ABOUT US

Located in the Heart of Buford, Bodies in Motion is a beautiful, serene studio that caters to all walks of life. We offer all types of yoga including Vinyasa, Gentle Yoga, Yin Yoga, Hot Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Kids Yoga, Mat Pilates, Barre and so much more. Our unique approach is making sure we promote body love & awareness, always in a judgement-free, encouraging enviornment. Come feel the difference today!

MEET
OUR TEAM

Our instructors come from all different backgrounds, and all have something unique to offer.  

Penny Caldwell - Owner

Penny fell in love with yoga when she was able to slow down and learn from the practice.  She thought the only way to get a good workout was high energy, high impact fitness.  The areobic dance style workouts of the past were creating an impact on her body.  Everyday there was a new ache or pain plus she was carrying around 20 extra pounds that her daily workout routine was not touching.  

Yoga made her body feel better everyday and the weight quickly started falling off. It's amazing how the slow practice of yoga works the entire body from the inside out.  Being relieved of the stress of her daily life (the stress didn't go away she learned how to handle it, so it didn't affect her mind or body.) Learning to listen to your body and know your limitations, so she can enjoy life is what keeps her on her mat.

Maggie Greene - AFAA PT


Maggie is an AFAA certified personal trainer with certifications in kickboxing, cycle, and pilates.  She's taught practically every discipline under the sun for the past 5 years; from Tai Chi to Tabata.

"I love to motivate clients by building personal relationships.  It's important to know what your 'why' is, so that I can use it to help push you out of your comfort zone.  This is where real strength develops and healthy lifestyles are created.  Education is my passion, so I will teach the importance of releasing endorphins, increasing flexibility, and building lean and powerful muscle mass in every class that I can.

Fun fact:  I have been blessed with 3 beautiful girls, a supportive husband, oh, and I am a HUGE Braves fan!  I've followed them on several road trips and have been to 12 different baseball stadiums."

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Michelle Versteeg - 200hr RYT

Her yoga journey began over 3 years ago. Yoga was highly recommended by her doctor as an exercise to incorporate into her lifestyle. When she entered her first studio, she found the true beauty of yoga. The teacher training presented itself as an opportunity to advance her own personal practice. She graduated from the Bodies in Motion 200hr-RYT October 2017.

Her goals for all those who enter the yoga studio are to appreciate your body, integrate yoga as part of your daily living and her favorite cue during class is to activate ujjayi pranayama. And if that sounds foreign to you, come to class and you'll see that it's an easy breathing technique!

Tessa Hatfield - 200hr E-RYT

Tessa first fell in love with Yoga as a way to de-stress during college, and has been practicing Vinyasa yoga ever since for the past 10 years. She believes in the healing power of deep breathing, Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror, a good glass of wine and puppies.

She is a 200hr E-RYT, YACEP, aerial yoga enthusiast and yoga teacher educator. She is intensely grateful to have the opportunity to hold a sacred space for students of all different walks of life, and to do one of the things she loves most of all which is helping others find peace and lessen their struggles through Yoga. 

Emily McInnis - 500hr RYT


Emily has taught Vinyasa Flow  yoga for five years. She trained at Flip Your Dog Yoga Center and received her 300-hour certification at the Asheville Yoga Center. She believes a yoga practice should be a joyful self-expression that supports your health and the discovery of finding who you really are.


Chromotherapy
Chromotherapy is a method of treatment that uses the visible spectrum of colors  to treat imbalances, diseases, and ailments in the body. It is a centuries-old concept used successfully over the years.​​ Bodies in Motion is the only studio in the Buford area to offer chromotherapy as a unique and effective addition to our yoga & wellness classes. 

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Red light has been shown to enhance libido and increase energy. Additionally, red activates collagen cells and helps stimulate skin to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It energizes organs and promotes faster healing when used in conjunction with infrared therapy.


Orange light therapy is traditionally used to stimulate mental activity and induce cheerful emotions. Orange hues can increase energy levels and improve a person’s mood.


Yellow color light therapy can be used to help a person feel spiritually grounded while maintaining a positive outlook. It may help individuals feel more optimistic and lighthearted.


Green helps to feel calm. Individuals who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or the “winter blues” may consider using green to restore a sense of vividness.


Blue used in color therapy is to ease symptoms of pain, anxiety, and depression. Some research shows blue cools down inflammation, lowers fevers, helps high blood pressure and relieves migraines. Other research has shown blue is effective in reducing acne because the blue lights kill bacteria which is a major source of acne infections.


Purple color light therapy helps individuals maintain a sense of “mind over matter” when dealing with chronic pain. It is often recommended for neurological pain caused by conditions like multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia. This color slows down an overactive heart, and stimulates the spleen and white blood cells. It promotes a true sense of tranquility, reduces anxiety, and detoxifies.