My yoga practice began as an alternative to the rigorous physicality of traveling for work, hiking, going to the gym and running. I had no idea my journey would lead me to share the practice by becoming a yoga teacher. It’s funny how yoga works that way!
In 2016 I began practicing at Charlotte Family Yoga Center. I practiced the variety of classes CFYC had to offer including gentle, deep stretch and power classes. I immediately saw the benefits of a consistent practice. I also realized that I was becoming more patient and calm in stressful situations. My yoga was working off the mat! These mental and emotional benefits deepened my practice and made the decision to enroll in Teacher Training an easy one. I always have been drawn to helping people and wanted to spread the joy of the practice to others.
In 2017 I completed 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Diane Cevallos and Hollace Stevenson. It was a life-changing experience. To me, yoga is about synchronizing your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self. Every time I step onto my mat, I am in a place to freely be one with myself and in the present moment...my sanctuary. When I’m practicing, I’m content, open to the universe, and more accepting of myself.
My goal for my students is to support them by creating a nurturing and safe environment that empowers them in their yoga practice through their own personal exploration.
When I’m not practicing yoga you can find me reading, cooking, gardening, and spending time exploring with my husband and son. I am inspired by the feeling that there is something more out there to tap into within ourselves and each of us has the capacity to connect with that which we do not see. The yoga journey is a way in which we can tap deeper into ourselves and connect to something much greater. I wish to bring this awareness to my students as I continue on my yoga journey.
Michelle has completed:
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Diane Cevallos and Hollace Stephenson.