Meet Michelle Young

C-IAYT Yoga Therapist
Mother | Yogi | Founder | Advocate for Accessible Learning

Michelle Young, the founder of MVP is in a white yoga studio. She is balancing on her hands with both legs in the air, horizontally to her right side. She has a large smile and is laughing.
A photo of Michelle, standing on a yoga mat with her left leg held straight out in front of her. She is using a band to hold her foot, and is smiling with her left hand on her hip.


My yoga practice began in 2004 in Kuwait after the birth of my oldest son. I was looking for a way to get back into shape while cultivating some balance in my life. I studied Ashtanga Yoga both privately with my teacher and independently for a decade before I decided to take my practice to the next level.

By that time my family had grown to five, and we had returned from life in the Middle East and settled back home in Austin, Texas. I studied privately with Shanti Kelley for two years, and during that time I completed my 500 hour advanced training in Alignment Based Vinyasa Yoga. I continue to deepen my practice through advanced studies in Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda, Spiritual Coaching, Metaphysic and Tantra Yoga. I grew professionally as a Yoga Therapist serving behavioral health, eating recovery, and cardiac rehab. I am currently a Yoga Therapist serving private clients and clinical careteams. I consider Richard Miller, Nischala Joy Devi, Leslie Kaminoff, and Monique Lonner to have been my most influential teachers. 

I teach public classes in Austin, Texas, I teach corporate classes and private classes as my schedule permits, and I host workshops and retreats. In spring 2020 I opened my first yoga studio on the campus of ACC at Highland. Our 2,400 square foot facility offers daily vinyasa classes, specialty classes, yoga therapy, and yoga teacher training. Our classes, yoga therapy sessions, and workshops are all donation based. I’m excited about the unfolding experience and grateful for all that brought me here. I look forward to connecting with you soon!



Michelle Young's Signature | My Vinyasa Practice

Michelle, Founder of My Vinyasa Practice

Michelle Young smiling in black top in front of the Mandala at My Vinyasa Practice in Austin Texas

Michelle Young is a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 500, and holds an M.Ed in Curriculum Development. She has been teaching in one capacity or another for almost 20 years, and she is passionate about creating authentic, accessible content that is both high quality and affordable. Absurdly high-quality yoga teacher training does not have to be expensive. Michelle developed the first online yoga school to offer unparalleled content at reasonable prices. She continues to produce online content to include CEUs, meditation training, and business development courses.

Read more from her on Stepping Into The Light.

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