Meet the Healing Elements and Wellness Team
Meet the amazing people who bring it all together here at Healing Elements & Wellness, including our Yoga instructors and massage therapists.
Anna & Neil Hultgren
Owners + Instructors
Studio Manager + Yoga Teacher
Hi! I’m Kylie, a Twin Cities based yoga, and group fitness instructor. Since the start of my career in 2017 I have strived to create a safe, accessible, customizable and fun experience through guided movement and breath and other healing modalities for others to explore their personal wellness. In each class, I intend to lead an organically, aligned movement journey for all levels of experience in physical fitness and yoga. I combine knowledge of high intensity, heat building body exercises, the physical practice of yoga along with breathwork, meditation and spiritual undertones to create a unique, light filled experience for each group and individual. I currently serve the Twin Cities and greater MN community through my personal brand Holistic Kylie leading one on one, small group and event styled classes along with instructing/managing Carpe Diem Studio at both our Minneapolis and St. Paul locations and coaching group fitness classes through Life Time Fitness. It is truly an honor to be able to serve both as an instructor and manager for the Carpe Diem community at Northwind Lofts & Healing Elements.
Classes: Monday 12pm Yoga HIIT (45mins), Tuesday 6am Body HIIT, Friday 6am Yoga HIIT, Saturday 10am Yoga Flow
Studio Manager + Photographer
I am dedicated to a life of healing and authentic connection. There is not much that I love more than quality time spent with myself and the people I am close with. The foundation of my wellness journey was laid through a spiritual upbringing, and developed deeply through classes on meditation and wellness in college. Through this, I now strive to live most alive — tapping into the spirit for my most aware, honest and loving being.
Being outside, whatever the weather, is something that makes me feel most alive. I am passionate about sustainability and protecting the planet. I am drawn to the spiritual sources that we have access to on Earth and feel called to swim in this ocean of knowledge that the spiritual community provides. As an interdisciplinary artist, my art-making practices are focused in photography, collage and movement. I am overjoyed to be part of this strong community, to continually be supported and to support in this connected healing journey we are all on.
When I’m not at Healing Elements, you can find me taking photos, cuddling with my kitties Morrie, Maisie and Monster, spending time with loved ones, enjoying the outdoors, or drawing myself a magical bath.
Wellness Associate / Yoga Instructor
Alivia was introduced to her practice of yoga through the need to take care of her body while dancing competitively in high school as well as participating in sports throughout her life. While going to different professional summer dance programs and pursuing her undergraduate degree in dance, wellness, and psychology, Alivia found profound benefits for her physical and mental health through yoga from her personal practice as well as by taking consistent classes from inspiring teachers.
Modalities: Integrated, Deep Tissue/Trigger Point, Swedish/Relaxation, Prenatal, Couple’s Massage, Aromatherapy
Availability: Mondays 2-8pm, Tuesdays 2-8pm, Wednesdays 2:30-8pm, E/O Saturdays 11am-5pm
Morgan is very passionate about helping the beings she works with to reawaken their own natural alchemical ability to transform and to experience balance body, mind, and soul. She integrates her training in Therapeutic Massage, Craniosacral, Breathwork, Reiki and Transformational Coaching to help guide these parts of self back into alignment and to help her clients remember their own inner capacity to experience healing and transformation. She honors compassion and loving kindness as the true healers and is most inspired by the human spirit`s ability to heal through love and the limitless potential that grows through the soil of transformation.
Modalities: Womxn’s Swedish/Relaxation, Womxn’s Deep Tissue/Trigger Point, Womxn’s Integrative, Womxn’s Craniosacral, Prenatal, Womxn’s Usui Reiki (Please note that Morgan only sees women, non-binary and trans clients)
Availability: Thursdays 11am-8pm, Fridays 1pm-8pm, E/O Saturdays 9am-6pm, Sundays 9am-6pm
Ray is from North Carolina and a graduate of Center Point Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School. She is specially trained in therapeutic deep tissue, trigger point therapy, prenatal, Swedish relaxation, and Thai Yoga massage.
Her integrated approach is a combination of Eastern and Western therapeutic techniques and passive stretches.
