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 the 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, Metaphysic and Tantra Yoga, and in my daily interaction with care teams in professional settings. I completed my Yoga Therapy Certification at The Soul of Yoga in San Diego, CA. I currently am a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist at Seaton Hospital servicing the cardiac rehabilitation unit. I consider Richard Miller, Nischala Joy Devi, Leslie Kaminoff, and Monique Lonner.
I teach public classes in Austin, Texas, I teach corporate classes and private classes as my schedule permits, and I host workshops and retreats. Most recently I hosted a retreat in Iceland and an intensive training in Ireland. In March of 2020 I will be opening a yoga studio and Yoga Therapy center on the campus of ACC at Highland. We look forward to welcoming the public in early spring.
Michelle, Founder of My Vinyasa Practice