Hello Friend! I have been a teacher of Yoga for a good long while and I am super grateful for that. My classes tend towards vinyasa. My vinyasa can be gentle, sometimes more challenging and never the same (or so I have been told). When I take the seat of the teacher I feel as though I take a read on the students present and then offer a class designed to take you on a journey. My goal is to get you lost in the moment so that you find your Self. I want to leave you in a better place than when you came in. That is my design, that is my intention.
Find out more about me at michelefife.com.
When joining a practice with me as your guide, we'll move progressively through poses selected to open the body, create deep relaxation, and help students move into peace. A practice with me focuses on breath and individual experience in one's own body, so the student may explore the depth or krama that is appropriate for them. I love to offer variations in poses and the use of props so everyone can feel successful and meet themselves where they are today.
I like to sprinkle a little bit of humor with my teaching, and enhance the experience with music and essential oils.
Yoga allows me to create a peaceful space among the excitement of life. Through the practice of yoga, I can calm the mind by connecting with breath and draw your attention inward. I strive to bring awareness to the strength and flexibility of the body, also the areas holding stress, tension or fear. I like to offer new ways to let go and make space for new opportunities. My classes mainly follow a vinyasa flow, using my knowledge as a exercise physiologist to add elements of specific muscle activation and function. I like to build up to new challenges, have fun and creative classes, and integrate breath for a combination of building heat and keeping practice gentle and cool.
I have been blessed because yoga has been a part of my life since I was three years old, when I began to practice my mother. Being a certified yoga teacher has allowed me to pass on this love of yoga with students, and meet new friends along the way. I hope that when we practice together we can breathe deeper, explore new poses and in general feel better. My classes will often have a balance of vinyasa and yin postures, while incorporating music during the class. I encourage students to challenge themselves, while finding an appropriate balance with modification and prop usage.
I have been practicing yoga since college and loved how it made me feel strong, empowered, and relaxed all at the same time. When I teach, my goal is for my students to feel the same. My classes mainly follow a vinyasa flow, focusing on using your breath with the movement of your body. I encourage students to listen to their body and find what feels good. I love to offer modifications to guide students in their practice to ensure they are getting the full benefits of each pose. I try to make class fun and hope everyone leaves feeling better than they came.
I offer a practice that is mellow, slow, and mindful. My class offerings include asana, pranyayma (breath work), and meditation. I like to offer the use of props to support poses and hands on adjustments so students can experience the pose in a different way. My wish is for students to step off their mats feeling refreshed, nourished, and balanced.
I have found that practicing Yoga has given me a physical and spiritual balance deepening body/mind awareness. I use my knowledge to guide students to that place of comfort and peace within their own body. Yoga has become a way to share health and happiness with her students. I combine my background in education with gentleness and compassion honoring each student's strengths and challenges.
I come to you with years of knowledge & experience, not only in life but my passionate pursuit of Yoga as well. Within life’s unique classroom setting I love learning & growing because I believe “Life Is Our Classroom”. Creating a space of silence my approach to teaching yoga is to invite practitioners to explore and get to know their bodies through sensing, feeling and action as we move with breath in a variety of ways as well as remaining within stillness for further exploration. My consistent passion for expanding my reach through embracing my commitment to being a student of life. I live a full life enjoying my entrepreneurial spirit, marriage & grandchildren that add the perfect amount of spice to my life. I embrace all seasons of Michigan while enjoying reading, biking, hiking, CC Skiing, Snowshoeing & practicing my life’s passion yoga through living life
My yoga practice began many years ago following a back injury—it was my healer then and has continued to be a source of wellness for me ever since that time. I love to share the practice with others and to emphasize that yoga is for everyone and anyone. My classes tend toward vinyasa with a focus on deep, longer-held postures before the final relaxation. I like to offer fun, creative flows that gently challenge our perceived comfort zones in order to foster more comfort within our bodies and minds, both on and off the yoga mat.
Joyce has been practicing Yoga asana since 2005 and completed her 200RYT in 2016. Her goal is to welcome students into their own journey of self discovery. It is Joyce’s mission to inspire her students on their own journey of transformation. Joyce believes the practice of yoga can open the door to each individual’s authenticity and help them achieve their own personal goals.
Joyce’s studies in personal development and spiritual studies adds a depth to her teachings that allows her to customize her offerings for the individual student.
Shawna is a mental health therapist who is passionate about the healing powers of yoga. She was hooked after learning the benefits of yoga first hand and decided that teaching yoga would be the best way to share its virtues with others. She is trained in vinyasa yoga and loves developing gentle flows that balance flexibility and strength.
Sunday, April 15 at 11:30 AM - 12:30 PMSpring is the transitional season perfecting for cleansing the body and mind. Join me for a 9-11 day Spring cleanse to support immunity and wellness. You will learn about your dosha and be able to develop a lifestyle and diet plan to promote optimal health and wellbeing. I will guide you through each step of the way. This cleanse can be done remotely.
Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 AM - 11:45 AMYoga can play an important role in healing the body and mind. The practice uses therapeutic and restorative postures to help patients recover lost range-of-motion, flexibility, balance, strength and endurance. Research has show how breath and meditation can help improve recovery time and support the overall healing process.
November 10-17, 2018
Join Michele Fife for an amazing trip to beautiful St. Lucia, where we will study Yoga and Ayurveda from Anse Chastanet. This is St. Lucia's only resort property with the iconic view of both the Piti and Gros Piton mountains floating upon the Caribbean Sea. The location of the property is unsurpassed, a private estate of 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft-sand Caribbean beaches with pristine coral reefs just offshore. The resort property includes the historical plantation of Anse Mamin and Emerald Estate where the resort grows its own organic produce.
March 23-30, 2019
Join Michele for a grand escape to paradise in Bali!
Monday: 9am-10am (Michele)
Monday: 4:30pm-5:30pm (Joyce)
Tuesday: 10am-11am - Gentle (Michele)
Tuesday: 7pm-8pm (Melissa)
Wednesday: 9am-10am (Shawna)
Wednesday: 4:30pm-5:30pm (Michele)
Thursday: 10am-11am (Michele)
Thursday: 7pm-8pm - Gentle (Melissa)
Friday: 9am-10am (Michele)
Friday: 4:30pm-5:30pm (Joyce)
Saturday: 9:00am-10:00am (Courtney)
Sunday: 10am-11:15am (Michele)
Sunday: 6pm-7pm - Yin (Selene)
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