Michele has always been a lover of movement. From loving the structure, orderliness and beauty of ballet class as a young girl, to realizing during her teenage years she was truly happy during dance class, physical movement was a time when her mind became quiet and she felt in the flow.
A former school teacher, she began yoga when her children were young. It was like coming home: The movements, the breath and the philosophy all resonated deeply within her. So, without consulting a soul, Michele applied to take a yoga teacher training program.
Teaching since 2007, Michele feels as if she has taken a world tour of yoga traditions and philosophies. In the 2000s, she completed two 200hr trainings in Ashtanga/Iyengar through Yoga Works & Power Vinyasa with Baron Baptiste, as well as one 100 hour training in Anusara. Since then, she’s spent considerable time studying Tantra Yoga with Rod Stryker & Jeanne Heileman.
In 2016, she began practicing Kundalini Yoga, and soon completed her third 200hr teacher training in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
Michele’s classes are a combination of all that she has learned through her multi-disciplinary study. No matter what the class format, students can expect mantra and breath work, as these are two of her most favorite things.
Whether in her public classes or as the lead trainer of Twist Yoga’s 200 hour yoga school, Michele’s hope is that her students learn about themselves and to bring forth their highest potential.