MICHELE SMITH | As an amateur dancer and dance mentor, Michele has a great appreciation for every body’s beauty, strength and athletic ability. After enduring a serious accident and subsequent surgeries, Michele found yoga instrumental in healing physically and emotionally. When a family member was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Michele deepened her asana practice to explore spiritual connection and energy work while caring for him. Yoga has proven a constant companion in her ability to transform grief and loss in to awareness and expansion.
TRAINING | E-RYT 500. Michele completed 200hr Teacher Training with Val Spies and Karen Stephan in 2011. She continued her training obtaining another 300hrs of training in Yin, Prenatal Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Injury Recovery, Pranayama and more. Michele is an Usui Reiki Master Healer and Energy Worker since 1999. Her asana practice is enhanced with regular training and performance in Modern, Ballet and Hip Hop dance styles.
PRENATAL TRAINING | Michele received her Prenatal Yoga certification after studying with Jacci Gruninger of the Pranakriya Yoga: School of Yoga Healing Arts. Since 2012 it has been an honor to use the principals of yoga assist expectant mothers during their pregnancy and to prepare them for labor. It is incredibly fulfilling work to be a part of.
TEACHING STYLE | Michele’s style of teaching yoga focuses on the subtle/energetic body to encourage healing and transformation on a cellular level. Her classes and workshops make use of traditional movement and breath-work with attention paid to how a person functions as a whole.
Michele’s “Lay Low & Glow” offering can be found every Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Kodawari Studios 3965 S. Henderson Blvd., Suite C, Tampa, Fl 33629