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Michael S

Michael Salter
Home Town: New Britain,CT
Thing that’s yours: 
 

What First Drew You to Yoga and Why?

I came to yoga about 7 years ago looking for some flexibility and to maybe relieve some back pain. What I gained was certainly much greater. I ended up finding more about who I actually was. I found a vast and infinite realm called the mind/body connection and it constantly invites me to explore further every day I practice. I started practicing seriously with the hatha yoga Core 26, and so this is where I find myself teaching now. Today I consider this Core 26 series the foundation of my total practice which includes all types of yoga. I hope to share a little of what I have discovered about the very challenging series that tests and strengthens the mind and body.

 

Teaching Style and Class Styles Taught:

Like any good teacher, I hope to teach with all the amazing insights I’ve witnessed from my greatest teachers. I want my style to be compassionate yet disciplined, rigorous and respectful, present and gracious.

 

What you love about teaching at SGY:

What I love about teaching yoga at SGY is that I’ve been practicing there for 7 years and I feel close to the community. It is my yoga home.

 

Silliest thing you've said whilst teaching:

I have not taught many classes yet but I did instruct the students to raise their six arms. And the students were neither spiders nor octopi. And I know they had 8 arms but it still would’ve made more sense.



Michael S instructs the following:
  • Core 26
  • Core 26 is a beginner level class created for total body health, done in a room heated to 105 degrees.  It works to increase strength and flexibility in joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones, while also providing a cardiovascular workout.  The spine and pelvis are targeted areas in all postures.  This class is appropriate for people of all ages, body types, and levels of experience, including those with injuries who are looking to heal the body.