Michelle began her yoga journey almost 15 years ago as she was seeking to find balance in life. It was when she was living in Los Angeles when she discovered the beautiful practice of Hatha Vinyasa yoga and meditation. Through yoga she was able to connect with a part of herself that she thought she had forgotten due to the busyness of corporate life. Her interest and love for the practice has grown exponentially since 2004, and upon moving to Perth in 2007 she found her ‘yoga home’ at The Yoga Space where she practiced in the Mysore program. She has traveled to Mysore, India on several occasions to practice under the guidance of Ashtanga lineage holder R.Sharath Jois at KPJ AYI. Michelle has undertaken the Hatha Vinyasa Yoga teacher training at The Yoga Space with Dr. Jean Byrne and Rob Schutze.
Her deep interest in the diverse application of mindfulness practice in the various facets of life has propelled her to create Inspired Path, a wellness and leadership coaching practice that focuses on providing wholistic approach to individual and organisational coaching, influenced by evidenced based mindfulness practices and proven leadership methodologies. Through Inspired Path, Michelle established Inspired Girls , a leadership program for girls ages 8 - 18. Having lived through hardship as a young girl, coupled with over 20 years business experience, and having first hand experience in management and leadership, Michelle understands the importance of exploring leadership qualities as a path way to understanding ones passions, and strengths. She hopes that through this program young girls can begin to build positive self esteem, confidence and have the ability to find their inner voice as they weave through the changes and challenges in life.
Michelle is also Co-Founder of Mindful Birth, a Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia accredited Pregnancy and Post natal yoga teacher training course, and has completed a Diploma of Childbirth Education. She travels around Asia and Australia to deliver Mindful Birth teacher training course for almost a decade to help empower women and families as they navigate life from pregnancy, birthing and parenting.
A life long learner, Michelle continues to study from leading mindfulness teachers and researchers and is currently pursuing post graduate studies on Leadership and Coaching at Charles Sturt University. She has a Bachelors degree in Science Physics.
She is a Level 2 Member of Yoga Australia and E-RYT500 & RPYT with Yoga Alliance. Michelle resides in Sydney with husband James and her vibrant 8 year old daughter Cassy.