- Yoga Teacher Training - Fryog graduated 2008
- Pre/Postnatal Yoga - Katy Appleton (appleyoga) graduated 2012
- Pilates Matwork - YMCA graduated 2013
- Yoga Anatomy - Ray Long (author of Yoga Mat Companion Series) 2015
- BSc Hons Sports and Exercise Science - Buckinghamshire University graduated 2017
Michelle has been practising yoga since 1997 which helped to enhance performance in other areas of exercise. Michelle has been a keen runner and exercise enthusiast since 1990 but has been active in sports since childhood. Michelle has trained in Martial Arts including Kickboxing, Karate and Kung Fu on and off over the past 28 years and found that Yoga helped greatly in reducing injury and enhancing performance. Michelle completed a two year teacher training course in classical hatha yoga in 2008, later qualified in Pre/Postnatal Yoga (2012) and a BSc Hons (2017) to gain further understanding in anatomy, physiology and how Yoga and exercise can be of benefit.
Specialist areas of interest are yoga for enhancing performance and reducing injury risk in runners and sports people, recovery post birth or from sports related injury and supporting people with special conditions.
The focus is on building students awareness of how the muscular system with breath and bandhas help to align the skeletal structure and create integrity in each pose. This ensures safety as well as building a strong foundation for the physical side of yoga whilst cultivating body awareness in-keeping with the principles of sthiratã and sukhatã. Pranayama (breathing techniques), Mindfulness, Meditation and Mudras also cultivate health and well-being, alleviate stress and encourage a calm and focused mind.