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Meet Our Instructors

At Balanced and Brave, we believe in the power of community and inclusivity. Our instructors are passionate about helping you achieve your fitness goals while fostering a supportive environment. Click here to learn more about our team.




Erin is an experienced and certified fitness instructor who is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals. She is a strong, supportive presence in the studio, always encouraging her clients to work hard and never giving up. She always has a smile on her face, pushing her clients to push themselves and sweat out the stress of the day. With years of experience and training, Erin is a great choice for any fitness enthusiast looking to improve their health and wellbeing.



Muscle Fire

Meet Darren, our high-energy fitness instructor! Darren has been training for over 30 years and is certified in Cross-Fit. He is passionate about helping people reach their full-potential and succeed. Darren is an incredibly supportive instructor and always provides his students with the motivation and guidance they need to reach their goals.



Yoga Sculpt, Restorative

Sam was captivated by the grounding and empowering practice of yoga during her first yoga classes in 2001 at the Fergus Falls YMCA. in 2015, she returned to her roots and began instructing yoga. Sam completed her 200-hour teacher training in Grafton, ND in 2016 and has since instructed. Her instruction style is alignment-focused Hatha. Sam also teaches yoga sculpt and restorative yoga. 



Yoga Instructor

Meet Carrie, our energetic and welcoming yoga and fitness instructor! Carrie's supportive guidance helps each of her students feel connected to their practice. With a focus on Vinyassa Yoga and Yoga Stretch, she strives to create a safe and encouraging environment for each of her classes. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced yogi, Carrie will help you find balance and relaxation in your practice.



Yoga Strong

Jen is a Hatha 200-RYT certified yoga instructor with athlete and trauma-informed yoga training. She is a meditation specialist and is known for her supportive style of teaching. Jen believes in the power of yoga to help people find their inner strength and reach their goals. She encourages her students to be mindful of their body and breath while they explore their own unique practice. Jen loves inspiring her students to find their best selves through yoga.



Hot Stretch, Vinyasa Yoga

Cassidy is supportive of all her students, helping them reach their goals in a positive and encouraging environment. Her background in healthcare makes her uniquely qualified to provide safe and effective instruction in her classes. Cassidy's passion for yoga and fitness shines through in her lessons, and she loves to share her knowledge with her students.



Heated Vinyasa 

Kristin is an RYT200 certified instructor specializing in Heated Vinyasa yoga. She creates a supportive environment for her students to grow and explore their practice. Kristin is a passionate community builder and loves to have fun in her classes. She helps her students stay centered and mindful each time they come to the mat. Kristin deeply understands the many benefits of yoga and loves to share her knowledge with her students.



Muscle Fire

Dane is an experienced and supportive instructor at our yoga and fitness studio. He is certified in fitness and brings a high-energy, positive attitude to every class. He encourages his students to push their physical and mental boundaries and strives to create a safe and welcoming environment for all. With his passion for teaching, he is sure to motivate and inspire all who take his classes.

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