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Our Instructors

STACY SOLBERG, OWNER

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STACY GREW UP ON A WHEAT FARM IN MONTANA AND KNOWS WHAT PEACE IS ALL ABOUT. SHE WENT TO SCHOOL TO BECOME A DENTAL ASSISTANT AND HAS BEEN IN THAT PROFESSION FOR OVER 31 YEARS. FOURTEEN YEARS AGO SHE WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT THAT CHANGED HER LIFE. SHE FOUND YOGA AND IT HELPED EASE HER PAIN. SHE IMMEDIATELY FELL IN LOVE AND WANTED TO TEACH IT. SHE TOOK YOGAFIT LEVEL 1 IN HUDSON, WISCONSIN. SHE THEN TOOK COREPOWER'S 200-HR CERTIFICATION TRAINING. AND, SHE KEEPS ON ADDING TO HER KNOWLEDGE BASE. SHE'S TRAINED IN YIN YOGA, YOGAFIT THERAPEUTIC BACK, YOGAFIT SWEAT, YOGAFIT SENIORS, YOGAFIT STRENGTH, YOGAFIT PRE/POSTNATAL, AND YOGAFIT AYURVEDA AND YOGA TRAINING. SHE ALSO IS CURRENT IN CPR, AED, AND FIRST AID. STACY IS HAPPY TO BE PART OF THE IN BALANCE YOGA & FITNESS TEAM AND LOOKS FORWARD TO BRINGING YOGA TO EVERYONE SHE MEETS. 

ROXIE VANDEWATER

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ROXIE HAS TAUGHT IN THE FITNESS INDUSTRY FOR 25 YEARS. SHE TAKES GREAT JOY IN SEEING OTHERS TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES AND GIVES THEM THE PERMISSION THEY SOMETIMES NEED TO PUT THEMSELVES FIRST IN THE CARE LADDER. SHE STARTED TEACHING AEROBICS AT THE WINONA YMCA IN 1987 AND LATER ADDED STEP AND OTHER CORE AND FITNESS WORKOUTS, MOST RECENTLY ADDING SILVER SNEAKERS IN 2009. SHE STARTED PRACTICING YOGA IN 2002, AND IN 2012 VENTURED INTO TEACHING YOGA WITH CERTIFICATION IN YOGAFIT LEVEL 1. SHE LOVES BUILDING FRIENDSHIPS AND FEELS THE EXERCISE IS A BONUS! SHE IS GRATEFUL THAT HER ACTIVE CLASS HAS FOUND A GREAT HOME AT IN BALANCE YOGA & FITNESS. 


DEB HUPPERT

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THE YOGA SAYING, “WHEN THE STUDENT IS READY THE TEACHER APPEARS” APPLIES TO DEB’S YOGA JOURNEY. DEB FOUND YOGA IN 2008 DURING A PARTICULARLY STRESSFUL TIME IN HER LIFE. SHE WAS AMAZED AT THE MIND AND BODY BENEFITS DERIVED FROM INCORPORATING YOGA IN HER LIFE. DEB ALSO FOUND SHE COULD TAKE THE YOGI PHILOSOPHY FROM THE MAT AND EXTEND IT TO HER DAY JOB AS A HUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATOR. WANTING TO SHARE THE GIFT OF YOGA WITH OTHERS, DEB HAS BEEN TEACHING GENTLE/INTERMEDIATE FLOW YOGA CLASSES THE PAST FOUR YEARS AND HAS RECENTLY COMPLETED HER 200 RYT HOURS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING WITH YOGAFIT. DEB’S PASSION IS A YOGA FLOW OF GENTLE/INTERMEDIATE POSES FOLLOWED WITH A GUIDED RELAXATION AT THE END OF CLASS. 


WHILE DEB IS A NATIVE OF RIVER FALLS, SHE CALLS THE BIG RIVER AREA (BETWEEN PRESCOTT AND ELLSWORTH) HOME WITH HER HUSBAND. THEIR FAMILY INCLUDES TWO ADULT SONS, ONE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AND TWO ADORABLE GRANDDAUGHTERS. OF THE MANY ROLES DEB HAS, HER MOST CHERISHED IS BEING “GRANDMA DEBBY”!


