Michelle is a Movement + Motivation Coach, Reiki Master and RYT-200 Yoga Instructor based in Washington, DC. With a unique ability to blend studies of yoga, spiritual practice, mindfulness and science, Michelle is an intuitive teacher who will push you to your growth edges while she pushes herself to her own. Through thoughtful questioning, Michelle will challenge you to question yourself and your goals, encouraging you to pursue your fullest life, and supporting you with tools to get there. Born and raised in Nebraska, Michelle first had an interest in the medical field, but soon realized that education could serve as a tool for disease prevention. As a teacher in Washington, DC public schools, she works in communities of trauma to mentor young people in their pursuit towards the lives that they want. She blends her love of personal development and mindfulness with education through teaching a weekly children’s yoga class and serving on committees on mindfulness and Restorative Justice for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) for the District of Columbia. Michelle leads strategy and project management of community initiatives for lululemon. Her development of the Saturday morning yoga programming has received repeated recognition as one of Washingtonian’s Best Free Fitness options. She has been featured on Self-Helpless, a top 100 iTunes and Spotify podcast, to speak about Reiki and the power of positive thinking, and continues to seek opportunities to both teach and learn on the topics of alternative healing, spiritual practice and expanding consciousness.