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Jeff Maliskey is a Queer educator and yoga teacher in Grand Forks, North Dakota known for his commitment to creating a community where everyone feels welcome, supported, and empowered to explore their own potential.

I started practicing yoga at a time when I was struggling with my identity and need to find some peace and meaning in my life. Yoga freed me from self-destructive behaviors and guided me towards self-discovery. 

As the years went by I slowly drifted away from my practice and became buried in my work, I was disconnected from the world around me; I had let my job and doctoral study consume my life. In recognizing a need for change, I found my way back to yoga through practice at Lotus Yoga in Grand Forks, North Dakota. That same year I completed my Ph.D. in education, health, and behavior studies, started a new position as the director of the Pride Center for Gender and Sexuality at the University of North Dakota, along with starting my 200 hour yoga teaching training; it was just the reset that I needed to re-center and find my purpose.

Today, I continue my practice as a yoga teacher at Lotus Yoga. I teach in a way that offers strength and resilience, happiness and joy, along with the freedom to express and explore. Together, we can connect through yoga to find a more fulfilling, happier, and healthier life.


  • 300 HR Yoga Certification [ in progress ]

  • 200 RYT Yoga Certification

  • Restorative Yoga Certification

  • Yoga Sculpt Certification

  • Level 1 Lagree Fitness Trainer

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