Michelle began her study and practice of Iyengar Yoga in 1994 and began teaching in 2001. She is a core faculty member at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York, where she has taught since 2008, and is a level 3 certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. She has made many trips to RIMYI, the home Institute of Iyengar Yoga in Pune, India, to study with the Iyengar family and the other teachers there.
Michelle teaches students of all stages of life and abilities. She has taught prenatal Yoga and women’s classes, and for many years was a key teacher in the Specific Needs Class at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York. She has worked with students with many different conditions, helping them to have a healthy, positive relationship with their bodies. She loves to teach children.
Michelle’s teaching is strong and precise, blending physically demanding asana work with clear verbal instruction. Her aim is to lead her students while allowing them to stay connected to their own experience.
Her background as a dancer has given her insight into rhythm and movement, and how we connect with our bodies. Her classes are dynamic and insightful.
She says: “Come to class with curiosity and enthusiasm. Be patient—explore the process. The results will come in their own time.”