E-RYT200 | 500RYT | YACEP
Michelle is a student first, and continues to participate in teacher trainings and workshops. Wherever her practice takes her, she finds a profound connection within, a beautiful sense of community, and meaningful friendships. On any given day you will find her practicing and learning from her beloved teachers and students. When she is not on the mat with her practice, she takes the things learned on the mat into her days. She enjoys all genres of music, photography, and wandering. She thinks naps are underrated and is likely Chipotle’s biggest fan.
She has studied over 1,000 hours with some of the brightest and skilled vinyasa yoga teachers. Michelle has over 850 hours of training in vinyasa. Most of her vinyasa education has been with her principal influences, Jason Crandell and Kia Miller. She has been intrigued by yin yoga since finding this subtle practice in 2010. She has over 200 hours of yin teacher training with Paul and Suzee Grilley and over 100 hours combined with, Biff Mithoefer, Sarah Powers, and Grilleys’ senior students.
Michelle brings a laid-back approach to her classes. She mindfully combines breath with movement, and balances strength with flexibility. She enjoys guiding students through functional alignment principles and the subtle qualities of yoga. Vinyasa and yin are often thought of and taught as the extremities of yoga asana. Knowledgeable in both branches of study, Michelle’s yin classes are effectively induced with vinyasa elements, and her vinyasa classes are thoughtfully influenced with yin qualities.
"Books and training allow for a understanding, but the true essence of yoga can only be found through practice, and I hope to practice with you soon." ~*~Michelle