Michele Hausman

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.

More Information

What’s your favorite yoga pose at the moment?

My favorite yoga pose, besides Savasana, at this moment is bound sugar cane.  It’s takes a lot a focus!


Describe a moment during a yoga practice that rocked your world. 

Any meditation practices with YogaRupa Rod Stryker.


What’s your favorite place?

I don’t know if it’s my favorite place, but it’s definitely a place that has a piece of my heart, my neighborhood Sheridan Beach.  My kids have been lucky enough to grow up here and everyone knows everyone, it can be a little soap opera-ish but at the end of the day the community always comes together to support each other and I appreciate that.


What is your favorite color? Why? 

Turquoise Blue.  It makes me happy and I love the gemstone turquoise because it feels both grounding and bright all at the same time.


Whom do you admire?

Jennifer Mitchell


What traits in others are you attracted to? 

I like people who are curious, easy going, fun, grounded, truthful and enjoy a good conversation.


What is the kindest thing anyone has done for you?

Gosh, so many people are kind  and have done kind things for me.  Too many to count-smiles, letting me merge into a lane, dinners when I have been sick, mentoring me, giving me rides, giving me books to read, hugs, being kind to my kids…….


Favorite book:

I love all sorts of books.  I suppose one I have read many times is The Mists of Avalon.


Besides yoga, loves….

my family, my sweet dog, reading, cooking, movies.


Favorite thing about Twist Yoga? 

The sangha.


Anything else you’d like to add?