Michele is certified in ashtanga, OM vinyasa, pre-natal and iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1, she has also studied restorative and therapeutic yoga as well as pranayama. Currently she teaches hot flow and iRest Yoga Nidra classes along with Runner's Workshops and therapeutic classes through the Yoga on High Foundation. Michele likes to infuse her classes with lighthearted humor while still integrating the spiritual and philosophical teachings of Yoga. Her teaching style has been described by students as motiviating, compassionate, inspiring, fun and energetic.
Along with being a mother, wife, yogini and activist, Michele enjoys trail running, kayaking and the occasional sprint triathlon. She is always excited to get out in nature, and spends a good part of her summers taking her children camping and sailing.
Program Director, Yoga on High Foundation
Off the mat, Michele has worked and volunteered with a number of organizations in a number of different capacities. From teaching philosophy at a medium security prison to answered help-lines for domestic violence agencies, sexual assault response networks and suicide prevention programs to running voter registration drives and facilitating town meetings. She was also the newsletter editor for a veterans’ healing and support organization, QOVF. Currently, she volunteers for an Anti-Human Trafficking organization CORRC and with Human Trafficking outreach, DOMA, in the Columbus area.
Michele’s passion and enthusiasm for working with persons in need brought her to the Yoga On High Foundation, where she currently serves as the Program Director. Through the Foundation, she has taught classes to volunteers at a local rape crisis center, children and teens from local and nationally underserved schools and to female survivors of human trafficking.
You can read one of her YOHI blog articles: A New Voice Sharing the Benefits of Yoga