Michelle Trabelsi’s love for intense physical & mental discipline originated over 24 years ago in the Martial Art of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan, where her daily practice embraced mindfulness though intense mental focus & balance.
Michelle began teaching power yoga over 15 years ago. She incorporates the philosophy of Soo Bahk Do into her teachings such as, the importance using the breath for power, focus & balance. She blends vinyasa & hatha into a style of yoga she calls Power Flow & Balance, with much focus on alignment and emphasis on complete mind & body presence, while stressing the importance of awareness of one’s own physical limitations.
Michelle, a lululemon legacy ambassador, is a Yoga Alliance approved 200/hour school. She is also the creator of Bootie Camp Yoga®, a power yoga-based fitness format that you can find in fitness centers throughout Southern California, Las Vegas, and several other states. Michelle’s Bootie Camp Yoga® was featured in the Spring 2015 issue of American Fitness Magazine and two San Diego News channels.
Michelle has taught all aspects of group fitness for two decades, including the art of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan (she holds 2 back belts), Boot Camp & Boxing. Michelle has chosen to dedicate her teachings solely to her yoga practice, inspiring others to not only incorporate yoga into their daily life but inspires them to teach, and has been known to offer scholarship for those who have a deep desire to teach, but cannot afford tuition.
Michelle, 53, is a mother of 3 & enjoys outdoor activities, including cliff climbing, hiking, backpacking, kayaking & paddle boarding. She is also an up & coming Artist. She is most inspired by brilliant colors & depth, as you will notice in backgrounds of the abstract paintings she creates, and that will soon be seen on yoga mats & apparel.
Michelle is passionate about using her yoga platform raise awareness for a worthy cause. 7 years ago, she created Temecula Yoga 4 HOPE in the Vines, where over 100 practitioners gather together for a morning practice that benefits City of HOPE cancer research. She also volunteers her time to help those who are at-risk of homelessness through the charity Project Touch.