Michele – Women In Need (WIN)
Michelle teaches for NYC Yoga Project at Women In Need (WIN) homeless shelters. Michelle received her 500 hour Yoga Alliance certification in Austin, TX as well as a Prenatal/Postnatal yoga certification. She has been practicing yoga since 2000, and has been teaching since 2008. Yoga has been an incredible tool and guide in Michelle’s life as a mom, a professional dancer, and a teacher, and she believes it has the ability to help people through the many facets of life. Michelle infuses her knowledge of yoga, meditation, breath work, and dance together as a way to cultivate compassion, healing, balance, and body awareness. She loves teaching and connecting with these beautiful communities of people and hopes these classroom moments will help them heal and discover the light they hold inside. Namaste.
Shelby teaches for NYC Yoga Project at the Pride Center: Staten Island LGBT Community Center. She is passionate about leading people to live their best lives by using yoga as a tool for growth and connection. She is a Baptiste certified yoga teacher and leads practices and workshops at 5 Boro Power Yoga in Staten Island, NY. Shelby is the creator of Little Jay Malas - custom malas and sacred jewelry for yogis, hippies, free spirits, and seekers of love and truth. Shelby loves being a part of NYC Yoga Project and celebrates the uniqueness and diversity in all of us by sharing this love with her students both on and off the mat.
Liz – Women In Need (WIN)
Liz Mulligan-Ferry has been practicing yoga since 2003 first starting a practice as a nice complement to long-distance running--but quickly discovered it was so much more. Liz believes yoga is for everyone, and her teaching style makes yoga accessible, relatable and relevant. Through proper alignment and healthy engagement, Liz helps students open to their own inner goodness and grace. Liz completed her 200-hour teacher training with Julie Doorman at Shaktiyoga - NYC in 2016. Liz is a Director of Research at Catalyst, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing workplace diversity and inclusion. Originally, from Tacoma, Washington, Liz lives with her husband and dog in Brooklyn.