Michelle is Director of Partnerships for Pure Edge Inc. Originally from New Jersey, Michelle completed her collegiate studies in Buffalo New York earning a BS in Sports Medicine, Minor in Sports Psychology and a Masters in Counseling & Human Services at Canisius College. Michelle has worked in her respective community in the public school setting, higher education, and the nonprofit sector.
Currently, Michelle teaches stress management at George Washington University and serves on the board of directors of local nonprofits.
Michelle before founding, directing, and serving on the board of YoKid (2007-2019), Michelle spent ten years working in the public school systems of Northern Virginia and Buffalo, New York. Her work with students has made her aware of the deep need for early cultivation of self-awareness in our society. “It is my belief that yoga can help children, as well as adults, reach their fullest potential.”
A desire to learn how to teach this practice compelled her to complete her 200-hour Holistic Teacher Training at Pure Prana in Alexandria, VA, Manju Jois’ Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training and the Radiant Child Yoga Program with Shakta Kaur Khalsa, and most recently, her 500-hour Teacher Training in Annapolis, MD.
Her eclectic training helps her appreciate yoga in both its traditional and modern forms for practitioners of all ages. Personally, her yoga practice has taught her to fully experience patience, love, joy, and appreciation of life’s journey. She has a Master’s in Counseling & Human services, and an undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine with a minor in Sports Psychology.
She hopes that YoKid…Stretch Your Limits will allow everyone in the community to benefit from this unique practice. Michelle believes in the power of kids yoga, and also believes that others can give back to the community with YoKid’s kids yoga teacher certification – literally, changing our society from the inside out!
Join us for a mindful movement class designed to help build strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, focus, and relaxation. Based on the principles of breathe, move, rest, this class is accessible to all.