Gain a deeper understanding of yourself by learning about your unique strengths and how to harness them to be a better yoga instructor. Build confidence in yourself by becoming more mindful and aware of how you are showing up in your life and relationships. Learn how to clear out things in your life that are holding you back from becoming the best version of yourself.
Master your Practice
Gain a deeper understanding of the physical practice of yoga & proper alignment in basic poses. Develop Moxie on your mat, play your edge and learn to push your limits while still being mindful! Build strength in your body and mind as you grow your yoga practice. Master your personal yoga practice so you can share that knowledge with your students.
Become an inspiring yoga instructor that makes a difference for your students. Discover the six foundations of M.Power and how to apply them to your teaching. Learn about our unique sequencing techniques that will help you build an intelligent and challenging yoga class for your students. Master our signature formulas for cueing that will give you the tools to communicate to your class in an efficient and concise way. Empower your students with hands on adjustments and assists that deepen their postures and also feel great. Learn the basics of Anatomy and Physiology for yoga and how to keep your students safe as you challenge them on the mat.
Go beyond the physical practice of yoga; learn the philosophy behind the practice. Delve into the Yoga Sutras, the 8 Limbed Path, the Yamas & Niyamas, and the Chakras. Gain a basic understanding of traditional yoga techniques including Pranayama, Bandhas, and Meditation, and learn how to apply these essential techniques to build a solid physical yoga practice. Learn how to use Sanskrit in an accessible and non intimidating way. Glean knowledge from our visiting instructors from around the nation with extensive knowledge & experience. See staff bios below for more info.
Get more involved in the M.Power community! Whether your goal is to become a yoga instructor or develop your personal practice, one thing is certain: You’ll make lasting and meaningful connections with fellow students, teacher training faculty and M.Power instructors! Become a bigger part of the M.Power family!
Michelle Devore's love for yoga began when she personally realized the many physical and mental benefits a regular practice brings. Not long after she began a consistent yoga practice, she enrolled in her first 200hr teacher-training program to learn how to share these benefits with others. Michelle has completed a 200 hour training in Power Yinyasa as well as a 200 hour training in Traditional Hot Yoga. She is currently working towards completing her 500 hr certification and will graduate in November 2016. Michelle's teaching experience ranges from chair yoga and gentle flows to advanced vinyasa yoga. Michelle's greatest passion is teaching yoga to beginners providing a classroom experience that meets the needs of each student in her care. She also loves training new teachers how to do the same! Michelle had a big part in creating the M.Power Teacher Training Program and works to help the program evolve each year.
Jason Herd, a co-founder of M.Power, has been teaching yoga for over 10 years. He was originally drawn to the deeper roots of the practice: the breath, meditation and the philosophy of yoga. He initially used yoga to supplement other workouts like lifting weights and cardio and it provided him the benefits of a calm and present mind. After discovering the challenge of Power Yoga, that all changed. Yoga quickly became his workout of choice, and the deeper practice took a back seat. After many yoga induced injuries caused by classes that pushed the envelope without regard to safe guarding the body, Jason has returned to his roots and what originally drew him to the practice. He is currently studying with one of the most experienced and respected Yoga teachers in the West, Rod Stryker. Jason designs his classes to give you the workout you are looking for while introducing you to the essential techniques that respect your body's limits so you can enjoy a lifetime of yoga: alignment, breath, and a present and still mind.
Becka Janse has been teaching yoga since 2005. She is known for her intelligent approach to sequencing, clear technical instruction, sense of humor and gentle spirit. In addition to teaching public classes, Becka has been on the faculty of dozens of yoga teacher trainings, and is frequently a guest presenter on a variety of yoga-related topics. After nearly a decade of teaching and thousands of hours of classroom experience, Becka remains a sincere and well-rounded student of both the physical and contemplative aspects of yoga. Her teaching stems from a dedicated personal practice, and she actively continues her education and training with mentors and senior teachers of a wide range of yoga styles and disciplines. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Aaron, and their cat-child, Sukhi.
Sarah Hatton began her personal yoga journey in 2001 as a collegiate swimmer. Falling madly in love with the practice she started teaching in 2003. Sarah has taught internationally; in studios as well as community centers, founded the non-profit Guardian Yoga Foundation, designed the program Yoga for Uniforms; a program for all First Responders and their families and develops yoga programs to prevent injury for various Universities’ Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Teams. She has had the amazing good fortune to study with: John DiMinico, Suze Curtis, Amy Johnson, Adri Kyser, Kathryn Budig, Tiffany Cruikshank, Stacy Dockins & Philip Urso. Sarah is in the process of receiving her 1000hr from Tiffany Cruikshank in Yoga Medicine. She has studied and went on to complete a vigorous apprenticeship in energy medicine and traditional shamanic rites through the Four Winds with Bridget Boland. Sarah holds a Holistic Health Coaching Certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, which she uses to assist her clients with healthy living. She combines her Masters of Education from PENN, her love of this practice and her decade of experience in the Operating Room into classes and programs that focus on anatomic alignment, orthopedic yoga therapy principles, energetic awareness and a true love of life. She cannot wait to see you on the mat.
Susan Weis-Bohlen was born and raised in Baltimore (Pikesville). After receiving a BA from the University of Maryland in 1985, Susan moved to Israel where she worked as a journalist and film publicist from 1986 - 1997. During those years, Susan also worked for the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC (1992-1995). It was during this time that Susan began to study meditation and yoga in earnest. Upon returning to Baltimore Susan opened breathe books in Hampden which she ran for 10 years. Susan also became a certified Ayurvedic life-style practitioner, meditation teacher and vegetarian cooking teacher and has studied with teachers around the world. Currently Susan runs Susan's Kitchen, a vegetarian cooking school, as well as Breathe Ayurveda, which helps people learn about their own healing path.
|Early Bird (Register by 1/9/17)||$2500*|
|Early Bird Member Price||$2200|
* Includes unlimited membership to M·Power for the duration of the 10 week program