About Our Studio

About Us

Our Mission

What has evolved is a mission not based on a future objective, but rather the passions of the community drawn to The Barn. We strive to create an environment where the complexities of today are simplified back to the basics that our bodies call for—to build a balance of fitness and nutrition in an environment that encourages both.

The Space

Amenities

The main level of The Barn has a full kitchen, a table that comfortably seats eight, a sitting area that seats eight to ten and a 3/4 bath. Our upper level can function as our fitness studio, or a reception room (please see "Host Your Own Event" for more information). It also has a 1/2 bath and a small lofted area that overlooks the space.

Host Your Own Event

We love a good party! Birthday parties, showers, ladies night out and all celebrating in between, The Barn offers a unique and inviting ambiance that is perfect for gathering with those you love. If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact Amy at amy@yellowbarnwellness.com. We look forward to helping you create a celebration that everyone will remember!

The Staff

Amy Peterson: Barn Coordinator

It only seemed fitting Amy was drawn to The Barn, as she grew up on a small hobby farm 70 miles west of St. Paul. From a young age Amy was interested in health and wellness and during a stressful time in her life found yoga to be incredibly inspiring and healing. Self care rings high in her book as she believes taking care of oneself in mind, body, and spirit is the foundation to a happy and healthy life. Amy completed her 200 hour certification in 2010 at Core Power Yoga and went on to study with Tanya Boigenzahn at Devanadi Yoga to complete her 500 hour certification. She has worked closely with local yoga scholar Jes Rosenberg to bring yoga into the schools as well as into senior residences specializing in memory care and Alzheimer's. Amy teaches beginner vinyasa classes at the Barn, and is excited to share the ancient practice of yoga with the Yellow Barn community – because, as she puts it, yoga truly has something to offer everyone. Amy is also the Barn Coordinator. Her role is to answer any questions you have about The Barn and to turn your feeback into action. She looks forward to hearing from you.

amy@yellowbarnwellness.com

612-419-6928

Anna Decker: Barn Coordinator Support

Anna is Tom and Deb’s daughter. She will be supporting Amy, the Barn Coordinator, and is happy to answer any questions you may have. Anna frequents yoga classes at the Barn, and often has her three beautiful daughters in tow. To learn more about Anna and her passion please visit: http://prescribe-nutrition.com/the-team/

Anna@yellowbarnwellness.com

651-343-1273

Brigitte Koepke:

Brigitte has her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Minnesota and is 200-hour ERYT certified with the Yoga Alliance.  Meant to move, she can be found riding around on her pink bicycle, dancing around the Twin Cities, and managing Fusion Yoga. She came to yoga to find a blissful state of being, moving her body in meditation, breathing and dancing through her asana practice. Brigitte is honored to share her passion, and believes in the power of yoga to understand and access the mind and body. She guides her yoga classes in a manner that challenges all dimensions of a person and encourages self expression through the asana practice. She is also excited to be teaching beginning dance classes to the young ones at the barn - a great space to facilitate coordination, creativity and exploration.

Deb Fee: Barn Founder and Yogi

Deb is co-owner of The Barn, alongside her husband and dream supporter, Tom. She wants their space to be a place of inspiration, learning and challenge—a place of welcoming gentleness and compassion to all who enter. Deb's yoga love story began on a beach in Mexico, and she hoped it would have the same calming affect when she returned home to a cold and snowy Minnesota winter. Deb happily discovered the passion wasn't weather dependent and pursued her curiosity and practice. This past spring, she completed her 200 hour teacher training at Kripalu Yoga Center in Massachusetts, and Deb is inspired to continue to learn and teach. She finds yoga a wonderful addition in her desire to grow and be all she can be as a: daughter, sister, wife, mother of four grown children, mother-in-law, "Babs" to 3 amazingly sweet grandchildren, friend, mentor, teacher and a woman of faith. Deb looks forward to sharing this place with all yogis, especially the late comers to yoga, such as herself!

dsfee@aol.com

Katie Jasper: Barn Yogi and Nutritionist

Katie Jasper comes to The Barn with a complete love of what it represents. A place for community and to connect the mind, body and spirit. Katie's life up until now has been preparing her for the present. Owning a Functional Nutrition business and teaching yoga - a couple of her life's loves! Each day presents a new lesson, new opportunity and new way to practice, think and feel. She holds a Masters Degree in Holistic Health Studies and is a certified in Integrative Nutrition. Katie will be teaching a variety of yoga classes at Yellow Barn as well has holding nutrition and wellness workshops and events there! She can't wait to meet you. Other loves: Her husband Matt, dog Max, and cats, Biscuit and Boots. Katie loves to travel and learn. Get her on a beach with a Julia Ross or Dr. Emmons book and she's in heaven!

Katie@katiejasperhealth.com

http://prescribe-nutrition.com/

Olive: Barn Loyal Companion

Oilve is a Saint Berdoodle and an integral part of The Barn team. She may be just a puppy, but she is an old soul and a great listener. If you need consoling or companionship, Olive is your girl!

Rachel:

As a mother of two young girls, Rachel's yoga practice has grown and changed in many ways since it began 12 years ago. What started as a mainly physical practice, has now evolved to be so much more. Rachel completed her 200-RYT in 2008, and has additional training in prenatal and kids yoga. Rachel works as a physical therapist and is also a certified athletic trainer. Rachel and her husband, Luke, live in Eagan with their two daughters and love to be active outdoors. From marathons and triathlons, to being out on the water with her paddleboard, Rachel is always up for a challenge!

Classes

Beginners Dance Classes

Session 1: September 12th- November 21st.

Ages: walkers through three year olds. Let's move to music in The Barn!! Bring your little ones in for 45 minutes of moving to the music. There will also be some stretching and free-dance playtime, all while increasing coordination and having a blast.
The children should wear something they can move in comfortably. Moms and siblings are welcome to watch, hangout in the living room below, or play outside. Drop-ins welcome!

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Happy Hour Yoga

Join us for a rinsing-and-twisting-the-day-away class. Come connect your breath to your movement as we flow through beautiful Vinyasa style yoga. Our room will be kept at a comfortable temperature (approximately 75 degrees), and wonderful music will be playing to motivate and inspire you. This class is open to all levels, and modifications will be provided for beginners. Expect a "real" savasana (5 minutes), and great conversation after class for all those who can stay and connect with their instructors and peers. All classes are pay at the door. We accept cash, check and all major credit cards.

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Restorative Yoga

Our gentle restorative yoga is both healing and thereputic, making it wonderful for anyone experiencing pain from injury or stressful life transitions. Props will be provided to all students to aid reaching total relaxation in each pose. This yoga is for all levels. Rather than charging, Deb Fee (co-owner) would rather you donate whatever feels right for you.

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Slow Flow-Beginner's Yoga

This class is perfect for those that are new to yoga or have limited experience. Each yoga posture will be cued from the ground up, focusing on foundation and proper alignment, in addition to developing that body/breath connection. More importantly, this class will be fun! A smile and willing spirit is all that’s needed here! Please bring a mat (The Barn has extra mats if you don't have your own) and water and remember to wear clothing that you will feel comfortable moving in.

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Sunday Sunset Yoga

Join us as we connect our breath and movement and flow together in the dimly lit barn. This is an intermediate level, vinyasa yoga that is heated to approximately 78 degrees. We hope you enjoy inspiring music and a "real" shavasana (4-5 minutes). You are welcome to stay after class as we enjoy refreshments and great conversation downstairs. We think this is the perfect way to end a weekend and begin a new week!

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