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ANGIE PAYDEN

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ANGIE HAS BEEN PRACTICING MINDFUL YOGA FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS AND MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION FOR OVER SIX YEARS.  FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS, SHE HAS BEEN A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR).  SHE HAS OVER 800 HOURS OF MINDFULNESS TEACHER TRAINING AND IS A QUALIFIED MINDFULNESS AND MINDFUL MOVEMENT TEACHER THROUGH UMASS.  SHE SPECIALIZES IN MINDFULNESS NEUROSCIENCE, MINDFUL MOVEMENT AND ADVANCED MEDITATION.


ANGIE IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE RECOVERY COMMUNITY.  FOLLOWING HER OWN STRUGGLES WITH ADDICTION AND MENTAL ILLNESS, ANGIE DISCOVERED MINDFULNESS AND CREDITS HER PRACTICES AS A KEY TO REOVERY.  SHE HAS TWO BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS AND GRANDAUGHTERS.  SHE LIVES WITH HER MOM AND HER SON IN RIVER FALLS.

WWW.MINDFULLIFESCAPING.COM 

HEATHER SCHUMAN

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HEATHER TOOK HER FIRST YOGA CLASS IN 2005 AND INSTANTLY FELL IN LOVE WITH THE PRACTICE, BOTH ON THE MAT AND AS A WAY OF LIFE. SHE RECEIVED HER 200 HOUR RYT CERTIFICATION FROM THE YOGA CENTER OF MINNEAPOLIS IN 2012 AND HAS BEEN TEACHING EVER SINCE. SHE HAS ADDITIONAL TRAINING IN THAI BODYWORK, KIDS' YOGA, AND PARTNER YOGA AND IS ALWAYS WORKING TO EXPAND HER PRACTICE AND KNOWLEDGE BASE. 


HEATHER HAS A PASSION FOR YOGA, FITNESS, AND GENERAL MIND/BODY WELLNESS AND FEELS HONORED TO BE ABLE TO SHARE EACH OF THESE THINGS WITH HER STUDENTS. SHE STRIVES TO MAKE YOGA ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE WHILE KEEPING STUDENTS CHALLENGED IN THEIR PERSONAL PRACTICES. SHE IS NEW TO THE AREA AND IS THRILLED TO BE A PART OF THE TEAM AT IN BALANCE! 

SALLY FIELD

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Sally’s journey to yoga began 25 years ago with WAAAAAY too much stress from working full-time and as a full-time grad student in an MBA program 4 nights a week.  She found her way into community ed sponsored yoga to wind down during the crazy times that came with that schedule.  Fast forward to today, she is a recovering HR director and “retired” adjunct professor (still actively advising former students!), the goal of teaching yoga became a retirement focus and bucket list item.  Yoga out on her patio in the peace of her garden or in Cozumel on vacation in the winter are two of her favorite spots beyond the studio at In Balance!


Sally earned her 200 RYT certification and has been a Reiki Master for 36 years.  Her passions also include rowing crew and boxing and is she set to complete her certification as a personal trainer at end of 2019.  She is current on CPR and AED training.


Sally and her husband Tim Higgins are both licensed referees for US Rowing and work in animal rescue and several other philanthropic areas as volunteers.  They live in Hudson with pups Marty and Monse’ who will be certified as a therapy dog this summer.  They will celebrate 25 years of marriage next April!

GARY MITCHELL, PERSONAL TRAINER

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GARY HAS ALWAYS HAD AN INTEREST IN SPORTS MEDICINE/ATHLETICS THAT AROUND 2007 TURNED INTO A MASSAGE THERAPY EDUCATION AT NORTHWESTERN HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY. THAT EDUCATION, BEING VERY CLINICALLY BASED AND FOCUSING ON REHABILITATIVE MASSAGE, WAS THE IMPETUS FOR STUDYING ORTHOPEDIC MASSAGE AND EVENTUALLY BECOMING A NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SPORTS MEDICINE PERSONAL TRAINER. 


