What do you love most about the yoga?

There is so much I love about this yoga. If I had to narrow it down to one thing, I’d say the security and confidence I have in it to keep me healthy. I’m so blessed to have had this tool over the past 20+ years. The value it brings is immeasurable. I lean on it for health in every area of my life – I’m grateful.

What do you love most about teaching?

Overall, teaching is one of the most incredible vocations. Teaching this yoga is both a privilege and a responsibility. I love how, when on the podium, I witness a diversity of people working hard together to improve, confront, heal, restore, validate, and best yet, self-realize. Being in a community that genuinely wants more out of themselves and their lives is the best place on earth to be. I love that I get to teach in this environment. I learn, and I’m inspired.

Michele leads a yoga class

Michele teaches to a full class of yogis in Savasana.

One thing you might not know about me is…

I used to ballroom dance as a hobby, and I’m picking it back up again. I’m also very intrigued by baking and am pushing myself to learn more and loving it!

Favorite quote about yoga:

“Yoga maintains youth long. It keeps the body full of vitality, immune to diseases even at an old, old age,” said Bishnu Charan Ghosh. I love this quote as I age. I often think of how Bishnu knew this, as it’s so full of hope to those of us moving into the second half of our lives. This quote is almost 100 years old, and it’s so profound, regardless of the times in which we live. I love it; I hope others read it on our wall and let those words soak in every day.

How would you describe your teaching style?

Full of compassion with tons of energy, and completely present for you!