PRANA Massage & Ayurveda
Prana- The Universal Life Force Energy

TESTIMONIALS

Send me your testimonial as to your experiences with PRANA Massage & Ayurveda. I would greatly appreciate any input! Just click on  "Contact" on the list to the right and submit your info via email.

Namaste'

Teri Michel, LMT, CAHE

 

TESTIMONIALS

"Ananda Yoga is a special place of serenity and harmony of body, mind & spirit. There is a great choice of classes and professional instructors.You will find YOUR class and really enjoy it!" Irina W. North Port, FL

 

"I started going to Ananda Yoga because I have back problems. Since going, my back seems to be getting stronger and I'm not in the pain I was. Teri is an excellent teacher. The classes are not too large. People are very nice. The studio is cozy. Very relaxing. I really look forward to going each week. Would recommend it !!!" Peggy B. North Port, FL

 

"This is my second year participating in Teri's restorative yoga classes. I began these classes after having shoulder (rotator cuff) and elbow (ulna nerve repositioning) surgeries. I first participated in physical therapy, which was recommended by my surgeon, and then, my PT recommended finding a restorative yoga class. I began Teri's class with having very limited mobility in my upper extremities, but I am happy to report that within a year, I gained full mobility in both arms. I have chosen to continue restorative yoga classes because I need to continue to stretch as much as I can in safe and supportive ways and I love feeling restored, relaxed and rejuvenated after each class. I recommend that you "try it, you'll like it!"  Karen B. North Port, FL

 

"Enjoy my time spent, is very beneficial, the pace is perfect for all ages. Has definitely been helpful the gentle stretching and relaxing atmosphere." Jeanne B. North Port

 

"Ananda has a variety of practices from a professionally trained staff. Additionally, their are periodic workshops and special events offered. The studio is nicely appointed with clean, well cared for yoga supplies for participants use.
In the area for vacation and looking for a temporary practice, or needing a place to call home - you need to stop in to Ananda!" Bill M. Venice, FL

"This studio is a genuine yoga studio. I  that all studios were like Ananda yoga. I had stopped practicing yoga in classes for years because of really bad experiences. Teri , the owner and main yoga teacher not only re acquainted me with yoga , gave me the love and passion for it again, but introduced me to restorative yoga which is so healing . Teri is always helping everyone with their limitations or old injuries. The studio offers also many other yoga related therapies and methods that makes the place a one stop." Marie Helene R. North Port, FL

 

"Just wanted you to know that the best gift I have ever received was from my daughter Jennifer, as it was yoga classes with you.  For the last year, it has been  helping me get up and down without pain. However, two weeks ago I was so surprised to be able to lift and arch my back for the first time “pain-free” in your class and again this week.   I’ve even noticed a difference in my knees as I can now stay down the entire time and I am also getting them closer to the floor.  Keep doing what you are doing as I now know it really works, and you are helping others like me, and at age 78, I now know I need to stay with this from here on out…  I  tell everyone about yoga and how it works for me. Thank you so much Teri!"  Valerie L. Venice, FL

 

"When I was younger and for many, many years, I used to love practicing yoga, until old injuries (neck, knees, shoulders etc.) combined with a yoga teacher who did not understand my challenges made me stop practicing as I was always feeling worse after a class or a practice. So, no more yoga for me for many years, my neck regularly was so bad that I needed adjustment or massage or both. And this for many years until I met Teri of Ananda Yoga studio. I first went to her for a cranial therapy treatment as my neck again was acting out badly. After the treatment (which was wonderful by the way), she said: “ do you do yoga ?”. I answered: not any more as I have hurt myself too much. Teri said: come to my restorative yoga class, I totally respect and work with injuries or limitations in the body. I hesitated for a while but having more treatments with Teri, I trusted her and went to her class. I was hooked at first class, feeling how beneficial this form of yoga is (and the way that Teri works with it). I could sense that my body will get back in proper balance and elasticity by practicing this form of yoga regularly and with the loving support of Teri who always helps everyone with their limitations. I was regular in going to the classes for many, many months, did not want to miss one. My body became so much more flexible, stronger and relaxed that I could even start hatha yoga again (again with Teri). Even though I practice meditation and relaxation, my sleep was better with restorative yoga allowing more and deeper relaxation, unwinding of tight ness in the body. Then my husband got very sick some months ago and for nearly 2 months I was not able to go to any class or even do any practice on my own not having any time. I have heard: health does not feel like anything until you get sick. Well a flexible balanced body does not feel like anything until you stop what makes it feel this way. Stopping restorative yoga for 2 months, everything became tight again and pain came back and twisted neck.  I had realized the benefits of restorative yoga all along but so much more when I stopped for a while. I could not wait to go to class regularly again.T hank you Teri for making this happen." Bhavani R, North Port, FL

