Michelle Petersen, E-RYT200 is the director of BEYOGA, a hidden gem within a wellness center at Spa 23, located in Pompton Plains, NJ. Michelle is certified in Vinyasa yoga thru Yoga to the People in NYC and completed Yin Yoga teacher training with Kay Kay Clivio at Pure and with Corrina Benner at Integral Yoga Institute of New York.
The journey through her classes is inspiring and experienced thru her personal practice. Each class she offers a practice set to the needs of the students. Michelle weaves inspiring stories and a sequence of postures with notes on alignment. Her goal is to inspire practitioners to find their own rhythm on the mat and to connect with a higher part of themselves off the mat.
When Michelle first started her practice, she loved barefeet, yoga music and the ‘ahhh’ feeling at the end of class. Today Michelle really likes the person she continues to become and the people she’s able to inspire because of her yoga practice.
On our way up to the sixth floor Dharma talked to me about reflexes and the little boy’s response. He continued on as we took our shoes off, and finished his teaching with “if you act too quickly though, you may end up kicking the wrong person”.