*Yoga Trail: please add Prana Vinyasa to your list of styles, thanks!*
Michelle Nayeli Bouvier is a Prana Vinyasa™ E-RYT 500 yoga instructor, Hoopdance pioneer, Advanced Certified AcroYoga teacher, Thai Yoga Therapist and dancer devoted to the art and science of embodiment.
Since 2002 Michelle Nayeli has taught full time at studios, conferences, festivals and retreats, including Wanderlust, Yoga Rocks the Butte, Divine Play AcroYoga Festival, Bhakti Fest, Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, Envision Festival, Beloved Festival, Burning Man, High Sierra Music Festival, Hoop Camp, Hoop Convergence, Sacred Circularities and more.
She is on the Teacher Training faculty of Āvāhana School of Yoga & Expressive Healling Arts, Balanced Action Yoga School, Hoop VinyasaTM, & (soon!) Samudra School of Living YogaTM. She is the creator and producer of EmBody Retreats, immersive training retreats that expand the definition of yoga and seek to empower practitioners to tune in to their innate intelligence, the root yogic teaching of Sahaja.
Blessed with amazing teachers on her path, Michelle is particularly grateful for Tim Miller, Tias Little, John Friend, Dr. Ranjani Cobo, the global AcroYoga tribe, and masters of dance- Kim Epifano, Jean Isaacs, Tonnie Sammartano, and Patricia Rincon. She bows to the teachers who have shared the deeper and still unfurling meaning of living yoga, Christopher “Hareesh” Wallis and Christopher Tompkins, whose immersions into Tantric Philosophy have changed her life, and especially to her Maha teacher and friend, Shiva Rea, whom she apprentice-assists regularly.
Always a student of embodiment, Michelle is currently studying to become an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, and continues her somatic education in the paradigm-shifting work of the Axis Syllabus Research Community, which is a huge influence in her teaching of safe, efficient, and sustainable biomechanics for all movement, from yoga to daily life.
Michelle maintains a private practice in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, specializing in customized, prescriptive yoga with a focus on supporting healthy, functional movement patterns, adaptability within the body-mind, and encouraging living in rhythm based in Ayurvedic principles.