300hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training

Instructor Candy Bell

“The journey is never ending, filled with new understandings and constant in its renewal.”

Yoga to me symbolizes a journey. I truly have found my journey to be never ending, filled with new understandings and constant in its renewal and personal transformation. My journey began in 1994 with my first yoga teacher, who became my mentor and still is to this day.”Candy Bell

Candy has been teaching yoga for 18 years. She received her RYT training at Sun Moon Yoga Studios in Mankato. Candy also has her E-RYT -200 hour certification from Yoga Alliance. She began teaching yoga at Sun Moon Studios in Mankato and taught there for 8 years. Candy and her husband moved to Prior Lake nine years ago. In the Mankato area, she continued to teach yoga classes, workshops in teacher training settings as well as breathing and restorative yoga workshops. She also began teaching at Heartworks Yoga Studio in Northfield and later became the Director of Teacher Training at Green Lotus Yoga and Healing Center in Lakeville. Another exciting new part of Candy’s journey has also enabled her to bring yoga to the workplace.

Training with Sean Corn (Vinyasa), Judith Lasater (Restorative Yoga), Shiva Rea (Asana Flow), Sean Corn (Vinyasa Flow), Elise Miller, Ganga White and Tracy Rich (Breath Work) have helped her discover her passion, which is helping students discover the importance of breath as it leads the body into the flow of the asanas.

Candy has her Masters Degree in School Counseling. She is currently teaching in the Education Department of Normandale Community College in Bloomington. In all teaching settings, Candy values the educational journey and the individuality of her students, her goal being student success and personal transformation.

Teaching Positions

Teaching Asana Classes

  • Sun Moon Yoga, Mankato, MN (8 years)
  • Heart Work, Northfield, MN (2 years)
  • Green Lotus Yoga and Healing Center, Lakeville, MN ( 6 years)
  • Director of Teacher Training, Green Lotus Yoga and Healing Center (4 years)
  • Great Clips Corporate, Bloomington, MN (9 years)
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato, adjunct faculty; Education Department  (15 years)
  • Normandale Community College, Faculty; Education Department (10 years)

Academic Degrees

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato, Masters Degree in Counseling; 1992
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato, Bachelor of Science Degree, Elementary Education; 1972
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato, Bachelor of Science Degree, Speech Pathology; 1972

Yoga Teacher Certifications

  • E-RYT 200 since 2006
  • Shiva Rea, pre-conference intensive Yoga Journal Conference, Estes Park,CO; 2002
  • Sean Corn Vinyasa week long Teacher Training Austin, TX ; 2012
  • Pranayama Training, White Lotus Foundation, Ganga White and Tracey Rich, Santa Barbara, CA; 2013

Workshops & Intensives

  • Elise Miller (Pranayama), Judith Lasater (Restorative Yoga), Shiva Rea (Detox intensive)