Teresa Van Eyk has been the owner & director of Satya Yoga since late 2011. She teaches tantric hatha yoga and meditation, paddle board yoga, and leads our registered yoga school. She has been practicing since 2009, and teaching since 2012. She is an E-RYT500, completing over 500 hours of study and has over 3200 hours of teaching experience.
Teresa trained under international yoga educator, Karina Mirsky at both the 200 hour and 500 hour level. Teresa’s practice is also inspired and by the teachings of Swami Rama, Ram Dass and Maharaji Neem Karoli Baba. Her studies inspired by Dr. Indu Arora, David Frawley, Rod Stryker and numerous others.
Teresa is a practitioner of traditional Thai yoga bodywork and studied Ayurvedic health and lifestyle with the American Institute of Vedic Studies.
Teresa’s classes include modifications for all body types, mindful strengthening flows, systematic relaxation, yoga nidra and meditation. Her classes weave the above with her passion for Yoga philosophy, Ayurveda and her deep connection to chanting, mantra, and Bhakti yoga (the path of love and devotion).
Stacy begin the transition from practicing yoga to studying yoga into 2008. The physical practice had always been a great way to relieve stress and keep in good physical health, but now she saw Yoga ad the link to all areas of her life for which she felt great passion; natural health and nutrition , organic living, and in connection to her spiritual path. Yoga became the way she wanted to live her life, not just for an hour a day to decompress.
Stacy attended Katherine Lucas's 200 hour Karma Yoga Shala Teacher Training. Stacy also studied with Kino McGregor and the sessions with Kino have brought much awareness to both her practice in teaching.
Outside the yoga studio you can find Stacy hanging out with her husband Josh their two sons Jasper and Fletcher she loves travel reading and doing anything on the water.
When Michelle was a kid and people asked, “What do you want to be when you grow
up?,” she had no trouble answering: “A first grade teacher and a gymnastics coach.” As life would have it, Michelle became a high school English teacher and a diving coach for more than 25 years.
In 2004 Michelle took her first yoga class at a local art gallery. Despite feeling somewhat hesitant, her neighbor insisted on picking her up for “just one class.” However, after that initial experience, Michelle’s mind, body, and spirit were asking for more.
Since then, Michelle has been enthusiastically practicing a wide variety styles from a multitude of amazing teachers. Even though she enjoyed quietly soaking up her own yoga experience in a back-row spot for many years, something shifted in 2014. Not only did Michelle desire to dig deeper into her own practice, but she also felt inspired to share the amazing gift of yoga with others.
In Spring of 2016, Michelle completed her 200-hour teacher training with Kia Miller, founder of Radiant Body Yoga, at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Kia’s approach combines the technical precision of Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga with the meditative and mantra-based practices of Kundalini Yoga. Her style facilitates a holistic experience that allows students to enhance their awareness of prana and the subtle body.
For Michelle, teaching yoga feels like coming home . . . coming home to her best self while
sharing all that’s possible with others.
Michelle lives along the Kalamazoo River with husband, Mike, and their golden retriever, Grover. When off the mat, Michelle may be found reading, sailing, writing, baking, knitting, hiking, and loving life with family and friends.