Partners of Annie Hayes Wellness

It is impossible to do this work alone. A huge, heartfelt thank you to the partners below that aide

Annie Hayes Wellness in bringing affordable yoga and wellness to our communities.


Joe Popham

About: Joe grew up in Duluth, MN and studied at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He has lived in the metro area ever since, except two summers - one each in Costa Rica and France.

He practices and guides yoga to promote inner peace and loving community through the realization of our truest, deepest Self(s). He seeks to understand each student’s unique needs and goals, in order to best serve them as individuals, and as a community.

Teaching Style: Joe's teaching style involves break-down and flow through fundamental power vinyasa postures, linking breath to movement at a moderate, intuitive pace. Intentionally guided to explore full body and mind.

Advice to New Yogis/Yoginis: Everything you need, you already have. You are welcome and valued here - please come share your light! Breathe and smile!

Favorite Asana (pose): Samasthiti and supta baddha konasana have both been mainstays for a while now.

Least Favorite Asana (pose): Not doing yoga? :) On the mat helps translate off. I’m genuinely having trouble with this one...  I struggle with but appreciate both Chair (uttkatasana) and relaxed Runner’s Lunge.

Favorite Beer: Coffee lager won my heart last year.

Favorite Food: Anything cooked together with friends.


Cassie Kuglin

About: Cassie grew up in NE Minneapolis, studied at MSU, Mankato, spent five years on and off abroad in Spanish speaking countries either learning, teaching, volunteering or all of the above. Currently, she resides across the river in Saint Paul.

Cassie teaches a number of group fitness classes across the metro to corporate employees and community residents and with intention of leaving each student feeling empowered and connected to their own bodies. If she isn't teaching, she's participating in classes or workshops as a forever learner or cooking in her kitchen or hanging out with her family in the pool all summer long. If you can't find her, she's probably in a foreign land hablando en espanol.

Teaching Style: Cassie begins each class allowing participants to settle into their own bodies and breath, followed by a solid warm up and vinyasa style flow.

Advice to New Yogis/Yoginis: Welcome! Be positive and be patient, everything you need you already have. Find your breath, return to your breath, inhale, exhale and relax.

Favorite Asana (pose): Virabhadrasana II (Warrior 2) and Kapotasana (Pigeon)

Least Favorite Asana (pose): Every pose is a journey and Standing Splits has been a fun one.

Favorite Beer: Depends on the weather. Crisp, light lagers, IPAs with a bite or porter with peanut butter or coconut


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