 
"Just wanted you to know that I have really been enjoying your classes. YOu are an excellent yogi. Vinyasa is one of my preferred styles, but also I had talked to you about the importance of the atmosphere. It definitely contributes, but I realized today that the other part of a really successful class is the yogi. I have taken classes from a few different instructors over the years, but it has always reminded me of any other type of exercise class, like spinning or zumba. Your knowledge and ability to impart the theory, purpose, and meaning behind yoga defnitely has contributed to my enjoyment of your class. My aunt has been a yogi in Nevada for over 30 years and she would send me videos and meditation CDs because what I had experienced here just hadnt hit the mark for me. So, many thanks for such a wonderful experience. I am looking forward to trying a restorative yoga class as well." Leslie V., North Port, FL

 

"Welcoming and knowledgeable. Love the complimentary (non yoga) classes, too." Nancy M, Venice

 

"Besides being relaxing and comfortable, even in a group of people Teri makes sure everyone is doing fine, a little one on one." Bobbie C. North Port, FL

                            

 "I wanted to also let you know yesterday when I went to check my mail I grabbed it out of the box like I normally do and tucked it under my arm, walked back in the house and I felt this incredible shape sting on the inside of my arm and yelled.  It was a wasp.  Well he got me and good.  After I saw him flop to the floor I stepped on him to make sure he was dead and went right to my oils and book.  My arm was already swelling up in the location where he stung me and I applied lavender and peppermint on it immediately, nothing else, not even ice.  I had some tea and went to bed.  In the morning you couldn’t even tell I was stung.  It was unreal.  True testimonial .  I have been telling everyone.  I will tell you I am thrilled you shared the oils with me and I’m not only a believer I continue to have proof." Jacki R., North Port, FL

 

"It’s with complete confidence that I write this testimonial. It’s been my good fortune to have been treated to the most special healing massages from my lovely friend, Teri, during my visit with her last year. There are many people who offer services like Teri’s, but you can’t teach or heal people if you don’t have special gifts in your very soul. Teri is one of these blessed people, and it helps that she’s super smart and understands what you need. I  have had decades of problems with my joints and muscles from accidents, surgeries, falls – you name it. I spent a few days with Teri and was the recipient of total wellbeing experience during that time, from the meals she served, to the beginner’s yoga sessions, to the massage treatments that left me feeling less uptight and much less pain. Trust me, I’m quite an uptight person, and it’s outside of the norm for me to let anyone give me a massage. Thank you, Teri. I haven’t kept up with the massages as I knew the search for someone like you would not be simple, but I’ll get around to it soon. Keep up your healing ways. I hope to visit again this year." Vitra G., Miami Shores, FL

 

"When I first met Teri I was under a great deal of stress. Nothing I tried until that point calmed me down. The second I laid down on the massage table I felt instantly calmer. Once the treatment started and she explained everything to me I was beyond relaxed....I think I fell asleep. Teri is amazing at her job and has such dedication to it, I would never entertain the thought of going to anyone else."  Alessandra L., North Port, FL

 

"I wish to commend Teri Michel for her professionalism with regard to her massage treatments.  I have used her services and she is a wonderful, caring person and has a great gift for what she does as a message therapist.  I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a relaxing and therapeutical massage." Jennifer A., North Port, FL

 

