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The Team

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Desiree Gehl

Desiree Gehl
Beach & SUP Yoga Instruction​


Desiree is from St Germain and a 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 Univerity, 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 teaches our beach yoga on Friday's starting June 3rd with an Intro to Desi Yoga class. 

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Puerto Rico Yoga-Paddle Adventure

Custom programs, your dates! Your gruests

Customize a 4 to 10 night adventure.
Your custom program  could include a trip to El Yunque (the rain forest,) Gilligan's Island, surfing beaches, Old San Juan, a coffee plantation and more. Our ocean front lodging provides easy access to the water for morning kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming. We can arrange daily yoga sessions, meditation, relaxation and a varied menu.  

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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. Melody has recently returned to school to earn her Respiratory Therapist license. Melody brings a deep curiosity, passion, joy, and rich set of skills to our program.

Meet Karen Carrillo

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


This year Karen is available to us for custom classes by prior arrangement. When you have a group, dates and an interest in a specific program, give me a call and together we will design the best program for your group. 

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

Meet Lynn Upthagrove:  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
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