Ray has an intuitive touch, creating a unique session for each person. She has learned the art of listening to the muscle tissue, helping to relieve pain and tension in the body. Each session allows you to feel more open and loose encouraging an elongated posture, fluid range of motion, and overall feeling of balance.
Ray is passionate about wellness and helping people find harmony in body + mind. She believes in bodywork for all people because every person deserves a space for healing and to feel good!
Modalities: Swedish/Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Integrated, Prenatal, and Thai Yoga massage.
Availability: Thursdays 2:30-8pm
Ann has been a licensed massage therapist for almost 28 years. A graduate of Sister Rosalind’s School of Professional Massage, she has worked in a variety of places including massage clinics, health clubs, corporate businesses, as well as her own private practice. She originally started massage therapy to help people feel better and after all these years, she likes to say her hands are smarter than she is – they know exactly what to do.
As a massage therapist she understands the importance of stress reduction and relaxation, given the busy and over-scheduled lives that most people lead. She integrates Swedish/Relaxation massage with Deep Tissue style. She tailors each massage to the clients needs, whether that is to loosen up knots or simply relax. She also offers prenatal massage.
In her free time she likes to knit, read, attend Twins games and she loves the Minnesota State Fair. She has a Bachelor of Arts in U.S. History from the University of Minnesota and has lived in St. Paul, Minnesota her whole life.
Modalities: Deep Tissue/Trigger Point, Swedish/Relaxation, Integrated, Prenatal, Aromatherapy
Availability: Tuesdays 9:30am-12pm, Thursdays 10:30am-4pm, Fridays 1pm-7pm, Saturdays 9am-2:30pm
Acupuncturist / Eastern Bodywork Practitioner
I started studying pre-med at college. While I was at college, I had the opportunity to go to Japan with a class to study ceramics. During my stay in Japan, I was invited by one of the hosts to apprentice in ceramics. I agreed to the apprenticeship, and the next fall was living in Japan. After my apprenticeship, I still wanted to be involved with healthcare, but I had been influenced by Asian culture and found myself drawn to acupuncture. One day, I was talking with a chiropractic intern and mentioned my interest. He recommended I look at the acupuncture program at his school, Northwestern Health Sciences University. I attended an open house, and the lecture on the principles of acupuncture was inspiring. I have been following that path ever since.
I am board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture, and am licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern Health Sciences University with a masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I interned at the Edith Davis Acupuncture Clinic and completed clinical rotations at Pillsbury House and the Salvation Army. During the spring of 2011, I completed a two-week intensive certification program at Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Tianjin, China. I am certified in Wakefield Facial Acupuncture. I am proficient in several modalities within Chinese medicine including needling, cupping, Tui-Na massage, and Chinese herbal medicine, to provide effective personalized care for patients.
Jesse has lived in Saint Paul most of his life. He currently resides there with his wife, two children, and extended family. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his family, writing, and ceramics.
Modalities: Acupuncture, Integrative Eastern Bodywork, Fire Cupping, Chinese Medicine Prescription
Availability: Mondays 1-8pm, Tuesdays 1-8pm, Wednesdays 1-8pm
Hi, I’m Julie (she/they). I come to massage from a background in the performing arts as a way to care for my own instrument and to support my community. I first trained and got certified on the east coast and have worked in Pennsylvania, Texas, California and now Minnesota; what a gift to get to meet so many new people and learn so much from all of them. I’m learning new ways to integrate body and energy work, to study trauma-informed care, and to move towards inclusive and decolonized models of how we think and talk about the body. My favorite modalities include lomi lomi, ashiatsu, and integrative massage.
Modalities: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Reflexology, Prenatal, Lomi Lomi, Couples
Availability: Tuesdays 9am-1:30pm, Wednesday 9am-2pm, Fridays 9am-1pm
Lil graduated from Centerpoint School of Massage Therapy and Shiatsu and received her Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in 2019.
Lil take a holistic approach to every massage appointment by combining therapeutic trigger point massage therapy, Swedish techniques, and Shiatsu Asian Bodywork into your session to help you achieve your specific goals.
