Warm hugs to our Central Iowa Yoga instructors
Dive in and immerse yourself — your body, mind and spirit will bloom in our beautiful NEW location.
Each teacher brings depth of experience and training to their sessions. Some favorites return from past retreats, and fresh faces and classes are here for you to explore.
Connect with our stellar team of yoga teachers; they will make you bloom!
Ben radiates good vibes, and creates opportunities for everyone to experience yoga. Always an athlete, Ben first explored yoga as a student at UNI, and turned again to yoga to get through a rough spot. You’ll find Ben teaching all over central Iowa; check out The Spot on 6th, his new studio!
THAI YOGA MASSAGE
…boss lady at Des Moines Massage + Yoga. Certified in a number of disciplines, Bridget is well known for her in-depth approach to bodywork and yoga. With a sincere playfulness, she weaves principals of yoga into her teaching. Bridget dives deep into relationships and the community.
Martha came to seriously practice yoga in her 50s, and the impact on her life is profound. Even though she didn’t want to or think it was possible, she found out she really could stand on her head! Martha encourages deep connection with the earth, and weaves stories, poetry, and philosophy into her teaching.
Raised in West Des Moines, Jenny is a lawyer by day and yogini by night. It was at a studio in North Dakota that Jenny fell in love with yoga. Excited to share her love for yoga, she earned her 200 RYT certification in 2015. Jenny’s been busy; she had a baby last spring and opened her own yoga studio early this year!
With a balance of creativity and strategy, Robin Wasteney knows how to solve problems. Robin is a graduate of Iowa State University, and continues to mentor students with the Art Directors Association of Iowa. Outside of her work in graphic arts, Robin is an avid cyclist and yoga practitioner and teacher.
It’s Sheng’s year—in the Chinese Zodiac the Rat is skillful and successful, and content with a peaceful life. Sheng inspires with strength and optimism. Sheng believes yoga is 99% practice, 1% theory. Sheng explored yoga first to become more flexible, but stuck with the practice because it felt so amazing.
Named “acharya,” a teacher of wisdom, Stephie aims to provide tools for the real world. “I want people to remember to stop and breathe. I want them to have a sense of self-awareness and connection with their bodies.” Stephie has completed more than 700 hours of training at Kripalu in Massachusetts, and recently added trauma-sensitive yoga to her tool kit. She’s taught in Minnesota, and currently teaches at various studios in the Des Moines area including Power Life Yoga.
A university teacher in his “day job,” Joseph finds teaching yoga to be a great “body supplement” to the mind work he does at school. Asana helps him connect body, mind, and heart. Joseph likes to teach classes that are vigorous and challenging, with a bit of humor to help move things along. He is a walking advertisement for yoga as a life practice, aside from whatever it does to your glutes and abs, having practiced yoga for more than 25 years, and teaching for more than 10.
FLOW & RESTORE
Lindsay Duvick founded Yoga + Co. in Des Moines to provide a safe space for folks to come as you are, take what you need and spread the amazingly good energy this world needs. She was drawn to yoga as a health focus. She loves providing yoga and human connection in the community. She teaches a variety of flows, empowering others to live the life they deserve. She encourages her students to deepen their practice, while inspiring them to find happiness inside themselves.