Our Teachers

At Berkshire Yoga Center we know there are many different styles of yoga, and that the key to a great yoga class is a great yoga teacher. It’s also important for students to find a teacher they connect with in order get the most out of all aspects of yoga.

That’s why we strive to have a variety of teachers on staff offering an assortment of different styles of classes. Over time our teacher roster and class offerings will grow, with the hope that yogis of all styles, lineages and skill levels will be able to find a home with us.

Michael Levin

Michael Levin

Michael Levin, ERYT-200/RYT-500 is the owner and Director of Berkshire Yoga Center and was, in fact, dragged kicking and screaming to his very first yoga class. But something obviously clicked for him, and it wasn't long before he decided to enroll in his first teacher training. And then another. And then another...
 
Michael has taught classes and workshops at gyms and studios across the Washington, DC, region as well as leading workshops internationally. He served as an adjunct professor at a local college teaching yoga asana, philosophy and history and as the founding Director  and Lead Teacher of the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Love Yoga, as well as a Lead Teacher at Surrender to the Flow - Phish Yoga. 
 
Michael's classes are heart-centered and alignment-based, with the goal of empowering students with the tools and environment with which to achieve the balance, well-being and spiritual expression they seek in their lives.
 
Off the mat, Michael plays kirtan with his band, Bhajam. He travels to India whenever he can manage for study and inspiration, is currently enrolled in Kripalu's 1000-hour Yoga Teacher Training program, and continues to fight the good fight learning Sanskrit. 
Niki Fletcher

Niki Fletcher

Niki Fletcher has been a student of yoga since 2005, has been teaching since 2013 and has been a certified practicing Yoga Therapist since 2016. For Niki yoga was introduced as a way to help heal injury and over the years she learned the multitude of ways that yoga can heal. This led her to the school of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy where she has been studying to achieve Internation Accredidation as a Yoga Therapist. Niki uses yoga as a means to help others reconnect with their inner wisdom to empower and find harmony in life on and off the mat. Her classes are designed to find balance all while encouraging the practitioner to listen to their body and move with their breath in order to find a truly self- supportive practice. There is opportunity to challenge yourself as well as time to allow space for what you really need in class and in life. All classes are interwoven with elements of Yoga Therapy. Niki also offers private Yoga Therapy sessions along with therapeutic groups in the Phoenix Rising method.
Kalei Carlson

Kalei Carlson

Kalei Carlson is a native of Berkshire County. She began dancing as a child, and teaching as a teen. "Movement just kind of fell into my lap, and has always found it's way to me, whether it was dance, yoga, or bodywork". As a teenager dance & Yoga helped her cope with anxiety & disordered eating. As an adult, experiencing trauma & loss, teaching movement classes not only brought joy to her and the community, but helped her heal from within. As she was finding her path in this crazy world, waitressing, nannying, studying Midwifery, and continuing to teach and learn all things movement related, she found a passion for facilitating healing through movement.

Kalei continues to educate herself with self-study, workshops, and courses. Continuing to offer only the best care for her clients. She is CPR Certified, Yoga Certified by the American Fitness Association, a Certified Life Coach by Transformation Academy, a Certified Loss Doula by SBD University, & a Movement Instructor & CFT Facilitator & Owner of Movement Matters Healing Arts. Check out her website at www.movementmattersbodywork.com

"It is my mission & passion to hold the space for people to heal from within, find joy through movement, & connect to their bodies, creating healthier lifestyles."