Michelle wandered into her first yoga class in 1994, looking for a way to heal a broken body. At the time, she was working in marketing for a major bank, and her stress levels were significant. Just one class ignited a passion within her, and soon she was certified and began teaching throughout the Houston area. Guided by her love of teaching and her insatiable curiosity for healing the body, she sought out additional certification in holistic health, Thai Yoga, and the Yamuna® Method, including Yamuna® Body Rolling and Foot Fitness.
Michelle’s passion for serving others has guided her through more than 23 years of teaching classes and workshops. She also loves to provide mentoring in individual sessions. With a strong background in alignment-based yoga, she brings an extensive knowledge of the body to her teaching. Her detailed and precise instruction helps students gain a better understanding of their bodies and how to care for them, both on and off the mat.
Whether your focus is on overcoming an injury, increasing strength and flexibility, deepening your yoga practice or developing a greater sense of calm, focus and clarity in your life, Michelle will establish a partnership with you to bring about maximum transformation.
Additionally, as a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, Michelle offers one-on-one or small group mentoring to yoga teachers seeking more confidence in the classroom.
Michelle, ERYT500, YACEP, IYS, graduated from Texas A&M University with a BA in Speech Communications. She lives in Katy with her loving and supportive husband and three children along with their dog and two cats. She teaches primarily in Katy and West Houston, but is available to work in the greater Houston area as well.
— $90 for initial 90 minute session
— $80 per one hour session thereafter
* Ask about discounts for multiple sessions
Semi-private sessions (up to 3 people)
— $100 per one hour session
Finding your path as a teacher
You have finished your teacher training, but now what? We are not meant to walk this path alone, but to partner together to find support for our dreams and aspirations. In this program, we will discuss your desires as we peel back the layers of self to find the authentic voice you wish to share. This is more than a mentorship. It is a true partnership in growth to help you realize your highest potential as a person and as a teacher. We will partner together a minimum of three times per month in sessions via in-person, phone and video call, with email availability anytime throughout the term.
— 1 month partnership: $108
— 3-month partnership: $216
In addition to scheduled events, Michelle is available to present workshops on request. Please see below for examples of past workshop topics. This is by no means an inclusive list. Michelle will work with you to tailor the presentation to the needs of your group.
Yamuna® Body Rolling
— Save your hips/shoulders/spine
— Restoring balance in the lower leg for runners
— Building a sustainable body
Yamuna® Foot Fitness – Rebuilding the foundation from the bottom up
Enough! Wisdom from the sages on stopping the battle with food
Yoga for your type: Yoga and the science of Ayurveda
Unlocking the natural breath
Finding joy: Managing stress and anxiety for a fuller life
Healthy back at every age
Asana Lab: In-depth look at mastering the asana
— Demystifying the Dog: Down Dog and Up Dog
— Blissful backbends
— Developing a sustainable yoga practice
Connecting the Dots: Anatomy Trains® and Yoga
— The Art of Teaching
— Yoga for every body: Adjustments and modifications in yoga