Keeping it REAL on and off the mat since 2007
Michelle Shipley aka Ship/Shipley founder of Mothership Yoga . In 2015 Ship + Valerie Giles RYT 500 met and together they Co-Founded Mothership School of Yoga offering Yoga Alliance Accredited Hatha Yoga 200 hour and Advanced Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Trainings in London, Ontario, Nicaragua, and USA.
Shipley offers Interdisciplinary Yoga, suitable for beginners and 55+, in studio, gym, corporate, vacation and retreat settings.
"In yoga we are asked to check our egos at the door – this I can do, but, I travel with my sense of humour!"
In January 2007 Shipley traveled to Nosara, Costa Rica to study under world-renowned yogis, Don and Amba Stapleton Phd, at the Nosara Yoga Institute. There she became certified as a Yoga Alliance recognized Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher. More recently her studies have included workshops and master classes in Ashaya Yoga lead by Todd Norian in Arlington VA and Anusara Yoga with Amy Ipoliti in Nosara, Costa Rica, Rod Stryker Para Yoga,Tiffany Kruickshank Yoga Medicine, and with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee.
With a 15 year television production career under her belt she is a logistics wizard! Planning, feeding and moving TV crews around big cities while handling talent have been the right training for hosting & entertaining yogis on retreat.
Shipley is a foodie by nature honing her skills in the areas of clean eating. She is a contributor to www.hotpinkapron.com and is regulary featured in the National Post Gastropost pages. She can be found in the kitchen most days with her 12 year old daughter trying new recipes.
Shipley masterfully creates menus for Mothership Wild & Wellness Retreats. She speicalizes in preparing delicious plant based, dairy and gluten free dishes. She is happy to report that no one goes away from her table hungry or unsatisfied!
Ship is currently living in London Ontario where she loves guiding yogis through their 200 hours Yoga training and as the Director of Yoga she can be found offering public classes at Compass Rose Wellness Inc.