Michelle has been practicing yoga since 2003. Although she’s tried many different types of yoga, she has the strongest affinity for an Ashtanga/Vinyasa-based practice. This style gives her joy, peace, and a sense of playfulness, all things reflected in her teaching style. She has a great knowledge for modifying poses to suit any body and its needs, and is keenly able to balance ease and intensity.
Michelle first trained in 2005 with Jabariyoga, and has been teaching since. To deepen her knowledge and her practice, Michelle completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance training at Awaken Yoga in 2013 and is currently continuing her studies in a 300-hour training. She has been blessed with the opportunity to study with Jabari Hakeem, Michael Aronoff, Beryl Bender Birch, and many other wonderful teachers.
In addition to her yoga practice, Michelle is an avid kick boxer and loves the way the two practices work together to help maintain optimal health and fitness. One of her most rewarding teaching experiences has been bringing the body wisdom of yoga to her fellow kick boxers especially her Sensei who competes on a national level. Michelle is the proud mother of three beautiful daughters who keep her busy with their many sports, educational and social activities. She is also a very active member of the Farmingdale Schools PTA.