Biz Casmer, PYT, RYT-500, E-RYT-200, ACE-cGFI
I have been teaching yoga since 2006 and enjoying the physical practice since 1999. I believe I’ve been learning and practicing the many other limbs of yoga my entire life. I enjoy dedicating my time and energy to sharing the gift of yoga with my students.
I am a Professional Yoga Therapist (PYT-500) and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-200) through Integrative Yoga Therapy and the Yoga Alliance. I completed my 200-hour training through the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. I am also a certified Pre and Post Natal Yoga Instructor through Global Yoga Center in Chicago, a Certified Group Fitness Instructor (c-GFI) through the America Council on Exercise (ACE), CPR and First Aid Certified and I am currently pursuing my 1000 hour Professional Yoga Therapist certification through Integrative Yoga Therapy. Yoga and Yoga Therapy are my passion and I look forward to sharing with others what continues to help me heal my own physical, energetic and emotional body.
In my previous life, I worked in the advertising world and I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, Advertising and Spanish from the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, MN. In 2009 a job offer brought my husband here, and I decided I would join him on the adventure:-) Moving here from Minneapolis brought many opportunities and the biggest one was taking a chance on teaching yoga full time. I let go of my corporate career in advertising and decided to focus my energy on helping people heal and get closer to their true self through the practice of yoga. I love and miss all the friends I made and the clients that I worked with in the advertising business, but being a Yoga instructor and Yoga therapist is my passion and I believe it to be my calling. I feel truly blessed to be doing what I love and sharing it with others each and every day.
In addition to practicing and teaching yoga, I enjoy spending time with my hubby Ian and my two dogs Walter and Willow. I love to run, bike, travel, spend time with my friends and family and partake in just about any activity outside when the weather is warm! When the weather isn’t nice, you can find me inside cooking, reading, vegging out or remodeling something in my home!
I specialize in Yoga Therapy for back care, chronic/adrenal fatigue, insomnia, anxiety and depression, weight loss, women’s health including pre/post-natal and menopause/hormonal challenges, Parkinson’s Disease and movement based yoga for strength and alignment (core specialty).
If you are interested in working with me for private yoga therapy, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Sunflower Yoga Therapy
Ever since I was a young girl, sunflowers have brought me warmth and happiness… and that is precisely what I hope to provide to you through my yoga instruction. It is my dream that everyone can be touched by the warmth of yoga at some point in their life and hopefully it will leave a lasting impression – becoming a way of life rather than just another form of exercise.
Many of us come to yoga for different reasons. It may originally be for exercise or deeper stretching, or maybe to rehabilitate a physical injury. The healing process generally begins with the physical body, but opens us up to healing our emotional and energetic bodies as well. Physical injuries, disease and emotional suffering can all be seen as a form of separation from body, mind and spirit and it is through yoga that we create a sense of union with ourself and all that is around us — healing this separation on all levels. Yoga is a powerful tool and guides us on the path to healing – and the healing comes from within. As a teacher, I consider myself a facilitator — igniting a spark within my students which triggers this healing process.
I love to guide students in a non-traditional matter. No library yoga in my classroom – but rather a friendly practice filled with physical and emotional challenges, meaningful music, heartfelt words and an overall sense of warmth and happiness. I encourage students to make each practice their own and grab whatever jumps out at them — be ok with opening yourself up to transformation and the possibilities of finding balance in your body, mind and spirit.