Testimonials

Clients come to Michelle when they are ready for big changes–emotional and mental balance, relief from pain and injuries, and personal transformation. Below are some success stories from clients. See what’s possible for your mind, body and spirit!

“She is a source of empowerment!”

-Amy Baumgarten
Owner, HomeBody Movement, New York

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“Michelle continues to be one of my favorite contemporary dance teachers in New York City. Since 2007, I’ve learned to value & cultivate my own creativity while in her classes. I’ve also had the pleasure of receiving BodyTalk therapy with Michelle since 2008. In her playful yet gentle way, she guides her students & clients to discover their own source of healing by asking them to listen to their body-wisdom. Michelle has an intuitive ability to hold space for healing, in private sessions and in classes, while providing a unique framework for exploring self, body and environment. She is a source of empowerment!”

-Amy Baumgarten

“Usually it takes weeks to heal and this bad sprain took about 3 days.”

-Rachel Bunting
Dance Artist & Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Chicago, IL

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“I had a distant session with Michelle, and it was very effective, informative and intuitive. I had sprained my ankle (yet again) and usually it takes weeks to heal and this bad sprain took about 3 days. No lie.”

-Rachel Bunting

“I felt reconnected to myself without so many fears and excess stress.”

– Marti Wolfson
Owner, MW Culinary Wellness, New York

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“After my BodyTalk session with Michelle, I felt reconnected to myself without so many fears and excess stress. BodyTalk always reminds me that there are subtle energetic blockages we can’t always see, feel, or touch, yet when they are discovered we gain a greater perspective of ourselves and our lives that helps us to lead more vibrant lives. Thanks BodyTalk and thank you Michelle. You have a gift!”

-Marti Wolfson

“Back pain is gone, shoulder pain is gone.”

-Jevon Nicholson, Brooklyn, NY

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“Thanks so much for your healing touch. My session is processing quite well thanks! Been hydrating, back pain is gone, shoulder pain is gone, definitely feeling a sense of peace and general lightness of being… YOU ROCK!”

-Jevon Nicholson

“I have been feeling a shift in my habitual responses to dealing with stressful thoughts or situations. Wow!”

-Lauren Tepper, High School Science Teacher, Brooklyn, NY

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“I have been thinking about you a lot, thank you for checking in. You are a gifted healer, and I find BodyTalk amazing! It seems both scientific and miraculous, and you practice it so intuitively. I have been feeling great since Monday, my constipation is gone, and I have had much less stomach pain! I have a sense of some very deep inner movement happening, I have been writing a lot and having lots of insights about my past, present and future. And I have been feeling a shift in my habitual responses to dealing with stressful thoughts or situations. Wow! And, it’s the first day of summer vacation! What more could I ask for?! Thank you for everything.”

-Lauren Tepper

“I’m certain your work contributed to my very happy birth experience.”

-Anna Carapetyan, Doula, Brooklyn, NY

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“I love the work you do so much and I was happy to reconnect to it and you. I’m certain your work contributed to my very happy birth experience. So grateful.”

-Anna Carapetyan

“I actually felt attractive for the first time in a while. Confidence levels, humor coming out, joy.”

-J.L., distant session

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“I felt changes that were huge for me. I was in a social situation that normally would have been challenging but wasn’t. I actually felt attractive for the first time in a while. Confidence levels, humor coming out, joy. Thank you for my amazing session! It made so much sense on so many levels and has had an interesting outcome already. Can’t wait to see how it continues to unfold.”

-J.L.

“Our distant session was one of the most powerful bodywork experiences I’ve ever had.”

-Devika Wickremesinghe, Los Angeles, CA

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“Wow. Our distant session was one of the most powerful bodywork experiences I’ve ever had. It seriously reframed my situation and immediately gave me the sense that I had tools for looking at how I was feeling with ease and love instead of anxiety. It led me to take even more time off to rest. And I’m now in deep rest mode which feels more grounded and explorative even. I am tired, very hungry and thirsty, and still a little out of it, but I get the sense that I am recalibrating. Thank you so much. You’ve set the pace for how I’m structuring my healing and my days for the next bit of time. It means everything to put my well being first.”

