Meet Our Instructors

Cassie Thompson

Hi Yogis!  I am a co-owner here at Ganesha Yoga! I am a Yoga Alliance Certified 200 RYT, a yogahour certified, and Buti yoga certified. This studio has my entire heart and soul. My passion is sharing my practice with my students, each and every day. Namaste + please practice!


Danielle Gregorie

Hello Yogis, my name is Danielle and I'm an East Grand Forks resident! I am married with two kids, and two cute doggies! I have a passion for the outdoors and staying active. I have my 200 RYT, and am ACE Certified Personal Trainer. I am also part owner of this amazing yoga studio! I also focus on youth sports, incorporating dry land training and yoga. I look forward to sharing my passion with the community! Namaste!

Katie Thorson

Hello! My name is Katie Thorson. I was born and raised in EGF. My hubby is a farmer, and I have been a stay-at-home mom, raising my two little men. I am excited to start teaching and be a co-owner of the studio! I have been practicing yoga for 2.5 years and am currently in my 200 RYT. I love to travel, go to the lake, drink red wine, and spend time with my three men! 

Madi Galstad

Hello, my name is Madi Galstad. I grew up in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. I now live in Grand Forks and I am currently a student at the University of North Dakota, majoring in Entrepreneurship! The way I deal with all of the stress college brings on is by staying active and eating healthy (I do love my sweets though). Aside from yoga, I like to draw, paint, and occasionally babysit dogs. I love spending time with my friends and family, as well as spending my time outdoors as much as possible. I have also started my 200 hour RYT certification. 

Hailey Bernhardson

Hi all, my name is Hailey Bernhardson. I live in Grand Forks with my husband and our adorable dog and cat. I graduated from NDSU and am currently a 6th grade teacher in town. I have my 200 RYT and have always had a passion for health and fitness. I look forward each day to practicing yoga and to sharing this passion with you. It is a privilege to see how everyone can grow and improve themselves through this practice! I hope to see you soon. Namasté.

Heather Wages

Noelle Stockstad

Kate Desautel

Hello Yogis! My name is Katelyn Desautel. I was born & raised in Grafton, ND on a sweet farm. I am currently a nursing student at UND. I have been practicing yoga since my freshman year of high school. I fell in love with the practice and became a Yoga 200 RYT instructor at the age of 18. Besides yoga some of my passions include nutrition, surrounding myself with friends & family, & traveling! I am looking forward to spreading my love and knowledge of yoga to you, Namaste

Sarah Prout