Yoga Instruction

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Michelle’s inclusive teaching approach focuses on making the practice of yoga accessible and fun for people of all body shapes and sizes, abilities and conditions, applying key alignment principles in combination with modified techniques and props.* Operating through Beuscher Consulting, Inc., she teaches group classes in the Chicago metro area on a weekly basis and is also interested in teaching at special events as her schedule allows. She is particularly interested in teaching classic hatha-style yoga, which may also incorporate mindful hatha/vinyasa flow (breath linked with movement) and gentle/restorative yoga, for the following types of classes:

  • Specialized yoga classes: Plus sizes, prenatal and postnatal, and others seeking a more accessible practice
  • Mainstream yoga classes: Beginning/basic to intermediate levels 

Emphasis is on empowering students to enjoy a well-rounded, regular yoga practice that contributes to overall well being and inner peace through the development of greater awareness, strength, flexibility and balance in addition to a healthy outlet for stress release. Key yoga practice elements taught may include:

  • Starting postures
  • Controlled breathing techniques
  • Calming/centering
  • Intention setting, incorporating yoga philosophy
  • Chanting and hand gestures
  • Gentle/flowing warm-ups and postures
  • Active/energizing postures based on a blend of classical hatha and mindful hatha/vinyasa flow (breath linked with movement)
  • Longer-held, deeper stretching postures
  • Restorative/supported cool-downs and postures
  • Silent or guided meditation
  • Final relaxation postures

Yoga props used to help students maintain better alignment and modify poses as necessary may include, for instance:

  • Block
  • Bolster/long pillow
  • Chair
  • Folded blanket
  • Strap
  • Wall

*PLEASE NOTE: Developing and engaging in a regular yoga practice may offer a variety of positive health benefits but should not be considered a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Before engaging in the practice of yoga, please consult and follow the advice of a licensed medical physician for any health-related conditions or potential concerns.

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