Modalities: Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Swedish/Relaxation, Integrated, Prenatal, Reflexology, Couples, Shiatsu
Availability: Wednesdays 8:30am-12:30pm
Yoga + Fitness Instructor
Rebecca Tanner loves any type of movement that connects mind and body, and believes that moving our bodies is an integral part of being healthy, both internally and externally. Rebecca focuses on inspiring people to move, to challenge themselves in safe and supported ways, and to be comfortable in their own body. She helps people experience physical fitness as something they can enjoy doing as much as she does by infusing all types of movement with a little – or a lot! – of fun! It’s deeply important to Rebecca to create an accessible, inclusive, and welcoming space so that people can come together and show up however they need to. It’s essential to have space for kindness towards ourselves and others as we continue to do the work and tackle inner and outer challenges both in and out of class.
Currently, Rebecca is based in Minneapolis, MN where she is so lucky to be part of a vibrant community of dancers and movers. As a dancer and choreographer, Rebecca has explored creativity and self expression and those values have become a part of all of her movement practices. They create a unique space for self-exploration that invites us to engage with our bodies in a way that allows for discovery and acceptance of our physical experiences.
Classes: Tuesdays 10:30am Flow + Yin, Wednesdays 9am Mat Pilates, Thursdays 5:30pm Vinyasa, 7pm Candlelight Flow + Restore, Fridays 9am Vinyasa, Saturdays 9am Barre, 10:30am Yin, 12pm Vinyasa
Andrew is a Minneapolis born and bred yoga practitioner who plays drums and percussion as his vocation, works in the trades in the hardwood flooring industry, and has a wide range of life experiences that he brings to his yoga instruction. For the last decade plus, yoga has been a foundational aspect of his life and he enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for the practice. It is paramount for yoga to be accessible to any and everyone in Andrew’s teachings and he is adept at reading the room and making people feel welcome and honored in class just exactly where they are at.
While he is an enthusiast for fitness–rock climbing/bouldering, tennis, swimming, etc., he also believes yoga is very much a practice that transcends exercise, and that the physical activity element is a wonderful byproduct of practicing yoga. When not involved in any of the aforementioned pursuits, Andrew can be found studying Portuguese, Spanish, French or Italian (usually in that order), continuing his seemingly steep learning curve studies of piano and flute, riding his bike around town, and hanging with his partner Betsy and their dog Danney Mars. He is also a baseball fanatic and has a lifetime goal of seeing every major league team play on their home field — 23 of 30 in the books! So while a little out of the box, this is where he feels most comfortable in the world of yoga, bringing his own style to the practice while maintaining reverence for the deep and never-ending nuance of the tradition.
Classes: Sundays 12pm Vinyasa
Influenced by Classical yoga and Bhakti traditions, Rebecca guides heart-centered vinyasa classes with specific attention to alignment and subtle body awareness. Her classes infuse skillful sequencing and intelligent cueing with themes that illuminate and honor the core of the yoga teachings.
Rebecca began studying yoga in 2008 and completed her initial 200-hour teacher training in 2011. Rebecca has continued her studies locally through the Himalayan Yoga Tradition and has traveled to study with a variety of master teachers including Seane Corn, Shiva Rea and Saul David Raye. She has made multiple pilgrimages to India to honor and experience the root culture and holy sites from which the practice of yoga has evolved. Rebecca draws on her experiences to channel authentic teachings while cultivating sacred space in which students are encouraged to access Self through the architecture of the postures and technology of the breath.
Classes: Mondays 5:30pm Vinyasa, Wednesdays 5:30pm Vinyasa
My travels to India and Thailand inspire and influence my teaching style. I love sharing new techniques combined with the old. My focus is on alignment and breath to build strength and balance in our bodies and minds. I invite you to step outside of your comfort zone, have fun, and surprise yourself.
I received my 230 RYT through the Yoga Center of Minneapolis and I am registered with Yoga Alliance, CPR/AED certified, BA in Theatre. Off the mat I enjoy acting, traveling, trekking and cycling.
