Special Holiday Yoga Class


This class is taught by:

Michele Landis

Michele Landis is the owner of Yoga at Simply Well. Michele teaches yoga and works as a one-on-one holistic health coach in Carlisle, PA. She graduated with honors from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, NY. The Institute for Integrative Nutrition is the only nutrition school integrating all of the different dietary theories, combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies with modern concepts such as the USDA food guidelines, the glycemic index, the Zone and raw foods. Michele's passion is helping her clients cook more and buy and eat local, seasonal foods. She earned her teacher certification in Kripalu Yoga from the Karma Yoga Lifestyle Program of the renowned Kripalu Institute in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. At the Kripalu Institute, where she studied and served on staff for almost two years, Michele learned the value of incorporating work as a spiritual practice through daily workshops, yogic breathing, nutrition, and connection to nature and community. Michele’s own connection to nature is reflected in her passion for backpacking. She has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine, and has taught day-hiking classes at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where she first began practicing yoga. Michele has also hiked the Colorado Trail and New England’s Long Trail. She holds an associate degree from the Harrisburg Area Community College.

Amy Necci

Amy completed her Kids Yoga Teacher Training in 2014 and Tween Yoga Teacher Training in 2015 through Yogi Beans Studio in New York City and has been teaching kids and tween yoga classes ever since. She has studied with Mindful Schools, completing courses including Mindful Educator Essentials, Mindful Communication, and Mindfulness and Difficult Emotions. Amy also participated in a Freestyle Meditation Program at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. In 2017 she received her 200 hour certification through Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts. She is currently working on her 300 hour certification with the same school. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Education of Spanish from Bloomsburg University and a Masters in Education from East Stroudsburg University. She has studied abroad in Spain and Puerto Rico.

Amy is a Pennsylvania native who has been practicing yoga and mindfulness for many years and loves weaving them into another passion of hers - working as an educator. She began her teaching career in the Pocono Mountains where she taught high school for 7 years and started her yoga journey, taking Kripalu yoga classes after school with her colleagues. She has felt a strong connection to the Carlisle, Boiling Springs, and surrounding communities since moving to the area in 2007 to teach at the middle school level. After this move, she found a yoga community that has changed her life and deepened her practice. She is truly grateful for all of her teachers along the way who inspired her to continue to dive into this practice and study. Amy feels strongly that yoga and mindfulness can benefit anyone and that the skills learned through these practices are especially important to teach to today's youth.

Amy believes that unity happens when we can be introspective while cultivating a genuine awareness of all that surrounds us. She also frequently echoes the words of her teachers at Yogi Beans with the phrase “yoga is a practice, not a perfect.”

Join us for a special class followed by our annual Thanksgiving breakfast of oatmeal, fruit, coffee and tea made by Michele. Through a series of asanas that stretch, strengthen and relax the body and mind, participants build core strength and develop flexibility. With a compassionate focus on proper alignment and the integration of breath with movement, participants find ease and well-being within the postures, leading to a renewed connection with self. Previous yoga knowledge is encouraged but not necessary.