SOUL HAVEN INSTRUCTORS
As an HR professional, Megan has always been drawn to the personal development of others. She is thrilled to be in an environment that supports others on their journey to build meaningful relationships while reaching their fitness goals, all with a few laughs along the way! In her role as Studio Director you won’t see her leading a class (maybe someday!), but she’ll be there on the mat beside you. Outside the Studio, Megan has a love for traveling, biking, gardening, and shopping. She can’t wait to see you at Soul Haven Studio!
Kelly Hoeven has been practicing yoga and barre for over ten years and has always had a passion for health and fitness. She and her sister, Megan Grad, and Mom, Jolene Muscha, opened Soul Haven Studio in May 2019. “We wanted to create a space to build community through fitness.” Kelly holds a barre certification from Barre VariationsÒ and a Yoga Sculpt certification from Lindsay Masset’s training method. Off the mat, Kelly loves to travel with her husband Jack, son Rhett, and dog Miko. Their favorite adventures include hiking, kayaking, camping, and enjoying a day on the river. Join her on the mat for a fun and sweaty workout!
April is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and owns Dakota Physical Therapy with her husband. She has been in the health and fitness industry for 11 years. She is a certified, BUTI Yoga, Barre, Pole Fitness and UGI ball instructor. She also enjoys developing her own classes including HIIT and core classes. April has always had a passion for exercise and dance, she loves teaching people how to reach their personal goals. Her knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology help beginners to advanced students with proper posture, and body mechanics. She wants to make sure everyone feels confident in their individual abilities. Be prepared for sweat, smiles, and letting yourself go!
Babette is a Bismarck native. After taking a variety of yoga classes for the past several years she found one that called to her and decided to get certified by Lindsay Masset. Yoga Sculpt is a challenging all over body workout in a heated studio. It’s helped her grow stronger and more flexible on and off the mat. Babette is excited for you to join her for an upbeat, sweaty workout that’ll put a smile on your face.
Britni Schwartz is a Buti Yoga Instructor and twin momma! Yoga found her at a time when the thrusts of motherhood and life had left her feeling a little outside of herself. Eventually, she learned a clear mind is best found on a sweaty mat. She believes self-care is essential, not selfish. Britni hopes to encourage others to give themselves permission to take to a breath when they need it both in life and on their mat. Her approach is gritty over pretty and practice over perfection. Come join her in the studio and sweat it out together.
Step onto the mat with Christine and experience a class consciously crafted straight from her heart and steeped in love. Her class aims to offer opportunity for expansion and prove that we are all meant for more than closed off and guarded. Prepare to be uplifted by an empowered breath cadence and align through a highly intentional flow.
With over 1,000 hours of teaching experience, Christine is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, and a Continuing Education Provider all through Yoga Alliance. She completed her 230 Hour Yoga Study through Yoga Center Minneapolis in 2015 and her Devi Mommas Prenatal Teacher Training through Transitions Yoga in 2019. Christine is also the creator of the ELEVATE Barre Teacher Training method.
Off the mat, Christine is wife to Ben, mama to Olympia, wrangler to Sterling, and espresso aficionado. She accepts the challenge of making any movement yogic and looks forward to meeting you on the mat.
Having grown up training in dance, it was no surprise that Erica fell in love with the artistic athleticism that is yoga and barre. As a student she witnessed the positive effects on both her body and mind. She a firm believer that positive thinking will cultivate a positive life. Erica also works in clinical research thus making her a proud science and anatomy nerd (Ask her about the scientific studies relating to positive versus negative words). It’s wonderful to see the changes in what your body can do when you train and hone it properly. Off the mat you can find her running around town, quite literally as she seems to always be training for a distance race. Otherwise she enjoys anything in nature with the company of her boyfriend and golden retriever, including: kayaking, hiking, skiing, camping, and relaxing at the lake. Join Erica and you can stretch, sweat, and breathe together.
Lindsay Masset is an E-RYT 200 (Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher who’s taught over 1,500 hours of classes), a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider), and an Advanced Buti Yoga Instructor who was accepted into the Master Buti Teacher Trainer Program. Lindsay has also developed her own course and curriculum to guide others in how to lead a Yoga Sculpt format. Beyond Buti and Vinyasa yoga, Lindsay is trained in instructing 11:11 The Practice, Barre, HotCore, Buti Sculpt, Yoga Sculpt, Gentle Yoga, Partner Yoga, Partner Stunting, Acrobatics, Athletic Restorative Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Hip Hop Dance, Theatrical Dance, Mask Performance, and Single-Point Dance Trapeze.