-Devika Wickremesinghe

“Michelle is such an incredible healer with so much wisdom and clarity, and it’s contagious!”

-Ann Duffy, Preschool Teacher & Co-founder of The Lovelies, Brooklyn NY

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“I am always so grateful for Michelle’s sessions because I feel myself letting go of attachments or beliefs that don’t support me, and then allowing myself to try out the “body talk” that comes up, like “allowing myself to have an edge.” Sometimes I hear the words that Michelle speaks out loud, and it is almost like a breath of release, or a feeling of clarity that I desire so often when I’m trying to figure out what I want. And I always sleep so soundly afterwards! Michelle is such an incredible healer with so much clarity and wisdom, and it’s contagious! She has helped me feel like I can have clarity & change in my life too.”

-Ann Duffy

“This work is truly a remarkable gift.”

-Kayvon Pourazar, Dance Artist & Teacher, Brooklyn, NY

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“This work is truly a remarkable gift. It feels like Michelle is able to cut through the static and noise of the busy body and mind and really locate what is needed to find balance and peace of mind. I wholly recommend it, whatever the ailment may be.”

-Kayvon Pourazar

“I’ve been feeling very well! Calmer than ever!”

-Cayleen Anne Del Rosario, Dancer, NYC

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“I’ve been feeling very well! Calmer than ever! Also, I find myself responding to conflict with a sense of ease compared to the past.”

-Cayleen Anne Del Rosario

“I felt more like myself onstage than I have ever felt in my life.”

-Madison Paige, Performer & Movement Instructor, Portland, OR

 

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“A monumental shift occurred in a solo performance for me after working with Michelle. I went to her specifically to address issues and blockages around my choreographic process. I felt stuck creatively and it became more and more painful to work by myself. After one session with her, my nervous system calmed down and I felt a shift in perspective and my self confidence growing. My rehearsal process from then on changed to a clear, deliberate and fresh experience. As a performer and art maker, I can’t tell you how much I needed and depended on this kind of fruitful productivity in the studio.

Two weeks later I felt more like myself onstage than I have ever felt in my life. I was brave. I was comfortable. I didn’t care. I was full out. The freedom and contrast from the way I danced before and after the Body Talk session was miraculous and inexplicable. It was also well received which didn’t hurt, and I now feel clear of the direction I am moving towards as I begin the daunting task of making my own work.”

-Madison Paige

“The sessions are thoughtful and effortless… Michelle is truly a wonderful practitioner.”

-Ana Mendez, CBP & Artist, Miami, FL

 

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“My sessions with Michelle are so beautiful. They remind me of why I studied Bodytalk. They are full of curiosity and miracles. She is very clear and incredibly knowledgeable of the system. The sessions are thoughtful and effortless. Each one feels like a unique stamp from that specific time in my life. She is truly a wonderful practitioner. I <em>highly</em> recommend her.”

-Anna Mendez

“I left feeling calm and centered, ready to take on whatever comes my way this week, and beyond.”

-Bill Durgin, NYC

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“Thank you so much for the BodyTalk session! I left feeling calm and centered, ready to take on whatever comes my way this week, and beyond. It brought up issues that make total sense to me and will allow my body to heal quicker. Thank you again!”

-Bill Durgin

“I have felt a deeper sense of both emotional and physical health, noticing radical improvements in my absorption of nutrients from food, overall digestion, sleep, and asthma.”

