The mXe Family
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.
Bonnie teaches Vinyasa Flow in the spirit of a moving meditation. Her aim is to simplify the enormity of yoga and create a cheerful, sacred and safe space for students of all levels. She has studied and practiced yoga since 2001. Her journey began in Iyengar Yoga in NYC during 9/11. After moving to Minneapolis n 2010, she recieved her 250 hour RYT through CorePower. After several years of teaching, she became certified through Blooma's Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training. While living in London for the last 3 years, Bonnie traveled all over the world studying alignment based practices including; Lotte Berk and The Garuda Method. Bonnie's varied and international yoga influences allow her to thread intelligent alignment, spinal strengthening, and strong, graceful flow sequences to all levels.
Emily wants you to be healthy and happy, strong and courageous, and wild and passionate. For the past eight years she has been instructing a variety of group fitness classes; from Yoga Sculpt to Lifting, TRX to Barre, HIIT to Cycle. She brings her enthusiasm, dedication, and passion to every class she teaches. In her free time you can catch Em working out, running around outside, or listening to hip hop music. “You do challenging things every day- hold on and do the best you can in that moment!“
Emily fell in love with dance at the age of three. She grew up dancing classical ballet for over 18 years, joining a professional ballet company (The Milwaukee Ballet) at age 17. After a change in career paths, Emily went to business school and now works full time as a project manger for United Health Group. Dance still remains Emily's number one passion. She enjoys sharing her love for dance with others through teaching dance fitness classes. She aims to bring joy to others through dance and teach them the beauty of using it as a way to express yourself.
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.
Jen Feriancek has practiced yoga and mindfulness for over 14 years and brings a gentle, positive energy to her classes. She is a Licensed K-6 Teacher and Certified Mindfulness Instructor. Jen has trained with Mindful Schools and Rainbow Kids Yoga and is passionate about teaching mindfulness and movement to young children. Jen is also the owner of Wise Owl Mindfulness—introducing the practice of mindfulness to students, teachers, and families in educational settings. Jen believes in the power of mindfulness and movement to enhance social, emotional, and physical well-being and is honored to be sharing that passion with others.
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.