I took my first Ashtanga yoga class in January of 2003 with Natasha Teran. Finding myself lucky with an amazing teacher, I have been practicing with Natasha consistently since then. After the first few years of practice, Natasha brought me to meet her teacher, Tim Miller. Tim then began to share the role of guiding my yoga practice. Soon I began subbing classes for Natasha which led me to begin the 1st series teacher training with Tim Miller. I was given my first class to teach two days after the training ended. A feeling of destiny accompanied me.
Beginning my teaching career while working full-time at Whole Foods, has over the years, slowly progressed to only teaching. I feel very lucky. It has been an amazing journey so far, happy and thankful that yoga never ends and continues to change and grow inside of me.
“I have been a dedicated student of Michelle’s since I met her a year and a half ago, and have been a committed yogi for about 18 years, as well as a teacher since 2007. Michelle is so committed as both teacher and student, and it shows up in the classroom. She truly embodies both stillness and ease (sthira sukham) in her own asana (postures), pranayama (breath work), and drishti (gaze). She pushes my limits and challenges me immensely, yet I still feel safe and guided, and her adjustments are spot on! Michelle has a great intuitive sense of her students needs, and is always taking requests and able to assist a wide range of levels in one classroom with admirable grace. I have grown much stronger in both mind and body since I started practicing with Michelle, and it is reflective in my Spirit!” – Amanda Morrow