Instructors

Meet our team of instructors
Chrisa Heibel

Chrisa Heibel

RYT500, eRYT200, Replenish Owner, Yoga Instructor, Reiki Practitioner, Young Living Oil Distributor.

An experienced consultant in sales, marketing and business development, Christa began taking yoga classes in 2001 while living in California. She began her formal yoga teacher studies in 2009 at Yoga North in Duluth, MN. There she learned the 8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha yoga, which formed the foundation of her current yoga practice and teaching philosophy.

Christa was RYT 500 certified by Yoga Alliance in 2010 and specializes in helping people find greater ease in mind, body and spirit through the practice of traditional yoga.

While living in Denver, CO, in 1998, Christa began her Reiki study and has since received both Reiki I and Reiki II certifications. She offers private Reiki sessions, guiding life-force energy for healing and balance in the body.

Christa opened the Replenish yoga studio in International Falls in 2011, and has since established a popular Yoga Teacher Training course. The certificate program is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

Barb Owen-Boerger

Barb Owen-Boerger

RYT 200, Yoga Instructor

Barb has been practicing yoga off and on for a decade. She became Yoga Alliance RYT200 certified in the inaugural 200-hour In-Depth Teacher Training Class at Replenish. Since then, she has continued to learn, practice, share and study what yoga has to offer.

Barb teaches Hatha, Vinyasa and Core Yoga classes. She also greatly enjoys working with athletes to teach them how yoga can improve conditioning, performance, recovery and the mental/emotional aspect of competition.

Erik Silvers

Erik Silvers

RYT 200, Yoga Instructor

Since completing his 200-hour In-Depth Teacher training, Erik has found new ways to incorporate yoga into many aspects of his life.  Erik offers regular classes at the gym and fitness studio he manages with his wife, Hailey, in addition to teaching Hatha classes at Replenish. The couple has three young children whom they enjoy sharing yoga with.  Together with his family, Erik lives a life focused on health and well-being.

Cathy Christensen

Cathy Christensen

RYT 200, Yoga Instructor

Upon retiring in 2014, Cathy began a health-focused journey that led her to Replenish as a curious yoga student.  Cathy found the studio and the practice of yoga to be deeply meaningful throughout her journey.  She completed the 200 Hour In-depth Teacher Training and now serves as a popular teacher, sharing her gifts through Restorative Yoga, Hatha, and Meditation.

Tricia Heibel

Tricia Heibel

RYT 200, Yoga Instructor

Tricia is a life-long learner and has been practicing yoga for many years. Rooted in the natural beauty of Rainy Lake, she lives with a special appreciation for the connection between mind, body and spirit.  Tricia which she enjoys experiencing yogic connections through things like drumming with yoga, meditation and more.  

Allison O’Hara

Allison O’Hara

RYT200, Yoga Instructor

Allison was introduced to yoga by a physical therapist in 2003 and began her personal practice in 2010, becoming a committed student in 2011. She started teaching various types of yoga including; vinyasa and hatha yoga, in 2013.  

As an athlete, Allison used yoga to help relieve tight and sore muscles, as well as build strength and stability. Today, she uses that experience, coupled with further education and training to work with athletes, especially hockey players.

At Replenish, Allison primarily teaches Level I and II Vinyasa classes as well as beginner friendly Hatha and other specialty workshops.