Taking dance classes as a little girl, Michele loved the structure, orderliness and beauty of a ballet class. As she became a teenager, when for much of that time she had lost her way, she realized that whenever she was in dance class she was happy. So movement has always been a refuge for her. Even swimming in the ocean was when Michele felt most connected and joyous. When she entered college and pondered what to do, a degree in Dance just didn’t seem like the right economical choice, so Michele wrote her own major and basically got a liberal arts degree. After spending several years working in human resources, she returned to school for a teaching credential. Michele worked in education for a few years and when she became pregnant with her second child decided to leave teaching and find something that was part time. Throughout all this time Michele had been attending aerobics and step classes keeping fit and had recently begun to practice yoga in earnest. She loved yoga, it was like coming home, the flowing movements, the breath and the philosophy all resonated deeply within me. So, without consulting a soul, Michele applied to take a yoga teacher training program. Teaching since 2007, she teaches both flow and hatha classes. She loves the human body and discovering which small cues can enable students to feel more freedom in their bodies and more connected to their breath. In her classes, Michele hopes her students develop and grow kindness to themselves and others, feel more at home in their bodies and find opportunities to explore the inner landscapes of their bodies, minds and hearts.