Michelle has been studying and practicing yoga for 15 years; experienced in styles such as Vinyasa, Hatha, Bikram and Shivananda Yoga. Michelle teaches classes that highlight purification, both physical and mental, through asana (postures) and pranayama (yogic breathing practices). She is passionate about guiding people toward a life long practice and creates well-balanced classes that leave the student feeling peaceful and defused. She honors yoga as healing beyond just the physical body, unifying mind, breath and spirit. As a teacher she creates a space for students to experience stillness and peace and carry that with them throughout their day. She is also a professional dancer and a fitness model in the bay area with training in Tango, Burlesque, and Belly Dance. Michelle’s teaching style promotes a healthy body and mind through poses that develop strength, muscle tone, flexibility, and relaxation. She creates well balanced classes that guide you through a practice of purification based on slow, steady breathing; leaving the student feeling energized, positive, and peaceful.