Nora Gordon

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Teaching since: 2015

Styles that inform and inspire me: alignment-based, Anusara, vinyasa, restorative yoga, and Ayurveda

Why I teach: Yoga found me when I needed it most and the ripple effect it has had on every aspect of my life inspires me to teach others. I am passionate about holistic, mind/body centered practices and the human body never ceases to inspire and amaze me. And lastly, teaching provides an opportunity to continue to study yoga and challenge myself to show up authentically.

Why I practice: I was first drawn to yoga for the strength and flexibility. I felt empowered, connected, and more calm; like I was coming home again. I continue to practice because yoga is an anchor that grounds me, provides self-care, and inspires me to continue learning.

What to expect from classes with me: You can expect to move your body, challenge your mind, and maybe even work up a sweat. I weave alignment cues alongside breathing and self-awareness techniques and provide modifications to make the practice accessible and approachable. I love a challenging practice when it's balanced with a restorative pose and long savasana. Above all, I aim to provide a safe space for you to explore, make friends with, and celebrate the many facets of yourself while honoring your own strengths and limitations.

When I’m not teaching yoga: You can find me taking life by the reins by being out in nature, riding my bike, jogging with my dog, Ruby, canoeing with my husband and best friend, Chris, creating art, or working behind the scenes at Big River Yoga with my great staff and dedicated teachers. Outside of the studio, I work in public health research at the University of Minnesota and help increase access to healthy food across MN. In my free time, I aim to master the art of surrender, asking for help, and knowing when my plate is full. :)

Nora Teaches:

  • Sundays 7:00pm Restorative yoga (monthly)

  • Behind the front desk assisting students, subbing classes while our regular teachers are away, and around the studio on many nights!


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