meet the inspiring, passionate, driven, and thrilling instructors that will guide you through the be moved journey.
In 2011, I attended my first hot yoga class. I had no idea what I was getting into but I did know I had stumbled onto something powerful. I was amazed how good I felt after that first class. From that day forward, I was hooked on hot power yoga and my journey began, The physical change has been substantial but, the change in the mind even more so. The connection with mind and body is powerful and continue to learn grow from this daily. The practice has made such an impact my life. I no longer have the aches and pains that I had from training for triathlons.
I started teaching yoga in 2014. I had a desire to share the benefits of yoga and it's accessibility for everyone! I received my Baptiste 200 HR RYT and am a Certified Baptiste Instructor. The amazing people I have met along the way inspire me to be the best version of myself possible.
I live in West Lafayette with my husband and daughter.
I am a yoga practitioner and a Baptiste inspired 200 HR RYT instructor. I am a kind leader who likes to have fun. My struggles in life have been blessings that on most days, allows me to be the best version of myself, yet perfection is not what I hope for, rather, joy, a commitment to connection and the practice of yoga is my intention. One of my greatest joys in teaching yoga is sharing the Baptiste Methodology that brought a shift in my life and a greater awareness of my own compassion for myself and others.
Among my most treasured accomplishments; being a part of Jennifer Wright's Teacher Training program, Baptiste Level I, Art of Assisting, and learning from fellow yoga instructors who share their many gifts as a way of standing for each other. The future is bright! I plan to attend Baptiste Level II and will assist Jennifer Wright in Be Moved to Lead 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training right here at Be Moved Power Yoga beginning in September 2018.
I could not be more excited, grateful, and curious about what the future holds, but I do know that I will treasure my mat and the humans around me along the way.
I caught the fitness bug in college (though my parent’s might suggest it started in the late 80s with Disney’s Mousercise). My passion for fitness continued through grad school and eventually I became a certified group fitness instructor. At this point, yoga was outside of my comfort zone and was something I avoided entirely. I was all about high intensity all the time and didn’t realize what I was missing.
I started to seriously practice yoga in 2011 for all the wrong reasons: “all the cool people are doing it,” “it’s good for you,” “it will help you relax.”
It was a struggle to get on my mat and attend classes that were offered at the gym. I hated it. My muscles were tight, I was super inflexible, and I had no idea what I was doing (nor did I understand half of what the instructor was saying). But, I did it anyway. Despite my resistance to yoga, I ventured beyond the gym and visited a couple of local studios. When I found heated power vinyasa something clicked and it was love at first sight! There are so many reasons why I love this practice! When I’m on my mat I feel strong, grounded, and full of gratitude. My passion for yoga solidified after struggling with various injuries and recovering from knee surgery. Yoga helped me learn what it meant to leave my ego at the door and truly listen to what my body needed at any given time.
My intention as an instructor is to empower you to just be YOU on your mat. Be bold! Be happy! Be healthy! Take risks and try something new but know that you can find ease whenever you need it. I love the physicality of a power vinyasa class but I also love and appreciate the benefits of a slower practice with lots of great stretching. The yogis in our community are amazing, kind, and encouraging and I am forever grateful to have crossed paths with so many of you.
Melissa is a Baptiste inspired 200 HR RYT. She completed Baptiste Level One Training in Sedona, AZ in February 2016 and Baptiste Art of Assisting in July 2017.
Certified and Registered Yoga Teacher, 200 Hour Level Angie grew up on a farm near Lake Michigan where she spent most days playing outside, riding horses, and imagining with her brother. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in Early Childhood Education and furthered this field of study by pursuing a Montessori Teaching Certificate. Since graduation from Purdue 1998, she has been working with children and practicing Yoga.
In July 2011, she completed her Yoga Teaching Certificate with the incredible Nikki Meyers and Marsha Pappas at City Yoga in Indianapolis.Angie has had the honor of guiding hundreds of people through their practice for nearly 6 years.
Angie, her husband, and their two sons, make their home in West Lafayette where they share a love of music, an affinity for Lake Michigan and spend most days playing outside.
“Practicing yoga centers me. It grounds me down, lifts me up, and leaves me balanced. In this state of equanimity, I have more to offer my loved ones and the world at large. I teach yoga because I want to offer people a place of solace and refuge where they can come to their mat to cultivate awareness, peace, and understanding within themselves. Then the invitation is to take that light out into the world and share it.
The light in me honors the light in you. We are all connected. Namaste.”