Platinum Yoga - Where Zen meets Fun!
Instructors

DeNae Shewmake
DeNae Shewmake
DeNae is a nationally certified yoga instructor in Vinyasa, Hatha and Yoga Anatomy. DeNae has been teaching for several years in the Burnsville and Apple Valley area and has over 800 hours of instruction time. DeNae works hard to know her students needs and goals and to create a fun, friendly environment.
Theresa Heier
Living a healthy lifestyle has always been important to me, and once I tried my first yoga class I was hooked. I received my 200-hour certification through CorePower Yoga last May, and am a registered yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance. There are countless physical benefits that come from practicing yoga. However, my favorite part of yoga is how it helps to still the mind and find inner strength and peace within. Practicing yoga has enabled me to find confidence and self-awareness like never before. When not practicing or teaching yoga, I work in marketing for a non-profit student exchange organization. Outside of work and yoga, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling to new places, running, and doing anything that involves being artistic and creative. I look forward to sharing my passion for yoga with my students, and am so excited to be a part of the Platinum Yoga community!
Theresa Heier
Lori Kampa Kearney
Lori Kampa Kearney
Lori is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and owner of Mindful Health. Lori believes that optimal health and healing begins with a mind-body-soul approach and yoga is the best place to start. She is passionate about getting to know every member and to build the yoga community at Platinum Yoga. Lori will truly inspire you!
Kristin Kutz
I love teaching at Platinum Yoga!!! One of the best things about platinum yoga that you don’t find at other fitness facilities is the bond that you develop with your fellow class mates and students. It’s a great place to work out and make new friends; you look forward to seeing everyone and help push them to achieve their fitness goals. Health and wellness have always been a passion of mine. When not working out or teaching Yoga I help people achieve their oral hygiene needs as a hygienist. My husband and I enjoy kayaking, biking, camping and riding our motorcycles.
Kristin Kutz
Rhonda Schauer
Rhonda Schauer
Rhonda knew it was love by the end of her first Iyengar class in 2001. Never before had she felt such peace. Since then, she has tried a variety of styles of yoga, and discovered Vinyasa in 2009. She’s been hooked ever since. The challenging, trans formative, and yet accessible nature of the practice has taught her countless lessons about the breath, the mind, and life; about acceptance, awareness, and love, and strength that comes from within. “Through the breath, yoga helps to calm and focus my mind, and connects me to myself and others. I am totally inspired by being in the presence of like minded people.” She loves that yoga encourages her to be a spiritual seeker, and knew that teaching was going to be a part of her practice years before she ever pursued training. She is excited to share her passion for the practice and the peace it creates both on and off the mat.
Jennie Watt
I fell in love with yoga about a year ago. I suffered a serious neck injury and was hesitant to start a exercise routine. My Dr had suggested for me to try a yoga class. I was hooked from day one! At first, yoga for me was a way to get my body moving again and the more I practiced the "deeper" my interest became. I signed up for the 200hour vinyasa teacher training, and learned more about myself in 13 weeks than in my entire life! It was a beautiful experience. I feel very fortunate to be part of Platinum Yoga. I look forward to guiding my students through their yoga journey.
Jennie Watt
Christine Zeien
Christine Zeien
Yoga awakens the spirit, offers a peaceful contentment, quiets the mind and grounds the soul. Practicing yoga is life changing, and it is my passion to enlighten this journey in others. I completed my 230-hour yoga study/teacher training certification with the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. I am certified in Restorative Yoga, and I have a RYT 200 designation with the Yoga Alliance Registry. I also work in the healthcare field and understand the importance of the mind-body connection as well as integrating health and wellness with a fitness lifestyle. I am blessed to be part of the Platinum Yoga team!
Steven Seme
Steven has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, is a 3rd degree black belt, and is certified in personal training, yoga and CPR/First Aid. For over 20 years Steven has worked within the medical device industry, developing implantable devices to help people overcome various health challenges. Combining his knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics with his passion for helping people improve their quality of life made personal training a complimentary fit. “Fitness and healthy living is my passion. I love teaching fitness classes and am very passionate about creating intense, but not overwhelming, workouts that bring people outside their comfort zone. Most importantly, I believe fitness should be fun, not boring!” Steven leads Kickboxing classes at Platinum Yoga.
Steven Seme
David Younglove
David Younglove
David has been leading group fitness classes since the young age of 17. As a top level martial arts competitor he learned his competitive ability was enhanced greatly by gaining core strength through Yoga. He was so hooked on Yoga that he attended 230 classes in the first six months after learning of this amazing art and was certified shortly after to allow him to begin leading guiding others on their Yoga journey.