michele shipley, E-RYT 500

Michele Shipley, E-RYT 500, was a dancer early on in her life, prior to transitioning to the corporate world. She discovered the power of yoga in 2002 and continued evolving in her practice as it became a healing mechanism for her chronic pain. Yoga has profoundly impacted Michele – providing not only physical pain relief but aligning the mind, body, and spirit connection. Michele completed a Forrest Yoga Teacher Training course in November 2005 in New York. She went on to complete Stephanie Keach’s Training in Asheville, N.C. in June 2007.

Michele’s compassion plays a significant role in her teaching, and she encourages her students to stay in the present, focusing on their breath as a channel to healing. Knowing first-hand the therapeutic benefits of yoga, Michele is committed to sharing her passion of yoga with the community. Her extensive global travels, as part of her corporate role, have also provided her with significant insight into the struggle to maintain balance from within. She is eternally grateful for the many influences that continue crossing her path and inspiring her journey.