Kamie Slegers B.S. Exercise Science, CAP, YA-CEP, C-IAYT, RYS, E-RYT 500+, NAMA Practitioner, Former Owner/Operator Synergize Yoga in Anoka, Current Owner/Operator of When Shift Happens – Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Marma Therapist. Vedic Counselor, Health and Wellness Coach, Behavioral Habit Coach, Yoga Instructor, and Wellness Facilitator
Kamie Slegers is recognized throughout Minnesota as an accomplished yoga teacher and advanced practitioner. She has been teaching yoga since 1996, starting in southwest Minnesota where she discovered yoga, and at Southwest State University. She used yoga to rehabilitate her injuries caused by overuse playing collegiate volleyball. She quickly realized that a blend of exercise science and yoga would benefit students and athletes who have injuries while also reaching out to those who are sedentary and may not exercise regularly.
Kamie’s depth of knowledge provides her with the ability to cater to her students and give them individualized care. Her enthusiasm is contagious, guiding the timidest students to discover their true abilities and reach their potential. Her classes have beautifully crafted sequences developed through her degree in Exercise Physiology and Human Movement along with her diverse training in Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda.
She has continued her education as an Ayurveda Practitioner and Yoga Therapist. Her years of experience give her the ability to teach yoga, creating yoga workshops and programs on a variety of topics ranging from anatomy and structure to depression and anxiety, while also consulting clients in lifestyle changes, women studies, weight management, cancer care and more.
She has completed training in Yoga Therapy, Prenatal Yoga, Birth Doula, Meditation, Cancer, Ayurveda, Marma therapy, nutrition, herbs, cooking, and continues to study. Her dharma (life purpose) is very clear when you are in her classes and workshops. She is currently working on programs with in-depth personal practices and self-care developed throughout her practice. Kamie is no stranger to the process of healing and frequently relates to others’ experiences, guiding from her own challenges and struggles.
She is also facilitating a 200-hour teacher training program to share her accumulated knowledge in life and the various training sessions that she has considers herself blessed to have taken over her years as a practitioner. Kamie is a business owner-operator. She develops her own yoga classes and workshops and has begun to develop a line of herbal teas and recipes. Her beloved certified therapy dog, Rufus, is available at the studio to provide additional comfort and joy to her students.
Jenna’s interest in yoga when receiving a DVD and mat when she was only six years old from an Aunt. She since embraced meditation and a true vinyasa style. Being a competitive swimmer all through school, she listens to her body on a very deep level. After many sore muscles, she has found great relief in yoga. Even though she has fully embraced vinyasa style yoga she has studied Yin and Restorative.
After battling depression through her school years, she has found true happiness in her study of meditation. Jenna has found that happiness isn’t found in material items but found in self-care, self-love, and living in the present moment. She wishes to be able to bring this happiness and love to everyone in the world. Jenna completed her 200hr Ashtanga Teaching Training program with Kamie Slegers at Synergize Incorporated, where she is now teaching and assisting Kamie.
She is currently in training to become a meditation instructor through The Meditation Learning Center, looking to be certified in the Fall of 2020.
Jenna hopes for her students to be able to find a little bit of peace, no matter what is happening in the world, even if it’s for just a moment.