Lindsay's motto for class: "Life’s too short for boring workouts. My unique and fun classes encourage fear abandonment, help build strength, illuminate on how to challenge your body safely, aid in boosting confidence and body awareness, and release stress. With me, there’s no expectations, no competition, and no judgement. You’ll be safe, have fun, work hard, and discover your happiest you.”
Lindsay's knack for teaching is driven by her strong theatrical background. She has performed professionally across the country with notable theatre companies like Do Jump-Extremely Physical Theatre Company and Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts with emphasis in Acting and Directing as well as a Dance Minor from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She also graduated the ‘Professional Training Program’ from Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre in California.
Mariah grew up in a small North Dakota town and moved to Fargo after she graduated to pursue her love for Cosmetology. In 2010, she graduated from The Salon Professional Academy and began her career as a Cosmetologist. She moved to Bismarck in 2012 and now works at a local salon. Mariah fell in love with all things yoga about 5 years ago. After doing plenty of yoga at home, she finally decided to attend her first class and was hooked. Between the movement, the breath, that amazing “clear mind” feeling after a class, the challenge, and the full body workout she realized that this practice was going to be her thing. In late 2018, Mariah decided she wanted to pursue her other found love of yoga and become an instructor. She completed her Yoga Sculpt training in January of 2019 under the instruction of Lindsay Masset and cannot wait to share this fun and challenging practice with all of you!
Rebecca has been moving her entire life. Since the age of three she has studied classical ballet and other forms of dance. Due to wear and tear injuries Rebecca decided not to pursue a career in dance, however, she still wanted to be involved in the movement and fitness industry. She immediately felt the benefits that a Pilates class offers and soon noticed her injuries begin to vanish. She then enrolled in a teacher training program at Gramercy Pilates in Manhattan. She is trained in contemporary Pilates where proper alignment, breath, and biomechanics are essential in order to efficiently execute the Pilates repertoire. Her goal is to help clients not only look better but discover that mind body connection in order to maintain a healthy and sustainable body.
Yoga came into Jaime’s life when she wasn’t looking for something that she so desperately needed. She began her journey towards becoming a RYT in 2016 after her first pregnancy. Jaime received her 230hr RYT certification through Yoga Center of Minneapolis. She now has two wonderful, crazy, beautiful kids and truly enjoys teaching and holding space for others to find their breath, let go of whatever it is they no longer need and deepen their yoga practice on and off the mat.
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Katie Harrington currently resides in Mandan, ND. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Mary and is in her sophomore year. Over the past years, Katie has also been working as an After-School Preschool teacher at Missouri Valley Montessori Preschool and loves working with children! Katie has been practicing yoga for the past couple years and her love for it has only gotten stronger. She is so excited to work at a Yoga studio and meet new people!
Caitlyn is from Fargo, ND. She grew up in Fargo and worked for the Fargo Youth Commission all through high school. After graduation she attended MSUM in pursuit of a degree in Public Relations and Advertisement, and was a nanny throughout her college career. She moved to Bismarck last May to become a small business owner. She is so excited to be part of the Soul Haven team for so many reasons! She has a passion for exercise and wellness and loves children, so it's a perfect combination! She's excited to be part of this community with the opportunity to interact with children and watch their creativity expand.
Kaila is from Mandan, ND and attended school and grew up in Bismarck her whole life. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Early Childhood and Special Education in the fall of 2018. Kaila has always had a passion for children and a love for group fitness, so she is over-joyed to be working in an environment where she is involved with both! Kaila has taught everything from preschool gymnastics to Zumba at the Senior Center. She loves spending time with friends and family as well as traveling when she can. Kaila is all about laughter and living life with a smile on her face and a passion in her heart.
Sarah has lived in Bismarck her whole life. She is eagerly pursuing a degree in social work and finds joy in her work as a barista, being outside, photography, traveling, and spending time with friends & family. She’s so excited to meet you and your kiddos!