Michele has been practicing yoga for more than 12 years. As a child, she was a gymnast and dancer who loved the freedom and meditation of such movement. As she grew older, she missed the physical and mental centering that her earlier experiences brought her. Originally, that is what drew her to yoga. Today, her practice has expanded and deepened after years of learning from several gifted and knowledgeable teachers. In July 2013, she completed an intensive 200-hour teaching certification program through The Yoga Paradigm in Nosara, Costa Rica. She enjoys helping students discover for themselves the physical and mental benefits of yoga. Off the mat, Michele is a writer and English teacher. In her free time, she is outside as much as possible enjoying everything nature offers.