For Michelle, yoga has been a long process of coming home to herself and building a sense of self-love and care, a practice that she cultivates every day. Yoga has been Michelle’s most powerful tool for self-knowing and self-soothing and she holds a great passion for sharing these gifts with others. Michelle hopes to share a piece of her peace with her students through teaching yoga.
Michelle completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2018 at Rubber Soul, and graduated from Berry College as a Bachelor of Animal Science in 2017.
Outside of yoga, Michelle’s interests include the great outdoors, reading, horseback riding, playing mandolin, art, and music.
Where are you from? West Point, New York
How long have you lived in Athens? Two years
What’s your passion? Holding space for vulnerability
Favorite book? Game of Thrones
Favorite movie? The Lorax
Favorite restaurant? Maeopole
When did you start practicing yoga and why?
I started practicing yoga in 2013 when a friend from out of town came to visit and showed me a yoga sequence in my living room. At this time in my life, I was very curious about mindfulness activities like yoga and meditation, so I opened myself up to learning what Rachel had to teach.
What’s your favorite yoga style?
How long have you taught yoga? What inspired you to teach?
I have taught yoga since May 2018. I wanted to become a yoga teacher to deepen my own practice and be a resource to others on their yoga journeys.
What’s your advice to someone who is new to yoga?
My advice is not to rush. Move slowly. Allow yoga to heal you at your own pace.
What is your favorite pose?
Half Moon Pose
What’s your favorite class to teach at M3? Favorite to take?
My favorite class to teach is Rocket. My favorite class to take is Hot Power Flow.
What do you enjoy most about M3?
The most treasured aspect of M3, to me, is interacting with other yogis!.