Backwards Yoga
116 N 2nd Street
Eldridge, IA 52748 Map
Phone: (563) 349-1446

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Backwards Yoga

Celebrating 10 Years


Mindfulness. Alignment. Breath. Flow. Relaxation. Community.

Backwards Yoga, located in Eldridge, Iowa, offers vinyasa yoga classes for all levels. These include non-hot yoga classes, hot classes (ranging from 80-105 degrees), a variety of workshops designed to deepen your practice, cardio & Bootcamp classes, private yoga sessions, and private group sessions. We are also a Yoga Alliance certified school and offer teacher training programs for 200-hour certification. Our creative and friendly instructors offer challenging classes to improve flexibility, strength and balance for the mind and body.

Backwards Yoga’s owner, Kela Ganzer, is a North Scott graduate and grew up in rural Scott County. Her parents are Dean and Tina Ganzer of Donahue, IA. Kela grew up with back pain her entire life while being diagnosed with scoliosis at an early age. At the age of 12, she went through a spinal fusion surgery, in which they placed 2-13 inch rods along her spine to straighten the curvature. After her surgery, Kela was limited to mild sports and exercise. While Kela entered college, she decided to try yoga for the back pain of carrying her book bag across campus. She instantly felt the pain relieved through her spine. She continued her journey through college and decided to share her love for yoga with others. She has since completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certificate, 500-hour Yoga Alliance certificate, Pre-natal Certificate, and SUP Yoga Certificate.

Ganzer wanted to give back to her North Scott community by starting a small yoga class while renting space at the local daycare in 2014. It was here that the desire to grow the yoga community started. Backwards Yoga evolved into a hot studio in July 2015 in the downtown area. We have become an extended family and offer each of our community members a yogi experience. Eldridge has embraced the studio and given us our unique small town feel. Our atmosphere is welcoming and open to all levels of yogis. We are proudly serving the Quad City area and encourage people from Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island, Moline, and Dewitt to come out to Eldridge and see why we are worth the trip.

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  • Hot Yoga
  • Hot Yoga 90
  • Yoga Tone
  • SUP Yoga
  • Rest. Restore. Renew
  • Beginner Workshop
  • Private Sessions
  • Group Private Sessions
  • Shop Yoga
  • Teacher Training
  • Stretch & Strengthen


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