About Thaw Yoga

We invite you to join us and see what we’re all about! We offer classes for all levels from the beginner to the seasoned sweat/flow junkie. Our classes include power vinyasa, intro to yoga, yoga for athletes, slow flow and a Yoga/HIIT hybrid called YOD.

Whether you need a release from the day to day stress, a sweaty tough workout or space to reconnect with yourself, we believe our teachers and classes will help you achieve whatever you mind, body and soul desires. We’re all somewhere different on our yoga journey, so no matter where you are, let us help you grow in strength and confidence.


Christa Gunn

Studio Owner/Lead Instructor/Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor

Christa Gunn is originally from Atlanta, GA and moved to Grand Forks from Charleston, SC in 2015. She first started practicing yoga in 2011 during her senior year at Georgia Tech. At Georgia Tech she cheered both football and basketball and started yoga to maintain and improve her flexibility alongside required strength training workouts.

After 2 years of yoga in Atlanta and 2 years in Charleston she did her 200 hour teacher training at Charleston Power Yoga in June 2015. She began teaching at CrossFit Tundra in August 2015 and opened THAW Yoga in February 2018.

She primarily teaches a power vinyasa flow based off the teachings of Baptiste Power Yoga while also developing her own slow flow and mobility classes based on the needs of the class. Outside of yoga and CrossFit she spends time with her husband Ben, who is a pilot in the Air Force, and their two cats Bud and Junior.

Megan Yem

Yoga Instructor

When she’s not busy doing yoga Megan enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, and their dogs, Blaze and Sarge.

They love to go hunting and spending time outdoors by going for walks. Megan also loves to go to craft fairs and antique stores. In her spare time outside of work and teaching she also sews quilts.

Gina Hardley

Yoga Instructor

Gina is originally from Bemidji, MN and started practicing yoga in 2001. After moving to Grand Forks to attend UND she started learning from various yoga teachers and styles, including slackline yoga with the Yogaslackers. Now married with two kids, yoga has been foundational in bringing core strength and mobility to her postpartum body. She also enjoys working with women on and off the mat at CrossFit Tundra helping them feel empowered in their own bodies and minds. When not teaching yoga or coaching CrossFit, Gina stays busy homeschooling her kids, spending time outside, gardening, and traveling with her husband Seth.

Jordan Jaeger

Yoga Instructor

Jordan “JoJo” Jaeger started his practice at Ganesha in East Grand Forks until he felt confident enough to become a yoga instructor. When it came to deciding on a place to deepen his practice, a friend recommended Kranti Yoga in Goa, India. He learned many things during his time there, but most importantly how yoga can heal the body and calm the mind. He teaches his classes with this mindset, to help students connect to their body and their mind.