Michelle Davis found yoga in 2014 seeking a form of fitness that was kinder to the body than Barre or working out on gym equipment. The journey began to offer so much more than she ever imagined possible. In 2015, she found herself enrolled in 200hr Yoga Teacher training while helping to manage Elite Yoga studio. She has completed 200hr certification in Vinyasa with Yin training. She often says “Yoga chose me”.
Michelle continues to attend many workshops and training's to enhance her teaching and be able to share with her students. Her next step will be to attend and complete her 500hr RYT. As an avid fitness enthusiast, Michelle has also completed a marathon benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma society and is also certified to teach Spin cycle and METAFIT HIIT.
Her favorite pastimes include outdoor yoga, SUP yoga, hiking and spending time with her Boxers Maggie and Bentley. Michelle is more than thrilled to be able to share her passion for yoga and meditation with the Mt. Yoga community.
Michelle instructs the following:
“Our goal in life is not to become perfect: but to become whole.” Bernie Clark
Yin Yoga has it’s roots as part of the original Hatha Yoga tradition. Yin Yoga combines the influences of Indian Yoga with Chinese Daoist practices and Western sciences to improve our health on many levels.Most forms of yoga today are dynamic, active practices designed to work only half of our body; the muscular half of our body. Yin Yoga allows us to work the other half; The deeper Yin tissues of our ligaments, joints and even our bones. Yin Yoga mobilizes and strengthens the joints, facia and connective tissue. The emphasis is on long-held poses.Yin Yoga is very supportive. Props are an important part of the Yin practice; therefore we use blankets, bolsters and straps. Props help the practitioner surrender to long held poses.After a Yin practice the body feels deeply relaxed as if the practitioner just experienced a message. Yin yoga will also help in finding a deeper expression in the vinyassa practice. The practitioner may also be able to experience have an ability to achieve a deeper expression of the poses