Yoga Instructors

 

 

Allison Roe

Roca Yoga Coordinator

Phoenix Yoga Program Coordinator

Allison’s yoga practice began as a way to become more flexible. Almost 10 years after she began practicing, she has fallen in love with connecting breath with movement both on and off the mat. Finding her breath, her flow, has helped her to relax and release.

Through her yoga teacher training at Mayo Clinic, Allison has fallen in love with the beauty of the human body, all the things it is able to do, and to appreciate how different we all are. Her Vinyasa classes are suitable for any level of yogi, and have plenty of modifications to make the pose work best for you. After all, the pose is not the goal. The pose is a tool to use to learn more about yourself, your breath, and your life.

Please email any questions to  Yoga@climbroca.com 

 

Irene Kruger

When first introduced to yoga, Irene didn’t enjoy it. It was “too slow,” and she “wasn’t flexible enough.” She was re-introduced during graduate work, and couldn’t believe what she had been missing. One of her favorite analogies is, “Saying you’re not flexible enough for yoga is like saying you’re too dirty to take a bath; that’s why you do it!”

During her Master’s program, Irene quickly found that yoga was a beautiful compliment to her work in counseling psychology. Yoga is absolutely what kept her sane while working, schooling, and completing her internship. Initially, she fell in love with the physical practice, but she stayed for the mental clarity and emotional balance yoga provided.

In 2015, Irene completed a 200 Hour Power Yoga Teacher Training with Core Power in Downtown Minneapolis. She had intended to learn about herself as a student, but felt called to teach. She then immediately completed a 50 Hour Extensions Course. Irene found a job teaching power yoga/Vinyasa with 180 Balance in Detroit Lakes, MN. It was there she was trained in the Hot Yoga Series, and she began teaching Hot and Hot Power Fusion classes, in addition to power yoga.

Her main goal as a teacher is to make each of her students feel welcomed and supported to take options that best suit their bodies in the moment; her focus is on breath and presence moment-to-moment. You’ll often hear her say, “I will always encourage breath over movement.”

 

Carrie Walsh-Schmidt

Carrie discovered Yoga at a pivotal time in her life. After sustaining a stress fracture from running in 2009 she had to find other ways to stay active and re-balance life.  She was hesitant to try yoga initially because it was out of her comfort zone. There was an instant attraction to yoga, and the urge to explore the various formats.

Yoga has brought Carrie so many wonderful things, including stronger performance with running and biking but more importantly relief from everyday life demands and stress. Friends and family have commented how yoga has made her an increasing more positive, uplifting being to be around.

Wanting to share with others her passion and love for yoga she went onto teaching training, getting certified in Yoga Sculpt and Power Yoga in 2012 through Corepower Yoga. This was a great compliment to her medical background as a nurse, already knowing keen aspects of the human anatomy and physical body. Carrie aims the intention of her classes to the deeper,  more profound understanding of one’s self through breath and movement while maintaining safety with alignment.

“I am always honored to be able to guide students, seeing transformations, hearing about life changing discoveries they have had. It is truly breath taking!”

 

 

Sarinna Fisher

 

Sarinna started her yoga practice in 2011 during her first year of college in Winona, MN. A few years into practicing, she noticed that yoga became more than just the physical postures. This is where the healing and journey to the self began. After 5 years of practicing yoga and meditation, she decided to start her yoga teacher journey. In 2017 Sarinna received her 200 Hr Certificate in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

The yoga teacher training was so eye opening and inspiring that Sarinna has immersed herself in teaching and is excited to be able to share her practice with all of the Roca Yogis. 

Sarinna’s classes focus on alignment, strength, and intentional movement.

 

 

 

Bailey Zubay

 

Bailey’s yoga journey started through meditation. Through curiosity of understanding, she looked to philosophical thinkers, spiritual teachers, and sacred texts. They led her back to herself. This opened her eyes to the present.

She realized through meditation, one can catch glimpses of enlightenment, but in order to stay there it takes practice and discipline. She then found yoga. She immediately fell in love with the philosophy.  No other explanation had ever resonated so deeply. Her body immediately woke, and she had some of my first deep meditative experiences in savasana.  She knew in her heart it was her path to be a student.  Divine fate led me to my teacher, Tanya Boigenzahn with Devanandi yoga.  The way she guided me to explore and open her body, mind, and heart inspired Bailey to share her practice with others.

“It now is a beautiful gift to be able to hold space for those in my life in and out of the studio. I am wholly grateful for the opportunity.”

 

 

Kerry Todd

 

Kerry is excited to be teaching at Roca.  She loves sharing her love of yoga with others and feels honored to be part of people’s yoga journeys.  Her philosophy is that yoga is for everyone and she hopes students get out of yoga what they need–whether that be a great workout, more flexibility and strength, or a guide to living their lives more present and fully. 

She is known for her authenticity, friendliness, inclusive and non-judgemental style and she welcomes all ages, body types and abilities from beginners to more experienced yoga practitioners.  She hopes when students step off the mat after her class they somehow feel better—that they can more fully be themselves, and perhaps experience a greater sense of joy, balance and peace.

Kerry has been practicing yoga for more than 10 years.  She started initially by looking to add something different into her exercise routine and was hooked.  She recognized there was something different about yoga and pursued it more seriously completing her 200 hour teacher training in 2012.  She is one paper short of completing her 500 hour teacher training and considers herself to always be a student and learner of yoga and of life.  

 

Sierra Kryzer  

 

Yoga is a way of life.  It calms and centers the mind, body, and soul to things that matter, and relieves you of those that do not.

Sierra started her yogic journey over three years ago in the beautiful town of Duluth, MN.  Sierra was in a stressful part of my life when yoga found its way to her.  Sierra discovered how amazing it felt to drain away my worries and enlighten myself both physically and mentally.  Yoga gives you the tools to address your situations, and choose the lighter path.

Sierra is ever thankful for the yogi teachers in my life that showed me that yoga isn’t just a workout.  Jessie Erickson and Emily Ostos guided her to experience her true self and discover how to be flexible in both mind and body.

She took my yoga teacher training in beautiful Whistler, Canada through Yogacara.  Being in such a serene environment while immersing yourself in the practice of yoga has taught her so much about being a yogi and a teacher.  Sierra is thrilled with this opportunity to teach at Roca and lead people into the climbing/yoga world!

 

 

Ann Flott

 

Ann became a certified yoga instructor in 2009 and has been teaching locally around Rochester since 2010.  She very much enjoys sharing her passion for yoga in a safe and nurturing environment encouraging students to be present, curious, and open as they explore limitless possibilities on the mat. 

She gently guides students toward broadening self awareness in a well-balanced practice emphasizing breath and alignment.  

Her desire is that students come to know their innate magnificence and experience a life filled with joy, peace, and ease.

 

 

Hiro Sekiguchi

 

Bio coming soon!

 

 

Levi Hartman

 

Levi was first introduced to yoga while exploring ways to build core and back strength to combat debilitating back pain. Like most young males his age at the time, he thought, “Yoga isn’t for me. I can’t go to a yoga class!” Now 10+ years later he attributes much of his health and mental stability to the fateful decision to “just give yoga a try” anyways.

Levi’s bookish and nerdy hobbies mixed with his professional background in the sciences have caused many people to describe his classes as “delightfully earthy”. While this description brings joy to his heart, his main goal is simply to offer a chance for students to explore what makes them human by uniting mind and body as one.

 

Picture coming soon!  

Allie Canoy Illies

 

Bio coming soon!