-Kate K, Seattle, WA

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“Michelle is an incredibly sensitive, warm, and intelligent BodyTalk practitioner. I approached her to work on healing from the trauma of a past illness, but our sessions seem to process so much more. With each session, I feel a deep sense of internal awareness in the safe, supported space that Michelle creates. It is truly incredible how much I notice I have released in the past several months. One of the most profound effects is the recognition of connection between the systems that comprise our whole self: on some level, I understand that my body and mind are not separate, but it is through our work together that I can feel the infinite levels on which that plays out. It sometimes feels as though Michelle is translating into words and physicality what I can only feel. Her articulation is wonderfully clear, informative, and empathetic. Since beginning to work with Michelle, I have felt a deeper sense of both emotional and physical health, noticing radical improvements in my absorption of nutrients from food, overall digestion, sleep, and asthma.”

-Kate K.

“The depression I struggled with has gone away. I feel the most peace with myself than I ever have in my life!”

-Dina Shirin, Artist, Brooklyn, NY

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“I can honestly say that Michelle’s sessions, combined with doing her homework assignments, really caused a shift in my life. Michelle is genuine with a wonderful energy that’s healing. My friend recommended that I get a session with Michelle. I had a hard time before the session understanding what the work was about and how it could aid in healing. I also had small hesitations about how effective it would be and if it could help with my issues, dealing with blockages (emotional pain, fear) as well as physical pain in my body.

Now, I feel much “lighter” spiritually, and the heavy energy has been lifted. My stress levels decreased, and the way I handle difficult situations changed. I feel much more zen in my approach to everyday life. Most importantly, the depression I struggled with has gone away. I feel the most peace with myself than I ever have in my life. My approach to sadness has changed too, where I don’t resist it, but observe it. I have a beautiful sense of well-being which has allowed me to embrace my creativity again. For a while I struggled to get back into my art and since the sessions. Now I find myself much more engaged with my practice, and the energy is flowing naturally. I feel more creative than ever.

I was plagued by fears and doubts in the past. Michelle and I have been able to address that in sessions, and as time goes on, I’m developing more strength and confidence in myself, that I can do anything I set my mind to. I feel freedom and joy. I realize the abundance of life and that if we have the right mindset, we will manifest the reality we so much desire. The changes have been profound. I’m so glad to regain peace in my heart, release the heavy energy that was blocking me and finally to have the ability to dedicate myself to art projects once again. I’m excited about the near future and all the opportunities! And the beautiful souls I will meet. Life took on another color and meaning, full of vitality and curiosity.”

-Dina Shirin

“Just the artistic/life adventure that I was seeking!”

-Debbie Halstead, Dance/Theater Artist, Chicago, IL

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“I can’t begin to describe how transformative your workshop was. Just the artistic/life adventure that I was seeking!  Much gratitude.”

-Debbie Halstead

“I can better appreciate life, as well as the the power of BodyTalk! Thanks so much Michelle!”

-Marilen Abesamis, CBP, Delray Beach, FL

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“Michelle’s distant BodyTalk session for me was done with only my photo ID as a guide, but she hit on core concepts I had been intimately engaged with in the past few months. My body’s innate wisdom reveals my deepest concerns, and Michelle deftly communicates them, so i can better appreciate life, as well as the the power of BodyTalk! Thanks so much Michelle!”

-Marilen Abesamis

“I experienced a noticeable shift in the following days, with a lot of old programming being released.”

– A. Gentile, Brooklyn, NY

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“Thank you very much, Michelle, for the session! You are a very skilled practitioner. I’m amazed at how much was covered and how it resonated with the ‘priorities’ in my life right now. I experienced a noticeable shift in the following days, with a lot of old programming being released. It’s true what they say, that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. I feel I am in a different and better place today because of both you and BodyTalk.”

-A. Gentile

“I felt so empowered afterward to speak my truth and take action.”

-N.G., Brooklyn, NY

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“I was deeply moved by my session with Michelle; her work was something I didn’t know I needed. I felt so empowered afterward to speak my truth and take action about the obvious distress that came up, that I cleared the rest of my day to do so. I thank you for the needed nudge, your wisdom, and kindness.”

-N.G.

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