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prema   unconditional love


In Sanskrit, Prema is supreme love based on unity and cohesion.  



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Kris Layman is an E-RYT 500 yoga teacher, owner, and creative coordinator of Prema Studio. With twenty-five years of experience as a yoga teacher and massage therapist, Kris delights in working with individuals and groups, using various techniques to connect towards the intention of health and wellness.

Her teaching is deeply influenced by Indu Arora, Tanya Boigenzahn, Rod Stryker, Chanti Tacoronte-Perez, and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait of the Himalayan Institute.


Kris enjoys guiding relaxation, yoga nidra, and meditation, as well as the physical movement of asana, stretching, and strength building.

She works with a diverse range of students, from college P.E. classes to chair yoga, offering a variety of practices to meet each person's needs. Event planning, hosting retreats, and guiding individual healing sessions allow her to hold space for each person's journey to themselves.

Kris has taught at various organizations, including Carleton College, St. Olaf College, Allina Clinic, and Northfield Public Library. She has owned and operated a yoga studio and created and taught for eight years in a yoga teacher training program and massage therapy school.

With her extensive training background, Kris excels in personalizing students' practices to suit their specific needs. Outside of her work, Kris enjoys spending time with her son, embracing silliness, reading, hiking, camping, and traveling. She is deeply grateful for the teachers who have guided her along her path and for a career that she still loves and learns from.  

Bodywork with Kris

I am fascinated with the healing potential of the body, mind, & spirit

Thank you for visiting this page. I view a bodywork session as a dance, a collaboration between two people. Trust is essential for achieving a deep state of relaxation. The session's impact depends on the therapist and client working together to determine the approach. When you trust and relax, and I earn that trust, we can connect and listen to your body and energy, allowing for deeper healing. Let's begin the session by acknowledging the body's innate power to heal..  More about me

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