Yoga is freedom.
Michele infuses her joyful classes with lighthearted humor while still integrating the spiritual and philosophical teachings of Yoga. She welcomes students to feel their bodies, feel the breath and to dive into sensations, ride them like waves – believing that in these embodied moments, students can truly come to know their wholeness, their vibrancy and the deeply innate wisdom that resides within.
Michele is grateful to have studied with many renowned teachers who have instilled in her a deeply held belief that at the end of the day - the practice is the teacher. Interested in exploring your practice with her? Check our schedule under pranayama, hot flow vinyasa, Sekoia, iRest Yoga Nidra meditation and yoga hikes, though Michele's main focus is on teaching trauma sensitive yoga - much of which she does outside of the studio.
You can learn more about Michele's Trauma Sensitive work here.
Off the mat, Michele is always excited to get out in nature, and spends a good part of her time seeking adventures and activities that require sunscreen, bugspray and laughing until her sides hurt.
What students are saying:
Michele introduced me to a beautiful practice [iRest Yoga Nidra] that brought awareness and a level of healing I had not experienced before. Her kind and gentle spirit certainly contributed to my experience. - Student SurveyMichele bursts with buoyant energy and brings the biggest smile to my face. She is known for making people laugh and encouraging them to let go. I am constantly blown away by her ability to truly connect with her students, to care deeply about them and inspire them daily. - Kelli S.This Thoreau quote best describes Michele: "You must walk sometimes perfectly free - not prying nor inquisitive - not bent upon seeing things - Throw away a whole day for a single expansion." -A.T.I feel truly grateful to have been paired with Michele as my mentor during my Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga on High. I have had the chance to take many of her classes and assist in them as well. She is an extremely knowledgeable practitioner with an abundance of energy. I appreciate that she was (during my training) and continues to be very approachable, always open to answering questions, having discussions and offering hands on practice/demos. I love how she is able to connect "real life" experiences to the mat whether it's exploring specific feelings such as joy, wonder, grief or just exploring where you are... right here and right now. She is a dynamic and interactive teacher from whom I am continually learning. - Alissa J.You hear it all the time, "be true to yourself," but it wasn't until Michele told me to do just that I finally got it. From experiencing one of her totally rad classes to having a refreshing sit down chat, I experienced firsthand how powerful self expression can be when you truly embrace it. Going through the teacher training program with her as a teacher, there were dance parties in celebration, and comfortable discussions on vulnerability. Whether it was the practices she instilled in me or the vocabulary she encouraged me to explore, Michele gave me more than just skills for becoming a better teacher but also skills to better express myself. - Rachel W.Jasmine and Michele are two of the most open-hearted, gentle and patient teachers I have ever had the privilege to know. During my Teacher Training, I learned from them not only the kind of teacher I wanted to be, but the kind of person I wanted to become. - Maria I.The EMBER instructors [Michele and Marybeth] were amazing caring women and brought good energy into this dark place. - Inmate, Ohio Reformatory for Women
Watch a video of Michele teaching aerial yoga here.