Michele Hébert, E-RYT-500 is a master Raja Yoga and meditation teacher, natural nutritionist, personal trainer, author, presenter, and internationally recognized leader in mind-body-spirit integration. She pioneered the teaching of yoga and meditation for health benefits in the varied fields of medicine, fitness, education, the spa industry, and the corporate wellness arena.
Michele has been teaching yoga, meditation and breathwork for over thirty years. Her work emphasizes the inner practices of Raja Yoga, including a focus on meditation as a spiritual pathway to develop optimal health and full human potential.
Michele was personally trained by Raja Yoga Master Walt Baptiste, who bestowed upon her the sacred title Raja Yoga Guide. She has also been initiated into the Himalayan Tradition by Swami Veda Bharati and into the Tibetan Yoga by The Dalai Lama.
Michele developed the first meditation-based stress management program at the renowed Scripps Clinic and currently teaches a meditation course at the University Of California San Diego. She also served as adjunct professor at the United States International University.
Michele teaches meditation practices for health benefits, inlcuding healing methods to enhance the immune system, and she works individually with people who have health challenges and life-threatening illnesses.
A former competitive bodybuilder, Michele has been teaching an integrated approach to fitness, nutrition and wellness throughout her career. She has been a presenter and author for IDEA, the International Association of Fitness Professionals. Michele and her husband, Mehrad Nazari, are featured presenters at the groundbreaking annual Inner IDEA conference, which showcases visionary mind-body-spirit integration research and techniques for health and fitness professionals.
Michele was the 1996-98 media spokesperson for The American Council on Exercise (ACE) in the area of mind-body integration, and she is a frequent author and contributor to professional journals and health magazines, providing expert advice int the areas of consciousness, fitness, healing, yoga, and the spa industry.