Michele brings a unique perspective to the yoga community through her life experiences as a mother, yoga teacher, and many years in the healthcare industry as a PharmD who practiced in hospitals such as Piedmont, Emory University, and Shepherd (Spinal) Center (Atlanta). She is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Although she has practiced many different types of yoga for over 25 years, her main focus is Aerial Yoga as she discovered it in 2013 and instantly loved it as it provided instant relief from her neck and upper back pain from a skiing injury many years before. As yoga has drastically improved her quality of life, she felt it was too beneficial physically, mentally, and spiritually not to share it with others. She loves constantly expanding her understanding of these ancient practices of yoga, and is always in a process of learning and teaching.
Michele’s classes are fun, informational and experiential in nature. Each session is a guided journey through the body, using the breath, and inviting the mind to align, creating union of the three. She understands through her own yoga journey, that wherever we can bring alignment of asana and quality of breath into a practice, the mind will follow, bringing inner peace and bodily intelligence. As her yoga journey progressed, she found another passion teaching kids yoga as it is a practice of connecting to the inner child within us all, inviting play and joy in, lighting the path to our own divinity. For it is not a matter of if magic exists or not, it’s that we search.
She co-owns 2 yoga businesses with her spouse; Flying Beach Yoga and Kula Yoga Kids. Both have their own websites of the same name and can be found on multiple social media sites.
Flying Beach Yoga is a mobile yoga studio that offers floor and aerial practices, live music services, along with many yoga products, services, workshops (and CEUs for yoga professionals), and teacher trainings available both virtually and in-person, traveling to festivals and studios.
Kula Yoga Kids is an outreach program for the kids in Volusia County Schools from preschool to high school, bringing yoga, mindfulness, and meditation practices to the kids both virtually and in-person at the school campuses. More information about any of the above services, visit www.FLyingBeachYoga.com or www.KulaYogaKids.com.
Michele also holds the following certifications:
PharmD - Mercer University - 1999
Aerial Yoga Certification - 120 hours - CIrcusoul
200 hr RYT - Yogacara
Kids Yoga Certification - Cosmic Kids Yoga
Aerial Vinyasa Flow Certification - Circusoul
Restorative Yoga 40 hour Certification - Altamonte Springs Yoga
Bryan Kest 40 hour In Depth Power Yoga Training
Prenatal Yoga Certification - White Crow Yoga
670 hour RYT - YogaU (Altamonte Springs)
IAYT accredited 30 hour cert for Meditation Immersion for Yoga & Wellness - Aum Home Shala