About Our Yoga Practitioners

Marilyn Calver, Yoga Program Director

Marilyn Calver has been a student and practitioner of yoga for more than 15 years and is a firm believer in the therapeutic and transformational power of yoga. She has been teaching students of all ages and abilities for 12 years and directs the yoga program here at the Compass Center. She sees yoga as a way of life that affects your total well-being. Along with greater ease in the physical body, it teaches helpful self-discipline and awareness to bring clarity, reduce stress and deepen self-understanding. Along with an on-going schedule of classes, workshops and retreats she also offers private instruction and therapy both at the Center and off site in homes and businesses. She especially enjoys using the healing modalities of yoga to work with individuals with health concerns such as chronic back pain, cancer, post surgery or injury rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis. She continues her studies of Tantra, Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda in the Himalayan tradition with Para Yoga founder Rod Stryker. In addition she is a certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, having completed her training through the Himalayan Institute, Pennsylvania.

Lynn Hasel RYT 500

Registered yoga teacher and Stillwater native, Lynn enjoys teaching yoga at The Compass Center for Healing.  Her classes include Yoga for EVERYbody, Yin Yoga as well as specialty workshops. While living in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lynn completed her teacher training in Anusara Yoga. In addition to furthering her advanced training as a yoga teacher in Minneapolis, she is a fourth year college student at the University of Minnesota, studying anthropology and Spanish. As a breast cancer survivor of 4 years, Lynn credits yoga as a major part of her successful treatment plan. She structures her yoga classes utilizing poses that slowly and gently lengthen, and strengthen muscles which helps contribute to the well-being of her students.

Kim Thomas RYT 500

Kim discovered yoga during recovery from a knee surgery and completely fell in love with it.  She found that not only did yoga benefit balance, flexibility and strength in the physical body but also promotes positive change in the mental and spiritual bodies.   She especially loves teaching the Vinyasa Flow style as it incorporates linking breath to movement and the elegance and free expression of dance in the practice.  Kim is a firm believer in Vinyasa Krama which is mindful sequencing of asana poses to create specific therapeutic benefit.  Also an energy healer trained in Light Body, Qigong and Reiki, she is a lifelong student of the movement of energy in the mind and body, always feeling that the students are her greatest teachers.  Kim incorporates fun and challenge in her classes encouraging students to take that spirit off the mat and into their lives.  Kim  is currently teaching Vinyasa and Reiki.