Michele has been a student and teacher of yoga since 1998, having studied extensively in the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions and other lineages illuminating the path. Having a strong understanding of biomechanics & anatomy, she is known for her keen observation and ability to guide a student towards aligning the physical and energetic body. She brings to her classes a warm and engaging style that reflects her own internal understanding of the practice. She is an avid student of yoga philosophy, Sri Vidya Tantra, and the eight limbed path, and continues to study with her principal teacher Richard Freeman while regularly working with Rod Stryker and Doug Keller. She recognizes them with gratitude for their incomparable wisdom and generosity of spirit. Michele is the owner and director of The Yoga Space in Portland, Oregon, and teaches the 200 & 500 Yoga Alliance Certification programs. She is respected for her ability to cater the practice to the individual supporting recovery from injuries, and structural misalignment, as well as supporting deeper awakening and freedom in the subtle body. She practices Tibetan Buddhism as part of her spiritual practice, with Robert Thurman as her teacher and guide, and has attended a number of Kalachakra initations with HH The Dalai Lama.