Michelle Shaw Yoga In Saugatuck

Posted on: March 26, 2019   |   Posted in: News, Things To Do In Saugatuck


The Ultimate Way To Relax, Stay Fit And Live Well In Saugatuck Is With Michelle Shaw Yoga

Add Yoga To Your Relaxing Getaway

Indulging in yoga is the perfect way to relax. Sometimes, a getaway needs to be just that … an indulgent time where you truly get away from everything in your daily life. At Wickwood Inn in Saugatuck, we appreciate that time is scarce. While you’re here, you set the pace. Want to luxuriate at Wickwood by doing nothing at all? Order an in-room customized massage to deepen your relaxation. Want to dine, taste, and experience all that’s happening around town? Our Things To Do In Saugatuck page is a great place to feed your adventure.

But what if keeping up your fitness and wellness routine is an essential part of feeling good each day? Saugatuck’s natural beauty makes getting outdoors easy, all year round, and our area gyms have everything you need. Looking for more? Our highly trained yoga instructors, pilates instructors, holistic nutrition and natural health education experts, massage therapists, and naturopathic doctors have the knowledge to help you live life to the fullest.

Michelle Shaw Yoga In Saugatuck MI

Today, we’re proud to introduce you to Saugatuck, Michigan’s own Michelle Shaw Yoga. Freshly home from a second journey to India, Michelle recently completed her 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Kia Miller and Radiant Body Yoga. This latest training trip to India was challenging, beautiful, intense, and so very rewarding. Training with 64 others from 20 different countries, Michelle’s deep immersion into awakening the self has taken her practice and her teaching to new levels.

Radiant Body Yoga (RBY) is a holistic approach to yoga which has its roots in the ancient Kundalini and Tantric traditions. These practices are designed to awaken each practitioner to their higher nature. They offer a potent combination of physical posture, breath work, kriya, meditation, and chanting. They increase strength, build vitality and create mental clarity.

A Yoga Journey

Even though Michelle’s journey with yoga began in 2004, it took more than a decade before she felt called to teach. While recovering from Carpal Tunnel surgery, Michelle took time off from her regular class schedule at the local studio. While healing, a friend suggested a monthly subscription to an online yoga service. Michelle regained her strength and renewed her passion for yoga. One day, intrigued by the name, she randomly selected an online class from Kia Miller. That class challenged, maybe even frustrated Michelle, but she was hooked. Something about this class brought her to an even deeper level of internal awareness, release, and growth.

“I met so much resistance in that first class with Kia, but deep within I knew something magical had happened and I wanted more.”

Classes with Kia became part of Michelle’s daily routine, and soon, Michelle wanted to share this powerful practice with others. Michelle’s first immersion with Kia Miller and Radiant Body Yoga was 23 days long and transformed Michelle’s life. She has been joyfully teaching yoga classes in and around Saugatuck ever since.

Michelle has continued training with Kia Miller wherever and whenever she could. Trainings took Michelle to the Mount Madonna Center in California, to the Himalayan Institute in Pennsylvania, and twice to the Sattva Center outside of Rishikesh, India. During her trainings, she’s done deep learning about anatomy, alignment, intelligent sequencing, breath work, meditation, philosophy, history, and culture of yoga. She also is one of the first 150 people in the world to be certified as a Kripalu Yoga In The Schools instructor. This powerful curriculum, designed with Harvard Medical School, delivers proven results to teenagers, prisoners, CEO’s, first responders, and FBI agents.

Yoga Classes Around Downtown Saugatuck

Now certified as an E-RYT 200 and RYT 500, Michelle teaches several classes a week in a variety of settings: at Satya, the local studio in downtown Saugatuck, the Saugatuck Yacht Club, the libraries of Saugatuck Public Schools, a retreat center for women in recovery, and privately in people’s homes. Her style of yoga is approachable, appropriate for every body, and you will leave feeling both enlivened and relaxed.  You can visit her website to see an updated schedule.

Join Michelle for a class in the studio, at the Saugatuck Yacht Club, OR schedule a private for yourself or your group: single, couples, wedding parties, bridal showers … the possibilities for a customized yoga class are endless.

You can also join Michelle for one of her workshops or retreats:

  • Yoga And Writing | Explore your breath and inspire your voice by working systematically to find new opening in mind and body;
  • Yoga And Essential Oils | Enjoy a deep yoga practice, learn about essential oils, and create a customized rollerball blend;
  • Yoga And Wine | Tuscany & Assisi 2019 | Butch’s Culinary Wine Tours And Michelle Shaw Yoga | This tour is completely sold out, but watch for possible upcoming tours in 2020!

Reserve Your Stay At Wickwood And Your Yoga Class

If a class with Michelle doesn’t work for you this time around, try one of the other class offerings – just across the street from Wickwood Inn – at Satya Yoga! Classes at Satya are offered seven days a week, year round, and there are offerings for all levels. The studio is friendly, walk-ins are welcome, mats are available for free, and they have everything else you might need.

At Wickwood Inn, we want you to be in the know so your vacation is even better than you imagined. Keep watching for introductions to even more of our local fitness and wellness experts.

Time is all yours. Reserve your getaway to Wickwood Inn’s bed and breakfast and sign up for a class with Michelle Shaw Yoga today!

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