mXe founder Heather Corndorf swears like a sailor and leaves a trail of glitter in her wake.
She believes that movement is a form of healing, and that all humans—you included—can harness its transformative power. She knows that feeling healthy, beautiful, and strong is different for each individual person, and she builds curriculum that honors those unique needs.
Heather is a born teacher and a professionally trained dancer. She’s been instructing group fitness, designing choreography, training instructors, and filming virtual and home DVD programs for more than 20 years, and has no intention of slowing down. She is an ACE-certified instructor, a health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and an award-winning wellness expert. Make no mistake: She is a force to be reckoned with.
Elizabeth found running, yoga, and group exercise classes in 2000 as a way to manage stress, breathe, and find community. Elizabeth spent five years as a rehabilitation counselor and then became certified as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer in order to continue to empower others to find, know, and love themselves. Being an endurance athlete for most of her life, Elizabeth is continually learning about self-care and compassion, boundaries, confidence, and perseverance. In the studio, Elizabeth is passionate about making class a place where everyone can have fun, realize their unique strengths, high-five, and find the fire within.
Emily, a life-long lover of movement, took her first yoga class in 2004. In 2011 she completed the Jivamukti 300-hr teacher training and began teaching classes in the Bay Area, where she lived with her husband, daughter and son until relocating to Edina in 2014.
Since arriving in MN, Emily has led classes in and around Minneapolis, including teaching yoga in her kids’ school classrooms, and has enjoyed exploring different styles of yoga. In 2016 she discovered Strala, a power, feeling-based movement practice that uses the forms of yoga and the principles of natural movement to help people drop stress and tension from their bodies and minds. Right away, she found that practicing with softness and ease was revolutionary, and for the first time ever, she found that coming to the mat each day was always fun, and always felt good.
In 2017-2-18 Emily completed over 100 hours of training with Strala founders Tara Stiles and Mike Taylor. She is thrilled to be on the lifelong journey of guiding this practice, helping people to soften, breathe deep, tune in, and respond in an easy-going way to both simple and challenging things. Aside from her family, her greatest joy is helping people to feel better, move better, and live better through a better connection to themselves.
James was a competitive boxer from 2006-2008 with a record of 8 wins and 3 losses. He has worked as a personal trainer since 2004. His clients vary in age and level of fitness, including at-risk children, teens, and adults. For James, seeing clients improve and gain self confidence is the most rewarding part of being a trainer. When he is not at work, James is interested in running, music, and brewing craft beer.
Juliann Luce is an RYT-200 hour certified yoga teacher with a decade of experience in the practice of yoga and fitness. A lifelong athlete, she immediately fell in love with the many benefits yoga provided - maintaining not only her physical health, but also promoting a balance that nurtured her mental and emotional wellbeing. Juliann’s years of travel both nationally and abroad have allowed her to deepen her own practice through experiencing yoga in a variety of different environments. As a type 1 diabetic, Juliann has a deep appreciation for the benefits a regular yoga practice can provide to her clients. She continues to broaden her own understanding of the body, and is passionate about introducing others to movement to help them achieve their personal goals.
Kristin has always had a passion for wellness and teaching. She was a competitive athlete through college and started getting serious about yoga in 2001. After several years in corporate America, she became a personal trainer and yoga instructor. She teaches yoga, barre, cardio strength, and kids yoga. Kristin has a desire to help you be authentic to who you are. Her passion for self-care and inner connection shines through all of her classes. Come find her in the studio and leave feeling driven to keep showing up for you!
"Move your ass!" is M.B.'s mantra. Profane and profound! Loud and Proud! You will shake it loose and let it go!
Omaur started practicing Ashtanga and Bikram yoga for the benefit of being able to get out of bed without physical pain. Eighteen years later yoga and movement have taken him to places unimaginable. Omaur has certifications from Corepower Yoga (Vinyasa/Yoga Sculpt/Hot yoga ), Real Ryder, Lifetime fitness Spin, Align Barre, Step 360, Peak Pilates Mve Chair, and is a NASM certified trainer. As a group fitness expert/ trainer it is Omaur's goal to create fun, challenging workouts while educating his clients. Omaur gets to share his love for fitness and health as a contributor on FOX 9 News show The Morning BUZZ. When Omaur isn't teaching he is Djing fit events and parties all around the Twin Cities.
I’m a Minnesota native, mother to Ayla (4) and wife to John. A lover of rescue dogs, all things wine and the pursuit of spicy ethnic food. Twenty five years of marathon running, group fitness, yoga and dance have revealed a personality full of energy, resilience, strength and purpose. Little did I know that courage, self- acceptance, and lifelong friendships would also find me along the way. I am thrilled to celebrate each of our authentic selves at mXe. As an Ambassador, it’s my vision to inspire, foster and grow a community of joy and change through movement and service.
Creative Director, www.elementalstudio.com
For more than 20 years, Elemental Studio’s founder Christi Williford has partnered with tiny startups and giant corporations to coax out core values and fashion them into evocative brand identities. She’s coached companies toward true clarity and vibrant, impassioned messaging. She’s designed dazzling visuals and crafted innovative strategies with businesses all over the globe. And she’s done it all with giddy excitement and endless good humor.