Hi! My name is Ariane Caroline Gunderson. I'm originally from Watertown, WI; and I moved to Manitowoc in 2018.
I was introduced to yoga when I was 13. I was admitted into an inpatient program for an eating disorder that I was struggling with. While I was in the program, they offered us yoga classes every week-I don't remember the teachers name, but I do remember how she made me feel... present, relaxed, and at peace with my body and mind.
I continued to practice yoga throughout my teenage years, officially getting certified when I was 17 years old. I have attended certification programs in Oconomowoc, Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, and Denver. I am formally trained in therapeutic yoga, yin yoga, vinyasa flow, and baptiste power yoga.
Yoga has helped me with almost every aspect of my life, from deep breathing exercises for my asthma - to remaining calm during those really stressful days. It also taught me that I am worth spending time on. I began to care about my own self-growth and becoming a better, more peaceful human every day.
In my classes, I strive to provide a balance of guidance and space so that students can grow, heal, and have discoveries on their own. Come to my classes ready to move, breathe, SWEAT, and laugh a little bit, too.