Michelle Cagan

As a devoted and motivational instructor, Michelle creates a challenging, inspirational and nurturing class. She wants her students to feel empowered, centered and challenged in classes, but mostly she wants them to enjoy themselves.
 
Michelle is a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. She completed her second 500 hour advanced yoga certificate through Charm City Yoga having well over 800 hours of training. Michelle now teaches a key segment in the 200 and 500 hour Teacher Training programs at CCY and is thrilled to work with new teachers! Teaching both Pilates and yoga were a natural progression for her after a career as a professional ballet dancer.


Michelle Cagan instructs the following:
  • Beginner Hot Vinyasa 1 [h]
  • A slower paced and more descriptive version of our signature Vinyasa class, a vigorous, flowing style of yoga. Breath awareness and formal relaxation are introduced. The room is heated to body temperature so your body is warmed, allowing for deeper stretching. The muscles, tendons and ligaments become soft and more flexible. The heat promotes sweating which is a method of cleansing to aid in the healing aspects of this yoga style. Please bring water and a towel.


    Level 1, or 1 Diamond, classes are suitable for beginners who are looking for a slower paced, more descriptive experience. The class will help you develop body awareness, learn the basic postures (asanas) and their modifications. The emphasis on proper alignment will help you build strength slowly and safely. Learn yogic breathing and how to link breath with movement. Have fun in this informative class.


  • Hot Yoga Express 2 [h]
  • Hot Vinyasa is a vigorous yoga and the signature style of Charm City Yoga. The room is heated to body temperature so your body is warmed, allowing for deeper stretching. The muscles, tendons and ligaments become soft and more flexible. The heat promotes sweating which is a method of cleansing to aid in the healing aspects of this yoga style. All levels of practitioners are welcomed. Please bring water and a towel.
    Level 2, or 2 Diamond, classes are suitable for intermediate students. The basic postures are expanded to include more difficult variations and may be described with less detail. The class will flow at a faster pace and the asanas will be held longer. The classes introduce more advanced breathing techniques and concepts in yogic philosophy including the energetic body.

  • Hot Vinyasa 2 [h]
  • [h] Heated.

    Turn up the heat on your favorite flow class. Hot Vinyasa is held in a heated room warms your body for deeper opening and cleansing. The muscles, tendons and ligaments may become supple as you work to sweat out toxins. All levels of practitioners are welcome, but those with conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disorders, eating disorders, sleep deprivation, or pregnancy should consult their doctor first about the safety. Please bring a water bottle and a towel.


  • YogaWorks 1
  • Practice with attention and intention. Our signature Yogaworks classes blend precision in alignment with breath awareness and fluid movement for a balanced practice. These classes typically move through a warm-up and Sun Salutations into strategically sequenced postures, working toward a particular peak pose or targeting a specific body park. Come prepared to learn how to move your body skillfully and safely on the mat. You'll leave these classes feeling like you got a satisfying workout for both your body and your mind.

  • Warm Vinyasa 2
  • Warm Vinyasa is a vigorous yoga and the signature style of Charm City Yoga. The room is heated to body temperature so your body is warmed, allowing for deeper stretching. The muscles, tendons and ligaments become soft and more flexible. The heat promotes sweating which is a method of cleansing to aid in the healing aspects of this yoga style. All levels of practitioners are welcomed. Please bring water and a towel.

    Level 2, or 2 Diamond, classes are suitable for intermediate students. The basic postures are expanded to include more difficult variations and may be described with less detail. The class will flow at a faster pace and the asanas will be held longer. The classes introduce more advanced breathing techniques and concepts in yogic philosophy including the energetic body.


  • Hot Yoga Express 2 [h]
  • [h] Heated.
     
    Is finding 90 minutes in your day for yoga a challenge? No worries -we offer Hot Yoga Express: A condensed, fast paced hot vinyasa practice with an upbeat vibe. Lengthen, strengthen, tone and breathe, getting the most out of your practice in just 60 minutes of mindful effort. Level 2, or 2 Diamond, classes are suitable for intermediate students. The basic postures are expanded to include more difficult variations and may be described with less detail. The class will flow at a faster pace and the asanas will be held longer. The classes introduce more advanced breathing techniques and concepts in yogic philosophy including the energetic body.

  • Beginner Vinyasa 1
  • A slower paced and more descriptive version of our signature Vinyasa class, a vigorous, flowing style of yoga. Breath awareness and formal relaxation are introduced. Level 1, or 1 Diamond, classes are suitable for beginners who are looking for a slower paced, more descriptive experience. The class will help you develop body awareness, learn the basic postures (asanas) and their modifications. The emphasis on proper alignment will help you build strength slowly and safely. Learn yogic breathing and how to link breath with movement. Have fun in this informative class.