• Susie Schul
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    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 very powerful. It was amazing 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 that it is accessible for everyone! I received my 200 RYT through the Baptiste Institute the next year. By attending various workshops and visiting studios around the world, I continue to learn more about yoga and myself. With great enthusiasm, I am currently working on becoming a Certified Baptiste Instructor! I have attended Level 1, Level 2, Art of Assisting, Art of True North Alignment and Being of Power through the Baptiste Institute. 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 3 daughters. My family means the world to me and keeps life busy along with working part-time at my husband’s medical practice and co-owning the Be Moved Power Yoga Studio. I feel so blessed!
  • Anita Trent
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    My yoga journey began as a young girl practicing Hatha on PBS while waiting to walk to school in the mornings. Many, many years later after running a few mini-marathons and suffering a hamstring tear, I knew it was time to find yoga again. After practicing for six months I was introduced to the Baptiste sequence. The powerful practice resonated with me. I was in a time of change in my life regarding career and all four of my children were in school all day. It left me with the time and the passion to pursue Baptiste methodology. I was invited to begin teaching and soon went to Baptiste Level I training. I attended Art of Assisting and studied meditation. I am currently enrolled in Urban Body Yoga’s Urban Empowerment Leadership 200 hour training. Urban Body Yoga is a registered Baptiste affiliate, something that was important for me in my continued training. Susie Schul and I both knew we wanted to offer the community a studio that would STAND for each person who walked through our door. We wish to share the practice of yoga with every willing person who shows up and is open to the practice no matter where they are in their yoga journey. We are committed in building a yoga community that feels connected to each other, the studio, and most importantly themselves. When we know ourselves we can share our light and love with others in an authentic beautiful way. In my life, yoga brings me back to my heart and love for myself and gratitude for others. I feel most powerful when I practice consistently. I am my best self with a hot yoga practice in my life. I share immense gratitude for the teachers and students who I’ve practiced with along the way. Peace. Love. Light. Yoga.
  • Angie Shamo
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    Certified and Registered Yoga Teacher, 200 Hour Level I grew up on a farm near Lake Michigan

    where I spent most days playing outside, riding horses, and imagining with my brother. I earned

    my 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 I have been working with children and practicing Yoga. In July 2011, I completed my

    Yoga Teaching Certificate with the incredible Nikki Meyers and Marsha Pappas at City Yoga in

    Indianapolis. I have had the honor of guiding hundreds of people through their practice for nearly

    6 years. I plan to continue my education this fall at the Be Moved to Lead Leadership and teacher

    Training at Be Moved Power Yoga. My husband and I, make our home in West Lafayette with

    our two sons, where we 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.

  • Melissa McCandless
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    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.