Namaste!

Michele has been teaching Hatha, Pregnancy, Yin and Heart Healthy Yoga in the Lancaster community including Lancaster General Health for over 15 years. With over 5000 hours of teaching and training experience, she brings her passion for Yoga to all the classes and workshops she teaches. She discovered yoga via 8 years of martial arts training and teaching in the 90’s. In 2001 she became a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and immerse herself in the study of yoga. She has completed Prenatal Teacher Training with Janice Clarfield to work with pregnant women and expectant couples. She has additional training in Anusara Prenatal Teacher Training with Sue Elkinds.

After taking her first Yin Yoga class in 2005 she became hooked. She continued extensive training in Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley and Paulie Zink. In 2012 she completed Level II Teacher Training with Sarah Powers Insight Yoga - Yin/Yang/Mindfulness Meditation.

Michele is an iRest (Integrative Restoration) Yoga Nidra Teacher-in-Training Level I, informed by the teachings of Richard Miller and the Integrative Restoration Institute. iRest Yoga Nidra is a researched-based meditation protocol that helps heal trauma and restore resiliency.

At the core of all Michele’s classes is the intention to cultivate mindfulness. To strengthen and stretch the body safely. The techniques you will be practicing are focus breathing, synchronized movement with breath, balancing outward effort with inner ease. Her classes are skillfully designed to relieve the cumulative effects of stress while toning the body, quieting the mind and rejuvenating the spirit.

CREDENTIALS
Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, Lenox MA
Janice Clarfield Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training
Sue Elkinds Anusara Yoga Prenatal Teacher Training
Stress Management Specialist Training – Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease
Sarah Powers Insight Yoga Teacher Training Level I & II
Paul Grlley Yin Yoga: Theory and Practice/Yoga Anatomy: The Joints
Richard Miller iRest Yoga Nidra Training
Erich Schiffman Freedom Style Yoga Workshop
Shiva Rea Embodying the Flow
Seane Corn Mind/Body Workshop
Gary Kraftsow Yoga Therapy – Viniyoga Workshop
Jason Crandell Yoga Workshop
Elise Miller Yoga for Back Care Workshop
Yoga Therapy Symposium Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
Tom Gillette Vinyasa Teacher Training Workshop
Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness: Foundation for Teaching and Learning Conference
Teaching Advanced Asanas (Postures) Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health