Classes: Tuesdays 8am Vinyasa, Thursdays 8am Vinyasa
After starting to practice yoga at Carpe Diem, I am so excited to teach in this community! I’ve been practicing yoga for 7 years, and went through teaching training in 2019. I currently teach vinyasa flow and yoga sculpt. I love to challenge students and support whatever the practice of yoga means to them each day, on and off their mats.
Classes: Mondays 9am Vinyasa
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Classes: Mondays 7pm Starry Night Yin
Bio coming soon!
Classes: Mondays 7pm Vinyasa
Hi! I’m Melanie. Yoga has changed my life and I’m grateful to practice with the Carpe Diem community. I love how yoga gives the individual the freedom to express themselves, but at the same time connects us all together. I completed my training 2021 and am continuing to learn on my teaching journey. My classes allow students to unplug, relax, be themselves, and listen to great music.
Classes: Wednesdays 7pm Vinyasa
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Classes: Tuesdays 5:30pm Body HIIT
Bio coming soon!
Classes: Wednesdays 7pm Vinyasa
Amanda Marjorie, 200 E-RYT has been teaching yoga since 2015. She teaches a variety of styles – from vinyasa to yin yoga – set to eclectic music with a focus on dynamic strong sequencing, anatomically intelligent cues, and a devotion to honoring the diversity of skeletal and functional anatomy. She is also certified to teach yoga to children with autism/special needs, as well as yoga for traumatic brain injury.
Amanda is passionate in her role as a catalyst, guiding students to self-transformation through self-trust, collective action and positive change through the evolution of their practice. Amanda is also the founder of Every|Yoga|body, a social media platform aimed at celebrating the diversity in bodies and abilities of all ages and stages of yoga practice.
Classes: Saturdays 10am Vinyasa
Tarot Reader & Yoga Instructor
500hr certified Yoga Instructor, Tarot Reader, and Healer. I received my yoga certification through CorePower Yoga and completed my 500hr with Radiant Life Yoga. I was originally in school for Nursing when I was pulled to follow my heart and explore all aspects of Yoga. I began my experience with Yoga about 10 years ago, in Mexico, where I’m originally from, and I haven’t stopped since. Yoga has stolen my heart and brought me to my highest authentic self.
I was introduced to Tarot at a young age by my grandmother, who introduced me to the magic of what tarot cards can hold. I collect tarot cards (old and new) and I love talking about anything Tarot! Ask me!
I have created client relationships with Tarot through “We The Star Borne”, and independent readings on the side. My intention is to heal, guide, and grow a forever relationship with my clients.
I hope I can continue to build my wisdom with Tarot and Yoga, and share it with the family community of Healing Elements.
Classes: Fridays 12pm Gentle Flow (45mins)
Readings: Fridays 1-3pm
Hi there! My name is Elizabeth. I started my yoga journey as a skeptic when my mom introduced me to a yoga workshop in middle school. At that time, I viewed yoga merely as a form of exercise to gain more flexibility. It is not until college that I realized the significant impacts that yoga has on both my physical and mental well-being. I became entranced by the practice and took my 200 HR training where I gained a deeper understanding and awareness of the practice of yoga, myself, and the world around me.
Today, I hope to share the health benefits (physically and mentally) of yoga with others to which it has helped me obtain in my life. I focus on the style of vinyasa, gentle, and restorative yoga where I aim to create a calm, and safe environment where we can freely express ourselves.
Outside of the mat, I am in pursuit of conducting research. I focus on the topic of Neurodevelopment with emphasis on motor impairment conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, and Parkinson’s. When I am not doing research, or on the mat, you can find me playing tennis, downhill skiing, playing the piano, having deep philosophical and existential reflections, and traveling the world with my family, and friends.
Classes: No classes yet!
Elizabeth was born in a haunted house in rural Pennsylvania that gave her a lifelong connection to the spirit world. She has developed her mediumship abilities at numerous haunted homes, paranormal investigations and haunted locations over the years and added tarot to the mix 15 years ago. She has worked professionally as a medium and tarot reader for over 10 years and believes helping others navigate the often uncomfortable and confusing world of spirit is her true vocation even though she still sometimes sleeps with the lights on.
Readings: E/O Saturdays 12-6pm
Healing Elements Studio
2290 Como Ave, St. Paul MN 55108