"After three car accidents, I was going to a Chiropractor, Neurologist, Physical Therapist and Message Therapist.  The most helpful treatment was Chiropractic and Message Therapy.  The Message Therapy was the one thing that did the most to help me out from the pain and to feel better.  Thank You My Message Therapist, Teri Michel!!!  Would not have made it back without You!" Edie T., North Port, FL

 

"Teri Michel really knows her stuff.  Every massage I have experienced with Teri has left my mind relaxed and my body free of aches and pains.  Thank you Teri, I look forward to my next massage." N. Holmes, Venice, FL
 
 
"I first met Teri when I was in desperate need of massage, due to the unexpected onset of significant back pain.  She was able to get me in that same day, and went out of her way to accommodate me.  Her massage relieved my symptoms completely, and I recovered very quickly.  I recommend her without reservation." Cyrus W., West Des Moines, IA
 
 
"I have been to several massage therapists due to chronic tension, and have regretted many and left in more pain! I have always left with relief after your therapy. You create a very peaceful and comfortable environment. I recommend you to all of my friends. Thank you!" Melissa L., North Port, FL
 

"As my referrals to your massage therapy attest, I am delighted to be one of your clients.  Your "Magic Touch" is as soothing as I have ever experienced.  Keep up the good work." Ken L., Port Charlotte, FL

 

"I want to just say that your yoga workouts are great.  I am sorry I do not get a chance to come more often.  You cover all the bases and I feel wonderful all day after a session.  Thank you." Judie B., FL

 

"Great massage, she is always able to work out all the sore spots.  Feel refreshed after each and every massage.  I recommend highly." Yolanda I., Venice, FL
 
 
"I received a lymphatic drainage massage by Terri and was very impressed with her skills.  Also, I was very impressed with her knowledge about the body and nutritional supplements.   It was a pleasure meeting her and I look forward to receiving her services in the future." Christine, Venice, Fl.
 
"I want to thank you so very much for all you've done for me in the last 3 years.I have alot of stress in my job, 
and thanks to the periodic massages,the herbal vitamins, and the fantastic yoga classes I've attended, I have more 
energy than I have had in years. I have been able to cope much better with the recent medical diagnosis thanks to 
all that you do for me. I would recommend to everyone if you're looking for a person with the knowledge and 
experience to help you improve your quality of life, then Teri is the person you ought to see. Thanks" Rich L., North
Port, FL

 

"I have been seeing Teri now for four years. She is very knowledgeable  about the body and takes great pride in what she does. She treats you more like a friend than  a client, also her home where she works from is like a sanctuary when you walk in you just feel a sense of peace like you could stay all day and never leave, and as a matter of fact you do have the option of setting up a full spa day with all the different therapies she has available. So take a friend or your husband and spend a day in total tranquility and forget about the cares of the world, you deserve it and owe it to yourself." Carol L., North Port, FL
 

"I was referred by a friend to Teri Michel a few years ago. I was having trouble with my neck and shoulders. Teri lives on a nice quiet street and the home is easy to locate. When you enter her lovely home you automatically relax. She has such a quieting, caring and trusting manner. There is a brief assessment of your ailments or concerns. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of your health. I cannot say enough for her professionalism. Her massages are truly to die for. I also attended yoga classes with Teri. I most highly recommend her services." Barbara B., Caro, MI

 

"There are very few things I do for myself, and your massage is the one I look forward to each month. Since then, I have lost weight and have had less pain in my knee and back. I attribute that to you as well. You not only are a professional masseuse but you have an understanding of the needs of the body. I would happily recommend you to all!!!" Valerie L., Venice, FL

 

"I received a cranio-sacral/lumbar massage treatment from Teri that was amazing.  Due to her extensive training and expertise in this area, Teri was able to reach, stretch, and relax those muscles that my regular masseuses could not.  To this day, it was the most effective massage I've ever had.  Thank you Teri!" Laura B., Polk City, FL

 
"I very much enjoyed my massage with Prana.  It was restful, relaxing and reasonable.  I recommend Teri to anyone looking to having a massage. Thanks." Mike H, Venice, FL