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Yoga studio opening in East Grand Forks


Three women will open a yoga studio next week in downtown East Grand Forks.

Ganesha Yoga will begin classes Monday at 306 DeMers Ave. Owners Cassie Thompson, Danielle Gregorie and Katie Thorson wanted a studio that is easily accessible not only in East Grand Forks, but the north end of Grand Forks, Thompson said.

“We are really trying to bring the health and fitness community to East Grand Forks because we feel a lot of it is on the south end of Grand Forks,” Thompson said. “We are all just really passionate about sharing our teachings and what we really love to do with everyone in the area.”

The yoga studio takes the place of Now or Never Nutrition, which moved to Grand Forks earlier this year. Ganesha will feature a hot studio, which is heated to about 100 degrees to optimize sweating, and a “normal” temperature studio.

“It would be how your office would feel or your house would feel for those people who can’t handle the heat,” Thompson said of the normal studio. “It just opens it up for more people and more opportunities.

April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, and covers business and political stories. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family continues to raise registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college, she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as the Dickinson city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.

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