Michelle began practicing yoga consistently in 2005 while living in bustling Saigon, Vietnam. She received her teaching certification in 2008 at It's Yoga in San Francisco with Larry Schultz, a charismatic, inspiring and thoughtful practitioner of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Since 2008, she has been teaching yoga in Asia which has included regular group, private and corporate classes, organizing retreats and special events, hosting international instructors and working with resorts in the region. Complementing her yoga practice, Michelle also practices therapeutic massage privately after receiving her 700 hour massage therapy training nestled among the unique beauty of the red rocks at the Sedona School of Massage in Arizona. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Deep Tissue, Myofascial Techniques, Neuromuscular Trigger Point, Swedish, Shiatsu and Polarity therapy.
Michelle's classes are geared for all levels. Encouraging a beginner's mind, focus on breath, safe alignment and modifications, while keeping a playful and curious spirit.
Relocating to Huntington Beach at the start of 2015 after a decade living outside of the US has been refreshing and surprisingly exotic for this California native. What better place to land and root down a new home base! Michelle is enjoying getting to know the community, smelling the sea air, getting sand in between her toes and mud under her boots as often as possible.
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