Aromatherapy & Yoga at the Beach in Panama

When: 15 Jan 2017 - 22 Jan 2017 (Sun - Sun, 7 nights)
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Michelle Barge, 200RYT Integrated Vinyasa


Michelle Barge has been practicing Yoga since 1996 following a life dedicated to classical ballet and teaching yoga since 2007. She has been leading global retreats since 2008. Michelle has taught retreats in Jamaica, Costa Rica, Mexico, Italy and Panama as well as the Standard Hotel Miami.

She teaches an integrated Vinyasa practice focused on proper alignment and building core strength. Focusing on proper alignment helps her students tao in to the metaphysical benefits of the practice. Her style fuses her training in traditional Hatha yoga schools – Iyengar and Ashtanga – with her training in Core Strength Vinyasa Flow.

Michelle brings a deep meditation practice to her classes as well having studied many forms of Buddhist and Hindu meditation.

Michelle has studied and practiced in some of the top yoga studios in New York City and continues to train under some of the leaders in the field. Michelle currently is the lead Hatha teacher at the famed Golden Bridge of Santa Monica and New York City and also teaches yoga in the New York City Public School System through Bent on Learning, which brings the joy of yoga to the inner city’s low-to-moderate income students.

She also teaches yoga in some of the top corporation in NYC which brings yoga and mindfulness to the workplace through Balance Integration. Michelle’s passions for horseback riding, surf and ocean life and well as fine wines. Organic, healthy foods and wellness cross over into all retreats Michelle leads. See more photos and other events by this presenter

Amy Galper, Founder; New York Institute of Aromatherapy

Amy Galper, B.A., M.A., Dipl. AT, the pioneering educator behind NYIOA, has been a Certified Aromatherapist for over 16 years, as well as a passionate advocate, entrepreneur, formulator and consultant in organic beauty and wellness.

It’s a journey that began long before the pursuit of wellness was common, and led her to a vast knowledge of essential oils and their applications as a way to connect to the body through the senses. In 2001, after having trained with Jade Shutes (former president of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy, or NAHA), Amy earned her Certificate in Holistic Dynamic Aromatherapy from what is now The School For Aromatic Studies. Today she is also the NYC Director for NAHA.

As an entrepreneur, Amy applied her mind-body vision to the world of beauty, developing an award winning, yoga-inspired line of body care products called Buddha Nose, one of the first organic brands to create national awareness of the need for toxin-free beauty and body care products. She also produced a series of interactive pop-up shops called “The Yoga Beauty Bar” to celebrate artisan organic beauty brands while educating women to make more conscious beauty choices.

Over the past several years, Amy has also built a vibrant consultancy practice, offering her expertise—in ingredient research and sourcing, product formulation, wellness event planning, USDA Certification and more—to a number of beauty and wellness brands.

Along with her training in aromatic plant medicine, Amy has a certification from the Ohashiatsu Institute, a B.A from Smith College and an M.A. from NYU—as well as a love of going off the grid with only her husband and a lot of relaxing essential oils. See more photos and other events by this presenter