Michelle’s yoga classes are a blend of fun, upbeat flow and calming centering practice.  Appropriate for students of all levels, Michelle creates a fun and safe atmosphere with uplifting music and themes, clear demonstration, explanation and lots of options so each student can customize their experience on their mat.  Michelle has more than 15 years teaching experience, and regularly attends conferences, workshops and classes to further expand her understanding of dance and yoga and to refine her skills as a teacher.


Michelle began her yoga training in Denver, CO, and has continued in Rochester, NY and New York City, NY.  


Also a modern dancer and dance teacher, Michelle has a B.A. in dance from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY and an MFA in Dance from University of Colorado at Boulder.  


When not teaching yoga or dancing, Michelle can be found spending time with her family and two young children.  

Teaching Experience:

Yoga Instructor:  Yoga with Michelle, 2017- present

EastSide Wellness Center, Fairport Wellness Center

University of Rochester, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Dance and Movement 2016 - present

Inward Office, On-site corporate wellness and yoga instruction, various locations in Rochester, 2016 - present

YMCA of Rochester, Yoga Instructor, 2016 - present

Prana Yoga Rochester, Yoga Instructor, 2013 - 2016

Metropolitan State University of Denver, 2004 - 2009

University of Colorado, Boulder 2001-2005



RYT 200, CorePower Yoga, Denver, CO, 2004.  Training led by Alanna Kaivalya, Hansa Knox, Dave Porter, and Brandon Cox.

2017 - Somatics and Dance Conference, Geneva, NY.

On-going and in progress - Katonah Yoga Independent Training, including workshops at the Studio (Bowery), NYC, NY and Sky Ting with Abbie Galvin, Mary Dana Abbott, Dara Sendowski, Elena Brower.

YogaWorks, NY, NY.  Vinyasa Yoga teacher training led by Vinnie Marino.

On-going: many classes and workshops in Rochester, NY, with many expert teachers including Leslee Trzcinski, Susan Smelt, Karyn Lederman, Michael Amy, Aimee Connors, Tara Sullivan, and Francios Raoult.

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