AT THIS POINT IN TIME, GARY IS PRIMARILY FOCUSING ON POSTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL LIMITATIONS THAT HAVE BECOME RAMPANT IN OUR SOCIETY AND CULTURE; IN BOTH PERSONAL TRAINING AND MANUAL THERAPY CAPACITIES. “I LIKE TO BREAK MOVEMENT DOWN INTO THE SIMPLEST FORM AND GET BACK TO THE FOUNDATIONS OF MOVEMENT. I’M STILL WORKING ON THOSE SKILLS TO TRULY RECOGNIZE THOSE DEFICIENCIES IN MOVEMENT, BUT WE’RE ALL IN A PROCESS OF CHANGE.”

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HEATHER BAAR, PERSONAL TRAINER

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*B.S. IN EDUCATION; HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE UW-RIVER FALLS 

*PERSONAL TRAINER & NUTRITIONAL CONSULTANT; NPTI 

*ACPT CERTIFICATION (ADVANCED CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER) 

*TRX SUSPENSION TRAINING LEVEL 1 QUALIFIED TRAINER

I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT HEALTH & FITNESS. I AM AN AVID RUNNER AND HAVE ENJOYED LIFTING WEIGHTS ALL MY ADULT LIFE. I ENJOY BEING ACTIVE WITH MY HUSBAND NATE AND OUR TWO CHILDREN KARISSA AND BLAKE. MY INTEREST IN PERSONAL TRAINING BEGAN WITH EXPERIENCING HOW DIFFICULT IT CAN BE, MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY, TO ACHIEVE GOALS ON MY OWN, ESPECIALLY AFTER HAVING CHILDREN. EVEN WITH MY COLLEGE EDUCATION AND MY MARATHON RUNNING EXPERIENCE, I WAS NOT EQUIPPED WITH THE TOOLS TO REACH THE GOALS I HAD SET. I FOUND MYSELF WANTING MORE OUT OF MY WORKOUTS. I ALSO REALIZED WITH MY BASIC ROUTINE, I WASN’T GETTING TO WHERE I WANTED TO BE ON MY GOALS, SO I DECIDED TO WORK WITH A TRAINER. 

ANDREA CRONK, NASM CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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PERSONAL FITNESS TO ME IS NOT SOLELY ABOUT LOOKING A CERTAIN WAY; INSTEAD IT IS ABOUT STARTING TO FIND AND DO THE THINGS THAT I HAVE ALWAYS ASPIRED TO DO. MY FAVORITE GOALS FOR PEOPLE ARE ONES THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH SOMETHING IN THE GYM. THEY ARE THE ONES LIKE ‘I WANT TO BE ABLE TO PLAY CATCH FOR A HALF HOUR WITH MY KIDS IN THE YARD WITHOUT GETTING WINDED.’ OR ‘I WANT TO BE ABLE TO GO OUT HIKING WITH MY FRIENDS INSTEAD OF GOING OUT TO EAT.’ IF YOU CAN BE CHALLENGED TO BE YOUR BEST WITH ME FOR 30 OR 60 MINUTES, YOU WILL FIND THAT YOUR EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES AND ADVENTURES WILL BECOME MUCH EASIER AND MORE ENJOYABLE.

HOBBIES AKA ADVENTURES:

HORSEBACK RIDING; MUD RUNS, ESPECIALLY THE TOUGH MUDDER; RUNNING; ROLLERBLADING; TENNIS; FISHING; ARCHERY, AND MUCH MUCH MORE. 

MY BIG FITNESS GOAL:

COMPETE IN A NINJA WARRIOR COURSE!

