Step on the mat and slow down...
The Slow Life Experience is one that encompasses the body. Yoga encourages us to slow down, breathe, and experience our body in both stillness and movement. Stepping onto the yoga mat is the ritual of slowing down life. String together enough of these experiences and you will have cultivated the Slow Life Experience in all facets of your life.
Michelle combines western psychology, yoga therapy principles, and somatic practices in all of her programming. Michelle's style of teaching yoga is person-centered; empowering each individual to discover their own safe way of being in the yoga experience. Yoga is not a one-size-fits-all application, rather each individual body is unique and deserves respect regardless of gender, shape, size, color, or ability. Michelle believes the practice of yoga has no room for competition; there is no need to compete with others or yourself. Yoga instead is the practice of acceptance. Acceptance of where you are, here and now, in your body and your life. As a student, Michelle will encourage you to feel rather than to think, to be rather than to do. In her classes, yoga postures have little to do with aesthetics and everything to do with the internal experience.
Michelle specializes in teaching Yin Yoga, Slow Flow Vinyasa, Qigong-inspired Yoga, and Adaptive Yoga for those living with disability, chronic or life-threatening diseases. Michelle has worked with all abilities from professional athletes to persons with spinal cord and brain injury. Michelle's classroom teaching is always and intentionally trauma-informed.
For more information regarding individual yoga therapy sessions with Michelle please email your interest and inquiries.