Michelle was first introduced to yoga as a child where she attended local Satyananda
classes in community centres on the Central Coast NSW with her mother.
She came back to yoga in her 30’s after major life changes with the desire to
deepen her meditation practice. She initially taught children’s yoga in 2006 and has been
teaching yoga to adults since 2012.
Michelle has completed yoga training with Byron Yoga- Purna Yoga and with Jo Phee- Yin Yoga. Michelle believes everyone can benefit from a regular yoga practice and her classes are suitable for all levels of fitness, all ages and are ideal for people with little or no yoga experience as well as experienced yoga students as you work at your own level.
Michelle’s traditional classes include postures, breathing practices and mediation. The Yin classes are mostly floor postures that work deeply into the body to release into joints, connective tissues and fascia to improve range of motion and flexibility. You relax into the posture rather than an active Yang approach and soften the muscles, coming to stillness. A Yin practices creates and environment for mindfulness mediation. The postures are generally held for 3-5 minutes. A weekly Yin yoga class is the perfect complement to a stronger Yang practice.
Some of the benefits you may experience from yoga are:
- Improve your muscle strength and posture
- Strengthen bones
- Increase Flexibility
- Release stress, anxiety and improve quality of sleep.
- Improve general well- being, including energy levels and immune system.
Michelle also has qualifications in nutrition, kinesiology & counselling and offers private sessions that focus on a holistic approach, combining counselling, yoga practices and nutrition to assist an individual heal on a physical, emotional and mental level.