EMILY JACOBSON

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EMILY IS A LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST WHO HAS BEEN PRACTICING TAI CHI ON HER OWN FOR HER OWN HEALTH BENEFITS SINCE 2012. SHE RECEIVED HER TAI CHI TEACHER TRAINING CERTIFICATE IN 2016 AT TAI CHI HEALTHWAYS IN SAN DIEGO, CA. AS A LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST, EMILY TEACHES TAI CHI AS A MEDICINE AND AS AN EXERCISE FOR STRENGTH AND BALANCE, FOR MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND PHYSICAL HEALTH.  AS AN ACUPUNCTURIST EMILY STARTED TEACHING TAI CHI SO HER PATIENTS WOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO FULLY INTEGRATE THE HEALTH BENEFITS THAT THEY RECEIVE FROM THEIR ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENTS BY ALLOWING THEM TO WORK WITH MOVING AND TONIFYING QI (CHI) ON THEIR OWN.  LIKEWISE, EMILY FEELS THAT EVEN THE GENERAL PUBLIC CAN BENEFIT FROM TAI CHI WITHOUT HER OFFICIALLY SERVING IN THE CAPACITY AS THEIR ACUPUNCTURIST, BECAUSE SHE FEELS THAT TAI CHI PROVIDES EACH INDIVIDUAL WITH A FORM OF SELF-ADMINISTERED “ACUPUNCTURE” BY ENCOURAGING QI MOVEMENT WITHOUT THE USE OF NEEDLES.


IN EMILY'S WORDS, TAI CHI IS A PRACTICE THAT INVOLVES A SEQUENCE OF SLOW, GENTLE, AND INTENTIONAL MOVEMENTS THAT ENHANCE STRENGTH AND BALANCE BY ENGAGING THE SMALL INTRINSIC MUSCLES THAT DON’T GET EXERCISED AND/OR USED REGULARLY THROUGHOUT OUR DAILY LIVES.  BY ENGAGING IN A REGULAR PRACTICE, PARTICIPANTS MAY EXPERIENCE HEALTH BENEFITS SUCH AS LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE, EXPANDING LUNG CAPACITY, REGULATING BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS, STABILIZING MOODS AND STRESS LEVELS, REDUCING ANXIETY, INCREASING MEMORY AND FOCUS, AND ENHANCING A GENERAL SENSE OF WELL-BEING.


EMILY IS A MOTHER OF TWO KIDS AND AN ENGAGED MEMBER OF HER COMMUNITY BY VOLUNTEERING IN VARIOUS CAPACITIES AND SERVING ON LOCAL BOARDS. SHE ENJOYS SUPPORTING THE ARTS (ESPECIALLY COMMUNITY THEATER) AND SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS. EMILY BELIEVES THAT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS A MUST TO MAINTAIN OPTIMAL LEVELS OF HEALTH AND ENJOYS MOVING HER BODY IN A VARIETY OF WAY. YOU MAY SEE HER BIKING AROUND TOWN, HIKING ALONG THE LOWER KINNI, PADDLING HER KAYAK, IN A LOCAL YOGA CLASS, OR EVEN DOING TAI CHI IN THE PARK!


EMILY HOPES THAT YOU WILL JOIN HER TO TRY OUT THIS EFFECTIVE ANCIENT PRACTICE TO SEE IF IT IS A FIT FOR YOUR NEEDS.

BRITTANY SCHULTZ

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I GREW UP DANCING AND WHEN I FOUND ZUMBA, I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT RIGHT AWAY!  I LOVE HOW ZUMBA MAKES ME FEEL ENERGIZED, UPBEAT AND LIKE A PARTY. I STARTED TAKING ZUMBA CLASSES IN COLLEGE AND LOVED IT SO MUCH I WANTED TO BECOME A CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR TO SHARE THIS AMAZING EXPERIENCE WITH OTHERS. MIDWESTERN GROWN, I GOT MY ZUMBA CERTIFICATE IN ROSEDALE MN, AND AM BRINGING THE FUN RIGHT BACK TO THE COMMUNITY I LIVE IN. I LOVE THAT I CAN TEACH A WORKOUT CLASS TO PEOPLE THAT'S FUN AND MOTIVATIONAL.