My love for food and cooking started as a young child watching my mother, aunts and grandmothers cook for our family and community. Later in life, as I was studying Nutrition in graduate school I wanted more, so in 1996 I enrolled in the Professional Chef’s Program at Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. For over 20 years, I have been cooking and teaching community classes in plant based nutrition. I believe that food should look good, taste good and be good for you. I also believe that not one type of eating is right for everyone and that eating what you like is the key to lifelong health. Join me for ongoing classes in the community, for an event or inquire about private lessons.
Love Yoga Fest September 22, 4:00-5:30 pm at Sea Crest Beach Resort
ignite Your innerglow
This will be a gentle yoga class followed by a discussion on Ayurvedic foods and practices of the season. As the fall approaches and the environment around us changes, we are reminded that our self care needs will change as well. Learn how to slow down from the fiery energy of summer with gentle movement and develop new habits to honor your own being with specific daily rituals of self care for wellbeing. Students will experience a down to earth approach that explores the essence of ayurveda and yoga and how it is applied to the modern day student. Michelle and Kirsten blend their unique backgrounds in yoga and wellness to bring a very special approach to leading workshops and teacher trainings. Michelle is the owner of innerglow yoga and Cape Cod Yoga School, as well as a professional chef and Kirsten is the manager of innerglow yoga and a licensed massage therapist.
Saturday October 26, 1:00-4:00 pm at Highfield Hall $50
Join Michelle Itzkowitz and Kirsten van der Bil of innerglow yoga at Highfield Hall in Falmouth for an afternoon of food and yoga.
Meet Michelle in the historic kitchen for a brief discussion about Ayurveda and food, followed by a 90 minute gentle yoga practice with Kirsten. Enjoy a tasting of the season’s offerings while exploring the beautiful grounds of Highfield Hall.
Michelle Itzkowitz, E-RYT 500, YACEP, PCP- Yoga and meditation have been a part of Michelle's life for over 20 years and have been her saving grace through many challenging life experiences. She uses her knowledge and growth to inspire her students to continue pushing forward, and believe in the strength and beauty of every moment and every breath of every day. Yoga inspires Michelle to meet each moment with mindfulness and to cultivate happiness and joy with whomever she meets. She lives life as a student first and is deeply grateful for the loving wisdom her teachers have shared with her. Michelle is the owner of innerglow yoga, Cape Cod Yoga School and is licensed in Family and Consumer Science and Physical Education in Massachusetts as well as professionally trained chef.
Kirsten van der Bil E-RYT, RPYT, YACEP- Kirsten's first introduction to yoga was finding a stack of old books and manuals. The writings of Amrit Desai, Paramahansa Yogananda, and Ram Das offered her a glimpse into a system of practice that she deeply recognized. Home practice and self study brought her to a 200 hour foundational training with Diane Kovanda and Kind Yoga School in 2011. Currently, Kirsten studies Embodyoga with developer Patty Townsend, and is working towards her 500 hour certification under Patty's Guidance. Kirsten recently completed a 90 hour prenatal teacher training with Corrine Andrews, owner of Yoga Center Amherst and developer of Birthing Mama, an online program for prenatal yoga and wellness. Kirsten attended Spa Tech Institute of Massage Therapy and is a 650 hour Licensed Massage Therapist as of March 2017. Through therapeutic touch, Kirsten's greatest wish is to give a tangible form to the practice of yoga. By communicating subtly through touch and differentiating different layers of tissue, her clients gain an embodied sense of their own anatomy and alignment.
Private classes, consultations and lessons by appointment.