“In this place of love, all things are possible”

− Baron Baptiste

The Roots of Half Moon Power Yoga

In the middle of our studio floor stands a tall and strong tree. Pinned to this tree are notes known as intentions, left by students and instructors who have found peace and strength during their yoga practice. Sharing these intentions helps our students and instructors define who they want to become in this world and how they will realize this desire.




We define love as a powerful combination of compassion, support, respect and relationship – all in their most genuine forms. In this place of love, all things are possible.



Through connection and physical touch, we strengthen the vital connections that impact one’s physical, spiritual, and emotional experiences. We will always encourage connections between clients, teachers, management, and our community.



We want our community to grow and experience the compassion, acceptance and friendship that we foster in our studio. We also believe in the power of community outreach. We are passionate about helping our community through acts of service and different volunteer opportunities.



Each transformation is personal and it is our responsibility to create an atmosphere that fosters these unique experiences. It is also our responsibility to offer engaging, challenging and emotional opportunities that result in revolutionary transformations.

Baptiste Yoga

Baptiste Yoga™ was founded in the 1940′s by Walt Baptiste and remains accessible to anyone today who is looking for personal transformation. Much of the physical aspects of the Baptiste Yoga™ style are inspired by the Hatha Yoga teachings of Krishnamacharya and his students Iyengar and Desikachar, whom Baron Baptiste studied with personally from a young age.

The Baptiste Yoga™ practice is designed to empower you with the focus, training and insight you need to achieve consistent profound results in the most important areas of your life. A potent physical yoga practice, meditation practice and active self inquiry are used as tools of transformation and possibility. The Baptiste Yoga™ practice supports you to raise your vitality and physical power, and will empower you to create accelerated results in your overall body strength and confidence. 

Baptiste Yoga™ is practiced by people across the world and from all walks of life; from professional athletes; parents, teachers, Fortune 500 executives, and community leaders. Living the practice and using the tools of Baptiste Yoga™ you can truly experience the powerful momentum that comes from living life at the peak.

The Baptiste Methodology™ allows for real results in an astonishingly short amount of time. People often notice and comment that they are amazed that such potent and concrete results can be produced so quickly. In addition to its down to earth and “non-guru-like” teachers, Baptiste Yoga™ is known for the quality of its self-assured, proactive students, the illustriousness and significant contributions to society and community of its program alumni.

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    Michelle, an RYT-200 and owner of Half Moon Power Yoga, leads a breath-focused class that strengthens the body and balances the mind. In her classes, students learn to practice with grace on the mat and to live by grace off of the mat. Michelle embodies Half Moon Power Yoga’s passion for continuing one’s yoga education. As a ERYT, she has taught over 1000 hours, Michelle is a Baptiste Certified instructor and has completed a Baptiste Kid’s yoga certification. She is also a Reiki Master and provides training opportunities for those wanting to deepen their yoga practice and experience growth.

  • Sumerlin Larsen-Lesperance

    Sumerlin leads a fiery class, with loads of encouragement. Sumerlin’s goal is to help each student realize their full potential, knowing what we practice on the mat, follows us into life. Sumerlin believes community is instrumental to growth in one’s yoga practice, and meeting one’s goals, and therefore fosters connection in every class.

  • Patrick Mills

    Patrick is a Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher, veteran, father and husband of 17 years.  He lives with a philosophy of never stop growing, Patrick brings to the community a zest for life and as a powerful teacher, he challenges his students to drop what they think they know and reach beyond into a life of possibility.

  • Colleen Carey
    Colleen Carey ERYT-200, YACEP

    For Colleen, yoga is about finding peace within chaos. It’s about learning how to face the challenges and discomforts you encounter on your mat with ease, so you can meet life off your mat with a smile.

    She fell in love with yoga because of all the different elements one faces in a class — challenges, doubt, love, laughter, tears, peace, clarity, and release. You will encounter these elements and more in her classes. Like she always says, “Remember it’s  a yoga practice, not a yoga perfect. So just show up on your mat, show up in your life, and be the best you can be.”

    DIANE BENVENUTO ERYT-200, YACEP, Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor Credential

    Diane Benvenuto challenges her classes to approach their yoga practice mindfully, to listen to their inner teacher and taking it one breathe at a time to reach their personal edge. Diane’s classes are encouraging, playful and upbeat offering different options to asanas to meet the needs of different bodies.

  • Molly Oczkowski
    Molly Oczkowski RYT-200

    After discovering yoga several years ago in the San Francisco bay area, Molly fell in love with the practice as a challenging and mindful activity with benefits that spill off the mat into our entire lives. She decided to deepen her practice and gain the ability to share it with others by going through Corepower’s yoga teacher training while living in Washington, DC, and has since been fulfilling her passion to help people discover their full potential mentally and physically through yoga. You’ll leave her classes sweaty, energized, and ready to take on the world.

  • Josh Wilson
    Josh Wilson RYT-200, Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor Credential

    Josh is a passionate practitioner and powerful teacher. As a former college athlete, he enjoys a hot, rigorous practice, the benefits of mindfulness and the Baptiste Methodology. Josh shares these gifts/tools through his teaching.

    A kid at heart, Josh also enjoys sharing yoga with children in addition to adults.

  • Lauren Scott
    Lauren Scott RYT-200, Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor Credential

    An attorney by day, Lauren uses yoga to get out of her head and get on her mat.  She believes practicing yoga cultivates an essential mind-body connection.  She leads a Baptiste inspired class that focuses on being present and connecting to the power within each of us.

  • Anna Jo Hart
    Anna Jo Hart RYT-200

    Come flow and let it go with Anna Jo!

    Enjoy fellowship, playfulness, and a little oasis in your day with Anna Jo. From her first ever yoga class, she fell in love with the moving meditation offered by vinyasa and ujjayi. Taking her practice to the next level, she completed yoga teacher training with Lifetime Fitness and is a graduate of Half Moon Power Yoga’s Launch to Lead program. Delight in the challenges offered and mindfulness cultivated during her classes.

  • Shanna Blackmon
    Shanna Blackmon RYT-200

    For more than 3 decades, Shanna has taught and practiced ballet, modern and yoga. Shanna has also completed Baptiste Foundation Unstoppable Training certification, emphasizing kids and trauma sensitive yoga techniques. In her classes at Half Moon, she combines hands-on assisting, an engaging power flow with a spirit of playfulness and a dose of inspiration to deepen your practice. She seeks to help others thrive and truly feel alive by nurturing the body, mind and soul with yoga. Her hope is that you step off your mat feeling alive, seen, and nourished, as well as feeling a sense of belonging to a caring community.


  • Absolutely love this place! The instructors are fabulous, as is the atmosphere. You have to go check it out- there is a living tree in the studio that crackles and breathes with your flow!! Half Moon classes will give you a great workout and a positive mind!

  • Not only are the instructors excellent at what they do (the yoga), they enjoy it and have fun with it. HMPY has cultivated a family of sorts that invites everyone in. I have been to a lot of different studios, but this is by far my favorite. My practice has excelled, AND I feel at home here. #nomanleftout #communitylove

  • ...Half Moon Power Yoga not only helped me to relax more and work towards being in better overall health but HMPY greatly help to give me a sense of community and belonging that I needed being in a new city…


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