The Team

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Desiree Gehl

Desiree Gehl
Beach Yoga Instruction​


Desiree is a local, St Germain RYT200 Registered Yoga Teacher.  Desi encourages the unity of mind and body through daily asana and self-reflection.  Desi graduated with her B.A. in Psychology and Gender Studies in 2013.  It was during this time at Lawrence Univ., that she partook in a meditation course and began to incorporate yoga into her daily life.  She is eager to share her "leave it on the mat" mindset and invite more self-love into our everyday routine.  

"Energy speaks louder than words"


Desi will be teaching our beach yoga starting on Friday, June 5th with an Intro to Desi Yoga class. The regular rotation Tuesday/Friday classes then begin on June 9th and Desi will teach the next 9 classes through July 7th. 

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Melody Kloepfer

Meet Melody Kloepfer   
Beach Yoga Instruction​

Our guest instructor this year is Melody A. Kloepfer. Melody is an RYT200 instructor since 2015 and AFAA Certified with a BS in Biology and a minor in Community Health.

Melody started practicing yoga late 2002 and her teacher training journey began in 2012.  She has years of experience with Bikram, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra. She has taken numerous workshops with internationally known pioneers of yoga such as Patricia Walden (Iyengar), Tim Miller (Ashtanga), Annie Pace (Ashtanga), Bobby Clennell (Iyengar), David Swenson (Ashtanga), and others.  Melody now teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra She stays up to date with the most current scientific, evidence based teaching methods and benefits of yoga. Melody completed Jules Mitchell's Online book club "Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined" in February and has returned to school to earn her Respiratory Therapist license. Melody brings a deep curiosity, passion, joy, and rich set of skills to our program.


Melody will be guest teaching our beach Yoga classes on Tuesdays and Fridays, 7/10 to 7/28

Meet Karen Carrillo
SUP Core on the Board


Karen is a certified fitness instructor and owner of LifeStyle Fitness in Eagle River.


This year Karen is offering her Core on the Board fitness class at Cedaroma by special arrangement... You pick the day and time.


We can also take this class on the road bringing our paddle boards, anchors and special instruction. Call for details and to schedule your one-of-a-kind event. 

Shanna Stein, yoga instructor, stand up paddle yoga instructor, tea enthusiast
Karen Carrillo

Meet Lynn Upthagreove:  Hostess, Paddler and Cedaroma Lodge Innkeeper 

A tad nutty and oodles of fun, Lynn first got on the yoga mat on May 2, 2015 and hasn't gotten off yet. Within weeks of her first class Lynn started up Yoga-Roma offering yoga on the beach at Cedaroma Lodge with her instructor for the 2015 summer season.


In August that year Lynn entered a paddling race and came in second in the women's division for kayaking, but was more intrigued by those racing on the stand up paddle boards. The next day she got on one of the resort boards and didn't put it away until we got our first winter snows. Paddling has become Lynn's passion and so began Yoga Paddler in the 2016 season blending Lynn's love of both sports... SUP & Yoga and the name change to YogaPaddler.


Lynn enjoys a weekly paddle-out on Monday afternoons exploring random area lakes starting in May and invites you to join her. Lynn also hosts the popular Full Moon: Paddle, Dine & Gaze night paddle outings. We have boards to rent or you can meet Lynn at the launch with your own vessel.  Follow us on for launch locations.

Lynn Upthagrove, Stand Up paddle person who loves doing Yogo on her board too!
Lynn Upthagrove