Everyone has more potential than they readily realize. You will achieve your goals, one small step at a time, in a safe, healthy, guided manner. Be healthy and feel great. 

Photo: Nicole de Waal Photography

Dance, Fitness, Martial Arts, Yoga…  Beginning my practice in 1996 in New York City, I’ve studied with world-renowned yoga teachers on both coasts. I’ve worked with private clients since the mid-1990s on increasing physical awareness and strength, overall wellness and connecting the body, mind and breath. My background is in acting, modern dance and martial arts, graduating from New York University in 1994. Techniques and bodywork studied: Dance: Ballet, Modern, African, Jazz, Butoh; Alexander Technique, Meditation and Massage. In 1997, I became an ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer. In 2001, I achieved my first of two Black Belts (HwaRangDo & Shotokan Karate) and I began teaching Martial Arts in 2002. After a decade in California as a professional actor, I returned to NY to start a family. After the birth of my son, I became certified with Yoga Alliance (200-hr) in 2010. In 2011, while pregnant with my daughter, I began teaching Prenatal Yoga. I completed a Restorative Yoga certification in 2018.

I received my Masters of Science in Nutrition with a concentration in Environmental Nutrition from the University of Memphis (online) May 2023, graduating with a 4.0 GPA.

In addition to teaching yoga, I own and run a boutique portrait photography business: Michelle Ingkavet Photography and still accept the occasional acting job.

Here and Now Yoga, New Hyde Park, NY

I currently see private clients on a referral basis only for 60-minute sessions:

1) At my home studio / outdoor private deck in New Hyde Park, NY
2) Online using the Zoom interactive videoconferencing platform
3) At clients’ homes (add’l travel fee)

Parsva Bakasana (Side Crow variation)
2023 Photo: Nicole de Waal Photography