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Owner and teacher

Michelle DeNicola is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Reiki Master. She teaches an energetic style of Vinyasa Flow with her fun music mixes to compliment her upbeat, friendly, and positive attitude, you are sure to get a class that will not only make you sweat, but feel safe, welcome, and relaxed. Michelle's journey through yoga and motherhood has helped her to gain valuable insight that has not only helped to benefit her, but also the many people around her. She has learned to stay present by letting go, optimistic by never giving up, and the importance to share these values with her students.

Owner and teacher



Cindy began her profession as a 6th grade teacher. While teaching children, she found yoga to be a benefit to her mind and body and started to teach her students what she knew. 



Shortly after, she moved to New York and began her journey as a student again taking as many teacher trainings as she could, for both children and adults. 



Cindy enjoys running, hiking, biking and anything athletic that challenges her.  Her classes are fun, energetic, and inspiring. She teaches YIN, Vinyasa, and athletic and therapeutic Yoga. 




Once upon a time there were two best friends, Michelle & Cindy, who were teaching yoga in many places across Long Island. Never did they plan to open their own studio, EVER...  but on a warm sunny summer day, Michelle asked Cindy  to teach with her in a "shack" in her backyard, Cindy said SURE! And the evolution of The Yoga Shack began.  Within 2 weeks they were open and running with packed out classes! Just a short year later they ran out of space and moved into the current location in Bethpage.   With 2 studio rooms, 30+ classes a week  and a full retail area... there's something for everyone. Come visit us and FEEL why everyone calls it their OM away from Home!   

Classes from 9:30am - 6:30pm please use the parking lot across the street. It is 2 hour parking (no permit required) HEAD IN parking only! Classes before or after those times can park in the small lot in front. Thank you!


-No Refunds on classes, packages or workshops / events/trainings & retail
-Class packages, Groupons and memberships may NOT be applied toward special events ,beginner series or workshops
-Class packages, Groupons and memberships may not be shared with another person

-To cancel a recurring monthly unlimited package, you must give 30 days notice
-Groupons are for NEW CLIENTS ONLY (having never attended class at the studio)
-There is a 2.4% fee for all credit card transactions
-There is a $20 fee for any declined credit cards and returned checks

100 Benkert Street
Bethpage NY 11714
(second floor)

T: 516-395-0121

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