Michelle Ploog

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Michelle Ploog is an ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) certified in Kripalu Yoga and Baptiste Power Yoga that inspires students to live a life of passion and purpose. During her eight years of teaching, she has taught yoga to an array of students from professional athletes, celebrities, women in recovery from sex trafficking, and adolescents coping with depression.  She has coached and trained yoga teachers as a facilitator for multiple teacher training programs, featured workshops and immersions around the country.  Her intention for teaching is to create a transformational and opening experience for students to embrace their inner light of greatness. For more about Michelle, please visit www.michelleploog.com and facebook.com/michelleploog.

Seven most dangerous commonly practiced Yoga Poses

You won't expect some of these yoga poses to make the "Most Dangerous" list. Have you ever been in that class of the super-annoying yoga...

Yoga for You: Plank Pose

Plank pose is about building strength of body and mind while maintaining a slow, steady breath. Plank pose can bring up feelings of challenge,...

Yoga for YOU: Standing Forward Fold

As we begin to transition out of winter and prepare for spring, balance becomes essential for our peace of mind. This buzz of transformation...

Yoga for You: February Yoga: Standing Backbend

Standing Backbend opens the front of the body and expands the heart open. It's the power of the legs, core and back muscles that...

Yoga for You: Cat & Cow Poses

To warm up for 2015, let's look at the poses Cat and Cow (Marjaryasana & Bitilasana). These stretches are often paired with breathing to...

Yoga for You: Savasana Pose

After bending, twisting, and moving your body, the final resting posture in nearly every yoga practice is Savasana. The translation is "corpse pose," which...

Yoga for You: Garland Pose

Garland Pose, or Malasana, is a posture that brings forth a sense of oneness and connection. We are connected to the earth through our...

Yoga for YOU: Child’s Pose

Child's pose is a posture that nurtures you through connection with the earth. You are physically in contact with the ground in a gesture...

Yoga for YOU: Camel Pose

Camel Pose is a heart-opener that is accessed through lengthening the low back instead of crunching it while pressing the sternum to the sky....

Yoga for YOU: Downward Facing Dog Pose

In downward facing dog, our weight is evenly distributed between our hands and feet. All four paws are rooted into the ground creating a...

Yoga for You: Cobra Pose

Heart openers are an incredible way to stretch the chest, shoulder and abdominal muscles. Cobra pose builds the foundation for other backbends by developing...

Yoga for You: Warrior One Pose

Warrior One pose (Virabhadrasana Eka) represents a solid foundation for you to connect with the soul of the Earth. You press your feet into...

Yoga for YOU: Supine Twist Pose

Springtime brings changes and new possibilities. It is a great season to clean house: physically, mentally, emotionally and environmentally. Each spring I take extra...

Yoga for YOU: Tree Pose

This month's pose, Vrksasana (translation Tree Pose), builds stability, grace and balance. As with all postures, the more you practice a pose the more...

Yoga for YOU: Chair Pose

This month's pose, Utkatasana (ooot-kah-tah-sana) or Chair Pose, demands that our legs and booty be actively engaged. Chair pose challenges the body to become...

Yoga for YOU: Dancer Pose

THIS MONTH'S POSE, Natarajasana ("I am love") or Dancer Pose, is a way for your body to develop balance while opening your heart. A...

Yoga for YOU: Intro | Mountain Pose

THIS YEAR, LIVE A MORE centered, energetic and abundant life by integrating yoga into your day! Yoga's physical practice is an opportunity to explore...