about with my community. I was inspired to expand my yoga knowledge by my dear friend and mentor Allison Dienger. I received my initial  200 hour Registered Yoga teacher training at Perennial Yoga in Fitchburg with my education being led by Megan Grace, Keith Borden and many other gracious and knowledgable teachers.. Since the beginning of this journey I have been mentored by Jamie Healey in the art of Yoga Nidra, Jessica Noche in Children's Yoga and Yin plus a multitude of online and live courses that expand my base knowledge of yoga. Every day my Yoga knowledge grows but I will always be a student, still looking for ways to educate myself.

Teri Engelke

For me, yoga has been both an evolution and a moment in time, a constant reminder of growth along the journey and importance of awareness in a single breath. As a teacher and guide, my goal is to provide a space for you to find a pause in the moment and be able reflect on your journey to your true self. We are both teachers and students – throughout our practice on and off the mat. I completed my 200 RYT certification in March 2019 at Inner Fire Yoga. My hope and goal is to create a welcoming and safe space for any student to explore and discover their own transformation through yoga.

Mary Benisch

In the past my relationship with yoga had been all about the poses and how it could help me become more fit.  On New Year's Eve 2017 I attended a yoga workshop with an instructor that introduced me to yoga as the combination of breath, mind, spirit and asana. And that was it. I fell in love. I completed my 200 hr YTT through KRAMAS Yoga, am Certified in Teaching Children Yoga and  Assisted Yoga.  My intention in teaching yoga is to make it accessible to anyone, no matter their age or obstacle, and to help others discover peace and contentment through practice on their mats. In addition to teaching Flow classes, I am a big lover of Power Yoga so I look forward to offering some high intensity classes with fun, rocking playlists too!! 

Crystal Kurtz

A Lodi native with a strong background in counseling psychology with outdoor therapy and team building expertise. She brings 10 years of Nursing experience with specialty areas in functional medicine, nutrition, women’s health, pelvic floor rehabilitation, end of life care and planning. Crystal has a passion for life and movement. She wants to help you set and attain your fitness goals while crafting a lifestyle of fun.

 

She teaches Yoga with a focus on asana breathing techniques, mindfulness and the basics for building a meditation practice. Roll out your mat while you turn inward focusing on your body and unwinding the mind.

Kathryn Bebeau

Kathryn began practicing yoga in 2014 as a means to manage stress and back pain. After attending a memorable winter solstice yoga class, she realized yoga offered much more! In 2019, she completed her 200 hour teacher training with Kramas Yoga in Madison, and has been teaching in the area since. She now continues her personal practice to build mental and physical strength, and would love to see you on the mat!

Kinsey Gade

 I am currently a senior at Lodi High school and plan to go to college at UW Stevens Point for English and French. I have been dancing for 11 years, mainly in ballet. I also have a background in tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, and character. I have participated in several ballet performances for Dance Wisconsin such as La Fille Mal Gardee and The Nutcracker. I have traveled nationally for ballet and attended several conventions and summer intensives. I am also Ballet Barre Certified and continue to share my love of ballet through teaching.

Taylor Rudolph

I fell madly in love with Pilates in the middle of my very first class. I knew I wanted Pilates in my life for the long haul and started my teacher training program as soon as I could! I have now been teaching Pilates for 6 years, I am also certified in TRX and have a Barre training course under my belt. I enjoy teaching so much and I try to let that shine through in every lesson and class that I teach. 

Heidi O'Toole

Before starting Kundalini yoga five years ago, I suffered from anxiety attacks that left me unable to breath.  A former elementary school teacher in the Chicago Public School system for 16 years, I found that Kundalini’s mantras and breathing techniques were precisely what I needed to quell the anxiety and calm my mind.  In fact, Kundalini so spoke to my mind, body and soul that today, I call my yoga mat my church because it is where I can center myself and find the Divine within. The mantras in Kundalini help focus me and I’ve noticed subtle changes in me, like things roll off my back more. I have studied Kundalini with Shabad Kaur Khalsa, and Shiva Singh Khalsa, who teach at P.S. Yoga in Chicago, IL.  I have my Kundalini Research Institute International Level One Kundalini Yoga Instructor Certification, have completed 2 of the 5 level two trainings, certified in Yoga Tune Up, trained in The Roll Model Method, Breath and Bliss Immersion, and have my 200 RYT certification through Yoga Alliance. In addition to my yoga training, I studied dance for 18 years and have a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in musical theater.  I sang with the USO and have traveled to more than 26 countries, entertaining the troops. But I always come back to the mat for the physical challenge of perfecting a posture, and the reward of a calm and focused mind. I hope to offer my students a way to calm their minds and become more attuned to their bodies,

Kara Bercher

Bio coming soon!​

Kingfisher Yoga
109 Lodi St.
Lodi, WI
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